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I have got more pictures if anyone is interested,as you can see its work in progress and would appreciate suggestions for mountain colour/texture?
thanks for looking.
 

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Great start, & looking good!
LloydL is also doing a 1/43 mountain track.
I`m sure that he would be able to give you some great tips.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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Hi Aeroboy, very impressive, you look like you have the scenery pretty well sorted. I suggest you look through the Tracks and Scenery and the Rally and the Slot rally and Raid sections to see some of the great scenery that members have made. The finish you go for will obviously depend on where you are depicting with your track, and you will find examples of most scenery in there.

What era/location are you building it for?

1/43 is growing in popularity and on here you should find answers most questions that you may have about building in the scale, just ask.

I look forward to seeing your impressive layout progress.

Regards, Lloyd
 

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thanks for the replys,i hav'nt really got an era/location in mind as its just for fun with a capital F,the next set of pictures will show the park section.
My son suggested a zebra crossing with old people waiting to cross the road with cars going full throttle.








 

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The elevated section looks great!
Have you tried any of the new DSlot43 cars from Kyosho. They are excellent runners! (www.dslot43.co.uk)
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Hi, just one thing, having seen your new photos, make sure you have access to the track inside the tunnels, if not you can be sure that if you have any track problems, that's where they will be! I know this to my cost, my tunnel now has a removable side panel!

Regards, Lloyd.
 

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QUOTE (loosesalute @ 29 May 2012, 13:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The elevated section looks great!
Have you tried any of the new DSlot43 cars from Kyosho. They are excellent runners! (www.dslot43.co.uk)
Cheers
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QUOTE (Lloyd.L @ 29 May 2012, 14:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi, just one thing, having seen your new photos, make sure you have access to the track inside the tunnels, if not you can be sure that if you have any track problems, that's where they will be! I know this to my cost, my tunnel now has a removable side panel!

Regards, Lloyd.
The tunnel section in the mountains has had the track cleaned and the park section one has access via the side,i have been running the blue suburu and it runs perfectly even with paint/plaster/pva glue on the track but 3 power taps help.
there are only 2 corners that have to be taken with caution but the x overs add to the fun.
on the carrera controllers i have enabled the turbo boost button to be used in any throttle position even a standing start so makes for interesting races.
 

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Very interesting tunnel construction you have shown above.
Are they two inverted gutters or something? It looks like plastic and ideal for your 1/43 scale.
Keep up the good work!
Cheers!
 

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 29 May 2012, 20:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very interesting tunnel construction you have shown above.
Are they two inverted gutters or something? It looks like plastic and ideal for your 1/43 scale.
Keep up the good work!
Cheers!

Yes the gutters are inverted,one on top of each other and as i had they laying about in the garden surplus to requirements(not attached to the house to collect rain
).thanks for the input.
 

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as it has been raining here in the U.K. which means my plaster is taking longer to set i thought i would sort my car tyres out,a bit off topic but what i do is individually remove a wheel at a time and when the tyres are square on the rim i superglue them in place then use a spare axle shaft and attach said wheel to it.
Now comes the fun part as i know other members have said to place car on track and spin it up while gently lowering the car onto sandpaper,the problem i found was that there was'nt enough torque (even with 14v)to really remove much rubber.
What i did was use a cordless drill with the axle in the chuck and ground the tyres smooth starting with the inside and outside wall,the 1st phase i used really rough
sandpaper and gradually worked my way to superfine wet & dry.with the rough paper big chunks fly off (just like formula 1 marbles and look really scrubbed)but after the fine paper the tyres are as smooth as a babies bum and the car runs super smooth.
 

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Your track really made me smile and reminds me so much of my first track efforts, Something tells me that this track will never make it to finished! Right?


You learn so much making tracks that early efforts tend to be more learning exercises! Looks like you are learning allot!


I like how the track jogs up in the window sill!


So have you started dreaming up your next layout yet!?

Might I suggest routing?

Have fun!
 

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QUOTE (masmojo @ 1 Jun 2012, 15:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Your track really made me smile and reminds me so much of my first track efforts, Something tells me that this track will never make it to finished! Right?


You learn so much making tracks that early efforts tend to be more learning exercises! Looks like you are learning allot!


I like how the track jogs up in the window sill!


So have you started dreaming up your next layout yet!?

Might I suggest routing?

Have fun!
thanks for that,there are bits of the layout that i am not 100% happy with but i'm learning as i go,i just love looking at the other members layouts with massive flat
tracks that must be a blast for racing on but i hav'nt got much space.
 

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QUOTE (masmojo @ 1 Jun 2012, 21:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That's the great thing about 1/43!!
I have just been given a 1/64 micro scalextric car and all i did was widen the brush's so they align with the rails and it runs sooo smooth and just "looks right" on a 1/43 track,another bonus is that the 00 scale buildings look to scale as well.
When i get time i will post more pictures of my layout as the tunnel has now been taken off as it was to difficult to maintain the track but it looks better anyway.
 

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Understandable, I really feel that most 1/43 tracks are too narrow (although I feel the new Kyosho track is too wide!
) likewise most HO track is too narrow as well, so running HO's on a 1/43 make perfect sense to me.

Actually the best thing is to run 1/43 on a routed track!
 
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