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"The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:47 am
by HomeRacingWorld
And it begins!

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Here is the bit for routing the gains.

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This works great. Makes it SO easy even a caveman could do it.

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You install the bit and just follow your slot.

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Bob checks the depth with a gauge...but we routed test runs on some old MDF to make sure.

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And away we go!!!

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Just perfect.

They are already finished routing. This takes no time at all.

More updates soon.

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:21 am
by ListerStormGT
Looking great guy's. Harry just send them down my way next to do mine. :mrgreen:

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:09 pm
by acmost
ListerStormGT wrote:Looking great guy's. Harry just send them down my way next to do mine. :mrgreen:



Nashville's on the way to Tampa. :)

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:41 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
Ok, time for an update. Next we are painting the gains the lane colors.

The easiest way is to mask over the slot and gains.

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Then use a Exacto blade and trim out the center.

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Now here is a great way to apply the paint. Using cheap mustard/ketchup bottles to just squirt the paint where you want it.

My apologies...I mean using the NEW "SCC Lane Color Distribution System" :whistle:
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I would help but who would take these great action shots?

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Looking good.

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Now while this dries it is time to clean the braid and apply the tape.

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:51 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
Actually not too many times.

YET :)

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:12 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
Before applying the tape, you must clean the braid. Use mineral spirits for this.

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See? We have such a happy work enviroment.

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This is the neatest gadget. Dickie made this as a quick way to apply the tape to the braid.

More to come!

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:40 pm
by dreinecke
Please! Never, ever, never, ever show a picture of that side of Dickie again! :)

The track looks awesome and it is amazing they are so fast at it. The mustard bottles were brilliant! Just don't tell Dickie that I said that...

Happy Work Environment???

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:45 pm
by SlotCarCorner
I'm looking at Bob's expression as he is (supposedly) cleaning the braid with mineral spirits. Looks to me like he's been taking a few nips....

:naughty: :naughty:

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:05 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
You figured out why they were smiling :)

Time to lay the braid.

First we drilled the drop holes and fed them through one side.

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Very simple, do NOT stretch it. Just let it lay down easy and just hold it against the edge.

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They actually allowed me to do something.

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DONE!

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Just a great look and feel. Could not be happier.

Now onto fresh wiring.

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:21 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
AND out with the old...

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Dickie said they will re-use the spade terminals :whistle:

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I guess they are working???

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:22 pm
by dreinecke
Well. Dang. That is just smooth looking. Really pro job!

Looks to me like they are taking a snooze under the track...

Oh! Will you need any taps beyond the one supplying power? I assume the braid conducts fantastic.

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:31 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
Time for a snack

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SLOTBURGER time :)

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:32 pm
by HomeRacingWorld
No taps sir. You are correct, great power so it isn't needed. :)

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:34 pm
by BRP32
Not sure what I'm drooling over more the braid job or the slot burgers!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wayne :banana-rock:

Re: "The Braid Job" Show-Me Speedway Part 2

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:36 pm
by dreinecke
Ah, so they are hiding under the track since they are scared of the slot burgers - makes perfect sense!