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DETAILS

ESTABLISHED: March 20, 2010
TRACK BRAND: Scalextric Sport
NUMBER OF LANES: 4
POWER: MG Variable Power Supply with 8 Power Taps
TIMING SYSTEM: Trackmate w/Calrson Timing Track Pieces & Track Call Button / 26" & 15" LCD Screens
TRACK FOOTPRINT: 16.21' X 6.89'
TABLE FOOTPRING: 18' X 7.5'
MAIN STR8WAY: 11' 2.5" (yes, I measured it)

LANE LENGTHS

LANE 1 / White: 58.76'
LANE 2 / Red: 57.15'
LANE 3 / Yellow: 55.54'
LANE 4 / Blue:
53.94'

FASTEST LAP TIMES (RACE EVENTS ONLY)

NINCO / IROC 3.20.10
LANE 1 / WHITE: Bowler Raid Truck w/ NC7 (mag) 6.446 seconds / Shawn
LANE 2 / RED: Porsche w/ NC5 (mag) 5.523 seconds / Legion
LANE 3 / YELLOW: Ferrari w/ NC5 (mag) 5.450 seconds / Kurt
LANE 4 / BLUE: Mercedes DTM w/ NC2 (mag) 6.256 seconds / Kurt

POWERSLOT / IROC 5.15.10
LANE 1 / WHITE: Nissan 350Z (non-mag) (orange) 6.41 seconds / Legion
LANE 2 / RED: Nissan 350Z (non-mag) (blue) 6.03 seconds / Shawn
LANE 3 / YELLOW: VW Polo (non-mag) (orange) 6.21 seconds / Pat
LANE 4 / BLUE: VW Polo (non-mag / inline) (blue) 6.99 seconds / Legion

FLY CLASSIC / CHEVRONS ONLY 5.15.10
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.881 seconds / Legion
LANE 2 / RED: 6.639 seconds / Legion
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.701 seconds / Legion
LANE 4 / BLUE: Currently no official time posted in this lane

LE MANS CLASSICS / MULTI BRANDS 5.15.10
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.708 seconds / Legion / Sloter Lola
LANE 2 / RED: 6.441 seconds / Legion / Sloter Lola
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.500 seconds / Rod / Fly Porsche
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.458 seconds / Rod / Fly Porsche

FERRARI FREE 4 ALL / IROC / CARRERA 512BBs 12.4.10
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.471 / Legion
LANE 2 / RED: 6.377 / Matt
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.276 / Sebastian
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.431 / Legion

O32SRL / SLOT IT SERIES
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.175 / Rod 2010
LANE 2 / RED: 5.935 / Rod 2010
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 5.972 / Rod 2010
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.188 / Rod 2010

O32SRL / SCX NASCAR SERIES
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.531 / Wayne 2011
LANE 2 / RED: 6.490 / Sebastian 2010
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.553 / Pat 2011
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.524 / Legion 2011

CARRERA HEAVY METAL / AKA VINTAGE NASCAR 3.5.11
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.359 / Matt / Superbird
LANE 2 / RED: 6.361 / Shawn / Road Runner
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.322 / Pat / Road Runner
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.446 / Matt / Superbird

FLY CLASSICS ONLY 5.14.11 (from the 4 Hrs of Le Mans Team Race)
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.588 / Ken / 908 Porsche
LANE 2 / RED: 6.438 / Ken / 908 Porsche
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.638 / Matt / Ferrari 512 Short Tail
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.509 / The Other Eric / Chevron

NSR / DOUBLE DOWN IROC @ LRS & MONZA 11.5.11
LANE 1 / WHITE: 6.283 / Pat / 917
LANE 2 / RED: 6.078 / Legion / P68
LANE 3 / YELLOW: 6.165 / Pat / GT40
LANE 4 / BLUE: 6.048 / Legion / Mark IV

POINTS OF DECISION

2 SQUEEZE CHICANE STR8'S SIDE BY SIDE / AKA THE MEAT GRINDER (RARELY COMES INTO PLAY, BUT IT CAN BE INTERESTING AT TIMES)


SQUEEZE HAIRPIN WITHIN LANES 3 AND 4


THE ESSES (INSIDE AND OUTSIDE LANES HAVE R1 CURVE / KICKER) / AKA DEVIL'S BACKBONE




LAYOUT SHOTS
















THIS IS PHOTO PETE (I made the camera)






NINCO SAFETY FENCE W/CUSTOM BARRIER MOUNTS (All held together w/silicone and screwed down)


THIS IS PHOTO PAUL...NO RELATION TO PHOTO PETE (I made this camera too and the hinged fence opening)




THIS IS BIEDERMAN'S BEND (A tribute to the man who gave me 3/4's of the SCX foam tire walls




THE WRECK SCENE









TRACK CREW MEMEBER GETTING THE FRONT WHEEL THAT CAUSED THE WRECK


IT'S A SMOKIN' NOW

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I turned a mechanic into the driver of my wreck scene with the cuts and scrapes of a hobby knife to remedy the flaws in his vintage suit.

1. I cut away most of the flapped over collar to look more like the velcro closure tab that goes around the driver's neck and removed
2. Cut the rag away on the arm. This makes it look like he's holding an injured arm in his other hand. I miscolored the area to mimic bruising.
3. Cut away all the rag that hung below his hands.
4. Removed the pockets from the legs and chest.
5. Cut the detail of the loafer shoes and blend into the socks to fashion boots.

THE CONTROL TOWER WITH A WORKING JUMBOTRON
That's Enzo Ferrari and his uhhh....neice...yeah, that's who she is

I cut out the 3 windows that use to be on the front of the tower and put a old cell phone inside of it. I have about 1.5 hours of real life racing on it.

I made all the signs on the tower too.



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THE LOUD SPEAKERS
I used the ear cones a doctor uses to exam your ears, styrene tubing, beads, scrap plastic & wood and model parts to make these come to life.














THE FLAGMAN'S NEST
What do 4 legs from a computer monitor stand, a wood dowl, a screw, a clear retail iPod display case, a scale ladder,
some paint, silicone and some left over wood have in common? They make this with a little thought and creativity.




THE BILLBOARDS
Matt's alter-ego...a cheese used car salesman I made these from cut off scraps from my Dad's wood shop projects. I created the image
and blended Matt's face onto the salesman's body.

The Homies are hangin' in the woods behind Matt's billboard....taggin' it too. I made the Krylon spray can from a model piece I shaped the top with a hobby knife and painted the logo with a toothpick.


The GEICO billboard is making fun of the left turn only NASCAR folks.






THE LE MANS INSPIRED AUDI SIGN
I came up with this idea after watching the last 15 hours of the 2011 Le Mans. I used 1/8" and 3/32" brass rod to create the frame work.
The face plates are 1/8" styrene sheets with 3/16" tubing glued to the back of them. The tubes have a section cut away and act as clips.
So, I can easily remove the signs and replace them down the road.




THE SHELL FUEL STORAGE TANK
I used a empty baby wipes container, a display base from an action figure, metal rod, MFD, various model parts, custom decals, Plastruct ladder w/cage and a battery operated LED kit for this one.











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TIRE WALLS
I used old rubber tires to cars I no longer own. Thanks to Rod, Matt & Harry for their donations too!!! Just siliconed together.



This tire stack after the Meat Grinder can give some added action if a car hits it hard enough. The front tires are siliconed together and have posts inside them. The tires behind them are loose
and will fall on impact.


WRECKED GUARDRAILS
I made these by heating them up over the toaster and then using an old wire crimper to smash, tap and crimpe the hot guardrails into shape. Once I had them where I liked them I ran them under cold water to fix the damage into place. Add some colored Sharpies and smudge them to appear as paint marks and you're done.








I added the aftermath of the car's vital fluids and the trail as the car was towed off from the scene. I just used a single cars tire
and an ink pad to create the tire marks. Then I used black and brown model paints thinned with paint thinner.
 

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AWESOME DUDE...AWESOME
Iam on a cell. Will look more tomorrow.
Love your tannoy speakers.
Them homies taggin the circuit. tut tut...
(how tall are the homies. have seen them. but never knew how tall they are)

That double meat grinder sponsored by earls. looks a real MINCER...!

Cheers
Si.
 

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QUOTE how tall are the homies. have seen them. but never knew how tall they are

They vary to be honest. I simply had them from a one of the Carrera grandstands I got from
a friend. I think if you can use just them or position them alone they work just fine. However, I
wouldn't mix them within my MRRC and Carrera figures in the grandstands. They just stand out
too much in those surroundings, but alone chillin' in the woods and tagging a billboard...perfect.
I also shot them with a dull coat. Originally, they have a very shiny and plastic finish.
 

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Yep....USA

Green Stuff = 2 layers of 3/16" masonite...primed and painted. The closest I could find to the thickness of Sport track.

I'm in the process of making two more loud speaker sets to space out down the middle of the track.

It is a fun track to race....I just wish it got raced on more often after all the effort.
 
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