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New 6 Laner. Mdf Routed, Magnabraid

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hi gents.

started building my 6 lane MDF track last sunday. then visitors arrived and stayed for 3 days. that put a halt to the track work.

got back into it yesterday.

this heat is killing me. 38 degrees, god knows what the temp was in my metal garage. stopped work at 6pm and started drinking some cold beers.

got my radiuses finished, the elbow and cut my straights, ready to be routed 2morrow.

more pics in a couple of days.

should have my 19mm bit arrive from slotsnz early in the week. will measure my lane lenghts and order the magnabraid from MR asap.

cheers, steve

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yeah, he was 'waytofast' there :bday:

 

his photoalbum can be found here: http://s419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/waytofast_album/

 

 

btw, nice track, just need some more space to the deslotted cars at the side of the corners.

 

and the temperature, dont cry I frezze like h**l minus 5 and a good breeze feel like minus 15, cant buildt anything with gloves on :-)

Edited by Keld Høfler

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WTF, when i previewed the post the pics were on my thread.

thanks keld for posting a link to photobucket.

i dunno what went wrong, never had a problem posting pics B4. must be the heat!!!

steve

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check the links Steve - they are pointing to photos that aren't on your photopucket site

eghttp://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/waytofast_album/t4.jpg

 

oh and the track looks awesome - massive even - looks like you will need a lot of magnabraid to cover it....:lol:

 

cheers

DM

Edited by dangermouse

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thanks DM. this is my first go at 6 lanes. a whole new perspective when doing multiple lanes.

pete at MR reckons about 200 metres of magnabraid. once fully routed i will measure each lane for a total length.

i have checked my thread and the pics are there. am i the only one that can see them here?????

cheers, steve

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Steve, you link to 1, 4 and 16

but I think you have these pictures as private in your album, there are only 5 pictures in your album visible for us 11, 12, 14, 15, 22

 

btw steve, I have a commecial center in Copenhagen, only slotcars 2 track 8 laners 30 meter each

http://www.racefun.dk

 

there are also a club racing there http://club.racefun.dk

offcourse the pages is in Danish but the pictures can everybody see :-)

 

foto = photo ;-)

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here ya go

A couple of tips

1) install the aircon BEFORE ya start the track

2) start the cold ones AS you start working - for pleasure, and because helps introduce "new and interesting curvature adventures" into the router meanderings :lol::D:D

 

but seriously, very tidy router work there Steve

 

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thanks DM. this is my first go at 6 lanes. a whole new perspective when doing multiple lanes.

pete at MR reckons about 200 metres of magnabraid. once fully routed i will measure each lane for a total length.

i have checked my thread and the pics are there. am i the only one that can see them here?????

cheers, steve

 

looks good Steve

200m of tape will give you about 16m lane lengths it looks bigger than that :lol:

 

I am not sure what happened to your pictures at the top the links

src="http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/waytofast_album/t1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /><br /><img src="http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/waytofast_album/t4.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /><br /><img src="http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/waytofast_album/t16.jpg" border="0"

 

don't show up on your photobucket site at all - I noticed that these links start with i419 - while the link to your site that does work starts with s419 - so maybe they are in a private album as Keld suggested if you can see them :D

 

cheers

DM

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will try again with the previous pics.

just means they are out of sequence.

thanks for all the encouraging comments.

if this track turns out good, i will do another 6 laner.

steve

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same problem Steve

 

I can see 8 pics on your photobucket site will see if I can post a link :lol:

 

 

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cheers

DM

 

I changed the i419 in the link to s419 and it works

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latest progress pics taken yesterday. had about 10 feet of track to router and the router bit went blunt on me. otherwise it would have all been finished and ready to recess for the magnabraid.

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using a straight edge for the router to follow, simple but foolproof.

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straight is finished. flyover screwed into place. can be removed for recess routing, laying braid and painting.

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geez i hope these pics upload!!!

bought ferrodore today. $75 for 4 litres and a new router bit.

what are your thoughts on painting sequence, slots then track then lay magnabraid.

brush or roller for ferrodore??

cheers, steve

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what are your thoughts on painting sequence, slots then track then lay magnabraid.

brush or roller for ferrodore??

cheers, steve

 

Looks good Steve, I think youre sequence is right Undercoat/Sealer for MDF (both sides of the boards) paint the slots, mask slots to avoid ferrodore in the recess or slot then paint the ferrodore. Brushing or rolling all depends on personal preferance. I rolled mine with a high density foam roller and find it too abrasive on the tires. Great if you want a tire truer built into the track but terrible for tire life. Im planning on repainting mine some time this year with a brush in the direction of the flow of the track. I stired the ferrodore tin very vigourously before painting which obviously ensured that all the particles were suspended in the paint.


Regards

Rob

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finished routing the main slots yesterday. the recess bit arrived from slotsnz and magnabraid should be here by friday.

i wont recess until i have the braid to make sure depth will be correct.

in the meantime i will be attaching adjustable legs to the track.

i bought the builders bog. (recommended) and havent had to use any. says alot about planning and patience. which i usually have none.

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holes cut for the magnabraid to through on the joins.

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section of straight removed for legs to be attached.

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entire straight removed for legs.

the elbow's legs will be next, then i can work the radiuses into place.

cheers, steve

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Thats looking fantastic waytofast. Are you envisaging that the track will be taken apart often or is that a precautionary measure? I like the idea of having the track with the adjustable legs. Looks "neat"

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i have made the track in such a way that it will be easy to dismantle when the need arises.

it will break down into 6 sections. easy to transport to shopping centres etc.

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i have made the track in such a way that it will be easy to dismantle when the need arises.

it will break down into 6 sections. easy to transport to shopping centres etc.

 

Better get round to your place quick if I wanna see it in progress rather than a done deal. Man, your lack of patience pays off bigtime :lol:.


Cheers,

Charles

 

"all I want for my birthdy is another birthdy" Ian Dury...bless 'im.

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i have made the track in such a way that it will be easy to dismantle when the need arises.

it will break down into 6 sections. easy to transport to shopping centres etc.

 

Better get round to your place quick if I wanna see it in progress rather than a done deal. Man, your lack of patience pays off bigtime ;).

your welcome to come around anytime charles. track is elevated ready to attach the rest of the legs. chris is comming over on saturday arvo the check it out.

gotta say im pretty happy with it.

 

cheers, steve

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working in 39 degree heat is a killer.

anyway, attached the remaining legs. used what ever i could find to hold track at the right height.

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all legs finally done.

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from a different angle.

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full view.

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will route the recess tomorrow. and have a long hard think about wheather to use contact glue or double sided tape for the braid.

im off to have some icy cold beers.

cheers, steve

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When my wife asked me what I wanted for my Birthday, I showed her your track - She just laughed and walked out of the room shaking her head :(

 

Awesome looking project - I now have a certified case of bad "Track Envy" :D

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here are some updaed pics.

lane colours have been painted using water based paint. i did a sample with spray enamel, but it reacted with the ferrodore.

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got sick of waiting for the 3M tape (still waiting) so i used selleys quick grip. very easy to run a bead of glue in the recess, using a sauce bottle as recommended by some members. excellent advice.

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laid one side of each lane.

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one section complete. 5 more sections to go. starting to look like a track now.

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will post more progress pics in a couple of days.

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When my wife asked me what I wanted for my Birthday, I showed her your track - She just laughed and walked out of the room shaking her head :redbounce:

 

Awesome looking project - I now have a certified case of bad "Track Envy" :clap:

 

My mother did the same thing to my dad when he said he wanted to buy a motorcycle. Next day he went and bought one. When confronted he replied "you didn't say no"

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finally finished the 6 laner today at 4pm. had 9 club members come at 7pm to test it out.

everybody liked it. the carnage surprised me. they were all like young kids.

its the only 6 laner in canberra.

will play on it for a week then pull it down in its 6 sections. then start another 6 laner. different design.

im hoping to open canberra's only slot shop by late april.

picture of entire track. 13.5 metre track lengths. used polycarbonate for borders.

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view from the other end.

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close up of cars on the track.

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i would like to thanks all the auslot members that gave advice during the building process.

slotsnz (mark) for supplying the recess bit. (it worked beautifully)

i learnt alot during this project that i can apply to my next track.

cheers, steve

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