: (Vic) EMCC Eastern Model Car Club Land Update



mouse
04-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Hi All

Just wanted to let you know that we are still working with the council on getting land for a nitro 1/8 off road track on the east side of Melbourne.

Unfortunately one of the main bits of land that we have been working with the council for the last 12 to 18 months has now fallen through. :(:(:(

But all is not lost as we are still working with them on other land. I will try to keep you updated as to our progress.

Col.

mouse
05-06-2013, 11:05 PM
Watch this space.
:):):)

savagesam
05-06-2013, 11:06 PM
Im watching but nothing is happening Colin, yes I am a smart AR$?

equinox74
05-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Might I ask which suburb? And would electric 1/8ths be allowed?

Sandman77
06-06-2013, 12:18 AM
C'mon Col you can't just tease us like that. Just a bit of info would be fine.

RogerDaShrubber
06-06-2013, 12:26 AM
Watch this space.
:):):)

I been watching it for 2 hours, nothing has changed!

savagesam
06-06-2013, 03:00 AM
KNOX, there I gave you something, yes 1/8th ep buggy will be welcome

Sandman77
06-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Sweet close by. Give us a yell if you need any help with anything too:thumb:

mouse
06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
Sorry should of been a bit more info. Thanks Sam.

Won't say any more at this stage as we have been court out in the past letting people know we have somewhere for a track and then things falling through. Keep your fingers crossed.

Just wanted to let people know that we are still working with the council on trying to get some land for a track.

stefana
18-07-2013, 05:28 PM
Hi All,

This space has finally happened.
We have signed agreement with Knox Council on land.
Land is located next to Knox City Shopping Centre.
More details will be posted soon.

Thanks
Angelo

Sandman77
18-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Sweet, where abouts, off that back car park or?
Anyway I'm close by and happy to help if needed.

stefana
18-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Land is at Eastgate Court. Next to knox coucil depot.

Sandman77
18-07-2013, 06:04 PM
Ah cool, looking forward to further updates.

stefana
19-07-2013, 12:26 AM
FB page now set up
Eastern Model Car Club

ozziii
19-07-2013, 12:35 AM
Joined the FB page, I live miles away but another track is always a good thing, specially for 1/8 nitro, & I'll possibly be moving down to near Ballarat sometime soon so I might get a chance to come down there for a run.

savagesam
19-07-2013, 02:22 AM
32810
could like something like this in no time at all, drivers stand so that the sun is at your back always, remember the sunscreen
32818

ozziii
19-07-2013, 02:28 AM
I had a look at that place on google maps earlier, should be able to fit a decent size track on there by the look of it.

DamoSavage
19-07-2013, 02:51 AM
Just getting back into RC, perfect timing!!!!
Pretty close to my place too :D

stefana
23-07-2013, 05:22 PM
If anyone is interested we will at site this Saturday 10am marking out perimeter for track area. If you would like to meet the poeple behind this come along and say hi.
You will not be able to drive any type of vehicles on land until finilised with council and track built.
Land is located at end of Eastgate Court Wantirna. Reserve is on the right.
Directly behind Knox Shopping Centre.

Thanks
Angelo

Sandman77
23-07-2013, 06:14 PM
Cool I'll come down and say hello.

mouse
23-07-2013, 08:33 PM
Will be there, haven't seen enough of this bit of land yet

stefana
25-07-2013, 06:28 PM
A reminder we will be at land this Saturday at 10am. Likely to be finished marking area by 12pm.

Thanks

mouse
28-07-2013, 12:29 AM
Got the boundarys marked out today.
Was good to meet the guys that could come today, thanks for your help.
Col.

stefana
28-07-2013, 01:02 AM
Once we have details as to when we can start laying dirt to build track I'll post update.
Was good to meet people at land today.

RCNitroAddict
01-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Should be good to take a look when things progress.....just hope things go better than my previous experience with clubs!

mouse
01-08-2013, 10:09 PM
Looking foreword to getting the approval from the council so we can start building the track.

Sandman77
01-08-2013, 10:28 PM
Had the bobcat in yet Col?

mouse
01-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Not yet, need to get the soil sample and construction approval through the council and then we can get in to it.

efracer
02-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Keeping my eye on this thread

As I just started racing at MORRCC

2 clubs means more track time!!!

n1mx
02-08-2013, 12:43 PM
Does anyone know what happened to the RC track that was planned to be built in pakenham. This was on ozlargescale a couple of years back and never heRd anything after..

Cheers

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stefana
18-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Just an update for you all. We are waiting for the rain to go away before we can source some soil. It's been too wet for any major excavations and the soil has to come from an approve dig. We have a few companies lined up, ready and waiting. Unfortunately we just have to sit tight and wait patiently. Hopefully not for long.

TRiN
18-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Has there been any further progress?

RCNitroAddict
18-10-2013, 12:23 PM
Yeah would be cool to see another track start operating, since Geelong ditched 1/8 which leaves Sunshine as the only 1/8 nitro offroad venue

ozziii
18-10-2013, 03:08 PM
Castlemaine & Bendigo are within a couple of hours drive but more clubs/tracks is always a good thing.

RCNitroAddict
18-10-2013, 03:36 PM
Yeah I'd consider Bendigo and Castlemaine as I have family to stay with in Bendigo

mouse
18-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Hi Guys

Thanks for asking.

Sorry to say that we have had some unforeseen hold ups, but we are still working on getting the building works under way as soon as we can.
After doing so much work to get to this stage I am really itching to get cars onto a track.

Col.

efracer
18-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the update
I'm sure there are a few of us who will be hitting the track frequently :)

mouse
28-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Hi All

Just want to let you know that we are still working behind the scenes to get this track up and running. I cant believe the amount of paperwork, time and phone calls involved.

Does anyone have contact with businesses around the Knox area in general that can help with the free supply of clean clay and machinery as our contacts so far have not been able to help yet. We have had several times already where the clay they have is what we need but due to free dump sites being closer to there job site where not able to supply it to us.:(
Also fencing materials (pine poles, star pickets etc). I have a couple of quotes that are about to go to council to see for they can help with funding the fence.

If anyone does have contact details could you please PM them to me or post here.

We will get there.:)
Thanks
Col.

Sandman77
28-12-2013, 11:58 PM
Good to hear progress is still happening. Don't have any direct contacts re clay, but I'll see what I can find.

RCNitroAddict
06-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Castlemaine & Bendigo are within a couple of hours drive but more clubs/tracks is always a good thing.

There maybe another track popping up closer to you soon ;)

mouse
06-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Would that be a indoor electric track ?????

RCNitroAddict
06-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Nope another nitro track from what I'm hearing

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wobblygts
06-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Come on, spill them thar beans!

mouse
06-01-2014, 09:57 PM
Very interesting. Let us know what you can when you can.

RCNitroAddict
07-01-2014, 06:31 AM
All I know at this stage is there is a potential second track in the west of Melbourne being investigated

mouse
07-01-2014, 10:20 PM
All I know at this stage is there is a potential second track in the west of Melbourne being investigated

Hopefully when we get these tracks up and running the hobby will grow and get some more people buying from the LHS.

mouse
06-02-2014, 10:14 PM
We now have a supply of clay lined up, sample is in with council for testing. All the planing etc paperwork is also with the council. Now just wait for the approval on everything.

Sandman77
06-02-2014, 11:08 PM
Yay for progress. Just post up when you want some people to lend a hand Col

mouse
07-02-2014, 06:29 AM
Yay for progress. Just post up when you want some people to lend a hand Col

Will do, going to need help when we start the build stage. Can't wait to start building. :)

Just a reminder we are planing a basic race day/get together on the 23rd Feb.

stefana
07-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Fingers crossed we may have council response and approval on all part of the application to start building track within 2 weeks.
First part of process is all ok and approved. Now for the next department to approve plans to start building track.

Thanks

Hicompvn
07-02-2014, 06:48 PM
really, the council needs to test the clay....??? what for??? it's clay/dirt, comes from the ground, going back onto the ground... correct me if im wrong..!

mouse
07-02-2014, 09:32 PM
really, the council needs to test the clay....??? what for??? it's clay/dirt, comes from the ground, going back onto the ground... correct me if im wrong..!

They test to make sure that the clay is not from a contaminated site like an old petrol station or something like that.

wert
07-02-2014, 10:43 PM
yea. and lead (Pb 82) because our gramps used to love that stuff and it seems to like residing in the soils we currently excavate.

Hicompvn
08-02-2014, 11:13 AM
ahhh fair enough!!! red tape bull****!

RCNitroAddict
08-02-2014, 02:11 PM
I know we all hate the council red tape, but since the track is to be located on crown land, they will make you jump through hoops to cover themselves from any liability.

I think we'd all act in a similar manner when it comes to accountability and liability, it's a pity its such a long winded process with limited time and resources available

Before anyone jumps down my throat and has a go at me, I've seen similar processes done in other council's when I've worked for them (IT guy) and they generally get low priority due to it costing council instead of them making a wad of cash from rate payers

mouse
25-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Started marking out the track lay out and fence line with Sam, will finish it off on Tuesday.
Boy it feels great to see something happening.http://www.rctech.net/forum/classic_images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.rctech.net/forum/classic_images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.rctech.net/forum/classic_images/smilies/smile.gif
If the pics work out I will post them up.
Hope to have the clay starting to be delivered this week.

savagesam
25-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Well with all the behind the scenes stuff taken care of by Colin ( mouse28 ) the club now has a permanent land site, fencing approved, fence funding and clay approved to get the ball rolling, We have spent the last few days getting the track layout marked out on the site so that the clay can be delivered as close to possible to the positions of the jumps saving a lot of hard labour, the clay should start arriving this week, wahoo we are under way.


The current track design has a nice wide open style to assist all the novice guys to help them get experience with there nitro/electric 1/8th scale rc cars, as the club grows so can the track size and layout, we have made sure that there is also a good amount of space between each racing section as the site is open for public to use all year round once we get the fencing in place and the clay spread into jumps, table tops, berms and so on, so we will keep you posted when we are all systems go.

savagesam
25-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Well here is photos of the layout transferred onto the ground at the property via 18 cans of marking paint so that people can call past and have a look with there own eyes as to how the track will flow and so that the trucking guys know where to drop each load of clay at the property making our life a little bit easier, so dust of the shovel, rakes and wheel barrows as there will be working bees announced in the near future where as many hands will make much easier work of what needs to be done so we can all start enjoying the site.


1. The front straight and the pit entry




2. The first turn at the end of the straight and the pit exit




3. The first 180 degree turn which will have a cambered berm




4. The second 180 degree turn heading to the step up area




5. The drop off onto the back row and big jump




6. The 180 degree turn onto the rhythm jumps section



7. The 180 degree turn onto the jump over the table top and then turn onto the straight




8. The pit exit of the racing line to avoid obstruction of cars on the track






So this is where it is up to today, sorry I missed you all last Sunday but family matters kept me away from attending to meet all of you, cheers Savage Sam

savagesam
25-02-2014, 07:04 PM
Its been a long time coming but the EMCC crew have put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes, I hope that we get plenty of helpers to assist getting this club off the ground and into a very strong position so that the site can grow, drivers stand, on site power, toilet block, undercover pits, bigger faster track layout with lots of big jumps, piping and most of all a strong membership base for years to come, cheers

efracer
25-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Great news
Would love you see this track up and successful, as its heaps closer to home.
I'm happy to lend a small generator if you guys ever need one
Will help when ever possible too

Sandman77
25-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Fantastic to see progress on the track.

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mouse
25-02-2014, 10:11 PM
It feels great to actually see something happening.

RCNitroAddict
26-02-2014, 06:17 AM
It feels great to actually see something happening.

Of course it would be an awesome feeling after such a long battle to find a viable packet of available land :)

savagesam
18-04-2014, 01:44 AM
HELP NEEDED : Any one that plans on becoming a member of the club or just planning on using the track we need your help right now, the track layout is now completed, the surface has been scraped as smooth as it can be with the bobcat and now needs to be rolled and compacted, the drivers stand/mound is also ready as pictured, we are planning on getting the roller in next weekend but what we need right now is as many people to go down to the track over the Easter long weekend and during next week and take a bucket/container with you and collect any and as many rocks over a 10 cent piece size from the racing surface before we roll these small rocks into the surface.


We would like these rocks then placed on the concrete slab that is also pictured so that we can see what has been collected which will show how much interest there is in people wanting to use the track and property, these rocks will cause issues in the track surface if they get rolled into the final racing surface as they will pull out over time and the track surface will get rough so please spare a few hours to call past and help remove as much of this rock as possible over the next week before we plan on rolling the track, cheers Savage Sam and the guys at Eastern model Car Club.


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Sandman77
18-04-2014, 11:33 AM
I'll see if I can get down tomorrow morning.

savagesam
01-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Working Bee at Eastern Model Car Club track this Friday and Saturday at East Gate Court, Knox ( 1/8th & 1/10th scale nitro & ep ) the track layout is done, been rolled twice so its time to get the piping pegged down around the track layout before the safety fence goes up and then its open for traffic, would be good to see a few helpers down there over the next two days, cheers Savage Sam