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The three year itch!!!!

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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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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!!!!
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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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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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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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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QUOTE (Ember @ 6 Nov 2011, 22:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Brilliant! Now... you need some scale flies buzzing around that loo. And the bog-roll does look a little neat and tidy.
Not sure i want the flies but I see what you mean about the toilet roll.
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QUOTE (-Sy- @ 7 Nov 2011, 13:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Attention to detail is excellent, love the toilet

Thanks for that. Pleased with how it turned out.
Think we need a pub next
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Realised it has been a while since an update, so here it is.
Not finished and still very much a work in progress.
Its going to be a thatched Inn, based a little bit on a real pub just outside Ilfracombe in North Devon.





Cheers Geoff
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A few more details added.
Next up will be to fit the windows.



Cheers Geoff
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QUOTE (mgmike @ 17 Nov 2011, 15:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>When do you hope to pull the first pint? looking good .
Bit to do yet, hope to get the windows in tonight. Then there is wooden supports all the way round to hold the roof up.
Once thats done I'll be on to the brewery for a delivery
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This is the pub in question



As you can see lots to do yet, roof need to be made darker too.
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A bit more done nearly ready to get set up by the track



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QUOTE (Robb @ 18 Nov 2011, 17:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Buildings look great!
Be good to see what the overall track looks like.
To all those who want to see the overall track layout here a few shots. not a large track 9ft x 4ft.
Sorry its still such a mess as it is very much a work in progress.







Still loads to do

Cheers Geoff
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Bit of an update. More work on the pub, this took longer than expected.

Hope you like the pubs name





Ignore the ugly block in the window, he's there to keep the kids out the garage
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Cheers Geoff
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QUOTE (Ember @ 24 Nov 2011, 21:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Love the pub! The yard should be a prime position for watching the cars fly by.

The reflection looks a bit like a former Aussie PM, now foreign minister.

Great work, Sir. Please continue.
Embs
Cheers Ember

So am I famous?

The pub will be the best spot to watch the racing. Benches etc all in hand.

This is a clue to my next project on the track

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 24 Nov 2011, 21:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't apologize Geoff, you are ahead of many, including me, in doing scenery, let alone a final layout!
Keep up the good work.

Hmmmmm seems like some one has been collecting popsicle sticks, eh?

Cheers!

I use them for most things, fortunately you can buy packs of them. as i dont like ice lollies.
But they are great for making most things and cheap too
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