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It was a 9.30 start this morning as we made final preparations to the new layout.
Many thanks for Poison Dwarf Chris & Wayne Oral for helping out today.
The track works like a dream with not a bump in sight.
Because of the extra width we have been able to banish the Grandstands to the edges of the layout, giving members a better view of the track whilst racing. I`m sure this small change will be welcomed as several people have commented on the viewing situation in the past.
The two main curves are now wider & more sweeping which means higher entrance & exit speeds, however this has been at the cost of a slight reduction in the length of the main straight.
The inner curves are still challenging, but are not quite as tight as before. Although you do seem to get better grip on the birchwood surface than on the old MDF.
The "chicane section" has disappeared altogether adding to the overall speed of the new layout.
We hope you enjoy your new track.It has been an expensive exercise, but treat properly it will give many years of pleasure to club members.
Next on the agenda is to upgrade both the power supply & throttles throughout the remainder of 2011 & into 2012.

Don`t forget you have the opportunity to test out the new track on Club Championship night, this Thursday. Doors open from 7pm. Racing starts at 8pm. New members always welcome.

Finally, in recognition of all Rons efforts the new track will be named in his honour;

THE RONALDO RACEWAY.

Cheers,
Kev.

Ron adding the final touches.



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Got down the club first thing this morning so I could spend the day painting in the green areas........git spooky those old engine sheds when you`re in there by yourself....

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"Braw"... fantastic Scottish there Leo!

Here`s where you can all laugh at us.
The gray is "Cool Gray" matt emulsion from Homebase.
The green is "Lovely Green" matt emulsion from B&Q.......it`s all we could shoplift.....
I was wanting to use Sandtex paint, but all the puffs in the club who use NSR cars were frightened in case it hurt their tyres....diddums...
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Thank-you Martin, we look forward to welcoming you at NERCS!
The gray was put on with a bog standard B & Q Value roller...it gave a lovely texture!
I brush painted the green. It was simply a case of marking 2 inches out from the track all the way round, then painting. Took over five hours to do, but I reckon it was worth it.
Cheers,
Kev.

P.S. NERCS is going to get down to Pendles before Xmas, so I might see you then!
 
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