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Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 02-13-2019, 09:49 PM
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Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
I finally got some of the figures I painted...

I finally got some of the figures I painted seated into the grandstands in the Le Mans ESSO Press Complex. I also added more signs, including the 4x white "ESSO" on the front. For that lettering I...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 02-06-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
Pro tip. I usually use figures that do not have a...

Pro tip. I usually use figures that do not have a base and I just glue them in place on the layout. Once in awhile though I need to make certain figures 'movable", because I know I'll have to remove...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 02-05-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
I painted some more 1/32 Scale figures for my Le...

I painted some more 1/32 Scale figures for my Le Mans layout. Most of these are the cheapo ones you can buy in bulk from China. My technique? Prime with flat tan spray paint. Paint flesh. paint...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 02-01-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
I added a simple interior to the press box and...

I added a simple interior to the press box and detail (antennas etc) to the roof. The roof details are all just scraps of styrene & foam core, with a couple plastic shelf leg "plugs" used as drum...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-29-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,568
Posted By downtowndeco
I'd love to have a large track to race on.

I'd love to have a large track to race on.
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 01-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
What it looks like in place. Still need to add...

What it looks like in place. Still need to add more signs, spectators etc.

https://i.imgur.com/jn6ApkB.jpg
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 01-24-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
Making a bit more progress on the press...

Making a bit more progress on the press tower/grandstand complex. Here is the very top floor. I still need to add at least rudimentary detail to the inside of the press/control room & antennas &...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 487
Posted By downtowndeco
Nice looking layout Bonez!

Nice looking layout Bonez!
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-10-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 487
Posted By downtowndeco
Thanks guys. Plan on running basically stock Mega...

Thanks guys. Plan on running basically stock Mega G & Mega G+ stuff. Clearing my area in the next few weeks and then looking at a track plan. Something organic and flowing.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-10-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By downtowndeco
Not that I know of but I would really be into...

Not that I know of but I would really be into that. Model railroaders have a big national convention every year and also have lots of smaller niche conventions.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-09-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 487
Posted By downtowndeco
Power source & jumpers on large AFX tracks.

I'm jealous of the large layouts that the UK guys do & will be freeing up some space for a new project soon. Nico, what sort of power source do you guys use & what do you use for jumpers on the large...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-24-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By downtowndeco
I think AFX should do some drag cars. Thoughts?

They've got this modern, low MEGA G+ chassis, AW already has broke the ground a bit by releasing a dragstrip & some cars, it might be whole new field for AFX to explore, mainly because w/their...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 12-23-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
Got some flat white spray paint on the Press...

Got some flat white spray paint on the Press Tower Complex. It will give it a little "tooth" for when I age & weather it. The main thing I wanted to show here is how it breaks down for maintenance &...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 12-20-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
This gigantic press tower/grandstand complex I'm...

This gigantic press tower/grandstand complex I'm building for the layout is going to be the death of me yet. It just never ends! :) It barely fits on my workbench. Will try & get some paint on it...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 11-07-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
I wanted to build a series of concessions type...

I wanted to build a series of concessions type booths & an entrance to bathrooms that would fit under the 4 story Esso Grandstands complex. Rather than build it in place I'm building it separate at...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 10-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
More progress on the huge grandstand/press tower...

More progress on the huge grandstand/press tower for the track. They are about 3' long & will top out at about 23" tall. The grandstands will have the stickers removed & repainted, I just needed to...
Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 10-17-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
I made some jigs out of matboard & created some...

I made some jigs out of matboard & created some safety railing. While I still have a few to do, I'm starting to get there.

https://i.imgur.com/ah95UBl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YJZkKqt.jpg
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Forum: Track, Layouts & Scenery 10-14-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,101
Posted By downtowndeco
Next up will be the 4 story "Esso" scoring...

Next up will be the 4 story "Esso" scoring tower/grandstands. I'll be using 4 of the Carrera grandstands & will scratch built the rest.

https://i.imgur.com/3eCTC8Y.jpg

I'm starting with the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By downtowndeco
Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By downtowndeco
HO Resin drag bodies?

Does anyone make resin bodies for drag racing that are wide enough to snuggle over the wheels & tires so that the body rides low without having to switch out wheels & tires & narrowing the axles?
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-02-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By downtowndeco
How cool is that? So glad to see this getting...

How cool is that? So glad to see this getting used!

A couple things. Working in Hollywood I learned to never waste time doing anything that won't show, hence the rough backside. :)

Figures....
Forum: The Paddock 10-02-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By downtowndeco
In praise of mediocrity.

An interesting article on hobbies.

"Lost here is the gentle pursuit of a modest competence, the doing of something just because you enjoy it, not because you are good at it. Hobbies, let me remind...
Forum: The Paddock 10-01-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,704
Posted By downtowndeco
As this thread has gone on the last year and a...

As this thread has gone on the last year and a half no one still really seems to get what I was originally envisioning. I don't want a half oval, half road course. Or a road course jammed into an...
Forum: The Paddock 09-30-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 25,254
Posted By downtowndeco
How "team orders" are looked upon in drag racing....

How "team orders" are looked upon in drag racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3xZzO_74E
Forum: The Paddock 09-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 25,254
Posted By downtowndeco
Again, boooo to team orders. If there's anything...

Again, boooo to team orders. If there's anything lamer than pulling over and letting someone pass for the win I don't know what it is. There have been a number of good races this year, one like this...
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