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Scenic Hay Bales

April 29th, 2009 No comments

Hay bales were used to protect drivers on road courses from the early days of racing up to the early 70′s.  Adding hay bales to your road course can give it a  remarkably vintage look. Dave added some to Larry’s layout to  transform the streets of San Marino into a temporary street racing circuit. You can see more used on  Dave’s own track  on the “Our tracks” page.  His Legends International Raceway replicates the temporary annual racing held at Lemans in the early 70′s.

Thomas wrote in asking…  Hello Jimmy, I was wondering how did you make those hay bales on your track?

These  2.5″ x 1.25″ x 1″ wired straw bundles are sold under the brand name of Straw Weavers at arts and craft stores like Micheal’s. They are found in the artificial dry flower area. They come in larger sizes but though the smallest is just a bit oversize for 1/32, it’s close enough to add instant detail to the run off areas of any layout requiring that vintage look.

Heading into the down hill straight

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