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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:59 am

I was able to get lane 4, turn 2 of the tri done this morning before heading to work. I did tweak the jig a bit and it worked perfect, I first made sure that I was ok where the lane would run and after marking it, I pulled the jig back clamped it down and began routing.

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I should get the last three lanes done tonight, then it should be ready for paint tomorrow.

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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:02 pm

I have a D oval so I have great fondness for those big, broad, flat out driving arcs. This IS going to be a FUN track to drive on. :text-bravo:
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby nhdungeonracer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:11 pm

Hey, I like that jig set up you have there.
I'll have to put that in my memory bank for a later date...

Thanks for sharing that! :text-bravo:
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby mattb » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:18 am

I am trying to understand how the router guide is working for the front straight, but I have a question. Can you release the clamps and then re-shape the guide to do your inner curves? Can you change the amount of curve in your guide without taking any screws out or do you have to remove screws bend to the new curve and then screw if back together??

thanks doing a great job
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:04 pm

mattb wrote:I am trying to understand how the router guide is working for the front straight, but I have a question. Can you release the clamps and then re-shape the guide to do your inner curves? Can you change the amount of curve in your guide without taking any screws out or do you have to remove screws bend to the new curve and then screw if back together??

thanks doing a great job

Yes you would have to Matt. I did it this way as I didn't have enough clamps to hold each 2x2's this time, I also had the frame already attached as well.
I did it with just the clamps when I built my last track and they could be repositioned as needed, so it was much easier. I just elevated the mdf so I could clamp the 2x2's. The vinyl strip is very flexible and available at home depot for around $10 for the 12' piece.
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby mattb » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:15 pm

Thanks for the clarification. Good idea.
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:04 pm

I was able to get my track painted and taped over the last two days. I added a little degree of banking on turn 2 as well. I plan to get started on wiring it up tomorrow since the power supply is due to arrive on Tuesday. The driver stations we be on each side of turn 2 which give all four drivers very good sight lines. I might also add lane 3 and 4 on the straight section as well.

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I cut up a paint stir stick and inserted them into the slots to avoid any misalignment when joining the sections.
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby indybob007 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:15 pm

Lookin good their. Love the color. What type of paint did you use and was it a custom color mix. Thanks Indybob
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:33 pm

Looking very good. This will be one fun race track.
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:45 pm

indybob007 wrote:Lookin good their. Love the color. What type of paint did you use and was it a custom color mix. Thanks Indybob


I used Pittsburgh ultra eggshell, it was a dutchboy color called Black Rock. I went with Pittsburgh this time as it was about $9 cheaper.

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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby indybob007 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:28 pm

Thanks' I was thinking about using a gloss oil when I redo my track. But still have not desided yet. The eggshale looks good though. Indybob
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Z-carfan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:00 pm

That track looks amazing!! Love the idea on the giant jig! Kinda like Luf's but in turbo size! :)
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:28 am

Work continues on my current build, three lanes are wired and I'm waiting for some crimp connectors to arrive to finish the last one. Since I didn't want the infield area to remain open I made two panels that just sit on top of center area and are very lightweight. I made the frames from 1x2's that I ripped then attached hardboard.
Though this is a portable track, I don't want it took like it is. I plan on adding some pit walls and some fencing at both ends.
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Jabbatee » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:46 pm

Lookin' good!
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Re: Tri Oval build is finally underway.

Postby Tycosaur » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:43 am

I got the center inlay area painted, the terminal connectors and wire finally arrived. I can now get lane 4 wired, add stations 3 and 4 to the other side of the track as well in case it gets too crowded on the one side.

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