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A Few Tracks I Have Built Recently

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First one was something to play with in between the real tracks.

 

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Then after I sold my old track I needed a replacement one, what do you think of this one?

 

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And then a club friend decided he needed a track as well.

 

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And then just for fun I built this one and put it up on ebay.

 

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Braid? Yes, but it's getting too hard to find and toooo expensive, and tape works just as well, in my opinion anyway.

To braid a track can cost over $400, and to tape the same track would cost only $12.


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i have raced on all of andrews tracks and they have all been great fun.

the build quality is very high too.

if anybody wanted a wooden routed track built, andrew is the man.

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you find they are getting easier to build ?? i've done 2 with tape and one with braid, apart from the braid being costly its the best thing ive done :) heat in the shed doesn't expand it, no breaks etc etc :)

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Yeah, they are getting to be like riding a bike, easier every time.

I find that once you get into a rythem, it all falls into place.

I haven't had any problems with the tape, and it's easy and cost effective.


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All finnished now, it has 110mm lane spacing, 100mm outer gutters and 80mm inners.

This guy wants to be able to run 1/24th cars as well.

 

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Looking good Andrew...

Looking forward to racing on your track tomorrow...

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I can't believe how quick your banging the track together Andrew it looks great !!!!

I'm cleaning the slot car shed tonight

Woo hoo !!!!

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It's all finnished and Ross picked it up yesturday.

It might look a lot like the one that went to Melbourne, but it is subtlely different.

I tried a few new build styles on this one, and it makes for a much neeter fit and finish.

 

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Once again, very nice there Andrew...

Is that the same layout as Alvaro's but with the bridge the other way?? Looks better that way to me...

 

Also, looks like you made a 2 lane track and then changed your mind and made Ross a 3 lane one instead...

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Had a couple of mates over today we had an awesome time banged out laps for a few hours

Maybe 4 hours

Andrew makes a very high quality track which made for great racing today couldn't be happy

 

My track dimensions : 3.6mts - 1.8mts

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Yeah Michael, I like to test my build ideas on the smaller tracks, and then use what I learn on the bigger ones.

Ross wanted a bigger track to start with, can't have a decent race on 2 lanes now can you?

That 2 laner is going cheap, get in quick before it's gone ;)


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Been at it again, this one was designed by a guy in Orange.

He wanted to run HO scale cars with slide guides fitted, and 1/32nd on the 2 outer lanes. But he changed his mind 3/4 of the way through the build. Now I have to build him anouther track specifically for 1/32nd, so this one will be up for sale to recoupe the build costs.

 

The lanes are 40mm apart and the outer and inner are 50mm, lane length is 16m.

Track is 3m x 1.8m, ferrodore and copper tape, wired as per commercial tracks.

 

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This corner has been banked for better speed at the end of the straight.

 

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The inner corner has a squeeze to make life interesting

 

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Bit different to your usual stuff, and once again, nicely done.

 

Good luck with the sale.

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Not much interest in this one just yet, but that hasn't stopped me from making a few more.

I'm up to No:15 now, it seems the new slot centre in Penrith is getting a few people interested in racing again, and I'm building tracks to keep them happy.

My 3.6m x 1.8m 3 lane tracks seem to be quite popular.

 

Oh well back to the shed, I have another track to build.


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I've been busy working on a track for a guy in Sydney.

 

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Do you think it will be big enough?

 

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I still have to fit the braid and wire it up, then I can get a few mates over for a few laps.

I mean, I have to test it before I can give it the all clear for the new owner to pick it up, don't I??


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