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    DG Raceway

    Thanks Chris! Too kind mate.
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    DG Raceway

    Okay, more lights added!
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    Sorell Creek Track

    Looking great so far! Really nice work on the Pub, how do you print that facade?
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    DG Raceway

    The race control building is almost done, I played around with its location and I think I really like the position above the pits.Tinkered with a marshal post too... Since my son made some trees I thought I'd better plant them!I've begun construction of the gantry that will house the LEDs for the timing sensors, but no pics of that yet. Going with Trackmate timing. Not 100% happy with the pit structure, I'll add some advertising and see how it comes out, but I might rebuild it...
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    DG Raceway

    Cheers Shaynus! The Mag Racing kits are laser etched 3mm MDF mate. http://www.magneticracing.com/buildings/buildings.html
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    DG Raceway

    I bought a Magnetic Racing building for my layout, absolutely love this kit! Accurate, sturdy, well designed!I have painted mine and this really adds to the time it takes to put together, but it really is worth it!I have had to add a few things like walls and windows to the lower level and I've also added glazing to the windows. Building the stairs, I will shorten one set and add a return/platform to get the height correct. Also adding some lighting to the main straight...
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    DG Raceway

    Only 1 ripple strip is glued down, last corner... although if you're travelling too slowly you will ride up on it. The others, if left in place, will be in the way, so I will paint some on the track surface as I had done already and I may sit the MDF ones behind the painted strips... sort of as if they have an apron. Still seeing how different cars behave through different corners. Lighting? Still working through it. I am about to start on some banner lighting, using warm white LEDs, but the street lights as above are cool white. The pits, I'm leaning to warm white and the Race Control building will be cool white. This should break things up a bit and add a point of difference to the look of it. Like you, I wouldn't mind more cars with lighting kits!
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    DG Raceway

    Waiting on a Pit Building from Magnetic Racing before I progress on the pits... they're open air, think... Townsville... balmy
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    DG Raceway

    Started making some lights too...
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    DG Raceway

    Some pics of more progress: Pit Lane line marking Added some fencing... Planning marshall points Working on improving my trees... these were quickly added to get some atmosphere. Pit Wall ready for signage.
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    Eastside Raceway

    Wow!!! Your detail work is impressive mate! Well done!
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    DG Raceway

    Hmmm...... I think I saw a cow in my collection.
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    DG Raceway

    Got more scenery work done,dirt laid, grass down. Coming along.
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    Kangaroo Court

    Is this track still in use? Some great scenery!
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    DG Raceway

    Aw, shucks mate, kind words... Thank You. I have a miniscule amount of knowledge of slot cars and racing (just go through the V32 results pages ) but what I did learn when I entered the hobby was that there are some awesome people involved who would (and did for me) go well out of their way to welcome and encourage newbies. It's one of the reasons why I came back... good times, better people. But you all know that.
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    DG Raceway

    Having run some laps, I'm finding the grip is nothing like the Ferrodore of old... however, I am running cars as they were when they were put away around 8 years ago, maybe longer. I managed to true the tyres a bit more on a Ninco Mosler and that has helped a lot, so it looks like I'll be going through my stock of MJK's and slowly working through my cars, glueing and truing. Looking to add timing as soon as I can find a suitable, cheap PC.
  17. Often just me and my oldest son, Jack. We have been running cars as we dig them out of hibernation! So no marshals here mate, just drivers having fun!
  18. I'm looking at getting TrackMate for my 2 lane routed wood track, looking at their website the Infrared Slot Car Lap Counter (no gantry) is pictured with a (Canadian) Power supply. Reading here they run off USB power. Can anyone confirm either way please. http://www.trackmateracing.com/shop/en/slot-car-timer-for-windows/129-kit-infrared-slot-car-lap-counter-without-bridge-.html
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    DG Raceway

    Thanks Fellas. Bry, we moved 4 years ago and during the move the cars and power supply were stored in a shed. My son saw them and said it was a waste to have them in boxes so that planted a seed! I have a 9x8m garage so room wasn't an issue! The surface is just some grey misstint from Bunnings, then a misting of matt black and ivory white spray cans... I quite like it.... and it doesn't smell like Ferradore!
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    DG Raceway

    Thanks Mark, progress is slow at the moment...
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    DG Raceway

    I masked the edging ready for the mess of painting and adding grass to the terrain. Lowndes approaches Skyline... These catch fences are just in situ... just seeing how they look. More concrete fencing to go in, I'm waiting for more sculptit to become available to continue with scenery.
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    DG Raceway

    I have just come back to slot cars after about a decade and I'm building my 3rd routed track. This time a 2 laner as it's really only family having some fun, mostly myself and my oldest, now 18. So on to the build... Measuring approx 5.4m X 2.2m (almost 18' X 7') I'm not sure of lane lengths. Lane spacing varies. Scenery work and scratch built buildings. The table is built on castors for ease of movement so I can work from all sides. I used 3mm MDF around the edge to get an idea of the shape of the edging. Then I used cardboard sheets to get an idea of the height of the edging. Thumb tacks used to pin it to the frame. Once happy, I used 6mm MDF for the edging, but around the tighter curves I used 2 layers of 3mm. I had used plaster to form the scenery base, but I really don't like using it so I sourced some Sculptit from Officeworks for the more detailed top layer which is much better to work with. To form the base layer I used cheap 'CHUX type cloths, cut into strips, soaked in plaster then layed on to flyscreen which I stapled to the track edge. Playing around with 3mm ripple strips. we have run a few laps with them just placed on the track to see where they might interfere with the cars.
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    Eastside Raceway

    Bry, I'll post a thread on my track. Mate, your concrete looks incredible! I am planning on adding lighting to my track too, so don't be shy with the camera on how you go about it... Lockdown? No such thing in my suburb...
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