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hi all, i,m having problems sorting track out as in early issues, in issues 2&3 there is a list but does not match up.is anyone else having this trouble or am i missing summat.any help appreciated.cheers billy
 

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Hello billy.

What problems are you having?
I am not sure which list you are refering to. if you can give us sopme idea of your intended track plan then maybe we can halp.

I asume you are working on a small layout and you are going for set track. this has rigid sleepers to keep things simple.
In the UK there are really 2 flavors to choose from. Peco and Hornby.

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hi pedro,in issues 3&4 it gives a track plan and list of parts for small layout horndale.aprox 4ft square.i thought what a good excuse to have a running in layout.on trying to configure it with hornby virtual railway i cant get it to join up with thier list of honby parts . cheers for any help billy
 

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QUOTE (61215 billy carver @ 3 Mar 2008, 15:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi pedro,in issues 3&4 it gives a track plan and list of parts for small layout horndale.aprox 4ft square.i thought what a good excuse to have a running in layout.on trying to configure it with hornby virtual railway i cant get it to join up with thier list of honby parts . cheers for any help billy

Hi Billy,

I seem to remember that there was a slight problem getting it all to match up based on the details given to us by the chap who built the layout, but Mike Wild managed to sort it out and using some shorter pieces, managed to get it to work. I'll get in touch with Mike this evening and see if he can offer the solution you are looking for.

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hi black5man,id very much appreciate that thank you its near the top of the plan between the 2 curved points im mainly having problems
cheers for any help,it looks a handy layout for running in.cheers
 

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QUOTE (61215 billy carver @ 5 Mar 2008, 13:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi black5man,id very much appreciate that thank you its near the top of the plan between the 2 curved points im mainly having problems
cheers for any help,it looks a handy layout for running in.cheers

Billy,

If I can work out how to post it I've got the right track plan here with all the components.

Apparently the file is larger than the 500k I am allowed.

Anyone got any suggestions?

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QUOTE (61215 billy carver @ 5 Mar 2008, 13:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi black5man,id very much appreciate that thank you its near the top of the plan between the 2 curved points im mainly having problems
cheers for any help,it looks a handy layout for running in.cheers

Billy,

Sorry for the delay - a few technical problems which Doug has kindly helped me with.

Here is the plan:



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Hi

I am currently building the Paul Lunn version of Horndale as I think it is more interesting. I have already built the baseboard out ot 6mm MDF supported by 2x1 framing. To me the Horndale layout in Hornby magazine looks dull and interesting. I purchased the track (peco) from the list in the excellent book Model Rail Planing and design by Santona Publications. Also purchased all the buildings recommended by Paul Lunn. After several days and drinks the track would just not line up!. I seemed to have a spare piece left. I letter to Paul Lunn via Santona brought me the correct configuration for the setrack. I agree it is tight, but if you want a simple layout in a small space. The baseboard is not square but contoured as Pauls diagrams in the book. I have used the Guagemaster underlay and hope to post some images soon. The only problem so far is that the Hornby Goods Shed is very tight so I will have to put a radius 3 curve and increase the baseboard on the left hand bottom corner.
 

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hi spanner,hope to see your efforts for more inspiration.what size are you talking about??? is it smilar to horndale???i just want a small roundy roundy for running in. cheers billy
 

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QUOTE (61215 billy carver @ 24 Mar 2008, 12:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi spanner,hope to see your efforts for more inspiration.what size are you talking about??? is it smilar to horndale???i just want a small roundy roundy for running in. cheers billy

Hi Billy

The baseboard is about 1m square but curves slightly at the front to the left hand corner and there is also a slight curve upto the top right hand corner. I just thought it looked more interesting in Paul Lunns drawing on page 18 of the Model Railway Planning & Design Handbook.

I have not laid the track yet but did a dummy run in the sommertime, and it is very tight !. I just wanted a small simple layout to start with. I have purchased quite a few railway items over the years. Including N guage and a few bits of triang TT.

will send some photos when weather is better.

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Has anyone actually gone ahead and created this little gem? Would be interested in any thoughts, comments or even photo's if any have been taken. Cheers
 
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