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    I set up and tear down my track each year during the holidays. I like changing the layout every year, and I enjoy setting up the track and adding all my diorama pieces - its a fun part part of the hobby for me. I usually add one or two new diorama elements. This year I found a nice diecast 1/32 VW camper van and added a few Carrera figures standing around it. It takes me about 10 hours, over 2 evenings, to unpack and set up the track and lay out all of the scenery elements.
    This is a nice sweeping track and has a real forest feel as the track winds through the trees. Even though the track is on the floor, we sit comfortably on the ottomans for racing. Clearly, the pandemic has reduced my visitors to the track, so its family racing for now. Enjoy the pics, cheers RvE

    Track laid out and power taps wired up

    Finished track layout with buildings, scenery and diorama pieces
    Last edited by RvE; January 4, 2021, 09:21 AM.

  • #2
    that makes my knee hurt just looking.... cant do floor tracks any more. does look like a nice flowing lay out.

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    • #3
      Yeah, my knees are aching too but nice track and very nice scenery. Home racing is about doing what you can with what you got.

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      • #4
        For on the floor that looks pretty sweet Knees too bad for that kinda floor fun anymore!!
        TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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        • #5
          You guys aren't thinking right. When you fall and you can't get up you'll have something to do while waiting for help. Just joking around.

          Beautiful layout, love the scenery.
          Butch

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          • #6
            GREAT looking track and I zeroed in the signs

            Are those “store bought” or did you make those?

            in either case when you get down on the floor next time would sure like to see some “up close” pictures on the detail!

            Enjoy the race time!!!

            Dundee Denny

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            • RvE
              RvE commented
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              Hi Denny, I posted a recent "low angle" photo on the thread called "Scale Slot Car Pics" in the main forum. That thread has a quite a few older photos from my prior years layouts that show lots of the details and examples of my signs. Cheers RvE
              Last edited by RvE; December 23, 2020, 07:10 AM.

          • #7
            Thanks for all the comments. One of these years I may build a table, but that will really kill the use of my basement for anything other than slotting. Right now, I really only have the track set up from Dec - April. Anyway, right now the knees are still Ok to clamber around on the floor and build the set up, so I will stick with it for a while.

            Denny - All of the signs are scratch built, except the row of low signs near my power supply. Those signs, and the marshals stands, are the "Proses Kits". If you look close.....I have my version of a "Rolex 24 hours" and "LeMans 24 hours" sign on the track. I am a sports car racing fan.

            I do like taking "low angle" pics for the scale look, and will post some during the course of the next several weeks.......I sense some new cars will arrive from Santa on Dec 25!

            Cheers RvE

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            • #8
              Look forward to checking out the finer detail of your signs when you add additional pictures of your raceway!

              Can never have enough signs and yours are some of the best I have seen!!

              Dundee Denny

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              • #9
                Looks like tons of fun! Nice layout and scenery.
                I really enjoy seeing the Slot Car and Train layouts that are setup for the holidays even just a circle around the tree. Brings back fond memes.
                BTW, I really like your floor board guards, SMART 👍
                Cheers all and healthy and happy holidays!

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                • Movintage
                  Movintage commented
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                  Haha, yes, SlotCat got it. The guards placed over the “baseboards” 👍

                • RvE
                  RvE commented
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                  Yup, I have learned the hard way....when beginners get on the track.....the cars are flying all over the place. I also have a long foam strip on the near wall that is not visible in the photo. That big sweeping turn can really launch the cars into the foam "floor board guard"!

                • SlotCat
                  SlotCat commented
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                  Yep I've got a couple paint marks and little indentations in the sheetrock on the back wall at long straight lead on corner. Need to put up a couple pieces of foam too.

              • #10
                I had a track that I bought from a guy that moved a lot. The frame was made of 2 x 2. The track was set on "poster board" materials. This may be something that can be used with your yearly track build. Not heavy and can easily be reused. That is a very nice track and layout.

                Jim W

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                • SlotCat
                  SlotCat commented
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                  Yes, nice looking layout, but even a lightweight temporary table would be great!

              • #11
                Very nicely designed circuit, thanks for the photos. There are elements I'd like to incorporate into a temporary HO two laner. I noticed you changed the final series of turns before the front straight. I like the way the final version flows. Cool set up, for sure.
                Stay well, and.. Enjoy! -- Ernie

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