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After a few weeks of thinking I have made my mind up to build a track based on Deep Forest.

I'm a huge fan of the game and this is my 2nd favorite track ( 'The Green hell' Nurburgring Nordschleife is my favorite )

Most of the details will be built but a few changes will be made to make it more slot car friendly,I'm also not going to build the huge grand stand as that will take up too much time and money.

Not being into slot cars as I am into RC cars and scale modeling more,I don't really know where to get parts and track parts.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

I've seen a fair few threads so I have a bit of a idea on how to make a track out of MDF etc.


( photo credits go to GT5 wiki )

Work will be started hopefully soon.

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Hello Jeremy,

I've always thought that it would be good to model a slot track on one of the circuits from Gran Tourismo. Grand Valley is my favourite track from the game, though I reckon you'd need a pretty big room to pull that off!

The feel and look of the tracks in this game are great; each one has real character and it will be intriguing to see if you can capture this with your build.

Looking forward to watching this track take shape...

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Steve
 

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Ok so after looking around the track in GT5 I worked out it would be way too much work to build most things so I'm going to do the track and change a fair bit of the scenery.




I'm going to do the cliff though.












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Looks like a great track and scenery build.

Check out Bragdon Enterprises for rock molds. They are excellent in terms of detail and large enough that you can cover large areas. They use a foam chemical for the rock structure but myself and others have used hydrocal as it is cheaper, readily available and looks excellent.
 
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One tip, use Ninco track you won't go wrong with it. Better connections, wider, more grip than a well none smooth none grip track sold in this country!
 

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Slot-O-Fun,I have a few rock molds somewhere from my model railroading days and also a trick to make rocks with a fork and spoon... Could get a 'how to' up when I start making rocks.

Phil,I would like to use a brand made track but I don't have the money sadly.

Whats better,braid or copper tape? Also could someone link me to where I can buy a power system please.

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QUOTE Phil,I would like to use a brand made track but I don't have the money sadly.

Jeremy, its good to go routed. I had a Scaley plastic track but had to sell it because of space limitations and built a single lane routed. It is so much better to run and with the money you save you can buy cars, scenery etc.

I used braid. You have to route the gain (recess) for the braid but that is not a big deal and I think it looks better.

Finally, I also used aluminum foil for rock molds as I needed them to be very flat faced. It worked well. You can see my build at Brenner Pass hill climb. I have tried to document as much as possible. Many others have done the same so lots of information here.

Good luck and get started.
 
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Below is my old track, now most of the buildings have gone and now just a track layout out and not pinned down. To make the track bigger I just put one cross over in and one power supply so you have to do two laps of the track to one timed lap. With that in mind if you route your track you could do the same giving you a long lap but in the same area. just a thought.







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