Wolfangel added a topic in Model Car RacingH.O. scale home slot car trackOk...I know a lot of people might not like H.O. as much as the larger scale cars....but I have always liked them. I have always wanted to make a big slot car track to decorate and have fun with. This is what I came up with.........
As you can see...I have combined a road course slot track with a train. And on the outer edge is a drag strip. The whole table measures 5 x 16. But, the outer 1 foot edge where the drag strip is folds under the table....then the WHOLE thing folds up against the wall.
The train can take 2 different paths.......around the outter perimeter of the table....or have it go inside and be an obstacle for when your racing.
Its going to take a lot of time and patience to get this the way I want...but I think Im off to a good start.
A few details......
The rail road crossing CAN NOT be bought. I made it. You can get a slot car track piece with a STRAIGHT train track on it...but there has never been one made that had a curve in it...at least not available through retail stores. I wanted to be different. The drag strip is also 16 feet long with a 30" run off area at the end......it is made to be removed when the track is stored.
I have never seen all 3 aspects combined before....road course....train....drag strip. It will take me awhile to get it done, but it will be fun doing all sorts of things to it.
Any comments are welcome.
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Wolfangel added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs1/16 Drag Car Hauler.....UPDATE 1/29/14Ok..i have always wanted to build a ramp style drag car hauler. I know AMT makes one...BUT...its in 1/24 scale. I wanted to go bigger...so I decided to do it in 1/16 scale. I have never seen it done before...maybe it has....but I have never seen it. I also love the 1/16 scale funny cars and dragsters...so that's what gave me the idea to build this monster. Out of the box...this truck measures about 20 inches long. My version...will be about 30 inches long...maybe a little longer. Since there is nobody out there making stuff for these trucks like this...I will have to scratchbuild the WHOLE bed area. I have also posted a mock-up picture with just a funny car body to get a general idea of how it will look...and I posted a "just for fun" pic of the size comparison between this monster and a 1/24 scale semi. This is the first time ever I have done this much scratchbuilding on a model...and it is certainly the only time I have ever had to build 2 models for one project.
This is whats been done so far.....
Frame lengthened 7 inches
Scratchbuilding the whole bed area
Opening up the cabinet doors on the driver side...the passenger side doors are just scribed in
Made all the hinges for the doors
There is still ALOT to do to this project. Sorry for the big rush of pictures...but I have been taking them and decided to post them here.
Let me know what you think. Thanks
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