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Osr - Orbost Snowy Racetrack

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I dragged the good lady out to the shed to take some video footage of the track up and running

 

 

 

Still very basic at this stage and obviously not going full pace due to a lack of barriers but it gives a good look at the overall track and some of the elevations.

 

Thanks for looking

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Excellent work there Johnno. The only real problem I see with the track is a little on the small side! :P :P :P:D :D :D :D :D

 

What are the dimensions of this beast?

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Excellent work there Johnno. The only real problem I see with the track is a little on the small side! :P :P :D :D :D :D :D :D

 

What are the dimensions of this beast?

 

:P

 

9.6m or so along the straight

1.2m wide for most of it

3.6m wide on the bridge part.

 

I haven't measured lane lengths yet but I know I need roughly 26m of edging around the outside

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More updates

 

While my dad was here and I had an extra pair of hands I got all of the track borders installed and painted.

 

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I also built the drivers stations into the borders and painted them.

 

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And then installed the controller plug, reverse switch and fuse and the little basket for the controller.

 

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Its officially time to decorate and add scenery!!!

 

 

Thx for looking

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Started doing some work on scenery this morning.

 

1st up was the rock wall at the hairpin.

 

Still a little rough at the moment with seams to blend in and cover up with other scenery.

 

Heres a view going down the hill

 

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And one from the bottom heading towards the hairpin

 

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I also printed out some of the interior track borders and had a test on a small section.

It has turned out being very fiddly and pretty much impossible to get it perfect at the joins but again some work on the seams will hopefully blend in the joins a little bit more. But overall I think it looks pretty good and alot better that if I attempted to paint it myself.

 

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Hoorah for Google Streetview

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OSR has had a bit of a setback today :P

 

Its been a bit wet and cold and dark what with winter and all so I havent been out in the shed much the last few weeks.

 

I went out today to do a bit of a tidy up and Ive discovered the ol put together ramshackle shed I have isnt quite water tight. While I managed to plug up all of the holes water has got in and run down onto the wooden beams and dripped down. End result, all along the back straight and in several random places around the track I have dried up rusted water all over the track surface. Several parts are going to need to be repainted and retaped as well (the copper has tarnished badly).

 

Not to mention where to start with the dripping problem every time it rains. :D

 

Dont know what I will do atm

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No good Johno... just as it was taking real shape too.

Call your mates at the SES and get a monster tarp over it!!!!

 

Would like to see the pic for the print out... need to do something with mine... paint?

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Cheers,

Dick

 

SCMR build thread

Woodbrook Valley build thread

 

"A Man's home is his castle, but his garage is his sanctuary!"

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