Show your track! - 2017

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby Broman62 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:38 pm

Great thread here...all cool layouts...new or old!!!!
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby Ky.Slot Racer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:15 pm

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby Rleog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:46 am

Raceway on East Street

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby rick42 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Starting back in the hobby. I am starting with carerra 132 and 124 scale track and cars. Just remodled a building behind my house for a slot car room. Its 10 by 19 feet. Not much but it is what it is. I have ordered an adjustable power supply , numerous track pieces and all kinds of other goodies to get the 2 sets I already have to where I want them. Had the itch pretty bad so I had to set up a temporary track. Started painting the track , so some pieces are painted and some are not. Evereything I ordered should be here early next week , so I will be taking it apart and finishing the paint job next week. Here are 2 of the tracks I have set up just to calm the itch. And yes Ive changed the table up 3 times already. And probably will again.
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby 73emgee » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:14 am

This is a work in progress. Scale version of Watkins Glen International, all turn radius and elevations scaled down from the actual 1971 engineering drawings. You can see build details and progress in the HRW Lumber Yard forum (Watkins Glen in Wood).

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby vins123 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:27 pm

here my Ho track 1 week old
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it is about 61 foot, 2 dual power track, 2 transfos, 2 controllers Parma 45 ohms
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby bobbyraz49 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:53 pm

VTECFOUR wrote:
bobbyraz49 wrote:
VTECFOUR wrote:Here's my three-laner wood track on a 8' x 12' table.

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It's a compacted configuration of Luf's long departed "upstairs Targa", my favorite of his many track builds. The elevation changes are what I really like about the track that afford a different driving dimension that's not found in most tracks.

It's quite bare looking but as I've been telling Luf for ten years now, "I'll be getting to the landscaping soon!".

It's all good.

Dan


Looks great. Did you use MDF ? How thick and what is the depth of the slot ? TY


What brand of copper tape did you use and how thick is the copper tape ? The track looks like it's a blast to run on !

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It's been a decade but I recall the track's made from 3/8" MDF with flex in mind and a slot depth of 5/8". As Junior said something to screw the track down into something certainly helps securing things and that's what the box structure of 2 x 4's under the hill does.

Here are some links to Luf's upstairs Targa track and revamp (with videos) that this was patterned after.

http://oldslotracer.com/NewTarga1.html

http://oldslotracer.com/NewTargaScenery3.html

That was a great track.

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby War Eagle River » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:26 pm

85ft. 4 lane Ninco. 16''x8.5', Don't need scenery, got 270* of it! All 4 lanes individually powered. FB--War Eagle River
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby slowshoes » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:44 pm

War Eagle River wrote:85ft. 4 lane Ninco. 16''x8.5', Don't need scenery, got 270* of it! All 4 lanes individually powered. FB--War Eagle River


Nice track - I have a Ninco track as well, and I'm always struggling with keeping the borders in place. What did you do with yours -glue them? Thanks for any tips.

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby Z-carfan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:37 pm

I updated my track post with my 2 lane Carrera 'Bertrand 8' layout. Just got running this weekend so I can break out some cars.
I will need to tweak a little and set up some man made borders for the tighter corners, the 1/24's like to drag the inside wheel off track. :P
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby War Eagle River » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:17 am

slowshoes wrote:
War Eagle River wrote:85ft. 4 lane Ninco. 16''x8.5', Don't need scenery, got 270* of it! All 4 lanes individually powered. FB--War Eagle River


Nice track - I have a Ninco track as well, and I'm always struggling with keeping the borders in place. What did you do with yours -glue them? Thanks for any tips.

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Carrera track clips #85205, on boarders, guardrails, and to hold lanes together.
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby valie » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:23 am

Scalextric Classic in the loft.

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby bobbyraz49 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:32 pm

What is best for cutting MDF ? Scroll saw? Circular saw ?
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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby Pappy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:15 pm

Depends on what shape you are cutting. Just about any saw or router will do a good job on MDF when using a fine tooth blade or carbide tipped router bit. I use a sabre saw for curves and a table saw or miter saw for straight cuts. If you are using a router with a template guide you can cut either straight cuts with a straight board for a guide or curved cuts with a curved template for a guide. Or you can mount a router to the end of a straight board with a pivot point for the radius of cut you want and use it like an arm to swing the router around the center point of the arc you want.

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Re: Show your track! - 2017

Postby bobbyraz49 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:47 pm

Pappy wrote:Depends on what shape you are cutting. Just about any saw or router will do a good job on MDF when using a fine tooth blade or carbide tipped router bit. I use a sabre saw for curves and a table saw or miter saw for straight cuts. If you are using a router with a template guide you can cut either straight cuts with a straight board for a guide or curved cuts with a curved template for a guide. Or you can mount a router to the end of a straight board with a pivot point for the radius of cut you want and use it like an arm to swing the router around the center point of the arc you want.

Hope this helps


Indeed it does. TY
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