Posts Tagged ‘Trackbuilder’s Track’

Scale Racing Scenery- Larry’s Track East side

April 15th, 2009 No comments

Track Builders,

Dave sent us progress pictures of his work on the East side of Larry’s track. I thought this would be a good way to illustrate how Dave uses scraps of foam insulating board as the foundation for scenic burms and hillsides adjacent to the track. Yes, it’s the same technique he uses for rock outcrippings but his final colors, and the texture he glues down on to the foam transforms it into a lusher rolling landscape.


As with all model scenic raceways, the final scenery must be coated with drops of a mixture of 50% water, 50% white glue mixed with a drop of dishwashing soap to help the mixture flow out. Large areas can have this mixture sprayed onto it. This coat of clear setting glue is allowed to dry overnight, then repeated two or three times to achieve the surface hardness necessary. tools-3

This hard scape technique keeps car crash impacts from breaking scenery or scraping scenic material onto the race track.



Trans-Am on Rick’s Vintage Mid Ohio

April 11th, 2009 2 comments

Rick sent us these great photos of his AC2Car powered track. They highlight some of his latest scenery up dates.

The cool Trans-Am cars in the foreground are resin body scratch built cars (RMS resins)with decals from(Slotcars4u) .

Rick writes, “Big thanks go to Dave Reinecke (RMS resins) and Tim Millward (Slotcars4u) for the super great service”

Note how the roadway on VMO Raceway “undulates”. (I love that word)

A layout routed of MDF gives a track builder the ability to create exciting changes in elevation.

Though Rick’s track is 1/2″ thick, now we are finding that 3/8″ thick MDF makes adding rises, dips and banking even easier.

Great to race on, and even better for realistic track scenery!