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mini-zracer.nl
2008.11.17, 04:31 AM
Not sure if I should post it here or in the gallery, but I guess the mods can handle that.


http://www.mini-zracer.nl/pics/track/IM002598.JPG

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mini-zracer.nl
2008.11.17, 04:32 AM
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babstar
2008.11.17, 06:58 AM
Looks realy nice! Very well deteiled!

Mooi man; waar woon je? hehe

RobinZ
2008.11.17, 07:23 AM
Cool track and lots of Z's on there. What 'tarmack' did you use and hows the grip?

Groetjes aan Zwolle,
Robin

mini-zracer.nl
2008.11.17, 07:33 AM
Thanks!

Tarmac is schoolboardpaint, based on previous experience with this paint, grip will be OK. I didn't drive on this track yet, the painted was finished only a couple of minutes before I took these pictures.

Babstar, I live in Zwolle.

RobinZ, most of the Z's you see are AutoScales on a dummy-chassis. Ueno, C5-r, Takata, 360GTC and Cooper are Z's, the others are bodies.

The open surface in the last corner will be filled up with a "forest" and small pitlane will have it's building.

xMeLtInGSuNx
2008.11.17, 01:58 PM
Very nice! i can't wait to see what the finished track looks like with the forest.

Action B
2008.12.09, 01:46 PM
Is that REAL sand? I'd hate to spin out into that.:eek:

mini-zracer.nl
2008.12.09, 02:12 PM
Is that REAL sand? I'd hate to spin out into that.:eek:
No, no sand. I think you mean the areas without scenery. So it's plain wood. There will be scenery soon.

wight
2009.02.16, 06:27 PM
I think it's brilliant!
It's like a routed slot car track,without the routed slots!
Amazing,very realistic indeed.
What are the walls made from,are they hard?

EMU
2009.02.16, 07:17 PM
Looks good. One thing that I would have done, would be to make the track have a few different possible layouts, so you can move a border and change the track. I think its a pretty good layout as it is, however, over time you may want to change it.

If you were to paint the entire surface with the blackboard paint, then you can change the boarders...

I have driven on a similar type of surface, and really enjoyed it. Racing was a lot closer than RCP. The track was a little larger than yours, but we were racing inches away from eachother, where on RCP it is usually feet. RCP is typically more bumpy and less consistant from tile to tile.

mini-zracer.nl
2009.02.17, 04:12 AM
I think it's brilliant!
It's like a routed slot car track,without the routed slots!
Amazing,very realistic indeed.
What are the walls made from,are they hard?
The white part of the walls is wood, the black part is foam to absorb inpacts.
Looks good. One thing that I would have done, would be to make the track have a few different possible layouts, so you can move a border and change the track. I think its a pretty good layout as it is, however, over time you may want to change it.

If you were to paint the entire surface with the blackboard paint, then you can change the boarders...

I have driven on a similar type of surface, and really enjoyed it. Racing was a lot closer than RCP. The track was a little larger than yours, but we were racing inches away from eachother, where on RCP it is usually feet. RCP is typically more bumpy and less consistant from tile to tile.
In my living room, there is not enough space to create different layouts. My old track had a complete painted surface and that would give the possibility to alter the layout, but I really wanted the grass to make sure that you loose time when you come off-track. And it works. We have tested it a couple of times now and it is real fun to drive.
I have never driven on a RCP track, but personally I don't like the idea of driving on foam. I think this is more realistic, although I do see the benifits of RCP.

xrmarcis
2009.11.29, 02:20 PM
Sweet track this has been the idea i've been looking for. I have a 100sqft in my basement to work with and really think this is the way to go.

how do the cars react with the cracks you have between the 3 sections?

Looks like a bumpy ride over those and does the foam strips slow the car down if you hit the barrier?

Skv012a
2009.11.29, 02:41 PM
That looks amazing man, wish I had the space to have a less portable track.

mini-zracer.nl
2009.11.29, 04:20 PM
Sweet track this has been the idea i've been looking for. I have a 100sqft in my basement to work with and really think this is the way to go.

how do the cars react with the cracks you have between the 3 sections?

Looks like a bumpy ride over those and does the foam strips slow the car down if you hit the barrier?
Looks worse than it actually is. With the track on an even surface, the Z's won't react to the "cracks" at all.
The foam strips slow the car down, but it turns out that with this layout you'll almost never hit the borders. And that was just my intend with this track.