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Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:38 am

I posted a photo of the winner's podium at my basement slot car track for the September photo contest. Here are some longer shots of the same podium at my track. I'll try to get around to posting more photos of my track in the next few days.

Podium with lightweight Jag E-type (Revell).

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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby Z-carfan » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:59 am

Very nice set up!
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby Austin » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:30 pm

I love the looks of the lightweight Jag E-type, run mine all the time. That area of your track looks great, keep it going we love it. You do great work.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:54 pm

I have been working on a Scalextric track (combination classic and sport track) for a few years now. Copper tape on the lanes makes a big, positive difference for my slot cars. These shots were taken while scenery was just getting under way.

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Under the bridge.

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West loop, under the bridge, up the hill, over the bridge.

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Bridge approach.

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Looking east from the west end loop.

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Pit row.

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Scenery improvement next to the east end banked corner.

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Backside of pit row, chicane. Lots more work to be done before real racing can begin.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby Dundee Denny » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:03 pm

Double "thumbs up" from Dundee MI!!!

Look forward to more inspiration................

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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby vonsirius » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:09 pm

Wow, what a nice track!!!!
Good job.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:33 am

Very nice track and I appreciate the scenery details you are putting in. It was nice to see your podium area, as that is on my todo list as well.

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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dreinecke » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:07 pm

That is an awesome looking track!
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:52 am

More photos from my under construction Overlook Raceway Park:

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Grandstand and pit row.

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Pits and control tower.

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Fuel tanks behind pit row.

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Pedestrian bridge and stairway down to access tunnel for spectators.

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Another shot of the pedestrian bridge.

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Under the bridge.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Here are some more photos from my basement slot car track:

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Just passed under the bridge and now around the corner and up the hill leading to the main straight.

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Speeding alongside the mountain steam after passing under the bridge. Curious bull moose could prove to be a huge hazard.

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Racing towards the highest elevation at Overlook Raceway Park.

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Zooming past the billboard advertising upcoming Can-Am historic races.

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Almost at the high point of the track, looks like the Mustang will scrape the Armco barrier.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:10 pm

I took lots of photos, so here are some more:

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No. 17 is leading as they pass the Can-Am historic race billboard. The mountain goat has a good view of the whole racetrack from his perch.

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Passing over the bridge and heading up the main straight toward the pits.

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Just passed the grandstand on the left and heading under the pedestrian bridge.

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The Mustang is still in the lead as they clear the pedestrian bridge and zoom past pit row.

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Helicopter view of pit row.

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The officials in the control tower are enjoying really big gulp drinks today.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:15 pm

More from Overlook Raceway Park.

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Scratch-built pits with upper spectator area and control tower. Fuel tanks are on a sturdy stand behind the pits.

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Maurice Carter has just passed the Scalextric grandstand in his Trans-Am Camaro.

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Just after passing through the chicane behind the pits, the drivers want to make sure to avoid slamming into the cliff wall that supports the back straight above. I used tree bark to make the cliff wall because it looked like stone to me.

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A lone spectator managed to get out onto the starter's perch before it is officially opened. We'll need to add some security so spectators don't fall over the rail during a race.
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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dwdirks » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:48 pm

I finally figured out how to make photos appear in my August 18 posts. So, go back a few posts to actually see the photos of my in-progress slot car track called Overlook Raceway Park. Next up, photos of more recent scenery work on my track. I get lots of ideas from other tracks shown on this site and hope some of you might get some ideas from mine too.

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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby glasshorsevh » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:06 pm

Very very nice track! It's all in the details...

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Re: Overlook Raceway Park

Postby dge467 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:03 pm

That is a nice scenic track! Looks great!
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