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  • Freekyzilla
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    There ya go! Much appreciated:-)

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  • dinglebery
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    Like this...?
    trackflip.JPG

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  • Freekyzilla
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    Originally posted by thatguy01 View Post
    Don't know how well this will race, but it looks cool and I think you have the parts. You may not have enough straights.

    Will probably race better with the cars beginning the long straight from the long R4 curve instead of racing into the long R4 curve and slowing for the following hairpin. Layout could be mirror flipped if you want the cars running down the long straight in a particular direction.

    Clearance on the overpass may be tight unless the elevation is cheated somewhere. 1/24 cars would be very tight.




    14x6 overpass 4.gif




    Could you please mirror flip this one for me? I could then incorporate the curved lane changer going into the R4 curve. I've built the track as originally designed but it actually flows better in reverse.

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  • Freekyzilla
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    Originally posted by nlitman View Post
    I have also been following John at Slot Car Mayhem. Changed all my pot lights to Hue, when the snow flies I will attempting to integrate the weather and the lights by using Tasker, but I expect to be confused........

    Great track, one day when my final layout is up I will post a picture. (temp track put up to keep the youngsters busy at a family party)
    Tonight I will change my layout to another thatguy01 creation. His contributions are amazing and much appreciated

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  • nlitman
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    I have also been following John at Slot Car Mayhem. Changed all my pot lights to Hue, when the snow flies I will attempting to integrate the weather and the lights by using Tasker, but I expect to be confused........

    Great track, one day when my final layout is up I will post a picture. (temp track put up to keep the youngsters busy at a family party)

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  • Freekyzilla
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    Installed the TV for Smartrace. Saved some money by re-purposing the unused dumb TV and made it smart with an Android box! The TV is 10+ years old but love it because it has a real integrated amp and speakers rather than the new TV's made now. The Android box had been sitting around unused for a while too, so it's nice to give it some work!

    I've also been learning alot from John at Slot Car Mayhem. I watched his Tasker series detailing how to trigger Hue scenes with Smartrace weather events. Amazing stuff! He's got a video demoing this and when the storm starts, I can almost SEE rain on the track! Reminded me that I had a pair of unused Hue lights, previously backlighting a TV, so I mounted those behind the table, point up at the attic ceiling. I installed Hue Thunder and holy cow, we have weather in the attic! Now I will be copying John's Tasker routines to get Smartrace triggering the Hue weather.

    What's next?? low lying fog machine???
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  • thatguy01
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    Remember that you can make single lane pieces for your pit lane by sawing lengthwise on a standard two lane track piece.

    Mark both halves so you can match them up if you need to put them back into a two lane layout.

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  • Freekyzilla
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    The 904 is my go to car. Handles better than my 911 and much better than the Ford GT.

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  • thatguy01
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    - were Porsche 904's really that much smaller than modern 911's??? Mine looks like its 1:43 scale!
    The 904 has about the same footprint as the original 911. The original 911 is nominally a four-seat passenger car, so it has a taller and longer greenhouse (along with a true rear engine instead of the 904's mid engine)

    The modern 911 basically is designed around its ENORMOUS tires.

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  • Freekyzilla
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    The track has been put together! I'm experimenting with elevating the first 3/30 turn for more visual appeal. I will have to put some guardrails, fencing in as we've already had some fatalities!

    Originally I was going to install a monitor/android box for Smartrace on the left hand side wall (if looking from the CU), but now thinking I will install it opposite the CU, where the double lane change is. I think it would look awesome with an articulating monitor arm, floating above mid track. That way, wires would be completely hidden and the view would be perfect. Looking at 27" monitors now. I have not seen any other people doing this - is there a downside? Thanks for your help - you guys are all I have!! No one else 'gets it' lol
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  • Freekyzilla
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    Hey guys. Track update: I managed to complete the table on the weekend. I'm using the crappy fake grass for now, until I can get to the hardware store to check out the outdoor carpet you all suggested. I tried to put together thatguy01's track but was short 4 2/30 corners. Luckily I found a dealer 30 mins away with exactly what I needed PLUS a brand new Startlight for $100 (score!).

    I have an issue with some residual plastic in the slot of my pit exit lane. My 911 gets stuck on it. Should I just dremel it out? Also - were Porsche 904's really that much smaller than modern 911's??? Mine looks like its 1:43 scale!
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  • thatguy01
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    Maybe it could be dry brushed with another shade of green (or two shades randomly mixed in the pan while working).

    Latex might not stick to the plastic.

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    Uh, the appearance? Maybe I'm dreaming.

    I'm reminded of the time, many years ago, when a player for the Miami Dolphins offered the opinion that two things were so tough that they would probably survive armaggedon.

    One of them was Don Shula, the other was Astroturf ...

    Meanwhile, I wonder if there are any bright ideas in Boone's Slot Car Garage?

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  • MrFlippant
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    I can't imagine what good that would do. What were you thinking spraying the plastic grass would change?

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    Originally posted by thatguy01 View Post
    Man, at least don't buy that plastic grass stuff. :-)
    Can that stuff be modified? Such as, by spraying it with a flat clear surface primer?

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