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Postby Junior » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:39 pm

The test track I built last yr was a little too big for the room I had it in so decided to build a new one.
It is 9' x 40".
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Need to finish taping the last lane but need to order one more roll from OJB. I also need to finish placing the borders but didn't want to get too far ahead of myself with one lane to tape yet.
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I wanted the table to have a finished look. When I was shopping for trim pieces and could find anything that was 3" wide and relatively light, I realized that my old AFX track was the perfect width.
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I used 1x3s for the table top to keep it light as possible and placed bracing where I thought it would be needed.
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Almost done routing
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Painting the lanes
Last edited by Junior on Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: New test track

Postby vonsirius » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:24 am

Looks great!
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Re: New test track

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:04 am

Whoa, what a nice one!

Really like the HO track there, that is a nice effect.

This is a perfect example of proving you can have a nice slot car track when limited on space.
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Re: New test track

Postby ShotgunDave » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:47 am

I'm really liking that track! Great job. And I love the AFX boarder. Makes me wish I kept some of mine to use like that!

The cool ideas around here just never stop!
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Re: New test track

Postby ourwayband » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:53 am

Cool Track!!!Looks like fun!
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Re: New test track

Postby chappyman66 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:04 pm

Nice job, looks like it will be a blast!
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Re: New test track

Postby dreinecke » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:06 pm

Nice work!
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Re: New test track

Postby Junior » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:48 pm

My test track is now up and running.

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Re: New test track

Postby dreinecke » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:57 pm

Turned out great!
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Re: New test track

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Oh yeah, looks great. Nice sponsors on the walls too :)

Very cool.
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Re: New test track

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:49 pm

Nice job. Great use of space so it feels like a lot bigger track. Very nicely designed and built.
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Re: New test track

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:22 pm

Looks like a fun track and great for "testing". ;)
Love the re-purposed items throughout like the Sunoco Tank - Very cool! :)
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Re: New test track

Postby SpeedyNH » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:40 pm

what an excellent use of space!
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Re: New test track

Postby BIG E » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:16 pm

HomeRacingWorld wrote:Whoa, what a nice one!

Really like the HO track there, that is a nice effect.

This is a perfect example of proving you can have a nice slot car track when limited on space.


... meanwhile some poor HO guy is looking for one of those old A/FX 9" straight criss-cross tracks!! :>)

I agree with Harry, a really cool little creation. I'm a big fan of simple, asymmetrical "lazy eight" track designs.
I've done plenty of them on different size tabletops for HO racing over the past few decades, many of them two laners.
This one's got the three lanes, which really makes it a race! Love the patriotic lane coloring scheme, too!

Nice work, enjoy it... Ernie
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