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First off I better say thanks to the missus for supporting me. She was the one that encouraged me to make a thread about my build because to be honest Id rather be building it than posting on
a forum but hey I guess some of you would like to see it. So lets get on with it.





The design was made on Autocad and was in the making on and off for about a year. I have used artistic license on the layout to fit in with my requirements. i.e. dismantlable and no bigger than 6' x 12'.
I wanted a track with as long a lane as possible and use the ROC format but also be able to have longer races so the lane spacing is 50mm going to 100mm on the straights and 2 passing points.
Lanes are yellow and red
Barrier Blue (which will be routed also and strips of hardboard glued in)
Grass green
Lane lengths are in the top left corner in mm

Progress so far





As you can see I work in a single car garage so logistics is a nightmare.

I dont plan on going too indepth with the build but occasional updates when there is something worth showing, but if you have any questions or comments I will try my best to answer them.

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Glad to see another ROC fan on here. It is probably one of the closest scale circuits that you can build in 1:32 and I like the super special stage format too.

I am in the process of my build in Scalextric Sport inside 10'x 5'. I am also compiling a bit of info regarding cars used over the years as Wikipedia is incomplete if it is any use to you.

Here is my thread, more pictures soon.

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?...61418&st=45
 

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I share your pain with the the single garage!

There is only so many times i'm allowed to build tracks in the kitchen!

Looks like you are doing a superb job on the routed curves!

Looking forward to seeing this progress.
 

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Thanks for the comments.
Nothing much to report, nearly finished the routing. Just waiting for some filler to dry, router slipped


Zook, by Sintra do you mean the blue material (cos I guess you dont mean the place in Portugal
), its dense polystyrene sheet used in building for insulation. Great material for dioramas, scenery etc. Never heard it called that before.

Should be some more photos tomorrow.

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looks good to me , will watch with interest.
PS I thought it said Sinatra and couldn't see how he fitted in !!!!!!!
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QUOTE (4.3 ZOOK @ 4 Oct 2012, 02:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Your base board didn't look like MDF,thought it might be this Sintra from the way the screws dented the material in...
I have countersunk all the screws so I can get some filler in there.

All routing is now finished.





Im now concentrating on one board at a time, they need sides, barriers, filler and plenty of sanding.

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What a great idea. I had toyed with doing something similar a few years ago but dismissed it for lack of space.

It looks like you are doing the concept justice. I will watch this with interest!
 

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Hi, always been interested in ROC and this thread is just as interesting!!

Never thought about routing a track before but seeing this is great.
If possible please show how you 'connect' the pieces together for use so that they fit ' precisely ' - 'every time'.
Never really thought about that until seeing this.

Good luck luck with the build!!

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Thanks for the comments.

I'll try to explain how it goes together.

First I made the frame, I used a thinner piece of wood for the sides that connect together as I wanted this to be slightly flexible. I figured that if I made this edge too rigid it was gonna be impossible to keep the join level over 6 foot.
I then attached an mdf strip under the edge of the 2 end pieces.
Then clamped the boards together and drilled the holes.
When routing the straights I bolted the boards together so the lanes will always match up.
The bolts are furniture bolts and they sit flush with the surface of the mdf.

I have given them a test fit and it works a treat, I just need to shim it up a bit in a couple of places, which I did with a couple of strips of card.

Hopefully these couple of pics will help to explain.



 

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Lower it, maybe, but don't try to flatten the top off, or cars will bottom out on the transition.
It might not be enough to worry about as cars in motion don't tend to have the same issues as when being pushed slowly.
Also, don't lower it too much that any cars (trucks?
have problems going under!
 

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Looks a good start to an interesting project. One thing troubles me though if you set it up in the garage, where do the racers stand?
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 17 Oct 2012, 17:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Lower it, maybe, but don't try to flatten the top off, or cars will bottom out on the transition.
It might not be enough to worry about as cars in motion don't tend to have the same issues as when being pushed slowly.
Also, don't lower it too much that any cars (trucks?
have problems going under!


Thanks for confirming my thoughts.


QUOTE (GavTheHat @ 17 Oct 2012, 17:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks a good start to an interesting project. One thing troubles me though if you set it up in the garage, where do the racers stand?


It would trouble me too. Luckily my living room is big enough for it when the furniture is moved.
 
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