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#61 munter

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

That track shouts commitment to slotcars.....excellent work, sir.
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 05:52 PM

Sweet looking track, is assembly a one man operation?

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:30 AM

View Postimugford, on 05 August 2015 - 01:29 PM, said:

just build a carport then the cars will have no need to return to the shed :)
Had enough trouble getting the one we have approved Ian, let alone adding another.

View Postmunter, on 05 August 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

That track shouts commitment to slotcars.....excellent work, sir.
Thanks John, The wife would call it obsession

View Postdigby, on 05 August 2015 - 05:52 PM, said:

Sweet looking track, is assembly a one man operation?
Hi Digby, yes I can do on my own, the hardest parts are moving the big 180 into position and getting the bridge 180 into place the rest is just running up the bolts with a nut runner or battery drill and getting all the joins and slots lined up and level

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:26 PM

Nice work Al.
Patience and perfection , as one would expect from yourself.
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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:47 AM

View PostPauls Slots, on 08 August 2015 - 11:26 PM, said:

Nice work Al.
Patience and perfection , as one would expect from yourself.

Thanks Paul,
Dunno about that, my high school woodwork teacher once described me in a term report as "slow but methodical" I think that still holds true today.
Cheers Alan
ps I've got your Tasman car here. I'll drop it off at the workshop today or tomorrow
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:42 PM

Started laying some track surface paint today
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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 11:28 AM

An excellent looking track. It looks like it will be fast and flowing, with some more technical sections so it won't become too easy to drive! I read that you used 12mm MDF. What did you use for the track edging? Is that thinner MDF or ply & how thick? I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

View PostWoodSlot, on 21 August 2015 - 11:28 AM, said:

An excellent looking track. It looks like it will be fast and flowing, with some more technical sections so it won't become too easy to drive! I read that you used 12mm MDF. What did you use for the track edging? Is that thinner MDF or ply & how thick? I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.

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G'Day Woody??
Thanks for the comments, yeah I think it will be interesting to get a handle on it. the dog leg and hairpin will be the key to a good lap time I think.
I've used 6 mm MDF for the fences.
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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

G'Day
Well the painting is mostly done now, and yes Virginia it's a gloss surface, not what i intended but somehow i ended up with some shiny paint.I decided to stick with it anyway.
The surface is a Wattyl oil based paving paint. The outer faces of the fence is done with some heritage red exterior I had left over and the inner some water based white low sheen enamel
Now just some detailing to do, then onto the braiding and wiring everything up.

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

That does look very nice LB - you've done a great job.

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 03:06 PM

It looks wonderful! A most professional looking job. Now just the braid, wiring etc. and we can hear what it's like to drive!!!

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 06:05 PM

Been watching your progress with great interest Lenny and can i say what a great job you have done , have seen many tracks in construction and finished and yours is of the highest order would love to run a couple of my Chargers on there trouble is the fares a bit much to do it, power to youir elbow mate . :)

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

Looking very slick Alan. Good job. Looking forward to running some laps on it soon.
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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:10 PM

Lookin' good Al'. You won't be disappointed with using the shiny surface, my track is great with consistent times and the tyre wear is minimal...

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 11:40 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys.
@Peter, well you could get a car on there at least as I'm sure we'll host a proxy series round at some time in the future.
@Triggy, yeah it will be good to get some of the guys around fora couple of runs before I get some racing going
@ Mark, the gloss is growing on me. I started racing on gloss so am familiar. Didn't see ferrodore till I came back into plastic car racing. I hoping to run goo free and we'll get a rubber build up with use.
I gave the surface a bit of a texture by laying the roller back over the paint just as it was starting to go off . It gives it a dapple finish but it's not rough

I'm getting a bit excited about getting it finished soon but I have to take a break for a couple of weeks while we babysit the grand kids up in Queensland.

Mark I'll PM you when I get up North to arrange a catch up.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:15 PM

View Postlenny broke, on 28 August 2015 - 01:45 PM, said:

G'Day
Well the painting is mostly done now, and yes Virginia it's a gloss surface, not what i intended but somehow i ended up with some shiny paint.I decided to stick with it anyway.
The surface is a Wattyl oil based paving paint. The outer faces of the fence is done with some heritage red exterior I had left over and the inner some water based white low sheen enamel
Now just some detailing to do, then onto the braiding and wiring everything up.

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Cheers Alan

G'day Alan,
track looks good..
Quite a few guys would recocnise it , but would be expecting a bit of banking on this near corner :rolleyes:

But then again, if they are Victorians, they would probably like it as it is.

See ya,
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Posted 01 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

Hi Dennis,
Thanks for that. I did have a play with a slight banking jut by pulling the legs out a bit at the bottom giving about 5deg but after I fitted the fencing it just got a bit difficult to pull it all in so went flat instead.
Not sure about the Vics but I remember at the 78 Nats round a few grumbles about the dog leg, hairpin and esses going back up to lead on.
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

Hi Guys and Gal(s?)
I've finished construction and braiding a few weeks ago and the track is ready for a test day later this week. I've run a few cars over the track and I think it is going to be fairly quick with a couple of spots that may cause a few headaches for the less attentive. The gloss surface really likes clean tyres which slowly fade after a bit of a run just like the real thing. It seems like just most tyres will offer reasonable grip, further use will tell what works best. I ended up using Fullers Toolbox to stick the braid down. So far it seems to be holding with the current varying temps in the garage.
I don't have the timing/ control unit set up yet but I reckon lap times will be in the 7-8 second area but we'll know once we get that all sorted.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

Looks fantastic. I love the segment markings and that shelf under canvas. The impressive shed size is also noticed.
Enjoy it.
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