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Old 04-28-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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i searched numerous times and couldnt find anything on it.. sooo Lets see those homemade courses! some might get new ideas for theres or who knows?? i know i cant be the only one that built one..

Ill have pics of mine tomorrow when theres more light!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:19 PM   #2
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Try this
home courses or rock gardens
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Here is my indoor "testing" course










It is about 1/4 of the size I would like, but I have a Friend living in the basement, so for the time being this is all i get.

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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thanks guess i couldnt find that one...
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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Here is my indoor "testing" course










It is about 1/4 of the size I would like, but I have a Friend living in the basement, so for the time being this is all i get.

that one looks great!! it looks like it would be amazing with a micro.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #6
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here is mine with some action shots..
this is the best one of my course.. its nice cause when i get bored with it just move some rocks and its a totally new course.




i plan on making a "trail" course hopefully this weekend.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:59 PM   #7
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here is mine with some action shots..
this is the best one of my course.. its nice cause when i get bored with it just move some rocks and its a totally new course.

i plan on making a "trail" course hopefully this weekend.

Okay your course officially kicks a..!

Looks fun, good job!
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:07 PM   #8
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Okay your course officially kicks a..!

Looks fun, good job!

Thanks!! Im wanting to do like a mini comp here in like a month when i get it completely done..(Im making a totally new one for 1/8 1/10 and 1/18 scales..) but im keeping this one too.. lol
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:13 AM   #9
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heres an old how-to i did a while back.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:21 PM   #10
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heres an old how-to i did a while back.
your track has amazing details! I would of gave up on something that detailed.. I dont know if i missed it or what but how long did that take you?
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:16 AM   #11
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that one looks great!! it looks like it would be amazing with a micro.
hey was just wondering what you put over the chicken wire? is it some kind of plaster? when i get my mrc im going to have to twist the folks arm to let me make one of these bad boys and put it some where in side
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:03 AM   #12
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If you where referring to my setup, Its called nap (same material that bags of potatoes used to come in). And then I put quickcrete over that. I did 2 coats of the concrete, 120lbs worth. It is strong enough to walk on.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #13
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Thanks!! Im wanting to do like a mini comp here in like a month when i get it completely done..(Im making a totally new one for 1/8 1/10 and 1/18 scales..) but im keeping this one too.. lol

Sorry but I think I am going to self invite myself to your house to crawl!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:13 AM   #14
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Sorry but I think I am going to self invite myself to your house to crawl!

anybody is more then welcome to come by.. I started working on the much larger course this week.. hope to get it done by this weekend...
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:06 AM   #15
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my rooftop course, it never stays the same for long though!






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Old 05-12-2010, 11:04 PM   #16
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The new track. I drove what is there so far today with my MRC and it was actually very technical. Alot more thinking then the other track. lol

I will have some more pics as it progresses. So far it has trails, suspenesion bridge, logs, rock, and im designing the water feature for it. I am still keeping my other course too!! this one is gunna be mainly for my WK scaler.


keep in mind there is still more that im gunna do to the other side of the rock section and the whole log setion is cut out it is prolly 5*7 section of LOGS!! i will try to get better pics tomorro.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:17 PM   #17
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Where do you guys get your rocks? Are you buying them from a landscaping place, or just picking them up from the side of the road somewhere or something? There is a place about an hour from here where they made a big road cut through some limestone and there are constant falls. About once a year they come through with dump trucks and just scoop it all up and take it away. The rocks range in size from tiny to 1.5' x 3', about 4" thick. They are some healthy rocks.
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Where do you guys get your rocks? Are you buying them from a landscaping place, or just picking them up from the side of the road somewhere or something? There is a place about an hour from here where they made a big road cut through some limestone and there are constant falls. About once a year they come through with dump trucks and just scoop it all up and take it away. The rocks range in size from tiny to 1.5' x 3', about 4" thick. They are some healthy rocks.
well ive heard of people going to construction sites and asking for some and they just give them to them. but where i live(wrightwood)its in the mountains and there is more rock then anyone could ever need! Every where i turn theres more rocks and more Trials. but i chose to make this so i didnt have to leave my house..
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:35 AM   #19
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Where do you guys get your rocks? Are you buying them from a landscaping place, or just picking them up from the side of the road somewhere or something? There is a place about an hour from here where they made a big road cut through some limestone and there are constant falls. About once a year they come through with dump trucks and just scoop it all up and take it away. The rocks range in size from tiny to 1.5' x 3', about 4" thick. They are some healthy rocks.

There is a wash full of rocks about 5 miles from my house, I filled up the back of my truck with em and took them home. I also found a bunch of broken concrete that someone had dumped on the side of the road and i loaded up some of that as well.
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Broken bits of concrete are abundant in the cities and suburbs, especially around newer housing developments; concrete makes a great hidden base layer for building elevation without using "good rocks." Many contractors leave/dump lots of crap and it's amazing what can be found (concrete chunks to plywood to plexiglass, in my experiences). Just be wary of any "pillaging" laws you may have locally (and make sure what you're taking IS junk just in case Mr. L.E.O. asks you some questions). It's that time of year, too - wear gloves and watch for snakes and spiders.

After you have enough concrete take that trip to the hills and load up on the rocks! It's common sense, but again, be wary of laws and your location. Just because there are rocks on the side of the road doesn't necessarily mean you can take them. Sometimes the easiest rocks to take are there for specific purposes (rip rap for erosion, rocks for private landscaping, etc) and it may not go over well if a Land Owner came up on you and their rocks!

As mentioned, don't be afraid to ask. You may also watch the news paper ad's or Craig's List - there may be folks within the city that have concrete/rocks that they want to give away just to get it off their property. Heck, since CL is free you could place a Wanted Ad if you get desperate.
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