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Build journal : Cardboard mountain V2

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Deedose 8/25/22

To add a straight after the turn , I had to build massive supports fixed on my bookshelf : Then a bridge had to be built :


  • That's a well-designed bracket to integrate with your self. Great idea! — redlinederby
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Deedose 9/3/22

I changed the old timer cardboard box for a new, more solid one .Then, I installed for the first time the timer on the track .It works all the time ! The timer is FINALLY working correctly .

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Deedose 9/24/22

I widened the first turn .I remade this open-track portion with better borders , because cars used to fequently loose control because of them . The new borders are not yet positionned in this picture , they are around 2cm high .Lastly , I added borders to the top of the turn , so that the faster cars don't fly off it.

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Deedose 10/18/22

Nearing completion

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Deedose 10/18/22

I now consider the track finished :


  • What will you be surfacing this with? — AP3_Diecast
  • I have no idea — Deedose
  • elmers makes a wood glue that dries hard and is sandable, I'd use a mix of acrylic paint, glue, and a thinner down acrylic drywall compound, as you can sand it smooth — dr_dodge
  • make a tomato soup thick mix and paint thin layers, allow to dry good between coats, — dr_dodge
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Deedose 10/20/22

First video on this track :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM9lSJdNs8w


  • that looks great, corner seems real smooth. You have done some great work there! Is the video real time? — dr_dodge
  • No , it's slowed down to 50% — Deedose
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Deedose 11/6/22

Updated paint job :

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Deedose 11/6/22

I added custom scenery :

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Deedose 11/16/22

I made a small module to test and compare different wheels :


  • I have been thinking of making a seesaw with HW orange on it, and a bubble level to find the "minimum roll angle" (aka wheel friction) for testing the same thing — dr_dodge

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