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Some of you may have seen the pictures of the demise of my first track,


I am happy to say no one was hurt and building of the second track has begun,


This one will be a little smaller 16'x8' instead of the 20'x9' of the previous one,


Progress has moved along fairly well as the table is finished and just need to get a pickup and get some MDF and the routing will commence(once I decide on a design).

This is the design I'm leaning towards, It's roughly 67' running length.
This one is stationary no up and down and you can get all the way around it. I made it a little lower than the previous one so my 4yr old can get the cars a little easier.

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Did a little more work on the track this weekend. A couple of my racing buddies stopped over and we did some routing.



A few minor mishaps will be taken care of during the week then this weekend it will be route the overpass/squeeze section.

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Nice workmanship Jim, the frame looks very strong. Not many builders take time to build a solid frame for a wood track, but it is important like the foundations of a house. Good idea having access all the way around the track, great for marshalling.

Layout looks great, are you running 24 & 32 scale?

I look forward to seeing your track progress.

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Cam,

32 is what we normally run but we should be able to run some 24 stuff.

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Little more work on the track this weekend, got some of the elevation taken care of





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Got the over pass installed and 2 of the lanes routed today,






I think the squeeze section is going to be great.

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short update, got the rest of the squeeze section routed and supported,



Kind of wish I would've made the lanes in the squeeze a little closer and made the squeeze longer.
Well now it's on to fixing the minor mistakes, painting and the copper tape.

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Greg,

Your probably right, I can always change it later if I don't like it.

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Got the track painted this weekend



Going to let it try this week then a light sanding and start taping.

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Looks Great Jim!!

What paint colour / brand did yous use?

Also noted that you have used some feet at the bottom of the wooden legs for the frame - are these adjustable and did you do that specifically to ensure the track was level?

Cheers,
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 5 Dec 2011, 20:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks good.
Is the overpass loose so that you can easily tape under it before securing and taping it?
Greg, no the overpass isn't attached yet just put it up there for pictures

QUOTE (90s F1 Kid @ 5 Dec 2011, 21:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks Great Jim!!

What paint colour / brand did yous use?

Also noted that you have used some feet at the bottom of the wooden legs for the frame - are these adjustable and did you do that specifically to ensure the track was level?

Cheers,
The paint is Glidden Matte gray I got from Home Depot off there oops shelf. I did not do the feet just for the ability for leveling, it was mainly to keep the track from moving. They are rubber feet and on smooth concrete the wood tends to slide easily.

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just a little work. ;-) Man, I wouldn't be able to wait. I'd have a car going around under 9v controller power if I didn't have time to wire up controller stations.

Looks great! I bet it will be a joy to drive.
 

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Got the tape laid driver stations built(for the most part) and the track wired. Got to run some laps no traction at the moment but it is very smooth and fun to drive.

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Here's a couple of shots of the driver stations,


They are not finished, I need to install the track call buttons, put sides on and then paint them for lane colors.

Jim
 
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