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Having moved from my old stomping ground of Emu Heights and into the Illawarra I had always planned a Man Cave and track. As we built a house this time I thought it a good idea to incorporate the Man Cave into the house rather than a separate shed. Also modern housing blocks are smaller so there isn't a huge amount of room for a shed outside.

So I had a fully lined 7m X 3M area included under the Garage and behind the lower floor of our house. Perfect to make some noise with old Metal and Punk music and building a slotcar track.

A good mate of mine is Dutch and had track he bought as a kid so gave me a pile of Fleischmann track after I moved out of my old house. I bought some Policar and adaptors and with a few different trials set up a track somewhere around 24 metres length with a combination of both brands of track. Below are a few pictures of the setup so far.

I have made up some sliders for temporary use but Policar and Flieschmann corners are the same radius so I will eventually replace them with Policar borders. 

Next is setting up elevation changes to make it more interesting and then start on landscaping it. Give me a few years as there are 1,000 other things to do at the same time.

Over the weekend it has been pretty wet so I did get some time to set up my timing system on the track so I have some benchmarks to work on for my cars now too. 

 

Calderwood Valley Track 3.jpg

Calderwood Valley 1.jpg

Calderwood Valley Track 2.jpg

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11 hours ago, charlesx said:

Hi Vinno. Hope you are high and dry. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

Yeah mate would only be an issue if Noah was floating past we are pretty high up where we are. 

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Good to hear some Aussies are high and dry. Think we are going to get a little here too. Regards Chas Le Breton

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8 hours ago, KarKraft said:

Good to see you in God's country Vinno - I am about 15 min away in Horsley.

That could be trouble  :D :lol: :D


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10 hours ago, KarKraft said:

Good to see you in God's country Vinno - I am about 15 min away in Horsley.

Another one I need to catch up with. Jimmy only lives across the Illawarra Highway from me but I am still settling in a bit so haven't dropped him a line yet. After work on a Friday it is grab a beer, sit on the balcony and chill out chatting to the misses at the moment.

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Nice looking track and space there Vince. You commuting to Sydney for work?

 

John

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16 hours ago, Vinno said:

Another one I need to catch up with. Jimmy only lives across the Illawarra Highway from me but I am still settling in a bit so haven't dropped him a line yet. After work on a Friday it is grab a beer, sit on the balcony and chill out chatting to the misses at the moment.

Chatting to the missus over a beer on the balcony or patio is a very dangerous pastime. That's when they start looking at exposed dirt, and begin imagining rocks, plants, pools, features and pergolas.
- Trust me, I know this. I am a 3 time loser at that game.  


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7 hours ago, SlotsNZ said:

Chatting to the missus over a beer on the balcony or patio is a very dangerous pastime. That's when they start looking at exposed dirt, and begin imagining rocks, plants, pools, features and pergolas.
- Trust me, I know this. I am a 3 time loser at that game.  

Landscaping done mate and swim spa on order. All planned before we built. No pergola needed we have a 7x3 metre covered balcony and same size covered verandah below. Nothing more left after the swim spa and couldn’t add more to the yard anyway. 

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10 hours ago, Yngwie said:

Nice looking track and space there Vince. You commuting to Sydney for work?

 

John

Yeah John I work out of our Moorebank office it takes between 1 hour 5 minutes and 1 hour 15 in general so while further than when I managed our Sydney CBD teams it takes less time than driving to the CBD from my old house which was closer. 

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