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This is what I've raced for the past week and a half. Convinced my girlfriend to move the dining table into the hallway and the coffe table elsewhere
. Great fun has been had at this track, and it fits perfectly in the room. Nice long straight (9 and a 1/4) and a good rythm and flow. In the pic you can also see my home made borders and bridge supports.



I'd love to build a permanent layout, but we have to move out of this flat by christmas so no use building anything without knowing what the next place will be like. I'm seriously thinking about getting some timing system for the track too. I've heard that Mr.Carlssons stuff is great. Don't like the scaley RMS stuff very much, DS seems to pricey. Any other recomendations?

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Awesome track!

No 'micky-mouse-only-inner-bends' circuit, it looks like a genuine small club track!

Wish I had space for something like that!

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Nice looking layout Toby. Would be a fast track with the sweeping curves. Also like the long straight. There a fav of mine. Plenty of speed!!
 

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Glad that you all like the layout! I've been playing around a lot with different layouts with my pieces, and this one is deffinitley the best this far.

QUOTE You must have a very understanding girlfriend Toby!
Oh yeah, very understanding and she races too! She's just as fast (well almost
) as me in fact, and beating all my friends in the process
. She's got three cars this far, and two more on their way with the mail. But she still hasn't finnished of her E-type (Shaguar):

Great paintjob!!! But sadly no further progress
 

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Holy sh!t !!

NICE paintwork. Is that an Airfix kit?

I am also having problems finding the parts to fit under that shallow body.

There is the new chassis from Pendles coming out very soon, I will try that and let you know if it will fit.
My other idea was to try a MOTO GP motor in it but need to see how to fit it in that chassis.

Don't NOT do that car it is great!

 

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Great track Toby, just crying out to be a "full time" layout.

Do hope you have room in your new property.

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Alan
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 4 Sep 2004, 08:04)Holy sh!t !!

NICE paintwork. Is that an Airfix kit?

I am also having problems finding the parts to fit under that shallow body.

There is the new chassis from Pendles coming out very soon, I will try that and let you know if it will fit.
My other idea was to try a MOTO GP motor in it but need to see how to fit it in that chassis.

Don't NOT do that car it is great!


Swissracer

You could do what I did. I built one up from an Airfix kit a while ago.

http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59
 

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Very nice Vinno, I know how hard it is to get arches like on your Jag just right.

Also thanks for the link to Auslot.

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Thanks for the kind words on the track all! But sadly I had to take it down last night, beacuse my girlfriends sister was coming over here for the weekend. It will most likely go up again on tuesday again though, because we (me, my girlfriend and another friend) are awaiting a parcel with eight cars in total, and we need to race them somewhere
. I think it'll be the first time that I'll build the same layout twice, that's how much we all like it!

That's one great looking Jag Vinno!!! Beautiful work
. Oh I like it
!!!

Yes Swissracer, the Jag is from an Airfix kit, I made one too at the same time (two years ago). I put an ozrace motor up front and used a Fly motorshaft coupling running in the tunnel between the seats to keep the full interior. I made a simple one piece brass chassis for it. The motor and chassis does stick out a little under the bodywork though. It's no speed demon on the track, but it's only a street version after all, and it's smooth and looks good buzzing around. Here are some pics:



 

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great track and a nice car too bastumannen. Keep us up to date on your race, hmmm...post some pics, that would be fun.


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bastumannen,

I've been doing quite long two lane tracks now for a while.....

And have been upgrading to a four lane, and your track looks excelent for the space I have, nice mix of straights, curves etc.

Could you post up a list of track please?

Thanks
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Glad you all like it
...cant'wait for tomorrow

I can post a list and RMS pic for you later Pete, I'm at uni now...
 

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Ok Pete, here are the track details from the Scalextric RMS software:


(In case you wonder about the list, I have only scaley classic and SCX track, but since the classic doesn't have the outer outer corners I design the tracks with Sport pieces.) Oh yes, the track is also run in the opposite direction to the arrows.

Sorry about not getting them posted yesterday! I had a package containing a Slot.It Porsche 956 Canon, a Carrera D-type and an Auto Art Peugeout 206 waiting for me when I got home yesterday
. So I was busy building the track and driving
. There were more cars for my friends and my girlfriend too... Do I need to say we had a blast!!!

Thanks for the kind words about the E-type too, guys! Maybe we should start a thread in the scratchbuilding section for them, or is there already one? Great pics there John, thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the E-type, I'm sure it'll be really nice!

Oh yes, about the missing driver in the E-type, any nice suggestions for a really good looking one? Most of them would ruin a photoes like that
 
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