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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby buspor63 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Creeping right along with progress. Most of the racing area cut out and slots cut. The elevations are fixed in place with the exception of the back strait, toying with the idea of one or two minor humps. It's a feature that I think will give the track some aesthectic appeal as well as add to the challenge of digital racing in braking zones. Getting ready to cut back the area for the bridge, once that is done I'll be able to route the last section of slots across the bridge and complete the loop! Following that, it's on to inserting lane change sections and a pit lane, sounds simple right?

Last night I tilted it up for the first time. I could still lift it and it didn't collapse, break or buckle, so I call that a success!

On the FB site, I've had some negative remarks about humps or bends in the longest strait, but running 18K motors and Carrera D124 cars, I don't think I'll see any bad handling that can't be fixed with a throttle or a quick elevation adjustment.

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby dreinecke » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:09 pm

The track is looking awesome!!!

buspor63 wrote:On the FB site, I've had some negative remarks about humps or bends in the longest strait, but running 18K motors and Carrera D124 cars, I don't think I'll see any bad handling that can't be fixed with a throttle or a quick elevation adjustment.


Tell them to FLY A KITE!!! I had the same comments on my back stretch with multiple elevation changes and a slight "kink" in the middle of 24'. It works like a charm and no cars are destroyed. Build it for you and how you like it.
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:58 am

I'm with David on that. I don't know why some feel that it is sacrilegious slot car tracks not to have to have a long uninterrupted straight. Perhaps it is a place for them to take a rest once a lap since there is nothing to do but hold the trigger down.

I really like what you are doing with this track. From time to time I have entertained the thought of switching to digital and since I am addicted to wood, anything digital for me would have to be wood also. I watch this project with great interest. :text-bravo:
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby buspor63 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:02 am

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm looking forward to sharing my failures and succes's
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby btaylor » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:16 am

I have a fairly long straight on the road course, and I love it, the reason why is unusual though. I find that my friends with faster cars love the back straight to let their cars rip, only to catch up and then get the pants beat off them through the corners! It does keep the racing equal that way. :lol: I like a course with character, a kink in the Long straight like David's is cool to me, and makes one drive the course. Wood or plastic, without challenge, it gets boring to some degree.
But above all things, build YOUR track the way YOU want it. Anything you end up not liking, can be changed.
My two cents.

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby ourwayband » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:47 am

Build it for you and how you like it.

No truer words have been said..This is your track,build for you..
The track is looking great!

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby Fast Co. » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:54 pm

buspor63 wrote:On the FB site, I've had some negative remarks about humps or bends in the longest strait, but running 18K motors and Carrera D124 cars, I don't think I'll see any bad handling that can't be fixed with a throttle or a quick elevation adjustment.


I agree with David. I have a 25'+ straight on my Laguna Trace Raceway that has a kink in it right were the track crests at about 2" high. The cars negotiate it just fine and everyone that's raced it agrees it's their favorite part of the track - even more so than my corkscrew.

The track is looking great. A while back a guy I race with - kemtronracer - had a track in his garage with similar curved and folding legs and it worked like a charm. Great build. I'll be watching this one!

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby chris » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:03 pm

What a fabulous track! I agree totally with what the other guys have said, build what you want as you will spend most time on it.
Really like that fold-away bit.

Cheerio,

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby buspor63 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:54 am

Still working on the track, just slow to update. At this point, both lanes are routed, three Carrera D1XX lanes changers are faired into the racing surface, FRP wall board has been used for retaining walls, aluminum window screen has been used to fill in open spaces and I'm learning about plaster cloth, HydroCal and Sculpta Mold.

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby Fast Co. » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:49 am

It's looking great!
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby buspor63 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:44 am

I'm sure it all looks the same to you viewers, but it gets more exciting to me. I have paint! Looking forward to taping in a couple of days, doing some wiring, cutting up a Carrera Control Unit, etc. I dont think I'll worry about covering the plaster cloth to soon, I wanna run it!

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby TuscoTodd » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:17 am

That is looking great! :banana-dance:
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby chappy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:17 am

Yes Sir I agree with Todd, that is a great piece of building there.
Just saw this thread today and had a read from post 1.
Your design ideas are really good, and I really like the track layout.
Nice flow , but not a track where you dont have to think. I like that
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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby buspor63 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:53 pm

WOW, IT WORKS! Finished the last of the taping, wire taps, setting the lane change and timing sensors to the correct height around dinner time. I just let the kids run the three Carrera D124 cars so I could see the flow. Naturally the track is still green, so the cars slip and slide around a bit. I hope to be able to post some better pictures here, the misses has a iphone 6+ and it takes really great photos and videos.

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Re: Routed Carrera D132

Postby ShotgunDave » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:56 pm

Look at you go! Feels good doesn't it? Nice job!
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