So like many others it seems, I came accross 3D's youtube channel and before long couldn't believe how much I was enjoying watching it and how mesmerizing it was to watch, and how much entertainment it offered me. So I dug out my old boxes of HotWheels that my parents had finally dropped off at my house (to free up some room in theirs) And was amazed at the memories that came flooding back and how many of the cars I recognized and remembered playing with. So within a couple days I had picked up a big box of orange track and parts from a Marketplace ad, and had a Crash Racers track ordered up off eBay (shipping and exchange rate *ouch*) anyways I started thinking about where in my house I had some room, and how to make the track as long as possible without taking up too much room.... my house is small lol. The finished part of my basement is already a big putting green/rec room/golf club storage racks, other diecast stuff like Heavy Equipment, and my Star Wars toys ect ect. The other half of my basement is laundry room/weight room, so my spare bedroom upstairs was the winning location. All I really use that room for is storage and my treadmill is in there, So I was racking my brain about building a wooden structure to hold it and it hit me, I had all this old school track shelving and a bunch of the brackets, Bingo!
So I got to work on it this weekend, and Saturday night hit a couple local WalMarts and picked up a mess of new Hot Wheels lol. So heres where it stands now, I picked up the only "coroplast" pieces that I could find, these 20"x30" pieces from Micheals (craft/art supply store) and using 3D's method make up some of the sections of track that will fill in between sections where the Crash Racers straightaway sections wont make it. I think I'm gonna go the paper bag route and attempt to make the mountain side visual affect. My dad build a cool trainset a couple years ago but took it down, so hes got a bunch of various small scale buildings/trees/ decorations ect. Which I hope to try and get off him if I can get his interest a bit into my track. (he also enjoys watching 3D's channel, as well as some others) I'm still making my way through the other content creators in the Diecast space trying to learn what I can and gain inspiration for my track.
Anyways heres where we sit as of right now, think its going to be around 3 weeks til my Crash Racers set shows up.... so I've just grabbed some more large cardboard sections now from work to bring home later and finish off the structure. I will continue to update this thread as I work my way along and hopefully in the end have some fun and run some races! At least hopefully my little nephews will like it when they visit their uncle haha.
Cheers for the inspiration guys and any advice/suggestions!