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Old 11-21-2013, 01:16 PM
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Default Modellbahn Ott (Gilbertsville PA) Scaler course/racetrack

At Modellbahn Ott Hobbies in Gilbertsville, CTRC has been working on renovating the track area to accommodate the various aspects of the RC community.

Currently there is a scaler course under construction with bridges, trenches, hill climbs, and tunnels…basically, anything we can think of. The course is approx. 100x50 and is adjacent to the racing track. This area has been growing rapidly over the past few weeks thanks to some very dedicated workers! No course is ever really complete, but it is well on its way. Construction pics as shown:









The race course has already been re-graded and expanded, and the plans are to lay it out as much as possible since it is late in the season, let it “set” over the winter. It should be finished and ready for action sometime in the spring with the intention of weekly racing classes to begin next year. Updates will be posted as we progress.


Future plans may include a rally section and possible longer G6 style course if there is enough interest. Ott’s has embraced the scaler community and has now started stocking Axial, RC4WD, and some other scaler/crawler oriented items.

Everyone is welcome to check it out! If you plan to run, the store will be asking a small maintenance fee good for all day running which is strictly for track maintenance and up-keep.

Feel free to post any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them – thank you for looking!

http://www.modellbahnott.com/
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:28 AM
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Place is really coming along if you get a chance stop by and check it out...
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:18 AM
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damn, that place looks awesome!!!

need to figure out a way to get out there
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First nice day after christmas and the place was full, with a few on the race track too. would like to thank the guys who made the trip out to see it. More to come next year for sure.....
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Any big races planned for next year?
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Originally Posted by TTO1 Racr View Post
Any big races planned for next year?
We are the new kids on the block, we are waiting for the other track to post up there schedules. We still have some work to do to both areas, and we are adding a rally course next to the track due to demand for it and no courses around here. The plan is to race 1-2 a month to test the waters and hold special events through out the season. Check our facebook page Crawling Tough News' for daily updates and trailing pictures. Hope to see you out there.
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How much does it cost to run on the scaler course?
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How much does it cost to run on the scaler course?
I think they were charging five dollars for the day when they had the first dirt track running.
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Weather is breaking and I stopped down to look at everything. We are soaked to the bone at this point. The track drains well but everthing is saturaded. I will post up where we are and when we can start using both the course and track.

Bring those crawlers out.....
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Weather is breaking and I stopped down to look at everything. We are soaked to the bone at this point. The track drains well but everthing is saturaded. I will post up where we are and when we can start using both the course and track.

Bring those crawlers out.....
saturated = mudfest

i'm hoping to get out once everything starts getting nice.. my poor jeep needs a good running
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Is the dirt track still there, or is it gone?

Anyplans for an onroad track? Got hpi looking for places to have a race!!

See hpi challenge thread.....
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard View Post
Is the dirt track still there, or is it gone?

Anyplans for an onroad track? Got hpi looking for places to have a race!!

See hpi challenge thread.....
what hpi challenge thread?? I'd be curious to see what HPI has in mind.. I know someone who could be tempted into doing a challenge
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard View Post
Is the dirt track still there, or is it gone?

Anyplans for an onroad track? Got hpi looking for places to have a race!!

See hpi challenge thread.....
Off road track is there and was done over last November. No on road here and there is no room for one in the parking lot. We have had intrest in a 5th. scale off road track, but we need to see some numbers for that to take off.
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what hpi challenge thread?? I'd be curious to see what HPI has in mind.. I know someone who could be tempted into doing a challenge
I have a hobby shop who agreed to do the race but no place to host it. I wanted to keep it local like Montgomery county. I think there might be one in jersey. If you have any ideas PM me.
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Hey Pat any current picks of the crawler area? I'm sure its not perfect with the terrible winter weather. Can't wait to try it out some time in the near future.
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