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  • #16
    Love classic audio and the tracks.

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    • #17
      I'm totally impressed with this whole project. Gotta love the details, like the steps to the Dunlop bridge (probably some Fly trucks encouraged this, I'm guessing).

      I have a pretty extensive music collection and have been listening to my CDs during the room build. My turntable is only in my main system. I have listened to all my progressive rock, classical, blues, jazz, oldies, new age discs and now rock discs in alphabetical order. I am now at Rick Wakeman. So almost done!
      What a totally worthy project. Turn it up some more for ZZ Top.

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      • #18
        Update for 17 February 2020.

        This track is set in the late 1960's so I am using hay bales rather than tires for lining barrier areas. I used 0.5 x 0.5 balsa wood cut to 1.0-inches long. Then painted with white glue and dredged in whole Thyme. Then sprayed with Testors Dull Coat clear to seal the Thyme. I just need to add baling wire to finish.

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        I am using Trackmate timing system with the dead-strip option. I had to modify my control stations to accommodate switching the dead-strip and track polarity simultaneously when changing direction. So I replaced the Double pole - Double throw (DPDT) direction switch with a Four pole - Double throw (4PDT) switch. I wired everything on my workbench and verified operation before installing on the track. Works great.

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        I finished the scratch built bleachers and placed them in two areas on the track. The areas will also feature television stands (bought in England). I am painting the cameras and operators now. The lights are functioning LED's from Woodland Scenics.

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        I installed two Miller Engineering animated billboards in two corners. They are designed to be installed on a building rooftop so I made cement foundations for placing in the dirt hillside. They really come alive when they are illuminated. I also have two rotating signs, also illuminated, that I will put near the pit building.

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        Overall views show it is finally coming together.

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        I am now working on the pit building and scene. It will have a lot of detail with figures and tools.

        I am also up to Wishbone Ash on my music playlist. I am hoping to get thru my Yes collection before I am finished. ZZ Top may have to crank when I a finally get to running some laps - with a lot of bourbon and scotch!

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        • #19
          And the hay bales can double as snacks for your racer friends!
          A truly awesome track...detail is amazing, thanks for sharing.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Pinto_Girl View Post
            The whole thing looks really nice. Great job!
            Pinto Girl - you're alive, and still around !!!! Woohoo. How's the vino stocks looking ?
            Track and car builds ?

            Originally posted by B52RN View Post
            And the hay bales can double as snacks for your racer friends!
            A truly awesome track...detail is amazing, thanks for sharing.
            Hey there B52.
            Nice to see you about again......
            I think it was you and Pinto Girl were the two who consigned me to the bronze step on the podium in the Slot.it Shoot out a number of years back.


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            • #21
              Then painted with white glue and dredged in whole Thyme. Then sprayed with Testors Dull Coat clear to seal the Thyme.
              Clearly, Thyme is on your side.

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              • #22
                Love the build! Excellent craftsmanship!!! I can't wait to see some video of cars going around...

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                • #23
                  More progress - March 5, 2020:

                  Working on the pit scene. Still have to add more tools and figures. Figure bases will be trimmed and then figures glued in place.

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                  Added PA speaker system to bleacher areas.

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                  Completed power and control panel.

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                  I went through my "Y" CD's and am now listening to ZZ Top. So almost done with track and my rock CD collection. Good timing.

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                  • #24
                    That's a beautiful job, you must be proud of what you've done here.

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                    • #25
                      That's sharp dressed, man.....

                      Cheers, Tony.

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