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Old 01-02-2021, 07:49 AM
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Paper Scalextric Track

OK so maybe not a totally accurate title as the track its self isn’t made of paper, but the aim is to make as much of the layout as possibly out of paper. As we enter yet another lockdown with both my pub and BandB closed I thought it was time to get on with the ideas I had inspired by the cars of Keroliver Team AOC's Models and Air Dave Dave's Card Creations Home several years ago.
The idea is a temporary track with scenery set around 1960’s early 70’s using micro Scalextric track and running gear, using a scale of 1/50! An unusual scale but for my interests it suits the cars better.
If there is interest I’ll upload any models I create and add links to the ones I don't.

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Old 01-02-2021, 08:09 AM
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I have thought many times about creating a package of Track Accessories as paper model kits.

I think Frog and Airfix made Race Car buildings as plastic kits in the early 60s.
I owned AFX stuff myself in the 80s.
And of course, 1/32 slot cars are all the rage.

But then I found a few designers creating slot car accessories,
so I wasn't sure about a retail market.

And I couldn't decide on a scale...so I let the idea slide repeatedly.
I may pick up the idea once again sometime in the future.

It will be fun to see what you come up with.
But why 1/50?
Are you literally just creating the "Track"?
Or things that go on a "track layout"?
Have you considered HO scale?
Thats what AFX is supposed to be...
although I think AFX cars are much bigger than that...I think they are 1/64

If I do try to make track accessores in paper, I will use 1/64.
That way they can be enlarged to 1/32 by doubling.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:10 AM
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First up a quick improvement on the bridge based on an old Scalextric card bridge.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:17 AM
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I have thought many times about creating a package of Track Accessories as paper model kits.

I think Frog and Airfix made Race Car buildings as plastic kits in the early 60s.
I owned AFX stuff myself in the 80s.
And of course, 1/32 slot cars are all the rage.

But then I found a few designers creating slot car accessories,
so I wasn't sure about a retail market.

And I couldn't decide on a scale...so I let the idea slide repeatedly.
I may pick up the idea once again sometime in the future.

It will be fun to see what you come up with.
But why 1/50?
Are you literally just creating the "Track"?
Or things that go on a "track layout"?
Have you considered HO scale?
Thats what AFX is supposed to be...
although I think AFX cars are much bigger than that...I think they are 1/64

If I do try to make track accessores in paper, I will use 1/64.
That way they can be enlarged to 1/32 by doubling.
Hi Dave, I plan on doing everything from pits to barriers, signs to trackside vehicles. I am using 1/50 purely because my main interests are 60,s F1 and sports cars and motor bike side car outfits all of which are difficult to fit in 1/64. Everything I design should be easy to re scale to 1/64 for AFX, Tyco etc.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:20 AM
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Looks great!

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Old 01-02-2021, 11:13 AM
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We had an Atlas HO set in the early '60s. I drooled over the buildings and accessories I couldn’t afford so I made them from paper card, markers, and cutouts from car magazines. Your builds look great. You won’t regret taking this on. Can’t wait to see more.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:40 PM
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One thing I noticed, about some that I made for a track once, was that the cardstock had to be heavily backed or it would eventually be damaged badly (by cars flying off the track).
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:14 AM
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We had an Atlas HO set in the early '60s. I drooled over the buildings and accessories I couldnít afford so I made them from paper card, markers, and cutouts from car magazines. Your builds look great. You wonít regret taking this on. Canít wait to see more.
Jon
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:16 AM
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One thing I noticed, about some that I made for a track once, was that the cardstock had to be heavily backed or it would eventually be damaged badly (by cars flying off the track).
Yep, those in the firing line will either be backed by foam core or easily replaceable.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:50 AM
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Brings back happy memories as a kid racing slot cars in my friend's basement.
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