Today I´d like to show you the „Arnsbergring“, the two-lane-Carrera-track of my friend Thomas Menke. The 11,2m / 37ft long track cannot hide its role model: its the Nürburgring. The track is decorated in an -in my opinion- admirable model railroad manner and it leaves me amazed every time I have the chance to race on it. Like the West Wood Circuit it is one venue of three for the „Vintage 32 days“, a small racing series, dedicated to scratchbuilt formula racing cars from the 60´s to the 70´s using PP- and Dave-Jones-bodies and PP-formula-chassis.
Here it is:
Let´s have a look from the right to the left side:
These pictures are from our last race event, where the PP-Formula cars were accompanied by races with Scaley-F1 and 50´s sports- and racecars:
I hope I didn´t mute you to much by so many pictures….
thank you for your kind comments! I think, Thomas will be very pleased to hear this.
David, the buildings are quite mixed: the Grandstand ist Carrera (as far as I know), the camera tower is completely scratch, the little newspaper hut was a resin kit from Slot-stop.de, the great press tower and the pitlane buildings are made of cardboard, you can find the download at Carrera-for-Fun (klick on "Gebäude & Deko" at the right bar. The subfolders are opening slowly. Like me, Thomas is a cardboard-fan.. The gaspumps are completely scratch (and lighted!)... Thomas is a crazy perfectionist :-). For example: the red-suited mechanic in the left box in the pitlane is welding! (flickering blue light), and did you notice the gullys built in the surface of the road? It´s incredible. Every time we visit this track, there are more nice details.
Taffy Please forward my compliments to your friend Thomas on his excellent track. I really like the number of spectators he has - it must have taken ages to paint and prepare but I think these details transform a model track to a new level. Nice photos - great detail!