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ScoobyPete
2012.10.12, 06:42 AM
Was going trough some old pics and thought id do a basic timeline:)

One of our 1st Tracks with a timing bridge.
2009
http://www.wlmr.co.uk/Track%20Layouts/track%201.jpg


Then we invested in Some Pipe
May 2009
http://www.wlmr.co.uk/Track%20Layouts/Track%20006.jpg


And some Foam protection.
July 2009
http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/15/94/38939415/photos/Track-Layouts/Mini%20z%20002.jpg

Then we went for RCP in a big way!
May 2010
http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/77/47/38974777/photos/RCP-Track-Layouts/P8310218-1.JPG


Then we added a Bridge
Sep 2012
http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/15/94/38939415/photos/Cross-Over/P1000154.JPG

briankstan
2012.10.12, 08:52 AM
great evolution! how's the racing compare with adding the RCP from going from what you have.

for our club the addition of RCP and a timing system really improved the level of Fun and the quality of racing.

ScoobyPete
2012.10.12, 09:40 AM
great evolution! how's the racing compare with adding the RCP from going from what you have.

for our club the addition of RCP and a timing system really improved the level of Fun and the quality of racing.

Yeah same for us.

If were honest when driving on the wood flooring there was so little grip it was more just power sliding/controlled skids not really drifting. the timing system gave more structure and was more fun than the 1st to ten laps.

Adding RCP completly changed everything. You could see the difference in set up's clearer and made everyone step up thier game (and spending on parts LOL).

NoBrainer
2012.10.12, 02:22 PM
For our sake, ut was timingsystem that really changed the fun part.
RCP just made it a bit easier to get better racing.

Love your evolution!

arch2b
2012.10.12, 03:41 PM
the addition of a bridge really lets you take a more dynamic approach to layouts, looks great!

our club started with rcp and timing system in my basement so can't really relate to not having a track/timing system. funny, we have more track in my basement than we do at the hobby shop we now setup in.

herman
2012.10.14, 02:06 AM
pretty interesting... some questions… how much does it cost to rent the badminton court? also how much rcp track do you need to fill it up? how long does it normally take to set up & take down the track? thanks in advance

ScoobyPete
2012.10.15, 04:00 AM
pretty interesting... some questions… how much does it cost to rent the badminton court? also how much rcp track do you need to fill it up? how long does it normally take to set up & take down the track? thanks in advance

Cost of rental for the hall is a great deal for us, it's about £20 GBP an hour.
But that is a reduced rate. That's gives us the hall in the pic, and 2 side halls 1 for pits, 1 for tea coffee.

In the pic is 4 1/2 wide L's, a wide radius turn kit along with I think 30 expansion tiles (we still have another 1 and a half wide L's)

Setting up takes from an hour + (if we have a track design ready) if we are making it up as we go along then it takes a bit longer.

Putting away is again about an hour but that includes packing the track away into storage.

herman
2012.10.15, 06:33 AM
thanks for the info... a couple more questions...
how long do you rent the place out for? and what timing system do you use... :D

MXMRCR
2012.10.15, 07:45 AM
the addition of a bridge really lets you take a more dynamic approach to layouts, looks great!

yeh dude bridges really open up track designs and allow much more RCP on the floor space you have, we've been racing with a crossover for some months now using a bridge that i built....

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/optionboy/IMAG0250.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/optionboy/IMAG0251.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/optionboy/IMAG0252.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/optionboy/IMAG0253.jpg

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