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BMR has been running since August 2000 and this is the 3rd and hopefully the last track change .

The track is 26.5 metres shortest lane lap - 27.85 longest lane lap on a table 10.6m x 3m at its widest point. Its got a constant 40amp power supply , 4 lanes and it uses a dead strip as a link to the computer for lap counting , fastest laps , average lap and general race settings. Occasionally we race 1/24th cars on the track so it has wide lane spacing 100mm minimum and out to 125mm on the fast sweeper at the end of the 7 m straight. Most of the racing is 1/32 scale and BMR track is part of the South City Slotcar Club in South Australia . The photos are arranged to follow in a clockwise direction but the track can be run in reverse for a change every now and then. There are lights for night racing on the track but at this stage there is no braid laid down , so no lap times or any idea of how the Solver paint on the surface will be for grip .

 

up date - most of the racing is 1/24th now

 

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Im looking for ideas to help the green hilly areas stay intact its cornice cement / plaster over styrene foam then painted with water based paint and the grass etc is held in place by squirting a mix of aquadhere glue and water over the top but it is still a bit crumbly any ideas on a better way to help keep the grass etc in place gratefully recieved.

 

 

 

 

 

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by squirting a mix of aquadhere glue and water

Hi BMR,

 

Over the years I have done the same but working in the paint, adhesives and sealants industry for the last ^%*% years found that watering down a PVA like Aquadhere (Interior) actually over weakens the bond strength and cracks up over time. The Exterior Aquadhere (a PVA/Acrylic blend) worked better and didn't need as much water to get it to spray.

 

What I have found best so far but a little more expensive is 20% water added to a water based polyurethane clear coating made by Intergrain - called UltraClear (Bunnings should have it). I use the Low Sheen so I don't get a shiny finish on any surroundings.

 

Some food for thought! :unsure:


I can't believe that I wanted to grow up

 

Mount Salt Panorama Track Combined Road and Rally Track built near Salt Pan Creek Padstow - Sydney

 

A quick build rally track

 

2017 WRP Round 11 at Mt Salt Panorama

 

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I used hairspray as a fixative over the top of grass, etc... Seems to be holding up ok. Bought the biggest cheapest cans I could find.


cheers!

 

Steve

 

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by squirting a mix of aquadhere glue and water

Hi BMR,

 

Over the years I have done the same but working in the paint, adhesives and sealants industry for the last ^%*% years found that watering down a PVA like Aquadhere (Interior) actually over weakens the bond strength and cracks up over time. The Exterior Aquadhere (a PVA/Acrylic blend) worked better and didn't need as much water to get it to spray.

 

What I have found best so far but a little more expensive is 20% water added to a water based polyurethane clear coating made by Intergrain - called UltraClear (Bunnings should have it). I use the Low Sheen so I don't get a shiny finish on any surroundings.

 

Some food for thought! :unsure:

 

 

I used hairspray as a fixative over the top of grass, etc... Seems to be holding up ok. Bought the biggest cheapest cans I could find.

Thanks for the replies I will have a look at Bunnings for the clear coat (intergrain) and steel some hairspray from the wifes side of the bathroom cupboard . Im on a tight budget for the rebuild and I have been lucky with most of the materials I needed for the track around the side of the shed or in the shed - house renovation leftovers - the plaster I used was casting plaster and it stays a bit soft so it may not hold up to the abuse of cars slamming into it or the odd marshal arm hitting it but @#it happens it can be fixed huh. Cheers for the ideas.

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don't tell lies steve about the hair spary on the wifes side... it's on your side !!! hahahaha

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don't tell lies steve about the hair spary on the wifes side... it's on your side !!! hahahaha

Question - does he have any hair left to spray?! :ph34r::lol: :lol:


Lim

 

I enjoy racing. Winning or losing is secondary.

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don't tell lies steve about the hair spary on the wifes side... it's on your side !!! hahahaha

Question - does he have any hair left to spray?! :ph34r::lol: :lol:

 

No fear there Lim, he's the one not wearing a hat and not as aerodynamic as the bloke on the other end

 

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Looking good Steve. Blake and I are looking forward to doing some fast laps on it shortly.

 

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yeah steve its looking great ,i cant wait to test your theory about the marshals hand on the scenery :ph34r::lol:


winning is so over-rated

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The traction and surface finish in the bowl area are second to none. I helped sand down that section :) As for the rest of the track.... :(

 

Only joking Steve, looks like a million dollars...err....1/32 scale thats 31,250 dollars. Nice combo of power straights and big drift corners with tight technical infield. Something for everyone.

 

cheers

rick1776


cheers

rick1776

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Hi Steve

Great Job

I hope Im the first to break that record :) :(

Did you end up lowering the track down?


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Here's some pictures i took last night....

 

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and the first new track record was set too... 8.82 on blue lane

 

LOOK!!! Dave's had a shave.... :) :(


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Hi Steve

Great Job

I hope Im the first to break that record :) :(

Did you end up lowering the track down?

 

I set the record... and thats within 75 laps of a freshly painted surface...

 

i'lll answer that for steve... yes its lower but the drivers still have a 6inch step up

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Hi Steve

Great Job

I hope Im the first to break that record :) :(

Did you end up lowering the track down?

 

I set the record... and thats within 75 laps of a freshly painted surface...

 

i'lll answer that for steve... yes its lower but the drivers still have a 6inch step up

Cheers for the kind words guys , the 6" step up is so we can get a better view over the centre marshal but Imugford will still have to use the floor ;) Which will put all at the same viewing level as Imug . Imug set a fast time on a dirty slippery new surface 8.9 with his early Monaro / Slottek chassis on sponge tyres at 10 volts - sorry Ian but tonight around 7.30 with a stock Scalextric Aussie V8 I managed a casual 8.1 on 9.5 volts driving one handed ! ( the surface is cleaning up ) hee haa !! Im guessing we will see lap times drop into the low 8s high 7s by the end of the week as the other three lanes will be up and running to try as well.

( Imug can always say he held the first ever lap record on the new layout )

The old layout times were in the low 6 seconds area and a few mid 5s with slot it cars and Slottek chassis on sponge and rubber tyres.

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thanks Ashley & I thought you were a nice person you should know I dont wear short waist-coats :P


winning is so over-rated

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hahaah atleast the record lasted for 24hrs :P

3ofus came around this morning and dropped of some carpet from Rick ( cheers for that Rick ) he had few laps around the track , he managed an 8 flat with my car !!! must be because the surface was warm huh ? The laps times will keep on dropping Im sure. I am home Friday night and out in the shed , as usual , I will be giving the track a shakedown and looking for any problems . Regular racers are welcome to come along and lay some rubber onto the lanes - you know who you are .

 

Hey while Im writing thanks to Bob , Dave , Dennis , Ian , Kane , Ken , Keryn , Mark , Rick , Wayne , Michelle and Danielle for all there help , coffees , comments and conversation. " Real names have been changed to protect the innocent "

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Dont worry Dave, I think thats Hoffy in the background. Hes the one with the eyeglasses and kane. Explains the driving style during a race. :lol:

 

cheers

rick1776


cheers

rick1776

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thanks Ashley & I thought you were a nice person you should know I dont wear short waist-coats :)

3ofus dropped over to help lay down some rubber on the new surface ...he had a long waist coat on and he didn't look green ...must be feeling better . Sorry to say Imugfords 24 hour record got smashed tonight .

3ofus did some very fast times Green lane 7.884 - R lane 7.854 - B lane 7.812 - Y lane 7.224

Imkouwl has something to aim for now huh.

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this track may be up for grabs soon , $350 to who ever can pull it down and take it , I can help but due to back injuries I cant help physically much

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