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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:31 pm

DrumPhil wrote: I can't wait for you to try it. :music-rockout:


On my short list of things to do......take some cars over to Phil's and try out his track.
I will be in touch. :D
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:52 pm

That just looks like a good time!
Bravo sir!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:15 pm

Shot a brief video of a few laps with the Carrera Porsche 917K. I love how the wood track is so quiet that you can enjoy the sounds of the car.

Initial lap times are around six seconds.

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:05 am

:handgestures-thumbup:
Actually looks like the grip isn't too bad already.
Got carpet on the floor just in case...... :o
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby dreinecke » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:56 am

Seriously great work! Welcome to wood!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:10 am

Began some stone masonry work yesterday on a retaining wall. It's the simple pencil-on-styrofoam method.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:20 am

That is a good look for your track. I know you are great with the painting part too.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:12 am

That wall looks great!
I love all the tips / methods that are being shared - I had never heard of the pencil-on-foam method you mentioned previously, but have to say, it makes for a great looking wall!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:26 pm

I saw the pencil stone method in this video, around minute 5:00.
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I used some old white styrofoam that was laying around, but after doing some paint tests today it does not look as good as I hoped. Next time I will definitely buy the pink foam.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby Tycosaur » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:24 am

The track is looking good. The best part after build is the touches of scenery that gives the track it's own identity.

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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:32 pm

Made a good start on plastering the elevation gaps tonight. Sculptamold is so easy to work with!
This is fun work.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:43 am

Keep up the good work neighbor :)
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:55 pm

Scenery work continues slow but steady. Tonight I experimented with building a pit lane out of foamcore. It is just pinned together now, so I can disassemble it for painting. Then it will get some stickers. Maybe one day some spectators could sit on the roof. :D

This whole track is a learning experience, and it's fun to just try stuff and see how it turns out.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby dreinecke » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:02 pm

It looks really good so far! I too am a Sculptamold believer. Three layouts with the stuff and I still love how it covers, shapes, and cleans up.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:16 pm

I got to drive Phil's new track :music-rockout:
Its a good one !
Challenging, but not frustrating. You can gauge the amount of slide and push it just a little more and a little more.
Different cars drive differently...one of the beauties of non magnet.
And....its got tons of scenic potential :dance:

I think this track will be fun for quite some time and if there is a replacement, or somebody inherits it, :shhh: the move will be painless. :D

Good Job Slot Buddy Phil !!
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