[REL] Longford 1967 v1.0 [2018-08-15]

Discussion in 'Locations' started by woochoo, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. woochoo

    woochoo Registered

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    they're just a predilection of mine.
    You'll notice Le Grand Circuit 1967 has them too!

    j/k, j/k, i joke :D
    What a fine time of year to ask!
    It's where the drivers start from in an old-style Le Mans running start.
    Seen at Suzuka in the 8hr Bike race, and possibly other events.
    Longford used them for a while in touring car races, but stopped before '67.



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    https://dyler.com/posts/26/jacky-ickx-the-le-mans-legend-who-changed-the-start-of-the-race
     
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  2. AMillward

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    Wow, you learn something new every day!
     
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  3. woochoo

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    here's one for tomorrow!
    I'll add for completeness that the short angled white lines/stripes along the pitlane are where the cars are positioned for the old-style Le Mans start. Also for the couple of years when they stopped the running component (as seen in the movie), and before they switched to rolling starts.
    The car's centre-line is aligned with the stripes, not between the stripes like in a car park.

    Le Grand Circuit 1967 uses the stationary angled start
     

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  4. AMillward

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    More like aircraft parking than car parking.
     
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  5. woochoo

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    Only one person has ever asked for this, and it was about 8 years ago.
    But I wanted it too, and there is now a disproportionate weight off my shoulders.
    It's the Longford railway station!
    Considering it's about 50m away from the road edge in an area most people don't look, I tried to go easy on the details.

    For anyone who likes to do sick jumps with at least three feet of air off the platform ramps, i'm sorry.
    But also, a car can still fit either side of the posts

    I will not be making any trains.
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    [edit: any statements relating to trains may or may not remain accurate]
     
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  6. Postipate

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    Nice!
     
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  7. TassyDevil

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    That looks great mate.
    A moving train would be the bees knees, not much trouble I would not have thought... LOL :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  8. bwana

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    Amazing detail. had fun with DD searching the hidden delights of Longford
     
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  9. pascom

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    WOW!!!
     
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  10. ceecee

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    Your attention to detail is amazing !
    Very nice work ;)
     
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  11. Nitrometh

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    So after the update we can drive around again and looking for all the beautiful and lovely details on and offside the track :)
     
  12. woochoo

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    Thanks folks :)

    most of the new details are much closer to the track than 50m ;)
     
  13. bwana

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    Is E.T. still in the scrub ?
     
  14. Seven Smiles

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    I will not be making any trains.
    Aww! No woochoo choo-choos? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. woochoo

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    nah, "Hayman", it went years ago.
    Nothing like that in there these days :(
     
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  16. woochoo

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    well, now that you put it like that...
    but yeah, nah.
    Tasman Limited X-Class diesel + carriages if anyone is interested in doing a low poly but good quality rendition
    (you see all those wheels and suspension and whatever else the black bits are? they DO NOT need to be polygons :p )
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    http://users.nex.net.au/~reidgck/tasmnltd.htm

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    http://geoffsrailpix.com/apr1965tas.html

    I think there is probably actually one plus a carriage or two in the Tasmanian Transport Museum http://www.railtasmania.com/ttms/
     
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  17. TassyDevil

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    @woochoo You would really win over the train buffs mate. We could get a whole load of new fans. :D
     
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  18. woochoo

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    just FYI, no longer looking for someone to whip up a quick train model, thanks :)
     
  19. C. Banger

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    Longford update coming? YEEEESSS! :)
     
  20. woochoo

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D
     

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