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    • #26921
      Ken
      Moderator

      Basic plans have been drawn up by Art to make a 2-lane new track in my basement.

      Art was kind enough to take on the task of fitting a small track into a tiny basement.

      I don’t have a name for it yet. Maybe the KRZ Twister? Name suggestions are most welcome.

      The final dimensions will be on a 5′ foot by 10′ foot base.

      The closest rooms to the track are the washroom and kitchen. It should work out well to host races for small groups.

      Everything in life is time sensitive. I should have done this a few years ago. Thank you to Art for accepting the challenge.

       

    • #26939
      DB
      Member

      👍 Look forward to following your progress Ken.  Hope things are well with you and your loved ones.

       

    • #26940
      Luis Meza
      Member

      It looks great Ken, very nice design, Congratulations

    • #26987
      Ken
      Moderator

      Dave and Luis,

      I humbly thank you both for your kind thoughts.

      I look forward to adding it to the S32 list when it’s completed.  I will gladly post photos.

    • #27030
      f1nutz
      Member

      Crazy 88’s or Spaghetti Junction.

      Looks challenging Ken!

    • #27065
      Porsche911

      Great decision Ken!! Perhaps “Mille Manuel”?????

    • #27101
      Ken
      Moderator

      Interesting suggestions, gentlemen. Thank you very kindly.

      How about a combination of both ideas?  “Otto Pazzi” = Crazy eight(s)

      Single and multiple eights are apparently the same in Italian. Who knew?

    • #27223
      f1nutz
      Member

      Lol that would work.

      I was trying to play off a plane reference ‘lazy eight’ along with a car reference ‘delta 88’ as well as the obvious nested eights of the layout.

      I noticed that lazy eight is also a name the Infiniti sign so Infinity Raceway (also a real racetrack) or Infinity and Beyond raceway might work as well.

      Let me over think this…

      Bill

    • #27227
      Porsche911

      Hmmm, also looks like stylized and elongated “P”s and “Q”s, could be called “Mind your P’s and Q’s” Raceway. :>)

      Or more seriously,  “Autodromo Ocho Veloce”.

    • #27247
      Ken
      Moderator

      You guys are cracking me up. 🙂

      Infinity and Beyond Raceway… Hahaha! Very suitable with 2-eights on their side.

      I can’t seem to get through 4-syllable words anymore during chemo. Autodromo is a tad too long, even to spell.

      What does “Ocho” mean? Google translate says it’s an English word? I never used it in my life.

      Please keep the ideas coming. This is funny. 🙂

    • #27248
      Ken
      Moderator

      Google translate sucks!  Ocho is eight in Spanish. Oops.

      “Ocho Veloce” also sounds cool = Rapid Eight!

    • #27311
      Porsche911

      Happy to be bringing you some humour… I once was a cunning linguist!!

    • #27843
      Ken
      Moderator

      Progress. Things are moving along quickly.

      The track looks like it has very smooth flow for being compact. It looks a bit like a “Mini Ring”.

      “Otto Pazzi” seems to flow off the tongue easily enough.

    • #27917
      GI
      Member

      Hey Z28, since you were/are into RC planes how about your street name “Miramar” Motorsport Park?   A salute to the original Top Gun base.

    • #27924
      Ken
      Moderator

      Thank you very kindly for the suggestion, Gary.  It’s a very good one.  Now I’m torn between the choices.

      Further progress. The track is fully glued and connected. Elevation is next.

    • #27925
      GI
      Member

      Looking good Ken.  Bet you can’t wait to turn some laps with your KRZ chassis cars!

    • #27938
      Porsche911

      Another ‘Work of Art”! Looks great, and showing my age, in the words of Carly Simon:

      Anticipation, anticipation
      Is makin’ me late
      Is keepin’ me waitin

      :>)

       

    • #27960
      Luis Meza
      Member

      Wow, Ken, it is looking very nice, Congratulations

    • #28039
      JMSracer
      Moderator

      The layout looks fabulous!  .. a cross between the Ring and MVL.  Nice build Dart.

      It has maximized your space and should be a lot of fun to race on.  Look forward to seeing it completed and turning some laps.

      Zoom zoom

    • #28169
      JMSracer
      Moderator

      Some possible names

      Circuit de Miramar

      Corsa otto (Racing eight-Italian)

      East Side 88

      KZ 88

      … a combination of any of these

    • #28249
      Porsche911

      “LeManuel” :>)

    • #28281
      Ken
      Moderator

      Thank you for kind words, gentlemen. 🙂

      “East Side 88” also sounds very interesting.

      Further progress.

    • #28323
      racer68
      Member

      Looks great Ken, congratulations!

    • #28324
      Luis Meza
      Member

      Excellent looking track, it is great that the sharpest turns are to be run up hill. I also like the Le Mans style Start of the race.

      Looking forward doing some laps soon.

    • #28337
      Porsche911

      Looking great! Perhaps “Schnell Acht”, or Schnell Achtring, might fit the bill…, Regardless, will be great! Are you planning on any period theme? If so, I may have some sponsors/markers you’re welcome to have for guardrails, etc.

    • #28539
      Ken
      Moderator

      Thanks million, fellas!

      Drew.  I have not yet thought about a period theme. But I’ll likely be swayed by whatever crosses my path. Sponsors and markers are most welcome! Thank you!

    • #28849
      JohnnySlots
      Member

      Looking good Ken. Love the layout and love the wheeled base it’s built on. Looks very sturdy. Wonder if Art can re-do my base? Nice pit area too. Are you planning to run it in one direction only? If so, right to left by the pits? As for a name …. I’ll try to follow up with something later.

    • #28881
      Ken
      Moderator

      Hi John,

      Art can probably add wheels to your base. I had the base there for the old plastic Scalex track. It was an easy switch.

      I bought the Track Mate driver stations that have the reverse switch built into them. Going the other way will sure add another dimention to a race night.

    • #28902
      MiA
      Member

      Lots of fun in a small space with none of those pesky long straightaways to get in the road of the corners!!

    • #28985
      Ken
      Moderator

      Thanks Micheal,

      Someone once told me the races are won or lost in the corners. There seems to be lots of opportunities to pass on this course. It looks like fun for sure.

      It’s safe to say that slow class cars with 14k to 18k motors will be the main focus of this track.

      1) Sportscar

      2) Hot Rod

      3) All the GP classes

      4) Trams Am

      5) Boulevard Cruisers

      6) Classic Stock Car

      7) Nascar

      8) Classic LeMans

    • #29044
      Ken
      Moderator

      It was a productive day at the Infinity Motorsport Park. The day began with the copper tape treatment. It’s quite an art form.

      Then came the wiring… and a few @#$%! choice words along the way. The simple ways to DL the freeware programs are gone. You need to jump a few extra hoops to find your way these days. It all worked out in the end with a nice runnng track. Both lanes respond well.

      I already lost one car to the floor because the barriers are not up yet. Patience, grasshopper… Yes master Poe.

    • #29303
      MiA
      Member

      Spectacular!! And now for the details!!

    • #29318
      Ken
      Moderator

      The wiring has been cleaned up.

      The laptop has a sliding drawer.

      Driver’s stations are completed.

      Most of the barrier supports are in. The blocks sitting on top of the track should be the last to be installed.

    • #29407
      f1nutz
      Member

      Looking great so far Ken! Bet you can’t wait to do some running on it!

    • #29417
      Ken
      Moderator

      You know it, Bill!

      I feel like a kid just before Christmas. 🙂

      Art was over today and attacked the outside borders. It’s looking more complete all the time.

      My turn to play catch-up and paint the all details.

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Ken. Reason: Typo
    • #29508
      Luis Meza
      Member

      Wow Ken, that is coming along very nice, I am working on some cars now and I hope they get to stamp their rubber on your track, Congratulations

    • #29930
      Ken
      Moderator

      Thank you, Luis. You’re always welcome to spin a few laps.

      The borders are painted. A little more work to the overpass and inner loop and cars can safely race.

      Track decor will take some time.

    • #30113
      Ken
      Moderator

      The track is ready to host races. All the outside borders are buttoned up and painted. Timing system works great.

      What’s left?

      1) Inside details (grass, checker cork, etc.)

      2) Double row of hay bails to line the outside of the inner loop

      3) Cloth skirt to hide the base

      4) Garage face for pit row

      5) Cover infrared flood lamp with “finish line” art work/cover

      I still need to move the work bench into the next room or marshals may have a problem. I also need to make room for bread boxes filled with cars, and pizza eaters. It’s slowly getting there.

    • #30150
      Ken
      Moderator

      I would like to thank my friends that prayed for, and supported me through a few recent tough weeks (tough year actually). I’m finally back home and on the mend.

      The grassy areas were filled in before I left for a week.

      Plus we have 140 bales of hay, and many stacks of tires. A gaggle of orange hazard cones as well.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by Art.
      • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Ken. Reason: Typo
    • #30153
      f1nutz
      Member

      Glad to hear you’re on the mend Ken.

      Hope you have a quick recovery.

      Track is looking great!

    • #30154
      Luis Meza
      Member

      My Dear Friend, I wish you a prompt recovery.

       

      The track is looking great, Congratulations

    • #30155
      Porsche911
      Member

      Molto benne paisan, The “Mille Manuel”, “LeManuel” or whatever fine moniker you choose to name this track, is looking great! ANd, like all, wishing you the best health. A “gaggle of cones” is good, geese, not so much… :>) I believe I can contribute to conification, and also have a lot of tires you’re welcome to have should you need them; also additional signage should you require…. Happy to see the monitor up and operative. Stay well!

    • #30177
      JohnnySlots
      Member

      Ken, glad to hear you’re back at home and on the road to recovery. Look forward to progress reports on the track, and your health. The track looks great.

    • #30204
      Ken
      Moderator

      Bill, Luis, Drew, and John,

      I humbly thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

      I thought they were kidding when they said 6 to 8-weeks recovery. Apparently not.

      Art is an amazing track builder. He’s done most of the work so far. I was more of a general helper.

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