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  1. I wonder which is more cost effective at that size of layout, timber or plastic?
  2. Welcome to the forum C-Type :-)
  3. Sometimes it's good just to take a break, "a change is as good as a holiday" :-)
  4. I've found that when turning down the braid at the ends it is important to clamp the braid in the gain with a scrap of timber and use another scrap to turn down the braid. This creates a more permanent 90 degree bend and reduces the tendency for the braid to want to sell straighten and lift. When first starting out, I made the mistake of laying braid under a carport on a hot day and when the braid cooled it contracted and pulled away from the corners. Lesson learned :-) If the pin in the router bit is jamming another cause can be the mdf is flexing downwards making the walls of the slot close in on the pin. Keeping the track piece well supported will avoid this. I agree, "I personally believe the entire braid will require to be removed and relaid or replaced, awaiting solution/s as I mentioned." I have done enough braided track that I don't enjoy doing it anymore :-)
  5. I had a similar experience to Yngwie, I ended up re-building the straight section to run under rather than over. It made a huge improvement.
  6. Nice Work ZackM. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Those Minis are very impressive!
  8. Yes there was a good turnout IMHO. It is the first time for me so I can't compare to other years. I often had to wait for people to move away from the tables so I could see what cars and accessories were on offer. Everyone was very friendly and polite.
  9. I went along today just to have a look,...…….. now I have 6 new cars!.
  10. Drifter

    Bye Bye Holden

    I had many Holdens over the years, my dad always encouraged us to "buy local" to support local industry. Sadly not everyone got the memo? I sold my last one, a 1996 V8 Ute in 2007, and haven't seen it since. That was until yesterday when out of the blue I was behind it in traffic, 2klms from where I live. Couldn't believe my eyes! ( the guy that bought it lived 150klms away )
  11. I saw this on youtube.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvwwYeDVAqk
  12. Drifter

    Blst Style Track

    Here's a BLST demo I did a while back whilst trying piano wire for braid on my old test track. This uses the LDR's.
  13. I'm more inclined to direct my spending to an active sponsor where possible. However ~100+ passionate members can promote and improve the forum much more effectively than a handful of sponsors I think.
  14. Drifter

    Blst Style Track

    Thank you for the encouragement lads. Re the flippers, yes they are active just like a normal BLST one, except I built them rather than purchase from David in France (Silage). That's what I mean with the phrase "BLST style". With my setup I have been experimenting with LDRs (light dependant resistors ) to trigger the flipper rather than "current sense" as used by Silage. A mini 12v solenoid actuates the flipper, logic is handled by a Arduino pro mini. Voltage reduction for the Arduino by a buck converter, as the pro mini boards are maxed out at 12v and tend to pop if you get a spike. Track is DC. The track drives really nice, I personally am really pleased how that aspect turned out. The basic track layout/design was inspired by one of MrFlippant's portable tracks on SF.
  15. Drifter

    Blst Style Track

    I got a new router for Xmas, and now I have 4 of them. Next I started routing / building.........
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