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Old 5th March 2017, 9:08 PM   #106
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Very cool. Love the technique on the fences and the brick walls. Can't wait to see more!

This was our setup over christmas:





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Old 6th March 2017, 8:34 PM   #107
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Very cool. Love the technique on the fences and the brick walls. Can't wait to see more!

This was our setup over christmas:

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nice one! I love the idea of Carrera track - being able to use both 1:32 and 1:24 cars- but you do need a WHOLE lot of space if you want a big layout - that is for sure.

If you are interested in modelling, there a quite a few nice 1:24 static models out there - perfect to paint up and stick on a universal chassis. I have a 1:24 72 Toyota Celica sitting in the garage just begging to be converted into a slot car
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Old 7th March 2017, 8:31 AM   #108
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OKAY! So I went ahead and lay down some scatter grass, put in some more fences - and we are now nearly ready to work on the MDF elevations!

The walls got a bit grassy - but that's OK - looks a bit like moss



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don't mind the bit of paper - I just had to spray on a bit more glue where the grass was a bit loose.



It's come up a treat! The pictures don't really do it justice IMO.





Thanks for looking!
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Old 7th March 2017, 8:47 AM   #109
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Thanks mate

Now everything on the bottom level is done, I put the track on to make sure everything fit... and with a bit of jiggling - it did!

The track was very dirty from sitting in a box in the garage while I worked, and of course it still has it's stickers on with the numbers - but couldn't help ourselvs - we had to do a few laps


Still a bit of work ahead, gotta take the track off - order the barriers, re-measure and cut the MDF overpasses.I want to add some sort of lighting in as well.

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Holy shit..

I'm giving up right now.. Looks amazing!
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Sorry for the lack of updates - since we completed the track we have been racing (and drinking) - and a little holiday.

Here is another video I took of the track a little while back


I will hopefully get a chance to get some more detailed shots of the completed track this weekend.
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you've gotta be happy with the way it turned out
can I come over & hava drive too
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That looks awesome... great work at Adulting™
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I haven't really updated the thread - I've been too busy with work/family, but still managing to do a few laps when everybody has gone to bed

The far end of the track, at the end of the second straight only had the standard scalextric border, and then a 4 ft drop onto hard concrete - so I had to do something about that!

I glued in some spare roofing screws...


Glued some magnets to a bit of foam...



Painted some brickwork on it, and BOOM - detachable car catcher!


And this is what it looks like now!


... well what it looked like when it was first finished... there have been a few high speed accidents that have chipped off paint/grass... but half the fun is remodelling!

Since the track is on 3x foam bases, I can make a completely different set up and store it away.



When I get some time, I will get a video of some hot laps, and if I can find the right camera I will do some POV laps
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Still looking awesome mate! Interesting technique on the car catcher... it doesn't detach from the magnets when a car hits it?
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Still looking awesome mate! Interesting technique on the car catcher... it doesn't detach from the magnets when a car hits it?
It's strong enough to take a decent hit! And easy enough to remove to reach any deslotted cars on the back straight
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