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Goodwood Circuit

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OK here we go. My Goodwood Track thread.
I have some of the sections started, most finished and some of the sections still to go. Mostly due to the fact the I am learning more and more about the Goodwood circuit and how its driven. I keep changing my mind but I'm nearly decided on the final shape. I've watched countless hours of in car footage of drivers negotiating the final couple of corners from Lavant through the Woodcote corner and down to the chicane and I find they drive these corners pretty much as one giant right hand turn so I just made it so you'll have to balance the car at speed in a giant slide. I started making the track corners exactly like the aerial photo of the track but found it was a bit too slot car-ish and the cars would pendulam on the guide maybe a bit too much. Also, as you can see from the following photos, the track is 4 lanes and this final section is one giant squeeze. This is mainly due to the fact that my boys grow and get faster and faster/ there'll be little chance to pull alongside and pass as I guess they'll just pound around this track pretty much on the limit. Although the squeeze section is just wide enough to fit past..just! So perhaps make the corners through here work best suited to the slot cars and get used to the fact that I wont win many races around here anymore. So here are the first couple of photos and I look forward to everyones comments..enjoy.

Lavant Straight


Chicane straight


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yes - looks to be a very nice start indeed!

what about the track completed in the background ... have you posted any info on that one here on the forum - more info and photos of it too please!?

cheers, Ron
yes very nice work and have to agree - vintage feel captured very very nicely

thanks for posting

UK - fantastic track - as others have stated GREAT atmosphere!!!

i too mix all sorts of 1/32 with the slot cars

i start way too many ' big ' projects - get distracted and move on to more

as for planes in 1/32 - yes there are plenty - especially the ww2 warbirds

cheaper than the b 17, if you wish to scratch a bomber - is the guillows b25 mitchell (or catalina flying boat) - balsa kits but some good vac parts - and very good potential if you 'skin' with thin sheet balsa or even styrene - i have plans for some dc-3 conversions for a late '50s civil airliner diorama to go with my slot world

Aurora back in the day also did a 1/32 plastic b25 kit which could be motorized for 'line' flying, or built as static - still highly sought after today and quite a nice kit

i think a 1/32 revell bristol beaufighter would look great in your hangar - or the 1/32 mosquito ... those are still quite cheap on ebay

but its your world and clearly you know exactly how you wish to create it!! keep building whatever suites your fancy! i like all the rest am thoroughly enjoying seeing it develop

fantastic stuff and thanks for sharing

cheers, Ron
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