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ashleyb4
10-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Still more work to be done. But progressing well. Astroturf requires joining.

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tyreman
10-11-2013, 07:55 PM
What are we looking at Ash just a line of code?

ashleyb4
10-11-2013, 08:00 PM
This is what you get from trying to upload them straight from your phone. Give me a minute.

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ashleyb4
10-11-2013, 08:03 PM
Sorted!

Mikey-D
10-11-2013, 09:04 PM
The track is looking great, looking foward to racing on it for the 1st time.

We've still got lots more to do, but it's really starting to take shape.

A big thank you to everyone who helped this weekend.

danmurphy
11-11-2013, 07:03 AM
Looking good so far guys! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:

tyreman
11-11-2013, 11:49 AM
Looks good

ashleyb4
02-02-2014, 08:20 PM
http://i57.tinypic.com/15xthxt.jpg

tyreman
03-02-2014, 05:23 PM
I was in the warehouse that overlooks the track above the rostrum and it looked like you had removed the post from the middle of the track?

I also jokingly asked steelrol if they would cut the trees down as it stops the sun getting onto the track:woot:

Mikey-D
03-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Yeah that's right, the post has now gone, well actually it's been moved to the outside edge by the car parking area.

We have also asked them to cut the damn trees, but little joy as yet. We have cut a lot of overhanging branches but really they need 20ft off the top.

Jamie B4
03-02-2014, 10:35 PM
When will the track be complete and when are you going outside

Mikey-D
03-02-2014, 11:22 PM
Well the plan is to be outside early in April, although that depends on track progress over the next month. Ash has another track work day planned for the end of February.

The next stage is to get more stone laid over the existing straight, finish building the supporting walls for the bomb hole + new table top and then get on with laying more astro.

Jamie B4
24-02-2014, 10:22 AM
Mike/Ash,

Speaking to Nick on weekend about how the new track is taking place. He said there is a lot to do and depends on weather. If you require any help etc then let me know cos can do a saturday or sunday.

Just need to know when so can ok it will the boss

Also congrats to Mike

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Mikey-D
25-02-2014, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the offer of help Jamie, the next weekend is likely to be the 8th & 9th of March, we do really do need as much help as possible to ensure that we are ready for the upcoming outdoor season.

I've tried Attaching photos of the progress which the guys have made this weekend, if these have not worked then check out our Facebook page. Oswestry rcc.

Mikey-D
02-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Great progress again today, the bomb hole supporting walls are now finished, apart from 1 extra layer of blocks. The footings are now in for the new table top supporting wall.

Our next work weekend will be 15/16 march, to finish laying stone and preparing the surface for laying astro on the 16th.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mikey-D
03-03-2014, 02:07 PM
More photos of this weekends work.

Mikey-D
07-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Ash has been doing some great work upgrading our flood lights ready for the new outdoor season.

The next work evening will be Wednesday 12th, then the final push on the weekend of the 15/16th, any help would be great.

Mikey-D
15-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Great progress today, Another 7rolls of astro laid. A big thanks to everyone who helped. Same time tomorrow.

We will announce the date of our first meeting on the new track in the next few days.

s_j_owens
16-03-2014, 05:04 PM
It looks amazing :woot: It was looking good on thursday night. However now the astro is laid it's almost unrecognisable!

Bring on the summer :D

Mikey-D
16-03-2014, 06:31 PM
I agree, can't wait for us to be in a position to race, the first meeting on the new track is likely to be the 3rd or 10th of April and all depends on progress in the next couple of weeks.

1 new table top built today, and 6 more rolls of astro laid. Unfortunately we broke the fence when a lifting strap failed.

But on a positive we've tried running a couple of cars on the track today and the track is going to be really flowing with some great new jumps, dips and changes in elevation.

ashleyb4
17-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Yea its looking brilliant there are lots of pictures on our facebook group which you can view through our website.

http://www.oswestryrcc.com

Ash

Mikey-D
19-03-2014, 11:10 AM
A few of us are doing some more work on the outdoor track this evening, if anybody is available for a couple of hours we would welcome the extra hands.

Lots still to do, jobs include groundwork for the final rolls of astro, cutting and joining the astro, painting walls and track markers etc.

Thanks
Mike

ashleyb4
22-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Next work weekend is 29th and 30th March. Saturday and Sunday from 10 oclock both days. We need as much help as we can, should be our final weekend and we will be almost done.

Ash

neiloliver
22-03-2014, 05:56 PM
MIke and I went to the track this morning and completed some more of the jointing - using the angle grinder. There are still some more joins to do (rain stopped play).

We have a LOT of old asto cutoffs left that we think we can use to build up another feature. Not much to do now to make it raceable

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Mikey-D
23-03-2014, 09:57 AM
So we've decided that our first meeting on our fantastic new multi surface track will be Thursday 10th April if we get enough support on our final full work weekend, which is planned for 29/30 March.

We will open the venue up at 18:30, for open practice and aim to start racing by 19:30, our venue is fully floodlit, these floodlights have also been upgraded to use modern high intensity lighting units, which gives us great racing until we've finished the finals.

We always aim for 3 round and a final but it will depend on numbers. The photos really don't do the track justice, I will however add more photos over the next few days.

Thanks
Mike

Jamie B4
24-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Mike/Ash,

Are you only doing work on the weekends as this is a bit tricky, or are you doing some work on thursday night aswell cos might be able to offer some help if you need it

Jamie

Mikey-D
25-03-2014, 06:37 AM
Hi Jamie, we have been doing some work on Thursday nights, normally we would just be cutting / joining astro etc.

Here's a photo of the progress to date.

Thanks
Mike

Mikey-D
26-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Neil has kindly informed me that I haven't attached the photo.

Mikey-D
30-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Another long weekend working on the track, thanks to those who helped. Unfortunately we had problems with the jcb so couldn't lay the final rolls of astro this weekend.

Get your bookings in for our opening evening on Thursday 10th April, just so we have an indication of numbers.

Thanks
Mike

Mikey-D
30-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Photos of this weekends progress

Mikey-D
30-03-2014, 05:55 PM
More photos

Mikey-D
30-03-2014, 05:58 PM
And one more, sorry I can't seem to attach multiple photos

ashleyb4
30-03-2014, 06:38 PM
As mike has said above unfortunately the starter motor failed on the JCB Saturday morning so we where unable to move the remaining astro out of the way to finish off the last few meters of track. I've been assured the JCB will be fixed tomorrow so we are going to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday night from 6.30 to get it finished. We need all the help we can so if you are free please come on down. It's looking fantastic I can't wait to race on it.

Ash

ashleyb4
30-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Here is a small video of mike driving around and him getting the bomb hole very wrong.

http://youtu.be/ozndaVsUxVM

Ash

Mikey-D
04-04-2014, 03:22 PM
So last night we got the final rolls of astro in position, we are planning on joining these final rolls, and laying the track on Monday and Wednesday evening. Before our first club night next Thursday on the new track.

Mikey-D
04-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Another photo

Mikey-D
09-04-2014, 10:18 PM
So we've made great progress this week, I can confirm the track is now ready for our opening meeting tomorrow evening. We're expecting a really good turn out. All welcome, 5 members, 6 non members.

danmurphy
09-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Looks amazing Mike! See you tomorrow :-)

s_j_owens
10-04-2014, 05:58 AM
The track looks so much bigger now you have moved the straight. I can't wait to race on it now :D

Northy
10-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Good job guys :thumbsup:

Mikey-D
10-04-2014, 09:44 AM
There are loads more photos on our Facebook page. It should be a great evenings racing, see you guys later.

https://www.facebook.com/OswestryRadioCarClub?ref=stream#!/OswestryRadioCarClub

neiloliver
11-04-2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks to the 30+ drivers who came to Oswestry last night for our first club meeting on the new track. :thumbsup:

Gary29
02-01-2015, 12:12 PM
Is free practice available at all just to get a feel for the surface? Or is it all locked up when meetings are not on?

I've done a fair bit of racing 1/10 on road but fancy a go at 1/10 off road and need to get some mileage under my belt on astro so I don't completely embarass myself come race day.

Mikey-D
02-01-2015, 07:06 PM
Hi Gary,
The track is set within the ex army camp in park hall, and unfortunately it is locked up normally. We do however race every Thursday evening from approx 6pm. We are currently racing indoors on carpet with a number of jumps, a table top and a wall of death.

Feel free to join us on a Thursday for some practice.

Thanks
Mike

Gary29
06-01-2015, 02:52 PM
Hi Gary,
The track is set within the ex army camp in park hall, and unfortunately it is locked up normally. We do however race every Thursday evening from approx 6pm. We are currently racing indoors on carpet with a number of jumps, a table top and a wall of death.

Feel free to join us on a Thursday for some practice.

Thanks
Mike

Thanks for the info Mike, I'll probably call in next Thurs to break some nice new parts ;)

olied
09-01-2015, 02:41 PM
There was some cracking racing last night!!!

danmurphy
09-01-2015, 03:39 PM
There was some cracking racing last night!!!

And some wacky races! :woot:

olied
09-01-2015, 04:05 PM
And some wacky races! :woot:

Hahahaha!! whent he other racer says 'I had to go through you...' you kind of get a the gist of what the race was like! #rubbinsracin

Gary29
26-01-2015, 11:07 AM
What's the deal with power? Do we need a leisure battery etc or are there power points indoors?

Also, are lipo sacks mandatory? I've not got one yet but I will pick one up next time I order something for peace of mind.

danmurphy
26-01-2015, 11:56 AM
What's the deal with power? Do we need a leisure battery etc or are there power points indoors?

Also, are lipo sacks mandatory? I've not got one yet but I will pick one up next time I order something for peace of mind.

There are mains points available. If you need a lipo sack, I have a spare one I want to get rid of. I'll be there this thursday night :thumbsup: