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All the information about set extension packs are on the Hornby website and the link below takes you straight to the info:-

http://www.hornby.com/pages/prod_disp.aspx...y1=40&x=56&y=16

The Thomas Set that you have purchased has an oval with radius 2 curves and the following track mat plan in. There is a special R9080 Track Pack 6 for Thomas which extends the layout beyonds packs 1-5 above it would appear:-



In terms of value the track packs do save you money however it is possible to buy track at discounted prices. It is also possible to buy track packs at discounted prices! You really have to do your own research here however overall track packs should save you money.

Have a good Xmas!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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I suspect that a lot of Thomas devotees use the Track Mat that comes with the set which is designed for the 6' x 4' board mentioned previously.

A bit of trivia for you. Did you know that the Hornby Track Mat is the largest single photographic print in the whole world with no seams! Bet you didn't know that!

For a working layout with plenty of operating potential it is hard to beat the plan designed by Hornby especially with its modular format.

However, would anybody like to offer suggestions for improvement?

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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QUOTE It's not hard to source seamless photographic prints of 8' x 4' or even 10' x 6' and even larger, super colossal ones are available to those who really want them.

This is not in dispute. However you may find that the production process is multi stage when you investigate further. The Hornby Track Mat is believed to be the largest single photographic print available for sale to the general public worldwide!

If you know of something bigger then please advise. I am curious and no doubt Hornby will be too!

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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