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I'd like to see what everyone has been doing for special stages of your rally or raid layouts. Snow, mud, bumps, rocks, hills, water, mud, whatever. I think it would be cool for anyone that's into that sort of thing to post a pic or two & explain how you created it. It would be a great resource, maybe we could make it a stickie.

I'll start off. Here is a log bridge I made for my raid layout using scalextric sport track. I turned the track over & cut out the middle section, leaving the slot & rails. I used a new utility knife & since the plastic is so soft it cut easily.



Next I glued some sticks I found at the river to a couple pieces of balsa wood "timbers". I sawed in some grooves for the slots/rails & carved them out so the slots/rails would drop right in place.



The finished product. It's bumpy but the Ninco Raid vehicles I have zip right over it like nothing.



OK, what have you added to your layout? How did you do it & how do you like the way the cars react to it?
 

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Wow, that's such a great idea! And it looks like something i'd be able to do with my modest skills.

I've started doing some rally racing nights with friends that i got into slot cars. I bought some of the various Ninco surfaces. Cars have enough trouble with the dune kit so i'm not sure about surfaces like this.

Will be trying outdoors racing next weekend, maybe there will be some slight rain on the track. I did leave a section of Ninco track outside for a few weeks. 26+ degrees under pure sun and some rain and freezing sleet on other days. Rails are rusty now but the plastic is intact.

Enough rambling now
 

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That's a neat idea.
My stage is a tarmac one, but I may well do something similar for cattle grids. Thanks for the inspiration!
 

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The bridge on my Dakar track is less bumpy, but on one side, the front wheel of a passing car, gets airborne, like the real thing.
The wooden "beams" are only separated on the surface with a saw.

rallyhub



Passing the bridge on the Dakar Track.
 

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As always Rallyhub, I love your work! Your dakar track is just fantastic.

Here is my bridge on my single lane rally track




 

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I've figured out how to bend Scale Sport track so I can get extreme up/downhill sections similar to the SCX "Dune" tracks. Is there any interest in a tutorial? Hint; No heat is involved. : )
 

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Yes please. ^^^^


I've done it with a few pieces of classic track (bought cheap off eBay), but I've baulked at doing anything similar with my Sport track because most of it has been bought new within the last year.

I'm still trying to come up with some appropriate material to make cattle grids with. I've got a few spare pieces of classic track that could be used for that project. I'm thinking along the lines of plastic tubing..........
 

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Here's two new pieces I'm working on. The first is simply a section or to where I glued small strips of black foamcore to the track w/Elmers White Glue to create bumps. This worked pretty good because I was able to trim the top of the foamcore w/a razor knife until it was just perfect for the cars. Yes it's bumpy, but not so much so that the cars are always deslotting.



This second section is one I'm testing out now. What I did was to first cut ot the "track" porion of a section of scale sport track. I saved the rails/slots & the connecters on each end I then added a new "bottom" to the piece, as well as some sides, using .040 black Evergreen Styrene. As it is here, when the cars go over the wheels can not touch the bottom of the track, therefor the cars stop & the wheels spin. What I'm going to do is to keep adding thin layers of styrene until the tires just barely touch, so the cars have some, but not very much traction. I am then going to paint this section muddy brow & add toasted cornmeal to it, to sort of create a "mud pit". That's the idea anyway. : )



Finally, a quick pic of the layout & shop (under remodeling). The layout is L shaped, 16' x 10'.

 

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Very inspiring thread !
For my permanent Scalextric digital track we wanted something different on our race nights than traditional GP or Endurance races, so we put the Scalextric jump parallel to the pitlane. In a 10 lap stage you had to take the jump 5 times, and 5 times take the pitlane. Good fun




PS I posted the story in the digital section but I wanted to share it here too.
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Love those last two bridge setions Peter, you must make a lot of trips into McDonalds or Starbucks!!!!
 

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Love the 'log bridges'. Will post a few pic's of my layout, once I learn how to put pictures on!

PS, I have a 'single track' 1950's / 60's Road Race track where I cut all the Scalextric sport track in half and used an awful lot of 'inner' corner pieces.
I've left a lot of the 'plaster' on the road surface and some corner's the car's catch the bumpy side's and that looks 'cool' as they jump about getting back on the 'black top'.

Michael.
 
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