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Old 28-07-2011
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Default Suggestions for possible track work

Right, if anyone has any ideas they want to suggest for possible work and/or jumps, sections or anything else we can do to the Marley track over the indoor season to make our Club into the best around then put them on here.

1, Fill in the centre of the big double until about 5" above the current grass level. This will take the savageness out of the jump but still leave the chance to do it in 1. It will give us the abillity to use the centre section as a low table top if we want to.

2, Astro the area between the large and small doubles to eliminate the rough area between them to enable cars to get enough of a run up to clear the large double.

3, Astro the run up to the small double as to smooth out the approach as above.

4, Add another paved section somewhere, as mentioned before, I have some good heavy flags we can use

5, Investigate back area to assess how to smooth it out, eg shallow rotovation and re seed or astro it

6, Extend rostrum and more storage, Possible single storage area for mower as getting it out of the current box is a bit of a hassle with everything else in there.
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We've said about a banked corner onto the small double before, I think that idea is worth investigating again.
Like Jim said, something permanent that can't be burnt or knocked down
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I think it would be brilliant if you could add a 6 rhythm section in.
It would make for brilliant racing as you could choose to do a safe double, double, double or be brave and go for a triple, triple
I will be happy to come down and lend an hand with anything.
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Hello Lee. Whats a 6 rhythm?
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Eyup mate.
I don't really know how to explain this but I think the easiest way to explain it is 6 small succesive jumps one after the other (no way the size of your double/triple).
I've been searching the good old google but can't find a picture to show you! lol
I will have a word with my mate Tim as this is the best section of his track (IMO) and see if he doesn't mind me showing you a picture of his.
Tim's is more a 1/8th track so is a lovely big flowing track but it would give you the perfect example of what I mean
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I see, it,s a serise of yumps. I think we could put a line of low flowing smooth jumps somewhere on the track. We'll see what feedback we get back.
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Jamie wants a great dirty bomb hole after this weekend. All astro'd up
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Jamie wants a great dirty bomb hole after this weekend. All astro'd up

Well trevs got one of those, not sure he would want astro on it though?.... Oh sorry, BOMB hole!
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I bet Trev'd love his hole covered in astro - low maintenance isn't it? And doesn't wear with everything running over it...
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Well I have some feedback/ideas/suggestions if anyone wants them?

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Yes please.
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You lot leave my Bomb hole out of it and stop dreaming about it Stu!!
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Who should I talk to?

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Just post em up!
That's what this thread is for
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Well I have some feedback/ideas/suggestions if anyone wants them?

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Are they more people need to turn up to make the club viable?


Post them up we'll discuss vote ignore or set in motion all ideas welcome


Or speak to James or any of the other commitee memb's
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PM me if you want Graham
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I appreciate this is an old thread, but if it's still open for debate I have some input.
Got talking to my dad about the problem of the grass rutting up - he's a draftsman/ structural engineer - and he mentioned grasscrete.

I have no idea if it's either suitable of affordable but it might be worth considering. It's used industrially for super high wear grass areas to stop the soil moving and provide strength - often for grass car parks.
This is the kind of thing - clicky

To me it sounds ideal, but there are some drawbacks. Mostly fitting the stuff as it has to go under the grass and then be seeded on top - can't just lay the turf back down. And then I don't know where we'd put it as the track layout changes. It'd be eye wateringly expensive to do the whole place, but perhaps some key areas might be worth a thought - like if we're always having the beginning of the straight in one or two places?
And lastly I have no idea what it's like to race on, dunno if anyone has even used it in a r/c track before?

Anyway what do you think? Worth investigating further?
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although i agree there are several track issues, and some of them being the features we have are perminent and so the same ground gets used time and time and time and time and time and time again, i think the real issue is nobody comes racing and this is what needs addressing the track will evolve as more people race, there is no track if no one races! we have 5 commitee members but struggle to raise 6 people to race ????? even when other clubs arn't running we still struggle for numbers there must be a reason why nobody favours marley is it just because were not established?


I know everyone sometimes has something to do at somepoint and can't always make it, but really? 6!
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I think the real issue is nobody comes racing and this is what needs addressing, there is no track if no one races!
That's the nail on the head right there! Its massively frustrating for me too.

To be fair though it has been the holiday season recently. So we have missed Trev, Thomas and Stu. (only 3 people I know)

Tristan is working on a poster for Otley modelsport.

I have a spare mad rat all set up and ready to go for any new people that don't have a car.

As everyone says, we have a fantastic venue in an ideal setting. The rent is ridiculously cheap and we can do what we want down there, track and feature wise. Shame to loose that
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