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Old 10-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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Default Spring 2018 Round Lake Beach Track Revival

Looking for volunteers to help revive the track this upcoming spring. Any help would be appreciated weather it's material or time. Post here for any comments or suggestions. Please keep this a team effort.
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In once the snow clears away. Biggest challenge will be sourcing material (dirt/clay) I think, from there its just $ and man power.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:09 PM
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Default Few pics to give people a idea of what we are dealing with








Here are a few pics of the track from today. I will bring a rc truck out there this weekend to make a video for the current layout cause it's hard to see in pics. And from there we can decide if we want complete rebuild or fix up what is there. Also I will take measurements and hopefully somebody can give a rough estimate on how much clay we need.

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to figure out how many Cubic Yards of dirt you will need is (Length x Width x Depth)/divided by 27.
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Wow, didn't realize its that far gone. Going to need a good amount of clay to build up jumps again. Any pics from what it "used" to look like?
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by FastGT94
Wow, didn't realize its that far gone. Going to need a good amount of clay to build up jumps again. Any pics from what it "used" to look like?
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This was in 2011
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:02 AM
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Going out there tomorrow morning (9-10) to take measurements and bash a little bit if anyone wants to meet up.
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Cant do tomorrow, but thx!
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So it's 166'50'. There is already a good clay surface on a lot of it. There is also already pvc pipes under ground for drainage. So maybe we just need a couple truck loads of clay for burms and jumps. Any ideas or plans would be appreciated.
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In spring, my buddy can reach out to contractors in to see if any will be hauling away loads of clay dirt who would be willing to dump them at the site rather than haul elsewhere, we'd probably just have to pay the driver then if that works out. Need the park district to tell us where we are allowed to drop off those truckloads though.

Secondly, can we see if the park district would be willing to post any "sponsored by" signage at the track? If so, we could reach out to the Home Depot which is right there to see if they will donate any corrugated pipe / a wheel barrel etc... for the project. They might be willing if they can put up a sign... just a thought.

Finally, to save on dirt, we could consider building up the jumps with scrap wood/trees first, then covering with the clay dirt. May help guard against future deterioration too.

All thoughts for spring. I think for now we are going about it right by planning out the how.
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This was advertised as a 1/8th track before. Will this be a 1/10 track now?
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my vote would be for it to be the size/layout as it once was for simplicity sake that way 1/8 or smaller would still be able to run

That's where we are looking for assistance from anyone who has put together a track before, frankly. I can haul dirt and dig holes but know nothing about laying out an RC track (required dimensions, jump height, burm height, turn angle, etc...)
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Plus 1 for simplicity. Didn't know there was a difference between 1/10 and 1/8 scale when it comes to tracks. We aren't looking to be ROAR certified or anything just want it to be better than the pics above. We could use any help but somebody with experience on building or maintaining would help us tremendously. Even if it's just advice.
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Just bumpin the thread and including a pic of my losi 5t last weekend at a different location.
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Going out there again this Saturday morning if any one wants to meet up.
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