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Made ya Look!!!:moose:

Picked this up Yesterday

1/32 Scale Scalextric Sport Digital - Daimler Chrysler Competition Dodge Viper.

Welcome to the revolution.................Digital Slot Cars in the new millenium.

2 lane tracks, 6 cars, lane changing, Brakes, Powerslides, Its the next best thing to driving the real McCoy:thumb:



Ordered this one from Great Britain and it should be here late next week.

1/32 scale Aston Martin DBR9 - Scalextric Sport Digital



Benchwork from model railroad has been removed and new benchwork for Roadcourse is going in.

So, who needs a brand new Digitrax Zephyr system, digital reversing modules etc.

I feel the need for speed:bg:

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If there was a 66 Shelby Cobra in there it would be tempting!

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Oh But ther Is...........if a 65 will do

Brand new in box!

Revell brings you yet another in the series of historic Cobra Daytona Coupesin competition. Here, the #16 as it appeared in the 12 hours of Sebring on March 27, 1965. Chassis number CSX2602 was piloted in this race by American drivers Lew Spencer, Jim Adams and Phil Hill to a sixth place finish in its class (behind only other Shelby Cobras). Features: Ready-to-run 1:32 slot car with pre-painted body and details, driver figure and collectible Special Edition packaging.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Revell-1-32-1965-Shelby-Cobra-Daytona-Slot-Car-85-4860_W0QQitemZ280005267404QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4781QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

:cool::cool::cool::thumb:

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Or Dan Gurneys Daytona Winning #5 car which is a 64

This one is by Scalextric...very limited edition and VERY EXPENSIVE!!! :moose:

http://cgi.ebay.com/scalextric-Shelby-Cobra-Daytona-signed-by-Dan-Gurney_W0QQitemZ260006524483QQihZ016QQcategoryZ19852QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Yeah, but none of them has a TENDER. Don't suppose you can have everything.

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They havent figured out a way to keep a tender attached when cornering at 180+ MPH :cool:

Now what we need is someone to come up with Sound chips..........Imagine a 4 car line up with a

Dodge 426 Hemi

Chevy 427 SS

Ford 428 SCJ

Olds 442

I suppose you could toss in a Pontiac Firebird 400

and A Buick GS :D :D :D

That makes 6

Wouldnt that sound cool

Gentlemen, Start your engines!!!!!:thumb:

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ya.................and the viper has the absolute best RED colour on the planet....madmike:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

 and gets 5 moosies from me

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Whilst I do claim some small technical knowledge of metal-tyred locomotives, I know virtually nothing about their rubber-tyred cousins, however I am pretty sure that red thing up above is actually a 2-2-0, and in the absence of any obvious tender is more correctly a 2-2-0T.  I do wish folks would take more care with their Whyte Classification System.

Andy :) (who is wondering if he has been around here long enough for his sense of humour to come across OK, or if he just landed himself in the outer...) ;)

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Hmmmm.....different strokes.....

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I am pretty sure that red thing up above is actually a 2-2-0, and in the absence of any obvious tender is more correctly a 2-2-0T. 
 

I can live with that!!:thumb: 

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Andytee wrote:
Andy :) (who is wondering if he has been around here long enough for his sense of humour to come across OK, or if he just landed himself in the outer...) ;)


Go for it Andy folks should be used to Aussie humor by now lol if not Tuff lol :bang::bang:

 

Aaaah Scalextric i remember them tinplate & plastic & the occasional Magnesium chassis & 1/25th scale as i recall talkin 40yrs ago now damn i'm getting old lol 

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madmike3434 wrote: ya.................and the viper has the absolute best RED colour on the planet....madmike:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

 and gets 5 moosies from me


Couldnt Agree more Mike....................They have a green one too but it just doesnt compare IMHO:wave:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Scalextric-Dodge-Viper-Competition-Coupe-C2738_W0QQitemZ220005475405QQihZ012QQcategoryZ19852QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Its not near as nice a Green as that Austin Martin DBR9 :moose:

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i would like to have seen chrysler put that viper red on their 300 series mit hemi......absolutely eyeball searing. Would also like to see that same car or the magnum wagon with that killer bronze colour.......a screaming yellow and a candy kelly green. Thats why i did not buy one...colours sucked.

So bought a rare black with gold skunk stripes s10 extreme instead..........mike

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Went and Bought a Ram Quad Cab with the Hemi today.

Burgundy with Grey Interior 2005 with 27,000 miles on it(dealer Demo)....................Me Likes the Hemi, Me likes it lots!!! :moose:

 

My Chevy had 237,000 Miles on it.............The Airco quit working and it was HOT today..........last straw was my key didnt open the drivers side at 12:30 today.

By 3:00 I had a new truck ;)

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hmmm yep you made me look alright :wave:

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there comes a time tileguy when ya just say enough is enough to your old friendly truck and say.........I CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE......GOOD BYE.....the constant always something needs fixing....the driving around with the windows up on a hot day because you do not want your fellow motorists to know your air is kaput again....but little do they know your sitting there comfortably in a t-shirt and thong only ????????? LMAO

lord knows i am the worst at finally letting them go to the scrapyard in the sky

mike

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lord knows i am the worst at finally letting them go to the scrapyard in the sky

 

Notice in the first of these 2 picture's I am putting up the ol Chevy is still around in the background Mike. It was time to replace her as a primary vehicle, but not necessarily time to Dispose of her......She'll be a good Winter rig yet since the heater works great LOL



 

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Sweet Rig Todd!!


It was time to replace her as a primary vehicle, but not necessarily time to Dispose of her....

Good thinking......also good to have for hauling the nasty stuff that would tear up the back of the new one....even if it does have a liner.

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Do yourself a big favour and have the bed sprayed with a high quality liner such as Rhino or Linex. I had mine done and that stuff is like magic. A very high coefficent of friction means the cargo won't be sliding around like it does with the vinyl inserts and its tough as nails.

Patrick

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Nice looking vehicle Todd :)

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Patrick wrote: Do yourself a big favour and have the bed sprayed with a high quality liner such as Rhino or Linex. I had mine done and that stuff is like magic. A very high coefficent of friction means the cargo won't be sliding around like it does with the vinyl inserts and its tough as nails.

Patrick


Patrick, When you Haul Tile, sometimes you want to be able to slide it easily(rather than have to climb up into the box to drag out that 2nd row;)

It has a Very High Quality Liner in it now and I use pieces of Carpet Pad to insure non slip on these types of liners. when I want something to slide easily, I just roll up the pad.

Works great and the carpet guys give me all the free chunks of pad I want :)

Sure Like that HEMI :thumb:

Hemi gets 4 mossies from me:moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Nice Looking Truck Todd.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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The Bed Liner had to go after all. Couldnt find a cover for an over the rails liner .............so. Its Outa here.

Going to put in a full length roller bearing Bed Drawer ( on order)

Added the tonneau cover and Westin Stainless triple chrome nerfs on tuesday......Its starting to improve ;)

 

Talked to Hottest on my way back from getting these installed. Tried to get him in accident. He was downtown dodging economy cars with a death wish and i was cruising no mans land splattin bugs on the windshield.:thumb:LOL











 

Do you think it is an Improvement????

 

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Looks great!!

I would have traded downtown for no mans land in a heartbeat!!!  :moose:

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:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I like this truck. You sure have picked a good one.

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Wow, i am finding so many cool toys for this rig.

Thats it Chevys got to go.......need money.......Must buy truck toys :moose::moose::moose:

 

Will work for truck toys:thumb::bg::cool:

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Tileguy wrote: Will work for truck toys:thumb::bg::cool:

ROFL.:bg: :bg:

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Sounds like you are keeping the fuel companies rich

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Actually Don, this truck gets better mileage than my Chevy 3/4 ton did.

Chevy got me 13 mpg loaded or empty, city highway mix. towing it dropped .5 mpg

This one is getting me ( in 2 tankfuls) 16.4 city/highway mix with the airco ON and I am not being shy with the accelerator.

thats what about a 25% improvement in fuel economy?

22,000 miles per year Div by 13 mpg = 1,692.3 gallons yearly@ 3.00 =$5,076.90

the same divide by 16.4 =1341.4 gallons yearly @ 3.00 =$ 4,024.20

1050.00 in fuel savings per year !! ( or 87.50 per month)

Multiply that by 6 years = 6,300.00 in fuel savings.

Now, keep in mind thats running airco................which is only 2-3 months up here in this country so it may actually be better than this as a yearly average.

 

The best part is................. + 100 HORSEPOWER with that better mileage :D

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:thumb::thumb:

Well my 1990 4 Runner with 286,000 (just came back from the Tetons with her) has one small feature that big new Hemi doesn't have.........................NO PAYMENTS!!!!

LOL the truck looks good bud!!!!!!:thumb::thumb:

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LMAO!

Same here I just sent off the last payment on my Ram on Monday!

Woo Hoo!             


No...it does NOT have a Hemi.   But...it DOES use gas like it has 2!!!

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Well my 1990 4 Runner with 286,000 (just came back from the Tetons with her) has one small feature that big new Hemi doesn't have.........................NO PAYMENTS!!!!

I hear that..............I had no truck payments for awhile also.

But, since its a 1990 with 286,000 Ken, i can feel pretty safe saying that I see payments in your future.

Maybe not today...or tomorrow..............but soon Ken.............very very Soon!!! LOL

You too Hot one.............enjoy it while it lasts because it is always fleeting and trucks are not going DOWN in price:shocked::shocked::shocked:

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SO TG, whats goin on with the trains?
Chris

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Maybe after it reaches at least 400K........my 1985 toy was at 353K when I sold it and didn't burn oil and passed emissions.....nah I will just buy another used one and stick another 200K plus on it:thumb::thumb::thumb:



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CopperValleySouthern wrote: SO TG, whats goin on with the trains?
Chris


Trains are on the backburner....................decided on Go Fast stuff Chris.:D

A point to point logging layout is still a possibility but not yet!!

 

1/32 scale digital racing............its not for the faint of heart. Digital Lane changing, Power braking, this is definitly NOT your old Aurora HO slot car set :moose:

 

Especially the first time someone loses control at 150 scale mph with your 70.00 Viper or Corvette:shocked::shocked::shocked: :D :D :D

 

This is a starter set.............I have added about 30 feet of track to this so far. The track is around 7.75" wide............the course will be a road course with a hill climb.



This is the benchwork for the roadcourse which is being built even as we speak:thumb:



 

Just Got this Austin Martin DBR9 a couple days ago. It Will be running by Sunday!!


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Chris......I think Todd Sold them to pay for that new Hemi:bang:

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loggeron30 wrote: Chris......I think Todd Sold them to pay for that new Hemi:bang:
Lol:cool:

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loggeron30 wrote: Chris......I think Todd Sold them to pay for that new Hemi:bang:

Well, to tell the truth, I did sell

#1 - Digitrax Zephyr & related items( this will be out of date soon IMHO anyways)

#2 - BLI 2-8-0 (too big for the tight radius's i will need to use above the race course)

I kept everything else including Shay t boiler, 0-4-2, logging cars, wood cabs, beartrap stacks etc.

I do believe the T boiler will be going into Christmas Tree service this year sporting a new Beartrap stack, wood all weather cab and a set of Antlers ;)

Too bad it wont have any really nice logging cars to pull behind it..............I heard somebody in colorado was finally making a really good logging car kit..........but, since i didnt get one so I could do a review on them, i guess i'll never know!!! :P

Theyve got to be better than Smokey Mountains.............anything would be better than Smokey mountains :bang:

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enjoy it while it lasts because it is always fleeting and trucks are not going DOWN in price


Ain't that the truth. 

I am praying for this truck to last a while now.

I would like to pick up one of those new flex fuel cars and use that when the weather permits and have the truck as a winter, work and play vehicle thus extending its "life" ( I plan to run it till the wheels fall off. ).

For now I hope to just enjoy the extra cash.

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Bought this one yesterday.............I am hoping to run LOTS of wheels off of it :moose:

These 1/32 cars are way too cool :thumb:

I am not expecting any converts, just sharing what I am up too ;)



I also got to open the birthday present finally............inside were a couple of Prsche Boxters. Not as fancy as the others, but man do these things scream!!!!! :)




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Pretty cool Todd.......

Reminds me of a song...

He did the bash
He did the Boxter Bash
He did the Bash
It was a slot car smash
He did the bash
the airfoils went on in a flash
he did the bash
He did the Boxter bash!

Jesus...did I just type that???????? :yuck: :bang:   :bg: :bg: :P

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Cool cars, Todd. :fro:

Way too much time on your hands there Hotshot, :moose:

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so the airco went did it.......well you could don a thong in there and be kool ????

orrrrrrrrr, roll the windows up and ""pretend"" u have air con like everybody else....do not let the $$$$$$ rich hairballs know your air puked out.....be a man tough it out..lmao...or make smart move and sign your name and be a star, you can have a brand new truck...sign here boy...what colour do u want...burgandy ...u gotter bud !!

I am in air con comfort in my house...thought i was a goner when it went here in a heat humidity wave...

 

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Hotshot wrote: Pretty cool Todd.......

Reminds me of a song...

He did the bash
He did the Boxter Bash
He did the Bash
It was a slot car smash
He did the bash
the airfoils went on in a flash
he did the bash
He did the Boxter bash!

Jesus...did I just type that???????? 
Outrageously creative Dave :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::moose::moose::moose:I like the Bash.And to answer your question yes you wrote it 'tis your nick on the post. :rah::thumb::cool::bg::apl::rah:

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Hotshot wrote: Pretty cool Todd.......

Reminds me of a song...

He did the bash
He did the Boxter Bash
He did the Bash
It was a slot car smash
He did the bash
the airfoils went on in a flash
he did the bash
He did the Boxter bash!

Jesus...did I just type that???????? :yuck: :bang:   :bg: :bg: :P

CAN YOU DIG IT!

 


 

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Todd,

Now you just need to duplicate this....................



 

Ahhhh yes....the first day of vacation was filled with NOX!!!!

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Hey now, That would be alot of fun :)

HO drag tracks are around but no 1/32 that I am aware of.

How many feet in a scale 1/4 Mile in 1/32???

Now add lead in track and decel track.

I dont think i have the room , not even in HO ;)

 

However, I do have my eye on a couple that might interest you.

Remember the old trans am racing series??( they are reinstituting it by the way with a schedule for next year calling it Historic trans am and using original cars)



Trans Am Camaro 1969

And a Trans Am 302 Boss Mustang in Digital of course ;)

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Moving Forward......................I have finished tearing out the old & rebuilding the basic Benchwork for the new race circuit.

These are photos of a circuit i layed out. Final circuit design will be a little differant and of course you cant see the elevations that will be incorporated.

Changes will include reversing the over underpass section (i want it to begin the climb coming off the front straight and peak in back corner of the L)

There will also be a rise in elevation on the back straight peaking again in the far left corner and then decending through the technical turns into the front straight.

Heres a couple shots including the current collection as it stands............I am looking at getting 2 F1 cars shortly (Michael Schumaker and  Kimmi Raikonenen for those who follow F1).............Alonso to follow before years end ;)







I will be working on this this week since I have a little time off!!!  :thumb:

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That lloks like fun Todd.  Now if I was going to do that I would have to do an IRL scene like racing in the city.  IRL was here in Denver last week!

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F1 cars are way cool............they corner on a dime and have phenomenal hole shots not to mention top speed LOL

Well, i found a deal on the Renault Alonzo car so i ordered it and the Schumaker Ferrari (top 2 guns this year are Alonzo & Schumaker............I do like Kimmi Raikonnen though)

I now need to scratchbuild something like this



And just to show you guys that these slot sets dont have to be boring ;)

Heres a couple of Italian Layouts..........If they can do it, no reason we cant do it over here........... :thumb:



Or, How about a Rally Track :bow:



Or a Club Sized Monster!!


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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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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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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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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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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.

Paladin

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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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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

Ken your a kill joy you know it????? 

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

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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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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.

Excellent point. First impressions mean a lot.

If folks see you have nice equipment or at least decent condition, it does send a positive message as opposed to rusted and ratty.

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Hotshot wrote: 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.

Excellent point. First impressions mean a lot.

If folks see you have nice equipment or at least decent condition, it does send a positive message as opposed to rusted and ratty.


Did I mention its a company truck?? And unlike a personal vehicle, when tax time rolls around, its a write off :thumb:

There are some advantages to owning your own business.........Ken, since you are now a kit manufacturer, you got 6 more years you can show a Loss in business before you must turn a profit, so instead of money that would go to the government for taxes, spend on building your business by buying new equipment, going to shows(write off a trip to the toy fair or narrow gauge convention etc)

If you do not have a young Hotshot Accountant yet...........find one.

He can make you alot of money in under 30 minutes :D :D :D

 

Find a young one thats hungry...some of the older more established ones are not inventive enough ;)

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LOL...profit????  I sink every dime I make and then some back into it.  Write-off's....Yep, wrote off the trip to Durango, Monte Vista, and Chama next month.....research and photo work....LOL!  The 4-runner now has 291,000 miles on it.

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The 4-runner now has 291,000 miles on it.
 

Excellent!!!!:thumb: Theres only one problem with that Toyota Ken................

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Its Not a 345 HP HEMI!! :moose::moose::moose:

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That I'll give ya:bow::bow::bow:

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True Todd, but have you looked at the price of fuel?:X

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Fuels come down from 3.00+ per gallon to 2.31 Here ( i heard its 2.12 in illinois)

Doesnt much matter with a work truck. Price of fuel is built into price of job.

Cant haul tools and material in an RX7 or any economy car.

No matter what gas prices are, Work still needs to be done and for work you need trucks!!

Ever try putting 1000 lbs of Cement products in a Chevy LUV???

It aint pretty :D :D :D

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Tileguy wrote: Fuels come down from 3.00+ per gallon to 2.31 Here ( i heard its 2.12 in illinois)


$2.12????  I haven't seen that in over 2 years.  It's 2.73 here and I thought I was seeing things when I paid $2.41 in Grand Junction yesterday!  Average price in Denver metro is 2.85.  I found out that several of the gas stations in Grand Junction are having a bit of a gas war.  Too bad it hasn't made it to the other side of the mountains yet.

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 Some interesting thoughts coming up in this thread; so I'll chime in a bit. I drive a Ford F-250, 4 door crew cab, long bed, V-10, with a 90 gallon fuel capacity. I get about 9 miles to the gallon, on a fair day. Own a medium size business, and have for a long time, 15+ years. Not really fond of the tax codes; have a fleet of accountants, bankers, and lawyers. Have also been a consultant to the industry that I am involved with for 8 of those years on a national level. When I got into business ownership, I was told that the only reason to have your own business was to 1. make more money. 2. have more free time. Well my friends.... that's bull, unless your just going to be a robber baron. Business is not for the faint of heart, per hour you tend to make less money for the effort, have less scheduled time on your hands, and when an employee doesn't show up, your doing his/her work too. Now my point is; about a good accountant and write offs. General S corps have a lot of built in deductions, true, but be careful, as the red flags tend to pop up after a few years. Don't expect your accountant to go to court with you, because they don't, none of them do. Then you need a tax attorney...more money, then the bankers come in......

Be careful of the hotshot accountants, do the right thing, don't get greedy, do good work for fair prices, and live to work another day. The fountain doesn't always flow, the bills have to be paid, and a save for that rainy day.

As for the large forms of transportation, some businesses have to have them, mine does, Todds does, but its not for everyone. Fuel may be "only" $2.30 a gal or what ever but "only" is what the oil companies want you to think. Its expensive to operate these trucks, and if I could fit in a little form of transportation without pulling my legs out of the glovebox, I could save a heck of a lot of money for that rainy day and retire much sooner. Just my take on the matter....IMHO.

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James, i couldnt agree with you more.

When i said young Hotshot accountant I probobly should have said you Sharp (yet hungry) Accountant ;)

I do not do red flags LOL

S corporations were an excellent way to protect personal assetts at one time but an S corp isnt what it used to be....It requires far more paper, is subject to more scrutiny, and since most suppliers want signed personal gaurantees anymore the protection factor is gone...............so much for my take on the S corp( my retail operation in the mid-late 80's was an S corp - My Construction Co is Personal Ownership or proprietary)

 

OK Back to Scale Model racing.....................Ive been buying mostly somewhat modern day racers if youve been following along. I now have of course a sampling of

Modern Day Lemans GT Cars ( Dodge Viper, Austin Martin DBR9, Maserati.

Also I have Modern Day F1 cars ( Ferrari (schumaker) Renault (alonzo) BMW/Sauber (Kimmi)

Time to look at Historic Racers.........I mentioned earlier the old TransAm cars but i have yet to find them in Digital (and I am not ready to do a conversion.....YET )

I did however find a couple of nice alternatives for historic racing.

The 1960's at Lemans was an exciting time for American Racing having WON the 1966 24 hours of Lemans taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd with 4 Ford GT40's entered.

1967 saw a new look to the Ferrari 330 however designed to manhandle this USA entry that shocked the lemans crowds the year before........................................ENTER The Ferrari 330 P4

These 2 cars should make for some fun times.....The Ferrari P4 & the Ford GT40 will meet again................these are ON Order ;)

By the way, the ford pictured at right top is the 2004 Concept Car based on the entry in 1969(the one that scared hell put of ol Enzo Ferrari & His Cronies;) ) ........This GT40 could be purchased for the miniscule amount of around 150,000................Not bad for a Limited Edition thoroughbred with a history and far less than most available 200+ mph sports cars.....Now, I'm not a huge Ford fan myself, but this particular machine makes me wish I was Rich.......And I just gotta say

Good One Henry!!!!!!!!!!!!:bg:


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Cool Todd.:thumb:

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Well, my trout trip was a bust.........weather sucks!! Rain, cold, wind, you name it we saw it.

On the brite side guess what arrived :D





I like that Ford GT so much I believe I must now order the 1967 Daytona Version :thumb:





My Shay and My Porters do not stand a chance!!!............:thumb::moose::moose:

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They will beat the living daylight out of them on On30 track

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My Shay and My Porters do not stand a chance!!!............

Think so??

Lets chain them together facing the opposite directions and see which goes farther faster. :cool: :bg: ;)

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Hmmmmmm.........interesting notion...........a 1/32 car on dry plastic pavement vs a 1/48 lightweight locomotive on slippery rails with no sand..........Sounds like a rather interesting experiment........These cars have some pretty awesome motors in them. Since we are talking a bachmann ( the ones i own), not brass, I guess i'd have to say.........My moneys on the Ford.......At least until i smoke the tires off of it.. :D

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You lose!

No way that Ford is going to outpull that 16 ton Loco..... and that would be a light shay.

 To quote Supertramp......"Dreamer...you silly little dreamer!" :P

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OK.................Last night I tested your theory.............I set up 1 section of flextrack on top of the slot track and hooked up the MRC tech4 260.......... I looped some monofilament around the body of the car and around the shays coupler.............I eased up the throttles.......left hand on the MRC...........Right hand holding the cars trigger

At first the shay started to pull the car the car started wheel hopping..............then the shays drivers broke on the rail.........the car settled into simply spinning the wheels............the throttles increased the shay could get NO Traction........the ford could get NO traction...........................THEN......................the tires on the ford Heated up and began to bite ever so slowly..............and the shay began to be pulled BACKWARDS......ever so slowly...................I then shut down everything before i burned out motors or burned the tires right off the car as they were starting to smoke :D

Now...................Had that been a same scale Shay it would have been NO CONTEST with the shay dragging that car at will................But the scale differance and the large motor in the 1/32 car and silicone tires that are  wide simply out tractioned the shay.

Now had that shay been able to sand those rails again....NO CONTEST............but, we are talking models here :D

As a side note................The porter was drug right off the track the minute it broke traction. The shay faired far far better ;)

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Who's talkin models??

LMAO!

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Were talking real Life???

well in that case I know a 1/6 scale Mallett that would outpull a 1 ton dually Ford LOL

There isnt a car made that will outpull even the smallest locomotive............In fact, most of those wouldnt even have to be running and the car or truck couldnt pull it simply due to its dead weight.

I thought ya'll were talking models and I must say............it sure was fun finding out wether that 1/32 car Would outpull that 1/48 T boiler  ;)

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LMAO!!

Only you.....and maybe me...would go so far as to actually hook them up and try ROTFLMAO!! 

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Yeah you two would try something like that LOL.:bg:

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I started work on my Barrier walls.
Heres an example of the High walls that will be used on the outside of the track.(lower wall will be used on inside and for pit walls in some area's)

It is made from 1/8" masonite painted white (2 coats) and will be siliconed directly to the tracks edge (mock supports will be added later)

Ads are printed on HP premium Matte Photo paper. After placing ads the top and bottom were wasked, ads removed and the barrier sprayed with 3M super 77 spray adhesive. Ads were then set and then masking tape removed.



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Looking Good Todd.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Recieved my 1967 Daytona Winner..........#11 Ford GT40



And of course ive been working on getting a circuit operational............Heres the south end curves 1, 2 and 3....so far. Still need some more fencing installed, billboards strategically placed, perhaps an added cloud or 2  etc. Not to mention TRACK......;)






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Looks like you are making progress

What about some hot air balloons instead of clouds.

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What about some hot air balloons instead of clouds.


 

Not sure If I should be taking advice from a guy who's a scardy cat of Backdrops :D :D :D ( i couldnt resist Don ;)  )

 

Ive got a couple thoughts in mind for the problem area's (these always seem to crop up no matter how hard you try to eliminate them so rather than fight it I just figure out how to Hide it ;) ).............

Rather than Hot air Balloons i was thinking the GOODYEAR BLIMP.............Its a natural :)

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You could make it a catigory F5 twister! 

Antie Em... Antie Em !! ;)

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Billboard #1  complete...............Just need to determine its Home :)


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The goodyear Blimp is a good idea.......go for it

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The billboard is looking great.. well done Todd :)

Good idea about the blimp as well. :thumb:

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Couple more Billboards and a Banner....................The things one can do while watching a Movie :D :D :D






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I like the blimp idea too>  Don't know if they make a model of it or not but if it was up to me, I would contact the advertising/marketing dept of Goodyear and see if you can get a free one to use as a marketing technique during your posts.

Ken

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I would contact the advertising/marketing dept of Goodyear and see if you can get a free one to use as a marketing technique during your posts.
 

Thats a thought Ken although I see them on EBay for just a couple of bucks. They are around 30" long and inflateable......Dang thing would be almost to scale ROFLMAO.

I set the track in place to see how things were coming and took a shot.

I need more advertising hanging from the fence, and some light poles and perhaps a few small deciduous trees.......Its difficult to try and get a good feeling of depth when its only 1" from the fence to the wall in the middle of that curve LOL.

Anybody have any suggestions?? Please, feel free to toss out any idea's you may have. This is all kinda new to me doing an entire layout based around one race park.......:shocked:


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Firstly let me say I know nothing.

Would a water feature on the inside of the track draw the eye away from the narrow verge. Maybe a fountain to give it hieght.

What about some track marshalls inside the track.  :doh:

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The next section............2 new backdrops in place...last ones just kinda leaning there. I'll need a transition idea for that one.............Probobly put a Building flat over the seam :)



Not sure wether this fencing would work for any model RR stuff or not.......Heres what I used though just in case someone wanted to try it..........Its but from these lingerie laundry bags which can be had at Walmart in the USA for 99 cents each (cheap enough?? ) I got around fifteen running feet of fencing a scale 8' high from 1 bag. They are available in and around the ironing boards clothespins etc etc......I think i'd use a little lighter paint next time on the posts although they are lighter in person then they are here in the picture. ;)


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Here you go Todd..............

http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/airship/models.htm

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Great Link Ken!!:thumb:

 

I have need of lights..............so i scratched around to see what i had on hand.

I had a few 1/8" brass tube stock and I had 4 radio shack mini lamps.

So I went to work to create something modern looking for street lights. I'll need a few of these so i may do more experimenting with differant types of lights...........

Here is what I came up with today.

Using a Piece of Razor Blade handle I made a Hood and lined it inside with some thin tin from a Shoestring Potato can (the bottom). The first piece of razor blade handle in this first picture ended up a bit short and I recut a new handle.

I used Doorbell wire which is a solid 22 gauge i believe and since only 1 wire will fit through the hole i soldered a trimmed wire connector to the brass tube and a short piece of wire to this for the lead to the light. I then soldered a foot or so of wire to the Base of the tube also.

I used JB KWIK Epoxy to put it all together and smooth the transition some and then painted the works with Grey spray Primer. After drying I connected it to a 9V battery to test it and make sure it functioned as it should.







What do you think???

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hmmmmmmm.......no comments......guess i'll take that as ya'll dont care for the lights much.:(

I thought they looked pretty good except maybe a bit heavier pole would help (telescoping would be ideal)

OK, I guess i'll just have to try another approach .....:thumb:

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This is Lionels version of a Modern street light



Hmmmm.........I still like mine better ;)

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The light looks good Todd. I like it.:thumb: :bg:

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Oops   The lights look just fine Todd  

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I'm going to make some changes on the next bunch. I bought several sizes of Brass rod and will build in a tapered fashion..larger base to smaller at the top.

 

I believe that will improve the overall appearance..........I have also found a Base made of brass i will use...................Pictures when ive completed the next round.

Over the weekend i had lots of company and was only able to work on some Haybales.

I cut up a sponge into blocks with a straightedge razor blade. Chopped up some Fine Field grass and glued............These will be stacked in area's like real race tracks have them once finished.

I will glue them into place when i determine WHERE i will use them :)


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Thank you Jason :)

Moving along.........Every Race track seems to be Well fenced to keep people from being able to watch the races for free.

I wanted to depict this type of fencing somewhere and the backstretch seemed to me to be one really good spot. These fences seem to be neglected in my experience so we definitly needed the peeling paint affect. (noted earlier on another thread)

I added to that fence shown some poster  and did some weathering. This will recieve razor wire yet once it arrives (I ordered some from Games Workshops)

http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99220199030&orignav=9

I thought perhaps I could blend in som partial flats with the fencing and thought about concession stands. I only have between 1.25 & 2" along this backstretch in depth to work with. Heres a few pics showing 2 sections of fence with posters added & final weathering.





And here is a shot with the preposed concession structure.



To get the feeling of depth that i need, multiple layers are important. I will also add more of the chainlink type fencing along the track wall giving yet another layer to the mix. I will also be adding Lighting similar to the scratchbuilt light built earlier.

Add some additional shrubbery, another concession stand and a few more signs &  figures and I believe we'll be good to go on this section having added enough depth to blend into that large industrial backdrop.

Any other suggestions ???

1 more for the road :)


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 The focus today was on the concession stands.............Finding artwork for posters, sizing and making signs took some time but i managed to do that between painting and cutting out the second pieces and all the trim etc.

Here we have the 1st concession stand ready for its signage ( which will be done at the same time as #2 concession stand)

Any of them workers look familiar?? :D

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Thats a cool idea Todd.

Any of them workers look familiar??

I cannot see the figures in the pic clearly enought to be able to say......

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And heres with signage in place (keep in mind, this will be at a 3 foot viewing distance)




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Todd,

Another idea that came to mind was taking  your own pictures of concession stands and then re-size to your needs and print them out.  If the pics were mounted inside and back from the wall like a shadow box it might give the 3-D look.

Just a thought.  They look good!!!!!

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Another idea that came to mind was taking  your own pictures of concession stands and then re-size to your needs and print them out.  If the pics were mounted inside and back from the wall like a shadow box it might give the 3-D look.

 

Yep that would work..............and likely work even better than snagging a pic online since you could do a better job of getting the angle lighting etc.

1 Big problem though..............Open Air concession stands And Northern Minnesota do not mix after Spet 30th ;)

 

I'd go to the trouble for the RR layout Ken, But.................I am already raising the bar to far for most of the guys in the slot hobby.......Not all............But most.

I want to get to the Narrow gauge layout yet this winter and if i build this to too high a standard i'll never make it.

I can always go back and rework some area's if I really want to.

1 other point is this, I'm afraid that with Slots the likelyhood of damaging scenery is still pretty high and i'd hate to think about taking out a model I spent 40 hours on if you know what I mean  :)

Still, your idea's excellent for anyone doing something similar......:thumb:

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Oh, I forgot, I did do a couple more things this morning to that stand just to dress up a tad more ;)


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Just for you Todd



Looks like this one runs on Pussy Power

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:yuck: how could anybody do that to a Ferrari...............and actually LIVE to tell the tale??? :D :D :D

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My Razor wire arrived today from Games Workshop.

Heres a picture..........It comes 2 spools to a pkg for 8.00 and each spool stretches to aprox 3 feet long...........for straight barb wire it might make near 5 feet in length per spool

What do you think??


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That is Great Todd. :thumb:

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I'd say the wires a shade heavy...............But, it'll be fine for where its going 3' distant. Probobly not the best for front of the layout however ;)




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Looks Great Todd.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Looks good!

Good thinkin on your part...that should keep those crystal Elk off the track! :bg:

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Like them Elk eh...............Picked that up at a glass blowers shop out in the Black hills last summer...

It was a couple, both were glass artists............

You really do not want to know what that freaking things worth................I shudder everytime i think about walking in that shop and Niki saying thats the one I want BEFORE looking at the price .................GULP!!!!!

I said to her..........you sure you want to spend that kinda money on something made out of glass when we have 1000 miles to get it home??

Women can be Sooooooooooooooooo impractical at times.:bang:

Shoulda took her to a welding shop!!! :D

Fortunatly we made it home with all glass and petrified wood base intact.

Now to see if it will survive the grandbabies,cats & a cleaning lady ;)

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Time to add another Class of Cars............I'm thinking something along the Rolex series Daytona prototype Cars

A Saleen, a Mosler, and maybe 2 more............Not sure which 2 (probobly american...a Pontiac and a Ford perhaps............Now I just have to find a couple that look like these 2. The Mosler shouldnt be tough...The Saleen might be......But it is out there!!:thumb:

Heres the Saleen Daytona prototype



And a Mosler MT 900R (red bull Livery)


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The job from Hell is finally over!!! I would throw a party but the next one begins today......I ended up working saturday until 8:30 PM to finish up......then of course the hour and a half drive home:yuck:

 

Ah day off, SUnday Sunday Sunday a day to rest regroup and get some modeling done.......Oh whats this

A Honey do list?? well, only one thing on it.

1 - Need to get motorcycles and 4 wheeler put away for winter

just 1 thing,,,,,cool:thumb:

Open the shed.......:shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:  CRAP!!

NO ROOM FOR NOTHIN!!!!! :bang::bang::bang::bang:

In order to do the one thing on the list.... I must FIRST spend all day cleaning Shed to make room.

And so ends the Saga .......Just One Mans memory of the enjoyment life gives on his  day off .........................

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5 days Off in a row begins tomorrow!!!!:thumb:

A Few things to do including one I told Hottest I would share

1 - A Spray Booth Build Out of Extruded and Cardboard

2 - Finish the backstretch Landscaping and fencing.

I have it on good authority that Christmas will be bringing a New Pit lane along with a Straight Lane change section (to go with the 2 curved lane changers I already have)

And for your enjoyment, A Model rr/Slot car layout from Europe set in the late fifties

with the old steamers and older Lemans type racers......what a treat!!

http://www.trainweb.org/leovardia/index.html

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Oh my its been awhile since I posted in here.

THAT Must mean LIFE got in the way of FUN ;)

I began some rough in work further down the track.

The cliffside gets several more rock mold Layers followed by some large pieces of broken off rock and some talus.

The underpass walls I have not decided on yet..........Possibly i'll just paint them a Cement color OR, I may pick up some Plastruct sheeting and give it a Tiled look like many of our more modern tunnel linings.....still thinking on this.

I'll post a couple pics here so that later we can do a comparison :thumb:







 

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Coooooooooool this should be something to watch grow :wave:

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Dont get too Excited Lynn, This is a slot track, not a RR and it wont be detailed Nearly as much as a Model RR is..........way too much crashing for that LOL ;)

Added a coupl more layers of rock molds and a few more wall sections.........And now, I must go back to work :bang:

5 weeks out of town home weekends............they do have a puter at the motel though so i'll be passing through from time to time:thumb:


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I'm sure you won't be happy until the scenery looks awsome :cool:

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A bit more progress.........Here we take a small section from an Ugly wet look at the start of coloring, through to its first layer of ground foam.

Sorry, No static grass here, the Breeze from them fast cars and static dont mix :D

Weve a long ways to go on this yet, but this shows that sometimes you start off a little ugly to get where you need to be.

Lighting for these shots was flouresent(not the best) so colors are not true, but you get the idea ;)

Track Painting has also begun. Idecided to paint the track for 2 reasons

Black & Shiny plastic.........Nuff said about that other than the stuff is a dust magnet!!

A better appearance will be in a greyer tone like pavement or even a faded asphalt.

I picked up some primer and river rock textured paint....we'll see how it turns out :thumb:

 






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Shiny black plastic, you could always pretend its a wet track:- can't help with the dust  :slow:

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Or we could paint it............I learned some things about painting plastic...specifically polyethylene

Adhesion to this material is hard to achieve unless you know the trick.

The trick...............Flaming...............yep, Kiss the plastic with a high oxygen content flame from a torch.......keep the flame moving........you want it to get just kissed by the flame..........Masking tape should not ignite if you keep moving steadily.

2 very thin coats of primer afterwards and 2thin coats of Finish paint.

In this case Ralph Lauren River Rock series textured paint.

Here's a shot of 1 completed section. Cya'll next weekend, I am outa here and gone all week

Caio!!!


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Todd, I think I am missing something here. :?

In one post you detail 4 stations where drivers can stand, and in another post you mention the sound of 4 cars racing around the track...

Now my confusion comes... it appears that you only have 2 slots, how can you run 4 cars with only 2 slots??? :?

 

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Nice work Todd... the track and surrounding area is starting to look very nice :)

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Will_Annand wrote: Todd, I think I am missing something here. :?

In one post you detail 4 stations where drivers can stand, and in another post you mention the sound of 4 cars racing around the track...

Now my confusion comes... it appears that you only have 2 slots, how can you run 4 cars with only 2 slots??? :?

 


Will, this is a Digital Slot track. All cars are chipped.There are 2 Lane changing tracks in the corners and 1 on the back stretch (3 opportunities to pass per lap)

This unit can actually handle 6 cars at a time and all on 2 lanes :)

After months of building this and trying to come up with a name for it, I think Ive finally hit on One that I'll use

TEK 32 MICRO-SPEEDWAY

TEK for digital 32 for 1:32 scale and Micro Speedway for the obvious reasons.

PS couldnt remember my password so now i'm a 2 headed monster :D

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DCC slots, what next. Now I understand, thanks Todd.

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Oh good Lord!

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Now there are 2 of them!! :bang:  Lmao!!

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Hotshot wrote: Now there are 2 of them!! :bang:  Lmao!!

 

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"It's alive, alive, ALIVE!!!"

"Quick, round up the villagers, light the torches. He vill curse the day he was born a Frankenstein." "Sir, that's Tileguy." "OK,OK..... He vill curse the day he was born a Tileguy."

(_!_):bg:

 

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He vill curse the day he was born a Tileguy.
YEP YEP YEP, I vill Curse the day, wait, already Did!!!!!

That was Last year when I had my first Spinal Surgery Will :D :D :D

Next will be joint replacements............Elbows, Knees, you know, Basic Parts replacement ;)

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Photo update.................Moving right along, especially considering i only get about 3 hours a week to work on this project lately.

I got the last section of backdrop up, needs fencing etc put in place and perhaps a couple of tree's that sit behind the fence and hang out over the road. I tossed a few small green tree's into the corner where the scenery break is but they will not stay, That transition will be handled differently.





And heres a shot of the Pit lane in place with a shot to the left and then to the right with overpass area.





I am in the process of painting the last of the track now.:thumb:

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I see where you made good use of those cut stone wall hydrocal castings you got from me.......madmike3434

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:thumb: Yes, they did come in handy Mike :)

Need to moss & Vine them yet............funny how the colors look really good to the naked eye, but they do not actually photo very well..........we'll see how they photo once i get the greenery on them...........thats a ways off yet though.

I'm hoping to have this mostly completed by the end of summer so I can get started on the Model RR Diorama's.............:slow:..........:slow:............:slow:........we'll see!!

Maybe that Turtle is not truly representative of my Speed.

Did ya here about the 2 snails that climbed up on the turtles back...........The one looks at the other and says

Hold On Fred................Here We Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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This close up turned out a little better.......lighting in thisroom is dificult.Sometimes the sunlight streams through the 2 big windows and sometimes the shadows from the overhead shelves cause wierd variables........I kinda never know what I'm going to get.

Good thing i'm not wasting Film is all I can say LOL



I also looked at what I want to accomplish for an overall look. I am leaning towards an Older track appearance rather than the new modern Superspeedways of today.

Heres a Montage of som old speedway pics...........from the Pits at Watkins glen to the bleachers at thunderhill...........definitly a differant look than the Modern Superspeedways we see today :thumb:


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Time to Wind em Up!!!!!

Ferrari 330 P4 ............Vs ..................Ford GT40

Could it be 1967 in Daytona, or 1968 at the 24 hours of Lemans

How close was it???

This Close!!!!:thumb:


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Amazing, the guy in the Ford looks just like you Todd. :D

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I just ordered a couple of new additions to my Roster............I needed some early 60's cars..........These 2 should fill the bill

A 64 Shelby Cobra and a 65 Sebring Corvette..........These will be fun!!:thumb:



 

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So when do you take delivery of the full scale version of the 64 Shelby ??? :P

Nice looking cars, how well do they race ??

You have got a nice looking layout for them to run on. When is the video coming out.?

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They race well, some better than others, but all run at scale speeds (rather than like their HO counterparts at 2000 scale mph ;)

These run an average lap speed on my layout of aprox 135-140 Scale MPH hitting 180 on the straights for the newer versions like the Viper,2004 Ford GT and the Aston Martin DBR9

The F1 cars have much faster response and top speed Just as it should be.

These are far more fun than the HO version slot cars of old.............with braking, Power slides etc they are alot of fun!!

If I could afford a 1:1 version of a replica Cobra, I'd be retired!!!:)

If I could afford an Original Version, I'd be retired In FIJI.......... :bg:

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Tileguy wrote:
These are far more fun than the HO version slot cars of old.............with braking, Power slides etc they are alot of fun!!
I had set like that when I was a kid, problem was I kept losing the cars. The ones you have look like lots of fun.
If I could afford a 1:1 version of a replica Cobra, I'd be retired!!!:)
If I could afford an Original Version, I'd be retired In FIJI.......... :bg:
my cousin has a 68' Shelby GT500 Mustang with 30,000 original miles on it. Talk about :cool::cool:.

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He's a Lucky Dog!!!!  I think I am going to have to hate him!! :D

I made a couple of changes to the track....far left corner is going to be pulled back from the wall & a slide off zone added.....Imade a couple of changes due to my Pit lanes.the size threw the layout off some so changes were required....that corner is the most drastic change but I'll landscape it in so it looks Like so many other slide zones common to road courses around North America & the world.

heres that corner:



I smoothed out 1 other area also pulling some tight radius esses



Heres a shot of the new Pit lane installed .....This is suitable for 4 cars and the layout will eventually include A Computer Race Management system that will incorporate sensors for fuel consumption that will force you to Pit during a race.



It will also have 1 or 2 ghost cars (robot cars) in the mix for traffic  so you WILL need to use those lane changers to pass. A 17" Computer Monitor will be wall mounted over to the left just about where what will be the Train shelf starts.

Wiring for lights + Feeders are now being installed and an Independent Power source of variable voltage will be connected to the Digital Unit so I can control voltage in. Kiddie Mode will be aprox 11 volts for the track and 15 volts for more experienced drivers

Total Lane Length = about 41 feet





So thats Where I am at.......Wiring will take a while but once done I can get back to doing scenery & then My buildings and details :thumb:

Will it Ever be done?????:bang:   Like a Model RR, probobly not, but done enough for me to turn my attentions towards the Shelf Diorama/ Model RR is certainly not Too Far into the near future..................If i get my butt in Gear that is:dog: I feel like ive been working at the pace of a :slow:.........well, At least I am at the point where I can run some Hot laps if I feel so inclined :cool:

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Looking good Todd:apl:

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Looking good Todd, :apl: I do have to say it would look better with some of the other cars running laps as well. :thumb: So if you feel like you are moving too much like a :slow::slow: just stop in here we can give ya a kick in the (_!_).  Have a nice day !!:wave::wave::wave:

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Wiring is not my favorite thing to do...........No, thats an Understatement, I Hate Wiring!!!
But it does have its rewards........Somebody knew i needed a pick me up today

So looky what post office guy brought me today to cheer me up!!!
:thumb:






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Tileguy wrote: I Hate Wiring!!!

Well it is a good thing you do Tile for a living then isn't it. :D

The car looks ok, I guess. I mean a '65 Shelby sitting still is nice, but a '65 Shelby doing laps looks better. ;)

It looks like alot of fun, dont wear yourself out now.

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I must Install a Digital Chip first...........its in the mail....MORE WIRING!!!!:bang:  LOL

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Oh that ol Postal type guy did it again.............I think he's going to be my Hero of the Week!! (well he would be if he'd pay the Bills too ;)  )

 

Looky what he brought.............Along with 2 brand spanking new Digital chips :thumb:









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Tileguy wrote: I think he's going to be my Hero of the Week!! (well he would be if he'd pay the Bills too ;) 
Looky what he brought.............Along with 2 brand spanking new Digital chips


He would only be a true hero if he did the wiring for you as well..;)

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Those are really cool.:thumb: :bg:

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If ya'll missed the 12 hours of Sebrings finish last night, You missed the best finish in GT2 in Sebrings entire History .

The fight between the Ferrari & The Porsche through the last 2 turns into the home stretch was nothing shy of Unfreakingbelievable!!!

At 1 point the Porsches tire were actually climbing the side of the Ferrari 430.

It all came down to the last seconds as the battle continued all the way through the final corners and the Ferrari's better speed in the end pulled out one of the best finishes ive ever had the privelage to witness.

If you like racing, TRY to find a video clip of the end of this race, you simply will be amazed!!!:thumb:

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The track started growing some Ground ...............the lil Skid steers was really busy yesterday roughing in for the shoulders and the gravel traps.

An experiment in Grouting :)




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Cool Todd. :c2:

So...will the track be down forever now or will you be able to reconfigure it someday in the future if you desire? :Hmm:


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Cool ,I guess next step is to black paint the track?

Is there going to be an area where there's like a village on a hill,maybe a rickety bridge over the race track , some rivers and waterfalls ? Geeeeez I'm getting excited :thumb:

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I'll Be able to reconfigure Dave, the track Will pop out from the grout if done carefully ( i checked this with a sample board and extra track piece :)  )

I guess next step is to black paint the track?

:Doh:Lynn, It started Black, I painted it Gray !! :Crazy:

Asphalt isnt black for long and its not even a true black to begin with. The only time you see a really dark asphalt is in somebodies driveway after applying sealer or when that New asphalt Road is WET!! :)

The track color will be painted onto the shoulder through the slide zone and then a Gravel trap area will finish it to the wall I will likely do some additional weathering on the track but believe it or not, over time the track will actually "Rubber In" From the tires on the cars.:glad:

I'll give a bit of an unkempt look to the area with weeds growing and some vines on the fence etc......A few hay bales should Finish of those 2 corners nicely.:thumb:

 

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Tileguy wrote:
An experiment in Grouting :)

Still experimenting at your age. :Hmm: Sheeeesh !!!!!  I thought you would have it down to a science by now !!!!!! :bg::bg::bg:  TG it looks real good! If ya need some straw, I do have half a barn full of bales. ;)

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:moose:LMAO

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If ya need some straw, I do have half a barn full of bales.
I found some extremely fine field grasses last fall and used them to create some bales but thanks :)





Heres my new Contest Photo Entry...Topic was Edge of Disaster

Caption: - :Doh:OH CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shocked:


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:Doh: DUUOOOHH!!!!!!! CRAP!!!!!!!!!  Looks like the Dukes of Hazzard county have nothin' on you. :shocked:  I hope it wasn't too bad, but it is cool to FINALLY see some cars out running the track. :P :glad::Woohoo:

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Ive had them running for quite a while actually,

Heres some initial lap times for those cars I had prepared :)

CAR _________ Condition___________Best Lap________Notes________________
Ferrari 330 P4..........Brand New.................5.516 ( Nice handling but a bit light in front)
Ford 2004 GT...........Brand New..................5.119 (Get One now, Sweet Car!!! )
Porsche Boxter (Red) Some track time........4.965 (very fast & alot of magnet )
Porsche Boxter (yel) lap or 2.......................5.364 (needs running in)
Austin Martin DBR9 lap or 2.........................5.573 (needs running in)
Dodge Viper (red) some track time..............5.170 ( I really Like this car all around)
Maserati MC12........a few laps....................6.012 (beautiful handling slider but SLOW)
FERRARI F1 2004.....a few laps....................5.139 (A rocket needs added weight)
Renault F1 alonzo... (lap or 2 only)..............5.079 ( Another missle almost too fast)

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NIIIIIICE !!!!! good looking track times. Those times would blow any train I have away. The track is about a 1 scale mile right ?? Imagine a 100 foot drag track..:Hmm: I think if ya have any more Edge of Disasters you are going to need a tow truck. :bg: 

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Actually, its closer to 1/4 scale mile

These cars run very close to true scale speeds unlike their HO counterparts which are so blazing fast you cant even see them.

The average car there was probobly running a scale 160 MPH average

An F1 car is capable of around 220-230 scale MPH top end

An HO Aurora Super G Plus F1 car will exceed 2000scale MPH or to put it another way, HO cars are about 1/4 the size and 5 times faster............on a fast track all they are is a BLURRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr----------------,,,,,,,,,,,,..................................... *

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I had one of those tracks years ago. I lost more cars off the track then I had cross the finish line. :P What you have looks like alot more fun, you can combine the two hobbies modeling and racing. :Woohoo:  So have you added any more features to your track ?? Or are you still getting laptimes.

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Been Busy making a living lately ;)

I hate it when that happens :)

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Finally, I have rounded out the field of the 05 24Hour Lemans GT1 Field.

Really the only 2 real contenders in GT1 are the Austin Martin DBR9 (which was my 2nd purchase) And the Good Old American Racing ICON..........CORVETTE

The 05 Winner in GT1 was Jan Magnuson in the #64 Corvette C6R (first year for the C6 version) Here is that Car and its so Purty :glad: (Its as Close as I'll ever get to owning one too :boohoo;) )





Besides the Corvette, I found me a little project vehicle.

Heres the old circuit wrecker when it was New in 1940 the Wrecker was Donated in 1946 by the Pennzoil Company to Track Management in appreciation of their donations to the War effort. Sporting Brand new paint and of course Pennzoil advertising she was quite the beauty in her day.



Picture this baby up on blocks missing parts, rusting out with a collection of scrap parts 7 boards & junk piled up inside and in her bed. Rusting her remaining life away and long forgotten is its proud history. Several wreckers from over the years will be part of this boneyard display. This is the first. I'm looking at a early 50's Dodge for the second (something like this one)



 

and maybe a early 60's GMC wrecker for the last of the bone yard tow trucks



Each will be in progressively better condition with the newest showing the least amount of rust & Perhaps will even have a bit of its lettering still showing through the grime and crud.

Seemed to me to be a natural for an added touch of interest to the scenery in and around the track itself .......What do ya'll think?? :Hmm:

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The corvette is  SAAAWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET !!!!! :glad:I watched a show on them on The Speed channel. I dont think I could get behind the wheel of one of those. I would kill myself and anyone else on the track. :P

Now the idea of the tow trucks sounds great, maybe throw some pieces from former crashes in the same area...... OR....... you could make one look like it was hit by a car (wrong place, wrong time syndrome) and have some parts missing from being scavanged for other vehicles over the years. ( we have 16 tractors that run or will run on this farm, we have 10 more that don't run that we use for spare parts)

That is one sweet idea TG. :Woohoo:  I cant wait to see this trackside.

PS. I know about the busy making a living deal. :yuck:

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PS. I know about the busy making a living deal. :yuck:




And thats where I'm headed right now..........Ive got 130 sq ft of Roman Stone to Finish & Grout...........I hate working Saturdays:yuck:

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First Look at the gravel additions to turns 2 & 3





And heres 3 of my Finely tuned Instruments :P


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I hate working Saturdays too.:bang: I had too work in the resturaunt my friend owns, cooking breakfast. YEEEE HAWWW!!!

Nice work on the gravel. Here is a thought , have a tractor with a drag sitting along the side somewhere. Some tracks have nicely groomed escape pads. It is just a thought.

You never told us you had a well tuned Stratocaster. :shocked:

 

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Somewhere I mentioned TOO many hobbies didnt I ;)

Yep a Strat and the other is an Ibanez AEG-18 NT Acoustic/Electric with built in EQ & Phase unit..........I run these through a Spider 30 programmable practice amp (although its got plenty of power & volume for small venues)

I'm 47 and have been playing since 11 years old.....In all that time I have only been Serious about 7 or 8 years though...enough to have been in a couple of bands and produced a few of my own original scores that have been put before a live audience.

I like the tractor & drag Idea.............Must find me a good ol 1:32 MM I suppose :)

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 Tileguy wrote: Yep a Strat and the other is an Ibanez AEG-18 NT Acoustic/Electric with built in EQ & Phase unit..........I run these through a Spider 30 programmable practice amp (although its got plenty of power & volume for small venues)
NIIIIIICE!!!!! I gave up playing about 10 years ago.

I like the tractor & drag Idea.............Must find me a good ol 1:32 MM I suppose :)


   What model do you want???? We also collect the toy versions :bg:  I will admit we are :Crazy: for the praire gold.

I'd go for a Ford 9N or even a John Deere :yuck:. They were more prevelent around race tracks then any other brand.

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I agree that the 8N and 9N Fords were everywhere a utility type tractor was needed. They also cost less Green than the Green Machines did.

I used to Own an 8N ford (1948 model) Tippy suckers but they can be handy.......Most of our running & non running 8N fords are being bought up & shipped out of country to africa etc..............soon you'll be hard pressed to find one.

Used to be you could pick em up all day in running condition but needing work for 700-900.00 & pretty good shape for around 1200-1500.00.

Now your looking at 2500.00 for a ratty jury rigged POS to 4000.00 for a Nice turn key unit with little or NO extra's....(add 1000.00 + for front end loader depending on unit.)

I still keep my eye on tractors........Once youve owned one, they never seem to leave your blood :P

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Tileguy wrote: Now your looking at 2500.00 for a ratty jury rigged POS to 4000.00 for a Nice turn key unit with little or NO extra's....(add 1000.00 + for front end loader depending on unit.)
If you spend that much for one on your layout, I think you would deserve the :doh:.Just my opinion. :P
I still keep my eye on tractors........Once youve owned one, they never seem to leave your blood :P

    Nope, just like trains.  I will have to get some pictures on here of the one we are working on now.

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Tileguy,

Dude if you have not, check out the movie RED LINE.

I saw it today lots of high end sport cars in illegal street racing.   

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Thanks Dwayne, I have not seen it and will check it out IF I can find it :thumb:

I started putzing around with a bit more ground foam & some detail work on my first set of corners.

I tried a little experimentation with some ground foam and it seems to give a not too bad representation of the rubber that comes off the tires while racing.

 My NEW C6R  Corvette (the #64 car) gets its Inaugural ON track photo to show the additions to the scene......The haybales are not fixed yet and may get moved back a bit further & spaced a bit apart...... I'll experiment some before fixing them to the scene permanently.


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Todd the dirt on the track looks great.:)

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:glad::Woohoo::glad: CORVETTE ON THE TRACK !!!!!!!!! SAAWWWWEEEEEEEET!!!!  That is looking real good there Todd.  :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

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Our track may Appear to be an unkempt mess, but we love Natures garden.

Wouldnt want to cut down them Morning Glories now would we!!


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Since We have been Working on our Tree experiments it was time I started planting a few..........the living room was starting to look like it needed to be Logged Off :D

Ive more to add to this scene yet but my knee's have been giving me a bit of grief so more will have to wait.

Heres a few shots of where I am at though from a couple different angles:thumb:

First the head on view...notice the Big tree's top will be hidden by the valance once its in place



A bit closer in same angle



Here we have a view from the drivers Windshield



And here we have a rear view Mirror shot ;)



We need lots more detailing and I believe I am going to put a Fence in Place here......I'm thinking a Wood Post and Plank fence.....kinda like you see in national parks etc but with a short section of Chain link above it to protect the Race Fans from flying debris and to keep the squirrels from becoming Road Kill LOL

Adios till next time...............be sure and check out my Sectional Logging Layout planning thread and while your there, throw in your nickles worth of idea's:thumb:

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Trees are coming along nicely.  They always look better in groups rather than stand alone.  also when placed into a scene.

Only need another couple of hundred:bang::bang::bang:;)

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Raceway park is comin along nicely with the addition of those trees. :apl: That  big one is a good center piece for that corner.

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Actually, mixed in amongst other tree's it looks alot like the big ol Red Pine in my back yard LOL

I'm not getting crazy over the slot track scenery so it Will work............when it comes to The Logging layout however, IT will be a bit more demanding on my skills and Settling won't be an option :thumb:

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Awhile back I posted a Wrecker tht would become the startof my wrecker boneyard scene...........

it was far shinier than this at that time................:thumb:



WE HAVE LIFTOFF!!!

Long ways to go yet but she's seen the hammer and she cried in Fear!!!:glad:

 

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she's seen the hammer and she cried in Fear!!!



LoL...nice start TG.

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Nice touch there TG. Looking good, keep it up. :bow: I didnt see any bullet holes, tho.

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After several days of listening to her scream in Futility as I attacked her body, she's finally down to a light whimper as the Rust & Corrossion has zapped the will to live from this old wrecker :)





Next we add some rotten old wood bumpers falling off their mounts, Add 2 Tires to the rear and flatten them BUT GOOD, Put the front up on blocks...... and perhaps get a Sapling or 2 growing up outa that engine compartment. Adding a few vines growing up the rear & some tall grasses here and there should finish things up........although we may need to add some additional junk into the scene eventually. :thumb:

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Hey you got Tow-mater there partner!  That is looking great.!!!!

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Hey you got Tow-mater there partner!

Tow-mater???   BOOOOOOOO!  :Doh:

I think you have been sniffin the grout sealer Ken!  LMAO!!

Lookin great TG!

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Ken, Dave Likes it because I didnt use a Flash .........:)

That Movie Cars was Fun.finally saw it a couple weeks ago......LMAO

Them going Tractor tipping................now that was Funny!!!!:thumb:

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That wrecker is coming along nicely, you could even have a sapling or bush growing up thru the hole in the floor as well.  maybe take the ole dremel and cutt some holes in the fenders and bottoms of the doors to show where the cancer has taken full effect.  that is my 2 cents worth. ;)

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Thats a definate relic now:)

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I added the Heavy timber front push bumper yesterday and began work on the scenic base today. This way I can work on this at the bench and add it to the track later.

Ive started cutting out, texturing and preweathering wood for a tool shack to add to the base with the wrecker.

Here's a peek.............I may change things as I go with the wrecker's positioning and added attractions shall we say :)





 

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Looking very nice Todd well done :)

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Scored #2 Wrecker today:thumb:.............I was looking at a 53 Chevy but opted for a 55 Diamond T instead because of the nicer detail & Heavy Duty look. A must for some of those big ol late 50's early 60's Race cars......That ol 1940 Ford wouldnt have been much good 15 years later

SAWZALL TIME!!!!!:)

By the way, the foliage in the above pictures is not going to be what will be used as a final......they are simply used like studio props. I move some scenery pieces around when developing a scene to get a feel for the look...I make these pieces fast and cheap and cut them up for ground cover in the end......Hopefully ya'll didnt think I was going to keep that look permanent LOL







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Sttarted on the pole barn style tool shed yesterday................Man 1/32 is BIG!!!

I sometimes forget HOW Big. Mebbe need a bigger base...........Ah yea!!! :Doh:


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Looking good Todd...I like that Diamond T:thumb:

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:Woohoo::glad: YEAH TODD ! ! :glad::Woohoo: That is what we like to see. You are doing a great job there buddy !!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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Looking Real Good Todd.:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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Todd, I know the summer months mean a lot of work shows up in the form of honey-do's, but have ya done anything with the layout lately ??

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As a matter of Fact................I cleaned the Slot room Yesterday and finally Chipped my C6 corvette......... And then.......I ran some Hot laps..............Damn what a treat......Had alot of fun too :thumb:

I am cleaning up my Rock wall Molds (1 was fairly ez..the other.........not so easy , ive a ways to go yet.

I do believe honey do has to work tomorrow (and I dont)

Might be I can finish up my Rock Molds and get back to work on My Shed and Tow truck Scene.

I need to get me an aftermarket Power supply (Pyramid 26 0-20 variable voltage) So I can replace the wall wart that comes with the set. I also want 1 more 6 car Digital Power base so I can complete a Master Slave Modification for cleaner more even power for multiple cars. 1 base and wallwart are fine with the short track sets, but remember ive more than doubled the track length of the original set.

There are a few other modifications I'd like to do one day also but these are the primary's.

So, ask me how I like my new C6 Corvette ;)

SAWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!:moose:

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All that stuff ive got to do and I went and purchased A New Ferrari 330 P4 to match my Other one Only this ones in Yellow ( #11)


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NIIIIIICE!!!!  Some day I will have to pay a visit to try some racing.  :Hmm:

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Be a pleasure to have you swing by Chris.........

Case ya'll were wondering where ive been..............I just got back from Lake X ;)



The little ones were tasty & the big guy was 25" and 6# +

This was from our last night there.

The view was fabulous




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The bait looks good ------------ wheres the catch:)

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Todd-believe it or not...I have done many Scaletrix digital conversions. While I am not a racer, I am paid to do these jobs at work. The digital revolution is the best thing to happen to slots, maybe one day you can race 1:32 scale r/c cars with engine sounds. I have seen some nice little 32 r/c cars, but the steering and/or speed control is not proportional. I would like to r/c one of my Ford Model T cars but I am afraid that I might get hooked and forsake my mining railroad. Who knows??? Have fun and kick some $%%. By the way, old Bill Caldwell (mudge85) is an old friend of Carrol Shelby and may have some stories about him, if you ask nicely.

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Nothin like having a good shore lunch to make a trip worthwhile. Where ya casting from shore or in a boat ?? Good catch!! :thumb: Must put up a good fight.  If I could make money fishing, I'd be retired by now! :Hmm:

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I brought my Canoe and we trolled with Spinners & Leeches But the big onewas taken on a Night crawler/spinner.....First night crawler I tried.....trolled about 60 yards with him and the big one Bit!!

I ordered my Ptramid PS26 20 -25 amp 0-15 Volt rectified indemnified mystified and sanctified variable DC powers supply today...............Now all that earlier wiring I did will actually PAY OFF.

I'll have enough power to operate to the full potential of the digital set and can turn down the voltage for beginners........11 volts will keep the kids happy and their cars on the track while 15 volts will make even a grown man cringe in fear of the esses LOL:)

Ive got enough left in the ol sock to pick up 1 more slot car..........i just cant decide

69 Boss Mustang

69 SS camaro

Porsche 904

I'm soooooo confused!!!!:bang:

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Wow I love the look of Lake X and the fish :bow:

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Go for the Camaro, you know you want to!!! :)

OR save up all your pennies and get all 3 !!!! :Hmm: 

you always have a car or two in the garage being worked on, right ?

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Woodie, I'd just LOVE to send you my 2 330P4's and a Ford GT40 and have YOU chip them.................BUT, Ive got to learn to do the TOUGH ones sometime.

Fitting a saloon chip in these 3 so that the lights work is going to be pretty freaking tight!!!

Ca...mar.....o!!!!!!!!!!! Just the sound of it makes me drool :)

I just found a Guy who's selling Rolex Sport Car Series/ Daytona Prototype Bodies!!

Price 15.99 OR 19.99 w clear glass & Interior with driver

They fit an inexpensive Artin 1/32 Chassis Price 16.99

Add a 16.00 Digital chip and some new silicone Tires and we have 1 good looking custom race car..........He has every Body painted/decaled etc from Last year (most are the same this year)

Hmmmmmm Krohn ........Crown Royal ........ Ruby Tuesday....Apple/Audi......IF ONLY I were a rich man.................:bang:



Got the P4 in the mail...Here she is Up close



 

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I also vote for the Camero.  Gotta be a 69 SS/RS big block!!!!!

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Oh, I lean towards the Camaro except,,,, I'm not real fond of this Livery..........I like that Boss 302 color and that new livery DBR9 Aston Martin is SAWEEEEET!!!!!


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Forget the above (well, for the moment anyways)

I found the one i want and Hope to get ONLY because its RARE & difficult to find....WHY, Because it is a SET ONLY car........a rather spendy set that is not being produced anymore so is whats left on the shelves basically.

The Flying Lizards is a 2 car team from California that competes in the American Lemans Series GT2 Class & Also runs in the 24 hours of Lemans

 Porsche #44 is generally piloted By Darren Law, Seth Neiman & Lonnie Pechnik

The #45 by Johannes Van Overbeek & Jorg Bergmeister

They also have several Guest Drivers including Patrick Long (#44)

The Flying Lizards Currently are leading in the GT2 championship in ALMS



This Porsche would mix nicely into my pack of GT cars


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Porsche, the man who gave us the VW beetle. A very solid choice to be sure, ESPECIALLY, if the set is that rare. I would lean towards the Mustang myself, but you have made a good choice, as they will add to your field of cars.

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Chris, I liked that Mustang too, ALOT!! I think it is Next on my Hit list...........I really want a camaro but I dont like the Liveries being offered......I may have to buy a White one and Customize it Myself.............I didnt really want to get in THAT deep in this hobby , BUT...........It may be the only way I can Get a Camaro That I'll Like.

 

I need to look at a few more brands to see whats out there but may have to go custom. I'd like a Transam Look but would like a more solid sponser than Jims Bar & Grill or glades moteletc LOL

I'll have to look through the Historic Prototype photos and perhaps Find what I want and go from there.

That Mustangs a Beauty Just as she is although I may have to Add a Cubic Inch sticker to her..........

Whaddya Think?

 390 C.U. / 427 C.U. Lemans Rod/.....OR.......... 428 C.I. SCJ ???

And For a Camaro

396 C.I. / 409 C.I. / 427 C.I. / 454 C.I.   ??

I suppose I'll need to hope somebody makes a Cuda Soon to go with these 2 ...LOL

You KNOW that as Much as I would LOVE it to say 426 C.I. HEMI..............It will HAVE to be a 440 R/T!!!  LOL

Then theres the ..........................Pontiac Firebird..................The AMC Javelin...........The Merc Cyclone...........The Buick Wildcat.........( ok, 4 per series is plenty..........question is, WHICH 4 LOL )

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Todd-as we say in Texas-you're et up with it! An old friend of mine once owned a Torino with a Cobra motor in it. This was back when speed was 70 plus...that car would stand up and talk. Another buddy had the regulation 56 Chebby that looked stock except for the little red switch that controlled the gas bottle! That was a mean ride also. And then long long ago, another guy had a bugeye sprite with a Corvette motor in it mated to an Olds(I think) tranny and Olds rear end. All this one would do is donuts and smoke tires. About the closest I have come to a fast car myself was when my late wife had a 1985 (I believe) Audi Quattro. I ran that one at 135 out here on the new interstate back then and she still could have gone faster...the car that is. I put a Datsun L-20 ohc 2000 cc motor in an MG Mdiget that I once got up to about 105 and when the front end started coming off the ground, that's the last time I did that trick. Goodness, I am rambling... as they say-"sneeze ya later"

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Geez Woody, and all I got to drive was an old Twice Rolled over 68 GTO that Was Pontiac Green, Had 2 Blue doors, Corveete Tires & Wheels , a 400 punched .060 and pulled high 10's in the quarter:glad:

She was Ugly, but she Never lost............EVER!!!:thumb:

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Why not the Shelby version ???

The fastest car I ever had was a 84 Crown Victoria, with the complete police package. going 0 to 60 was like a :slow:, so there were now 1/4 mile races. Guys would get cocky and car her a grocery getter. I just told them that I would only race from Brainerd to Bemidji. That usually shut them up, if they didnt, I'd race them to Nisswa which is about 10 miles away, they always laughed till they saw me shoot past them at about 130 on my way to 160.

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I dont know how fast that GTO was top end.............I know it had a 270 sweep speedometer that went to 120

I also know that during a drag race down a 1 mile road just off I 35 the needle went around past 120..............past 0...............up to the 10 MPH mark where it broke and it was still accelerating..............it had no steering left to speak of (had a tendancy to float the front end at high speed) but it was still accelerating LOL

Just how fast was that????? Cant put a number on it..............BUT, it was Damned Scary :)

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What I forgot about was my dad's 57 Plymouth Fury with the 318 (?) and 2 Holley carbs. The thing had a 150 mph speedo and push button drive. Don't know what she could have done since right after I got my license at 14, I dropped off my old man at the golf course and proceeded to drive to a new highway building site. I took awazy the barracades, put the car in N, hit trhe gas(torqued over really nice), and then hit D. She jumped forward about 20 feet and just like a Roadrunner cartoon, gears, oil, pieces of crap blasted out from under the car.  The worst part was that I didn't get whopped, but my dad did not talk to me for 2 or 3 months!   I still have lots of car stories, real and imagined.

             Goober sez "Hey!"

                         Woodie

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Tileguy wrote: Just how fast was that????? Cant put a number on it..............BUT, it was Damned Scary :)
BUT IT WAS FUN!!!!! wasn't it. :P

I never did find out how fast it will go, still have it sitting in the barn under a tarp. :bg:  It has a 351 Windsor 4 Barrel Venturi carb that locks you in your seat till a let up on the gas, ALL THROTTLE, NO BOTTLE !!!! That is why it is being stored.

My father in law and I a rebuilding a 79 Chevy shortbox pickemup truck, with a built up 350 that will grab and go. :Woohoo:

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I managed to get a good jump on my garage for thetow truck scene.......This will be all Board On Board Pole barn type contruction with a Lean too on the one side that will be a Bit more rustic yet (kind of a Low Budget afterthought)

Heres the 4 main walls so far





Yes, the shrunken boards (wider seams)were done On purpose.........

And finally heres a shot of the actual Flying Lizards Porsche that arrived fully sealed and surrounded by British Air;)..........SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!! :glad:


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Todd-you are already familiar with 1:32 scale modeling, why not do trains in that scale?? That's some nice structure work. Keep it up.

           Woodie

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Woodie, thanks......Ive already limited myself on amount of room..If i go larger it'll be even more difficult to do my portable so that it will sit on the shelf above the slot track.

Also, ive already invested in alot of 1/4" scale stuff so I'm going to have to stick with 1/48 for trains!!:thumb:

This Building will take some time to finish and detail....I'll probobly work on it a little here and a little there for the next 6-8 months before i call it 60% finished and place it on the slot track............I need to find some 1/32 detail parts from plastic kits etc to paint up...things like oh Engine parts etc......Plus your normal everyday stuff that would be around a small garage/shed like this...chains, Old signs (i just made some up last night)

Lots to do..............Still need to scratch some swing out Z brace doors for it too .

Amazing how much wood a little structure like this eats up!!!:Hmm:

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Some signage for details......much weathering to do on these yet!!!

These were cut from an advertising auction magazine...they were then applied to .020 styrene with contact cement.






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Todd-excellent work! You might check out a kit by ITALARIE(sp) called Field Tool Kit for 1:35 scale military. It has welding rig, compressor, various jacks, and tools and it is cheap...maybe 6 or 7 bucks. Tamiya also makes some great tool kits for 1:35 military..check them out. If you can't find them where you are, get to SQUADRON SHOP website, they have most everything available in 1:35-works fine for 1:32.

Good luck...Woodie

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That car is sweet !!! How many laps did ya do with it ??  That wrecker shop is going to look really authentic with all those old signs, and that looks like an easy way to do it. :thumb: 

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Bill, Ive seen those Kit's and would LOVE about 5 of each of them LOL

Chris, I havent run Lap 1 with the Porsche yet..:boohoo...............I need to install a Digital chip first and have been working on the garage as time permits :thumb:

I will get to the Porsche though:)

Worked on roof trusses yesterday. This will be a removeable roof. You can see the Jig I made for doing the trusses taped down to the Mat.

Gussets were added and then trimmed afterwards.

This roof will include the gable ends which will add more stability. the trim board will be glued to the gable and Slip Over the lower siding.

ot sure what I am goingto do for the roof yet..........probobly endup being done with whatever i have enough of on hand.....I'm thinking a rolled roofing for the main and a Corrugated for the Lean to addition which will be added afterwards as a Rustic add on..Solid back wall with a Knee wall on the long end, Open air above the knee wall . Rough Log Poles will be used for uprights and roof rafters.

I am also thinking about an Outside staircase that will lead up to a roof platform for a TV camera crew!!

Justneed to figure out how I'll do this with the removable roof!! :thumb:



 






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Your build is comming along great TG!:glad:

Love the signage too!:thumb::thumb:

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Thanks Dave......I didnt have a lot of time and didnt get as much done with the time I had as I would have liked, BUT.........I did get a start on the Interior. Managed to get a workbench and Shelf knocked in and finished trimming my gussetts.

I had hoped to do some Rock staining o my second practice piece but didnt get to it............story of me life!! ;)


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Todd, I am really impressed with this garage, I knew you had talent, but WOW!!! It is all in the details, and you nailed them buddy.

Now I am shooting from the hip on this one so bear with me. In regards to the TV crew platform.

Can you put a staircase with a platform about the same height as the roof edge, and another on on the peak with a ladder laid down on the roof to walk on between them, thus allowing you to still remove the roof ???

ABout the Porche, some day soon it will run, until then, I will settle for watching them on t.v.

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Thanks Chris !!

Ive got time on the stairs and platform and the HOW to do it will come easier Once the Actual Roof is complete and in place.

I am thinking about having the Stairs Attached to the sidewall with a Top Landing Just below the Eave..........From there , Ladder/steps (very steep stairs like industrial catwalks have or used to have) To the Upper Platform.

Hey, Kinda like you just said  :thumb:

We'll see once I get to that point..........(which will not be today ;)  )

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I thought I'd give Dave (Hotshots) Foundation trick a try since I needed a Slab floor antways.

I managed to get the pour done and carved out my rocks..I also used an Alc/Ink wash and then sealed with Plastermatte.

Tomorrow i'll begin to add additional tones......I'll be leaning more towards the greys with a hint of light brown perhaps which is why I used the Alc/Ink wash as a base.

I also added a few cracks to the slab floor to give it a bit of an Aged appearance.





I'll add an Apron to this once I place the building in its Environs!! In the meantime, Lots to do..Roof to complete, Trim boards and then...the Lean - to :thumb:

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Todd-excellent!! The foundation looks great and I love the cracks inside on the floor! Are you sure you don't want to do 1:32 railroading?  You have the size down just right. I am waiting to see more...

                   Woodie

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Nice job TG!

Good thing the builder used reinforcing rod to keep that cracked slab from shifting!;)

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SAWEEEET JOB !!!!! A most excellent creation dude.  :moose::moose::moose: for progress so far ! Now I see why you weren't working on a roof, you do have to start with a good foundation for everything to sit on. :thumb: Keep it up man!!

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Thanks Guys.............You are keeping me motivated and I am liking where this is going ( Dave broke new ground and I get to reap the benefits.....TY sir:bow: )

Today I am going to work on additional coloring and then I am going to get that Building Glued down..........then we trim it out ( if we have enough wood)

Time to place an Order I do believe!!!:thumb:

 

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OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Placed a Kappler Order & a detail parts order today

 

OMG............I'm going to have to build 4 of each from now on and sell 3 just to break even.

Kappler 150.00

Details  another 80 bucks!!

KAPPLER LUMBER
BULK LUMBER Pkg = 50 pieces 24" long

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber   1x4 ($ 27.00ea.)

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber    2x4 ($ 19.35ea.)

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber    2x6 ($ 19.35ea.)

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber    2x8 ($ 22.50ea.)

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber    2x12 ($ 22.50ea.)

Quantity:                        1 Bulk Lumber    8x8 ($ 27.00ea.)

Quantity:                        2 -  3-1/2" scribed (1/16x1/8-Bevel) $ 3.95ea.

Quantity:                        1 -  6" scribed (6w x 1/16x1/8-Bevel) $ 5.95ea.


VER- 790    1/35 Tool Set   1 ..............................................................7.98 
VER- 1013  1/35 Workshop Machines   1.................................. .......17.98
VER- 200211/35 Trophy Models- Corrugated Metal Sheet    1............ 5.55
VER- 1643  VER- 1643 1/35 Bottle, Crates & Cans Supervalue   1...... 7.98
VER- 1108  VER- 1108 1/35 SUPER VALUE- Oil Barrels  1 ..................14.98
ITA- 419  ITA- 419 1/35 Field Tool Shop   1 .........................................7.86

So, who wants to buy a garage kit for around...:Hmm:..... 160 bucks (i'll throw in the packaging & a baggie full of Hydrocal free!!!   :P:P:P

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Tileguy wrote: OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Placed a Kappler Order & a detail parts order today
Kappler 150.00

Details  another 80 bucks!!
   It is the price ones pays for the hobby they love, :bang:  I have $5,000 in my hunting equipment, NOT counting the stands and blinds I have.

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I got my first coats of toning done..........I actually tested Before doing the foundation with one of my Rock molds and what I found was BLENDING the 2 Stone Painting tips worked the best FOR ME!!

DAVE (Hotshots) Technique & Madmike's Ink Technique

What I did was I used Daves initial technique of spreading a full color wash for the heaviest tones I was leaning towards and then Sealed it with Plaster matte sealer.

I then tried both the floquil wash technique and the Ink technique on my sample and found the Inks were a bit more subtle and also a bit easier for me to work with.......Now I am sure that much of this would be What you get used to using and I know Dave uses alot of Floquil where I use far more Acrylics.

Since i didnt really have any experience with either the floquil washes OR the Ink washes for this type of project the practice piece worked well and showed that controlling the Inks over a sealed prewashed surface was actually fairly easy......after adding my individual colors i used a 1/2" soft brush and a Thinned umber wash and went over the entire thing...........you be the judge :)




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The color in you pic is a little washed out Todd but from what I can see it looks good!:thumb:

I actually tested Before doing the foundation with one of my Rock molds and what I found was BLENDING the 2 Stone Painting tips worked the best FOR ME!!
What works best for you is what you should do!!!!:bg:

Good advice...
Always test a new technique before trying it on a model...always the best route to go.

For the record.... I always work from light tones to dark using washes of color.

Keep up the good work TG!!:glad:

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The color in you pic is a little washed out Todd but from what I can see it looks good!
 

DAve, thats because I didnt use a Flash and had to use photo program to bring the light up.......And I did this....Just for you buddy!!:)

It looks good in person and of course by the time this building is planted you simply wont see much more than peeking out stones.....perhaps a bit more towards the front!!

I am going to add a it of green mossy growth in the shadowy area's Once i determine Where that is..........it will also run up the boards a small ways......yea I know , I'm just a bit :Crazy:..........but you are used to it!!:)

I'm still going to attempt working with the Flostains.........practice makes perfect as they say.............I wouldnt have done this without your Most excellent tutorial.......And Mikes excellent coloring instructions........this was sorta fun and adds a nice small interesting touch to the model.

So thanks for being the Pioneer Sir!!:bow:

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Thats looking good Todd

Just need to redo that broken floor slab, very careless of you

One dose of the:apl:for your efforts

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We all know you are a little bit :Crazy: as well as :old dude:, but you still do real nice work.:pimp:  I do agree that it is VERY helpful to have guys that know what they are doing , AND are willing to share with the rest of us, so we all can benefit. So now that you are almost done with the floor, hows about getting a roof on this thing ?? :Hmm: :bg: Seriously though, nice job on the foundation. :apl:

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Tileguy wrote: They havent figured out a way to keep a tender attached when cornering at 180+ MPH :cool:

Now what we need is someone to come up with Sound chips..........Imagine a 4 car line up with a

Dodge 426 Hemi

Chevy 427 SS

Ford 428 SCJ

Olds 442

I suppose you could toss in a Pontiac Firebird 400

and A Buick GS :D :D :D

That makes 6

Wouldnt that sound cool

Gentlemen, Start your engines!!!!!:thumb:


that would have to be a buick GSX......455 stage 3..........a 442 olds with the 455. w series....ford would have to be a BOSS 429 mustang...........chevy would be their LS-7 454--465 hp.......fire chicken would have to have the 455 to compete......

 

i watched a super car shootout of street 'showroom stock' cars and would you believe that it was actually the heavier buick that cleaned house.......the hemi couldn't get traction and was the slowest.............a 440 six pack in a challenger was faster

madmike3434 :old dude:

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Todd-how many trimes do I have to say EXCELLENT!!!??? My hope is that the more you work in this scale, the more you will turn to the "dork side" and become a full-fledged 1:32 scale auto AND train nut. Use the force, Todd...

               Woodie

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Thanks Woody, I like modelingin 1/32 although its tough to find details and those you do find are EXPENSIVE and 1/2 the time 1/35th.......(Ol Verlindon for example,) who's he think he is, Tom Yorke or something  ROFLMAO:)

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I started Round 1 of 3 of detail painting.

Round 1 - Main Building Interior

Round 2 - Lean too Interior

Round 3 - Exterior All

Heres some of whats going into the main building some priming work is completed.







 

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Nice..the boss will be designing flyers for the next big race in no time.:c2:

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Nice..the boss will be designing flyers for the next big race in no time
 

COOL!!! Ive been working on a new LOGO for the Boss to use :)  :thumb:


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Nice !!! still not enough junk for the shop in my humble opinion, but it look like it has been keeping you busy. :thumb:

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I agree .....................:Hmm: will i be going to a round 4, 5 and 6 ???:moose:

Keep in mind, its not as Large as you think it is, AND ive some Paper items and some lumber stacks yet to use.

Between the workbench and the tool platforms Ive No wall space LEFT to put anything against...........Those large items fills up floor space quickly :)

As far as shelves go, they'll fill up quick enough.......Ive got to have space for my Wheaties Box collection :glad:

 

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LOL!

Those are great.:p2:

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So, I got word that my Lumber order HAS shipped and I hope to see it soon (today would be nice LOL )

Ive started work on my roofs...................Ive always wanted to try my hand at an old beat up cedar shingle roof ............Here is the result.............I believe I'll add a bit of mossy rowth along the edges of the bottom 2 courses and a bit of Metal (old car parts etc) with a bit of rust coloring washing down the roof.

A couple old tires and a bit of misc debris should finish it off.



The roofs just leaning against the walls and sitting on a couple of barrels so its a bit steeper pitch at the moment than it will be in the end ;).....Framework yet to come....Speaking of Barrels, I did recieve my barrels.......These are a 1/35 scale verlinden resin product. They are actually about the exact size of a 1/48 55 gal drum (milepost) so they must represent a european Barrel (or 42 gallons I think it is....When we hear the price of a Barrel of Oil, its not a 55 gal barrel, its like 42!!)

Heres a few that have been painted up and labeled


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Woo hoo lookin good TG!

That tar paper looks like it has been there awhile...did you consider one of those diagonal patches for it such the Whitby Thonger used for his Sonora store build?

I like the job you did detailing the barrels too, I take it thats what the resizing of signs question was about.:cool:

Hopefully they won't break your lumber into toothpicks during shipping. :boohoo

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That tar paper looks like it has been there awhile...did you consider one of those diagonal patches for it such the Whitby Thonger used for his Sonora store build?

 

Actually, Yes i did consider it and am still thinking i might do a Patch, BUT..........I think if I do anything it will be an Old tin sign Patch along with a coupla coffee cans flattened tacked and tarred ;)


I like the job you did detailing the barrels too, I take it thats what the resizing of signs question was aboutYep, well, that and ive got those wheaties boxes and some Wall Calanders from various years (including a few for Our ERA in Model RRing 20-30's ):thumb:

YES................I Will Share when they are all sized and ready to go:cool:

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Tileguy wrote:

Actually, Yes i did consider it and am still thinking i might do a Patch, BUT..........I think if I do anything it will be an Old tin sign Patch along with a coupla coffee cans flattened tacked and tarred ;)


That will look realistic, TG. Hows about taking a couple chunks of wood with a dab of tar to make a patch on the roof  where a branch fell into it, or the back wall where someone in a hurry accidentlly put the tow  truck thru the wall.  :Hmm: Just something from the top of my head.

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Some interesting thoughts Chris but I'd have had to build these into the wall sections as I did them (unless you know of a Mini chain saw guy i could hire LOL :) )

I finally recieved my Order from Eric at Kappler......(USPS was really Pokey for some reason......Holiday perhaps had something to do with it)

Heres what 160.00 worth of scale basswood looks like....my poor pocket book:boohoo



6" x 12" clapboard Siding......2 pcs

3.5" x 12" clapboard siding...4 pcs

1x4, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12.......24" long    50 pieces of Each

Total Shipped...161.00...........:bang:

It is QUALITY Stuff that makes for Excellent finished Models..........Its Just that it is Very Spendy!!!!!

Ah well, you get what you pay for :thumb:

 

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OK, I Know ive been AWOL........( I do have my challenge rojects completed though ;)  )

I'll take some pics of them and get them posted soon.

Not making excuses, I just got sidetracked...Between Work....(just finished this)



And a Family Project........................( research and Find a Used Truck Camper to put on Tragedy II)

For those who dont know, "Tragedy II" is my old Work truck...A 1991 Chev Silverado 2500HD.

MAN theres a lot to learn about truck campers, I woulda never guessed it!!

Anyways, I spent every free moment learning and searching and trying to find that 1 sweet deal!!

So with no further adooooooooo let me introduce "Tragedy II's" New Bed Partner

"SIR LANCE O Slot"



She's 2000 lbs + of lean Mean Leave the motel scene behind machine!!!

1993 Model Lance Squire 3000.....a comparable unit new costs around 16,000.00

She's got 13,500 BTU Air conditionng

An Inside Shower and an Outside shower

Toilet & Vanity

Dinette

Refrigerator & Freezer (6 c/f ) New 2 years ago

3 Burner stove and small oven

16,000 BTU Thermostatically controlled furnace

6 gal Hot water heater

Dinette

Queen Cabover bed

12V 110V LP systems with Inverter

And Model RR project Storage above the Dinette table

She's wired for TV,Stereo and a Microwave Oven

My god they call this CAMPING?????  LOL :moose:

She's got a few cosmetic items to deal with a couple minor systems upgrades to be done, but for under 2500.00

I AINT COMPLAINING :)

SO, thats what Ive been up to......well, that and work and getting ready for Winter...we expect the snow to begin flying anytime now.........3 " fell the other night 100 miles west of us!!!:Doh:

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Good to see you are still alive and kicking with all your might. :thumb:

Nice rock work on the fireplace. 

You cant call it camping if you have a toilet in your room.

Welcome back TG!!!  :wave:

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Is that fireplace inside the camper?

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and what kind of layout are you going to build in it? :cool:

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Well, the space above the Dinette WILL hold 2 modules for the On30 If I figured it right ;)

NO the fireplace is NOT in the camper!!(but it did pay for it):moose:

I have finally finished up all of my work schedule and have a few camper related items to get finished up like Wiring for truck and attachement to truck (parts on order)

May have to put this stuff off till spring since I woke up to 26 degrees...Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

Duluth overnighter trip today so I am off to the Hobby shop LOL

I am going to post my Challenge Project photos and I am outa here...I'll get caught up on Weds Morning ...cya all!!

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Tileguy wrote: Duluth overnighter trip today so I am off to the Hobby shop LOL

 Carr's Hobby is a  very dangerous place to go into. I dropped $ 500 in  NO time.

I didnt like his attitude tho, so it will be the last time I go there I think.

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Todd-if you are serious about having your camper and On30 layout, think about making said layout sectional and install removable shelf brackets on the outside of the camper. Then you can set it up on nice days and keep it inside during the bad weather days. It works for me.

       Woodie

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Woodie, Thats a Great Idea.....The brackets could double as an outside Bar :)

Mostly i was thinking for transport to shows of modules.....(gives me some cheap housing to stay in too. ;)

Chris, Carrs is not what it once was when the old man owned it......His Son doesnt have the same passion for trains that the old man did.

He's been trying to sell it for years but he wants like 1.7 million. He didnt have any competition for the longest time but NOW.......There is a Hobbytown USA up over the hill a mile or 2 past Northern Tool on Hyw 53 (miller trunk) up by the old airbase entrance in a little strip mall (its EZ to miss so youve got to pay attention)

They carry alot of HO and some N scale. Lots of Scenery items paints etc.....They are huge into RC & Airplanes but do have a little of everything (including 1/32 Slots ;) )

I havent been to carrs for awhile because of the same reasons you mentioned..Poor service/poor attitudes........I ordered items over the phone.They said they would call when it was all in..2 months later I called to find out if they ever got the items..they said What Order??:Doh:

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Tileguy wrote: And a Family Project........................( research and Find a Used Truck Camper to put on Tragedy II)

For those who dont know, "Tragedy II" is my old Work truck...A 1991 Chev Silverado 2500HD.

MAN theres a lot to learn about truck campers, I woulda never guessed it!!

Anyways, I spent every free moment learning and searching and trying to find that 1 sweet deal!!

So with no further adooooooooo let me introduce "Tragedy II's" New Bed Partner

"SIR LANCE O Slot"



She's 2000 lbs + of lean Mean Leave the motel scene behind machine!!!

1993 Model Lance Squire 3000.....a comparable unit new costs around 16,000.00

She's got 13,500 BTU Air conditionng

An Inside Shower and an Outside shower

Toilet & Vanity

Dinette

Refrigerator & Freezer (6 c/f ) New 2 years ago

3 Burner stove and small oven

16,000 BTU Thermostatically controlled furnace

6 gal Hot water heater

Dinette

Queen Cabover bed

12V 110V LP systems with Inverter

And Model RR project Storage above the Dinette table

She's wired for TV,Stereo and a Microwave Oven

My god they call this CAMPING?????  LOL :moose:

She's got a few cosmetic items to deal with a couple minor systems upgrades to be done, but for under 2500.00

I AINT COMPLAINING :)

SO, thats what Ive been up to......well, that and work and getting ready for Winter...we expect the snow to begin flying anytime now.........3 " fell the other night 100 miles west of us!!!:Doh:

 

That ain't camping......That's a hotel on wheels.  If you wanna go camping, I can take you camping.........well it's called backpacking...........:bg::bg::bg::bg:

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That's a hotel on wheels.
Yes It Is !! :)

Mirrors on the cieling...........pink champagne on ice........:thumb:

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Ive been looking at picking up a couple of Mini Coopers to add to my Slot collection but Like the real thing, those who make them are pretty dang proud of them.

They start at around 50 bucks and run near 70 for the digital model.

Well, a buddy of mine was selling off a few cars. He happened to have a Mini that was rather well used was how he put it.

Its missing aside mirror , and Need to be Chipped which will run me 15.00, But he let me have this one in running condition for 11 bucks!!(plus postage)

It arrived here Weds, and Posed for a photo shoot this AM:thumb:

I couldnt pass up the deal and since it was Cheap, and already missing a mirror, I can race it hard with No worries LOL



SO, thats my Latest addition to the ol Car corral........Now, I wonder if I can find a decal of the Union jack for that roof :)

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I couldnt pass these up....:glad:.......Limited Editions so its get it now or get GOT!!!

They should arrive bythe end of next week....( or so)

How could I resist the 1967 Chapparall 2F ???:Woohoo:



 

Or This one...:glad:.Its a Re- issue 10th anniversary of the original Model that Fly made..( thats how long its been since this slotcar was last made)

Its the Penske Lola T 70 markIIIB with its Chevy power plant......It won the Daytona 24 in 1969.......was in 3rd at the sebring 12 hour race and had catastrophic failure to a suspension member so did not finish........And was then STOLEN , Truck car the works........It took several weeks to track down the thieves and by then the car was so cannibilized Penske never ran it again.:boohoo



A couple more towards filling out my 60's world class machines.........Add to these 2 those I already have in this Era:

Ford GT40

Ferrari 330 P3 ( 2 of them)

Shelby Cobra

Corvette Gran Sport

And all I am missing are about a dozen porsches , 1/2 doz ferrari's and 40 or 50 other cars :moose:

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MMMMMMMMMMMM Purty!!!!!




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It must be Herbie's cousin, right ???

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Who Is Herbie and Why would he be a cousin??

Jim Hall was the creator of the Chapparel Race Cars...

A BIT OF HISTORY BEHIND THIS AMERICAN MADE CLASSIC THAT CHANGED RACING FOREVER!!!

In 1962 Jim Hall and Hap Sharp formed Chaparral Cars, Inc. and immediately began the design and construction of Chaparral 2, a mid-engined car with an aerospace inspired semi-monocoque fiberglass chassis. In it's first race at Riverside near the end of the 1963 season, Hall qualified Chaparral 2 on pole position with a new track record and after the first few laps of the race was a half mile ahead of the field when an electrical problem put him out of the race. Driving Chaparral 2, Jim Hall won the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) in 1964. With 25 starts in 15 events Chaparral 2 had scored seven overall wins, six seconds, and two thirds. In 1965 Chaparral 2 dominated United States road racing with 16 wins in 21 races, and its greatest win to date, the Sebring 12 hour race against top international competition.

In 1966 Chaparral introduced the 2E for the Can-Am series. With its high mounted wing it was the car that changed racing forever. It scored a one-two finish at Laguna Seca with Phil Hill and Jim Hall driving. 1966 also saw the Chaparral 2D in World Championship Endurance competition winning the Nurburgring 1,000 kilometers event, driven by Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier.

In 1967 Chaparral introduced the 2F, (The ABove Model)a high winged coupe for World Championship Endurance Racing. It set the fastest lap in five of its eight entries and won its final race at Brands Hatch.

In 1970 Chaparral introduced its most controversial car, the Chaparral 2J. This car had a separate engine to drive two fans that exhausted air from beneath the car to create suction down force. The car was quickly banned after sitting on the pole in three of its four starts.

In 1978 Chaparral won Indy with a Chaparral prepared Lola driven by Al Unser. For 1979 Chaparral decided to build its own Indy car, Chaparral 2K. Al Unser lead the race from the outside pole until 2K's transmission failed. In 1980 Johnny Rutherford won both the Indianapolis 500 and the USAC and Cart National Championships in 2K.

In 2005, in partnership with his old Chevrolet R&D friend Jim Musser, Hall starts a new venture with the 2E Continuation Series.




 

Chaparral 2, 2D, 2E, 2F 2H, 2J, and 2K, are now on permanent display in the Chaparral Gallery of the Permian Basin Peroleum Museum in Midland Texas.

AND NOW YOU KNOW......" THE REST OF THE STORY"   :moose:

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Who (or rather why) on earth would put a spoiler that big on a car??
You see people nowadays ricing out their imports with wings and all the fancy stuff and no mods to the engine, even though i'm sure that car has the power to back it up but you'd think it'd give more drag than downforce...

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Youve got to Keep in mind WHEN this car was running the race circuits.........It was the mid 60's and WINGS were NEW........The Chappy was the first to utilize one......

Shortly afterwards you may recall that Chrysler introduced their Daytona Charger in Nascar and it WON EVERYTHING dominating to the point that Nascar banned it from competing the next year....It also had a Huge wing

(let me see if I can find a picture)



So like i said, this was an ALL NEW technology which is of course common place now although weve lowered the rear wing and Added a front wing as in the case of the Indy and Formula 1 cars..(I have this one and it is sweeeeet!!!!):glad:



My LOLA T70 markIIIB Arrived yesterday.........I'll snap a few pics today sometime!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

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Who Is Herbie and Why would he be a cousin??

Herbie was a VW Beetle, from the movie "The Love Bug"

And before you ask , he wasn't named after me, (or vise-versa)

And the only cousin I have is Cousin Itt

If you don't know him, ask Woodie.

Herb:old dude:

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Herb-I ain't seen It for a while. Gomez told me that Uncle Fester took cousin It out to the NASCAR races and It tried to drive one of the cars but kept getting hair in his "eyes"...something to do with those 4 foot high spoilers. Lets see, 4 feet high is 1.5 inches in 1:32 scale. The mind boggles and hits the bottle.

      Say goodnight, Herb..

                      Woodrow

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ytter_man wrote: Who (or rather why) on earth would put a spoiler that big on a car??
You see people nowadays ricing out their imports with wings and all the fancy stuff and no mods to the engine, even though i'm sure that car has the power to back it up but you'd think it'd give more drag than downforce...



 

That what my college professor said back in 1966 and he was the head of the Aero dept. I have raced formula cars with and without wings  give me a wing any time does it make it stick in the corners. In the old days road racing was a drag race from one turn to the next, the guy with the best brakes and most power won. With wings you need a car that can handle also not just squirt and go.


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Now, TG, you know I was teasin ya.:P  I do however appreciate the rest of that story.

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Yep, I knew that Chris................Here's the promised Pic....sorry, been Really busy ( nice change, Bills are actually getting paid :) )


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Tileguy wrote: ( nice change, Bills are actually getting paid :) )That is ALWAYS a change for the better, no matter how hard a guy has to work. It just makes it harder for the hobby time.:bang: 

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OMG I'm so freaking worn out I cant even think about modeling.....................BUT, I can manage to get some items purchased for future needs......I did manage to pick up some .01 sheets of Tooling aluminum..

I got 6 - 15" x 20" sheets coming to turn into corrugated roofing. Thats 12.5 s/f of material and all for 20.00 inc shipping.

Last time I purchased corrugated I got 2 8" x 10" pieces for around 9.00 ( plus shipping for an order of several items)

2 - 8x10 pcs = around 1.15 s/f................Now i can make up a Jig for 1/48 and another for 1/32 :thumb:

Why am I so worn out you ask?

In the last 4 weeks we have:

Installed near 500 sheets of cement board (2nd & 3rd floor) 10 pallets (1/2 semitruck load)

Installed 2500 s/f of Quarry tile & 480 l/f of Quarry Tile Baseboard (main floor)

Installed 26 4' x 5' Shower Pans & Curbs ( 3rd floor) ( 8000 #s of handmixed & Handfloated Cement)

Installed 26  - 40 s/f Bathroom floors with Baseboard ( 3rd floor)(over 1000 s/f)

Next Week..3rd floor...Shower Walls & floors 145 s/f per unit x 26 units (3,770 s/f)

Had to replace my keyboard........:bang:.....I kept hitting it with my head on it due to falling asleep while checking emails         :):):)

One more coffee & I am going to go play with my Alumalite kit!!:thumb:

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Todd-

I use the aluminum cans that soda, and other fizzy liquids come in, to make corrigated roofing. Not that big a piece, but it's FREE. Only problem is getting the cans to empty without forgetting what you wanted them for-----


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I can't find it any more around here, but the large aluminum cookie sheets were what I used for all my corrugated and other such stuff. These were about 12" by 18" and you got 2 of them in a package for 99 cents. Now, the aluminum stuff has "textures" and embossments(?) for whatever purpose..makes using the stuff well neigh impossible for anything but baking cookies. The aluminum was around .010 and took corrugations well and held up to construction. I don't know why these manufacturers change their products just about the time some poor model railroader finds a use for what they are discontinuing! Next, they will probably make bbq sqewers from something other than bamboo just to mess with me..whatta buncha maroons..

                        ye olden troublemaker

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hey Todd, Thats scary I thought for a minute I was looking at my living room I did the same thing about 8 years ago lol.


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what I use to make corrugated metal is copper it comes in rolls and is used for rewinding motors, I have quit a stock pile from the past so I am not sure of current prices I did find this site and it looks cheaper then what you paid.

http://basiccopper.com/?gclid=CNfG0aqh85ECFQEelgodvUonwg

 

Also I have a lil machine I kind made to Make corrugated roofing and sideing, In a day or two I plan to post pics and an explantion of this lil device. here is a bad pic of a sample piece. my cam not the greatest



Hope this is helpful...........Jim

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Jim, I looked at the tooling copper & Yes, It is Cheaper but it will not react the same to the etchant for getting that cool rust splotched look like aluminum.


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Cool stuff, i hope your machine might be able to make HO gauge tin? I have a few pieces but i hate waiting for orders to come no matter how cheap the stuff is, and a roll of aluminum foil is almost free. I have a lot of buildings planned in the future that could make use of a lot of corrugated tin.

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My Jigs will be made with Pieces of Wire. 2 blocks, One will fit over the other and act like a Press...........Different sizes of wire for different scales.

Somewhere I Have the wire sizes needed for 1:87......simple conversion from there.

It may be possible to use small wood dowel material for larger scales as suggested by Chuck Doan some time back.........somewhere, cant recall where but I think it was  either rr line or the weathering forum.

Marc Reusser did an Excellent piece on weathering corrugated in the weathering forum for those who missed it!!

 

<The Tileguy goes to check multitudes of Word Docs Collected over the years>

the corrugated iron roofing
with which I am familiar has approximately three rolls to the foot.
This yields 4 inches per, or 2 inches worth of rib. (one above, one
below, or, as detailed later, 1 mm plus a little per).

__To maintain scale, this would mean 1/2 mm wire, something on the
order of 0.020". Achievable; AWG-12 stranded copper wire has 7 strands
some 0.018" diameter. (I use this for making jewelry) Cut the wire to
length and separate out the strands. Roll them between two blocks of
wood to undo the twist of the stranding.

__Fabricate two metal plates, something solder able. Make them at least
an inch wider than the desired end result and the length of your
stock. Place the wires close together along the length of the plate.

 

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Hi Todd, pretty much what your saying is you would use some kinda press, I toyed with that idea for a while, but I ended up going a different way. growing up in an Italian family I watched my mom make homemade pasta for years and thats where I got the idea I probly could convert that machine to make my courragated metal, so after destroying a few on my own I solicted the help of a freind that is a machinist He turned down the rollers for me, to my demensions and reduced the diameter so they would just bend the metal and not cut it. I have it apart now but soon as I get it together I will post pics and some dimensions if anybody wants them. Here is a sample of the way it shapes metal, as you can see you 1st must drink the beverage which I dont have a problem with lol.





If you would like anymore info just let me know....Jim

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Very cool. I think the string method might work best for tinfoil... So it's kind of like an old fashioned loom, that presses the material eh?

I wonder if i could find some rollers for that sort of thing, i know someone with a lathe...

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Hey there Montanna, another way I used to do it is with a pasta machine that had two flat rollers an I closed them thight (they were adjustable, and put a peice of foam behind the metal and the peice I was going to copy then just roll tru the machine and it will copy your patern. if I explained that right....Jim

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Well Missabe man, it is good to see you are setting yourself up right for when the time permits.:thumb: Always a good idea. Just let me know when race day is coming. :glad: 

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I am new to this website & found it by searching for corrugated metal roofing HO scale. Ironically I am building a roller press myself & plan on using aluminum soda cans as well. I enjoyed your article & looking forward to seeing your roller press. I am a self employed carpenter & work has been slow for the past few months. I have been cutting scaled lumber from my Poplar scraps & building a saw mill while I have been off. I enjoy scratch building & sharing any ideas with other modelers ( anything to keep the BIG boy companies from making so much money off of us ). I am in search of a machinest myself to mill a couple of rollers that mesh together without cutting the metal. Some of the oldtimer machinists I know have retired but I am looking at some local machine shops that don't need a Harvard grad school drawing. I am excited about this website & looking forward to learning more about it. Thanks again for your info & have a good week. Jim

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Hi and welcome aboard. glad you are interested in my machine guess I am not the only guy out there trying to beat the high cost of this hobby. don't know if you saw this post but check it out.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=1615&forum_id=6

hope this is helpful, if you need any further info just email me or ask in post would be glad to help.   JIM

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I havent posted anything here in a while simply because...........I forgot too ROFL

The now semi infamous TEK32 Speedway has been completed for awhile now and it is time to Move On...................It is Coming Out.

It was Fun to Build and I learned several things in the process...........One day I WILL Build another but it will have to wait until I have a Building built for not only IT, But also for Trains............I'm working on the building part now, designing it to meet several needs.

So, Heres a Quick last look at TEK32.....................Time to get on with building my Exhibition Logging Railroad Now........( wifey thinksI am nuts....build something and then tear it down..........build something else then tear it down......she thinks I cant make up my Mind & that I am freaking :Crazy:   :) )









BACK TO TRAINS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

An FYI for consideration: If youve never built a scenic Race course, I'd have to reccomend it as being ALOT of fun & a great distraction when you need a break from Model Trains but not necessarily from Modeling.

While there are many similarities, the final product is a real Kick to operate, particullarly if you get rid of the Magnets that hold the cars glued to the track & learn to Drift around the corners........

The Danger is that your freinds ( and yourself) may like it too much...:):):)

TEK 32 SPEEDWAY.................IS NOW RETIRED!!!!! :bow::bow::bow:

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Woo Hoo!

Looks like you had a lot of fun with it TG!

Looking forward to the logger now! :thumb:

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 Hey, want some fun watch these. Turn volume up sit back and enjoy.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/gm-releases-in-car-video-of-zr1s-blistering-nurburgring-lap.html

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a8d_1195693579

each a full lap  watch the closing speeds in the second one what fun.

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Parting Shot............The back stretch woods


And during the action



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really nice birch bark trees Todd, you make those ???

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Right Mike- I was busy looking at the cars!

Todd- if you made them, tell us how--


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