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    This is my home track I have had for some time now. I race with a group called "Farrout Slot Car Group" so I have access to large routed tracks. Unfortunately the space I have at my house won't allow for a larger routed track. This is my practice track and it's great for weekend basket weaving. I run a film effects makers studio which takes much of my time. My track use to be there in the 2000 sq. ft. studio but was collecting dust until I brought it home and stuffed it in the back laundry room.

    Lately I have been making buildings. Scratch building cars and building kits of all kinds my favorite being George Tuner kits. The BRM T25 is one of them. Buildings I have made from balsa, I'm good with it after building many model airplanes and rc boats. I have a ton of it too. The diner is still being worked on and I've collected many old vintage figures I'm in the process of painting and positioning on the track.

    The track is Ninco I bought 7 years ago when I re-entered the hobby I left it in high school. I widened the curves which really helped since I don't use magnets.

    Stephen Farrout has been a big inspiration for all this and I thank him. Great guy, great track and he's got the passion for this hobby that inspires others.

    Love this hobby. Love racing.

  • #2
    Nicely done! I love the details on your scenery.....I have only just begun and to be honest my grandson is better at weathering and details than I am!

    Nothing wrong with that track.... I can say that I would definitely have fun racing on it.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • #3
      SteveNeill The track looks great! What's left to do with it? Other than some fine details I'd say it's complete!

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      • #4
        nice period detail.
        (is that a small Easter island?)

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        • #5
          Awesome detailing. Great choice of period to model.

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          • #6
            Great example of how to have a track in a reasonable amount of space. And, for anyone thinking "but I don't expect to be doing that much real racing" this shows other aspects of having a track. I have 2 tracks and around 200 cars and spend the overwhelming amount of my 'hobby' time online, working on design stuff, and building spreadsheets to process data. Many model railroad guys put as much (or more) effort into how their layout looks than running the trains.

            You've given me some scenery ideas for my next track.

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            • #7
              Steve, it looks great. Would love to see it when this pandemic issue passes.

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              • #8
                Excellent job on the scenary detail, nice vintage feel.
                Bob Edwards
                Northern VA

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                • #9
                  Very nice layout. Scenery is excellent, is that a stone henge? LOL Nice cars too BTW

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                  • SpeedyNH
                    SpeedyNH commented
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                    same thing that i asked.

                • #10
                  You are all so kind thank you for your comments. What's left to do? Street lights, a tower, snack stand and what ever else I can fit in there. More trees and plants. A flower garden near the garage, lighted signs, hay bails, haven't found them yet. More figures, I have a bunch yet to paint up, many vintage. I'll stop there for now.

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                  • #11
                    Stonehenge isn't the only stone circle in Europe. It's one of hundreds. I just had an urge to put one in since someone commented that my track was very British. Long story why being I'm a yank.

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                    • #12
                      Do you have some small Druids that dance naked at the Solstice?

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                      • #13
                        Stan u know the only one dancing around naked is me, at any time. Steve’s got some cool skills

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                        • #14
                          Stephen I do have a vivid imagination you know.

                          Some more pictures of the track. The Ninco 2.4 wireless controllers are slowly biting the dust. I had my beloved Lotus Super 7 (which is a kit bash) went down the straightaway full throttle into the barrier. The controller just locked me out and took on a life of it's own. So I'm ripping it out and installing a proper power supply with a wide range of voltage and amperage control. Plus it has a pretty lighted up display. Should be here Wed. I also ordered from The Slot Car Corner some controller stations. I'll be using the nicer Puma controllers on the track from now on.

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                          • #15
                            You track looks really nice, Steve. Two lanes works well in small spaces. My small three-lane track looks way out of scale.

                            I am curious as to the layout length/width, lane length, track voltage, and representative lap times. Thank you.
                            David Shadow

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