SlotForum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just an update on this track after settling on its final configuration.
I wasn't that happy with the expanses of grey and after looking at a lot of posts decided it needed more green. As I've said before I'm no scenic modeller and the ultimate aim was to get a fair representation of a typical British race track. There's still a lot of deatail to finish, but the big job was to incorporate the main green section through the middle and I achieved this by a piece of good luck. I also play golf and was at a local driving range and noticed the matting they used for flooring and asked where it was from. Without hesitation they offered me as much as I wanted and I took a large piece. It was green, but very shiny and not quite what I wanted. So I let it into the track where required and in doing so was able to create some contours by the mat being slightly too big so when I pinned it down it created relief, but i'm not sure how well this shows in the pics. I then sprayed the matting with a light coat of Plastikote white, followed by Humbrol Grass Green spray and was very happy with what this achieved. Anyway I think the track looks much nicer now and it's now a case of adding more trees, figures & buildings, perhaps a bit of scatter material in moderation, but this can be done in stages and without any major upheaval.
Here's the pics:



















Apolgies for being picture heavy, but one of my favourite pastimes on SF is looking at members tracks, so I'm pandering to those who share that passion!
The other main job I intend to address is that of a backscene because the brick walls and garage"stuff" don't really help the overall impression of the track.
As I say it's not up to the standard of some, but it'll do for me.

Cheers

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
432 Posts
Hi Dave,

Track is looking good, at first I thought you had changed your layout but then remembered that mine is a backwards version of yours. The grass matting looks quite effective on the layout, did you paint the scaley borders or have you stuck a green material to them?. I tried gluing a grass paper type material to the borders but due to the extreme temperatures I get out in the shed/garage it just seems to lift. I've definately got to make myself some more buildings for my layout as what you have seems to fill in the voids nicely. Track should come up a treat with some more trees and maybe a few figures here and there. Nice.

Cheers

Matt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Hi Matt & Thanks,

I painted the borders with acrylic which I mixed to get as close as possible to the shade of the "grass". There's also a couple of stretches in concrete grey just to break it up a bit and this was a mix of black & white exterior paint. I am thinking of a little scatter material on the green borders to add texture, I've a few more ready made trees to add, but might have a crack at making some from scratch. Nice now to be able to continue adding to the track whilst still being able to run cars!

Cheers

Dave
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,013 Posts
That looks great Dave, what did you use for the tables, or did I miss that in another thread?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,419 Posts
Track and accessories are looking fantastic Dave - its all really taking shape!

However, I dont seem to be able to spot the Flat Cap Triumph Herald anywhere.....is it hidden away in one of the pit garages??

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks Folks,

Splitrim I built the supporting base in two sections from scratch using sawn timber after finding a few guides on various slot sites. There is a heck of a lot of wood you can't see and I then laid MDF on top and the whole thing is on castors so I can get it away from the far wall. Total size is 15' x 5'6" and it's very solid! This pic shows a little bit of the build.



Dave, the postponement of the Flatcap series came at just the right time for me, the project is still very embryonic! Might have something to do with the time I spend on this baby, comments very welcome.

gresleyfour, many thanks, always nice to have your efforts appreciated by other slot fans.

Dave
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,013 Posts
Dave,

How did you brace the legs so they don't fold under when you move it. Mine needs to be moveble so that I can get around with other stuff in the garage.

Simon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Lots of wood, screws and glue!
Actually bear with me and I'll try to take a photo of the underside.
Watch this space,

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Hi wayne,
The matting is pretty thick stuff to begin with so I think I only had a layer of foam board underneath, then I made sure the mat was right up against the edge of the track before I pinned it down, the loose Scaley barriers were added afterwards by pinning them through their vertical struts. Glad you like it, I'm certainly ready to receive visitors now!

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Very nice track! Do you have a picture of the complete Layout? I´m looking forward to your construction-pictures too, because I will start building my own racing table.

Kind regards

Markus
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Hi Mars
I'm afraid I didn't take pictures of the constructrion process, but it wasn't that hard and there are guidelines on slot car related sites which I found easy to follow.
I will be posting a few new pics soon, no great progress, just a few details which I've added, here is a plan of the track if that helps:



Please note that I have removed the digital pit lane as it was non-functional and this track is 100% analogue.

Cheers

Dave
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
Hi Dave,

perfect, because that´s what I needed!


I´m new to slotcar racing and just received my SSD Platinum set. The plan is to build a permanent track, and yours seems to be very entertaining. I´m afraid I don´t have that much space, but your layout will be a very good source of inspiration. The maximun space I can get is 4 x 2 meters (12 x 6 I guess?).

Thanks for the picture!

Markus
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Hi Mars,
My track is 15' x 5'6", this one below I did for another forum member and it ended up being the reason why I changed my original design. Not sure how big it is, but it's a smaller version of the garage track. Hope it helps:



Cheers

Dave
 

·
Prof I T
Ting Tong
Joined
·
11,085 Posts
hi
would be great to see some pics of the layout with the new control tower in place.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
809 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Hi Ade
I'm just giving the old girl a bit of a restore, having taken off the non-standard logos it's going to need a bit of work to get the glue off, if you put them on can you remember what adhesive you used?
Photos will follow,

Cheers

Dave
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top