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Hey all,

Recently (as in, 2 weekends ago) I picked up a slot car track at last. I had started building a plastic track ages ago, but the realisation came that for a big track that I was wanting to do, it was going to be too expensive.

Anyway, a mate of mine in the slot car group I race with, Q32, was unfortunately moving house and had to sell his track, as he would not have room for it in his new house, so in order to 1) keep it in the group so we wouldn't lose a kickarse track, and 2) have myself a track to drive my cars on, get them going nicely, etc, I decided to buy (after careful measuring of the garage to ensure it was big enough).

Getting it to my place was a bit of an ordeal in a way, as with the table being 4.8m x 2.4m, it's a bit hard to get a trailer big enough for it. Fortunately, a fullsize car trailer in Australia is about the right length, and if you sit a track on the wheel arches, its about 4cm wider than the track was. Phew. Had about 2cm clearance each side of the trailer getting it up the driveway and through the gate also.

Anyway, I know you're all hankering for pictures, so I shall link to them - about 200kb each in size.

http://www.projectauto.net/slotcars/wholething.jpg
http://www.projectauto.net/slotcars/jgtc1.jpg
http://www.projectauto.net/slotcars/homestraight.jpg
http://www.projectauto.net/slotcars/cutting.jpg
http://www.projectauto.net/slotcars/backhalf.jpg

Forgive the lighting in some of the shots, don't have the best overhead light in the garage (only a fluro light tube, bah!).

Some may recognise the track. It's minus a few trees at the moment (haven't gotten around to putting them back in), but it's Phoeno30's old track. Which you can also find here...

Anyway, I now have a track to race on, and am even going to the extent of getting some 1/32 scale model kits of some Japanese cars (Chasing 1/32 scale AE86 Trueno kits
) to do up as N1 or N2 series race cars, for a bit of scratch building fun....

Work to do is a pit lane (non-functional unfortunately) on the grassy section before the hairpin turn onto the main straight, and build a new light gantry. And put some trees back in.. and build some armco type walls on a few sections.. the list goes on
 

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Once you get used to the track it is pretty straight forward to drive... And becomes a matter of learning each car on each lane more or less.

I've found SCX F1 cars to be an absolute hoot around this track, hence my scratchbuilds will use a couple of SCX pro turbo motors or similar I guess.
 

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Love the track - seems to have a bit of everthing and like hireassasin says it makes great use of gradients and what looks like a dipper.

How big is the track/garage? I am in the process of doing a track for a single garage and am interested in what everyone else has done.
 

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Nice track, I am sure you will have a lot of fun. We have just started using a 3 lane wooden track that has been repainted and re taped. Was built in 1966 so was very tired.

Where the 1:1 real car go now.
KiwiPete
 

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i love the cork screw, and the JGTC cars aswell
(ninco i assume?)
Looks like you got lucky buying that track, and the tire marks are brilliant!
 

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Yeah, the JGTC cars are Ninco. I don't like the Scalextric ones. A pity really, considering we're racing a series soon that will basically favour only the scaley cars (4 board tracks... 2 carrera, 1 scaley sport, 1 ninco)... Only track the Ninco will be competitive on (considering we can't replace magnets or motors) will be the ninco track, the others will favour the bar magnet so much, it's a pointless idea for a series, to try and say 'okay, run Ninco and Scalextric', when you have 3 out of 4 tracks which heavily favour Scalextric.
 
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