Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

SHOW YOUR SLOT CAR TRACK!
Photos and Descriptions of YOUR Home Layout

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:42 pm

Ok well started on fixing up the last remaining hole in the scenery

I used a high density foam core board for the tunnel entrance - scribed with a pencil - coated in white glued and then sprinkled with sand for texture. Once dry paint grey and dry brush with a lighter grey and white.

I probably made the tunnel entrances bigger than they need to be... I didn't want the cars hitting them though

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by Dangermouse on Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby racer6583 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:28 am

That is just great looking scenery.
Nice work your version of the BRP has captured the look of the blue ridge. very well.
remember no matter if you drag,drive in a circle, or on a road, if you go fast enough you still get dizzy
User avatar
racer6583
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 437
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:18 pm
Location: Tarrs, Pennsylvania

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Wed May 04, 2016 6:58 am

Wow has it really been over 12 months since I updated the track pics...
I did some work on the tunnel area - nearly done just need to add some grass to the tops and it will be all done....

Image

Image
Image
Image
Image
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby chappy » Wed May 04, 2016 9:09 am

Stunning David, great work, and well worth the time and effort.
Bob
The future is in our hands, choose wisely
User avatar
chappy
Minister of Slot Racing
 
Posts: 2580
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Location: Ontario Canada

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed May 04, 2016 12:34 pm

LOL!!! David, ol' buddy, the Blue Ridge Parkway is not a left drive road!

Seriously, its looking great. I was about to write you this week and see how it was going.
"Never trust a quote from the internet."
--Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
waaytoomuchintothis
"Seasoned SlotRacer"
 
Posts: 6652
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Wed May 04, 2016 3:38 pm

Is this better? :)

Image

you folk who drive on the wrong side of the road.
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby dge467 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:15 pm

Looks very nice!
User avatar
dge467
The King of Foil
 
Posts: 3341
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:07 pm
Location: N.E. Massachusetts

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed May 04, 2016 7:59 pm

Look at that! I notice you didn't just reverse one of the previous photos! A whole new shot just for us. You're a prince, David. LOL!

Are the peculiar signs built yet? That's a real sin qua non of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
"Never trust a quote from the internet."
--Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
waaytoomuchintothis
"Seasoned SlotRacer"
 
Posts: 6652
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Thu May 05, 2016 5:01 am

Next project is a wooden fence for the climb up to the tunnel. Then some signs and a log cabin or two.
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:10 pm

Grassed the knolls and added some trees - 97% done now - some fine detail bits such as the wooden fence and some cabins as per my last post :) I must have got distracted running some cars......

Image

Image
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Czar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:44 pm

As someone who can see a small sliver of the Blue Ridge Parkway from my driveway, I must say, you have done an excellent job. I know you said you referred to photos of BRP for details, and it really paid off. The tunnel facade is exactly like the tunnels on the BRP and you have a little more exposed rock, but it is a really nice track. You have really done a good job on the scenery, and with the elevation changes, I bet it is a great track to drive.
User avatar
Czar
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 908
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:05 pm
Location: Paris of the south

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby TuscoTodd » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 am

GREAT looking scenery!
Thank you for sharing the updated pictures!
:text-bravo:
User avatar
TuscoTodd
HRW Bouncer
 
Posts: 6415
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:25 am
Location: Rural Ohio

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby bobbyraz49 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:52 am

Your effort is stunning.
bobbyraz49
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 572
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:08 pm

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Burrell » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:39 pm

Hey Dangermouse. Your track looks great. When and if I ever get around to adding scenery to my track, I'm thinking of using the Blue Ridge Parkway as inspiration. Can I ask where you got the tunnel entrances/fascade from? Are they a mold, purchased already made, or something you made yourself?

Thanks!
Burrell
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:03 pm

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway 2 lane routed

Postby Dangermouse » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi I made the tunnel entrance myself. I used some high density foam board. I drew out the design cut it with a sharp knife and then etched the bricks/rocks into it with a blunt pointed tool.

I then coat with white PVA glue (wood glue) and sprinkle very fine sand over the glue. Once dry paint grey and dry brush with white and burnt sienna and umber to weather as desired.

I can take a photo of the foam board if you need me to.
cheers
David
User avatar
Dangermouse
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Australia

PreviousNext

Return to Reader's Roads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests