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Lars Ole
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Hi there....
Well I'm starting a new smallish rally layout, build from Scalextric Sports and Classic track.

Here is a little video of the prototype shopping mall, I'm gonna build the track as a football stadium with the carriers for each floor coming from the back so as not to interrupt the line of sight with pillars carrying the floor above.
&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6">[URL=http://www.youtube.com/v/

One purpose of this build is to make it so that it can be assembled and disassembled fast.
3 floors and 3 bridges, when packed away I plan on storing it on the wall.

cheers
 

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Football stadium? Got me hooked already
Sounds exciting and looks interesting, please keep us updated of progress. Good luck!
 

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Wow.... this looks like the NEW thread to follow.
Very clever use of the X-overs on a single rally lane to get double work out of a track.
Did you cut a lot of track of just have a lot of single track lying around?

I will watch this build closely.
Keep us posted with pics...

Cheers!
 

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Man, it is hilarious! The idea of racing with one's belly on the floor is another step in the enjoyment ladder. Of course it is also another step towards being stepped upon by one's wife.

Lars, you showed that this idea is doable from the blind spots perspective and it is fun, different and compact, so everyone should have one of those.
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments.
Basically it would probably be much easier just to route it, but as usually I do have quite a bit of bits and bobs from the bay of E so plastic it is :)

QUOTE (martini917k @ 14 Oct 2009, 04:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>could you possibly diagram that?

Well I've tried to do a little video of it instead of using photoshop to edit the trackpieces after drawing it in U.R.
I never use a track program to make tracks but allways just go haywire on the floor.
so here it goes:

The ground floor:
&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6"><{POST_SNAPBACK}>Man, it is hilarious! The idea of racing with one's belly on the floor is another step in the enjoyment ladder. Of course it is also another step towards being stepped upon by one's wife.

One of the advantages of rug racing is being steped on by your own wife....especialy if she wears high heels :)

I'm gonna add legs so it can be build in different heights for the little people and the tall people.

cheers
 

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Brilliant! You really have maximized youre space
I love the multi level climb bit. My mate is going to try and replicate it
 

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Hi all here is a little video update of work in progress.

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Comments, suggestions & ideas are as always welcomed.

cheers & enjoy life
 

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QUOTE (FZSsemans® @ 18 Oct 2009, 16:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>suggestions?? man I love this track! MORE MORE MORE!!

thx Peter

I'm considering to put in a tiny basement layer as well :)

cheers
 

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Excellent video of your construction.
I look forward to "next week's installment".
This could become a "slot car serial", too!

Cheers!
 

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 18 Oct 2009, 20:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Excellent video of your construction.
I look forward to "next week's installment".
This could become a "slot car serial", too!

Cheers!


My camera broke and I need to buy a new lense, so I've been thinking a bit to do this track thread with video only :)
But I'm a bit ashamed of my accent and mumble jumble as I make everything up as I go.

So if anyone want's to see how I(...and it might not be the right way to do it) create something give me a shout about it and I'll see if I can document it in some way.

thx
 

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QUOTE (sig @ 19 Oct 2009, 19:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>the vids are great and a nice change, keep em coming!

I agree & I barely noticed any accent>
 

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I've just found this amazing thread! Wow, what a good idea. Just when you think it's all been done here comes something new. Well done PSRRFH. Are we going to see scenery? Is this Tesco's car park? Are we going to see a multi-storey car chase? More, more, more!
 

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Hi Graham and thanks for stopping by.

I'm gonna make scenery for it, but my main objective is to create the modules so that they can be easily connected as individual floors in the parking lot or as individual modules spread around on the floor.
Or with a T-Piece I can connect it to my mountain as well.

So flexibility, lightweight and ease of use is my main concerns.

Since it's a single lane layout It's gonna be great for hooking up a digital powerbase and have a round of "chase the other car" persuit I think it's called.
Add some drift cars into the equation and you'll have your self some stock car action :)

On another note I miss your sustaining presence here in the scenery department, and I'm eagerly awaiting what you've got up your sleeve.

Thx
 

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Hi there
Here's a little driving update from the Well Mountain Shopping Mall

I'm pretty ,much done, eliminating books so now I can hopefully make some Borders/Barriers tonight. (They are badly needed now !!!
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thanks for watching.....
 
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