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Old 11-23-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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This is a project I have started and restarted several times.* The goal was to build a utah'esque setting with an old mining town. The first time I started it was in 2017 and it was a major fail, I used really old portland cement and logs as a base.* I than decided to re-concrete it all in 2018, it was going great, than at the end of the year my oldest daughter had some serious eye problems. So for the last four years it's been doctor, test, doctor, but I'm glad to say, knock on wood, she's doing well, she's on immune suppressants but hopefully as she ages her immune system will settle down.

So now I'm ready to not only build the track but get back into RC's.

Well this is my tiny part of the world,* I have two sections, one is the barren area with the cement rocks and the other is the wooded part of our yard behind our fence.

I've added a few bridges but no buildings yet.* I've decided to resurface all the concrete rocks and make a more cohesive scale truck trail over them, so I'm waiting for cool dry weather, we finally got some cool weather down here but november and december tend to be a lot of rain, no good for concrete.








My sons Boston terrier passed away last summer so we got him a pup from the shelter, so I added a security fence to the track.* You can almost see her watching over by the wheelbarrow.






Once the fence went in my termite problem stopped.







So I've been working on the wooded area.* I have no real plans or theme, my oldest wants gnome fantasy land, she's 21 going on crazy.

I'm thinking interconnecting trails that lead to truck trial destinations.* Lots of wood structures, maybe a few concrete boulders.

We also ride our mountain bikes back here, it's very small and technical, but good exercise., So some of the structures are for the bikes.





It stays shady and wet back there so everything I build has to be able to survive the climate of a swamp.** I may add some buildings,
but I'm not sure how many because of the leaf litter.* Of course I first have to learn how to build scale buildings...

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That's freakin awesome. I want to come play in your yard for hours, days even.
And glad to hear your daughter is doing well.
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:16 AM   #3
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Ah yes, I remember watching your YT channel back when you were building this. Awesome rock work and layout! I also remember you talking about making trails thru the woods behind the fence.

Glad to hear your daughter is doing better and on the mend.

Looking forward to seeing more of what you have planned for the course.
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:33 AM   #4
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Even if it's unfinished, it looks awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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It feels good to see that there are other people out there in the world making giant crawler courses in their yards-- and that they also love bridges. I think I might be up to eight?
We get a couple more and we can start a support group.
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:54 AM   #6
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Welcome back! Glad to hear about your daughter!

Good to see the course getting some attention again, it's a very cool design.
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:13 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, yea family comes first.



Yea a Bridge support group, my wife would agree.


I got to do some driving and take some pics before the rain came in today.* This area is the first wood obstacle area I've built,
I plan to add more ground obstacles under the wood area.* I'm trying to keep it from just being bridges,
I want them to be almost impossible for my stock redcat.

I guess you can't embed videos, oh well I'll just use links otherwise there is pics.


This is a quick build montage of the wood obstacles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTklTrpwYjE&t=9s&ab_channel=RCGearheads




Our area is pretty flat so I'm digging holes to add variety to the terrain and of course building bridges.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuLQ...el=RCGearheads



I figure if a stock Redcat can do it, just about any scaler should be able to, as long as you aren't afraid to fall.















Taking the Yota out for some mudding.























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