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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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In Le Mans Club Denmark we have changed the layout of our clubtrack Havdrup Park and are giving the track a whole new look.
Every building has been painted grey/black (except the Dunlop walkover bridge, but we are thinking about it!), we've finished the Dunlop bridge and have started setting up the guardrails, putting down the grass and so on.

Hope you like it so far!





















That's it, folks!
 

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QUOTE (Slotrace.dk @ 31 Oct 2004, 20:28)In Le Mans Club Denmark we have changed the layout of our clubtrack Havdrup Park and are giving the track a whole new look.
Every building has been painted grey/black (except the Dunlop walkover bridge, but we are thinking about it!), we've finished the Dunlop bridge and have started setting up the guardrails, putting down the grass and so on.

Hope you like it so far!

That's it, folks!
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Looking very good !!

keep up the good work!
 

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René &#39;Vialli&#39; Christensen
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This is the track overall. We found the layout in a club from Aarhus, Denmark and have heard from people who has driven on the track taht it is a fun and challenging track, so we went for the - almost - same layout.

The length should be around 30 meters.
 

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What a beautifully done track! Would love to see a photo and/or diagram of the entire layout.

[Edit: Oops. I read on and you've done that already. Nice layout. Looks challenging and fun.]

The fencing and trees really top it off nicely.


Mike
 

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René &#39;Vialli&#39; Christensen
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Well, we're having a discussion about the grass. Should stop at the guard rail or should we allow it to go under the guard rail and 1 cm into the track/curbes?
Looking at different racetracks, you can see both things happen.
What do you think will look the best?
 

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René &#39;Vialli&#39; Christensen
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It is Scalextric Sport pieces all the way.
It should be easy to see what tracks we have used where.
 

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QUOTE (Slotrace.dk @ 10 Nov 2004, 20:19)Well, we're having a discussion about the grass. Should stop at the guard rail or should we allow it to go under the guard rail and 1 cm into the track/curbes?
Looking at different racetracks, you can see both things happen.
What do you think will look the best?
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IMHO it would look great with the grass extending beyond the guard rail onto trackside. 2 reasons. Firstly ,yes some tracks do have this scenario and secondly it adds color to the track area, not just black (the track) then grey ( the railing )! Go for it it would look great, butonly 1cm or so.
 

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Another variation is the gravel/sand pit areas, as portrayed in a very vague form by the current scalextric borders; When painted well, this is very effective too, but you still have the options of where the grass ends!

Maybe the best answer is to have a variety of grass endings and border colours, depending on the severity of the curve (sand) and the closeness to the grandstands (tidier with grass ending at the barriers)?
 

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René &#39;Vialli&#39; Christensen
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We will have small and some larger areas with gravel.
But we must remember to make place for the tail-happy cars.
Even though I think that the gravel will stop people to swing the tail out and then not be able to drive a corner at full throttle - this should give a more realistic race the way I like it.

Though I'm no longer part of Le Mans Club Denmark I can still give you some more info about lap times:
The best lap times with clean silicon tires and a very clean track is sligthly above 10 secs but in races the lap times is about 11-12 secs.
Races are held in heats of 3 minutes in each lane.
I know that the year 2006 was spent to optimize the track with new wooden borders, but they kept the layout and I believe they are about to start a whole new season.

2007 and the first couple of months of 2008 have also been used to optimize the track, so the new Danish Le Mans Series are about to begin. I've joined the Le mans Club Denmark again and will - at first chance - bring new pictures of the track! I haven't seen the final work on the track yet, so I don't know if there are any trees, buildings and so on.
 

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René - get rid of those miserable Scalex tracks and build a wooden track in stead :)

our club is currently painting the new track and can't wait to get the track ready....

You can see pictures of the building process here: HMRC look under "nyheder" (news) and Galleri (gallery).

Niels
 

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Hi René,

It seems to be a very nice track with just the right amount of buildings.
But I agree with Niels - build a routed track instead!
It's a lot of fun and you are not limited to the fixed radii of the plastic.

Best regards,

Claes
 

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René &#39;Vialli&#39; Christensen
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Easy, steady on!!!
I'm only joining the club again, not taking over!!!
And I know the members have spent almost 1½ years to make the wooden borders, so everything works perfect, so I don't think they want to route a track instead.
 

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Wooden borders


- tell them that they have got something wrong - a wooden track with plastic borders is better than a plastic track with wooden borders :)

Niels (who has a secret vintage Fleischmann plastic track in his bedroom)
 
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