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Gary Skipp
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I started messing around with layouts back in summer after my good dad built me a table set up in the garage.

Finally decided, a compromise on circuitry as I want scenery more, on this:



Named after the sportscar legend, Circuit du Jacky Ickx will be set in imaginary Belgium during the mid seventies.

I'm using scaley sport (
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Elevation will be from the topmost esses upwards, then a downhill hairpin towards the end.

I'll post progress as I make it!
 

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Gary Skipp
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Thanks Fergy!

I tried to photograph them form the other end but it didn't work


I'll try open the garage door when its stopped raining and see if theres a better veiw form there.
 

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I really like your layout Gary. As you say simple and uncluttered. Very nice!


Good use of elevation too. That hairpin is going to be a tricky little corner. Keep us up to date as things progress.
 

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Good layout planning Gary. You will have a lot of space left for the scenery, and that is always nice. And as the rest of the lads…I am also looking forward to see more pictures as you progress.

 

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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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Great and simple layout.
Looks like - on the picture - that your uphill "S"-corner/chicane is made with innercorners, but maybe it's just an illusion?

Could be an interesting track with an upgrade to digital racing!
 

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Alan Tadd
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Looks Really good Gary.

Smaller layouts are great for home use, and you've made it very interesting with the elevation changes. Plenty of scope for some varied landscape.

Regards

Alan
 

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Gary Skipp
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Thanks for all the kind words!

They uphill esses is just R2, as on the plan. It does look like R1, now you mention it Rene. I think its my poor photography!

I'll try and get a better shot of the elevation changes tomorow. I'll be working on 'filling the gaps' and building the hills, rockfaces etc.

 

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Gary Skipp
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Sorry for the lack of updates, It took me a while to source some suitable (and cost effective) chicken wire.

Updates:

Have added 'rock faces' to the elevation:







The 'hole' after the esses is going to be a tunnel.

I'm making a few buildings, and also cannabalising some old style plastic pit buildings.

Next up:

Curb modifying and painting/grassing the table.
 
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