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#1 slittlehales

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:12 PM

Hi all, Just thought I would start a new thread here detailing the evolution of my track.

So I bought Shodan's old track (build and photos here: Build details )
Anyway its a three land track with braid, its a pretty neat compact track and flows quite well in either direction. I picked it up yesterday and then spent the afternoon assembling it. Then it came time to wire it ...eeek. Thankfully Manimmal was on hand to assist and we were soon cutting laps on two of the lanes and drinking beers....

This afternoon I cleaned up some of the wiring and got the third lane running yay!!

So the next project will be timing and then onto landscaping.....
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:26 PM

Nice to see it went to a good home, hope you get tons of enjoyment out of it Steve.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

Thanks Rob, I am really pleased with it, am looking forward to getting the timing up and running so that I can see the lap times.....
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:05 PM

we were both surprised by how good the track is!! - we got it right 1st time for the wiring too.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:36 PM

Good to hear all is well with the 'new' track Steve.
How's the grip?
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

View Postknoath, on Sep 28 2008, 08:45 PM, said:

Good to hear all is well with the 'new' track Steve.
How's the grip?

Hi Knoath, the grip level is pretty good all things considered, the biggest issue as Manimmal alluded to is the lack of barriers and a concrete floor..... bugger...
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:08 PM

View Postslittlehales, on Sep 28 2008, 08:58 PM, said:

the biggest issue as Manimmal alluded to is the lack of barriers and a concrete floor..... bugger...

ouch! look forward to pics!
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:43 AM

Hi Steve,

Glad to hear the track had a good trip from Chaddy. No fences huh, sounds like you've got some 3mm MDF in your future......

As Gref said - Pics. Any ideas on the landscaping yet?

Good stuff,

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:47 AM

Hi there Steve,

Landscaping...mmm I am kinda thinking a street circuit sort of feel, like Singapore for example as I think the layout of the track lends itself to this, but still trying to put it together in my head. I will post pics asap.
PS if anyone has some track name ideas, I am open to ideas..

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:11 PM

Ok some pics,

Firstly, please excuse the messy shed and the temporary barriers!

Pics that follow are some over all shots, then some detail shots of the two squeeze sections and finally a shot coming out of of the overpass.

A Timing solution has been found and Startline will soon be installed.

Enjoy!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

View Postslittlehales, on Oct 1 2008, 06:20 PM, said:

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I this one it looks like you come up hill into a flat section for the curve? Seems like a de-slot for no reason spot? Might be a trick of the eye though.

Apart from that it looks magnificent! Congrats on your new racetrack!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:34 PM

Hi Eno,

Its downhill into that corner, no problems with de-slots so far
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:08 PM

track looks great

:huh: shouldn't all those weapons on the back wall be secured in a locked cabinet :lol:;)

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:59 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Oct 1 2008, 07:17 PM, said:

track looks great

:huh: shouldn't all those weapons on the back wall be secured in a locked cabinet :lol:;)

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:22 PM

So update for today, after being away for most of the week, got the timing sorted out today have all three lanes fully up and running, a great big thanks to Steve (aastes) for all his help. I can highly recommend Startline

Next steps are sorting out a permanent solution for the controllers and then onto landscaping.......
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:49 PM

So I thought I would post some lap times from the track, in the pursuit of semi scientific results, i have recorded the fastest lap times for the Red and Blue lanes, which are the two outside lanes , and then provide an average. I will try and update these results as long as I stay enthused.
For the record, both Slot.It's have MJK tyres fitted and the bodies and pods loosened for float. The Proslot and the Fly Racing have "new formula" Ortmann's and loosened bodies and pods.

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Enjoy!


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:05 AM

Hi Steve,

Long time no speak!
How's the track going? Got any recent pics?

Cheers
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