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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 21:35

Here is something you probably thought you would never see again....

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Even with a slot car it's a bit daunting. :rolleyes:

The front row for tomorrow's race is Behra - Moss - Gonzales.

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 21:38

....................only an Englishman would do this...................

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 21:41

In what cars, Barry?

You do tend to omit important detail in these things. For instance, have any of the 16Ds been tweeked, are they running different final drive ratios, and for goodness sake, please tell us, what on earth are the clothespegs for?

#4 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 21:48

Ray asked...

what on earth are the clothespegs for?



Errrm - pegging out the washing........

Cars? Maserati 250.F V.12 - Mercedes Benz W.196 - Ferrari 555.

Final drive ratios are, co-incidentally, exactly the same in each case! 16.D's ?????

#5 Geoff E

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 22:05

Originally posted by Ray Bell
please tell us, what on earth are the clothespegs for?


Occasionally there is a shower in the pit area I suppose ;)

#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 22:18

Originally posted by Geoff E


Occasionally there is a shower in the pit area I suppose ;)


When you get to 1966 you'll have to move the washing line Barry :lol:

#7 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 22:23

Watch out for rain at Masta kink!

Jack

#8 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 22:24

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Errrm - pegging out the washing.....

.....Final drive ratios are, co-incidentally, exactly the same in each case! 16.Ds ?


In my slot car days, motors that size were referred to as 16Ds. Maybe they're not any more...

Glad to see there's a practical side to your backyard, Barry.

#9 John Fransson

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 22:38

I'll give you the number to a good shrink, you will be sane again :D :clap: :clap:

AWESOME work though :)

#10 stuartbrs

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:19

Barry, Ive been meaning to ask this for sometime.

Who do you race against? Is it with some mates or do you race yourself?

Ive been part of a slotcar club for about 10 years now, at the start of a season everyone is quite chummy, but towards the end, my god, you think the Australian Cricket team can sledge, turn up to the Kingston Slotcar club on a tuesday night and you`d have no idea that we were all actually friends!

#11 Magee

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:57

By the looks of it, it is a gaming track. The pegs are there either to display bets from the neighbours and/or hold race schedules and odds....

#12 WDH74

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 20:47

That's very impressive! I'd no idea slot car tracks could be even so closely modeled on the real thing. Wish I had a bigger backyard...
-William

#13 David Beard

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 21:28

What colour flag is waved to warn of an approaching strimmer?

#14 Keir

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 21:30

:lol: Great one Barry!!!

#15 David Beard

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 21:30

Originally posted by Jack-the-Lad
Watch out for rain at Masta kink!

Jack


Is a garden sprinkler used to accurately reproduce the dangerously varied wet/dry conditions around the circuit?

#16 MPea3

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 21:44

Originally posted by Ray Bell


In my slot car days, motors that size were referred to as 16Ds. Maybe they're not any more...

Glad to see there's a practical side to your backyard, Barry.


16Ds are still used. at our local track they use a sealed spec version called the "deathstar", a name possibly WAY too appropriate for the old Spa...

#17 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 21:56

WDH74 said:

I'd no idea slot car tracks could be even so closely modeled on the real thing.


The truth is, they can't - unless you make some very special pieces that enable you to replicate corners to within about 3 degrees of turn.

Rats, I KNEW I should have fitted a garden sprinkler!

#18 LittleChris

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 00:14

Barry,

You've had burglars, some body's nicked Malmedy !!!!

#19 Don Capps

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 01:54

Originally posted by Gary C
....................only an Englishman would do this...................


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

When I first saw this I was, well, speechless. Simply amazing..... My kind of guy. :up:

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#20 2F-001

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 07:40

Barry - if you moved the shed out of the way and trimmed back the foliage a little... could you squeeze the Nordschleife in next? (Without having to buy up the neighbours' gardens!)

#21 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 07:59

Have you checked with your 1/32 Bernie if you can run GP races on your reconstructed Spa - and have you paid him the dosh?

#22 2F-001

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:32

... as opposed to the 1/8th scale Bernie who runs the full-sized show... ;)

#23 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 12:30

If only his brain wasn't so big.

#24 _Hink

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 01:08

That is nuts.

And really really cool! WOW!

#25 Macca

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 10:54

Barry,

If you drill a couple of holes in the shed walls, you can have a proper Monaco tunnel! (But you'd better put a bowl of water by the chicane when Ascari's D50 is on the circuit)

Paul Mackness

#26 Martyj

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 14:03

Barry,

You're an....interesting guy.

#27 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 20:20

Sorry I'm late - I've been away!

The Nurburgring is already drawn up and given a few more days like last week, towards the end of August I will run it.

I have a Monaco tunnel already - here it is:

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#28 David Beard

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 20:28

Wouldn't the tunnel be better in garden?...cos it's going to be a bit messy when you replicate the Loews Hotel flood....

Another thought...can you reproduce Innes Ireland emerging from the tunnel without his car?

#29 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 21:25

Originally posted by David Beard
Wouldn't the tunnel be better in garden?...cos it's going to be a bit messy when you replicate the Loews Hotel flood....,


Doubting Thomas you are!

Everyone knows that it has to be inside... to duplicate the warmth of the Mediterranean summer near that heater in the background.

#30 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 22:20

:rotfl: A heater that may be in Oz, but in Wales, it's a box of screwdrivers!!!!!

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 22:47

Barry,
This is very, very cool!
:up: :up: :up:

#32 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 23:18

Originally posted by Barry Boor
:rotfl: A heater that may be in Oz, but in Wales, it's a box of screwdrivers!!!!!


And it had such a convincingly archaic look...

We only have those in the oldest country pubs. Screwdrivers we pack differently.

#33 Leif Snellman

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:53

It this what's called "Garden with private spa"? :lol:
Impressive! :up:

#34 Brun

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:13

That is SO cool :eek: :clap:

#35 Frank S

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 05:14

That is double-plus good.

These guys are good, but not—so to speak—on the same scale:
http://pelicanparkspeedway.com/


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#36 Martin Roessler

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 11:12

Ohh..the NÜrburgring :love: ...looking forward to that one....especially the Karussell and the Schwalbenschwanz.....what about Döttinger Höhe...do you have to ask your neighbour for a bit of extra space?
How are you going to do the difference in altitude? Seems to be a tricky project.....
cheers Marty

#37 Breadmaster

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 12:23

Barry - you are a legend - I am sooooo envious!

#38 Bentcam

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Posted 04 December 2003 - 14:53

It's beautiful! Quite an accomplishment. But the haybales at LaSource look a bit hard!! :)

#39 Racers Edge

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Posted 04 December 2003 - 16:19

Barry really something.... I'm with you: "Toys for us Big Boys"...

If you want to see someones obsession with 1/32 check out this page, and look at his test track...(press:**ABOUT US )


http://website.lineo...ls/MAXi_frm.htm

I'm sure you know this guy Barry...he has some great cars... :up: and the track is...WOW!!!