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Hi all,

 

Finally finished my first routed digital track design, I decided to take out a few best line corners to make for more interesting racing and passing oportunities.

Track will be cnc routed with magnabraid and ferodore.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome.

 

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Looks good, but looks very plastic! :D

If you are routing why don't you put more racing lines into the lanes :unsure: , the spacing can still be the same in places to allow the cars to pass but get the cars moving around the track a bit more, like where you don't have LC's have the lanes come to gether like a squeeze so you get the in out of a corner effect of cut a few corners, think like a 1:1 car would drive it.

This is a big lesson I learnt from my Routed digital build, get away from the robotic look and the racing will be muck more enjoyable. ;)

 

Enjoy the build I will be following it closely to see your progress :nice:


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Dang . . . where have I seen a track that lloks a litle like that . . . OH of COURSE.

 

This afternoon . . . you've designed "the paperclip" Paul, shame on you for not recognising a slightly opened version of your home-state raceway LOL

 

sorry, couldn't resist mate.


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I like it, easy marshaling and not overly complex for a racing track. I understand your not putting racing lines in everywhere as it would make it too simple, too many straight lines.

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i want to know what software you designed that on, the rendering is awesome

I modelled the track on Solidworks. I think the rendering is OK, I've seen a lot better though. I just haven't put the hours into learning to render photo quality images. The great thing with Solidworks is the track is life size and I can generate outlines for CAM programs to rout the track. If not too expensive, I'll see if the router can engrave all the track details like ripple strips, road outlines and barrier trenches from this model.

 

 

I like it, easy marshaling and not overly complex for a racing track. I understand your not putting racing lines in everywhere as it would make it too simple, too many straight lines.

Marshalling and being able to view the track were key aspects. The track will only accomodate 4 cars for the room its going in. With best line on every corner, I couldn't see any oportunities to pass which may have made for boring racing. 5 of the 9 corners are varying in radius, so I think you will have to be on your game when someone tries to overtake you.

 

Thanks


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Hi guys,

Got some scary prices for routing the track, so thought I will try another option. I have a small CNC machine center so why not put it to use for routing the track. I can only machine small pieces about 500mm x 350mm, so I broke the model up into small pieces and will assemble it like a tiled floor. Thinking of using a biscuit joiner to join them all together...all 70+ of them ohmy.gif Some late nights ahead.

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Perhaps you could model on some dovetails as such to ensure some positive location for assembly.


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Rob

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Good thinking Rob, even a wood biscuit on the horrizonal and vertical of the top face, aswel as the edge. That would lock every piece in 3 dimensions for near perfect alignment and minimise movement.


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Hi Guys,

 

Made a little bit of progress today with the track, can see it starting to take shape. The tiles seem to marry up nicely with each other. Takes about 3/4 of an hour to program and machine each one, 7 down...61 to go.

 

- Cam

 

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I will be following this with a lot of interest. Thanks for sharing


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Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track built near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

 

A quick build rally track

 

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Hi Camber

 

This looks awsome

 

I have a friend who has just got a new job in Port Kembla as a manager of a firm that has a CNC machine that they do full sized sheets of MDF in. I know he's interestede in getting back into slot cars.

 

Any chance of getting access to a file, or how much you'd want for it?

 

Cheers

 

Bigredralph

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Hi Bigredralph,

 

More than happy to have 2 Greenslopes raceways out in the wild. Will PM you

 

- Cam


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Hi Bigredralph,

Tried messaging you but it didn't go through, you may have messenger diabled.

- Cam


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Quick update, finished machining the flippers last night.

 

 

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Hi Todd,

 

Not much to report, i've ripped up one section of the table which I had my Scaley track on and will be the base for the new track. Have not had a chance to do any more routing yet. That will change soon, I'm keener than ever to get this track up and running :D

 

Thanks for checking in.

 

- Cam


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Quick update, I have joined about half the track tiles together. Turned out better than expected, amazing how strong and accurate biscuit joins are. Very happy so far biggrin.gif

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Finished building 4 panels out of the 63 tiles I machined to build the track and assembled them on my table which required lots of filling and sanding. Should I need to, I will be able to disassemble the track (4 pieces).

 

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- Cam

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