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I Got Bored And Decided To Build A Rally Track

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I had a 2.4m x 1.8m sheet of particle board, so I decided to build a rally track.

I got some copper tape off ebay, got the router off my brother and went mad with a pencil on the board.

 

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I gave it a coat of some left over white paint just to help seal the wood, gave it a good sanding down and went for it with the copper tape.

 

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I am using my test bench power supply at the moment and just had to get in a few test laps before I get carried away with the ferador.

 

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That looks like a lot of fun... Can't wait to see it in the flesh...

You need to have it running for the next club meet... lol.

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Nothing succeeds quite like excess... How does it actually drive?


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Hi Embs

Not to good so far, way too slipery, the only car I have that will even make a lap is an SCX 4wd.

I need to paint some Ferodore on it to get the grip level up a bit.

I'll see how I go after work today, but it is still a lot of fun.

 

Andrew

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Dulux suede... So much easier to use than ferradore.


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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Tiny Tyers Targa - The build saga continues - Aging wood - A recipe for staining wood - Don't take a fence - Step by step paling fence - An old shed for my new cars - Wooden garage under construction

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Try lowering the voltage to about 9v...

And agreed that rally tracks should be slipperier and harder to drive...

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You might find it will start to work better after it rubbers up too. If you can make a lap though as you mention.

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It's only got undercote on it so far, that's why it's so slippery.It was leaving white powder on the tyres.

I have put a coat of Feradore on it now, so when it dries I will be able to rubber it up and have lots of fun

 

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Damb, you figured out where I got my inspiration from.............

 

Well a man and a router are a dangerous combination, I figured as I got the wireing for the cross over down pat now, Id add a few more.

 

I had a few tight corners that closed even tighter on themselves, and the cars had a hard time getting around so I turned them into cross overs.

 

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That pattern messes with the eyes...

Definately can't wait to see it in person now...

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Have you finished a lap yet or do you have to keep stopping to get something to eat so you don't starve?


May the downforce be with you.

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I've got it all sorted now, I spent the day building a frame on wheels so I can move it around and it flips up so I can store it up against a wall.

 

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I'm powering it from my jump start pack, it works great.

 

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Any chance of a video - would love to see a car making it around the circuit - you could use a bit of Chubby Checker as theme music

 

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Nice work there Andrew... Definitely need to organise a rally event on it now...

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I've been bitten by the track making bug now and have to build another track, so if anyone wants a rally track this one is up for grabs now, so I can make room for the next creation.

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I got bored with this one and decidded to turn it into a 2 lane track instead.

 

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That one is quite fun too...

So, when do you start the next one??

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wow ....... that's a lot of track in a small spot,,,,, but sure wish I could just up & start a new track,,,,& complete it........................ At this point in time,, my brain has such an orgasm thinking bout all the ideas I have,,,,it falls asleep & nothing gets done

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That one is quite fun too...

So, when do you start the next one??

 

What do you meen? I've built 2 since that one was finnished. ;)


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