78Triumph

My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

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On 4/11/2019 at 6:46 PM, Raman36 said:

I’m just seeing this for the first time! Outstanding! You’re wife must be incredibly understanding :D

umm btw what your address? Can I come over please pretty please 

My wife is totally cool with it, she knows it makes me happy.  If you're willing to travel 2/3 across the country from Nevada to NJ you're more than welcome to come over!  :)

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8 hours ago, DrewZ said:

It's always motivating, visiting this thread!

Thanks mate!  Appreciate it!

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Some more changes happening.  I decided to re-route some of the rally sections and terrace the hill a little more to prevent washouts and provide more spots for crawling sections.  The rally course will wrap and wind around a little more.  Hard to describe but you'll see it progress. 

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rally section will be re-routed into the grass area in this photo:

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More dwarf trees will live in this area with rocks and a terraced path for the trail section.

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stay tuned!  :)

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Still gathering up more rocks!

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Scored a couple of monsters today!  These were too big for my VW so I borrowed my fathers truck to move them.

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Got the big whiter colored rock (my guess is it's granite, but I could be wrong) into place and transplanted some moss around it to get it started.

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Stay tuned...!

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On 4/14/2019 at 6:44 AM, 78Triumph said:

Finally got the Land Rover today and messed around.  I'm liking the different lines and options for trails.  Now I want to keep expanding! 

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Beautiful pictures. The Rover, the background, the terrain, all look so real. Good job!!! :)

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Wow Great Scale Landscaping! Love that you have a rally track also... All nice rigs as well!

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.  

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Things are really greening up!  I love this time of year!

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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!

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1 hour ago, RCvet said:

Please add a garden train to complete this utopia.  

LOL!  I've been watching tons of garden railway videos on Youtube lately.   It's soooo tempting! 

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On 4/24/2019 at 6:31 PM, RCvet said:

Give in to the temptation!  

It's really tempting, but my wallet disagrees with me.  :D

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One more step closer to hiding the propane tank!  Three foot dwarf Alberta Spruce half off at Lowes today.  Take that propane tank!!

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I agree that this area requiring a railroad..

Must transport the building materials in scale and style !

 

Could also use the tank.. box it up, make a scale building out of it :)

 

Like.. a garage.. or.. a water tank for the soon-to-come railroad.

 

 

Way back had a backyard track to 

https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=14886&id=1546

No longer exists .. the bunny's ( Flap and Stinkie ) roam there now.

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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.

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On 4/24/2019 at 4:16 PM, 78Triumph said:

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Seeing how great it's all turning out...

Am I the only one who's envying dirt here?  

 

 

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I really enjoy this threat and the news you post about your RC playground. The track and it's detailing is getting better with every step.

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2 hours ago, Aerobert said:

I really enjoy this threat and the news you post about your RC playground. The track and it's detailing is getting better with every step.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

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Still tinkering away on the cabin structure.

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I decided I need to make a miniature gnome home/fairy house to include for my daughter so I came up with this.

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I've also been working on this section that will wind back up and meet the rally section.  I'm using small pine logs that have already been weathered to look like fallen trees across the trail.

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Land Rovering

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Thanks for viewing!  Stay tuned!

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I see those mud flaps and can't help but think when we will see a "L and R Over Deaf Ender' clone.

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I would love to drive my CC01 there! Beautiful garden track and it's even getting nicer with all the added details.

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9 hours ago, Nicadraus said:

I would love to drive my CC01 there! Beautiful garden track and it's even getting nicer with all the added details.

I'd love to have others over to drive their trucks!  Anyone is welcome! 

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1 hour ago, 78Triumph said:

I'd love to have others over to drive their trucks!  Anyone is welcome! 

Sweet!  Now all I need is to get myself a crawler (as I open up a second browser window to shop), learn to drive it, and drive to NJ.

What part of NJ are you in?  I grew up in Monmouth County.

 

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