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"Porto Corsa" (Cars2) Project

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I love Italy (even more than I love slot cars) so I was pretty excited to see glimpses of Italian landscape in the previews to the new "Cars 2" movie. And, while the movie is just okay, the fictional Italian town of "Porto Corsa" that Disney created for the movie is pretty cool. And, it seems like a good place to start in dreaming of a new slot car track. Apparently, the fictional town is based on a combination of Portafino and Monte Carlo. It's easy to see the influences. I'd love to build something themed on this. So, I got to tinkering with a preliminary design....

Some of the artwork of Disney/Pixar's Cars 2 "Porto Corsa"...

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I missed this one until now! Wow, always good to see the Rock-it Scientist in action!
I've been away from SFI for nearly a year and missed all this! Wow, superb as ever Bill and great to see a plethora of houses. Portofino, and the Cinque Terra, is a beautiful area and one of my favourite holiday destinations. The Amalfi coast comes a close second. Good to see that yellow 500 I sent you still strutting its stuff!
I love that gateway with the 500 in it! Magnificent. Then there's that beach, Wow.

I'm beginning to harbour* thoughts of a new section for my track now that we have so much space in our new clubroom. I'm thinking Alpine running down to a marina, rather like Monte Carlo with a beach. You give me 'too much' inspiration Bill!

Thanks for sharing. Absolutely superb, as usual Bill. Love that little harbour. I'm dreaming of a Monte Carlo type harbour on the track extension I'm dreaming of. I have one radio-controlled speed boat which I hav already started butchering, but my model shop has a few boats and yachts that could be used. There are a few RC hulls around and even if they are not-quite-scale you can fit them out with 1:32 seats, etc. Then the hull can be sliced off at the waterline to sit on a flat surface. It shouldn't be too difficult!

Here's one I just found. Not too expensive either.

Skip down this page and here's another.

The Whitehall boat on this page is good, but expensive.

Wow, look what I found this time! These are great!
An answer might be to put a couple of fishing boats sideways along a quayside. Even if they were 15m, so half a metre long each that would only take up a metre. I guess about ten of those little boats in the last link would fit into that space.

I used O gauge railway for my track and it fits in quite well. 1:32 railway, whatever gauge that is, is incredibly expensive. Even four straights of O gauge railway track came to 40 euros.
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