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A year ago we moved from Norwich to Weymouth, on the south west coast. It has been a busy year and I have only just found time to consider whether to build a replacement for my previous 1/43 rally track, 'Little Monte', or even whether to continue with the hobby at all.

Having decided to give it a go, I had to think about what kind of layout I could fit into my much smaller 8' x 6' shed. It was fairly easy for me to decide to hang it around the shed walls, as this is how I built the original 'Little Monte'.

Like many of us these days, I have very little spare cash to spend on my hobbies, so this layout will be made with whatever materials that I can get cheaply, or for free. The main support structure consists of several 5' x 6" x 13mm plywood planks I bought on Facebook Marketplace for 2 pounds each.
The track at the Highest level is flattened Carrera Go looped track. This gives a slightly bumpy surface, but the cars have no problems with it. The track surface on the turns/bends, are, so far, made of 2 layers of 3mm hardboard, screwed and glued to the plywood bases. Most of the cutting out was done with a jigsaw, including the slots. I have bought a small sheet of 6mm MDF from B&Q for some of the other track sections, but this is an expensive way to do it. No hardware or diy shops in Weymouth offer a cutting service, so using 9 or 12mm MDF and a router is not very practical. Inexpensive self adhesive copper tape is used for conducting rails.

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Lloyd, that is a great start!
will you be using painted plastic track for more parts?
Thanks Peter, I do not plan to use more plastic track, unless I run out of wood, but it could happen.

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Thanks Peter, I do not plan to use more plastic track, unless I run out of wood, but it could happen.

Regards, Lloyd.
As it turned out, I didn't like the noise or the bumpiness of the plastic sections, so I have replaced these sections with wood. I should have a new video tomorrow, fingers crossed.

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Since our house move about a year ago, we seem to be constantly busy, so this little project is moving
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slower than I had hoped.

I have added some sections and, of course, done some testing.

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Hello Aki, I don't think the is a Fulvia in the box at the moment, but I still have the mould. I will make a list of the shells I do have and send it to you. As usual, you are welcome to any that you want to build!

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