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Lars Ole
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Hi all, and endless thanks to all the fantastic and creative people in the forum.

Well I've desided to start build a sectional permanent track that can be packed away even though it will contain different landscaping.

Actually I set out to build a small test track so that I could clean up and fine tune all my cars that have been in the chicken shed all summer.
But I ended up with this:


After a litle playing around I thought that it would be an allright track to build as a permanent track.
And I started playing around and planning the different sections:

I used some time finetuning the TwistyCurbyHumpSection:


I still han't got a good idea as to how I'm gonna support this TwistyCurbyHumpSection, so any ideas are welcome.


And out of the twistyCurbyHumpSection:


And into Section 3:


The cars used for elevation supports are some of the cars that should have been cleaned and here is another one:


I did a small video while adjusting the different pieces of track
Fly Lancia no-magnet speed controller in the left hand cammera in the right hand:

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Sector1 Back:


Sector1 Latch:


Sector 1 and 2:


Sector 1 Storage compartment:


Placing of initial elevations


The Goodwood Pass:


First Test drive:


Aston Coming down:


Cop At the turn Around at the mountain top:


The front of the two sections will contain landscaping and track aswell and so will the top and bottom pieces for section 2
I've got quite a few ideas for this so I hope I'll be able to maintain focus and tuck along with all this track building stuff.

So please tell me what you all think.

Cheers.....&
 

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Lars Ole
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Hi all
Thought it was about time for an update :)

I'm mostly doing this in the week-ends so I'm not progressing as fast as I would like, how ever I did manage to finish all borders so that the track is now officially ressesed:



I allso modded a goodwood chicane to create the goodwood pass:



Another shot of some borders on the uphill turn



Allso I did two different Sandwich Foam constructions

the 180 hairpin



the 180 Insertion place



180 in place
The mickey Mouse ears will be used for my permanent and allways within reach can of CocaCola :)



The other sandwich that I did was the actual turnaround point at the top of the mountain, even though it's within the limits of the top sector, I want to be able to Unmount the loop and mount one of the flight case fronts so in the end(in many moons) I'll be able to make a complete circuit and make a two person race ( did that make any sense ? I hope so):

the turn Around Mounted into place



The turn Around unmounted



This one was a litle tricky and I had to glue a couple of things inplace before foaming:



Cheasy 80ties Hair Metal records and some heavy stuff on top is great to level everything while the expander foam does its thing



And then some finetuning of the excess foam



Pretty level



only a litle left :)



and then a couple of sketches for the next face

the main road is gonna continue here just before the Goodwood pass:



and ofcourse I'm gonna attempt to do a waterfall which are gonna span the goodwood pass and fall all the way through the 2 sections.... hopefully real running water :)



Comments & suggestions are welcome
Hope you enjoyed
 

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Bill
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Love the way you designed the waterfall section -- now that Goodwood section makes perfect sense. You've got a nice artistic eye. Looking forward to further updates!
 

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Dang, PSRRFH! .. when you think you've seen it all .. there comes a new way to it! Build it in a box, eyh! Missed this one, but I'll keep an eye on it ..

Btw. I'll also bet that the C.C.-brand and Heineken in view .. is same can size? Or even a Tuborg?

-- ron --
 

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QUOTE (jmswms @ 29 Sep 2008, 22:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Love the way you designed the waterfall section -- now that Goodwood section makes perfect sense. You've got a nice artistic eye. Looking forward to further updates!
Thx alot, rock mastro of all rock mastros, it's gonna be a challenge this scenery thing

QUOTE (ronMcRain @ 29 Sep 2008, 22:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dang, PSRRFH! .. when you think you've seen it all .. there comes a new way to it! Build it in a box, eyh! Missed this one, but I'll keep an eye on it ..

Btw. I'll also bet that the C.C.-brand and Heineken in view .. is same can size? Or even a Tuborg?

-- ron --

The beers are in the picture to remind me to drink more of them as I rarely get out.
actually the Heinekens were brought to me by a dutch guy(Jan, You know who you are) that came to race on my big layout, and the six Tuborg Classics in the back I had bought in case he wanted something to drink :) the one missing Heineken was dropped on the ground and exploded just when he arrived and I think 10 minutes later we were drinking cold cans of CocaCola instead of beer :_)
Actually I like beers quite a bit and get me to drink 2 and you cant make me stop, but I really hate the hangover, and it takes me something like 2 days to get over it, which dosn't work well with a kid and all.

The box concept is probably not a new thought, but it will be handy(Even quite heavy) and I'll have something to race on when I'm alone(Like most of the time).
 

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Hi

This a looking good! Never seen a plastic rally track before, so it should look great!

How about a Italian look? Running through the streets would look great!

Jon
 

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QUOTE (ronMcRain @ 29 Sep 2008, 22:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dang, PSRRFH! .. when you think you've seen it all .. there comes a new way to it! Build it in a box, eyh! Missed this one, but I'll keep an eye on it ..
-- ron --

I'm building my village in a box too Ron, or did you miss that one too?


QUOTE (ferraif40 @ 30 Sep 2008, 23:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi

This a looking good! Never seen a plastic rally track before, so it should look great!

How about a Italian look? Running through the streets would look great!

Jon

Yep, good idea Jon, I'm here with any photos you might need. Let me know.
 

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Lars Ole
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QUOTE (Graham Lane @ 1 Oct 2008, 12:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yep, good idea Jon, I'm here with any photos you might need. Let me know.

actually if you or any other have any photos of "roadside tributes" or "Maddonas" or "Plates in mememory of"
eg. on Col de Portet d'Aspet in france, cyclist Fabio Casartelli tragically died in a crash and they put up a Monument in memory of him.
wikki link here

I think I'm gona try not to make it one particular country or area all over but instead try to have, different types and blend them into each other(so ofcource the italian village are gonna be there somewhere, somehow and sometime).

Allso I'm a virgin(not for long) to this scenery thing so it's basically gonna be trial an error.....all over the place :)
 

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you might say you are a scenery virgin, but remember, training makes a master
The layout is great and it will be fun to follow the scenery, and hey if your scenery is as good as your drawing, you will be fine!
Per
PS: Do you know any good slot shops in Copenhagen (actually writing this from a hotel room in Copenhagen!)
 

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Lars Ole
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....Well before I go mental I better do something else.... I'm velding all the track pieces together for the goodwoodpass, something that I don't really find very inspiering :-( so I desided to experiment with some styro rock formations aswell.

Added a couple of cars to see how it looked :)

some spectators

another

number 3

4


besides that I recieved this in the mail and I can't even try it :-( .-(

I just love the vents

And it looks good with theese 2


Stay happy & thx for watching..
 

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Lars Ole
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QUOTE (perthor @ 2 Oct 2008, 22:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>you might say you are a scenery virgin, but remember, training makes a master
The layout is great and it will be fun to follow the scenery, and hey if your scenery is as good as your drawing, you will be fine!
Per
PS: Do you know any good slot shops in Copenhagen (actually writing this from a hotel room in Copenhagen!)

You can say that :)

try this link:
togshoppen

it's a train shop, but they have good scalextric support, and good offers on fly classics and ninco cars, they are cleaning theire stock.
 

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QUOTE (PSRRFH @ 2 Oct 2008, 23:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>actually if you or any other have any photos of "roadside tributes" or "Maddonas" or "Plates in mememory of"
eg. on Col de Portet d'Aspet in france, cyclist Fabio Casartelli tragically died in a crash and they put up a Monument in memory of him.
wikki link here

I think I'm gona try not to make it one particular country or area all over but instead try to have, different types and blend them into each other(so ofcource the italian village are gonna be there somewhere, somehow and sometime).

Allso I'm a virgin(not for long) to this scenery thing so it's basically gonna be trial an error.....all over the place :)
I'll post some photos of roadside shrines and madonnas shortly for you.

BTW if you're claiming to be a slot car virgin...try SCX.
 

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Lars Ole
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Hi, just a couple of images of the styro Rocks, without spraypaint:


Don't eat that yellow snow.... the yellow pieces of styro, is pieces of expander foam that i cut up an added inbetween the styro, which seems to give a nice variation, to the structures
from the other end:

And I just gotta praise Ninco for making nice cars, Theese tires are so nice:


why is it that every Ninco car that I buy, I can just remove the Magnut, and it runs fantastic without any further adjustments, I love 'em

Thx all
 

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Well, Inbetween welding trackpieces like a mad man I have started to prepare for the sceenery phase, so here are some images to substantiate my claims :)

10 different shades of scatter

from left to right
1. Absolute Finlandia Moss
2. Reds Nightmare
3. Canyon clay
4. Autum Leaves
5. Choked on curry
6. Bar'B'cue Spice
7. Oregano Nightmare
8. Daddys Illigal blend
9. Anthrax attack
10. Ebony chuncks
it's all MDF dust wiped up from the floor so very cheap :)

Mostly pine related types of trees, but allso I tried to create some kind of hanging tree like some birch types, which still needs some work


Trees in the horizon


Trees Close Up


Giant pine ?


Well not much but I guess it's a start,
only thing that cost anything are the colors which are the cheapest ratle cans that I can get, Black Green and Yellow for the trees, and some additional blue, red, black and white for the scatter variations.
 

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QUOTE (knoath @ 13 Oct 2008, 22:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey PSRRFH, that's looking the goods.
Nice line up!!!
What have you used for the foliage on the birch?

well the birch was an experiment, basically I cut 6 pieces of string,(like the one you hang you newly washed cloth on, but not nylon, my English freind says it's called hemp string, tried to smoke it but nothing happend, nahh just kidding)
wrapped them together at the bottom with some wire, then started to split the strings, (same concept as the wire trees/gum trees you and Rally hub are doing), until the ends are all tiny pieces of string, then I spraypainted the leaves parts first with black, then slap it into som MDF dust, then yellow, MDF dust, then green + MDF dust, and then small dabs of yellow here and there to give the green color some variance.
Hope this make sence otherwise I'll do a photo tutorial on them if anybody's interested.

Here's some close ups of the birch

closer

a slap in you face

I'll probably add some crepe paper to the stem(or the stub, whatever the thing in the midle is called) and allso extend it a bit as it ended up being rather short I think.

@ Graham
I hope it will be good, I've had a whole bunch of great teachers(including yourself) here on slotforum, for the last year or so. :)
if it dosn't I'll blame you and the rest of the guys - As I'm pretty shure theres no girlies in here. :-(

Thanks all for watching & questions and comments are welcome
 
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