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What are you attaching to at the top for lifting your track ? The shed trusses or are you making another frame to take the load .

 

I had to reinforce my sheds framework to feel safe about lifting the track . I also got a nasty surprise when the winch started to bend the post it was attached to .

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I estimate the track to be about 300kg, so I am feeling pretty safe with just mounting the pulleys to the shed frame. I have lifted V8 engines off a single shed frame so the track will be a no brainer hanging from two.

I am looking at mounting the boat winch in line with the pick up points, of which I will only have two, that way I only need two pulleys, "keep it simple, stupid".

I have already lifted the track a little bit with a pair of ratchet straps, and it held the weight well.


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Hey Steve

If your stupid enough to walk under it when it's up in the air, it's your fault not mine :D :D

And the only time you'll be in my shed is when the track is down and switched on anyway.

 

Cheers

Andrew


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Looking good. You really sure the winch will hold? Bet you're not game to park the rod under it. :)

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May the downforce be with you.

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The winch works great, I had it up in the air for it's trial run, and it didn't even flinch at the load.

I only have 2 pickup points, and I balance the track by hand as I lift it, that is the benefit of using a boat winch, it has very long cables to the controler.

 

I will have to wait untill next school holidays to start landscaping as my kids want to do it "their way".

I still need to get off my bum and install a decent timing system, I have access to as much computer gear as I need, so no excusses.


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What timing system are you going to use?

 

If it's the same one as Way2fast make sure Steve W doesn't touch it, otherwise you'll have heaps of problems. :D


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I'm going for Ultimate racer, I have some sensors, just need to get organised and do it.


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OK, I got orginised and sorted out the timing, and I decided to spruce the sides up a bit with a few banners.

 

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As you can see I'm not big on detail, but hey it sure is a lot of fun.


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OK it's been a while and I have been busy with racing and building my garage full of slotcars, but I have also been busy with making the track look a bit better, so here are some photos.

 

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I have been bitten by the track building bug again thanks to waytofast and his new tracks, so I need to move this one onto a new home, any takers?


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It's a great track, so good luck with the sale...

 

Will be sad to see it move on from the club though... :(

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I will be building another one you know.

And if all goes well it will be even better than this one.


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If I could get photobucket to work again I would post them, for now you will just have to come over and see for yourself.


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It was a very nice track to race on Andrew...

Is that photo with the right hand loop raised?

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HI Michael

No, that's an early photo, now it has a bit of scenery and a few tweeks after the first race night we had.


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Oooh tweaks...

So when are the spy pics going up so we can plan accordingly??? lol.

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