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#1 AAWSCC

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

Having been to my first Slot Rally G event in Farnham and well and thoroughly enjoyed myself I have decided to build a rally track. I have done a design on Ultimate Racer 3. Knowing how track builds go it will probably change as I build it.



I made a start today on the section that will be raised and hopefully made to look like an Alpine section.

If you see things on this build that you think you may have seen elsewhere then it's probably because you have. Hope members don't mind. They do say imitation is the highest form of flattery.



I have cut slits in the underside of the MDF to help it bend for the incline and the descent.



Think I might have to trim this a little btu I am aiming for this much height.


Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:51 PM

You don't hand around! - Pics a little small?
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

Edited them now Gareth.
Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:15 PM

That looks seriously twisty but fun keep the pictures coming
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:56 PM

I took my other track to the slot rally and one comment was that it was a race track, not a rally track. It wasn't meant badly, it was just the truth.
Yes it will be twisty, but that what I think it needs. It does have a couple of decent straights.
Thanks for looking.
Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

www.circuitstoscale.co.uk

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:36 PM

We like the look of this will it have two lanes and one crossover? thumbsup.gif

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Yes Phil, 2 lanes 1 crossover, but I'm hoping to do it a bit like the Scaley chicane track, have the slots more central, and because it's routed use the standard track width as road outline and route a 'rally/racing' line.

I am also thinking of getting an ac power supply so that I can rig 2 cars up with diodes and have the option of racing sometimes.
But mainly use it for rallying. Once it's done, if it's wanted at any of the slot rally GB events then just ask folks. When's the first event of 2012?

Just hope the weather holds so I can use my big outdoor workshop. unsure.gif
Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

www.circuitstoscale.co.uk

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:33 AM

Looks really good, will be good to see and use the new track. Will have to get another rally car for that then.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:53 PM

No physical progress made today, but the ideas have been spinning around my head. Well, there's not much up there to stop it.

What I have learned is that making a rally track is a lot different to just making a race track. To me at least, there needs to be a reason the track twists and turns like it does. So....

Here's the back story. The track is set near a steep hill in a rocky mountain (the left end of the track) A struggling farmer (because farm buildings are the easiest find in 1:32 scale) has a small holding near the bottom of the hill and is in need of revenue. The local motorsport club is in need of a place to stage an event and approach the farmer who is more than happy to have his pockets lined for the use of his land. What he doesn't realise is that the crazy rally fans will drive through and around anything that they feel will make a good course.

When the buildings I have purchased arrive I will take a few pics and explain more.

One of the farm buildings.



The farmers' humble dwelling.



You just know that the rally fans are gonna abuse these.





Not sure if I will use all the buildings but I'm gonna try and fit them in without it looking too crowded.


Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

www.circuitstoscale.co.uk

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:23 PM




As you know Gareth has this on his timing diorama and I have It on our Killarney track, they are great. Well impressed with the ideas, press on thumbsup.gif

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:36 PM

Well the sun was shining and it is the wifes turn to work this weekend. No excuses not to get on with it then.



And good progress was made too.
All 3 boards are now made up and the smaller end board has been marked out. I think I'm happy with it.
My wife says I'm like a big kid when it comes to slot cars, so today I did some colouring in!!
The red and blue lines are the slot, you can just about make out the darker lines that will be the dry stone walls.
There will be a building where the A4 plan is.



This section is the old paddock, not used for horses anymore as some of the dry stone walls are in need of repair.
The design has changed a bit and looking at it outside I was pleased with how it seemed to flow. I have just seen how it looks in theis pic and something doesn't look right.

All 3 boards to get an idea of size.



More will be done tomorrow, but I don't want to commit the lines too much until the buildings arrive and I can see how big they are.
Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

www.circuitstoscale.co.uk

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:59 PM

Good call on waiting for the buildings Dave - they are bigger than you think.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:13 PM

Those buildings look nice - would they fit in the middle of an SCX rally loop?
Jexy - did the Pug arrive?
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:14 PM

A bit more to add from todays efforts.

I recut the Alpine loop section, the old was just a test really and the MDF had been hanging around since we built the Pioneer teat track. All the supports are made and that will be tomorrows job, routing and fixing it all.



Ive got a feeling this is going to take a lot testing.



That is gonna be one steep climb up the hill.




Not racing much these days. Really need to get back into it.

Well you just knew it was coming. New 3 lane MDF track.

3 lane routed track

Let's have a go at a rally track.

www.circuitstoscale.co.uk

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Looking good Dave cool.gif.

QUOTE (AAWSCC @ 30 Sep 2011, 22:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's the back story. The track is set near a steep hill in a rocky mountain (the left end of the track) A struggling farmer (because farm buildings are the easiest find in 1:32 scale) has a small holding near the bottom of the hill and is in need of revenue. The local motorsport club is in need of a place to stage an event and approach the farmer who is more than happy to have his pockets lined for the use of his land. What he doesn't realise is that the crazy rally fans will drive through and around anything that they feel will make a good course.


This bit worries me though, with this sort of detail the next stage will be laying train tracks and working out timetables... tongue.gif




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