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About Malomay

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  • Birthday 12/13/1968

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  1. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    Another little scenic addition, on the old Longford Circuit about halfway along Tannery straight was thew following building (shot taken from RFactor track) http:// So, I had a go at re-creating this impressive building on the Sorell Creek (Longford themed) Track. Again, as with most of my buildings, very easy foamboard construction. This time covered with textured brick sheets that add a slight 3d effect to it. http:// http:// http:// cheers !
  2. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    The finished bridge took its place on the track.....
  3. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    Then added the advertising on the sides. I used publisher to re-create the signage from scratch. and hot glued stairs to the structure.
  4. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    The original bridge was extremely "safe" and used a covering of chicken wire over the bridge to "protect " the pedestrians. I used insect netting (not quite the same shape, but close enough!)
  5. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    I added the boards (thin balsa scored & painted)
  6. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    Hi all, some little scenic additions on the track thanks to some great 3d Printing work done by Phil Kalbfell whose been getting into it over the past year & is producing some great things. the first one was an adapted replica of the pedestrian footbridge over the Longford Circuit in the 1960s (adapted in that it was shortened to fit over a 2 lane track.) After the Longford track closed it was moved to Baskerville circuit here in Southern Tas, and remains there to this day ! The basic initial prints as Phil provided (he also very kindly assembled the bridge structure & steps before I got them !
  7. Hey Demon, if you made it across the water to Hobart (Tas) we'd be able to arrange something I'm sure.....but surely there's groups in Melbourne ?
  8. Great stories Den.....so, in your professional opinion what do you think was better ? the thumb, or the trigger ? What did you find were the advantages/disadvantages of both ? :-)
  9. The MRRC barrel style in the above photo looks very similar (but not quite) some 3rd party controllers my Uncle bought for his Scaley set (to replace the standard Scalex controllers !). I can't remember what brand they were, but were yellow, with electric brake terminals on the controllers as well.
  10. Those controllers were more use as hand warmers weren't they Phil ?
  11. Also, what year (thereabouts) is the Parma ad from ? Interesting that the design of this controller seems to have set the standard. Nothing much different to nowdays. The Russkit from 1969 is pretty close as well. You guys who remember, when do you think it was that the trigger style really took over from the early thumb press style ? which seems to have been the predominant design for many years.
  12. With all due respect for the period, I think the Stern Electronics Posi-Trol HC-100 would have benefited from the input of a designer........or maybe they didn't exist in those days !
  13. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    A little more development & scenery over recent weeks. The addition of a background scene obtained from a model railway site has been the biggest improvement to the overall look that I can think of. It really adds depth to any track & the scale is idea for a long distance view. The cottage was (loosely) based on one in the main street of Longford....and the ticket office was an indulgent purchase of an excellent magnetic racing kit. Very worthwhile though. The two cars pictured were also recently obtained......neither of which raced at Longford. Although Alan Jones has a certain link to the track...it's where his dad Stan won his first Aust GP in 1959 !. cheers http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http://
  14. Malomay

    Sorell Creek Track

    Hey all, just an update on the track that was just as much a surprise to me ! I just returned home after a week away (watching the First Ashes test actually, but that's another matter !). I happened to come back on my Birthday, and to my delight I found my family had "Christmased" the track & to top it off there was a lovely new car waiting on it as my Birthday present.....thought I should share their work with you.... http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http://
  15. They need to make super glue in 1 use only size Phil ....that about all i get out of one, by the time I go back to a newly opened tube a day or so later the cap is glued on that hard I have to pliers it off...which usually destroys the plastic cap anyway. And I'm not sure if my wife would be all that chuffed if I tried to store in the fridge :-)
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