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The remaking of Crow Valley Sprint Track

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Crow Valley Sprint Track Mk2.

(The first pic is of the original Mk1 build and what I'm remaking, only a little bigger)

Hi Guys,
You maybe interested in the remaking of the sprint track I made back in 2005. The original track was used in the 2006 Slot Rally GB. I sold that original track on Ebay shortly after the event to a winner in London and it was never seen again. I always regretted selling it, so now the 'pull' of slot racing has returned, I want my sprint track back!

There was always a plan to add a 4th section to the Mk1 track, so in starting all over again a 4th section can be properly added. The original plan was to simply add another section in length, but since doing quite a bit of online sim racing over the last few years, I have discovered the Oulton Park turn 5 shell oils corner (as well as always knowing the Nordschleife Carousel). So this has given me the chance to add a new feature to the coarse that is a little more interesting than just more flat turns.

Now work has started on the Mk2 track. The track is made up of 4 pieces of 3x2' 6mm MDF boards. Thickness will be added to the underside of the slot once the racing line has been marked and a 3.2x9mm slot will be routed in. There will also be a load of extra wood on the underside for strength as well as all the original Mk1 details added on the topside. The white surface you can see is 3 coats of primer ready for marking out and the white will form the part of the track markings, hence why 3 coats have been applied.

The boards you see laid out measure 11x2' with a 2x1' bump, the extra piece is for the bridge and any extras I may need (carousel). I will add more pics as I go and show how I personally go about making a routed slot track.

Rob
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Well done. Any videos of cars going on it?
Thanks Grunz,

I did do one the other day when I put it all together after the wiring, but the car had dirty tyres, the track was dusty and I had the power way down low, it was just a test run. The speed was not impressive enough to show the world, it was only really for me as a test run.

However, I put half of it together in the house with clean NSR tyres on my NSR Porsche 997 and a cleaned the track. That situation was a WHOLE different story. I'm just finishing off the carousel wall and bridge this weekend, then I'll get all the perimeter fencing done, once that's finished, I'll do another video for you :)
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Thanks Rob. So you have the option to assemble only some modules of the track?
All parts of the track can be powered on their own, but you'd fall off the end of the track. I was using half the track to test the grip and stopping or catching the car before it fell off the end :ROFLMAO:

I can however run it in 'short mode', that is to leave out the section of track with the 'wibble wobble' in it (the part between the carousel and triple hairpin). So 4 sections, not the full 5.
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I see, so you have a short course mode...and in any case you could also expand it as you like with other modules.
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Bridge and underpass have been finished and the ground work started. Chicken wire, news paper and tissue paper mixed with PVA have been used to fill in the gaps. Once dry, it will be covered over with plaster of Paris.


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Just gets better doesn`t it. :)
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Been pushing on with detail and snapped this pic as I went!
Still lots to finish, but will be racing it next month.

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that looks so good. What did you use to simulate the corrugate roof?
careful, you might need special equipment for handling it!
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Wow, that last picutre looks so real! Awesome build, a masterpiece!
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Thank you, but to be fair, it's the figure and the car that make the picture look good, not so much my work ;)
Stunning photo, nonetheless. The focal point and depth of field are art.
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Thank you, but to be fair, it's the figure and the car that make the picture look good, not so much my work ;)
Give yourself a bit more credit man! ;-)
I think that makes the pics is also how well in scale the paddock and the other components look in relation to the figure and the car.
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I'd second that the photo looks superb
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Doesn't look as if a truck will fit through there. :unsure:

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Great to see this project developing, Fantastic. (y) (Ron Trackside STNE)
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It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it !!
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Great to see this project developing, Fantastic. (y) (Ron Trackside STNE)
Hi Ron, good to see you on here, theres an absolute wealth of knowledge on this forum (y)
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