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Dusty Hill Raceway Is my track that comes out for a bot 6 months every year and takes over the dining room floor because i have no were to build a permanent layout in my house.

I finally decided to make a pit building that wasn't just two shoeboxes with square holes cut in them and painted grey after my racing buddy basically said, that pit lane is carp! He can talk...

The frame is made of balsa wood (best stuff ever!) covered with thin card from the back of note pads (I am only funded by £14.00 a month) but anyway i think it is coming on from there:









Then I decided to slap on the paint and get some posters put up on the outside and inside of the pit building!

In the Ferrari Garage there is a lovely Italian lady, In the Renault Garage there is a beautiful French girl, In the Williams Garage, a Nice German woman and there are no prizes for guessing who is in the Jordan Garage (couldn't resist that one)

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I hope you guys like it. As it said in the title this will never be finished because there is always something to be added to any slot layout or something to be taken away.

Unfortunately the raceway has been taken up from on the floor due to Christmas coming round, but, it will be back down after Christmas to try out all the new toys!!

Doug
 

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Doug,

That is a very nice looking garage, especially considering the materials used. I am also impressed on your building tecniques. Being a building contractor myself, I can appreciate how much the framing looks like an actual job aside from the spacing. What did you use for the doors? They look like great.

Very innovative
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The Doors are made by cutting strips of Balsa sheet (I think that is what it is called) 1/2 cm wide then stuck together with duct tape on the back (there is nothing it can't do) I found the sheet at my local hobby shop, it is 15cm wide and about 2mm thick.

As to the whole build of the thing it was planned with military precision (no friendly fire though
) From the age of about 5 i had most construction sets like Lego, K'Nex and meccano all off to a fine art then moved onto slot cars when i was 9 the balsa structures are, I suppose, just the next step along the line from there.

Thanks for your kind words


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Who? I'm not too good on my music (if they are a band!)


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QUOTE This wouldn't be a track named after a member of ZZ Top, would it?

QUOTE Who? I'm not too good on my music (if they are a band!)

Sob!


Love your buildings Doug, really creative and nice detailing.


Bicardibeast is showing his age (and mine!) but in this case it's worth extending your musical education!!

cheers,

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Education?


Oh yea that!


Thanks for the kind words

Doug
 
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