New pit lane contruction for 1/32 layout
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:28 AM
Expanded my 9 year old's layout this winter to a 4x16. Lots of open space calling for accessories. Started by building a Shell Tower from basswood. Turned out so well I advanced quickly to constructing a pit garage.
Found some plans on the France Slotforum site (thanks Sergio!) and spent a few winter nights building the pit lane above. That site is a great resouce for trackside scenery and structures. Kind of captures the spirit of the Lemans pits without being a replica. Fun project. Built with 1/8 basswood. Woodworking is not my forte but borrowed my dad's scroll saw and learned a few tricks to cut a straight line. Still need to add flags, banners and a clock.
Still looking for unpainted MRRC/Monogram figures to populate the pits. Homies/motorcycle thugs are readily available but they make unreliable track officials, newsmen and pit crew. Any local sources would be appreciated.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:52 PM
Hello my name is Barney and I was... I am addicted to glue, magnets, and wings... I have been clean and sober years now... NOW I'm hooked on 1/32 club track racing! Dang!
"Even if you're on the Right Track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"
If you remember screw-on braid, motors that look like padlocks, that dang fuse wire in Cox controllers, "hand" painted bodies, the very first can motors from Mabuchi, and the smell of wintergreen then you are OLD!... like me!
Enjoy life! Race Slot Cars and read SlotBlog!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:13 PM
Keep it in the slot!!!
Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:31 PM
Wow. I did a search on 1 32 slot car buildings looking for the pattern for those EZ-Up tents and look what I found! That would look awesome on my track I know you've got a ton of work in that. It looks great.
Woodland Trace Raceway
Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:58 PM
Sweet! The attention to detail is fantastic.
Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:32 PM
Got a link to the France Slotforum ? Thanks
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:43 PM
That is one cool building!
I second the link question