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Slot Rally Hill
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some great info here rally hub 
i assume the tile adhesive is used to not only give some surface texture , but also to remove the need to rebate for the braids ? 
if it is , then its a very simple solution 
which i will be looking into this summer 
Kev
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#32

Hi Kev,

Thank you for liking the info.
The tile adhesive fixes at one side the braids ( the opposite side of the slot). They are also flexibly attached to the track from below by the use of double-sided adhesive tape.
This method guarantees a fixed, but still flexible connection from the braids to the track.
In this way the slot can be made very simple by the jigsaw method (two saw blades soldered together to get that 3mm slot width).
Another advantage is the covering of the screws by the tile adhesive.
For this very curvy track I used MDF of only 4mm thickness, which is easier to bend into the right shape.

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Here are two more photos from the making of the intersection track surface:

       
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After a lick of grey wall paint, the track could be tested.
A polystyrene tunnel with associated sidewalks followed.
I used several colours of wall paint for the tunnel walls.

       

       
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#34

Marvelous track
Here are  mine
Hillclimb
   
   



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Under construction,works will continue in july as these tracks are iin our summer home


   

Dual purpose,it serves as a 2 lane track or a single lane special stage

   
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Work then began on the landscaping by covering the areas along the track with strips of cardboard and chicken wire.
This was followed by covering it with paper mache.
I used remnants of MDF board for the base plates of the cottage and the club room of the slot racing club, that will be positioned near the intersection.

       

       
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It took a few days for the paper mache to dry.
Thereafter a mixture of tile adhesive, sawdust and water followed.
Pure tile adhesive becomes rock hard after drying. The sawdust in the mixture makes it more flexible and prevents cracks in the landscape.
That sounds good, but too much sawdust in the mixture will result in the crumbling of the too-soft composition.
The ratio of the mixture is right if it spreads well and smoothly.
Here are a few photos of the process:

       

       
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You'll have noticed in the last photo by now that a cottage has been placed near the tunnel.
It is made of polystyrene plates, on which a layer of tile adhesive is spread. Thereafter the walls were finished with a damp sponge.
The door and window frames were cut from balsa wood. I used sandpaper glued on paper for the roof slates.
The rain gutters and downspouts are made of brass tubes. The brackets are made from paper, like the roof lead.
Some painting followed before the cottage was finished.

As you can see, it isn't that difficult to create you own buildings.
Maybe this topic will give you the inspiration to try it yourself.

Here are a few photos about the creating of the cottage:

       

       

The finished cottage:

       
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#38

These are freakin awesome  Thumbup

Life is like a box of Slot cars... Cool Drinkingcheers
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(22nd-Mar-24, 12:53 PM)rallyhub Wrote:  You'll have noticed that a cottage has been placed near the tunnel.
It is made of polystyrene plates

what about the gable end lean to and bridge stone work effect ?
how did you make that ? 
or is it purchased like that ?
Kev
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Hi Kev,


No, it was not purchased. The stone shape is scratched into it.
Thereafter several paint colours followed.

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