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New 6 Laner. Mdf Routed, Magnabraid

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hi josh,

you seem keen as mustard but a bit hesitant to have a go at a wooden track.

beg, steal or borrow a router get a sheet of 12mm mdf and have a go.

route depth of 8mm is recommended.

use anything you can find as a template. i used saucepan lids etc for my first track, then i got a lexan strip for my other tracks.

i had never even routed anything before i sarted my first track. now i have built 6 of them.

some were braided some copper tape.

word of advice, dont do it in your garage, mdf has the finest dust and it gets everywhere.

cheers, steve

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Cheers,

so where do you recommend for me to do it and which is better braid or tape and where do you get the lexen strip.


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Lexan strip is only one option fora router guide. I used very stiff airline, some guys have used a plastic moulding from Bunnings.

You can always use constant radius corners and just use a trammel from a pivot to route the corners and then connect the corners.

Tape is much easier and cheaper as no recess is required,but not as durable as braid.


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RE " mdf has the finest dust and it gets everywhere".

Its also claimed to be carcinogenic (cancer causing).

 

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You could look around the local wreckers for a stripped Toyota Lexcen or if you really want Lexan try Googling 'Lexan (your local area)' :D


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if you look at the pics i posted at the beginning of this thread it shows a jig i made up for doing radius's

and straight edges i used after i did some radius's with saucepan lids.

always do your corners first, then your straights.

a jig is the easiest way to go, especially for your first attempt.

the lexan strips were from bunnings, but i think its a discontinued line now.

If ever you get to canberra contact me and i'll show you how easy it all is.

cheers

steve

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Hey Steve, when do the photos of the new tracks get posted?

 

Come on we need more track building threads. ;)


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Hey, look what I found........................a photo of your new man cave. :)


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you finally got a (stolen) pic posted.

for those that are interested, andrew has been on my back to post a pic of my new 3 laner.

track dimension is 21.3 mtrs.

all hand built. took 7 days to build. no plan, just all in my head.

copper tape with one power tap down the main straight.

UR3 for timing system.

75mm garden edging from bunnings used for boarders.

to the right is a 3 lane tri oval that is also new. although im not happy with it.

maybe andrew will post a stolen pic of that too.

cheers, steve

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Stolen pics of the Tri-Oval as requested...

 

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