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#26 Steve Ogilvie

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:53 AM

Sorry, I have not posted here for a while. We do not have ballpark pricing for the four- and six-lane tracks because they are usually priced out by the track. A four-lane track is almost as much work as an eight-lane track, the savings are just in the material and not the labour.
 
If you have an idea for a four- or six-lane track, best to just call Donn Bryans for an estimate.




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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:33 AM

Not only that, but ovals are way easier to build than road courses. You can build a forty-two foot long (that's footprint) eight-lane commercial track in way less time than it took me to build my twenty four foot long, four-lane road course.
 
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#28 Steve Ogilvie

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:13 PM

Got a call from Brian's widow Lee last week and she had found some stuff that belonged to our busines and wondered if I wanted any of it. Yes, for sure.

I do not have a lot of momentos from my track building days so I went down to pick it all up. Saws, routers, and best of all the circle cutter my father invented, all stuff I thought Brian had disposed of when they moved to Guelph,Ontario.

Also three boxes of slot car parts and the remains of the raceway we had upstairs in our shop. We split the stuff up pretty much 50/50 but I have no idea what motivated me to pick what I did at the time but Brian's picks were much nicer than mine. Stuff like these DTM bodies:

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

So now I have about six boxes of old slot car stuff to go through and decide what I want to keep. The tools will come in handy when I build a four-lane track in the fall.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:48 AM

Those DTM sedans will build into some great-looking race cars, even if only on a flexi chassis. :)
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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:26 PM

Have you given any thought to making a throw back feature in a future track? Maybe you can incorporate a pretzel twist cross over. Or a 2 and 2 (or three and three) split feature on the lead-on? Revel raceway pictures had things like this. 


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:06 PM

Most important thing is to design and build a track that is fun to race on. That is the most important feature of any track!!

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 05:26 PM

The bank can be made more or less thrilling. The old school tall banks look fantastic. Kids love that kind of thing. The Nuvolari has a bank like that. 


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:59 PM

Still pondering over the design, but not going to start building for a while. I love the crossover tracks and I like banked tracks so maybe combine a bit of each. Or some kind of replica of a classic road course.

A fellow in Corning, NY, had us build a six-lane 1/32 replica of Bridgehampton race track. That was a fun track to design and build. And he had this huge (over 100 feet long) basement with a room devoted to the track. I do not have that kind of space, so something a little less ambitious.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 05:12 PM

Can a jump (retractable or convertable) be on a track? A 1/32 set back in the day had a jump. Joie Chitwood themed set. Maybe a Dodge Eldon stunt set. The landing track would maybe have a V cut slot to catch the car. 


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:54 PM

Can a jump be on a track? 

That's already been done. The Revell. Sebring track. Cars would jump under and over the bridge. You had to built a drop arm with about 3/4 of an inch drop. It wasn't fun.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:38 PM

No jump section for me. Gaps in tracks give me nightmares.





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