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Great layout Nik! But will you be back at t'mill on Thursday evening??? It's PP Classic GP cars and we have club cars available to race.
 

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Hi Allan, glad you like it. As for't mill....not sure yet, it's not that don't want to, more about consulting the social secretary, if you get my drift? (No pun intended).

Quick question though, if you have loaners available, do you have controllers too? I don't own a club type controller, just bog standard Scaley Sport ones with the 3.5mm jack.

ATB
 

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Club controllers are available. All welcome at t'mill. Keep your social secretary up to date by checking out the race calendar in the South Manchester sub-section.
 

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Hi again eventually. sorry it's taken so long to reply, but I've had a nightmare with my log in. You may notice the new user name, that's because I've had to create a new account. But hey, all's well & all that.

So, thank you Nik & everyone else's kind replies, I really appreciate it. I've loaded my Photobucket account with loads of pictures, so be warned
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Thanks again for the warm welcome guys.

ATB

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Ok MJE, sorry to let you down, but now my Photobucket wont work properly. Now I don't consider myself as a technophobe, but I'm beginning to wonder
I'll get it fixed asap & get some more piccies up.

While I'm here, can anybody tell me if I can post a video here with Photobucket, & if so, is there a file size limit. The video I've got is around 4 minutes duration.

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MJE, as promised.









It's amazing how quickly these pictures go "out of date".

And apologies for the poor quality, they're taken with my phone.

I don't own a digital camera, I would consider that a waste of good slot car funds
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Hi all,

A bit more of the "big dipper" part of the track. You wouldn't know it from these pictures, but it's actually a pretty steep climb up this part of the circuit.





Hope you like them.

ATB

NIK B

BTW no, I haven't anything better to do today.
 

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Hi again,

This photo is of what is to be the "Water" feature of my track, The foundations are set (I think), although the the rock in the centre may be removed first.



Now I'm not expecting to replicate anything close to uksqueeza's Quay Scene, I'd just like something that looks like water. I'm not even looking at creating ripples unless it happens accidentally. I'd just like some advice on which "water" product is easiest to use, I've seen some stuff in Hobbycraft that is granular, and needs melting & pouring into place. Does anybody out there have any experience with this product? Any tips will be gratefully received.

Thanks in anticipation,

NIK B

PS, If any of the mods could move this thread to the Tracks & Scenery section I would really appreciate it.
 

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Great looking layout..... lucky man to have that much room to do a layout INDOORS!

I especially like the brown scenery and the suspension bridge. So a couple of questions...

1) Is the scenery from molds or some other method of construction?

2) is the bridge from a kit or home made?

Thanks for sharing all the pics.
Cheers!
 

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Thanks Guys,

Wow, I wasn't expecting such a positive response, thank you!

Mr F/Ade:- Yeah, it's not the first time I've been prodded with the "digital" stick. Thing is, I just cannot justify the expense. This whole project has been created on a fairly tight budget & it would probably set me back as much as I've already sunk into it to turn it into digital. If I'd known at the outset, what I know now, things would have been very different! Routered wood, BLST....etc etc. I have plans on the drawing board, but that's for another day
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Sealevel. Where to start? Well here's the short version.

The scenery is "carved" from a medium density polyurathane foam blocks, here's a photo of some before painting began.



The bridge.



Created from a slightly higher density foam on a CNC router for the piers, & the sides were cut by hand with printed card applied before assembly.

Sorry, I haven't any pics of the process to hand, but I'll try and dig some out.

ATB

NIK B.
 
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