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#1 -XK-

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Posted Jan 29 2019 - 04:19 PM

HETHEL {Lotus-Test-Track}

Hethel (ALPHA) by Richard Neville {ReadMe}
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Very rough alpha - no alts, no AI, hardly any graphics either! Not 100% sure where s/f line should be...

Anyone is free to do with this whatever they want ................
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This Ai set is made by Martin E.C. Huiskes. {ReadMe}
I've spend considerable time creating these sets and put them on my website so they are all available at one particular place.

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Track {orig.Alpha} ........ Richard Neville {LUNA}

AI ................................. Martin E.C. Huiskes / XK-Update {Race.lp}

Modifications ............... XK
{Track-Remake with Starter---Flagger---Pits---TSOs---Groove---New Race.LP ~~~~~~~~~~ }

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tested with Mod55 ... works perfectly :smug2: :drive1:
It's a three-day job, so not too pompous ... eventually must be moved to Track Addons :idunno:

Note: This is a Stand-alone Track, does not work with Hethel {LUNA}


hope you like it

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Attached File  Hethel50.7z   11MB   81 downloads


02/02/19  Added an installer with the updates up to post #25 included

Attached File  Hethel50-trackinstall.zip   14.8MB   117 downloads

Edited by ginetto, Feb 01 2019 - 07:29 PM.
Added Installer with updates included


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Posted Jan 29 2019 - 04:43 PM

:bravo:

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Posted Jan 29 2019 - 05:58 PM

Moved to its own thread.
Thank you Kellaaa

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Posted Jan 29 2019 - 08:14 PM

Thanks!!!! Nice track for mod55!!!

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 06:01 AM

Thank you XK!

View Post-XK-, on Jan 29 2019 - 04:19 PM, said:

Note: This is a Stand-alone Track, does not work with Hethel {LUNA}

Must the track be added to the track database?

I haven`t intalled it yet.

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 08:00 AM

Yes; new name, new track.
Plus is finish so it should be added to the GPL total rank too.

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 10:49 AM

Thanks

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 10:50 AM

Driven a number of laps around the circuit.
It is a nice one :) Seems a lot of fun for smaller cars especially.
Looks already very solid for an alpha.



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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 12:02 PM

the alpha version is the Luna version, not this one here {let's call it BETA :shrug: } ... because it's a three-days job

you can download the alpha and see what has changed

BTW ...  the surrounding of the track is quite boring, so I couldn't do much. --- you can see it on YT

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Edited by -XK-, Jan 30 2019 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 06:08 PM

Nice to see you making things Kella! Your Nordschleife updates are still legendary :D

The layout you are doing seems to be a post 1999 one, not 1950s.
I don't know exactly what the layout was in 1950 or the period but the layout by Richard Neville is for some time post 1999 / 2003. The track has been edited again sometime between 2006 and 2017.

https://www.forces.n...otus-test-track

This video gives some old pictures of the control tower and says Chapman bought the aerodrome in 1966. I don't know if it was used for motorsport activities before then (from the tone of the video / what i've just read, it would surprised me, they make it sound like he converted the aerodrome into a test track originally himself).

In 1946, the layout aerodrome was like this:

Posted Image


And from google earth:
In 1999 (note, it already looks like construction of the alterations are underway):
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2006 (and 2003, but pic is more overcast):
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2017:
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So, I don't know how exactly the layout was in those times, whether it incorporated the rest of the original aerodrome or was just the very simple mini monza type layout of 1999.
Still, hopefully that helps.

Edited by one2fwee, Jan 30 2019 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 06:33 PM

i have to explain, 50 does not mean 1950, but is actually just the extension for my projects {Remakes} especially for the Mod55 { Beal50s, Halle50s, Hethel50, Kansas65 etc.}
The layout is from the LUNA-Alpha and has been taken over by me.

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 07:48 PM

Ah okay! Thanks for the explanation :)

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 08:14 PM

Nice!! Thank you XK :up:

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 08:19 PM

Keellaa, :cool: looking at the result I will call this final not beta.
Doesn't matter if you worked on it for three days only ( :blink: )... remember that luna made the Panchine track in a 7 days challenge (and won the challenge by far) starting from scratch so you're in good company :P

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Posted Jan 30 2019 - 09:01 PM

I'm agree with what said Ginetto... :thumbup:

A track that I didn't know and which is fun to drive, many thanks Keellaa !!!
Here is a little update...

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Edited by db312, Jan 30 2019 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 02:18 AM

Thank you for the work Keellaa,
I don't see a way to install the track, have I missed something?

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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 03:01 AM

I thought more or less the same thing and share it to him. Here is his answer :

Drag the folder to the track directory, activate it in the GEM, it couldn't be simpler. :)

I didn't know that trick... :mcqueen:

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Edited by db312, Jan 31 2019 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 05:03 AM

Thx, Denis ...

===> shaded Part {only if you like it !!!} :!:

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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 05:18 AM

Thanks db312,
Didn't think of that, simple really :up: Great track with a tricky turn 1, the Ai think so too as there are big pile-ups on the first lap.
Great work, thanks

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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 05:46 AM

Thanks very much Keellaa for this track.  Much appreciated.


To add to one2fwee's information in post #10

Richard Neville's layout is the post 1999 layout when the original basic runway and perimeter road layout was updated with a "handling" section for track day and car development purposes.

The track was then fully resurfaced and updated during the Danny Bahar era (2009-2012).  Track map for this layout can be found here

https://www.lotuscar...thel-test-track
https://www.pistonhe...new-lotus/25573


Hethel has an important GPL history and Classic Team Lotus are of course still next door.  Interestingly this states the original track was 2.5 miles long.
https://www.lotuscar...el-site-history

Attached File  Lotus 49 at Hethel.jpg   35.43K   33 downloads
Picture by David Phipps on the test track at Hethel as the 49 with the Cosworth DFV engine was rolled out for the first time.

And a couple of my pics from Lotus' 70th celebration September 2018.  Lotus 49 on track and legendary Team mechanic Bob Dance looking over the Lotus 43.

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Attached File  DSCN4439.JPG   189.8K   28 downloads

Edited by webfoot, Jan 31 2019 - 07:12 AM.





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