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  • New GVSCC club track

    I think most of you know that our group in Vancouver suffered a severe setback when our long time leader Luf upped and moved to Vancouver Island. Fortunately we are blessed with a number of track builders that learned from the best, so when one of our members offered up some permanent space at his workplace they could step up and build us our first non-home club track. There are still some finishing touches to be added and the custom timing system de-bugged but we had our first "rubbering in" session today. Some photographs from the event:

    Roger, the builder-in-chief and instigator of the whole endeavour on the left: thanks Roger, this is AWESOME!!!!!

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    Ron (second from the left with the glasses) is the property owner that is generously donating the space:

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    Lots of fast, sweeping sections but also a VERY technical bit:

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    More info to follow as matters progress. This is a bit too late for the GT3 proxy as the track is brand new and still slippery and the timing systems needs some refinement but the next proxy will likely be held here.

    From a very grateful Alwyn!
    Last edited by SuperSlab; December 8, 2019, 09:06 PM.

  • #2
    Wow another amazing track, kind of makes you want to move westward!

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    • #3
      Great looking track there guys. to bad for me it in the the other Vancouver.......

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      • #4
        Hello Alwyn,

        Great looking layout - thank you for sharing. I really like the "flow" of this track design - kudos to Roger and everyone who helped with the build.

        Steve - Connecticut, U.S.A. - Shoreline Model Raceways Club

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 4424ever View Post
          Wow another amazing track, kind of makes you want to move westward!
          Hey, you can always come visit at least! Its nice out here, I promise!

          Alwyn

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          • #6
            Originally posted by docdoom View Post
            Great looking track there guys. to bad for me it in the the other Vancouver.......
            But.. but... but... it is only a few hours drive! Come on up!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Just_Steve View Post
              Hello Alwyn,

              Great looking layout - thank you for sharing. I really like the "flow" of this track design - kudos to Roger and everyone who helped with the build.

              Thanks Steve. We are really very fortunate with the track builders and owners we have around here. All of the local tracks were inspired by Luf's masterclass of track building and he often lent a hand in the design. This was a first "post Luf" track but his influence lives on. All credit to Roger for the design from concept to completion. What I like is the fact that it IS so flowing but then there are these tight sections and a couple of ever so slight changes of direction that keeps you on your toes!

              Love it!!!

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              • #8
                Alwyn, that is one great looking track my friend, love the flow of it... Enjoy...

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                • #9
                  Two questions:

                  How deep is the slot?

                  The track design has an inner loop, so the outer lane is a lot longer than the inner, was this a conscious decision?

                  Really nice design and flow, though!
                  Dennis Samson

                  Scratchbuilding is life
                  Life is scratchbuilt

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                  • radarek
                    radarek commented
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                    Dennis

                    I bet you they were drunk ....

                  • F1Fan
                    F1Fan commented
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                    Roger told me that the longest lane is 90ft and the shortest is 78ft. As Rob (CGYRacers explained in his other post) most (all?) of the tracks here are build with 3/8" MDF (since most MDF are actually imported from China is comes as a 10mm) - I know slot depth in Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton is approximately 1/4" or 6.4mm - prepare your proxy cars accordingly! (for my track the biggest reason for using 3/8" was saving weight - as my track get's hoisted to the ceiling.
                    Last edited by F1Fan; December 9, 2019, 02:56 PM.

                • #10
                  Alwyn

                  great track. Looking forward to race on it in the summer. Nice job guys. What paint did you use?

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                  • SuperSlab
                    SuperSlab commented
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                    Thanks Dariusz. Not sure on the paint: will have to check with Roger

                • #11
                  Originally posted by Beast Lee View Post
                  Alwyn, that is one great looking track my friend, love the flow of it... Enjoy...
                  Thanks Ron: it is fun!

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Gascarnut View Post
                    How deep is the slot?
                    Same as all the other tracks here so too shallow for some.
                    Originally posted by Gascarnut View Post
                    The track design has an inner loop, so the outer lane is a lot longer than the inner, was this a conscious decision?
                    Not a conscious decision but not a concern for our two forms of racing (computer calculated and controlled bracket and distance over all lanes)
                    Originally posted by Gascarnut View Post
                    Really nice design and flow, though!
                    Thanks Dennis: nice to drive on.

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                    • #13
                      Alwyn,
                      Spectacular track. Love the downhill esses, the elevation changes really add to a track. Glad to see you guys having another great club space!

                      And I will throw my .02 (USD) in.....if anyone gets to the area, make a visit. This is a great bunch of guys who will make you very welcome indeed.
                      Come Race at The Trace!
                      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                      • #14
                        Great job guys.......!! ........too bad you are on the wrong end of the country

                        Happy Holidays
                        Chris Walker

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                        • SuperSlab
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                          Thanks Chris: you will just have to come out and visit at some stage!

                      • #15
                        Kudos on the design.

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                        • SuperSlab
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                          Thank you kindly: a hoot to drive on!
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