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The Making Of 'igual Track 3'


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#1 Jaak

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:47 AM

Hi all,

It is finally time to begin my 3d permanent track after Handytrack 1 and Handytrack 2 i decided it needed a different name,

since the lanes 1 and 2 are exact equal to each other i chose a Portuguese style name for it hence the name Igual Track 3,

Igual is Portuguese for equal, this one will be a slow progress version.

First of all the layout and room.............(some pictures have been shown in a other thread)

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This track will probably be modified later, i just need to source 8 pieces of Straight to lengthen the middle piece so that the inners corners come to the corner

on the outside giving longer straights.

I also need two 6car Digital Power Adapters 4 R2 corners to take out the change overs and i need 2 border barriers extra ,

anybody that has any of this for a good price PM me.

The track now has 41,5 pieces of straight and 26 R2 corners.

The pictures show the style of layout,it Will be a combo Digital Analog track.

Because it is also analog i wanted it to be equal on both lanes i will convert both power bases later on in such a way that i can keep them both in the track,

this will also mean i need to convert my lane changers etc, all that later on.

Here is a picture of my other Slotcar room where my collection is and where i do my tinkering and building

Work place..............

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And my collection............(some cars missing due to missing parts )

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More will follow....

cheers,
Jaak

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:55 AM

Hey Jaak, looks good. Done right I can see some serious elevations there
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

Hey Stu,

Thanks :P i am not sure on the elevations though...

First of all, i am Dutch we have no elevations in the Netherlands.

Second of all, i had elevations on my First track which sometimes caused problems with LMP cars Thingies etc,

I want this track to also be 1:32 Thingie proof so it has to be a quick track :bday:

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:41 PM

Hi all

I got the necasary track parts but do still need the two Digital 6 car powerbase adapters/powersources

Here are some more pictures of the progress:

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First i made a proper table to build it all on...:

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That little dot is a new ray 1:32 motorbike to show the size of the table.

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This is actually the same wood from my old track but then turned upside down so it has a scenic bottom.
And i made it a bit bigger then last one.


Then i made a first layout with the track pieces i had..
More where on the way from my good mate MikeĀ®

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The green bits are also pieces of my old track which probably will not be used.
I will post some more progress pictures late.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:01 AM

Got some more pictures :o

Lane change Thingies have been removed,
and the track has been extended and it got more borders.

I also changed the radius curves on the bridge to R3 curves.

All i need now is some barriers to go wit my borders and make the Digital powerbase loose from the track with a switch,
and convert the lane changers with magnets etc, and also detach the Sport powerbase from the track with a switch,
and my Digital /Analog all in one track will be done :rofl: (excluding scenery)

The basic shape of the track will stay the same this is my final layout...intill the next but that one will be routed.

Here are some pictures...:

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I hope you like it..

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

Still looking good Jaak, but I would have gone for the largest radius curves I could get for the bridge for a fast transition. Will the routed track be this big?
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:06 AM

Thanks Stu,

I could not use the R4 because the track would not come together as proper as it did now.

I hope the routed will be at least as big as this one,
but that is for a few years from now, and depends on the room in the new house that i will have available for the track.

Time will tell.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:18 AM

Finally also made some small progress on the track!

I managed to figure out what goes where etc, i made the outlines for the pits and park footpaths roads and greenery.

I also fixed my bridge proper cut the wood to a proper size, last thing before painting and scenery is to figure out what i am going to use to make the walls on the ramp of the bridge B)




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