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Well I've made a start on the new improved Southern Cross Motor Raceway!

The table measures 4.8m x 2m of 12mm MDF. This is my first time using a router!

Slots are 3mm x 7mm deep. Going with copper tape.

I don't know what the lane lengths are... but I reckon somewhere around 14-15m.

Back straight is 3.5m long, front straight 2.5m, bridge section 3.1m.

Surface will be Ferrodore Bridge Grey.

 

I made 2 mistakes with the routing, where the pin of the radius arm moved mid arc!!! Bugger!! I filled it with some putty, yet to repair it.

 

I haven't routed the bridge section yet, maybe this weekend... you can see the routing for the fences, they will be 3mm MDF 30 something mm high, enough for some signage.

Would like to have the lanes painted this weekend.

Here's some pics.

 

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Dick

 

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looks great Dick ,

will you get enough height under the bridge ?

it looks like it might be a steep incline/decline depending on direction of travel

 

sax

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Thanks Matt. The rise for the bridge will start towards the end of the front straight, through the right hander and over the track, with a gradual drop before the right/left esses (3.1m between turn 1 and 2)


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Dick

 

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Nice one Knoath.

 

Remember the lazy way to paint slots, squirt paint into the slot, and push it along moving a strip of cardboard or something back and forth. Much easier than brushing.

 

I made up a Luf-style tape laying tool from some waste plexiglass I bought from a plastics engineering shop. It took me a couple of hours and saved more than that on my first lay, - 3 lanes and way smaller than yours. It also made the basic lay flatter than I could acheive by hand around the corners.

 

Some details on my track thread here in case you missed it. http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4911

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Off to a great start Dick, like the size and layout. I'll be watching how this progresses :lol:


Regards

Rob

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Woohoo! Dick's got wood!! :D (Sorry couldn't help myself)

 

 

Nice to see you've finally bitten the bullet- track looks great. There's going to be a nice selection of tracks for V32 to race on in the very near future!!

 

I know you love your scenery, are you gonna go crazy on this bad boy?

 

 

cheers

shodan


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I don't think so Bry... I'll have the first corner rising to the bridge over the sweeper, but this will be the only elevation at this stage... I may do something like Davnic74 has done to add something to an otherwise flat table. Some trees and bushes, homemade grass etc, but buildings.... not at this stage.

This track will need to stand on it's side up against the garage wall, so weight is just as much an issue as elevations etc.


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Dick

 

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Woohoo! Dick's got wood!! :D (Sorry couldn't help myself)

 

Wooden Dick..

 

It's looking mighty fine!


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Well after work this arvo I got to work on the bridge section, I cut the board to allow the incline at turn 1, and also the aproach to turn 2.

I moved onto routing the bridge itself, got 1 1/2 lanes done when the router bit had had enough.... it was burning the wood, not cutting it.

So that was that!

Off to Bunnings to get a new bit tomorrow.

I may still be able to have the lanes painted by next week, and then Ferrodore.

Edited by knoath

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Its coming along nicely Dick, nice to see the apprentices enthusiastic about the prospect of a new race track.


Regards

Rob

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Looks like good stuff Dick. You certainly seemed to pay attention during the time spent with Davnic!

 

Track also looks big - are you puttling it along the side-wall of the garage?

 

Cheers,

 

Steve

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Yes Steve.. it will 'roll' on rounded legs a la Davnic 74's previous track (sorry, don't have any pics)... the legs will fold outward, rounded side down, and then be locked into place. Then it's a matter of 'rolling' the table down over the legs.

I may need to play with some counter balancing on the wall side of the table to assist in lifting it up, but I can lift the table off the floor and up against the wall on my own still, so I don't think It'll be too bad.

I reckon it weighs about 50-60kgs at the moment.


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Dick

 

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2 of 3 lanes are painted.

Haven't done the bridge though....

Looking back down front straight from turn 1

 

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Looking along front straight to turn 1

 

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A bit of a mess after the dog decided to check out what was going on!!

You can see red paw prints here and there!!!

 

Hopefully pick up ferrodor this week!


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Dick

 

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2 of 3 lanes are painted.

Haven't done the bridge though....

Looking back down front straight from turn 1

 

P1030451.jpg

 

Looking along front straight to turn 1

 

P1030449.jpg

 

A bit of a mess after the dog decided to check out what was going on!!

You can see red paw prints here and there!!!

 

Hopefully pick up ferrodor this week!

 

If the dog & the kids don't help you haven't done the job properly.

 

Should have seen when I tried to make beer & Daisy (the Kelpie) decided to help.. anyone else ever made beer that tastes of wet dog??


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The layout is good and should have some fast racing. What did you do with the old track? Are you going to have two tracks to choose from now? :arggg:

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simple clean lines.

Thanks Triggy, it's not surprising you would make that comment.

If I can my track to look as clean as yours I'll be very happy!

I have studied your track for hours!!

 

The layout is good and should have some fast racing. What did you do with the old track? Are you going to have two tracks to choose from now?

Thanks Aaron... the old plastic track has headed up north (QLD) to crikey's house (no, not the Irwins...) :lol:

 

I'm after some opinions guys... as you can see from the pics, I've gone for the red and blue lane colors.

The idea was to go red, white and blue (see sig) but with white lines on the track edges, it'll look a bit much.

So, what colors could I go with (I don't want yellow! Bloody Adelaide Crows!!! Sorry Triggy! ;) he he)

So would a green look OK, or would a black lane work?

I'm going with Bridge Grey Ferrodor which is the middle of the road grey.

 

All opinions welcomed.

Dick

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Dick

 

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Yellow and whit would probably not stand out against the grey, I reckon green would work.


Regards

Rob

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I would go green as well. The colours need to be bright so the marshalls can easily see the lanes when putting cars back on.

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Thanks Triggy, it's not surprising you would make that comment.

If I can my track to look as clean as yours I'll be very happy!

I have studied your track for hours!!

 

If / when I build a 4 laner it will probably be alot like your layout Dick. With scenery of course :huh:

 

So, what colors could I go with (I don't want yellow! Bloody Adelaide Crows!!! Sorry Triggy! :minigun: he he)

All opinions welcomed.

Dick

 

I...would go yellow :lol:


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