1 (edited by Mitch58 May 8, 2020 6:38 pm)

Topic: Progress

I made some progress this week. Chris will be painting the rock faces and blending in the darker colors to match the artificial rocks I found in Tammie's train dept. These are just laying loose at the moment, I'll move them around a bit before gluing them in place. I'll be making tufts  of grass and small bushes to soften up the edges. I'll also be using train ballast along some of the edges but I need to let Chris get ahead of me a bit.

The extra plaster on the back board I intend to paint either as low clouds or as hills in the distance, perhaps a little of both.

I never handled boredom well as a kid, if it wasn't for having this track to fuss with I would have lost my mind by now.

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Looking good Mitch!

Zack

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Looking good Mitch

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.

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That really looks great Mitch! Chris' part too!

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Looking good, having fun, what could be better.

"Big Smooth"

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Chris is adding detail to the rock faces this evening and I have the bridge railings ready to go.

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From the end

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Nice work you two, well done

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.

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that is looking great nice work
k

The secondnidator

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Your track is really looking good!

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I was adding in some details and playing with the camera when suddenly the white lane seemed to drop to around four volts. I got out a rag and cleaned it all again looking for any cracks/tears in the tape. Finding none I started checking all of the lapped areas, no visible problems. After about an hour I found a tear under the center of my overpass. Now my arm won't fit under there very far. I managed to cut it on the outside of the bridge and peel it out, but there was no way I was going to replace it. Luckily Chris was home and can get her arm in there but can't reach both sides at once. Between us We managed to fix it.

Now I remember why my original plan had no over pass.

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Another photo

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13 (edited by Mitch58 May 11, 2020 1:46 pm)

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Back to bushes and such

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well when you get it all done Im going need some help with my build. going tear it all down and build a new table and mdf road course. table is going be built so i can easy tilt it up  and store up against the wall in the garage.been searching old builds on another forum and found cgyracer old Quail Ridge Speedway  build and that table will be just the ticket looking at 20 by 7 should fit and plenty of room to walk around. here is post i found the pics of the table should be not to hard to copy,
https://www.slotcarillustrated.com/foru … e-speedway

The secondnidator

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Looks good Doc. Shouldn't take long to whip that out with the right tools. Being in a garage with the temp. Changes are you wanting to use braid or tape?

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thinking tape. i have no issues so far with the tape on the plastic track.

The secondnidator

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Bill's Too Bad track was in his garage The only Issue I was aware of was when we had a drastic temperature/weather change the tape would wrinkle a bit and need to be smoothed out.

Al has had no problem with his.

Mine still takes a beating in the corners even with the new smooth surface. I'm beginning to think it may be because I run so many different brands of older cars, and run them harder than they were ever intended to run on a home track.  But it sure is fun.

Looking forward to helping you with yours.

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Thanks. Looks like I'm in deconstruct and clean up mode. Be sad to see the digital track go but these will be better in the long run.

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