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#1 Mercman

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:31 AM

This idea is floating around in my head. Gonna do a 1/87th scale slot track shop.

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Here is a pic of the actual track.

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Going to start on the track construction today.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

thats a cool track !! , idea is awsome so i'm curious !!



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

Okay change in plans. I did a different building than what I had pictured before.
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Next up was some minor construction, and pre-placement of the track design.
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Then it was time to construct the track.
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And then to place it inside.
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Now I have to do the inside walls, and interior pieces.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

An HO scale slot track in HO scale. Now that's pretty cool. How big would the cars actually be?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

An HO scale slot track in HO scale. Now that's pretty cool. How big would the cars actually be?


Not that great at math, but 1" = 7'3" in full size.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

ooh i thought that was your track and you where going to add buildings to it :lol:  :lol:

this is also very cool , good job on making the track ... must be fidely on that scale :P



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

The worst part was getting all of the bracing for the guardrail cut. Lots of little squares of plastic. Then the guard rails were a bit tight in some places also.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

COOL... wish they would make things like this in 1/25th or 1/24th scale



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Update on this one. The build was too small for the track so am scratch building a bigger building to house it in. Also I wiil be adding a drag strip tack for it, and who knows what else.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

Pretty much have the new building done. Just have to do the doors. Here are a couple of pics of it.

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Here you can see the track has more room, and will be adding a drag strip in the back.

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Now it will be time to design the interior for it.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:32 AM

That's really cool. Anytime I see a slot car track in an old building I think of that restaurant "Jack Rabbit Slim's" from Pulp Fiction. That would be a cool place to build in scale.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:47 AM

..too cool Junior! ...love all these detail projects you create!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Careful with your models of models....  :D

 

http://xkcd.com/878/


Edited by kalbert, 24 March 2013 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Funny meetin' ya overhere Jr. Dig that diorama, but you know  :lol: That track was huge in full scale, 220 ft. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

Found some pics on the web for interior shots. Also got the dragstrip built, ( no pics of it yet).

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The bottom panorama pic I will be cutting down to use only parts of it.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

Well the drag strip is built, and 2 guys are just itching to try it out.

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Also got the other track painted.

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Now its time to start detailing the interior.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

Going to need a display case.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:56 AM

Pretty cool.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

Getting ready to stock the shelves.

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