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Kleskun Hills

Postby BARC 1 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:52 pm

I finally got the track to a point where there are photo opportunities to display the track. Plans for this track and construction began in December 2015

Kleskun Hills is a Hybrid track made up of Carrerra Go and D 132 track. The front straight and pit lane is D132 track and it transitions to Go track on either side. Inside and outside borders were added to the Go track, and it allows me to run 132 cars as well. Track is painted for effect.

Track is digital, but I modified the CU to allow me to run analog as well. For analog I have chipped each lane, and have kept the fueling options as well. Using chipped lanes means i can use all the same controllers. I actually like the Carrera Plungers and when using the digital software, give me lots of control over speed and braking.

Two timing systems are installed. Bruce Yinglings software is used for digital racing, and Viasue hardware with Race Coordinator is used for analog timing . This track is also used to prepare Proxy races in 143, D132 and now analog 132( PanAmerica)

I am trying to get the track to feel Early Seventies vintage.

So now on the the pictures

Track Plan

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Analog control System

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Carrera D132 CU modified

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Basic track before Pit Boxes and bleachers installed Superimposed on the Kleskun Hills.

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Recently added Pit boxes, Garage, Bleachers, and some fans.
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Some Racing action

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Some scratch built 143 cars

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Lots of work was completed this past month as I am preparing the track for a 143 Proxy race in October. If you are interested in entering a car details on the proxy can be found here.

Kleskun Proxy information

Driving impressions of each car as well as a bunch of photo ops at Kleskun Hills will generated for each entry. I am thinking of doing up a decal that will be added to each car to show it participated in the Kleskun Hills Fun run. ( Owners permission of course)

Finally a link the website

143 Kleskun Hills
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:32 am

Looking forward to seeing the Pan-America cars hosted there as that is looking great!!! :)
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby BARC 1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:03 am

This track is not scheduled to host a Panamerica event. Maybe next year. It was used to shakedown the cars I did prepare though

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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby vonsirius » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:04 pm

Nice track!!! :text-bravo:
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Well the Kleskun Hills layout made the move from the basement crawlspace into a finished room. The move went well and because i was able to salvage all of it I have decided to keep it as is. The layout and room size compliment one another. This track is a Hybrid Carrera digital/Analog with D132 track and Carrera go track with borders. It allows the racing of the vintage 132 cars along with my 143 scale stuff. I even run my old 124 scale cox cars on the inside lane. It is a real versatile track and presents a lot of different slot car activities in a fairly small footprint of 12' X 4'. As I am not bored with it and and am having countless hours of fun, I am going to enjoy the old layout in the new surroundings.

Electronics are all Carrera and other then the pit lane change the electronics have been bullet proof. Each lane has a dedicated Carrera chip so I am able to use all the fine tuning of the digital system on the analog side of things, giving me adjustable brakes and voltage adjustment for each lane. Viasue timing hardware with Race Coordinator is used for analog running, and I also use the Yingling software for digital race control.

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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby Dodgefarmer » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Looks real good in there Dan. Nice to be able to walk around it.

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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby vonsirius » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:10 pm

Love it! :music-rockout:
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks. It should allow me to take some decent video. Room has some natural light, and being able to walk around it should open up some camera angles. I am going to host another 143 proxy in October, so I hope I can get some decent video action, and put together a highlight reel.
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby ourwayband » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:30 am

Great looking track!!!!

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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby lotuscortina » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Very nice.
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Re: Kleskun Hills

Postby BARC 1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:48 am

A little update on the electronics.

It has been awhile that I have been using a digital chip to supply power to each lane. So far I have had zero issues, and feel this is a great way to go for analog control on typical home layouts. It gives you all the great features. Adjustable voltage supply to each lane, adjustable brakes and if you want you can even have the fuel features used.

I have run the Avant orange cans on this track set up with no issues of any kind. It is also very easy to take the controller electronics and mount them in a Parma handle if you want a low cost trigger type controller.

So after over a years worth of use I am still very happy with it and the Carrera chips have been rock solid with the systems overload protection kicking in and saving components if there has ever been a shorting issue on the rails.
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