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Gentlemen,
As a newbie to SF I thought I would share some pictures of my home track. It is a landscaped Scalextric Classic 4-Lane using a MRC variable (0-18v) train transformer per lane. Buildings are a mixture of mainly vintage Scalextric and some newer Carrera Garages (tucked under the bridge), Mike's Scenic Supplies, Gakworld, carrera4fun.de paper vending machines and SCX Rally tent. the 150 people are a mix of vintage Scalextric, MRRC, current Carrera and SCX, a couple of old Tamiya army men and the Pit Babes from Slot.it. Over 350 trees have been planted!! Track and slot-car collection are located in my garage where I am fortnate enough to have 2 spare parking slots.

Race control and timing is through a pair of DS-Slot Stop'n'Go and DS-300 boxes linked to a PC-LapCounter software (thanks Guy Langenakens- brilliant stuff!).

We race on the track as part of our Los Angeles club (The On The Hill Gang) every 2 to 4 weeks, usually 12-18 people depending on the weekend.

Hope you like it and welcome any thoughts on improvements. The buildings and people all need painting and refurbishing but one thing at a time! I have only just got the 800 cars sorted out in the display cabinets! Apologies in advance for the low quality of the pictures, still figuring out how to do the digital camera thing!

All the best,
Stephen

The Overall Track: approx 16 meters/55 feet per lane, part of dispay cabinets reference libary in background

Pit Row Close Up

Pit Straight and drag up the hill with 8ft workbench in background

Continuing across the hill/bridge and other end of pit straight. Note the real tire wall at the end of the straight consisting of used slot car tires fromt he last 15 years

Back part of photo the off-camber curve down the hill leading into u-turn leading into back-to-back Goodwood chicanes - a favourite of the marshalls! - and then down the main straight.

Grandstands on main straight

View of Goodwood infield section with historic cars display

The sweet taste of victory

One of the two display walls for the colection. Cabinets are perspex to my own design with mirrored backs which each hold 50 cars on 5 shelves of 10 each.
 

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i love the 4 lane goodwood chicane! either you have been collecting cars for a while, or you have more money than i thort, thats a sizable collection! nice track too
 

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I will try to work on the close-ups of the display cabinets but first I have to find a place to post the photos to. If anyone can help me on that I would be most grateful.

In the track/collection comments I have been collecting since I got my first set when I was 8 years old but that is only 31 years ago! Luckily I have always lived in slot-car friendly countries - Australia, UK, Denmark, France, USA - that had focus on 1:32 scale. Og ja, Rene, jeg er Dansk - that is for Rene!

The collection is primarily SCX, Scalextric, Ninco and Fly with a handful of Carrera, TeamSlot, Slot.it thrown in. Racing is SCX and Ninco, all with old NC-1 or RX-4/8 motors for better non-magnet racing

Here are some more images while I figure out the display cabinet photos
All the best,
Stephen

The garage looking into the left corner

and into the right


and the racing posters on the right wall


and the racing posters on the left wall

looking up the main straight

esses across the top of the bridge: the DS units under the bridge are now 3 double Carrera garages

feverish rally car perparation as the historic Le Mans series passes by

refreshments on the cliff top

one of 3 camera towers on the track

the view from the Dunlop Tower across the track

view down the main straight

Goodwood corner looking back to the pit straight

the horseshoe going into Goodwood

better view of the right hand side display cabinets

better view of the left side display cabinets

someone always forgets to shut the door to the port-a-potty!
 

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As one of the fortunate On-the-Hill-Gang members, I can attest to the sheer joy of racing on Stephen's track! Not only has he lived in slot-friendly countries, it's pretty clear he lives in a slot-friendly HOUSEHOLD!

Would that my "better half" allowed me the budget that Stephen has....

Stan
 

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who said anything about it being allowed, you should see the stuff I have to do as penance.........
 

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Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, Stephen, I think that is the sort of dream track that a lot of people would love to own.

By screwing up my eyes I also notice that you seem to like my favourite era of slot cars- 80s to early 90s SCX. I can make out a row of Mk1 Fiestas & Renault 5s. Any chance of some row by row shots, perhaps in the collectors section, as yours are much better presented than mine!

One day, though, one day..........

Mr.M
 

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Hi Farrout,

Just wanted to say - that looks awesome!!

I like the way you've done your scenery - lots of colour and spectacle and really nice dioramas. Brilliant!

Have you got a track plan that shows the whole layout please?

And as for that collection....


Rob


PS If you don't mind I'm going to use your pics in my defence next time my wife starts suggesting I've got enough cars (I've only got 100 or so!).
 

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Hi Stan! Getting ready to post about the track rebuild. Since I have kept it secret from Slot Forum for 4 years
 

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Ok folks it is time to resurrect this thread and update you all on the last decade
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Essentially this is my home track. It WAS a landscaped Scalextric Classic 4-Lane using a MRC variable (0-18v) train transformer per lane. Buildings are still a mixture of mainly vintage Scalextric and some Gakworld, carrera4fun.de and a SCX Rally tent. The 150 people were a mix of vintage Scalextric, MRRC, current Carrera and SCX, a couple of old Tamiya army men and the Pit Babes from Slot.it. and about 150 trees trees. It was a big figure 4 with highest spot being all of 4 inches above the table. The 12ft by 10ft track and the then 800+ slot-car collection are located in my 3 car garage where I am fortunate enough to have 2 spare parking slots. Race control and timing is through a pair of DS-Slot Stop'n'Go and DS-300 boxes linked to a PC-LapCounter software (thanks Guy Langenakens- brilliant stuff!). We race on the track as part of our Los Angeles club (Farroutslotcars.com) which has about 12-14 home based tracks that we race on every second weekend.

So why am I posting about it now? Well it changed, a little bit. It is still 4 lanes and uses same electrical stuff but now has over 300 1/32 people as well now having and entire set of scenes in 1:43 scale and 1:72 for forced perspective areas. There are now closer to 350 trees but is now entirely routed and has fully been landscaped and is now up to about 20inches above the table top with pond river, waterfalls and even a gorge. Just slightly different.

So this post will attempt to bring you through the process and show you some hopefully nice little things.
 

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