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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:02 am

lOOKING GOOD!!!!!!!
MY GUESS AT A GOOD HOT LAP ONCE RUBBER ED IN 4.980 SEC'S
ENJOY
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Richard, your instincts are very good. Right now my best car (Policar Lotus) can do 4.9 seconds, but other cars have a tough time breaking 6.0. So far all are on stock rubber with some wheel and tire truing. Urethanes will come later.

Here is a scenery update: got all the white plaster colored today.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:28 am

Love the updates!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:30 pm

Looking good.
Something about the "Desert Look" is appealing to me, but that could be a Genesis look to you :D
Will be watching for updates !
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby dreinecke » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:12 pm

Hmm...looks vaguely familiar... ;)

Great looking track and it makes a real nice change covering up the "snow" with "dirt".

The pit building is looking very good as well!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:07 am

I've been doing a bunch of scenery work and finally got to peel off the masking this morning. Still some cleanup to do before it is driveable again, but it's nice to see it coming together.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:09 am

A little wildlife has taken up residence on the track, too. :)
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:53 am

Lookin' good ! Hope its feeling good too. :)

I like the touch of green and your mating pair of eagles.

Have you considered dissecting your lap counter ? I bet the sensors could be concealed in lap posts and traffic cones......I'll keep quiet now ;)
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:51 am

Two thumbs up sir!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby ShotgunDave » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:21 am

Wow! You've really come s long way and it looks fantastic. Keep the updates coming.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:48 pm

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Began making some straw bales for a 60s-era theme.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:26 am

Good lookin' bales and cool photo!
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:44 am

Yes it is. Doing really quality detail work here. Just shows what you can do within a space like this if you are motivated.
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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby chappy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:49 am

Phil if you have any issues with the lap counter, since it sits level with the track rather than the designed just below the track, there is a mod you can make.
I did this on my 2 lane test track, Set the counter where you want it, mark the bases with a pencil outline, and then use a zip router or dremel router, and extract the ,
marked areas allowing the counter to sit at its normal level.
When not using the counter, hay bales and bushes fit the holes nicely.

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Re: Building Prairie Winds Test Track

Postby DrumPhil » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:54 am

Chappy, I had originally planned on doing that mod, but so far haven't had any problems with missed laps.

Thanks, all, for the comments and ideas.
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