SlotForum banner

New track

73161 Views 239 Replies 61 Participants Last post by  Arerrac
Spent three days cleaning out my shed. Finally making a track that will make for great racing as well as another track that I can do some scenery with. The bigger track is finished but still needs to be hoisted to the ceiling cavity. In the meantime I need a track to distract the boys here so a nice little three lane deal should do fine.

I'll post update photos as progress is made and answer any questions.

The first comment I'll make is the track hills were made using small gauge bird-wire with chopped strand fibre-glass mat laid over the top then a flexible rubber based waterproofing compound placed over the top of the mat. Quick simple, non-edible and permanently flexible.

Also note, I placed some clear Perspex strips around the track edge, so my 5 yr old son can see the cars coming down the hill. His first complaint when the track had a timber border. The clear Perspex can be seen just above the Cooper. Not my idea, saw someone do it here and I can recommend it. Also think it adds some depth to a layout.

The track has only really one level area and everywhere is is uphill and downdale.

Hopefully the photos work!

New scale timber fence pit wall.

See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 6 of 240 Posts
Looks great, I enjoy wathcing the progress on this clasic track. Your scenery looks spot on, the best I can say is
, keep the updates and pics coming! Per
See less See more
Just spent half an hour to read this from the start to beginning, and it has just been one great wow
. Your work, your attention to details, the scenery it all takes yiou back in time, it is so real that it is spooky! I love the narrow shape of the track, it has a great feel to it! I think I need to take up evening classes when I compair the work skills with my own track
Cant wait to follow the developments in this back to the future perfect 10 story, Thanks Per PS do you have a easy ABC on how to paint back drops?
See less See more
Your woodwork is one of a kind! Great job, your thread is full of enjoyment and inspiration for us others! Keep the updates and pics coming, Per
Just great to re visit this thread, the track is just getting better and better.
I 2nd Sig's question "what happened to the terraced houses"? Would appreciate
a photo update on them, please?
Looking great, and it is a pleasure looking at and getting inspiration from, thanks.
I would be very grateful if you could shed some light on the electric set up for the track, please?
The more I look at scratch built tracks the more I fancy doing one, so your help would be very much appreciated.
Regards Per
1 - 6 of 240 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.