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Scale Guardrails on Larry’s San Marino Road circuit

Some track builders have been asking about the guardrails on the San Marino raod course. Dave used the same method of building a stout yet realistic guardrail when he had to create a robust¬† 1/32 scale rail for the top of his high banked Monza turn on his own scale track.¬† See Legends International Raceway in the “Our Tracks” page and refer to pictures of his Monza turn for more examples. He replicated that effort on Larry’s track below.

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This steel Aramco guardrail is actually a silver painted length of 3/4" fluted wood molding available at most lumber yard and building centers.

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In this close up you can see the detail that Dave added with a simple lead pencil to imitate fastners at each 3/8" X 3/8" post. The posts are all set 4 1/2" apart with a verticle line representing individual rails 12 feet long. Also note the shading with graphite to weather the guard rail and accentuate the fluting.

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