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Hello Track folks,
I am glenn cosper. I have router over 7 years with my cnc router. I can make my
router dance. I can keep a few thousands tollarence on parts. I am new to track
building and could use all the help I can get. It is confusing with all of the different
slot and rail diamentions. I can do about any thing you want. A good thing about
my machine is that it is large 55 x 105" this allows me to make larger parts
with less splices or breaks. this could make fora smoother ride. I cut a few
tracks so far with happy custmers. I can cut a good quality pvc in white, gray
or black. I have 1/4 and 1/2 " materials. I can ship in less than 1 week.
autocad files or good clean dxf files work great to cut from. Does anyone design
tracks? would anyone like ti do some designing?
visit my web site
www.creativecuts.com/id51.htm
 

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Hi Glenn,

if you need support in designing tracks - I'll support! Just name the task - dimensions of room / number of lanes / scale - and you'll get a couple of designs to choose from! About export format I wrote in teh other thread - there is a planning software with CNC-export available...
 

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I am really intrigued by this. It takes the sport to a new level. Imagine taking a sheet of PVC foam and routing a rally circuit on it, then in another pass cutting out the whole track, you could create wonders!

This is the sort of thing that I'd like to make:
 

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Bear in mind before commiting to track like this that you should think carefully as to the layout in order to keep your racing fun rather than frustrating. There are a number of web sites that offer sensible advice on track design, from positioning of 'drivers' and bridges to the design of hills and banked corners. One such article can be found at: http://www.bscra.fsnet.co.uk/track1.htm Although aimed at club tracks, many of the rules apply to home tracks as well.

Having said that, if anyone is interested in having a track designed on Cad so that Glenn can cut directly from this pattern then I may be able to help if you don't have access to track design software. I have worked as a design engineer in racing for over 11 years now, most of that using Cad so I am reasonably proficient with it. Given the overall dimensions of the space the track is to fit in to and guidelines such as a sketch of the proposed layout (an aerial photo of a real circuit can even be scaled).
 
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