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The remaking of Crow Valley Sprint Track

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Crow Valley Sprint Track Mk2.

(The first pic is of the original Mk1 build and what I'm remaking, only a little bigger)

Hi Guys,
You maybe interested in the remaking of the sprint track I made back in 2005. The original track was used in the 2006 Slot Rally GB. I sold that original track on Ebay shortly after the event to a winner in London and it was never seen again. I always regretted selling it, so now the 'pull' of slot racing has returned, I want my sprint track back!

There was always a plan to add a 4th section to the Mk1 track, so in starting all over again a 4th section can be properly added. The original plan was to simply add another section in length, but since doing quite a bit of online sim racing over the last few years, I have discovered the Oulton Park turn 5 shell oils corner (as well as always knowing the Nordschleife Carousel). So this has given me the chance to add a new feature to the coarse that is a little more interesting than just more flat turns.

Now work has started on the Mk2 track. The track is made up of 4 pieces of 3x2' 6mm MDF boards. Thickness will be added to the underside of the slot once the racing line has been marked and a 3.2x9mm slot will be routed in. There will also be a load of extra wood on the underside for strength as well as all the original Mk1 details added on the topside. The white surface you can see is 3 coats of primer ready for marking out and the white will form the part of the track markings, hence why 3 coats have been applied.

The boards you see laid out measure 11x2' with a 2x1' bump, the extra piece is for the bridge and any extras I may need (carousel). I will add more pics as I go and show how I personally go about making a routed slot track.

Rob
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I do not know, but that guy with the bucket has a posture resembling that of a zombie!
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Maybe, but you'd be supprised at how heavy poo can be 馃槻
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maybe I do not want to know!
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Hi Ron, good to see you on here, theres an absolute wealth of knowledge on this forum (y)
Thank you, looking forward to seeing you bringing my figures to life, but I wouldn't fancy his job... :poop:
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Another quick side project that is part of the track, a set of flood lamps made from bits and RC car spot lights. The spring is heavy enough to stay tight, but will give if knocked without too much resistance. The thread in the bottom is an M8 bolt turned down and a 3.5mm hole drilled through the middle. The tube is 6mm brass and a boss turned on one end to take the spring. The top lamp plate is just 1mm brass sheet and soldered to the top. The tyres are Britains 1:32 tractor tyres. I bought one and made a rubber mould from it and cast up 12 (for 3 posts) in resin. Tomorrows job will be to paint it all and bolt them onto the track.
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And now fitted, just need a foam tyre insert with a little gravel topper to look like the tyres are full of gravel.
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It was the track's first night out this evening, and only its second time fully assembled. It seemed to be well received and ran with no issues.
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The track is an absolute credit to Rob, it ran perfectly throughout it`s club debut last night. (y)

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Here`s Rob doing the first competition laps.
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Cool! Are the fences removable? I assume that when you transport the track, you stuck the different modules up.
The track has been made in 5 sections of 3x2 foot. The other night I just loaded them into the car on edge and clamped them together. However, they are now on my bench having end panels made so they can be bolted together in two blocks. This will mean the whole track can be moved about in only two movements, stay in position in the car, store more easily and be better protected. All the detail is part of the boards, nothing is removable, inc the fences apart from the back scene panels. The scene panels are held on with 3M Velcro on the bottom and magnets on the top.
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The final build looks spectacular! Nice work!
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The track has been made in 5 sections of 3x2 foot. The other night I just loaded them into the car on edge and clamped them together. However, they are now on my bench having end panels made so they can be bolted together in two blocks. This will mean the whole track can be moved about in only two movements, stay in position in the car, store more easily and be better protected. All the detail is part of the boards, nothing is removable, inc the fences apart from the back scene panels. The scene panels are held on with 3M Velcro on the bottom and magnets on the top.
Can I ask what have you used for your catch fencing, it looks great
The actual barrier is wood bead painted with Tamiya X-10, the mesh is 5mm galvanised steel mesh from my local independent DIY shop and painted with Tamiya X-11. The posts were made from 2.4mm Stainless Brazing rod. The slits in the back of the barriers were cut on my snip saw and the mesh was tied to the posts with stripped copper bell wire.

The fencing is strong as hell and can withstand anything hitting it at any speed!

The mesh was cut using a 1mm slitting disc on an angle grinder and then smoothed off using a old worn out flap disc, also on an angle grinder. Then once the 'now panels' of mesh were done, I ran the edges over a bench mounted wire brush.
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I think you need protection for the cars from the mesh!
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