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#1 Mobbzee

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

Well finally got started on my construction...been a bit slow as i had to do heaps of prep to the area im using to build the track. I know 1:1 tracks dont usually work well but i do intend to convert it to digital later when i have more cash

The area under my house was mostly dirt so ive had to lay a concrete slab, and the area also had heaps of brick piers. The piers were a major obstruction to vision so i have now knocked two of them out to give a better view of the track. The first two photos show the area pre slab and beam.
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In these next pics i have put in the slab and removed two piers. The area is now really opened up and i have constucted most of the framework to lay the MDF on.
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This second pic is the top of the mountain along the back wall. I say mountain but the track will only rise 300mm as i didnt want to have to many problems with the transition of levels.
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I'm really looking forward to getting started on the track surface, should be a fun project

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:16 PM

It is a fun project building tracks im sure youll get lots of enjoyment out of it.
routed + digital + analogue...just what i always wanted

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

Looks like your already having plenty of fun! Looking forward to checking out your progress...love the work so far!
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:45 PM

I like this, a man prepared to re-engineer his house to make space for a slot track . . . . glad to see you have your priorities "sorted"

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

The SLOTTING instinct may rival the NESTING instinct,well done & good luck

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

Good work! It's very good to see someone else also re-engineering their house to accommodate a track.
I did a similar thing - check it out!

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:15 PM

View PostCount, on Jul 26 2010, 11:18 PM, said:

Good work! It's very good to see someone else also re-engineering their house to accommodate a track.
I did a similar thing - check it out!

Count
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Good start there, Mobbzee. Will be nice to see a rival to Mt Salt Panarama.
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#8 Mobbzee

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:42 PM

thanks everyone...

i had a look at yours count...that looks awesome

i may have to look at putting a few of those steel poles around my place to get rid of a few more brick piers

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:22 PM

starting to put some MDF down
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

Nice!!! Look forward to watching it develop!
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#11 Mobbzee

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

finished routing today.....
get some photos up when the dust settles
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 05:11 PM

bit hard to see, probably paint them this week

looking down conrod

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looking up conrod

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across the top

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

That's cool!

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:50 PM

Can't wait to see it progress!

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:30 PM

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painted the slots

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:26 PM

got some painting done this weekend.....starting to look like a track <_<
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

That's looking fantastic...I bet you can't wait to get it going!

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:21 PM

Looking good. What paint surface did you use?
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:25 PM

ended up getting this garage floor polyurethane paint
i think its gonna be good
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:52 PM

just a teaser.....

i have just painted the under flock colours
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