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Semi gloss - depends on what paint Andrew has/recommends. Not Feradore though...

(I want to be able to run sponge tyres on it too)

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A bit closer to being ready to install in it's final resting place.

I have painted the lane colours and the first coat of semigloss, time to deliver it to Tony.


A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain.

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Looking good there Andrew...

 

Timing system for this track is almost ready to go too...

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Did you deliberately not choose red as a lane colour so you wouldn't have any confusion with the Trackmate s/w?


May the downforce be with you.

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Is there a name for the track yet? I'm inclined to think it should be something knotty.


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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Knott yet...

 

Seriously though, the top straight is about 3m, the 'short l' covers about 2 x 2.5m. The rest is meant to be challenging but flowing. It is one of Andrew's tracks so should flow well...

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Did you deliberately not choose red as a lane colour so you wouldn't have any confusion with the Trackmate s/w?

 

Yes, red gets very confusing when running on empty during a fuel race.


A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain.

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Getting there:

Last join, stretching, taping, pc, lights & sensors, fences, controllers etc.

in the meantime, here's a photo spot...

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Having a play with track furniture. Here's a possible start line light gantry. It will hang of the base of the bridge, so doesn't need a vertical support.

If ppl lean all over it, I'll nake one up.

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Did some of the wiring harnesses for this track today...

 

Light bridge has had the IR LED's fitted, and wired up.

Track sensor harness made.

Relay / Track call harness mostly made (Awaiting 1 plug).

 

Still have to make the start lights harness, and fit it all up, but the timing system is definitely getting there...

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Many thanks S_R.

Andrew refitted the track more correctly on the weekend, taking some of the stresses out where didn't belong. Much better at this than I am, that's for sure.

Patched holes and gaps, smoothed joins and repainted.

Fitted first set of support brackets tonight and just about have the elevations finalised.

Got plugs for the power, but ended up with the wrong ones. Back to Fyshwick tomorrow if I can. (Need 412/110, not 412L)...

Need tape, power and circuitry and we are almost go!

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Sweet...

 

Shouldn't be too long now Tony...

 

ps. Finished the timing system last night...

Ready to be installed on the weekend...

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Controller ports have been installed.

Power supply hooked up.

Timing system installed.

PC setup.

All working ok.

 

Just waiting on the copper tape and the power tap to be done and it will be fully operational...

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Awesome job mr m.

As for size, it is kind of a t shape, with the long side along the top of the t.

From top corner to hairpin, 3500mm. Track is 300mm wide, but hairpin is 780 at the widest point. The tail (with donut and bridge) is 1100mm wide * 2200 long.

Total track length is approx 12m (centre lane). Will have a better view once the tape goes on ...

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Progress report:

Mr A has worked his magic again - taped and tapped. Now only to wire up the taps, add suitable fences and rubber up.

Will be a good weekend's worth of work!

 

Pics below:

 

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Start straight & loop into donut and bridge.

 

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Donut and bridge

 

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Straight, hairpin and bottom deck.

Lights still to go in on top straight

 

 

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Tony got 1 lane up and running last night...

Hoping to get the others up and running on Saturday...

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Bonython is up and running!

Some pics follow...

 

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The hairpin:

 

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Donut, sweep and onto top straight:

 

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Start loop:

 

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Light bridge:

 

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Top corner:

 

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Top straight (along the shelf):

 

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Under the bridge:

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Great job there Tony.

Looks like you've nearly finished it...

 

Are the lap times coming down yet?

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