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Old 02-13-2017, 01:27 PM
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FINALLY!!! An Update.The boy brought home the flu so we were all down for 2 weeks, gotta love public schools.

I've been pouring quite a bit of concrete, but most of it was just drainage areas and walkways. But last week I got to the last of the boulders and this weekend I sprayed some paint. I used to different colors, one as a base and a darker one for shadows than went back and did a wash of the base over all of them to soften the shadows. I'm really happy with how well the color matches the surrounding dirt.

I also painted the brides a nice grey, got sick of waiting for natural age.


A cool front is coming tomorrow with rain so after that I can start adding the smaller real rocks and digging out the mud holes.
































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Old 02-14-2017, 04:47 AM
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Your making feel 20 yrs younger as I want to come play in your sand box..
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Such and enjoyable thread watching the course progress right along.
Quite the under taking.

Watching with huge eye's here.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:32 PM
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Your making feel 20 yrs younger as I want to come play in your sand box..
LOL.
Such and enjoyable thread watching the course progress right along.
Quite the under taking.

Watching with huge eye's here.

Thanks, I feel younger every time my kids are out there playing, let me just point out my girls aren't really into trucks, but they love climbing all over the rocks or just sitting out there and reading a book. Now the boy, oh crap, one day he's driving the truck, next he's a mountain climber, than he's a soldier with his nerf guns. So for those trying to sale it to the wifey, push playground area, not rc truck course.



Well we got a little rain today, man can't wait till I get everything out of storage and get the trucks rewaterproofed, lots of deep water action.

This is actually several hours after it had drained off, it fills really fast the side and back of the house drain to it and the entire garage, 60 feet of roof drains to it.








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Old 02-14-2017, 01:39 PM
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Oh man, this one outclasses the old one tenfold. Absolutely stunning work as always!
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:41 AM
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Oh man, this one outclasses the old one tenfold. Absolutely stunning work as always!
Thanks Daniel, I can't wait to really start driving on it.




The water finally soaked in so it's time for some digging. I had to remove about an inch or two of the top mud, it was mostly from run off while building the boulders. I also dug out some pits that will end up being the water traps.

I used the excess dirt to bury the boulder edges that were still exposed. I also piled up the dirt for one more small rock that I will video the making of and post online as soon as the weather clears up, don't expect much I'm no professional youtuber.














After that I started installing some of the smaller rocks in the ditch, I have a variety of rocks I've collected from different locations. I also have some left over moss rock from past landscape projects.












I'm gonna make a few more of the rock slide areas, I'm keeping these small rocks loose so the leaves can be removed easily in the fall. Basically I cut small stairs into the sides and than just toss the rocks on the stairs. In the fall I can pick the rocks up clean the leaves and toss em back down.









I still have a few more moss rocks to install and scatter about, than it will be on to other details.

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This is progressing very nicely. You're going to end up with a masterpiece of a course (damn near there now).
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:17 PM
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Thanks, so far so good.


Installed the rest of the moss rock, haven't decided if I'll order some more moss rock, I may drive it a while and see if more is needed. Now it's time to start plant shopping and working on the finer details.


























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I added some plants and some sticks and small logs. Instead of pics I made a short video, sorry for the shake, for some reason the camera reset all my options to default.


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Here's a quick video showing how I make the rocks, hopefully one day I can get some help and make a more informative and better video, but till then this will have to do.

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WHOA I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted. Well anyways after our family spring break I took a break from the track to put up a new fence. It's about 350' of fencing but it's done and before it gets brutal hot. Now I can get back to the detail work on the track.

I just finished cleaning up all the old fence and debris so here is some new pics of the track, I think the rocks are ageing nicely.

This is really beginning to look like an old river bed.








The wind blew over a stack of 2x6's not too much damage.




I have no idea why the wood is staining the rock like this but I really like it.






This is a shot from where I want to put the driver stand.

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Looks like an awesome playground


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Great track ! Are the bridges fixed to the rocks in some way?
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Awsome job !!
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Finally another update, spring is such a busy time.

Well not much done on the track itself but I did manage to get the time to build a new spot overlooking the track, the kids call it a tree house I call it a Driver Stand.




















I've gotta get another yard of sand monday, I have couple rocks that got damaged while building the fence and I have to fix the drain so the track doesn't flood.
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Looks to me like the drivers' stand can pull double duty: Tree house and ...

Really nice work, too.
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