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Old 09-24-2016, 02:51 PM
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Well I've been out of RC for a bit and now that my son is older it's time to get back into things. So before I start dusting off the rigs and ordering batteries I figured I'd better build us a track. It's not a very large area, not sure of the actual size but it's big enough and behind the garage so I have free reign.


I started this project last year and have been working on it in my free time. I've finally gotten some real time to devote to it so I hope to finish it before winter, if winter is still a thing.

Here's the Area. I'm planning a small rally course, rock racing section, crawler area and a mud/swamp area for the trucks. The muddy areas will be drainage/retention areas for rain run off.





After quite a few hours of shovel work and pick axe work I had a clear layout.



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Old 09-24-2016, 02:53 PM
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I'm using debris to start the basic shapes of the hills, I want a Utah sort of look.








The retention pond will be where the scale mud course begins.

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Old 09-24-2016, 02:55 PM
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So I continued to build the hills up with debris and dirt left over from construction. I dug and redug drainage ditches, they will be great for mudding but are primarily for run off. There is 2 small retention areas to help with the run off, it's something you have to deal with when you don't live in a planned community. With leaves falling and weeds growing you can really see time passing in these photos.

































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Old 09-24-2016, 02:58 PM
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I ran out of left over dirt, so I had 10 tons delivered, we just had the driveway put in so the dirt will have to go in the street. I think you can tell the priority all this time has been in the front yard, but now it's time to really start working on the track and backyard.





Here is the latest addition, this was a sidewalk I installed and than changed my mind about, make sure you really want a sidewalk BEFORE installing it.





Some more added debris piles



After a lot of roundup



This is all my loose rock that will be added at the end.




After a whole lot of dirt moving. Keep in mind it's just me, a shovel, and a very tired lawn mower and trailer.









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Old 09-24-2016, 02:59 PM
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Time for some testing. It felt good to finally drive an rc again. I forgot how much I enjoy it.











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Alright back to work, I started doing some basic shaping and dug out around the hills. I also went back and dug out the areas between the hills, just making things more interesting.











The time has finally come, I have some portland and a trailer full of sand, let's pour......











This is two different pours, we have rain in the forecast so I can only pour what I can cover. Unfortunately the cement leaked into my gloves and I got cement burns on two fingers so it will be a few days before I can pour more.

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Old 09-24-2016, 03:07 PM
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This...
This is supper cool.

I fully understand the the work and efforts put into it.
Your doing it justice.... I'm going to be supper jealous I can already tell.

MORE PLEASE !
Great looking Truck too.
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This makes me feel like a total slacker. I need to get my trails re established in my woods. They grew up in the last year and I haven't had a mower I want to bounce through the trees in that time


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Nice to see you back at it!
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Hey Darth, sorry about the vanishing again, I hope it's the last time.


Well we still have rain in the forecast but tomorrow looks good and I have new gloves to protect from chemical burns, so I should get more poured tomorrow. I did do some shaping today, but I can only go as far as I can cover with plastic. PICs coming tomorrow.
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Sorry for the delay, my wife fell down a flight of stairs at work on wednesday, so we've been in and out of the doctors the last few days. All looks good, nothing broken that they can see, tweaked ankle and bruised tail bone and pride.

These pics were from tuesday... Started with some basic shaping and than more concrete.













Time for some testing.










A LOT more to go.






I just picked up 3 more bags of portland and another yard of sand.....
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WOW! What a major project! That's REALLY a crawler's dream!
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Sorry about not posting, been busy, the wife fell at work again but this time she hit her head on a metal pole, guess she went back to work too soon. So we had a crazy week with ER visits cat scans doctors work releases etc. The good news is she's fine, her ankle is still really sore and she has to be extra careful when she puts weight on it, but all in all shes good.


I did manage to pour two more rocks, which finishes off this section.











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Glad your wife is ok and life's drama is slowing down for you.
Thinking it's been a year for most people.
I know I'm ready to start a new one.

As for the progress on the course..Supper fantastic already.
Getting so jealous here.. But I'm also taking notes.
Looks to be a hoot to drive already.
Keep the progress coming..If your back will take it that is..lol.
Going to be neat no doubt.

EDIT: Got to ask..what does the neighbors think ?...ahaha.
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Man, that's outstanding work...and I mean work.

Hope your bride's feeling better.
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