[PROJECT] Komm's Scalextric set up! Scenery update - Post #85 Page 6

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    Okay! So it has begun.

    Here is the track this morning - just before the tear down.

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    I have gone through and numbered each bit so I know which order to put them back in. Before I put everything back for the final set up, I will clean each bit of track, and tighten each rail to the track - as they tend to get a bit loose over time.

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    Once all numbered, I have taken apart all the raised bits - now it's time to outline the lower section straight onto the bottom layer of foam. This way I know where to build all the raised sections.

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    Then we number each bit of the lower section, and take it apart.

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    Now we are left with the outline of the track, and we can start gluing up layers of foam around the sides and back where the raised sections will be!

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    And this is what the track comes down to - and a sneak peak at the new speakers that will be installed :D

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    Thanks for looking,

    Komm
     
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    about time:tongue: look forward to seeing the scenery added:)
     
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    :thumbup:

    We'll have to have some more races soon. Wish mine was progressing like yours is!!:upset:
     
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    For sure - I don't want there to be ONE mirror or wing left on any of your cars :D

    I have gone through SO much foam already - and it looks like I need to make another trip to Bunnings tomorrow.

    And in order to plan out the top part of the track, I am going to have to re-assemble the track, only to pull it apart about 3 or 4 more times :upset:
     
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    Progress!

    I haven't been taking many pictures of the progress - but here are a couple for you playing at home:

    The right end of the race track.

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    This was a little trick - using a soldering iron on the foam to make a brick-work pattern:

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    With the upper support for the track:

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    The MDF will be covered in a gravel like paint - although most of it will be covered in track.

    The unpainted sections of the foam will be covered in this fake grass:

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    I will hopefully have this section done by tomorrow night - and then only 2 to go.. and hopefully it all lines up properly for the track!

    Thanks for looking

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    your artistic flare is shining through:thumbup:
     
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    :lol: that's one word for it
     
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    Awesome project!!!

    Can't wait to follow the rest of the process.
     
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    Thanks Bert.

    I have decided against the rolls of grass mat - they are just too damn expensive - I have bought some loose grass to glue down. It doesn't look AS nice, but at least it will be easier to manage around corners and over bumps :thumbup:
     
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    Looking awesome. :thumbup:

    and yeah, those grass rolls add up bloody quickly. Almost cheaper to buy roll on lawn and replace each time it dies..:lol:

    if you want some thicker grass/scrub/bushes etc.. those green foam things flowers often come in are amazing ground up.. if I could get to either my slot cars, or the trains in the shed I'd show you some of it in use..

    it's really good to use that stuff, you can get the misses flowers and then she won't mind how much money or time you're spending on hobbies!;)
     
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    Is this what you're after?

    This seller has different shades for a similar price.
     
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    hey - that's a really good idea!
    That's the stuff - but it's not so good for going over bumps - so I am going for this stuff - I bought some yesterday. It's easy as painting on PVA/Water mix, sprinkling on the grass and then letting it dry
    :D I was thinking about something like that - but even with a .2 second latency you would be seeing the straight when your car is going around the hairpin :D
     
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    I have NEARLY finished work on the first 1/3 of the track.

    I have put the track back on to make sure it fits and I don't need to cut out any rogue corners in the foam.

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    (excuse the mess - it will be all vacuumed before I lay down the grass)

    And tonight I have started on the middle section - there is a nice long raised bit that allowed me to build another brick wall.

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    this is all I've got at the moment - there is some more that I have done behind this section, but I will have to take some pics later this weekend.

    Thanks for looking :thumbup:
     
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    And last night I added the extra layer to the brick wall - and then this morning I bricked it!

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    And here is a pic of the brick wall following the line of the road.

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    This is a quick pic of the brick work on the painted base

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    This is what progress looks like...

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    And Daddy's little helper :D

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    Another one of the brick wall...

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    And I just made an extra bit of brick here to give the bridge some more support.

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    And now everything is glued down, I have test fit the track.

    It was a little bit out - I will have to shave back some sections a little bit - but that won't be a problem.

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    I really like how the wall has come up.

    Not all too much left to do - only re-cut the MDF bridge section out of 1 piece of MDF and paint it.

    Work out elevations for the first corner.

    Paint the rest of the foam.

    Route the cables for power base and sensors - possibly add lighting for under the bridges.

    Set the track up and make sure all elevations are OK - add any extra rockery.

    Pull apart the track and clean piece by piece - and tighten each connection again.

    Add grass and other details.

    Re build the track.

    RACE!
     
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    yep the wall looks sweet:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Mic :D

    Not much progress has been made - I do have the day off tomorrow, but I do have a few things around the house I need to do - so hopefully I can squeeze in some track time.

    But I managed to score some cars 2nd hand today!

    Scaleauto BMW Z4

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    2x Scalextric F1 cars

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    And a BNIB Slot.it Lola

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    Ooh. F1 cars are where the fun is!
    They're not the fastest things, but the slides and the skills for good lap times are just about the most satisfying thing about slot cars..

    if I didn't have to keep restoring cars and then selling them to get by I'd have about 30 f1s atm.
    All are blast.. from the newest finely tuned performance machine to the shittiest bang about with no tyres left.

    6 of them at the same time would make the universe explode with awesome! (Or crashes)
     
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    Where did you get the first kit? (that you said was too small)?

    I've got an old ASX track that I pull out every now and again, and I wouldn't mind getting something a little more modern.
     

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