As some of you might remember, in 2010 I started a request in this forum about pictures from the former racetrack at St.Helier, Isle of Jersey (http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=47431)
It took another three years, until I could start with my project. It is a „work in progress", I think it will give me some inspirations in the next few years...A nice place in the attic of my house...
It is a 19,5m 4-lane Carrera-track combined with a routed part, that will be a „harbour area" in the future.
The idea was to create a 50-60´s road track with a „british" atmosphere. As far as I know, there have never been road circuits on the british isle because of some governments restrictions (am I right?). But for several years, beginning in 1947, there has been a road track in St.Helier, isle of Jersey. So that´s, where my slotracing track might be located....
The track was made race-ready in the first six month of the last year. Each lane has its own stabilized power unit. Race management and lap counting is done with „racecontrol" using the „SlotMan"- Software (http://www.slotcarmanager.de/).
The track layout is simple, because I wanted to have a track to have fun even with not experienced slotracers and because its not easy to build a 4-lane track around a defined opening:
This was one of the first layouts, no routed parts at that time.
Building the track....
The routing is done:
The routed part, that in the future will be the „Harbour of St.Helier":
As a born model-railroader, for me one of the main parts is building the scenery. I have got a lot of inspiration from several of the tracks, that are shown in this forum, and I have to say thank you for that! Some of you are so good modelers, that I hardly dare to show my own results...
The black-uniformed firefighters are converted from german WW-I-soldiers:
The scenery will be built in several parts, so I can build them and put them in place step by step.
A paddock building, made of cardboard:
Spectators parking area:
The Grandstand, yet empty, because the spectators are waiting to be painted...
The Pitbuilding and Pitlane. That is, what I´m working at the moment. From a former track, I had a small pitbuilding, that had to be enlarged:
The most of the interior is made of cardboard, printed out from different sources like Carrera for Fun
The interior is mostly completed now and many of the figures are painted:
Thank you for your patience to see all these pictures!
Your comments are welcome!
(to be continued - The next step will be to build the tank system on the rooftop.... )