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#21 Yngwie

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

WOW! Awesome work Mel. That looks fantastic!

Congrats!

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 06:09 PM

There's something to aspire to. I like the idea of combined styles. Great track.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 08:16 PM

Lookin good, I like the combos....
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:45 AM

Looks great! Well done.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 07:25 AM

That looks amazing, Mel! I'm so jealous I'm not over there.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:24 PM

Mel was gracious enough to have myself and my 2 boys over for a run on his new Salt Panorama Track on New Years Day. To say they were impressed would the be the understatement of the new year! What a spectacular track!. The boys had a ball and spent this morning drawing up rally cross road tracks on paper for dad to start creating! :D :o :o

A great track made extremely well.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:09 PM

Great job there Mel.

Not many people could pull that off. You put the rest of us mortals with plastic tracks to shame.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:56 AM

Damn it Mel, when's the first meet?????????????? :(
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:33 AM

Great work Mel, looking forward to having a run on it .

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 01:41 PM

Well done Mel.
Looks like a lot of fun.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. Without many of you I would not have been inspired.

It has been a long haul (almost 2 years) -_- and still not finished. :(

View Postturboman93, on Dec 29 2009, 08:34 AM, said:

I'm so jealous I'm not over there.
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View PostYngwie, on Jan 2 2010, 05:33 PM, said:

Mel was gracious enough to have myself and my 2 boys over for a run on his new Salt Panorama Track on New Years Day. To say they were impressed would the be the understatement of the new year! What a spectacular track!. The boys had a ball and spent this morning drawing up rally cross road tracks on paper for dad to start creating! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
A great track made extremely well.
Here is Yngwie and one of his sons, the other is taking my Long Nose Holden around the old BP Cutting then on to break my track record :(
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View Postslots, on Jan 3 2010, 08:05 AM, said:

Damn it Mel, when's the first meet?????????????? :nice:

View Postboslot, on Jan 3 2010, 11:42 AM, said:

Great work Mel, looking forward to having a run on it .
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Looks like Yngwie has this track booked in for the 26th Feb (new Friday nights venture) Must finish the last coat of "F" before you inspect Bo :P

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1st onto the track had to be the Holden vs Ford
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Then the 1st Rally car I purchased when I met up with Gazza & Co. Only used it once as the Ninco's were out classing the SCX cars. :(
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Still a lot of spit and polish to go and another coat of "F" on the tarmac section - guess it will never end.

A big thank you to Gazza and Yngwie who have spent enormous time getting the timing set up - there were no end of problems. We now have a list of don'ts. :lol: :lol:

All ready to run the Aus Proxy Rally this week. Round 5

Yngwie and Teamred have been over and we have done some hot laps with the cars so later this evening I will post some comments on the cars performances.

Edited by Ontheflipside, 03 January 2010 - 10:08 PM.

It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

A quick build rally track

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:44 PM

Hi Ya Mel
Well that makes my bit of 8X4 look a bit ordinary that's for sure.
I look forward to seeing the rally proxy cars on there..

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

Ontheflipside, Great track!
One question, how do the diversions work to direct cars off the straight onto the infield? Do you have a small piece of track that can be moved like a switch?
I'm thinking of making a bit of twisty infield on my track, so I can have 2 tracks in one.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:09 PM

View Postlenny broke, on Jan 3 2010, 03:53 PM, said:

Hi Ya Mel
Well that makes my bit of 8X4 look a bit ordinary that's for sure.
I look forward to seeing the rally proxy cars on there..

Cheers Alan
I tell the better half that size does not matter :(

Early days but from what we have seen there could be a shake up with some cars performing well on the tarmac section and some not so well.

The tarmac section totals 27m and the dirt totals 24m but quick times are approx 13 sec on the tarmac and 20 sec on the dirt.

Plan to run the "Mountain Sprint" tomorrow night (6 laps of the Mt Panorama tarmac track) then Wed run the 10k (scaled up) Special stage then on Thursday we will run the Stage 3 Enduro to see who will be King of the Mountain
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Edited by Ontheflipside, 03 January 2010 - 04:10 PM.

It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

What a great track Mel. Looking forward to your first race meet. Dave

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 10:10 PM

View PostHolty, on Jan 3 2010, 05:16 PM, said:

Ontheflipside, Great track!
One question, how do the diversions work to direct cars off the straight onto the infield? Do you have a small piece of track that can be moved like a switch?
I'm thinking of making a bit of twisty infield on my track, so I can have 2 tracks in one.


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It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

A quick build rally track

2013 WRP / SCX Rally Proxy Round 11 at Mt Salt Panorama

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:59 PM

Some more pics and a video by Yngwie (thanks John)
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Edited by Ontheflipside, 01 July 2010 - 11:50 PM.

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Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

A quick build rally track

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:30 PM

Amazing! Congrats on a fantastic track.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:07 PM

View Postmanic35, on Mar 5 2010, 08:39 PM, said:

Amazing! Congrats on a fantastic track.
Thanks Manic. Just noticed your post. As you know a lot of work goes into these projects and I have heaps still to do
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:36 PM

cool track ! not far from finishing my first timber track . very extensive scenery. based on rally ireland / isle of man type style . will try upload some pics soon. how did you make your rock face ?





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