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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby dreinecke » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:18 pm

Alaska - close! It is Bare Metal Foil. Worked ok!
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby RazorJon » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:18 am

I made a little window AC for my hot dog house, made a small box and wrapped it with that shinny metal tape you use on heat ducts
then used an x-acto knife to slice the back to look like the fins on the coil

I like following this build, thx for taking time to include us
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby slow finger » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:44 pm

Hi Dave,
The track matches the cars, just great.
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby Broman62 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:41 am

Dave....this is one awesome layout you have there!!!! One of the best things (among everything else I have read here) is:

Dave quote:
"As for tips - the great thing with HRW is that we all teach each other. I see stuff everyone here does and learn from that to apply to my own track and car builds."
HOME RACIN' GOO-GOO
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby dreinecke » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:15 pm

Slow finger - thanks, it has been a joy to build this track.

Broman - Thanks - that is the entire reason I posted my build on my website too - we are here to help others.
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby TsgtRet » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:14 am

RazorJon wrote:I made a little window AC for my hot dog house, made a small box and wrapped it with that shinny metal tape you use on heat ducts
then used an x-acto knife to slice the back to look like the fins on the coil

I like following this build, thx for taking time to include us


I've used the same tape on things I want to look "new metal" or "chrome" as I don't have the skill, patience or steady old age hands to work with Bare Metal Foil.
Dave, my Peel Field layout will never be as detailed as your PDR but I'll keep swinging at it.....I figure when you get a home run I can probably make it to second! :lol:
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A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby dreinecke » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:09 am

A few minor updates:

Added some track markers similar to what the original Continental Divide Raceway did at the end of the massive straight. As my track is an homage to this original track, the font is incorrect as some WISE-guy needled me about ;) Very simply done - just printed on matte photo paper, glued to photo matte-board and glued to some basswood strips. Not much, but adds a little something to a bare area.

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I also finished a little larger project - a large Marchal billboard. Two gents on Slot Forum were the inspiration for doing this one. Same method as above but on a larger scale. The one thing I continue to work on is not making things perfect. A smudge, some weathering, a broken corner of a letter - these all lend to the realism in my book. Nothing in life is perfect, so why should my track be?

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Now, get out there and make something!
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby Lou E » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:26 am

That Marchal sign is awesome! Along with everyone else, I really enjoy following your work on the track.
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby SpeedyNH » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:44 pm

hey Doctor,
that's pretty nice.
are the signs in scale feet, or simply what looked good? just curious.
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby Dundee Denny » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:07 pm

Thanks for letting us all off the hook with regards to "perfect"!!

I am sure in many cases a hourly worker had ten things on this 8 hour day list and "perfect" would never have allowed him or her to get them all accomplished.

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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby bobbyraz49 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:30 pm

STUNNING !
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby JESIV » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:03 pm

Love the sign DR
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:15 pm

Nice attention to small details. Your track continues to impress. Very nice!
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:30 pm

That Marchal sign is just fabulous Doc! I may have to steal that deign for a billboard I have in mind for my track. Nice work as always.
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Re: A little work on the Palmer Divide Raceway

Postby RV Racing » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:10 am

A bit of France comes to the Colorado high country! Well done, Mr. Reinecke.

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