Started off with. a sheet of MDF, called in a favour from a friend who cut it to size for me. I primed it and let dry, too wet to do it outside so we had to have the door open for two days!!
painted the colours in that I wanted and sprayed an acyrillic sealer on, another favour from a friend!
I glued all the tracks down, except the bridge because I wanted to stick it in flat behind the couch. Eli loved it, he loves little bits to play with and his nanny in Dublin gave him a train set with over 100 pieces for Christmas so this was perfect. He throws himself on the ground and plays with it for hours, totally worth the effort and I saved myself about €120! Sweet!