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N-GAUGE TRAKMAT LAYOUT

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Hornby Railmaster

Having replaced the Ez-command and the two command companions with the Hornby Elite and the two Select units I just had to try Railmaster!   First off I tried using it with a Samsung N110 Notebook and it does work but the screen really is too small, OK to use sort of but a bigger screen would be much better, so I treated myself     There are a number of Multi-Touch screens available which all say Windows 7. I believe that they need Windows 7 for the multi-touch function. Railmaster work

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Change of DCC controller

Where to begin?   Thomas& Friends has been running for a while now using the EZ-command and two command companions at the front of the layout, which has proved very good, a few problems arise, when lots of button presses at once corrupt things, nothing a power cycle can't solve!   I have bought tried and tested and sold on many DCC controllers for use on the layout but nothing really seemed as simple and straight forward as the EZ-command. As the layout has expanded and I have a few mor

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Put In My Place!

How typical is that!! Not updated the Thomas Blog for ages then lots all at once!   Mansfield Exhibition was excellent and the layout got mobbed as usual. It really is nice to watch all the faces of the children playing trains.   What fascinates me is when a few of the children start playing who are autistic and they put their head in a certain position to watch the trains just run by. I wonder just what it is that they are seeing or what it is that they pick up on that they need to see,

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Time For a Refresh

I had forgotten I had written a blog about Thomas & Friends!!!   I hadn't really done much on the layout until the end of 2010 start of 2011 where I went round and upgraded the grass to static grass and generally made the layout a little neater for the Mansfield exhibition.   While I was doing it I thought about extending the layout so keeping within my initial reasons for building the layout I went to the Hornby track plans book 11th edition and built the TraKMat extension 3 layout "Th

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Thomas & Friends N-gauge TrakMat layout

Thought I'd post another blog to see how it works and to include my Thomas and Friends exhibition layout.   Sometime ago, reading one of the forums I came across this:   "Just got back from the WHOLE day at the show, we were reasonably pleased with the layouts present although, many of them seemed a long way off what I remember exhibition standards used to be, but it is around 7-8 years since I last attended a Model show, I enjoyed the trade presence and found lots of little goodies but no m

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