78Triumph

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    Audi A4 STW is going to be re-released

    should of put it on an XV-01 chassis.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Awesome! "We just had a run in with these disgusting people, the Frattellis, maybe you've heard of them." Goonies never say die!
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    6s battery in a lunchbox

    That rpm is mind boggling!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Rented a cabin this past weekend in the Catskills in NY and the side of the house ran a small stream that was perfect for rc trail trucks! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Untitled by Joe, on Flickrwww.flickr.com/photos/97947619@N00/]Joe[/url], on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    My wife suprised me with this for my birthday. Pretty stoked! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
  6. I figured I'd post a little over view of what I've been doing in my yard ever since I bought a Frog re-re a year and a half ago and got addicted to all this RC stuff again. What can I say, it makes me feel like a kid again! This is my backyard rc area. The track consists of a couple of jumps, banked turns, and is mainly dirt, but the upper section under the trees is a mix of thin grass and moss and dirt. There's also short section that breaks off the main track and snakes through the double jumps, then ties back into the main track and that's for driving my Tamiya Rally car so I can bypass the big jumps. I'm going to make some scale looking guard rail or posts for that section sooner or later to make it look more real. I started to utilize one of the larger areas of track "infield" for a trail/crawler section. So far I've got a functional drainage pipe at the dry creek bed head, which snakes down the hill. I put a bridge over the two sides of the creek bed and planted some small dwarf spruces, some juniper, and other plants. I'm adding stuff and changing things here and there all the time. I love maintaining this area almost as much as I like racing my cars and driving my truck around on it. It's a lot of upkeep but I don't mind. This is the newest area that I'm adding on to and adding a tight hairpin turn. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr other side of the rally section that cuts between the double jumps and then merges back into the main track Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Early this spring roughing in the rally/scale technical section whatever you want to call it. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr this is what the infield trail section looked like a month ago Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr The old Unimog creeping around Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr My goal this year is to hide that eye sore of a propane tank. I'm working on it. Some humble beginnings! IMG_4764 by Joe, on Flickr IMG_4600 by Joe, on Flickr IMG_4599 by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Homage to the legends Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Hope you enjoy!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Finally got a little bit of time to actually drive around! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Lot's of wildlife in the area! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Good times!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Started working on a building that I'm thinking I'll make to look like an old mining cabin. It's been raining a lot so this is a good garage project. Just using short brad nails and wood glue for the frame with some 3/8ths poplar. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I got these Land Rover mud flaps and installed them on my Defender. I'm happy with them. I'd like to get a set for the front too now. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I hear you on the utility aspect, plus the all wheel drive will be nice in the snow. I love my GTI, I'd like to talk my wife into getting an Alltrack so I can have the best of both worlds Enjoy the new ride!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I've been seeing a lot of them on the road lately, I really like them. From one VW guy to another, congrats!
  13. Probably my Beetle. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
  14. Nicole Kidman was in BMX Bandits, and yep, Lori Laughlin was in Rad. I can't believe you had a Lucero Madrid! John Lucero is my favorite skater of all time! I still skate, not nearly as much as I used to, but I've got a parking block in my driveway I mess around on still.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Mounted the canoe on top of my Defender and went for a drive. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    Why are you still using Facebook?

    Same here! Left it almost three years ago and never looked back!
  17. Looking forward to seeing this painted up!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    One more step closer to hiding the propane tank! Three foot dwarf Alberta Spruce half off at Lowes today. Take that propane tank!! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I keep expecting to see the last of the V8 interceptors with Max behind the wheel come ripping down that open road after you! Great shots!!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I started re-arranging all the junk in my garage to get better organized. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
  21. Agree with you on the grainy texture 3d printed parts have being a turn off. I know you can "smooth" them with acetone vapor, but in my experience even that leaves a bit to be desired in the finish department. IMO it takes a lot of work to get a 3d printed part smooth enough to be acceptable appearance wise.
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    It's really tempting, but my wallet disagrees with me.
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    LOL! I've been watching tons of garden railway videos on Youtube lately. It's soooo tempting!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Thanks! I started making a mix of peat moss and really course sand to spread over the layout and let fill in the cracks and gaps between some of the rocks. I like the look of it too. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Things are really greening up! I love this time of year! by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Plenty more to come. I'm re-routing a small section of the rally stage so I'll be working on that soon too. It's so nice not to be trapped inside anymore from the winter!
  25. I'm 100 percent with you on the Facebook thing. I quit that garbage over two years ago and haven't looked back!