The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!! Updated 8/12/17

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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:56 am

Rleog - thanks. If it helps others do it - so much the better.

I've not used the pink foam before and actually am not doing what I'd originally planned - I was going to carve the cut areas and wash it - but really decided I didn't want cliffs. I like the way some tracks cut into hills for the course, so that is when the plaster cloth came out to go over it.

Looking forward to getting some turf down!
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby padirtfan » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:31 am

David,
The latest iteration of PDR looks great! I like the blue LED's, they'd look great in my guitar room.
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:14 am

As always nice work David. Under the blue light she looks kinda like a supersized grand piano. Interesting effect.
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:42 am

Thanks guys. Mike - Funny! My daughter said the same!
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The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:44 am

A little more work done this week - the big news is that safety fencing has been put in so the little people can return! Turf in these areas will be next on the to-do list.

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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby btaylor » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:47 am

David, your track is looking great! Some of the charm of your other tracks is showing through. I like that! New, but familiar. Its a great look, keep it going.

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The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:10 pm

Well finally! Life is sort of slowing down enough for me to get back to slot cars and the PDR.

I managed to get 3 Ikea Besta' shelves for almost nothing from a neighbor that I've put under the track for storage. I plan on putting some of my RMS Resins masters and other kits under it as I needed a little more organization to those.

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I also was able to get the last of the base down: pink foam covered with plaster cloth. It does look angular, but the turf will soften it. I managed to throw paint at it to get rid of the blizzard effect and then had enough time to get the fascia painted.

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Next up is the turf, some trees, more fencing and I still have to figure out my pits.

Starting to come together!
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:55 pm

Looking good David. I am amazed at how fast you got the layout to the stage it is at.
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby ourwayband » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 pm

That is becoming a work of Art!!

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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby chappy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:04 pm

Looking Great Doc , really coming along nicely.
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby CJR » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:46 am

The track is looking great. But, I wonder if your neighbor is OK. :roll:
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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 am

CJR wrote:The track is looking great. But, I wonder if your neighbor is OK. :roll:


I think a comma is due somewhere in my post! LOL!
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The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!!

Postby dreinecke » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:59 am

Had a few hours the last few evenings to burn and made some progress:

1) All structures are in their final resting place
2) The junkyard from the old PRD has a home on this track - didn't think I'd have room, but I'm happy to say I do.
3) I made 30 hay bales to start and need a few hundred LOL. Resin block of the right dimension that is covered in glue and then sprinkled with cuttings from sisal rope. Looks pretty good to me.
4) I planted the little amount of trees I can fit on the track - remember, the track is an homage to the shape, but not how RIR was. This is the PDR and we have pine and aspen trees here! I am keeping them out of hand-reach this time to make marshaling easier.
5) I plan on moving the grandstands in the event of a "real" race like a proxy for the same reason as #4 above - marshaling.
6) Planted all the fence posts and guardrail that I think it needed. The PDR exists in that time where wood fences and hay bales are slowly being changed out for Armco and concrete walls.

So, now that I've done that, I'm ready to start spreading turf in the next few weeks - I have to order more static grass as I didn't realize I was almost out. That's fine, I'll run some laps while waiting!

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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!! Updated 8/12/17

Postby arroldn » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:23 pm

David,
What is the paint you used. See it was a base then a speckled top finish. Thinking about repainting my plastic and removing the Rustoleum textured paint.


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Re: The ALL-New Palmer Divide Raceway!!! Updated 8/12/17

Postby MoparGreg » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:18 am

Your track is coming along nicely David. I'm always amazed how much you get done in a short amount of time. Cant wait for the next instalment.
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