The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

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The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:03 am

Decided to build a longer 3 lane track at the 1953 venue. The existing tracks will be reshuffled and braided.
Work started in July 2016.
Track length 83 ft . ( old track 53 ft )
9mm MDF Latex finish and SCC braid , run out of braid to complete the bridge section.On its way from SCC.
Will ask Gavin to post some pics. On the pics you will see some racing lines ...... Yes they are for real.
During the holidays ( whilst my concubine was at the ocean ) half the track was erected in my lounge area !!!!!
Built a temporary hairpin to complete the circuit.Racing and practice took place around the clock. Leading to the connection of the Track Mate system.A GREAT time was had by all.
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:53 am

Go Rich ..GO!!!!!

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby gsmea » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:01 am

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Planning and routing

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Grand curve and the lowered inner curve.

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Top section with grand curve, inner curve and overhang.

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Painted and braided.


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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby gsmea » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:06 am

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Half of the track setup in Richards lounge.

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Remember this was only a temporary setup.

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Overhang with a blue light

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Louis busy with testing.

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Some 124 fun.

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby gsmea » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:19 am

Saturday past saw Jack, Richard, Clive & myself building the tables and laying the track down.
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Rich making some height adjustments.

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Me trying to help Rich.

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Track pieces laid down.

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Starting to play with the elevation.

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The bridge and more elevation.


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Pass under the bridge is lowered.

Will keep you updated on further progress.


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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby Audi1 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:45 am

Looking very nice!

Now let's see...........if the old track at 53' was called the "1953", then will the new track at 83" be called the "1983"................?? Add a foot to it and we could include it in a famous novel.............!!

Bring it on - we're definitely ready for that track!! :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:06 am

Or we might well call it George
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby glasshorsevh » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:19 am

Stunning track! I got nothing else...

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby gsmea » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:26 am

This is all Richards hard and handy work. Well done so far it is looking amazing.
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:27 am

I'm proud to be associated with these guys!!! Great job ALL[CHEQUERED FLAG][CHEQUERED FLAG][CHEQUERED FLAG]

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby ShotgunDave » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:06 am

Wow Guys, what a great looking track!

I can't wait to see the Pan Am cars on it.
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby gsmea » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:45 am

Some serious progress made.
Richard can elaborate on whats been done. All that I can say is - ITS AMAZING!

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The name of the group who is involved here is Slot Car Crazy.

Fitting wouldnt you say.

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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby ShotgunDave » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:53 am

Wow! What a great track! Fantastic work Gents! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby Czar » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:22 pm

I agree with ShotgunDave.
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Re: The New 1953 .Cause of the LaCarrera 2 HICCUP.

Postby Audi1 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:47 am

I would say that Slot Car Crazy has done a Crazy Good job on this new track!

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