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All American Raceway...Update 7/21

Postby ListerStormGT » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:08 pm

Trying to get back some room in the garage again and also added A/C out there to try and make it a little more comfortable in the Florida heat. Unfortunately this all means I had to tear down the track and make a new one. Started working on it last weekend but it didnt go to well so I had to make a few repairs and got it routed today. Its a 12x4 layout and it will be braided and will have a raised section. I hope to make a pit area and do some scenery too once I get going on it. Its not very big but I really just wanted something for tuning cars and really just to keep it simple and have some fun with it.

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Re: New track started

Postby dreinecke » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:16 pm

That's all fine and good, but what about the driver's stations with the beverage holders? I expect the pool clean, the AC cold, the grill hot, and the track done when I get down there!

Looking good Lee! It think this one will be fun.
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Re: New track started

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:17 pm

Looking good sir. You did it :)
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Re: New track started

Postby baford1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:01 am

Lee I loved your last track & its a pity you had to tear it down I am sure that this track will be
just as good & the scenery will be to be looking out for the next update

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Re: New track started

Postby ListerStormGT » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:23 am

Thanks guys,

Yes Dave, I will have everything ready for you when you come visit next time. No more of that Chili's crap, I will grill up some burgers and even make you a side salad. :P
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Re: New track started

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:41 am

make you a side salad


Please refrain from this sort of language. We try to keep it a clean forum.

I think it will end looking great and be one more great track to inspire those in smaller spaces.
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Re: New track started

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:12 am

That track design has a lot of interest in it. The reverse turns coming out of the end turns aren't the same both ends so you have to keep your head and be ready. That's brilliant. Small track, big thinking. Are the end turns different from each other, too?

Lee, is it going to be out away from the wall when finished? In Florida humidity, an a/c sometimes spits water. I have a couple of a/c units up high in my shop, and one of them (the one near the slot cars, of course), spits water sometimes. I haven't found a way to stop it, so I have to rearrange things in the summer if it stays humid for a long time, like a week or so. I hate to think how much worse that is in Florida.
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Re: New track started

Postby HRWJim » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:24 am

Lee sorry to see your old track go, I really liked it. The new track design is very cool. I hope you keep some of the great ideas from the previous track, like the lane going over the rumble strip. That was brilliant. Keep us posted and I look forward to seeing the progress. Jim
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Re: New track started

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:19 am

Looks great Lee! Small tracks are just as fun as big ones. Sometimes even more.
Your design looks like challenging and fun.

Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: New track started

Postby RazorJon » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:24 am

looking great Lee
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Re: New track started

Postby MoparGreg » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Looking good Lee. I cant wait to see what scenery you have planned for this one as your last was great. Its a shame though, I really liked your old track.
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Re: New track started

Postby ListerStormGT » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:43 pm

Yeah I already miss my old track too. I put a lot of work into it and liked the design and while it wasn't a huge track the layout did take up a lot of space. Now that this one has been routed the more I look at it the more I can visualize different things I want to do even though to me after the last track this one doesn't seem like much. But the space I have gained back in our 2 car garage is priceless. This one will be fun and once I get the back section elevated it will make it seem not so plain and boring as it does the way it sits now.
Rob, the radius is the same on both ends but the entry to them will be different so I hope it gives it a little challenge. Its basically a smaller version of Harry's Midmo track which is a very fun track to run on.
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Re: New track started

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:11 am

Oh, I thought it ran the other direction. So you get to kick out as the end turn starts and swing all the way around? That's going to be a blast. It will work the same way a big sweeper turn does.
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Re: New track started

Postby BRP32 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:14 am

Hi Lee!

Great looking new track so far!

I must admit I will miss your old track though!

I really enjoyed following the build process of it just like your new one here!

It is amazing how much track you can fit in a 4 x 12 area and have just as much fun with it!

Look what I did with my 4 laner below with borders and scenery in a 4 x 12 area.

So what do you think, add 1 to 2 more lanes more to yours? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for sharing the pics!

Enjoy the build!

I certainly will following it!

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Re: New track started

Postby SpeedyNH » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Harry, you seriously crack me up, sir.
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