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    I have been working on the new track and have done the first pass on the pit area. I have also settled on the "The Pines Speedway" as the name of the new track. Less ominous then the Raven Slant I was originally going with.

    Here are a few pictures. A couple have had the green wall photoshopped out.

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  • #2
    Sweet! I like the CN livery on that Ford to

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    • #3
      Looks awesome! Love the lights in the pits

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      • #4
        Looks very good, love seeing other tracks for inspiration to start mine some day.

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        • #5
          nice job ,clean

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          • #6
            Very cool!
            Team SCANC
            Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
            OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
            Leadfinger Raceway

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            • #7
              That pit lane looks great!!
              Rusty

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              • #8
                Very nice work!

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                • #9
                  Nice work, especially the lights and the pull-out slots.
                  Come Race at The Trace!
                  Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                  • #10
                    Every aspect looks very very good, and the extra detail with coke machine is the whip cream and cherry !!!!!

                    Dundee Denny

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys.. This track was built more as a model speedway. I had 25 years invested in my model railroad, and I really liked the scenery aspect of modelling. This track was built with that purpose. Lots of opportunity for some scenery modelling. On either end the cars will be running through a pine forest.

                      I included depressions for culverts and a nice brick retaining wall that will offer some nice photo ops.

                      This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, and my two Son in Laws and I ran some competitive laps and got the track record down to 6.38 seconds. This shake out was a real good test to watch for deslot areas with a mindful approach to marshalling access points etc. I don’t want to plant a 12 inch pine that will hamper marshalling. The Tight right hander at the end of the front straight will catch you out if you ‘re not paying attention, but it is not the painful corner I thought it might be. We all got pretty accustomed to it, and that made the racing close. In a 100 lap heat, I overtook and pulled out a victory with two laps remaining, and won by half a lap. The driver positions can easily Marshall the two worse points for deslots

                      in digital mode you could start the race from the pit area with up to six cars. I built 7 pit boxes so that will allow a full complement of digital racers. Not likely to ever happen as the track is not big enough for 6 cars, but four I could see happening,

                      re CN livery

                      I used to play a Cart computer game that let you build you own skin for the car you drove. This CN scheme originated there and was a natural to throw on a slot car.

                      Cheers

                      Dan

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                      • SlotCat
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                        Great looking stuff, love that you're planning not to plant 12" trees etc where it hampers track view. I've seen many nice tracks that had way too many driver view obstructions to be enjoyable driving. Anyways great job and keep us updated!

                    • #12
                      Great job with all aspects Dan! Your CN livery is cool
                      Rob

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                      • #13
                        Awesome job B1!!!
                        TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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                        • #14
                          Very nice, you are going to enjoy being creative with scenery as all the other model railroaders. You have the track in the same room as the model railroad?
                          Rob

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                          • #15
                            This is in a room dedicated to slotcars. Took a couple of years to convince my wife I needed more space, but she finally agreed, as long as I made it a scenic layout that was fun and nice to look at.

                            The train footprint is probably twice this size, and I entertained the idea of taking it down as it doesn’t see any action anymore, and using that space for a larger slotcar track, but my wife’s change of heart meant I could have both. Good thing because a fully scenic’d train layout that I spent so much time on, does not come down easy! I have been through the interest cycle enough times to just save the train for another day. Something may change that spikes my interest in railroading again. I used to have a three lane routed track that went to the dump, so I know it can happen. A long sought after locomotive release or something, might be enough to spark my interest.

                            I Think that by leaving room for scenery though on the slot car track will help hold my interest. As you guys know, I build a lot of cars. Now instead of building another Ferrari, I can build a pine tree or two. It will probably take hundreds to get this right.

                            Cheers

                            Dan







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