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New Photos - updated w/more pics

Greetings --


I have some new pics now that the track is about 95% done.

We have gone from this:


To this now:


I hosted a terrific HO Champ Car event last night. I'll post more pics this weekend.

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That is so sweet, excellent job :thumbsup: on the track and scenery. Looks like you got a great view from anywhere along the table as well.
 

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Nice job Doba!! Lookslike ALOT of fun :)

You know, I wish I had your free time..........of course if I did have it I'd probobly not be able to afford this hobby LOL

I did a little clinic on dressing up those little bottle brush tree's somewhere...hmmm cant recall, where did I leave that clinic..HMMMM Maybe its in my Thread here ;)

Of course maybe youve already done this. its hard to tell on an Overall view.

cant wait to see the other 5%................by the way, did I ever tell you I did do one of thos HO die cast Nascar body builds?? Sure changes the operation of the car......tracks MUCH better and although they run slower, they are still way faster than you need as long as your running similar set ups.
Best part, They LOOK amazing compared to the plastic bodies!!

So, lets see a little Nascar action :)
 

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I used 1/32nd scale Scalectric guardrail to mimic the Armco barriers on European circuits. I cut the posts down shorter and hot glued the rails to nails which I drilled holes for thru the tabletop.


The 5% remaining to do includes a catch fence around the Stadium turn and fences to mark off the forest and paddock areas. Some of our racers can be seen in this pic. There were 13 of us running on Thursday.



Here is the "multi-million dollar" (in HO scale) pit / paddock complex with the F1 style garages. This took three months to complete and is built from Legos.


More later.

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Here's a little lower angle on the pit area. The covered platforms are HO train platforms are supposed to represent the area of the pic where the F1 teams always call the race from. Eventually I would like to put some team figures up under there with the sign boards that tell the driver what position they are in and how far behind they area (i.e. P2, -3.5 Schum, +2 Alonso)


The Media Center with Race Control tower on top. This sits in the middle of the pit, between the two sets of garages. There are six 2-car garages on each side of this structure, which is fully supported by Lego Technic beams. The garages are also lit and yes it was a pain in the arse.


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'doba,

every time I look at your track I sit back and my chair and Go..."DANG!" thats awesome work...


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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: What a clean job you've done! Impressive work. Even with good scenery parts it doesn't look overcrowded and that's really nice to see
 

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AWESOME stuff... great-looking layout, and that pit area is phenomenal. hey, how wide is the table?

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Wow.

(reviews posts to see what adjectives have not already been used).

That is Superific!

The pics are great, but standing in the presence of that track, let alone racing on it, is beyond what I can imagine. Having said that....More Pics Please! :thumbsup:
 

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Fan-friggen-tastic! Nice job. :thumbsup:

Those buildings look really cool and my nephew would be so jealous to see what you did with Legos. (He's the Lego Prince!) The Legos add to the cinder block look. The glass sections of the suite/press box look really cool with the tint. I like the underpass area that takes you out into the pits. That's just like MIS. At MIS they actually do the final inspection in the area under the suites as the cars roll out to the track. ;) That is if you can keep the officials awake. :p

 

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P.S.; what happened to the Pagoda-looking green glass tower? :)
That weird-looking thing is actually unexplainable. It is plastic panels and clear bricks and stuff that are kind of like Lego but they aren't. I got them from my uncle when I was in Germany visiting family with my mother. I remember getting them on a trip to a factory, but I don't know what their use was.

Years later I just took all the green plates and stuck them together with the top few layers separated by the opaque kind of clear pieces with colored pieces behind them. It's not really a building, just a -thing- . I'll have to snap a pic sometime.

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Slott V said:
. . . The glass sections of the suite/press box look really cool with the tint. I like the underpass area that takes you out into the pits. That's just like MIS. At MIS they actually do the final inspection in the area under the suites as the cars roll out to the track
I snapped these pics last summer during the F1 weekend at Indianapolis. I wanted to get some ideas for my pit lane but this was way, way before I ever even could have guessed I'd end up using Legos.

Once I started with the Legos, I definitely wanted to have a Gasoline Alley feel under the media center part of the pit lane.




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