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After having my last track for three years I decided on totally starting again.
For me slot cars are more about model making than the racing. I enjoy a few Sunday laps but very rarely have a race night.
My old track was a mixture of sport and classic and included the old classic pit lane, LeMann start and Goodwood Chicane.

My new track is much simpler and will eventually focus more on the scenary.
Its also designed to fold up as I have an old car and may need the space to do work on her over the winter.
Here are a few shots of the early stages.

Table folded up.

First nearly completed section

Picture with the tradtional beer can in the background


So far I have completed just about an 1/8th of the track.

Cheers Geoff
 

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Looks good so far, would love to see more pics.

How does it fold so flat against nthe wall as you scenery seems quite tall?
 

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QUOTE (Wraith @ 13 Oct 2011, 07:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks good so far, would love to see more pics.

How does it fold so flat against nthe wall as you scenery seems quite tall?

If you look it acutaley doesn't sit flat against the wall, when it is folded I measured the clearance and they are written on the side of the table. This side of the table I can go upto 200mm, and about 100mm about half way across.
Sorry no other pictures at the moment.
 

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Been a while since I updated this as the two sections I'm doing have taken a bit of time.
First up is a dry stone wall feature.





The second is my first scratch built building, made from straws, lollipop sticks and card. Still a bit to do but I'm pleased so far.


 

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QUOTE (Ember @ 2 Nov 2011, 07:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Plenty of character in the old garage. I like it.

Embs
Thanks for that, that is what I'm after. As I said still a bit to do, but had to leave it alone after making 500 wooden tiles!!!!
 

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QUOTE (Ember @ 2 Nov 2011, 08:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Argh yes. There's a feeling I know well. Ever considered sanding tiny weatherboards?
Isn't it silly the things we put ourselves through.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Just started building a log store for the side, but that's having a corrugated roof.
 

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 2 Nov 2011, 08:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The building/garage is superb like Embs says - full of character
Thanks for that. Real plaster on the walls is a good effect.
When I've forgotten about doing the tiles I was thinking of doing a pub/ Inn.
 

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This is obviously the work of someone with lots of patience!


Just so you are not rushed to produce pictures before you are ready, could you post a diagram of your layout. That should satisfy the masses while you continue on your excellent work!

Keep up the great work!

Cheers!
 

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 3 Nov 2011, 05:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is obviously the work of someone with lots of patience!


Just so you are not rushed to produce pictures before you are ready, could you post a diagram of your layout. That should satisfy the masses while you continue on your excellent work!

Keep up the great work!

Cheers!

Hi there, thanks for the kind words.
As i said at the start the track is quite a simple layout as i like the model making more than the out and out racing.
The track gets raced on by me a few mates two or three times a year. Other than that i do a mixture of timed laps and Sunday driving, depends which cars I've used.
I will try the weekend to clear enough of the track to show the general layout.

Cheers Geoff
 

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Sounds great. It is often refreshing to see what is described as a "simple layout" look terrific with proper scenery.

I look forward to your pictures!

Cheers!
 

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Two new additions to my garage, both made from lollipop sticks, a log store and outside toilet.





No tiles this time, i learnt my lesson on the garage
 

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I love the toilet, but isn't it a bit dangerous sitting there, with a slot track curve behind you

Keep up the good work, I'm curious to see the final layout.
Cheers,
Danny
 

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QUOTE (Nuvolare @ 6 Nov 2011, 11:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I love the toilet, but isn't it a bit dangerous sitting there, with a slot track curve behind you

Keep up the good work, I'm curious to see the final layout.
Cheers,
Danny

I wouldn't use it!!!
 
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