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My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

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15 hours ago, Tamiya_Cars_4_Life said:

Looks awesome! How'd you acquire the Tamiya sign? Great job with all of the landscaping. I think we might start building one too! Thanks for the inspiration! 

Cheers!

Homemade Tamiya sign

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5 hours ago, 78Triumph said:

Homemade Tamiya sign

Nice! The pictures look great and I can tell you put your heart into your work. :D Nicely done!

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I haven't updated this in awhile so I figured I would post some photos from over the summer.

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I love this thread soooo much! 

Makes this city boy want to move out to the country :)

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On 6/23/2018 at 12:51 PM, 78Triumph said:

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.  
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other side of the rally section that cuts between the double jumps and then merges back into the main track
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Early this spring roughing in the rally/scale technical section whatever you want to call it.
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this is what the infield trail section looked like a month ago
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The old Unimog creeping around
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My goal this year is to hide that eye sore of a propane tank.  I'm working on it.

Some humble beginnings!
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Homage to the legends
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Hope you enjoy!

when this covid thing is over you might find me camping in your garden and trying to find a plug socket for my charger.

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7 hours ago, 78Triumph said:

 

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That is just awesome.  Normally, I would say, that's an expensive shell!!  But it's just so well done. 

Are those pine cones or are they something else?  They look scale enough for a 1/10th human to step on!  

 

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Just amazing, take my money and let me have go on your track !! :D

my 6x6 beast is bored with our tiny backyard or city streets just like all the 1:1 G63 here in California never get to see dirt. 
 

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14 hours ago, Juggular said:

That is just awesome.  Normally, I would say, that's an expensive shell!!  But it's just so well done. 

Are those pine cones or are they something else?  They look scale enough for a 1/10th human to step on!  

 

Thanks! 

They're not pine cones, I think they're seed pods from a nearby maple tree.

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On 11/18/2020 at 11:20 PM, 78Triumph said:

I haven't updated this in awhile so I figured I would post some photos from over the summer.

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When I win Lotto and don't have to rent anymore I am totally doing this in my back yard.

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If I was your neighbor, I'd always be hanging out in your backyard. I'll take care of the griller, burgers and beers. ;)

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This thread was recommended to me as I started my own mini track this weekend.

Great inspiration and some really great driving! Having something in the back yard will give a space for me and my daughter to enjoy our rc cars together. 
 

If it looks half as good as yours in 2 years I will be over the moon! 
 

Cheers!

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