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  • Project Autumn Drive

    Moved into a new house a while back and threw up a quick track, two years later and it’s time to get serious....tear down and rebuild from this now that I got quarantined 🤣

  • #2
    New tracks are always fun......will it be the same footprint? If so, elevation is your friend for increasing lap length.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • #3
      If you can increase the width anywhere consider adding corners to use the center of the table for more diversity if you want something more like a road course. Nothing wrong with a long straight at the back, but you might really enjoy some challenging corners or essess to go with it.

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      • #4
        I think it might get moved back 6 ft. and wrap a couple poles. Right now it’s at 16x4 but looking to go 24x6 with a built in bar in the middle now that we have a steady 4-5 man group running almost every Saturday night. Input and planning tonight, lots of new track and upgrade stuff on the way👍

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          slothead commented
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          I'm hoping you'll elaborate on "with a bar in the middle". If this means what it sounds like it will be interesting to see how lap times evolve over the course of an evening. Will there be designated drivers?

      • #5
        Still waiting to install the jager and jack tappers and my wife got me this for my birthday!!!

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        • #6
          Final night before tear down, Carrera gt3 and dslot races... bar will be behind the track so we can fit the mini-z track on the floor😉 16x4 right now, going to 20-24x6 for a good road course as I tend to love the 1/43’s when solo which offer a better modeling opportunity so you can get by with a smaller track or 8x 12
          Last edited by dc6287; February 20, 2021, 06:31 PM.

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          • #7
            Best wishes for your tear down and rebuild. I have a routed track that needs to be taken down to make room for its replacement, but it's been hard to start the tear down. What you do may give me inspiration.

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            • #8
              Plastic track( already vaccinated and can wipe it off🙄) hope so! Just looking to make a fully scenic fun 4-5 second lap that can run all scales from HO with braids to group 2 1/24’s- should be a fun project

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              • #9
                I knew your tear down would be much easier with plastic track. The screws holding the sections together on my routed track have been covered with wood filler meaning that has to be gouged out for starters. I haven't even summonsed the motivation yet to take down the light poles and remove boards.

                How are you going to scale the scenery to fit so many different sized cars?


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                • #10
                  No figures, just multiple rock formations and scattered trees built to suit- it’s gonna be tricky! That’s the one thing that’s been holding me back. I only goof with the HO and 1/24’s when I’m alone, the rest of the time we usually split between 1/43 and 1/32. My little ones just got some 1/32 cars,they were bored with the GO cars after my pals and I had several heated battles with the bigger cars. The table is down and track design has been the nightly grind on the floor to see what’s going to work and how big it needs to be...

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                  • #11
                    Great to hear the young ones are involved in this...probably gonna be pushing ya to get something up on the table so they can get serious!! Good luck and have fun!!
                    TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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