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#1 lenny broke

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

Howdy Guys
Here's what I've been working on recently.
I was originally going to be a replica of the ROC track at Wembly but somehow I finished up with this..

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As it was going to be flat I opted for some 12 MDF that I had in the shed at the time. If I was to do it again I think I would go for 9mm.
The tunnel lining is a bit of 90 mm storm water pipe slit down the side and stretched over the timber.

More to come in the coming weeks
Cheers Alan

Edited by lenny broke, 29 July 2009 - 11:23 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:00 PM

That looks like its gonna be fun.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:16 AM

Nice work Alan, I assume it is all on one sheet? I like the layout and one of the few rally tracks with a crossover.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:47 AM

I can see why 9mm would be a better option.
What I cant see is how you will route that ....freehand?
Looking promising though,well done.
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ps the torana shelf looks good too!

Edited by munter, 30 July 2009 - 04:48 AM.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:52 AM

Looks to be routed already... what a great start!
An awesome looking track, will keep you on your toes!
Where are you planning to put the driver's stations?

Need lots of pics with this one!
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:05 AM

Looks really technical, heaps of sideways action! The central tunnel looks great too.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:17 AM

Hi All

Thanks for the nice comments. I'm planning on it being a tarmac stage so am looking at using blackboard paint rather than ferrodore. it's a bit of an experiment for the race circuit (Westmere Park)
To Ember... Yes I hope it will be fun I've based the theme on some favourite road sections here in the Adelaide hills.

To Phil... yep its one 1200x2400mm sheet originally intended for race circuit but I decided to reduce the size of that so had a spare sheet. The tunnel I thought would be different. I remember going through one under the free-way once on a rally back when I competed.

To Munter... The slot was routed into the flat sheet then I cut out and made the elevations. The slot is a bit hard to see in the pics I must admit but if you look closley you can see where I made a few "revisions" I used a plastic strip made by icon plastics, but not the elusive 10x20 from Bunnings. It's 35 mm wide to which I glued some rawl plug posts and screw down to the sheet. It worked OK but the liquid nails didn't hold too well on some of the tighter bends. I'll have to come up with a better system to attach the post next time.
The "shelf" is my late Dads old girl. 3 on the tree, bench seat and 4 wheel drum brakes!!! I learnt to drive in that car. I haven't got the heart to get rid of it at present. I'm hoping to restore it one day..

To Knoath... The drivers panel will be situated about where the ladder is behind in the pic. there are a couple of blind spots behind the elevated bit if I locate it elsewhere.

Hi Manic, Haven't seen youaround much lately owyagoin? I thought I would make the corners a bit more open. It's more fun getting it sideways and not clouting embankments all the time.

I'm busy with theatre commitments for a week or two now so update will be a bit sparse I'm afraid.

Cheers Alan

Edited by lenny broke, 30 July 2009 - 09:20 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:26 AM

Lookin good Al , but when its finished and running you will have no excuses if your next rally proxy car is running at the back of the field :o :lol:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:47 AM

View PostBMR, on Jul 30 2009, 10:56 AM, said:

Lookin good Al , but when its finished and running you will have no excuses if your next rally proxy car is running at the back of the field :o :lol:
What makes you say that it finished 10th overall and 7th in the non womp womp category. ;)

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:35 PM

Are you going to run some sort of digital affair so you can run match races as they do with the ROC racing? Could make for a fine night's racing..
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:14 PM

View PostEno the Wonderdog, on Jul 30 2009, 06:05 PM, said:

Are you going to run some sort of digital affair so you can run match races as they do with the ROC racing? Could make for a fine night's racing..

As I'm a bit of a luddite digital wasn't ever considered. I was originally going to do two lanes routed close together and opened out on a couple of straight bits for overtaking. but I went off the ROC idea and now its only a single lane rally stage. Still should be fun but

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

Given you're not going to have to mess about changing lanes I'd imagine it's be easy to attach..

..of course I haven't tried it and am so practical it'd probably make me cry.

looks fun anyhow!
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

Great looking layout Al. looking forward to having a run on it. I like the idea of the wide corners for plenty of sliding.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 12:17 AM

Hi Guys
A bit of an update on the track
I've finished the timberwork and repairing some "revisions. I'm using this track as a test bed for some building and landscaping techniques so there is some different ways of doing things.
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I stretched some chicken wire over the gaps and holes and sprayed some gap filler expanding foam over the wire. This hasn't worked out as well as I thought as it doesn't go as far as I thought and it can be a bit expensive if you have large areas to fill.
I cut back the excess with a key hole saw and used the off-cut on the section on the right of the uphill section gluing it down with liquid nails adhesive. The section on the left, after cutting of the excess I sanded back and will fill the bubble holes with a smear of spack filler.
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The section around the hairpin is how it looks after spraying onto the chicken wire and has expanded. I have yet to cut it back. I am going to try another section usinga 3mm offcut of MDF as a base and spray some foam onto that.
I'm going to have a look through the track section of the forum to study up on other techniques used for land scaping and try them out on other sections.
More updates when I get a round tuit...........They don't stock them at Bunnings but maybe Mitre10 have them. :o
Cheers Alan

Edited by lenny broke, 11 September 2009 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:07 PM

Here's some more pics with a bit more "earthworks" done
the first 2 are views on either side of the tunnel
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these 2 are view from either end of table
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more pics in a couple of weeks

Alan

Edited by lenny broke, 19 October 2009 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2009 - 02:41 PM

Bump for new pics added to post above

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

Looks like you finished up using expanding foam all the way through. It's good and quick, but kind of expensive. How many cans did you finish up going through?
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

Looking good Alan, the more rally tracks i see the more i want to make one...

There has to be 6-7 cans of expanding foam there...where would we be without it? :P
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:25 PM

hi Ember
2 of the smaller ones and 1 large can not sure what sizes they are.
Yes it was more expensive than I would have liked but the foam is fairly easy to work with and you can shape it how you want.
The off cuts can be re-used in other areas by glueing down with liquid nails and sanding bck to shape
I intend to use a water based wood putty to finish off the final shape of the hills and fill the bubble holes then give it a coat of scenery paint.
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