a digital slotcar scene in 1/32 scale
The idea to this project began in 2009. Take your old Carrera Evolution track parts and pimp it up with the new digital technology and build a nice slotcar scene on a small board of 4,5 x 1 meter.
After a lot of planing time on the pc and over 200 hours of building the track was finished: "the green hell II" in 1/32 scale.
Filled with a lot of plants, trees, gadgets, special construction vehicles, farming and forestry vehicles, quads and commercial vehicles this slotcar scene is a lot of fun ... The track is hard to drive due to many curves and bridges and chicanes.
Take this site for inspiration building your own track. I hope you have fun watching this site.
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All photos taken with a SONY Alpha 6000 with standard lens 16-55mm and processed with Adobe© Lightroom. All photos copyright ©2017 j.koch
Building the Track
Bridges and Flags
Using a track planer software like autorennbahnpaner.de makes it easy to plan your layout.
you can experiment with lanes and layouts and your maximum size of the diorama in your room.
5x 1/3 straight
2x 1/4 straight
1x lane change section left
1x lane change section right
1x cross lane change
1x lane change curve
2x pit stop lane change
2x pit stop lane straight
1x LAP counter
13x curve 1/60° 13
3x curve 1/30° 3
15x curve 2/30° 15
2x curve 3/30° 2
1x extra power wire
The installation of LED Lights makes fun to race in the dark. Real night feeling guarabteed ;-)
total there a 20 headlights installed on the track. Each headlight has 2 to 4 LED light mounted in an aluminium profile, powered by a 12 volt ac adapter.
all parts of the LED light are available in electronic stores and in DIY stores.
The dimensuins of the diorama are 4.5 to 1.85 meters. It is build of plywood boards from the DIY store. They where screwed together and added with 6 piers with rollers to move the board easily.
For noise cancellation I used a felt mat and fitted it on the board.
The track was build as planned before. Bridges and gradients are build with wood plates as you can see on the photos.
Before building your diorama it is recommended to test your track, the curves and the gradients.
Terrain building ...
The guardrails are build of special aluminium profiles from the DIY store.
The Flags are build from aluminium profiles and the flag itself was printed on 120g photo paper and pasted together. Very simple!
The banner bridges are also bild of special aluminium profiles ...
Actual mods, builds, new cars and vehicles
Every few months (or years ;-)) I find some time to realize some new ideas or improve the track. Also some new racing cars or vehicles will find the way to the track ... ;-)
New: LED Track Lights
New car: Mercedes Benz SLS GT
New vehicle: Pistenbully
New: Palm trees in scale 1/32