I've been working on my new track since the end of November..ish when fellow member Savage inspired me to get cracking on my next project.
Its a 3 lane routed analogue track with steep elevations and twists and turns. This is also my first use with a router and working with mdf.
The track is in my basement which roughly measures 12' by 8'. Access to the basement is down a steep tight stair case with a tight 90 degree turn at the bottom meaning the track had to be routed in small sections that could negotiate the turn.
Its a bit of an odd shaped room which I wanted to fill in a Luff (oldslotracer) type fashion. I also wanted 3 lanes as a minimum and no digital. My last track ( Raceway101
) was scaley digital and was great fun, but I love the simplicity of analogue more.
I wanted as much track length as I could sensibly fit in to race with, which meant having a long squeeze to incorporate 3 lanes in a small awkward room. I'm hoping this will keep the racing close, bunched up and pressured, with short, steep elevations and twisty sections with little room for passing....this isn't 1 for newbies! I've also made sure that all areas of the track are visible from the 3 driver positions.
You can see how much strain the mdf is here, pushing its limits!
No slot is tighter than the outside lane of an R1 track piece, hopefully this should keep it flowing as much as possible. You can see the last little piece I need to route in some of the pics, I hope to get this done tmw. This was left until now because I was unsure how much the elavation changes would effect my templates...about 6" longer! The unfortunate side of working with small sections is all the filling and sanding. It should be painted and coppered over the next week.
The theme is a dangerous mountain road with dramatic scenery to suit. The upper levels overlap some of the lower ones so it will look like the road has been carved out the side of the mountain. Yummy!
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