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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2006 01:03 pm
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Todd, you should have combined both of your hobbies together.

Back in the late 60s, early 70s, my father and I built a layout in our attic (16'x30'). He was into trains and I was into slot cars. We combined them.

We had the only layout in town that the cars moved....

I had the Aurora HO scale slot cars and we built a "Highway" all around the layout. On the ends and along one side it meandered through the scenery and up a couple of hills. Along the other side it was prairie, so the road was straight as an arrow, and marked for the 1/4 mile. Excellent for drag racing.

Only problem was we never got any photos of it.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2006 11:12 am
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I thought about it Will but since i really like the old logging type rr's from the turn of the century to depression times..................but Love modern engineered racecars and as far as classics the only classics i really like get me back to the mid 50's so it was not going to make for a good mix.

Europe is big on Model Car Tracks (not to be confused with racing tracks)

These are not necessarily set up like a race circuit but used to animate a town. Then there are those who like racing & trains and try to fit them together in any way they can....................Heres an example..........not sure this actually works for me, but, so long as the builders happy...well there ya go!! ;)

 



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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2006 09:43 pm
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Heres the trackplan for those following along :)

Never mind the arrows, the front straight is right and it climbs 7" along the back of the L and peaks at the corner where the water starts then it starts to fall towards the back stretch...........not sure if i'll have water there or not but I liked the Blue ;)

Old habits are hard to break :moose:




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Too Cool Todd.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2006 11:28 am
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Finally..................I managed to get in and get my graphics work done on the truck. Its been ready for awhile but conflicting times always made me put it off.

 

So, what do ya'll think?? :)




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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2006 12:51 pm
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The signwriting on the truck looks good.

Now for some sand traps on the race circuit and a few rows of hay bails on the nasty bends.

Looks like you are having a ball.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2006 03:15 pm
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Whoa!

 

The graphics look fantastic Todd!  :pimp: :thumb:



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Looks good Todd....now just 59 more payments to go:bang::bang::bang:



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 Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2006 05:42 pm
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

Ken your a kill joy you know it????? 

I just made the final payment on my Ram last month!!
   



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 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2006 01:53 pm
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Looks good Todd....now just 59 more payments to go
(_!_)........58 made the second on friday.....:bg:

Actually it will be less than that since I'm not paying regular payments and am paying more on the principal NOW to get that interest down some right away.

I also have the other truck yet and thats around 2 grand to put towards the principal and a few 5-8 hundred more(depending on how much i let a buyer beat me up) to buy me another cool accessory :thumb::bg::bg: 

I dont mind paying for the truck.........I like it!!

It would be differant if I hated it and had to pay for it :yuck:

Why do we work if not to get the things that make our lives more enjoyable??

Ive got a paid for house, a paid for motorcycle, a paid for 4x4 , 2 canoes plenty of money to throw at my hobbies and to travel.........Not sure why you get so excited over having a vehicle payment Ken??

Besides, when your in business it certainly doesnt hurt to look somewhat successful. Guys that drive 20 year old or rusted out rigs do not get the kinds of work i do at the rates i charge.

Ive been on Both sides of that fence and I like it way better on this side :D



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