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#1 waytofast

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

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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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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:16 PM

Be great to see the pics???
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

yeah, he was 'waytofast' there :bday:

his photoalbum can be found here: http://s419.photobuc...aytofast_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 :-)

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

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!!!
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 11:56 PM

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:

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:12 AM

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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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:37 AM

I cant see your pics either...
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:42 AM

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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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:26 AM

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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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:29 AM

View Postwaytofast, on Feb 1 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

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

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:53 AM

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.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:08 AM

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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I changed the i419 in the link to s419 and it works
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:19 PM

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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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:47 AM

View Postwaytofast, on Feb 2 2009, 11:28 PM, said:

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.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:10 AM

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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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

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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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:08 AM

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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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:42 AM

View Postwaytofast, on Feb 4 2009, 10:17 AM, said:

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:.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:25 PM

View Postchilla, on Feb 4 2009, 11:51 AM, said:

View Postwaytofast, on Feb 4 2009, 10:17 AM, said:

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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