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Postby marriott211 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:48 pm

Okay, I picked this up from bookie a couple weeks back. Got it laid out but for the life of me I can't figure out how to elevate the sections I need. Anyone have experience with these tracks?

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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby mattb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:14 pm

Easy way is a table saw to cut various height pieces of 1 X 4 pine and a glue gun to stick them to the table and track. If you can't do that, styrofoam blocks cut with a knife and a glue gun will work. You will need to connect the overpass to both adjacent pieces before you start to worry about the elevation.

Just my opinion, but to make the track flow good I would loose that curly que that leads under the overpass. Looks like the pieces you have can adjust to that change.
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks Matt. I spent the afternoon working on it and have a good idea on how to put it all together. I like the idea of foam blocks. I've got some left over polystyrene foam sheet in the garage....

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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby WB2 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:30 pm

Before you do anything, you need to join the track sections together. You'll get a much smoother transition between levels.
Mind if I ask where you are in central Illinois?
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:38 pm

Champaign area. What's the best way to join the sections?

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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby bookie » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:10 am

The layout is coming along great. I love to see it being put to use :music-rockout:
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby bookie » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:45 am

Since you have section connections and stuff all figured out, I thought I would redo my post so others don't get bored or confused as I tend to go overboard. Just keep the pics coming
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:00 pm

Lots of help from you guys got me this far...

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I used mending plates to join the elevated sections. I've got to cut the bolts short as you can see here.

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Now that I have the elevations figured I can start cutting the blocks to support it permanently.


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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby bookie » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:22 pm

I believe in Columbus you said it would be a couple months before you would be able to start. It is looking good :music-rockout: I would be careful on securing the overpass, you have to braid beneath it.
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:24 pm

bookie wrote:I believe in Columbus you said it would be a couple months before you would be able to start. It is looking good :music-rockout: I would be careful on securing the overpass, you have to braid beneath it.

Yeah, I was lucky...my wife let me have a few days this weekend to work on it. I'll be painting the slots this week and braiding soon.

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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby indybob009 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:41 am

Where are your controller stations going. I assume their against the outer walls. Standing inside the L wont work. Nice looking track also. Should be fun.
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:28 pm

indybob009 wrote:Where are your controller stations going. I assume their against the outer walls. Standing inside the L wont work. Nice looking track also. Should be fun.


Drivers will be positioned on the side under the TV, along the wall. Only place to be and still see the track underpass area. Can't wait to get it done!
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby dreinecke » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:40 pm

Great looking track going here!
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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:06 am

dreinecke wrote:Great looking track going here!


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Re: New track in central Illinois

Postby marriott211 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:23 am

It's been a while since I updated, but we made more progress finally. I've got one lane fully braided, so I had to put a little power to it... Just a 4.5v power supply clipped to the braid. More wiring today, while I wait on more braid to arrive.

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