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#26 dc-65x

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hasse Nilsson........that brings back bad memories :mad:

Years ago when he was living in the US with John Ford and down on his luck I sent him full payment for a small home track. Instead of building my track he bought a plane ticket back to his home country. So much for Hasse Nilsson no matter how good a track he builds. :wave:

 

Great looking track Butch :good:


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

Rick, I just thought of something else. A Hillclimb is made to go up against a wall, so you could probably make it a little wider or just have more space on the drivers side.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

Only ever driven on a hillclimb once and at first was weird track... But loved the layout within a few minutes!! Certainly looks a good design for space concerns .

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

Ooops...  Note to self: Never mention "that guy" to Rick.  :D

 

 I'm a 1/24 scale guy that really only likes vintage cars from the "dawn of time" to the early 1970's with "clear plastic" bodies

 

Me, too.  And for the benefit of those among us who have not had the wonderful experience of trying to explain their preference for "glue" and closed cell tires to most other "home track" owners, be forewarned; to the 1/32 scale crowd you are an incorrigible reprobate beyond all hope of redemption.  :shok:


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

.....you are an incorrigible reprobate beyond all hope of redemption.  :shok:


That's me!  :laugh2:


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

The first response I received was from Brian Crosby at Steve Ogilvie Custom Tracks. A drawing is on the way but hasn't showed up yet.

 

Here's the first drawing of the track. It's from Gary Gerding Fast Tracks:

 

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I'm also going to need a timing system and perhaps a power supply if mine is not adequate. Here's the power supply I already have:

 

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That's where things stand so far.....

 


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

Nice footprint , wouldn't mind that sitting at home :)

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

Looks nice!

 

Just a suggestion:

 

Given our advancing age, and the difficulties of getting "down" to turn marshall cars, perhaps the bits that are currently underneath should be on top? That way the major "coming-off" points, which would be the finger and the kink, would be easy to get to, and it may provide a bit of nice visual appeal with a bit of elevation change going up into the finger, and then down into the donut.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:55 PM

I'm going to ask a real dumb question. Which is the finger and which is the kink?


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:33 PM

Going counterclockwise along the top straightaway, the bank comes first, then the Deadman,the Finger, the Link, the Donut and the Lead-on,before going firm the main straightaway again.

At least, those are the names of the turns as I learned them for a Hillclimb or Grandstand track.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Rick, I was present when Gary Gerding brought and assembled Greg Gilbert's new track in Robertsdale, Alabama.

Assembly was very very smooth, trouble free.  I helped with the wiring. The finished product was absolutely perfect.  Greg was 100% happy. 

I had Gary Gerding rewire my 2 tracks and do some other things at my place last summer he was awesome, but because he's so awesome he is also very busy. Gary is a very nice guy and a wealth of knowledge



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:55 AM

"I'm also going to need a timing system ..."

My LapMaster system in the 4-lane version would suit your needs very well.
You can learn much more about the system from www.lapmaster.dk

As it happends, due to problems with the mail service, I shipped a 4-lane system wired for deadstrip attachment to the same custommer twice.
I can offer you this extra system which is already in the US at a good price.

Feel free to contact me at mail@lapmaster.dk or by PM on this board.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

I received a track drawing from Brian at Ogilvie Custom Tracks:

 

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Compare it to Gary Gerding's drawing:

 

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I like the way Gary pushed the "finger" under the "bank" slightly to increase the length of the straights leading into and out of the "finger".


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

"I like the way Gary pushed the "finger" under the "bank"......."

 

 

Definitely, as long as you can marshal cars in the area of the "overlap".

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

I'm thinking it will be OK to reach the cars especially since it's only 4 lanes wide. Fingers crossed :laugh2:

 

I'll probably be the only one on the track anyway! I haven't found any other vintage crazies in the part of Oregon.........


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

I still think if the bank was underneath and the finger on top it would be a lot easier.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

It would Dennis but I really want to see the cars flying around that big (relatively speaking :laugh2: ) banked turn :D

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

Rick,

 

"I like the way Gary pushed the "finger" under the "bank"......."

 

I note also that the finger turn is a sharper radius, and the associated straights are necessarily shorter.

 

As a fellow vintage 1/24 scale guy who would also specify a big (relatively speaking) banked turn so I could see the cars flying around, I can tell you flatly that you will appreciate every inch of larger radius finger turn you can get.

 

You will be giving Brian at Ogilvie a chance to fix that, yes?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

You will be giving Brian at Ogilvie a chance to fix that, yes?


Hi Steve,
 

No, it didn't work out with Brian at Ogilvie. I'm sure their tracks are fantastic but their current delivery and setup prices are, well, quite high....like almost twice the cost of the track itself. That and they are the farthest distance from my Oregon home made a track from them quite pricey. They would send me a box of parts to put together myself for $2000.00 in shipping but that's not what I want.

 

Anyone wanting a track with a full service delivery and installation should realize that the Ogilvie website's ordering information is incorrect and you should contact them for their current pricing.

 

The good news is I've sent a 25% deposit to Gary Gerding and he plans to have my track finished, delivered and installed in September.

 

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :victory: :good: :sun_bespectacled: :dance3: :clapping: :)

 

The other 2 builder, Cruzin' Bob and Ed & Karol Tunkel did not respond to my email or USPS Priority Mail requests.

 

So, here's the "Build Sheet" or "wish list" Gary will be building my track too....THANKS GARY!

 

Track Build Sheet

 

1. Track must fit within this envelope:

 

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2. Track as laid out by Gary Gerding…NICE!

 

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3. 4-lane track

 

4. Lane spacing 4 1/2”

 

5. Outer lane to wall spacing 5 1/2”

 

6. Control panel to be the “flush” style recessed into vertical wall:

 

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7. Track surface to be painted light grey. Track walls to be painted white:

 

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8. Track to be completely enclosed by “walls” both on the outside and inside

 

9. Lane colors should be like the track you built Greg Gilbert. Outside lane to inside lane, red, blue, orange and black:

 

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10. Track supports painted light grey like the track surface: This track is going into my homes carpeted living room-dining room. To me it will be a work of art and I would like for no bare wood to show:

 

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11. Track is to be delivered, setup and made race ready including PC based timing system at customer’s expense

 

12. Lap counting/timing system software by Trackmate and software loaded into PC by builder at customer’s expense. I would like to keep the copy of the Trackmate software CD

 

13. PC, flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse to be supplied by builder at customer’s expense

 

14. Track to be wired to customer supplied power supply.

 

Now I wait.................


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Can't wait Rick!!! :D that is gonna be one sweet circuit to cruise all your pro car and other vintage builds around !

Look forward to the pictures of the finished/installed track ,plus your track test results !!

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

Rick,

 

Only $29.95... (plus S&H)...

 

And the S&H is a killer. :shok:

 

I get it :laugh2:

 

Waddia gonna do?  It's a competitiive world.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

Are you going with standard or steel braid?


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

".....and get the second Widget free, just pay separate shipping and handling". :laugh2:

 

Scott, you've got me there. I ASSumed it would be the standard braid which I believe is silver plated copper. That's what I used on my previous home track that I built. I also ASSumed that the steel braid was used if you wanted to run cars with magnets.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

I priced the steel braid when I built my track just in case I ever did want to run magnets but it was way more expensive than the copper braid I found. I went with copper. I also used the 3M glue tape to put it down. It works great, much cleaner to put down and haven't had any problems with it.

 

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