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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyWed Jul 24, 2019 10:48 pm

Well had the afternoon off so decided to attack the track and get the landscaping finished,Yes I have to fit some trees to it but those can wait till I get them.

So all the copper track was masked off prior to setting all the scenic scatter,this was done simply with diluted pva sprayed onto the scatter with an old household sprayer,In order for it all to adhere properly it was soaked well and truly,as it was so hot in the shed it was dry in less than half an hour.

After wiping all the excess Pva around the track and demasking the copper strip I simply used a dry brush with some brown paint to simulate mud on the tarmac,not only does this look the part but it has enhanced the grip but still allows the cars to slide.

Slot car racing - Page 2 48367968866_7fcb05ff11_cIMG_3672 by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48367966186_2d4332bcde_cIMG_3673 by David jones, on Flickr

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Slot car racing - Page 2 48367958936_837dfba6cf_cIMG_3675 by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48367955276_3c774ab07e_cIMG_3676 by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48368088492_0e6138632c_cIMG_3677 by David jones, on Flickr

Just couldnt help myself getting some action pics///this was fun camera in one hand controller in the other

Slot car racing - Page 2 48368084552_5412a2f6b1_cIMG_3678 by David jones, on Flickr



Slot car racing - Page 2 48367943281_558f497450_cIMG_3680 by David jones, on Flickr

This shot took around 150 shots to get in focus and I had not realised the car actually got airbourne YEAH HA

Slot car racing - Page 2 48367938886_fe1504c81e_cIMG_3682 by David jones, on Flickr


One of the final jobs is to make a timing set up,which will involve a cheap laser pointer ,a phot cell and a lap top...over to you Nigel on this one as it it beyond me !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyWed Jul 24, 2019 11:07 pm

looks brilliant mate...….really do like it...…...superb fun to be had with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 1:11 pm

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/vehicles?li=featured&tag=slot+car


Found this though might be worth a look for custom cars

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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyThu Aug 01, 2019 2:35 pm

Thanks for that much appreciated

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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyFri Aug 09, 2019 4:36 pm

Roadrunner wrote:
https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/vehicles?li=featured&tag=slot+car


Found this though might be worth a look for custom cars


DONT encourage him Aron...…….he'll soon have as many cars as he has boats...……………….. drunken sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyMon Oct 07, 2019 5:57 pm

I decided the track was to short so with 2 weeks to go to the blackpool show It is full steam ahead so to speak so an extra 8 feet are being added to the set up.All the sections simply bolt together so I can choose how long or short as neccessarry.

Slot car racing - Page 2 48860231896_c6f683f702_c72419742_521070582017192_4629765588770619392_n by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48860231796_cafa9e23a6_c72434429_949717775377932_7200119166840340480_n by David jones, on Flickr

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Next year I will be attending various model shows collecting monies for the RNLI

Hopefully I will get it 80% done for Blackpool....I have ordered 200 pine trees to put on the set up hopefully they will arrive this week....so thats going to be fun planting them as I am NO Percy Thrower  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm

ohhh jeeze mate...……....WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!!…………...I Thought your other circuit was brilliant...……….what have you done...……. cheers affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyFri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm

Had to don my Percy Thrower Gardening skills on tonight and plant some trees....200 holes later and a hot glue gun and I was done....I knew I should have ordered 400 instead of 200

Slot car racing - Page 2 48881654908_9e4dd26bc3_c72187399_951671641859906_4867370214741770240_n by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48881654803_65936a02f9_c72271441_1124918974384787_8124118948930125824_n by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48882370917_2ee22cfc3e_c72544091_520102022101872_2996720427562172416_n by David jones, on Flickr

And I'm a lumberjack and I'm alright....found this keyring in a car that was being scrapped in work just couldn't resist myself

Slot car racing - Page 2 48881654618_abb844b400_c72540067_2530046760551838_568169395247906816_n by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48881654698_245bc6d694_c72404239_2696684230363966_4466051532915212288_n by David jones, on Flickr
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptyFri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 pm

looks great...………..I know where to come this Christmas for my tree lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptySat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Well it looks like James Herriot has paid me a visit today

Slot car racing - Page 2 48886072022_44cb41a96d_c72043971_399973247596456_8914517661539368960_n by David jones, on Flickr

Slot car racing - Page 2 48886071917_72c0dee23f_c72119039_678307762660266_2101571645901635584_n by David jones, on Flickr

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PostSubject: Re: Slot car racing   Slot car racing - Page 2 EmptySat Oct 12, 2019 9:31 pm

I hope they are all fenced in...…………...don't want one leaping a wall and damaging my rs1600...….bad enough driver as it is...…..
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