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Outback Adventure

15150 Views 47 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  J.C.Nogueira
Hi all that may be interested.

Had this space under my existing Carrera digital track (The Roller Coaster) and thought instead of filling it with storage boxed and alike I would put it to a more practical use.
The odd shape is due to a disused fireplace (now you push a button and the aircon does the rest) - was thinking of removing it but remembered that it served two purposes 1. Fireplace 2. Support for the room above - so it stays.
The space is made up of 3 section - from left to right (width first) 1.2M X 1M, 1.2M X .45M and .90M X 1M.

I have two 4 wheel drive cars, a Humber and a Pajero so thought I would like a nice outback run with lots of hilly bits and obstacles.

Found a SCX off-road raid track up for auction so I put a bid in and won, at a very cheap price (included another Pajero and a VW Touareg) so I got building a frame from 50mm square pine (found it in the garage) and then bought some 9mm MDF and some wheels and a track is born, now called "Outback Adventure".

Need 4 additional R2 curves to complete the track and they should arrive this week.

Probably wont do much for a few weeks yet as I want to run it for a while and make any configuration adjustment before I start the landscaping.

As I have a mismatch of track I wanted to paint it all the one colour - would appreciate your input on track preparation and type of paint to use.

Cheers from AUS
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It's alive!! Looks like fun. Have you tried anything else on it? Wouldn't you like to see a 2CV going around?

Cool video. It looks like a fun challenge to drive that track. I've never driven a rally track before. I'm guessing the temptation to gain air would be my undoing.

Tried a couple of other cars but with those hills I need a car with heaps of ground clearance - was only built for my 4 X 4 action so I will stick to the VDub, Pajero and the Humber for now - the other guys I race with also have the same cars as me.


"Cool video" coming from you is a huge complement --- Thanks heaps.

I unfortunately have the same issue - Lots of air is good

Cheers and Thanks
wow i really like that track
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Hey I see you wanted to paint it so all would be the same color? Many over here use UMA paint by XIM It sticks to plastic and you can tint it to the color you want as it comes white. Cool looking track!
See my wood setup track painted in UMA paint The Amoeba

And a Fly truck on Fly Truck on The Amoeba
Thanks for the paint info HarV

The Amoeba is a great looking test track

Hello Scootcar50.
Thank you for showing, over this track.
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