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Hi

i was already informing here about how the make you're own Routed Track!

but am not going to start one yet because of big chance of moving and having to break down the track again!

so i decided to built a track with my Scalextric Sport/Digital stuff i am lucky to have a special room for this.

unfortunately i made the track to fill the room [as good as] which makes it very difficult to photograph it in one picture!


therefore i made several so you have an idea of how it is still have to do scenery etc,

base on which the track is standing on is 5,60 x 2,08 Mtr, more pictures will follow with building up scenery!

hope you enjoy pictures!





 

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Hi

Can anybody explain to me [in words a toddler will understand!] how i can also keep my Digital power base and lane changers connected!

will it damage them?

Quote Rich G,

1) Ensure that all of the electrical joins that are made between Lane 1 & 2 in the digital track pieces are cut.

i understand but then do not have power?

2) If doing power taps ensure that separate wiring is used for each lane.

3) Do the magnet mod for the LC flippers so that you can set them all to straight on in Analogue mode and have them stay there.

4) Split both the Digital and the Analogue Powerbase from their track pieces and wire each lane through a double pole changeover switch to the Digital start track piece. This will be the only point at which the Digital signal is fed to both lanes, and the double pole switch will isolate them when switched to Analogue

what is meant by Split from their track? and what is a double pole changeover?and the rest?sorry my English is not that good!!

5) Not essential, but I would highly recommend wiring the LC's to a separate supply. This would avoid any potential problems of them being upset by the varying Analogue voltage and they could be switched off when in Analogue mode which would avoid any problems with sunlight etc triggering the LC's. Also well worth doing anyway.

what kind of supply ? volts / amps??

Please help me with these questions so when i build the Scenery i do not need to keep in mind the track piece changes,allowing my track to be able to look better!
 

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Hi Jaak (Hijack, geddit?) Sorry, couldn't resist that one!

The layout is looking good
but I have several concerns and comments.

The corner under the bridge looks dodgy if you come off in either direction.
You either disappear under the track or hit the powerbase (and they are sensitive enough already!).

The esses over the bridge make the cars wiggle in a funny way, whereas in reality they would go straight through those curves. I'd keep the number of curves in esses to just two.


Can you reach the far side if a car deslots?
A metre is about as far as anyone can reach and even then their clothes drag on the track and deslot other competitors or damage scenery. I have a retaining wall to stop this and furthest reach is 1.06m.

I hope this helps. More power to your elbow mate, twelve volts at least!

I know this is a picture of a hand controller, but what is the purple plastic thing with a bit of wire hanging out of it?



 

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Hi Jaak,
looks good

I agree with Graham on the wiggly bit, doe's funny things to cars, and seems to tress the guide a bit too much for my liking. Some of my cars lost their guides when going through track sections like this

How about making the esses smoother with some R3 pieces, and then when you get onto scenery, painting a tighter curve onto the track to make it seem like they are following a racing line

See some of Graham's threads for the excellent work he has done on simulting racing lines on the track, very cool

Mike
 

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Hi Graham

thank you for you're response and comments
herewith i will answer you're questions!

The corner under the bridge looks dodgy if you come off in either direction.
You either disappear under the track or hit the powerbase (and they are sensitive enough already!).

I have done extensive race testing and because of guardrail the powerbase has not been hit yet[could also move it a bit to the left]+ have 6 Sportpowerbases spare [jadlam] although have only one 6 car digital powerbase


The esses over the bridge make the cars wiggle in a funny way, whereas in reality they would go straight through those curves. I'd keep the number of curves in esses to just two.


that is my initial plan only did not have enough straight pieces to complete the track as i wanted it[yet] but thanks for pointing it out


Can you reach the far side if a car deslots?
A metre is about as far as anyone can reach and even then their clothes drag on the track and deslot other competitors or damage scenery. I have a retaining wall to stop this and furthest reach is 1.06m.

i have a narrow space of about 40 centimeters on the other side to pass so that i am able to reach anywhere on the track,i just need to watch it with the Swiss chocolate


I hope this helps. More power to your elbow mate, twelve volts at least!

Have two Sport Adapters connected! 2 x 16volts

I know this is a picture of a hand controller, but what is the purple plastic thing with a bit of wire hanging out of it?

it's a Parma 25 Amp also have Parma 35 Amp's



Hi Mike

you also thanks for the response!


painting a tighter curve onto the track to make it seem like they are following a racing line
That might be a good idea

See some of Graham's threads for the excellent work he has done on simulting racing lines on the track, very cool


thanks for the tip,i already was following Graham's Posts about his marvelous scenery on his track
i will start on my scenery[and copy some of graham's] when i have some more straights to sort out the 'squiggly bit'
and when i know how to make my digital and sport combined in one track! see previous post questions


thanks again

Jaak
 

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QUOTE (JaakBeentjes @ 21 Aug 2007, 23:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Forgot to ask, is that my hammer you've got there. I've been wondering where that got to, is it a Sandviik

And also, that's a nice amount of space you've got there. You are lucky
 

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Hi Mike

Sh*t forgot to take the hammer out of the picture! now its been seen


am very happy with the space,find my self quite fortunate,sometimes do have to remember myself that i am!

thanks for the help on this


Jaak
 

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Hi Guys

got some update pictures of my scenery constructions that are under construction ,mountain not finished yet,[my g#d that takes a lot of carving!]

and my under construction 5 car pit garage........................

also like the electric thingies in electric things some are very usable as paint/oil etc or whatever cans !?

some more on the desk,

and the unmissable CHAOS of track building


sh#t need to clean this up later,actually on picture it looks still quite clean the huge mass off Styrofoam everywhere is not really obvious
 

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Hi Jaak,
Looking GOOOOD my friend.
Those hills are a nice start

Damn, I wish I could start on my track

Only one thing for it, get back to the decorating, and get that finished

Now I'm gonna be stuck indoors when we've finally got some summer weather here in Blighty

Good work Jaak

Mike
 

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Hi Mike

thanks for the Nice comment

i hope you will soon be able to start on you're own track!
would like to finish the first mountainous piece by Sunday painted an all

will post pictures when it is
 

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Hi Jaak,

Your track scenery that you have started looks like it is going really nice. I am glad to see that someone else's track looks just like mine at the moment
I can't wait to get to where you are. Keep us posted of your progress.

Brian
 

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quote name='Miker'

Jaak,
take some step by step picture's if you don't mind, so we can all see how it goes

Cheers,

Mike

will Do!
today just didn't have the energy to do anything,but tomorrow i will try to make some progress...

quote name='Sharkkster'

Hi Jaak,

Your track scenery that you have started looks like it is going really nice. I am glad to see that someone else's track looks just like mine at the moment
I can't wait to get to where you are. Keep us posted of your progress.

Brian

Hi Brian,

that makes to of us,vice versa like the idea someone far away on this planet is contemplating what to do next


thanks for replies!
 

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You're making some nice progress Jaak! I too am working with styrofoam and have found that shaping it with a hotwire I have a lot less mess on hand. The hotwire I am using is actually a 100W soldering gun with a 14ga solid copper wire chucked into it. It works terrific with one caviat - all shaping takes place outdoors. The smoke from the melting styrofoam is TOXIC! Typically, I layout the styrofoam mark it with a fat felt tip marker and then take it outside to shape. Either way, its a great product to use for terrain.

I'm looking forward to seeing the montains when they are completed. Thanks for sharing your track with us.
Brad
 

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Hi Brad

Thanks for the reply

i am nearing completion on the mountain part ,but the hot wire is a great idea thanks for the tip!

Cheerio
 

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"the electric thingies in electric things"

Priceless!!!


great idea BTW!

regards,
M.
 
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