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Just about to start assembling my 4 lane Tomy AFX track for the first time, do any of you guys out there have any preference as to what you use to identify different lanes. A good friend of mine has used spray paint touch-up pens which have worked really well but I am sure that I had read on this forum somebody had use a special coloured tape??

Any suggestions most welcome.

Lee
 

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Depends how big your track is.

I simply used normal household paint (I bought the little match pots for £1 each) and then dipped the head of a nail into some excess that gathers on the inside of the lid and put down a perfect round dot adjacent to the lane.

They've been on there for years and never cracked or been washed away. This is a very quick method and requires little practice to get your dots all the same size and at regular intervals.

Whatever you use, make sure it's neat and tidy... otherwise you'll spoil a good looking track.





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For HO track we use paint pens, they seem to give a subtle but effective finish on HO track. It is much quicker to do than tape, and looks better in my opinion. The width of the tape works better with 1/32nd, with HO it looks too 'intrusive'.

Most HO clubs use white (or green) - blue - red - yellow





Although it looks good to have the lines go around the whole track, bear in mind with bends you will be limiting your options from four to just one. You could consider using the same 8mm 'dots' that are used on the cars for the bends.
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 30 May 2011, 04:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

How did you do the "finish line" checkered strip?
It looks more like a tape or decal than paint. Or was it originally on the track to begin with?

I have an idea I am working on for a finish line gantry and wanted to add the checkered finish line to the track.

Many thanks for sharing.
Cheers!
 
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