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#1 woodman

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:49 AM

I helped our track owner back in 1989 redo an old '60s King track... pictures before digital...

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Then built a little home track...

This is 1/2'' Melamine covered PB... the dounut is Formica covered 3/4" PB and it was a bear to lift into a bridge without breaking it...

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Then this one in a friend's basement mid-'90s... We ran a lot of 4-1/2" Nastrucks on this one... the esses were really great... 

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I don't have pics. of the tri-oval I made...

And the last track I built was made to take apart and took up a 9' v 16' space... I built it in the late '90s and had it in storage until 2006...Then sold it...
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Then this brings it up to date... Modular track that can be arranged into over 30 different road courses...
 
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

Nice array of tracks... well done.
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

Nice tracks

 

I love the wood burning stove in the last video made out of drums. A friend of mine has one just like it and it works great.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:06 AM

Nice tracks

 

I love the wood burning stove in the last video made out of drums. A friend of mine has one just like it and it works great.

That is how I heat my 30X60 shop...Also 300 straw bales stacked around the interior walls and 4'' thick Styrofoam ceiling panels...

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

I've heard of using bales of straw for insulation, they say it work great.  :good: But I also heard it's kind of hard to nail to.  :D 

 

Steve, here a link to the track I am currently working on. It will be for sale when it's done.  It will probably be the last track I build unless I sell mine and build a six lane track for myself.

 

http://slotblog.net/topic/43941-new-track-under-construction/ 


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:09 PM

That's a great looking track..You must have a lot of room to have one built and another under construction....What does you're 6 lane look like?

I know when I started this modular track I wanted to get away from "compass" style turns I did on all my previous tracks, so I used the flex strip on every panel...


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:21 PM

If I decide to build a six lane track it will be a Hillclimb. I can make the footprint about 11' x 30'.

 

The track I have now looks a lot like the one I'm building. It's the same footprint (8' x 24') but has a little different layout. Here's a link to what it looks like.

 

http://slotblog.net/...w-with-scenery/

 

I have a 40' x 40' pole barn that is my shop and raceway. I just put a wall down the middle to separate them.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:19 PM

I've seen that before Pappy... excellent road course.....I've been thinking of some sort of crossover that might = out lane lengths...

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:37 PM

Just about any crossover will do that as long as you don't make two crossover's.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 09:55 AM

I came across this post on OWH that my 4 lane portable track pictured above was sold to In the Groove Hobbies & Raceway...

In Nashville, IL....

WOW that is just too cool ...I'd like to see new pictures of it if anyone has access to that raceway......

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:21 AM

Well, I came up with a Facebook page...in progress as I don't know too much about this stuff...
I know Wood....

 

https://www.facebook...1?ref=bookmarks


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

My newest D Oval for 1/24 scale, increasing radius turns......



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Leds the easy way....


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:50 AM

Looks really good and FUN!! :)


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