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s13's Photo s13 24 Jun 2013

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s13's Photo s13 24 Jun 2013

oops clicked post too soon. Was given an box old old scalextrics which just so happened to be the perfect amount for a figure 8 track. When I was a kid i had a track under my bed so decided to build this for my dads birthday... now he has 2 grand kids he can use it when they come over. I have taken my time with this one and i think the results came out well. still need to so a little more work.

going to put a 5m LED strip light around the outside and going to setup a controller box.

Was going to have 2 plugs for normal controllers and also have 2 big buttons so when young kids play it will just be a big button they can mash down on and will be a bit lower power.

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shadow_rusty's Photo shadow_rusty 24 Jun 2013

Nice little setup there...
Do you get much air off of the sharp angles on the bridges??
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s13's Photo s13 24 Jun 2013

Nah no air cars run nice n smooth. This was my first attempt at putting a wood edge on. Was surprised at how well the mdf curved.

I normally do all the cutting for my projects but tried out the bunnings cutting service. Bit of mdf and ask for 80mm cuts and they were all perfect :-)
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s13's Photo s13 12 Sep 2013

So i though the track needed some lighting. $17 bucks from ebay and 5m of LED lighting and you can see the track from the moon :) even had some left over to light up under the bridge.

2 power supplies installed 1x12v and 1x10v with a switch so when kids play cars go a bit slower.
drivers station installed
wheels put on the bottom
Dad's bday on weekend so will see what he thinks of the surprise... unfortunately my 3 year old may have given him a slight hint so will see if its what hes expecting :)

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GTR XU-1's Photo GTR XU-1 13 Sep 2013

Nice little set up there... I am sure your old man will love it. The lights make it look very retro.

Dave
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mattcrackers's Photo mattcrackers 13 Sep 2013

Ok, you've got my attention now, whats under the rug, right of the figure 8
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s13's Photo s13 14 Sep 2013

lol that was just my jumper. gets a bit cold at night in the shed in winter :-)
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