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#1 CruzinBob

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:57 PM

1/43 scale is a sweet up and comer. I have planned to build some 1/43 tracks for some time now and I finally got one almost finished.

I have about 26 hours in the track as you see it now. Probably got another 4 or so depending on how I want to do some finish painting. This is for mobile use so I try to end it quickly. I am trying to make tracks more scale appearing however it will be transported a lot so I will most likely use desert scenery.

This Hillclimb is 4 x 8'. Lane spacing is 2.25". I will use an old Trik Trax Digital Lap Counter for timing. I have not yet wired it but "hot wired" today and cut some laps. Lotsa fun cept the inside lane on lead on is tight...

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:05 PM

Bob that looks way cool and I missed ya, :friends: but are you doing the Fair this year?
You got to come down more often to BP so I can see the curly hair of yours. ;)


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

Yes, I will be doing the SD Fair again - Jun 11-July 5.

Teri and I moved back to AZ.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:30 PM

Bob I'm sad to hear that you move out from Cali, but I'm excited to see ya at the SD Fair, looking forward to meet Teri. ;)
It looks like there is a lot of action going on in Arizona and I think you will be a great addition to the Slot car world.


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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

Track finished and dialed in!

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:05 PM

Nice Track, but why so short? I've run the SCX cars on a full size hillclimb with steel braid. The 1/32 cars weren't even in the ball park. Blew them away! The SCX Compacts run about like the old Aurora G-Plus HO cars. Great Stuff !!
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:02 AM

Nice Track, but why so short?


Thanks, I experiment quite a lot. I made it for mobile use and it's just the right size for me to move around by myself w/floor dolly ;)
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:58 AM

Looks like fun Bob. Magnetic or regular braid?
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:07 AM

CruzinBob,

Nicely done!

I have to agree with you on the greatness of the SCX Compact 1/43 homesets. My grandson and I have bought a few of them, plus accessories. They are a lot of fun to race on and provide and excellent alternative to going to large commercial slot car centers - on 'rainy days'.

Your "Hillclimb" is quite unique and I like what I see. Let's be honest, a routed track is always much better then a sectional track for racing on. On a guesstimate, I see somewhere around 37 feet lap length, which would be the equivalent of about 65 feet in 1/24th scale.

I see you used 2.25 inches for lane spacing. What did you use for shoulder width? What is the overall width of the 'roadbed'?

One of my favorite all time tracks is the original MCRA "Regal" or "Black" 90 foot flat track. Duplicating that in 1/43 scale should be able to be accomplished in an area of about 8 x 12 - quite reasonably sized and a lot of racing.

Can you post a step by step on your next track construction project? I'd rather learn how by reading more about your work then having to figure it all out in the middle of the project.

It sure would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:23 AM

Marty, Bob has posted a couple step-by-step how-to's on track building in the past. They're probably still on here or OWH, I don't recall on which or how long ago it was. Perhaps he'll show us another one in the future.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:30 AM

Looks like fun Bob. Magnetic or regular braid?


I've had great fun running my 1/32 cars! I have not taken time to really dial in the 1/43 cars.

For my tracks I always use steel braid. Since about 7 years ago. This is 3/16 and in the future for 1/43 I'm going to use 1/8 braid.


CruzinBob,

I see you used 2.25 inches for lane spacing. What did you use for shoulder width? What is the overall width of the 'roadbed'?


Can you post a step by step on your next track construction project?


3" shoulder. Have to go and measure for roadbed width, forgot...

I build 2 different type tracks = Commercial "sectional" wherein each section is supported by adjustable MDF legs and "table top" more similar to home type tracks. This one is table.

I have a step by step build for a "sectional" 1/24 4 lane Hillclimb here:

http://slotblog.net/...?showtopic=9820
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:01 PM

CruzinBob,

Thanks for the reply.

Once I get the boss to commit to a spot, I'll start construction.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

11.25" roadbed width. Approx 31' lane length.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

The good news is that Bob is likely to build the new track that Scott and I designed for and at the LASCM, that would be completed in time for a charity event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in July. July 24th to be exact, mark the date as this will be a great event.
The new track is a 4-lane, approx 120', and will have all the twists and turns one would want as well as scenery, and the possibility of using 1/24 scale as well as 1/32 scale cars, magnetic or not. :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Bob Great Track man I LOVE IT, Wish I had the space to put up my 1/43 stuff :) :) You think it might be weird if I put in Bunk Beds and everyone had to stand on laders to race :)
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:06 AM

Hi CruzinBob!

 

Great portable track!

 

I have a slight addiction to the Speed Racer Movie stadium track concepts. I put together a SR movie Carrera GO set as a portable set. I plan to expand it using styrene sheet materials and add stadium features like Emelman turns, spirals and so on.

 

Should be fun to see if I can approach the kind of layout one sees in the games.

 

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