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New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Flounder » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:35 am

I've been SLOWLY working away at a man cave - I'm posting some pics below. Then a video of the final layout. So - here goes:

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I built a table all around the perimeter of the room. I used different table heights to get a change in elevation for the scenery.

Watch on youtube.com


This is a Ninco track with SCX intersections. Someday, when I'm brave enough, I'll make the wiring changes necessary to include Ninco digital on the same track. I did a rough estimate and I think I have about 3 scale miles of track. The best lap times so far are a little over a minute. The currently unnamed raceway features a 41-foot straight! The wireless controllers are key to give you the ability to get to your deslots quickly. There are only a few sharp turns, so there aren't many wrecks (surprisingly!). Scenery is about 1/4 complete, still working on that a little at a time. The track is a lot of fun!!!
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Howie654 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:08 am

WOW, all I can say is WOW...What a track!!!
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby mattb » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:28 am

Very nice room.
pix of a few...old slot cars and tracks
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby strangebrew » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:34 am

Holy Smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would immediately lose track my car on that layout :D
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Cincyslots » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:05 am

Looks great! So jealous.

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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby FC47 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:11 am

Cool!!!
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Dewman51 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:42 am

I agree WOW!!!!
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby bobbyraz49 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:21 am

How long ia the track and how many power taps did you add ? TY
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby chappyman66 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:26 am

Wow. That's the definition of epic!
I thought the track we ran on was long, with a best lap of 10.5 seconds, and Fly cars normally running mid 11s to 12s. But a lap length of a mintue? Wow, that's a LONG track!

Awesome room, nice job.
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Flounder » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:43 am

Just two power taps were needed. I may go with one more, I have a slow spot, but the more you use the track the better it gets.

Not really sure the entire length - i'd like to plan out on software, but haven't found a good one yet to work with.
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Broman62 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:43 am

Holy cow...that’s a monster!! Glad to see the slots are running!!! Awesome work on just the build up of the slotcave :clap: :clap:
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby 32lbking » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:46 am

Great room! I would almost bet that is the longest track in the country. There are a lot of huge tracks in Europe, but I haven't seen anything like that in the U.S. You might want to get AAA in case of car trouble. LOL
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby Lou E » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:16 pm

Seeing all the Sheetrock, taping a spackling gave me some heart palpitations (I HATE spackling) but when I played the video, it started galloping like a thoroughbred and I had a grin big enough to earn a questioning look from my wife... that is one long track, WOW!!!

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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby steeveew » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:03 pm

Very nice.
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Re: New Man Cave with Road Raceway

Postby anthonyalonso » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Holy *%$#! You must be single!!!
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