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Hi guys,

I'm back online @ home. Got my pc back!
So here am I with some update pictures!

Because I got that many reactions on the buildings, I took some detailed pictures:

Details op VIP Tower: Floor 1: Press Room - Floor 2: Vip Bar


VIP Bar close up:


Top floor: Race control, Desks wih computers:


The elevated section: rocks are coming:




Rock's done with hydrofibre, a belgian product, it handles really well:


Rocks finished and holes filled:


First trees, put in the drying rocks (barriers will be painted in alu color later):


I illuminated some buildings:

Pit lane:




Pitlane by night:






Chez Bruneau: a local foodstand


Some more sphere pictures taken during races:

M3 GTR accelerating out of Stavelot:


Same M3 GTR leaving the pits:


First public for the training sessions:


He's having a blast allready:


Another foodstand:


M3 GTR passing the pits at dawn:


Hope you enjoyed the pictures, I sure enjoyed taking them...

Greetz from Spa

Gunther
 

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Excellent Photos Gunther, the layout is looking really good now.

Looking forward to more pictures.

Regards

Alan
 

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Hi Gunther,

Your track just looks better and better with each update. PLUS - Your awesome photographs create a real atmosphere about your layout. As I said in you last update it is almost like being at the real Spa! I just love it, please keep the updates coming!


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Awsome photo's. The first 'pitlane by night' photo is one of the best slot pics I've ever seen (save that one for the next photo comp).Great job
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Best regards,
MAF
 

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Damn tDI, you're moving at a crazy pace. Have you got a assembly line going there? I must also add that it looks great. I'm not intending adding scenery to my track but after seeing how easy and fast it can be done, I'm thinking twice.
 

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Thanks once again for all the positive words:

@ Mampara: No I don't have a assambly line! Nut I allready made my buildings before I made the whole track. For example it took me about three weeks to make the pit-tower like it looks today. If you have a layout, please make some scenery, it adds so much to your track.

@ Astro: the buildings are lit by cutting up cheap christmas tree lights. I lengthen the wires to fit perfectly between the lights in the buildings. There are only two buildings lit, but they will all be lit soon. The atmosphere is superb when driving in the dark this way. I don't like lights next to the track very much, it's just not realistic. And the light that comes out of these buildings illuminates the track around it... and the effect is increddible.

In my beginning slotracer adventures, I just raced with one friend. Last racing night, there were six guys racing Petit Spa with real competition between them. They all thought I was crazy first, but it was superb to see them have so much fun at Petit Spa! We drove several 24 hour races (45 minutes) with 20 minutes darkness in it, with two drivers on each team! There was an absolute competitive racy atmosphere there. thery're hooked up now. They went to the slot shop this week, I'm curious for next monday (racing night)! Maybe I'll take some pictures of the sphere!

Greetz

Gunther
 

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Great track. Its coming on fine.

Regarding the lighting, these days you get those grain-of-wheat light sets with lots of white bulbs. Normally attached to a controller for effects. They usually run on 24 volts, but when attached to 12 volts they work fine and the bulbs should last much longer. I'm playing with a set trying to build some track lighting.
 

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So fantastic track !!! I'm impatient to see others pics

Very good idea for lighting the buildings, and the photos during race-night are very realistics

Will you make a film like..................."La Course GT" ?

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I particulary like how you have picked a theme and stuck to it; it just makes the whole thing that bit more convincing.

Never realised how effective gradient can be; it completely transforms both the look & feel of a circuit, offering a further set of challenges. I can imagine that driving the track must be brilliant, blasting up & down those hills an adventure for all the different cars - a truck must be fun.

Thanks for sharing!

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Photo's of last night:

View of the track: I begun with the trees in the center area, because afterwards it's hard to get there. The underground will be worked on with brown railroad stuff or small peat:


Center area with trees and camping site: the camping site will be more worked out, but I wanted to know where to put trees to keep the area open enough:


View of the hill you guys like so much in the backgroud:


New wall at the back of the pits, it really protects the pitbuilding: There will come tyrewall against that wall to protect the cars also:


Some sphere photo's:

People arriving at the track with their race cars on trailers:


The fireman finally came to the rescue for the crashed 355 in "Double Gauche":


BMW M3 GTR and a Marcos, ready for a night trainingsession:


Somebody spot an Enzo in the paddock!


I'll start building some more buildings now, and a "bridge" to cover the lightbridge of the timer. Then I'll work on the rest of the greenery!

Greetz from Belgium!

Gunther
 

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Amazing as it comes together! Glad to see that the rental company has replaced the coca cola vending machine after the crash the other week!

cheers

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Some race night pics of monday @ Petit Spa:

We had two 24hour races(45 min, 12.5 mins lights on, 20 mins dark, and 12.5 mins lights on) , one with modern GT's and one with sixties Le Mans cars. With two teams of two... We have a point system that the leader at 100 laps and the leader at 200 laps gets points, and the race winner. We count the results together after the two races, and we add up number of laps from the two races. The two teams had both 8 points at the end of the night and after one hour-and-a-half of racing there were three laps difference between the two cars! There was a mega competitive sphere in the garage!







Cheers

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Hi Gunther,

Still so beautiful and make me dreaming like a child
Christmas is aproaching

How long did you spend time to realize this "Great Petit Spa" ?
So, have a good race...


Mike Delanney (who has just found his n° 20 917 Gulf steve Mc Queen from Fly on ricardo.ch !!!)
 

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@ Mike: I think I started with Petit Spa about two months ago... but I think I'll work on it till the end of the year to get it finished.

Update pictures:

First of all, the sandboxes (for more info check this topic): I vacuumed the sand away, and I got this result: The sand made the paint look very natural with the bumps in the foam. I was pleased with this result, so I did the other sandboxes the same way. There are a few grains of sand left in the paintwork, but it's not enough to harm the bodies of the cars.





The rest of this weekend's work:

Worked on the greenery in the direction of Stavelot, the trees in the foam come on their permanent places this week.


These workers are ready to start the fencework. They're waiting on the guy with the rest of the fence poles. You clearly see the irritation on the face of the guy with the red cap.


Finally... there he is!


If they want to get something done this weekend, they'd better start right away! The first poles are allready standing (the poles are 14cm long nails where I took the sharp point off, put upside down through a drilled hole):


I must say... I'm very pleased with the result:


It's a lot safer in the paddock now:


The fence in front of the grandstand, placed not directly after the wall, like on the real Spa Francorchamps:




The glue of fence at "Double Gauche" still drying:


Some overview pics:




Backside of the grandstand, where there will be a few stands with food, miniatures, and stuff when the race season starts... The ground is also done with my sand in paint technique. But here I left more sand on the table, it can't harm any cars here...


Hope you won't shoot me for posting all those pics every time, but I allways have a good time taking them, so I want to share them with you...

Greetz

Gunther
 

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More impressed every time.... very inspirational!!
But how on earth did they get the caravan on the campsite ?


OK, I know.... there is my coat... I get the message
 
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