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Okay, sometime ago I opened a thread here about building a group C circuit. The idea was to then to use the experience to expand a build a bigger circuit. So that is what this thread is about. There is a last minute caveat. I got an exciting offer and I will be moving by June 26 (I will be at least a year working in New York city). So this track has to be enjoyable by then. I am not selling my house so I will return to it and to the track.

If you sensitive to non slot tracks, please do not read past this sentence.

This track is for the Dnanos (RC 1/43 Kyosho). Fantastic little cars that are possibly, incredibly going towards oblivion. For me they are a dream come true, definitely the most fun driving experience. They have the great characteristic that to be able to drive them in this kind of tracks you have to drive to scale (this kind means realistic and not the boring 43m wide (scale) RC tracks) .

The last track and the movie of it.




The beginnings of the new track.

The table.



The mess after giving it the topology and the layout.



experimenting in one corner (first elements)





The same corner with more elements





 

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Sweet, but I can't look anymore or I'll get tempted beyond my economical limit.

Congrats on your new job.
 

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Those cars are going to be converted to rc cars using the dnano chassis. They are Spark models made of resin. I confess that I have not yet converted one. I am waiting for the circuit to be finished to do it.
This conversion is possible because the speeds on this realistic tracks will hopefully not damage the cars. The issue is of course if two cars hit each other. Here my approach is to only race one car at time if using resin cars. To do races with 2 or more I will use plastic cars (dnano or converted Heller kits).
 

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I keep finding myself coming back to look at your track. Very cool. And Very expencive. Dnano's arn't cheap. Around $200. each I think here in the states.

I too play with 1/43 a bit. I am in the process of doing a quite large routed track that will be powered with a scalextric 6 car powerbase. Am doing 1988 24 hours of LeMans C1 and C2 cars. Have all but 4 cars now. PM me if you would be interested in some resin copies. Has been alot of work, but alot of fun too.

Keep up all the good work and keep us posted.
Thanks for sharing. Has been a real treat.

Joel
 

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Hi, what a fnatastic track operating method. 1/43 R/C!
Is this system avaailable in the UK at all as I have not heard of it before.
It might make an interesting project for the future when I have completed my slot circuit.
Once again a beutifully crafted.
BAZ
 

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Thanks for the positive feedback. One of my goals isto show Kyosho that the inovative untaped potential of the Dnanos is realistic hometracks. I hope I can do a video on the weekend.







 

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Hi rallyP (or will it be now racingP?)


I wish you success with your new job and I hope to see more about your splendid new racing track. A lot of details as the stripes on the road and those French ambulance car and van on the track side give your circuit the typical Le Mans feeling.
Well done.

rallyhub
 

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Great pictures, but static stuff is not what we need.

I suspect a video of two cars racing will put a different outlook on this.
 

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Rallyhub, thanks. I confess I am having fun with this Le Mans thing. Rallying in 1/43 RC seemed to me at the beginning to be close to impossible, now I think maybe it is possible but then only the very well trained drivers could do it (it also requires finding the perfect surface and so on too much for me to handle when I started).

Slotracedk, the blue and yellow stripes were introduced in 1987. My interest in Le Mans at this point is late 70's to early nineties. So most of this time it was with red and white stripes and even more relevant I prefer red and white.

A photo of the inspirational corner in 1979.



Montoya, on the weekend a video will be uploaded (photos are always static also in slots)
 
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