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G'day,

 

Thought I'd put up some pics of my tracks. The Scalextric track measures 1.8 x 3.8m with a 2.8m straight. The oval measures 1.8 x 4.7m. The name comes from the part of Canberra where I live, called Tuggeranong Valley.

 

Chris

 

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T'riffic pair of tracks. Some nice personality details.

 

Embs


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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Chris, Man thats sweet. What a great racing room. 2 tracks, it doesnt get better than that. Well maybe 3 tracks. That oval would be blast. Thanks for sharing.


Thanks

Greg

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can I ask if the oval racing can become a tad boring after a while?
just go faster !

 

love the speedway stuff....really nice


John Warren

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'mornin' all,

 

Thanks everyone for the comments, I really appreciate them.

 

Greg, it's really funny you should mention three tracks.......

 

John, I'm probably gonna gush but it's hard to describe how much fun racing on an ovals is, it's fast and furious and often your fate is out of your hands especially if the guy two lanes away has an off and manages to take everyone else out. Also it's a totally different driving style, ya have to be fast, keep momentum and powersliding costs way too much time. There is nothing better than getting in a high speed dice with a couple of others for lap after lap, trying to get an advantage or sliding just a fraction too far and losing a couple of car lengths. We have six layouts for our oval series ranging from a flat 6m lap length to 18m lap length banked superspeedways with mine at 11m. I based it on Darlington so it's slightly egg shaped, into turns one and two it's a tighter radius with 12 degree banking and 85cm lane spacing, along the back straight to turns three and four, it's a bigger radius but 7 degree banking and 70cm lane spacing. We race NASCAR, Classic NASCAR, Trucks and Carrera 1/24 hotrods the latter on my track are a hoot, you can pass but it needs a bit of hip and shoulder :aussie:

 

Cheers,

 

Chris.


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I agree with all above, definately got to try an oval with first rout atempt, and your sceenery is a perfect fitting any speedway doings.

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i can vouch for chris's oval.

the smiles on the drivers and marshals is a good indicator of how much fun racing on an oval can be.

we are lucky in canberra to have such great home tracks

nascars rock.

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Looks like a fantastic race place you have there love the speedway cars keep looking at some of the resin stuff available over in the states and thinking how cool they would look as slot cars thanks for posting


Reality what a concept

 

 

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Hi all, thanks for the kind words. Going back a couple of posts, Phil was correct the Datsun is an Araii kit while the Lotus was a friction drive plastic model I bought way back musta been in the early eighties at least.The cool thing was the panel over the engine bay was hinged and there was rudimentary headers, chrome valve cover and carbies which I kept when I motorised it (sitting on a Scalex Metro chassis)but a barrel roll and landing on the concrete floor busted the hinge so I had to glue it up.

Silver Rocket,the sprint cars are die-castI picked up at the local Woolies supermarket a couple of years ago for about $2.50 each, cut a hole in the plastic chassis and fitted a Scalex motor on it's side to fit. I *think* there is a resin version made in Melbourne by Startline?

Cheers,

Chris.


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