The FarrOut Collection
The Farrout Raceway is a 12 ft by 10 ft landscaped originally Scalextric Classic now routed MDF 55 ft long 4-Lane using a MRC variable (0-18v) train transformer for each lane. That is mainly so I can vary the power for my kids to play together with their friends.
Originally laid out as my favorite corners from 2 decades of making floor tracks at my parents’ home, the track got its first version of this layout in 1995 as Scalextric on a board table. When moving to this home in 1999 it got basic landscaping, still using Scalextric Classic track. The new routed wood and Hydrocal scenic plaster mountain version – the current iteration- was built over 16 weekends January to April 2014. Since then I have just tinkered with it a bit.
Buildings are a mixture of vintage Scalextric, The 400+ people are a mix of vintage Scalextric, MRRC, current Carrera and SCX, a couple of old Tamiya army men and the Pit Babes from Slot.it in 1/32 scale as well 1/43 and 1/72 scale people from train manufacturers in various forced perspective areas of the track. Over 400 trees have been planted so far!! Race control and timing is through a pair of DS-Slot Stop’n’Go and DS-300 boxes (linked to a now rarely used PC-LapCounter software).
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FarrOut Raceway – Track Info
|Track Name||FarrOut Raceway|
|Track Builder||Stephen Farr-Jones – Bill Schneidewind (sp?)|
|Brand or Material||MDF Routed Wood, Hydrocal|
|Running Lap Length||65″ x 20m|
|Lane Spacing||Std Scalextric: 3″ 17.8cm|
|# of Lanes||4|
|Magna Braid Yes/No?||Yes|
|Lap Counter||DS Slot|
|Deadstrip or Light Bridge?||Light Bridge|
|Power Supply||Individual lane power by 4 MRC Train Power 6200, bi-directional , 0-18.5VDC 35VA, 18VAC 60VA|
|Controllers||Adjustable Professor Motor|
|Special Features||(More than a little) landscaping|
Page Updated 01/11/2023