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Does anyone know of any tracks being operated as a commercial venture around the country? With a peramanent track (maybe indoors) that people can roll up to and drive on at any time (for a fee) have races at etc etc
 

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Ryper hobbies is in the process of setting up tracks at thier hobby shop here in WA. the plan is to get a offroad, onroad track up and running. at they haee a indoor mini track nearing completion.
 

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OK


so maybe its not that commonly done thing... i guess there isnt big enough call for such a facility to make it financially viable, specially here in Slowbart... hmm





But my idea is for a rc track that also has other things, maybe some hypersimulators and stuff like that.


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We have "Melbourne Track & Hobby" in Hoppers Crossing, a suburb about 20km west of CBD.


Its got a hobby shop in a big ex warehouse, with half the shed being a indoor track at the back. Outside used to be 1/2 offroad and 1/2 onroad but recently they've paved over the whole lot to be a onroad track to suit 1/8ths.


The indoor track is quite technical & narrow and its lined with PVC pipe, so its quite damaging on impacts.



Went to visit it today, looks good but the new track is still quite narrow.
The lanes are lined with concrete kerbs...!



(yes yes yes, there is an LHS onsite. Would be good if they stocked stuff worth buying though... I walked out emptyhanded - very rare. Had to go down the road to Ray's Outdoor for retail therapy.)
 

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We have "Melbourne Track & Hobby" in Hoppers Crossing, a suburb about 20km west of CBD.


Its got a hobby shop in a big ex warehouse, with half the shed being a indoor track at the back. Outside used to be 1/2 offroad and 1/2 onroad but recently they've paved over the whole lot to be a onroad track to suit 1/8ths.


The indoor track is quite technical & narrow and its lined with PVC pipe, so its quite damaging on impacts.



Went to visit it today, looks good but the new track is still quite narrow.
The lanes are lined with concrete kerbs...!



(yes yes yes, there is an LHS onsite. Would be good if they stocked stuff worth buying though... I walked out emptyhanded - very rare. Had to go down the road to Ray's Outdoor for retail therapy.)

That sounds interesting Zoomer... is it worth the drive from Olinda to have a look? What's the off-road track like?
 

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Skidd. I also HAVE to use(that is use due to products they dont stock-ie: mini t(they say when i brought)-"Oh yeah we have heaps of spare parts) 4 weeks later and still no fone call, i ended up demanding an explanation an made them take the part off their demo car.) long story. They dont have their DIRT track anymore
. But the out door track looks fun AND dangerous.


As fer a trip from olinda.....nah man wasteing the juice!! stick with Mr Hobbyman in dandy
see Davin or Gino, they'll sort u out
(top blokes){Hi if they read this}--do i get a freebie!? ANYWAY!





conclusion tomy post is just that Hoppers Dont have theirDIRT track no more, they got an large outdoor rc, indoor rc, large slotcar track, and mini t track outside.-which looks the most fun inho.-but thats just me...





DOH!-broke my pullstart! went to start for first time in 2-3 weeks an it fired...died. i pulled....(the pullstarter)...n..it broke


Anybody got a pullstarter for a s25 4 sale!??or rotostart? i got a reverse mod an servo.....hint hint... sure could work somethin out! lmao.


hey if i get a roto-start....eleci/batt. drill can b used with low torque setting??
 

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sounds just like what i am thinking of but with a track that damages ur car (good for sales of spares in the shop though i guess
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The proprietor of the joint spent a couple 100 Gs doing it... plus he's a tradie in that line of work too (concreting & tarmac prep) with his own machinery, so all that $$is 'cost' only.



Easily $500k if you start something decent from a greenfields site.
 

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The proprietor of the joint spent a couple 100 Gs doing it... plus he's a tradie in that line of work too (concreting & tarmac prep) with his own machinery, so all that $$is 'cost' only.



Easily $500k if you start something decent from a greenfields site.

Man that's scarey!! I guess if you go the sealed optionfor the road cars then it gets expensive. I'd imagine it would be cheaper to push some dirt around with a bobcat and make a course for the savages.
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Offroad isn't all that much difference... you still gotta put in the ag pipes for proper drainage, bring in a dozen loads of aggregate & topfilland find a way pf packing down the dirt so it don't fly away with the next wind (old days used to coat the dirt with diesel+sump oil, not sureif EPAallows it today).Just getting the council permits etc would cost a fair few pennies too. Thereafter there's the regular maintenance of grooming, repacking, repairing landslides etc.


Yeah, we're talking a racetrack which stands up to regular usage. It can't collapse halfway thru the race and have varying conditions through the day.





You Savage ppl just need a construction site...
 

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Skidd said:
zoomer said:
The proprietor of the joint spent a couple 100 Gs doing it... plus he's a tradie in that line of work too (concreting & tarmac prep) with his own machinery, so all that $$is 'cost' only.



Easily $500k if you start something decent from a greenfields site.

Man that's scarey!! I guess if you go the sealed optionfor the road cars then it gets expensive. I'd imagine it would be cheaper to push some dirt around with a bobcat and make a course for the savages.




Almost as scary as your 1:1 truck!
 

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Or talk to the local bmx bandits... they normally know of some good spots



There aint much that they can jump that a savy cant



Anybody tried Diamond Creek Trails? i recall riding there "in the day" on the pushie, an trippin at these 8ft jumps...and these guys are doin 360's over em!Wicked. lol.


Diamo jumps are just off the train line... between eltham and Diamond Creek station.


Cars can (kinda) enter off alendale road... where the train crossing is... u'll see



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I havent looked at Diamo jumps in years. The were big then so if they HUGE now it aint my fault u broke ya truck ok!
 

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Morphy said:
Skidd said:
zoomer said:
The proprietor of the joint spent a couple 100 Gs doing it... plus he's a tradie in that line of work too (concreting & tarmac prep) with his own machinery, so all that $$is 'cost' only.



Easily $500k if you start something decent from a greenfields site.

Man that's scarey!! I guess if you go the sealed optionfor the road cars then it gets expensive. I'd imagine it would be cheaper to push some dirt around with a bobcat and make a course for the savages.




Almost as scary as your 1:1 truck!

ROFL... Yep and almost as expensive as well.
 

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leroy said:
HI jiggen


want to know more about ryper hobbies track here in perth where is it and whens the completion date?

http://www.ryperhobbies.com/ the web site is still under construction and they are in bibra lake. none of the tracks are up yet. the mini t track is nearest to completion





thier phone number is 08 9494 2950





the hobby shop part is up and runningEdited by: jiggen5354
 
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