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Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby dreinecke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:24 am

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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby chappyman66 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:39 am

I am saddened to see a classic road course go ghost....hopefully the track was evacuated before the storm hit.
But excited to see what comes after....
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby mattb » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:48 am

Dave, new scenery or new track?
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby dreinecke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:07 am

Paul - I got out just in time lol!

Matt - We are actually moving back to the Palmer Divide area in Monument. Long story.

However, either this or a new track will emerge from the dust over the summer once the house is sorted.
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby Half Fast Slotter » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:30 am

Looks like an F5 blew through. Sorry to see PDR 2.0 (or 3.0?) die an ignoble, but temporary death. I don't envy all the moving fun you will be enjoying. Funny how wives think that redoing kitchens and bathrooms takes priority over the new track development. Glad I have pictures pre-tornado. Anticipation of new layout is half the fun. Enjoy!
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby RazorJon » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:47 am

? ok you moved a few months back, now your moving back to the area you moved from? I hope most of your stuff was still packed :o
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Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby dreinecke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:06 am

Planning is always part of the fun.

Jon - It has actually been 3 years. And, all the stuff in storage was still packed, so that was easy.

RMS looks like this in boxes:

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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:36 am

Oh my. Must be hard to do something like this after so many hours of work went into scenery. I have a large model railroad, and have been dreading the day we move. I guess though you get the thrill of planning and rebuilding again to make up for some of the pain.

It was a great looking layout. I will be looking forward to the next one

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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby mattb » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:53 am

Closer to work?
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby chappy » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:47 pm

Its a shame to see, but i knpw that the next one will be even better.
Good luck on the move David.
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby Dundee Denny » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:12 pm

Typically the saying "Practice Makes Perfect" would apply................., in your case all I have seen is perfect.

So I know you have the perfect down, will look forward to the noodling you have done with the thought " hmmmm, if I could change anything"..............

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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:45 pm

Maybe a trip to the new house is in order? I'll handle the grill while you build.
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby dreinecke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:44 pm

Matt - actually further away lol!

Harry - that is a deal!

Well, the PDR shall be no more as it once was. She didn't want to come apart nicely and the Durhams worked as advertised.

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While sad, I've recycled all the lumber and parts I could, boxed up the figures, trees, and buildings.

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This track taught me a bunch of things. I really loved it. But, it is time to move on!

So, here's a peek at the possible next iteration:

Probably doing a D oval with an integrated road course. Stockers will run CCW and Trans-Am and sports cars go CW. The sports cars would then use about 2/3 of the oval too.

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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby dge467 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:52 pm

Bummer! I am sure the new track will be as nice or nicer though!
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Re: Fake News: Tornadoes tear through the PDR

Postby Z-carfan » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:43 am

Sad see the track come down, but sounds like a promising new track is coming.
I like the idea of the oval / road course combo.


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