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Here are some pictures of the building of the 42m rallytrack in Holland.
(With 1 cross-over it is 84m long)
I started with the table in the shape of an open circle.
Underneath are shelves for the slot-cars.
The Scalextric/SCX track is surrended by MDF borders.
Rocks are made of chicken wire, cotton and plaster.
The trees and bushes are self made from sisal rope or small twigs from the garden, with on top some steel wool.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.

This track was already in Racer, NSCC Journal, Car-on-Line( Germany) and Clubnotes (Holland)


The chicken wire and plaster for the rocks

The MDF borders

The 16m painted background

Before the scenery started

The scenery finished

The other lake before the scenery

and after the scenery has finished

Self made trees and bushes step by step

Self made small bushes

Some Minis on the finished track

Bruno Saby in his R5 Turbo on the rallytrack
 

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That sure does look like a nice track. Thanks for the instructive pictures, especially those showing how you made your own trees. How did you paint them and cover them with leaves?

Greetings,

Don Quislot
 

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Hi Don Quislot,

I plung the trees in thin paint, and powdered the grit from the modeltrain shop over it, into the still wet paint.

Another method is spraying the trees in a dark colour (black, green or brown).
After that you can spray it with by water thin made joiners glue.(normaly used for glueing wooden parts)
When it is ready, you spray the whole tree again.
When it is dry, the glue is invisible.

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QUOTE (Don Quislot @ 11 Sep 2006, 16:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That sure does look like a nice track. Thanks for the instructive pictures, especially those showing how you made your own trees. How did you paint them and cover them with leaves?

Greetings,

Don Quislot
 

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Hi everybody,

On the Scalextric rallytrack is also a winter area.
It is painted white with wall paint.
On the pictures, you can see the conversion from tarmac to snow.
The paint is thinned with water and rubbed with some clothes,
to get a smooth conversion.

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2 SCX Xsaras driving on a snowy surface.


Here only the inner side of the bend is snow covered.


The same corner, but now more of of the landscape and track visible


It is not necessary to cover all the trees with snow.
 

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Hi Rallyhub, Love the track and scenery...how did you cut the borders from the MDF? routed? jigsaw? I really like the idea as you must get a much smoother transition when hanging the back out...especially on the snow? Any chance of more pics and maybe a track layout plan?
 

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Hi Rob and The Squire,

Thank you for your compliments.

I made the borders with a jigsaw.
It was a lot of work to get it all right.

Now, I would go for a routed track.
it is much more smooth to drive.
Just for fun, here are some other pictures.

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Scalextric Subaru of Gill.


Colin McRae nearly won the Monte Carlo Rally in 2001. (Fly-by-wire defect)


SCX Lancia Stratos of Sandro Munari,
winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1977.
 

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wow Hub, very nice track it is! Can you make a picture like the one made in september, overviewing the track. I'm impressed buy the layout and really like the way the borders are made.

grandioos!!
 

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Hi rallyhub,

a great track you have
we want to see more pics from all the details, or have you a homepage?
 

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That looks great! I'm very impressed with the scenery. The bushes and trees are first rate!!!
 

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Your track is looking great. It looks like it would be a lot of fun to drive. The winter scenes look great. Very realistic looking. Your trees turned out great as well. Excellent work rallyhub!

Brad
 

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Hi Rallyhub

Love this track and scenery, i am a bit of a sucker for the winter landscape idea and this i think is one of the best, thanks for sharing and well done. Wonderful stuff.

Athrlyth
 

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Hi everybody,

It is a big pleasure for me, you not only enjoy the pictures,
but also get use about them for building your own track.

Here are the overview pictures.
Clockwise, between picture 1 and 4, you can enter the open circle,
which is the shape of the table.

rallyhub


The snow section.


The longest section.


The longest section in the other direction,
clockwise of the first picture.


The corkscrew, with some kind of snow.
 

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I bow down to you that looks awsome i just wish i had more room and i would extend my box mountain i love all the pics.

One question how thick is the mdf is the same as the track thickness.
or how have you sunk it in.

best regards nik awsome pics.
 

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Hi slicknick,

Thanks for the compliments.


The mdf is about 8mm thick, the same as the track is.
The sharp edges are rounded with some sand paper, before painting.
Use a paint, that does not gleam too much, otherwise you will have less grip.
Wall paint is perfect.
On my wall painted snowy areas, I got more grip than elsewhere.
It is also important that the level of the track is about 1mm or less higher than the border.

I placed some strips of pasteboard under the track to get it right.
In this way, the cars can drift easy, without stucking on the edge of the border.
I hope this helps you.


rallyhub


Drifting on the rounded border edge. The track a little higher than the border.


The same story with the rounded edge.
 
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