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Almost 5 years after breaking down my previous routed track, I started on a new track. However the main reason why I broke the previous track down, still applies...space. So I came up with the following requirements;

- Modular, although I will only start with 2 modules, there are ideas for more

- Single lane. I set-up my Carrera D132 track when I race with my kids.

- Routed MDF.

- Slot must follow the racing line

- Use as much of the old MDF and multiplex I had lying around from previous projects (which explains why I used white painted MDF)

The theme for the scenery will be the Can-Am races of the early seventies.

The first modules were drawn earlier in the week;

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And combined;

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Since then I cut the slots using a jigsaw and used sandpaper to get the right width of the slot and also making it super smooth. The MDF was then attached to a multiplex base.

It's ready to paint.

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For the scenery I'm still in doubt if I should add white lines and kerbs to the track. On about half the Can-Am pictures I have no lines around the tracks are vissible and kerbs seemed even more rare. Do any of you experts know when these became common on American racing tracks?
 

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I would, choose a track for a particular year and roughly model its style and search for as many race pics as possible. Example would be Road Atlanta 1972, larger white line and black/yellow curbs or Watkins Glen, narrow dirty concrete/ white, both with border lines. https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo_canam.html is a good site.
 

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I would, choose a track for a particular year and roughly model its style and search for as many race pics as possible. Example would be Road Atlanta 1972, larger white line and black/yellow curbs or Watkins Glen, narrow dirty concrete/ white, both with border lines. https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo_canam.html is a good site.
Thanks for the great link and the advice to focus on one track as an example. Road Atlanta it will be. The pictures about on that track are great in the "Speed Merchants" I love the esses.
 

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In the mean time I painted the road surface and laid the coppertape.

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For connecting the power supply and controllers I have a more uncommon option. A couple of years ago I added XLR connectors and a connector for the variable power supply, to my old pit building. The output are 2 cables that I can easily connect to a Ninco or Carrera track, so I can always use my same setup for any track. To my new track I added a piece of Ninco track to the bottom, to which I can connect this as well.

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I've started on the scenery. I added the white lines with a paintmarker. They are not too bright which I like for a more classic look. I also added some curb/kerbstones. I tried some colour combinations and liked the LeMans blue and yellow most even if it isn't CanAm.

The grass was added to the wet paint but didn't stick very well on some parts, so WIP there... 20200111_135441.jpg 20200111_135501.jpg 20200111_135512.jpg 20200111_140836.jpg 20200111_140811.jpg
 

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Get some PVA glue water it down 50% and use a spray bottle apply it over the grass and this will seal it down and it wont come off

Dave
 
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