Race Track Module

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by upguy, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    0
    One member of our modular group made this race track. I think it is worth sharing. I hope that I got the correct files. :D

    Attached Files:

  2. Nscalemodeler

    Nscalemodeler Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's pretty cool. The first time I have heard of someone modeling a racetrack. Looks Terrific!!!
  3. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    In my teenage years my modeling was focused on my HO racetrack layout, 4'x16' with Aurora cars. The local Slot Car shop also ran an HO race series which got my attention and my interest in trains lagged though my scenery skills progressed. (Besides, the girls thought the cars were cooler than trains.)

    It's good to see those stock cars still mixing it up on that dirt track module. Someone did a nice job.

    Wayne
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is pretty awesome. Great Work :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. belg

    belg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2001
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Upguy I love the idea, but come on built some reality into the scene will you when was the last time Terry Labonte led a race?:)
  6. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Terry's not leading the race...he's being lapped! :D
  7. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great looking race track!
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great looking race track , but I say Terry is leading. :thumb:





    It could happen! ;)

    Mike 5 24 28 9 and 8 fan
  9. belg

    belg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2001
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well it would be a nice thought if he was leading but in 500 laps tonite I did not hear his name once and he finished 18 th.
  10. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know belg , :cry: I used to like you but i'm starting to wonder why???? ;) ;) ;) ;)

    Mike
    PS How about Jeff though???
  11. belg

    belg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2001
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fifer he gets great equipment and seems to finish well most of the time but he needs to stop whinning and do his job!!! Dale(wife's favorite go figure) finished well and his car was banged in on three sides. My boy Tony did not get it done last nite. Sorry for the off topic comments but we are talking about a race track right? :) :thumb:
  12. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    0
    A point:

    This is a Dirt Track.

    I'm sure Labonte is plenty good enough to win against the level of competition you'd find at a dirt track :) :)
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    NASCAR it ain't but the guys have to start somewhere. A great point of interest. Now where would we find some dirt track cars.
  14. 2slim

    2slim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    go-kart Shaygetz modeled this go-kart which might pass as a N-Scale dirt track car.


    2slim
  15. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Time for an update on the race and the module... I think I may have blogged the process of updating this module on Trainboard, but I'll post a couple of pictures here for the record.

    After I purchased this module (and all the rest of the modules that make up the Oregon Western Lines modular layout), I made a few changes that I thought would improve on another modeler's good idea. I tried to make the mountain in the background look more convincing and blend in better with the adjacent modules. I did this by cutting its height in half and placing the two parts side by side.

    Attached Files:

  16. Trainiac77

    Trainiac77 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very cool. Is the race track animated? Looks great! I think that's the first one I've seen in N Scale.
  17. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a static display...nothing moves but the train. Couple more pictures I took today. The models on this module are all 1:144 scale, so they are a bit large for N scale. However, placing them all together on the same module keeps them from looking too big.

    Attached Files:

  18. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    175
    What an interesting use of the unique space allowed by the corner module. it fits just right.


    Bill Nelson