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  • #15265
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Well, I have been jonesing for some track time since the lockdown. I had been kicking around the idea of a 2 lane routed track that would breside at Hiedi’s Dad’s house in SA. There is a large, open air-conditioned sun-room. Still playing around with actual track layouts a bit, but the footprint is pretty much set. I will probably build all three tables, and do some prototyping with cardboard for finalizing the route. Below should be a photo of table#1, and a scribble of the layout. I will be bringing it into a vector program to refine the idea. Routing will not be CNC.

    Sketch

    Table#1

    #15267
    Avatar photochapracer65
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    Marc

    Cool!  Looks like a good  layout.  Good luck with it!

    Russell

    #15272
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    I love that design.  That looks like it will be a very fun track to run.  Let me know if you need any slot car specific tools to help with the routing.  I can’t wait to see it running.

     

    #15278
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Marty! You are a prince! It that a routing fence in the bottom pic?

    Beginning to play with the shape of the lanes. I keep going back and forth on whether to have a bit of a squeeze at the chicane.

    #15284
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    Yes, that is a routing fence.  I have two so you can put them together to make one long run.  Let me know if you want to borrow them.

    I would avoid any squeeze but that’s just my opinion.

    Marty

    #15286
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Marty, I am definitely leaning away from a squeeze. I think it will only add frustration. The temptation keeps creeping in, though.

    #15287
    Avatar photoBarkingSpyder
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    Marc – great idea looks challenging. I assume 1/32:1/24 scale (not 1/43)? other mark

    #15290
    Avatar photoDatto
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    [quote=15287]Marc – great idea looks challenging. I assume 1/32:1/24 scale (not 1/43)? <s> other mark</s>

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    Yes, 1/32 primarily. Maybe some small 1/24.

    #15298
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    Marc – stay strong my friend and avoid the squeeze on your track.  Squeeze oranges, limes, lemons and your partner but not your track.

    #15300
    Avatar photoDatto
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    [quote=15298]Marc – stay strong my friend and avoid the squeeze on your track. Squeeze oranges, limes, lemons and your partner but not your track.

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    #15302
    Avatar photoporsche917
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    I just about lost my dinner looking at that picture.  You know what they say – “Too much of anything is never good”.  That image is the poster child for that statement.

    #15574
    Avatar photoDatto
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    I want to make sure that my track is wired essentially the same as the ASCC track. Here is a diagram I used for the hillclimb track (It does have a reversing switch, which I plan to use)
    Should this work okay with you guys’ and the clubs controllers?

    (There should be an image attached)

    And Marty, I would be greatly in your debt if I could use the slot routing gear. Hope to be doing that in December?

    #15576
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Trying again with image.

    Track hookup

    #15289
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Mark, yes. Primarily 1/32, but if I can find a 1/24 Triumph TR4 kit I would live to recreate the SCCA battles between Bob Tulius, and Bob Sharp back East. (I have the Datsun already)

    TR

    SPL

    #15624
    Avatar photoDatto
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    Track surface is drawn out 1:1 and taped to benchwork. Next, mocking up elevations, and checking sight lines.

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