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Hi there,

Well i'm building a track in my garage and thought i'd share my progress on the forum. this is the first time i have tried anything like this so may from time to time ask for help or advise. Please see photos below of the first part of my table i have built

Here is the table with a small track i have setup just to give me something to do until i get more wood to complete the rest

i'm building the track against the back wall of the garage but i'm keeping it narrow so i can reach if a car comes off. The rest of the table will be to the right and i plan for it to be a "U" shape.

I haven't thought of a theme yet for the track or any layout. After looking round the net the best advise seems to be to build your table first and experiment with different layouts till you find one that works great. Only thing I have managed to come up with is the name and a logo.

I will update my status as i make more progress

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One simple tunnel light with 2 leds can be done with a white straw like this:

Light posts for the track can be made many different ways with leds. I made them with Bic razors and 1/4" pipe. I also used diffusers made with the CD case edge. Like this:

Love that tunnel Ember! I did graffiti in mine too!
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QUOTE (bleep @ 29 Jun 2011, 21:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>JJJ,
Those street lights are a great idea simple but really effective thanks for showing us,
now do I have to have a shave first?

Thanks bleep! and you're welcome. Yes, these streetlights can only be built after many years of shaving and collecting razors, lol! Actually bought 5 packs of them at the dollar store here. Since you like them, here's a few more ideas for yall and Mr. Bean:

Antique copper streetlights made from 1/4 copper pipe and diffusers from a Bic pen. Bic Razors, Bic pen, hmm, I seem to have a thing for Bic. Even the yellow helipad barriers above are made from the Bic razor covers! I used them on my bridge (old picture):

Made a few old-fshioned streetlights from markers, pipe, and Christmas light diffusers:

OK, sorry for highjacking your thread Mr. Bean. You mentioned lighting and so I give some examples, and offer assistance if need be, hope 's'OK!
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