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#41 rspec

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:33 PM

Paul,
Thank you for the drive time on you track today was great fun to see a digital routed track working in Southeast Qld.
You have left me with quite a few ideas on how to improve my routed digital track design slightly before I have finished construction.
I can only imagine this track will only get better each time I race on it with the constant changes you are doing.

I have emailed you picks of my current track building status as well <_<

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:59 PM

Thanks Justin, you are welcome anytime.

After some much needed feedback I will plan on making a few of the alterations as discussed....

I feel that this track will loose the Indy track design but it will gain a much smoother and faster circuit...maybe <_<

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:40 PM

Time for a bit of an update, I have been modifying the track to get a bit more speed out of some of the corners, well actually trying to get better racing lines for all lanes at any time....not easy.

anyway here it is so far

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I have a few more plans, changesd to make and then I will lift all the copper tape and paint with Ferrodor.
I may also braid the track but this depends on what Scorpius costs me to set up as this will happen once I have the track layout finished, I hope.......Rick?.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:18 PM

Hi all

As I mentioned I was making some alterations to the track, so here are the first pictures, I need to tidy up the barriers and do a bit of painting to finish, I will then have a think about some scenery.
It is still a street circuit but is a differentb shape to what I first had in mind but this is the final layout.

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It drives so much better than before with the two hairpins in the in feild.

Also the pits is only one lane now...first in/ first out.

I'll load a video over the next couple of days

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:31 PM

Lookin' good Paul, cant wait to try it out.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

Paul,

Like the look of the new rack with the hairpin added, I reckon it would be more of a challenge now. Look forward to seeing some video.

Pity you can't make it to Finley now, we will try and have your fun for you.

Cheers

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Cheers

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:56 PM

Thanks Guys

I'll try and get a video posted this week,

I'll have to get my son to dive a car so you can see the speed he can get out of the V8's, (its hard to hold a camera and a controller)

he is not a bad driver fo a 10 yr old, gives me a hurry up every now and then :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;)
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:56 PM

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he is not a bad driver fo a 10 yr old, gives me a hurry up every now and then



Don't you just love the kids attitude to racing, when you say no rear ending it only encourages the back end shunt, I reckon my lot enjoy undertaking more than overtaking (ie. just shove your car through and remove opposition cars from the track) I have learned to use LC's defensively as well as offensively.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

Sorry still no video, my Driver is away at school camp so will have to wait a bit longer, a couple of new pics though

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a video this weekend .... I hope :lol:

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#50 Yngwie

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:58 PM

Thats looking fantastic Paul. Keep up the good work and the pics!

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Sorry still no video, my Driver is away at school camp so will have to wait a bit longer, a couple of new pics though

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a video this weekend .... I hope :lol:


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hey good looking track Paul. I like the changes you made. The "line" looks better now I think. :nice:

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:20 AM

View Posttossedman, on Apr 7 2009, 02:46 PM, said:

Hey good looking track Paul. I like the changes you made. The "line" looks better now I think. :)

Todd

thanks Todd

Yes the line is better, Track is now @ 18m in length and my son holds the lap record at 6.915 sec in a VZ Commodore (V8 Supercar). I will start racing some GT's soon as I get their MJK tires fitted, I know these will be at least a sec quicker but at the moment we are enjoying the V8 racing.

One thing I noticed last night while playing with the timing software is the amount of rubber that is starting to get laid down on the track, I think the times will start to come down now, just need a few good drivers to stop by for a few laps to realy test the track.........I'm thinking of holding a race meeting, just need to see who is interested :)

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:05 AM

Great layout Paul, your son has lap record well on such a technical layout he will be fast on anyones track.. :)
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:12 AM

I am going on holidays up your way in January so would love to have a race if and see your pioneering track!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:14 AM

View PostDavnic74, on Apr 8 2009, 08:05 AM, said:

Great layout Paul, your son has lap record well on such a technical layout he will be fast on anyones track.. :o

Yes...and he is only 10! :) :) he is on at me to take him to the club track but I'm affraid he will show me up with my plafit cars ;)

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I am going on holidays up your way in January so would love to have a race if and see your pioneering track!

You are more than welcome to stop by for a few laps, PM me with your plans and I'll give you the directions :o
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:05 PM

Ok

Here are the last pics of the track, it is For sale!

need to move it on so Gold Coast Raceway II can take its place.

I've learnt a lot from this track build and expect the next to be better.

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I am really going to have to work hard at getting the new track up and running once this is gone, my son is NOT happy that it is going :(

see my For sale post for details of PM me.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:10 PM

Best of luck Paul.
The next one should be great, tell Cody not to worry too much, but to get used to it!
By the time you're on track #3 or 4, he'll be used to it! :(
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:59 PM

View Postknoath, on May 19 2009, 08:10 PM, said:

Best of luck Paul.
The next one should be great, tell Cody not to worry too much, but to get used to it!
By the time you're on track #3 or 4, he'll be used to it! :)
I've drawn up that many designs this weekend that the poor boy is confused :D
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:03 PM

Track has now got a new owner, best thing is that I may still be able to race on it...Gone to a Local Brisbane Resident :lol:

Time to finish this Topic and start work on the new track...................
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:08 PM

Time to call last laps and bid it farewell. Hope you're happy with what it achieved.

Enjoy the new adventure.
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