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I want to start building my first track this December. It will be a +-10m, 2 lane routed track with stick on copper tape. The domension is 2.7m x 1.6m. It will fold in three places to form a box 1.6mx9.60mmx66mm. Will have custom timing software and removable light bridge for storing. No sceneryas there will not be space and it's not gonna be open all the time. I want to paint the writing on the long straight just to give it caracter.

Any comments on the layout?

 

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Looks good as long as you can reach into the middle where the cars will crash off the curves?
 

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Have the light bridge on the main straight, that way cars won't be sliding out and you will minimise accidental clocking of both lanes lap counters. It also means that you can line the cars up straight and possibly even work out a staggering distance for certain distance races.

Really like the track, even if it is a bit wiggly. When can I come over to try it out?


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QUOTE (McLaren @ 8 Oct 2004, 13:46)When can I come over to try it out?

Thanks Mclaren.

The start is not definate yet. I'm sure that will come right at the end of the project. I had to make is is squigly to get some sort of length in.

Will it work if I glue very fine (2400) water sandpaper to the board and then give it a thin coat of varnish/clear paint? I do not know where to get latex and all the ather types of paint other members talk about.

You can come over around the end of January. Just don't forget your passport. They do ask for them here in South Africa.
 

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Cool, I've booked my ticket so you better be ready by January!


I suggest a polyurathane paint, but would not know where to get one. I have found that gloss tracks don't have much grip. Another alternative is to use sandtex which is paint with a sand like texture. It has loads of grip but does wear the tyres down quicker than normal. I have also heard of people using chalkboard paint.

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Nice track
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Personally I'd put the start line on a longer straight, but that's just MHO
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Apart from that, It looks like a real challenge if you want consistently go lap times.
Nothing wrong with a twisty track IMHO. It sorts the men from the (lead figured) boys! Good luck!


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