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Finally I have made a track support in my garage that goes up and down from the roof with a winch; it was made of iron by an expert craftsman, who calculated the correct lenght of the wire ropes and the position of the pulleys. It is 5 x 1,7 mt and I think only an earthquake will destroy it!
Next step, when I will find the time, track construction

BTW, thank you for all the suggestions I have found here in the forum.



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I think quite a few people would be VERY interested in more detail of your construction and the parts used in this assembly. Personally, I would very much like to hear and see more of this project, if you can find the time.
 

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That really is very good. It looks like your could put your entire collection of cars on the top and draw the van off the ground with the magnets!


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This looks very good...

I start this month with my track... and it's ment to be lifted up to the ceiling too...

I'm very interested in the schema of this one!!!
And what did it cost?

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Gunther
 

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Excellent. It's very close to what I've been trying to nut out for the past couple of years.

Looks expensive though, wonder if I could get one made in China...
 

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As soon as possible I will post other details, but as I have said all was done by an expert.
Price? Well, and since I think that my wife will not read this, I paid 1500 euros for the entire work; to this add the cost of the transport, because all was built and soldered in another place and I had to rent a car recovery vehicle with a platform of 6 mt to bring it home, and also a dinner to my friends who helped me.
I think that on this platform I could have a track of 6 x 2 mt, not bad for a home circuit; ( I will try four lanes, maybe also digital ).

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Very impressive use of limited space. It will be good to see the end result.

Are you thinking of having four lanes of digital?
 

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I think I'm out...
That's $2,539.57 AUD--just 2 grand less than my 1:1 toy and you can't drive it to Merimbula with the roof down.
Still, it's a nice bit of engineering and a wonderful solution to your race/space dilemma.
 

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Do you have any other lights in your garage other than the two that you are going to block when you build your track ?

if you to the garage to get something from the bench, are you going to have to back the car out, lower the table so you have enough light to be able to find what your looking for ? or you just going to buy a torch ?
 

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No, of course I have other lights on the side wall at the right: the lights on the roof were mounted only for the racetrack.
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Hi all, many months have gone away, but finally I've got my track on the roof!



It's all Ninco, of 20 meters lenght, with borders, the new walls and a DS 200 laptimer; I have here some old Scalextric buildings, all from Ebay, but scenery is only at the beginning, because I have no hurry. The table is 12 mm thick plywood, painted green with water based paint. Since one side of the table is near the wall, we mounted the entire table - 5 mt x 1,5 mt - on 24 wheels, that run on the iron rods of the support.

In this manner one could move all the table and work easily on the track.

I plan to use a "do it yourself" transformer, with a 10 - 18 volts variable output , 7 amps; controllers are NSR and a new Engage electronic : both very good!

I hope to make a nice scenery in the future, but now it's racing time!
Finally I have to thank my friends Stefano Antonelli of www.slotcars.it, and Cesare Cordella : without them my track would be only a dream in my mind.
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Speechless!

Well done! As someone soon to embark on a similar project (the roof on the new garage was started today), I have just received another injection of inspiration.

Thanks for sharing this, and
 
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