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#1 Sunny Coast Slotter

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

Finally the shed is done, and the track has begun! I purchased some sheets of MDF, designed my layout and ripped into it! Posted ImageWe descided to join the sheets with "biscuits" and a foaming glue that they use to make wooden surfboards. It seems to be a nice soild join. With the sheets joined and the middle lane drawn I used the lexan strip to route the slot. After the middle lane was done i simply used a piece of 1/8 perspex in the slot and routed the other lanes and the track edge. That done I messed about with elevations etc. Next will be paint, copper tape and racing!! Looking to have it done in the next week!! Here are some pix of the build so far.Posted Image The biscuit maker in action.Posted Imagebiscuits in place. Posted Imagetrusty surfboard tiedowns to hold the joint in place. this worked a treat!Posted Image Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageThis shows the "top" sheet and if you look you can see the routing strip on thr "bottom board. these are hoing to be joined to creat the circuit.Posted ImageMore to come. just a couple of misroutes to bog up and im away!!
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

Nice track Joe - which part of the North coast are you at? there are a couple of chaps I race with who live up that way

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

Hi Joe
Its about time hahaha
cheers Steve

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:30 AM

Hey David.Im at Kuluin
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:30 AM

Steve!! Yes mate finally!!! Its looking good. I had to finish off the shed etc before I could strat the track. I will give you a hoy when we are ready to race.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

Joined the 2 ends last night and set up the elevations on the track. Must say it is amazing how flexible 12mm mdf is! Here are some pix of the joined track and its elevations. Next fix elevations in place, bogging, sanding painting taping! Posted Imageoverall view Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

Hi Joe
Waiting patiently, looks like an awesome setup.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

Yes Steve, patience is a virtue!! Not long mate and we can carve out some laps on the Loop!
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:33 AM

Did a bit more on the elevations last night. Making track supports and getting the clearances on bridges etc right. Posted ImageThis is the overall view .The Esses heading up the hill.Posted ImagePosted Image The back straight. Just a couple more track supports and I am bogging my mistakes, sanding and painting. I hope to get it done by Sunday arvo.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:55 PM

Looking good Joe!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

I like it a lot and so much easier than a banked curve
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:57 AM

Track is looking good, Nice elevations that S in the last photo looks like a truck killer on the bottom track

Edited by dangermouse, 03 March 2014 - 07:35 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:01 AM

Since that pic I have made sure that there is 120mm min clearance at all "bridges". Keen to get racing but a little more to do. Setting up the elevations has been time consuming.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:52 AM

View PostZeGas, on 28 February 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

I like it a lot and so much easier than a banked curve
Hi ZeGas It was amazing how much flex the 12mm MDF has. I had some crazy elevations and twists in the track as I was mucking about. I think it was also made more flexible by cutting the actual roadway out of the sheet. I did have a minor set back yesterday. I was bogging up some mistakes and looked this morning only to find 1/2 the bog didnt set!!!!! Dont know what I did wrong as I have used this product before. Now to scrape out the unset bog and start again!!
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

View PostSunny Coast Slotter, on 03 March 2014 - 09:52 AM, said:

View PostZeGas, on 28 February 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

I like it a lot and so much easier than a banked curve
It was amazing how much flex the 12mm MDF has.

Tell me about it I managed to get 45 degree bank in a 180 degree bend out of 12mm with just one slight crack.
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:52 AM

12mm MDF bends very well, especially if it is bent slowly over several days. A lot of people cut across the back of the track,but I never hsve, just some clamps, packing timber and a little patience.
Nice build and fills the available space well.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:04 PM

this track looks as though its got every corner combination covered........ is there anything that you think you've left out.........crazy track.... looks a killer

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

View Postneil, on 03 March 2014 - 07:04 PM, said:

this track looks as though its got every corner combination covered........ is there anything that you think you've left out.........crazy track.... looks a killer
Funny you should say that Neil. I want to add a pit lane!!
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Woot!!!! Brewers Loop Raceway is up and running!!
Here is a couple of short videos (was hard to film and drive so the cinematography is average but you get the idea)
The track is great, smooth, fast and challenging with a good mix of corners and straights.
http://s1355.photobu...507adf.mp4.html
http://s1355.photobu...fb9af8.mp4.html

I used black board paint mixed with low sheen acrylic wall paint to get the grey colour. Traction is good with silicon tyres.

Next is the timing system. I have bought the IR leds and recievers to fit below the slot, scored a computer tower from a mate and am needing the printer cable to complete it.

We had a session last night with 3 lanes in use, plenty of good door to door racing with lots of room to pass.

Cheers

Joe

Edited by Sunny Coast Slotter, 17 April 2014 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hi Joe
Looks awesome and looks a bit different from when i was up there a couple of weeks ago, well done.
cheers
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