Well, I decided to finally venture into building a wood track (if routed MDF counts as "wood"). My excuse was needing a student track for a slot car club I'm trying to start at school. I have no space for running or storage, except for what I can squeeze into my small classroom. So the design criteria were very specific. I started with a small test oval just to get going, and then dove into a 4' x 16' two-piece track. I finished it in May, and we've had a number of fun races with both students, as well as the AZGR club I race with.
Here it is in the driveway setting on some folding tables, just after some basics were completed:
And here set up and ready to race on the desks in my classroom...
I did blow-by-blow tutorials over on Slotblog, if I'm allowed to say that, for both the test oval and the speedway including the jigs I either made or bought.
For the students, we run IROC style Scalextric NASCARs at 11.5 v (so students without their own car can still participate), but the club students have each built a Sprints Plus kit with Slick-7 motor. We run these crazy sprints at 9v.
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