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#21 nostalgic

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:00 PM

Lotta work Syd, but it is looking good! what is the lenght, and whats the clearance under the overpass?

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:18 AM

View Postnostalgic, on Dec 28 2008, 07:00 PM, said:

Lotta work Syd, but it is looking good! what is the lenght, and whats the clearance under the overpass?

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:13 PM

View Postknoath, on Dec 22 2008, 06:53 AM, said:

Should be ready for the Xmas 500 Syd!!!
That should be enough laps to run her in.

Nice Chrissy present for yourself!
Well done so far.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

looking good Syd

are you using magna braid or copper?

I have the same dusty green vacuum cleaner :)

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Hey Syd that look's like a fast track, You are still to route the recess, will that damage the ferrodor?

DM, speaking of vacuum's i blewup the wife's good vac yesterday...geez am i in the s!%t. :)
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:40 PM

View PostDavnic74, on Jan 12 2009, 05:59 PM, said:

Hey Syd that look's like a fast track, You are still to route the recess, will that damage the ferrodor?

DM, speaking of vacuum's i blewup the wife's good vac yesterday...geez am i in the s!%t. :)

Its more likely the ferrodore will damage the recess bit, its damn abrasive will take the edge off a cutter quickly.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:51 PM

View PostDavnic74, on Jan 12 2009, 05:59 PM, said:

Hey Syd that look's like a fast track, You are still to route the recess, will that damage the ferrodor?

DM, speaking of vacuum's i blewup the wife's good vac yesterday...geez am i in the s!%t. :D

:) did you factor a new vacuum cleaner into the budget for building the track - what heading would that come under (I would put it in the bl#$@@ annoying column)

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:49 PM

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Its more likely the ferrodore will damage the recess bit, its damn abrasive will take the edge off a cutter quickly.

I've seen what it can do to a belt sander... I'd hate see a router bit!
Best of luck with it Syd!
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

View Postknoath, on Jan 12 2009, 07:49 PM, said:

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Its more likely the ferrodore will damage the recess bit, its damn abrasive will take the edge off a cutter quickly.

I've seen what it can do to a belt sander... I'd hate see a router bit!
Best of luck with it Syd!
No problems with router bits but it will kill them eventually, but I have a very good friend who will turn one up for me at the drop of a hat ( Thanks Alan) It looks a lot neater to route last as it gives a better edge to work against
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:30 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 05:35 PM, said:

looking good Syd

are you using magna braid or copper?

I have the same dusty green vacuum cleaner :)

cheers
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I am using tinned copper braid it is alot smoother than the plain copper I used last time and doesn't tarnish. Did you happen to notice the burgandy vacuum cleaner as well. The green one was the wifes ( I replaced that with a Dyson ,which incedently get used on race nights when she isn't home!!!!!!!!!!!Try one they fantastic) and the burgandy came from my mum when I shamed the old man into buying her a Dyson so I could have the old one.Good eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:23 PM

View PostSyd, on Jan 12 2009, 09:30 PM, said:

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 05:35 PM, said:

looking good Syd

are you using magna braid or copper?

I have the same dusty green vacuum cleaner :)

cheers
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I am using tinned copper braid it is alot smoother than the plain copper I used last time and doesn't tarnish. Did you happen to notice the burgandy vacuum cleaner as well. The green one was the wifes ( I replaced that with a Dyson ,which incedently get used on race nights when she isn't home!!!!!!!!!!!Try one they fantastic) and the burgandy came from my mum when I shamed the old man into buying her a Dyson so I could have the old one.Good eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is so funny - we were talking about getting a Dyson when we were at the shops the other day - and I was thinking that the Green Vax would become by backroom vacuum -

ok enough of this house hold appliance talk - people will think we are on the Hoover Forum not a slot car forum :)

what lane spacing have you used? and what are your inside and outside spaces?

cheers
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:58 AM

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 10:23 PM, said:

View PostSyd, on Jan 12 2009, 09:30 PM, said:

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 05:35 PM, said:

looking good Syd

are you using magna braid or copper?

I have the same dusty green vacuum cleaner :)

cheers
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I am using tinned copper braid it is alot smoother than the plain copper I used last time and doesn't tarnish. Did you happen to notice the burgandy vacuum cleaner as well. The green one was the wifes ( I replaced that with a Dyson ,which incedently get used on race nights when she isn't home!!!!!!!!!!!Try one they fantastic) and the burgandy came from my mum when I shamed the old man into buying her a Dyson so I could have the old one.Good eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is so funny - we were talking about getting a Dyson when we were at the shops the other day - and I was thinking that the Green Vax would become by backroom vacuum -

ok enough of this house hold appliance talk - people will think we are on the Hoover Forum not a slot car forum :)

what lane spacing have you used? and what are your inside and outside spaces?

cheers
DM
105mm spacing and the inners vary from 80 to 105 and the outers 105 to 125mm it varies on each corner due to the eliptical routeing that I explained earlier.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 10:23 PM, said:

View PostSyd, on Jan 12 2009, 09:30 PM, said:

View Postdangermouse, on Jan 12 2009, 05:35 PM, said:

looking good Syd

are you using magna braid or copper?

I have the same dusty green vacuum cleaner :)

cheers
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I am using tinned copper braid it is alot smoother than the plain copper I used last time and doesn't tarnish. Did you happen to notice the burgandy vacuum cleaner as well. The green one was the wifes ( I replaced that with a Dyson ,which incedently get used on race nights when she isn't home!!!!!!!!!!!Try one they fantastic) and the burgandy came from my mum when I shamed the old man into buying her a Dyson so I could have the old one.Good eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is so funny - we were talking about getting a Dyson when we were at the shops the other day - and I was thinking that the Green Vax would become by backroom vacuum -

ok enough of this house hold appliance talk - people will think we are on the Hoover Forum not a slot car forum :)

what lane spacing have you used? and what are your inside and outside spaces?

cheers
DM
I hope these photos explain the lane spacing and give you an idea of how big the track is.Notice the routing for the braid is done and should be laying the braid tomorrow.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

That's a TOP looking track... Most impressed!!!
I'm intrigued about the 'legs' (stands) what's the idea behind then? do they tilt, or is it
for height adjustment?... And do you have the plans/measurements for them?

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:28 PM

View Posthuddothree, on Jan 13 2009, 05:37 PM, said:

That's a TOP looking track... Most impressed!!!
I'm intrigued about the 'legs' (stands) what's the idea behind then? do they tilt, or is it
for height adjustment?... And do you have the plans/measurements for them?
Ive seen them on a few tracks from trawling the net. They look a fantastic idea but would be very wood intensive I would imagine.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

View Posthuddothree, on Jan 13 2009, 05:37 PM, said:

That's a TOP looking track... Most impressed!!!
I'm intrigued about the 'legs' (stands) what's the idea behind then? do they tilt, or is it
for height adjustment?... And do you have the plans/measurements for them?

If there the same legs that were used on The Snake (Alans last track) they should tilt and be height adjustable they work a treat and can be pulled apart easily so it's a very user friendly setup

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

View PostBlue, on Jan 13 2009, 06:10 PM, said:

View Posthuddothree, on Jan 13 2009, 05:37 PM, said:

That's a TOP looking track... Most impressed!!!
I'm intrigued about the 'legs' (stands) what's the idea behind then? do they tilt, or is it
for height adjustment?... And do you have the plans/measurements for them?

If there the same legs that were used on The Snake (Alans last track) they should tilt and be height adjustable they work a treat and can be pulled apart easily so it's a very user friendly setup
That's right John and from memory I got 21 triangles from each 2.4 x 1.2 metre sheet of 15mm MDF (cover sheets are cheaper) and they are spaced approx. 600mm apart. I used 43 legs on this track or 86 triangles. I will try to remember to take a photo of one and list it's dimensions for you.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:03 AM

How did you go with the routing through the ferrodor Syd?
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:01 AM

Great job on the track Syd. Does your track come apart in pieces fairly easily?

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:08 AM

View Postknoath, on Jan 14 2009, 06:03 AM, said:

How did you go with the routing through the ferrodor Syd?
As you can see no chipping and a nice clean edge. No damage to the router bit and gives a nice surface to glue the braid down to. I am using contact cement (Not waterbased , same stuff cabinet makers use for sticking laminate down, it's a bit thinner than the usual stuff you get off the shelf at the hardware store.) to glue it down .I will be starting today and hopefully will be finished by Friday,Yippee!!!!!!!
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