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No permanent circuit for me as I run a race on a track then break it up and build the next one.

So, no scenery, just ups and downs at my 1950 Monaco Grand Prix circuit:


Two home-made sections with copper rails; the rest is pure Scalextric but modified to have just one slot running down the centre of the road.

I race entirely alone, with a stop watch, so the single slot enables me to create double the number of corner radii.
 

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Is the cameraman not a racing partner too?
Track looks great and lots of fun.

What's the next one going to be?
 

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Very Nice Barry, effective use of old track and just the job for running those beautiful models of yours, with minimum chance of impact.
 

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Since Monaco I have run a race at Pau and then on an almost unheard of Italian street circuit called Vercelli.

My next race will be the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
 

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That is very nice Barry - but if it's Monaco shouldn't it be next to the bathtub? Also, what car is that? Looks very fast... And I can only second the notion that your track is a very good representation of the Principality, but without the overpriced real estate and door to door tourists.

Good filming job too, whoever did it (although I often tell my wife not to take shots of me from angles where the top of the head can be seen)....

Don
 

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Hi Barry, its good to see you are still running your races at home.
I remember when you brought those dozens of cars to Early Birds,
and you explained how and why you ran them, that was good
but to see your vidio is the icing on the cake, great stuff
best wishes .
Mac P
 

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I get a kick out of your website, so it's great to see some of your tracks animated! Each one of your classic F1 circuits deserves a video.
 

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Incidentally, trying to drive and hold the camera meant that these were very slow laps. As far as I can time them from the video, roughly 9.7, 9.5 and 9.3.

In my race, this car averaged 7.71 per lap for the entire 75 laps.
 
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