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The rebuild of NERCS track is now entering it`s final stages.
Ron has machined the legs & built the frame out of softwood . He finished them off with a lovely varnish.
There was no expense spared on the main boards.
He has bought in birchwood ply & cut it to size.
Six boards in total which securely biscuit together, with no bumps or ridges anywhere.
The two central boards are changeable so we can run a NASCAR track.
New Chris developed software for the track design,& the boards went into a factory for CNC routing this week.
The factory has done a splendid job of the routing.
Ron has now painted the boards & shipped them over to NERCS for copper taping & wiring.
Here`s the first photos of the track going up at NERCS.
Cheers,
Kev.

One half of the frame. Notice the "split" leg.



The full frame & legs. Colour co-ordinated for ease of construction.



The boards go on.



 

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It was an early start at NERCS today.
Our resident sparky Poison Dwarf had designed the electrics, so it was down to him & fellow sparky Geordie Puffda Good Looking Paul to get things moving.
Big thanks also to The Great Ronaldo, Wayne Oral, New Chris, Mark, Waynes World VW Tony & Mathew Slot Car Senna for all their help.
Everyone (except me!) worked their socks off & by 6pm we had a circuit which functioned AOK.
Cheers,
Kev.

New Chris (who sorted out the CNC routing) & Mathew.


Ultra handyman-Wayne Oral.


Poison Dwarf Chris.




Geordie Puffda Good Looking Paul.


Waynes World & VW Tony(cap).



The Great Ronaldo fixing the storage cupboard.








 

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I'm sorry that I couldn't stay longer yesterday, but its looking good.

It may have cost you a few quid but by getting the routing done at a shop, saved you a lot of hassle & mess.

I am gutted that I can not make the race night on Thursday as I'm really looking forward to having a go on the new track.

Well done to the club, especially to Ron for all his hard work.

Cheers Paul.
 

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Track is now completed...you`ll cream yourselves when you drive on it...
Pics to follow.
Cheers,
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It was a 9.30 start this morning as we made final preparations to the new layout.
Many thanks for Poison Dwarf Chris & Wayne Oral for helping out today.
The track works like a dream with not a bump in sight.
Because of the extra width we have been able to banish the Grandstands to the edges of the layout, giving members a better view of the track whilst racing. I`m sure this small change will be welcomed as several people have commented on the viewing situation in the past.
The two main curves are now wider & more sweeping which means higher entrance & exit speeds, however this has been at the cost of a slight reduction in the length of the main straight.
The inner curves are still challenging, but are not quite as tight as before. Although you do seem to get better grip on the birchwood surface than on the old MDF.
The "chicane section" has disappeared altogether adding to the overall speed of the new layout.
We hope you enjoy your new track.It has been an expensive exercise, but treat properly it will give many years of pleasure to club members.
Next on the agenda is to upgrade both the power supply & throttles throughout the remainder of 2011 & into 2012.

Don`t forget you have the opportunity to test out the new track on Club Championship night, this Thursday. Doors open from 7pm. Racing starts at 8pm. New members always welcome.

Finally, in recognition of all Rons efforts the new track will be named in his honour;

THE RONALDO RACEWAY.

Cheers,
Kev.

Ron adding the final touches.



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Superb!
Brilliant work from Ron and all the helpers

Can't wait until Thursday night to score my first championship points on it


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Pictures look great, still got the two boards to wire up, these are to convert championship layout into a huge nascar oval, if we had the room, which could happen in the future these boards could be used to extend the layout to 21 foot instead of the 14 feet at the moment.

Photo diode timing sensors are still to be fitted, ready for the first nascar endurance challange event shortly.

Would like to thank all members from NERCS and TSCC for they continued support throughout the year and my geordie marrow good looking paul.
 

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Great work guys - looks superb. I don't think people realise the amount of work it takes to build a circuit, it's good you had help which certainly speeds up the build time. I've got all this to come when I build my new track. Mike. Presto Park.
 

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Wouldn`t want to put you all off your food Lloyd...

Next time you`re back on Wearside you need to pay us a visit.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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The new track is looking superb - You've all worked incredibly hard achieving this - Well done!

Really looking forward to racing on it
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Dave
 

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Kev, there i was thinking you had done nearly all the work and supervised the other lads. Must have been real stressful putting those dots on in exactly the right places.
 

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Got down the club first thing this morning so I could spend the day painting in the green areas........git spooky those old engine sheds when you`re in there by yourself....

Cheers,
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Looks very nice, am looking forward to Thursday's racing, was there much green paint left, could use some on me home track.
 

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That looks braw !

What is the track surface painted with ?

The unions might close you down though - there is evidence of a joiner doing electrical work - LOL

Kind regards, Leo
 
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