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Subject: How to make your own Le Mans circuit - in 1/43!!!!! rss

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René Christensen
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Here's a link to a great site of a bunch of French people who makes 24 hours races!!!!
Look here to see how they made the famous circuit: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/steph-olivier/24h/24hcircuit/24h...
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Christopher
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WOW, these guys did some great work!wow
 
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Michael Hasenstab
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That's pretty sweet for sure. They say it's 1/87 scale though eh?
 
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René Christensen
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Ups, my mistake.
I was sure it was 1/43 but it does say 1/87.
But still very impressive!!
 
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Well, i LOVE IT!

I'm already making my own 3D structures at our scale!

Now all i have to do is build a train layout that's HO for you guys! or 1/87 if you want! I love this game so much...

I currently working on the Canadian Mosport circuit to be release later on in 2009...

This could be it...the Canadian Mosport HO circuit!

Rhaaaaaa gotta find 1/87 racing cars...any help?

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Peter Thur
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1/87 (H0) is the predominant scale for model railroads here in Germany. Don't know if that scale is as popular in the US or Canada, too.

There's an awesome amount of cars available in that scale - Le mans cars, GT cars, Touring cars, Sports cars, Formula 1. Quality and price may differ considerably, of course. But it's still possible to get a whole starting grid plus teamtrucks, pace car and fire brigade. laugh

Here are links to the first two shops I found by a quick search. I'm sure there' a lot more of them.

http://www.haertle.de/miniaturmodelle/modellautos/massstab/1...
http://www.shop.1zu87.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?page=_Sammel...

1/87 is approximately triple the size of Formula De - Still a manageable scale.
 
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Niels Kjær
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At triple scale, a 'normal' FD board would be about 2,7m x 1,8m.

I do not know how big a Le Mans track would become (depends on the designer), but I think it is beyond my definition of manageable

Disclaimer: I have played FD in 1:43 and hopefully will again, as long as I do not have to store the track.
 
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I was so impressed with what this group did that I borrowed their layout and redid it in illustrator for my own Fde Games, but to Fde scale. I never did get around to making all the 3d elements or elevations though.

I am going to do a Micro Machine scale layout of a this track one day.

[snippet from back in 08]

I have a completely recreated version of Circuit de Sarthe (the big brother to the Bugatti course in Le mans). I was/am adding track side graphics to it.I do all the work in Adobe Illustrator so it is crisp, clean, vector art.


Click here to see an enlarged image showing the details.

~Will
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