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I'd love to do the Pancake Cup on a scenic track, at least the scenery might stand a chance of surviving, I'd make some scenic sections but the problem I have is storing them, at home I have both 1:32 and HO track so my scenery consists of trees which can be either scale, they're also cheap but time consuming to make.

Polymorph plastic is good for making banks and hills out of, but the paint doesn't stick very well to it, I probably need to use a plastic primer. The polymorph is impact resistant though and doesn't create dust.

Deane, I like the way that track is painted, very good.
 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 13 Oct 2011, 10:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It might be possible to have some sections like that, in time, at the Kent track. It 'just' needs the scenery guys to go down there and donate their time/skills.

I'd exercise extreme caution with grass etc. The stuff I use is railway scenics grass on a roll, and even after having 18 months for the loose fibers to work free, and having been sprayed with copious amounts of hair spray, I'm still concerned that should a car deslot there's a huge amount of minute sub millimeter long debris waiting to clog the motor and gears
I've gone with trackside functional debris fencing partially to overcome this, and keep the cars well away from it in the corners.
 

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Mat, when I did my RC track I used the loose scatter grass material and glued it with a thin wash of PVA and then vacuumed the excess up. The material has been stable for 6 years with only a few bits coming loose(see the pic below)



 

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QUOTE (montoya1 @ 13 Oct 2011, 16:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Mat - I was more thinking about the kerbs and racing lines.

Ah, see what you mean Deane!

QUOTE (yakboy @ 13 Oct 2011, 17:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Mat, when I did my RC track I used the loose scatter grass material and glued it with a thin wash of PVA and then vacuumed the excess up. The material has been stable for 6 years with only a few bits coming loose(see the pic below)

I love those pics, YB! I have a long history of ****ing up scatter, railway ballast etc. You mention it, I've ballsed it up (too much PVA, too little PVA, lifting of said scatter on brush etc etc)
I think the scenic matting is just about getting to the 'safe' stage on my layout, and it's good for creating 'muddy' patches too by scraping back to the paper.

We'll see after this weekend!
 
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