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#1 pt59

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

Here are the current contents of my shed here in Eaton, (just North of Bunbury.)
I love being able to drive in and out of the pit lane, running ghost cars in both lanes etc, but as I already had about 70 cars, the cost of chipping all is prohibitive, and at the time of getting the digital stuff I had not heard about chipping the rails, so I shall keep a Plastic analogue as well.
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Here is how I do the ghost car thing.
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I am impressed by the quality of Carrera's track, had I known about chipping rails I may have gone for D132 instead of SSD.
Carrera analogue
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I am also a big fan of routed tracks, I have made 4 alltogether but found the bigger ones too hard to maintain in the heat of the shed, tape lifting and breaking.
Here is the only routed track I have running at the moment, but I will soon have a fold away one in action.
Stable yard track
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Routed oval with infield, AC2 car style.(Retired.)
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My last routed track that made way for the SSD.
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Thanks for looking, hope you like the pics.
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Paul.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:11 PM

Damn...thats a heap of tracks

They look great. Did you make all the scenery items or did you manage to find things at pretty close 1:32 scale?...looks spot on regardless

Dave

Edited by GTR XU-1, 25 April 2010 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

Nice set up Paul.
Yes tape is a problem in sheds,that is why I went with braid this time. Much better, been thru two summers and only one small piece came loose, probably due to poor glue application!

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:23 PM

View PostGTR XU-1, on Apr 25 2010, 12:11 PM, said:

Damn...that a heap of tracks

They look great. Did you make all the scenery items or did you manage to find things at pretty close 1:32 scale?...looks spot on regardless

Dave

Thanks Dave, the stable buildings are a toy kit that my 10yr old Daughter has kindly donated, she is mad about horses, all the garage and pit buildings are hand made.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on Apr 25 2010, 02:07 PM, said:

Nice set up Paul.
Yes tape is a problem in sheds,that is why I went with braid this time. Much better, been thru two summers and only one small piece came loose, probably due to poor glue application!

Thanks kalbfellp, I think braid could be the way to go, Do you use common or garden Contact cement to hold it down?

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:49 PM

Yes, Good contact OR No more nails.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:47 AM

Wow some really nice tracks there PT!

Three tracks eh you must be a sicko :D

Seriously tho it's nice to see some more WA tracks appearing on here & to know the sport is alive out there in the burbs... :)

Well done...
I Miss Brocky...

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

View Postsilver rocket, on Apr 26 2010, 11:47 AM, said:

Wow some really nice tracks there PT!

Three tracks eh you must be a sicko :lol:

Seriously tho it's nice to see some more WA tracks appearing on here & to know the sport is alive out there in the burbs... :)

Well done...
Thanks silver rocket, yes I am seriously addicted, I love building new tracks but I hate breaking up the old ones, I don't think Doctors could help either unless one of them had a really big shed that I could use :D

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

Yeah I can see that!

Whats the scene like in Bunbury? Do you know others with tracks, you must have a few crew that come round to your place to play yeah?
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:25 AM

Only myself and my youngest daughter race on my tracks, I don't know of any others in the area, and Bunbury is very poor for supplies, only 1 gamesworld and they are not interested in slots, they have some Scaly stuff but all at very premium prices, Thank god for internet shopping.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

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scene like in Bunbury

Only thing I know is that I sold the local paper all our old type setting equipment years ago!
I did offer to go and help install it!





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