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#1 eshorer

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

The link to the video below was shot by new Farrout club member Steve Neill. It belongs to Steven Farr-Jones and was built by himself (with help from a few friends) to replace his plastic track of the same design. You can get a glimpse of his collection of over 1300 cars on the walls. We run races in both directions, and each lane has its own power supply. He says it's still a ways from being complete. 

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#2 Tim Neja

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 11:08 PM

What a beautiful track he's built!! Great scenery and racing fun!! I'd like to get up there and race with you once again to check out his track.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 09:40 AM

That's really far out, man  :D


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 07:48 AM

Outstanding!


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 08:20 PM

Thanks!  How on earth do I post photos?  Can’t find a faq or post on it


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 10:44 PM

Thanks!  How on earth do I post photos?  Can’t find a faq or post on it

Stephen, there's a forum on this topic. Look in the "The Starting Line", "Board Tutorials and Info".

 

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 07:25 AM

Thanks!  How on earth do I post photos?  Cant find a faq or post on it

First, if are on the (IMO, useless) Mobile Version, you have to switch to the Full Version.

The icon to do that is on the bottom of the page.

Once on the full version, on the bottom right, where two icons say Post & More Reply Options, you click on the latter.

That will get you to a page where it's fairly self explanatory on posting pics.

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 10:44 AM

Mike and Mike greatly appreciated. Thank you


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Posted 10 May 2020 - 10:58 AM

Well let’s get started!

Here is the track as it looked originally

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and here is how it looks now

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 11:11 AM

Normal construction process.  Some routing, cardboard lattice, hydrocal, black undercoat, painty painty,  grassy grassy and pretty soon you have a track. Of course this is my first ever time doing any of those and Bill S taught me the basics.  The real goal was to go from 4” high highest point more imposing. Highest track point is not 16” and scenery is up to 23” high. 

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 11:31 AM

Great job.


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Posted 10 May 2020 - 12:17 PM

Since that start which was 4 years ago we have used this as the base track (of 12-14 in the club) for the Farrout also Car Club. We race every second weekend at our various tracks using 7 different classes. Check the website for details 
Website for Track, collection and Slot Car Club at www,farroutslotcars.com. Join our email list for racing every second weekend in Los Angeles region at https://groups.io/g/FarroutSlotcarClub or use your email to send your application to this precise email address (including the “+“):     FarroutSlotCarClub+subscribe@groups.io


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Posted 10 May 2020 - 12:37 PM

As it currently is. a fair bit more detail. Let me know if anyone wants to know something specific. I have it pretty well documented. 

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 12:39 PM

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 12:59 PM

I want to add: As great as this track is, it's just a piece of puzzle that makes up our Farrout club. We are very fortunate to have so many great tracks to run on every two weeks throughout the year, with a really good variety of classes. And more characters than you can shake a stick at (and from time to time we DO want to shake a stick at them!).  :-)   I really miss being able to race, and hope we can all get back to it soon. Safely.

Thanks for posting, Stephen.

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 03:43 PM

Definitely echo Eddie’s comments, 12-14 great tracks of all types in the club. We usually race each one twice in a year. 
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