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#1 Jaak

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

Finally got the ball rolling and made proper progress on my 3 lane routed track aka "Marjoke Raceway"

 

 

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"Marjoke Raceway" is being born.
 
 
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

Cool!

 

My favorite points in a project the beginning and the end.  

 

How are you drawing, routing and laying out the track? It looks very artistic, not "Geometric", I like that.

 

Good luck.

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Kent,


I used a pencil on a wire that was attached on a screw by changing the position of the screw the radius was changed and on some corners I did that a lot.
This helped to get a non  "Geometric" smooth curve.

I am using a lexan strip from Oldslotracer and I nail that to the board on one of the three lanes I made a baseplate for my router that makes exactly the width I wanted 10.5 CM / 
4.13386 Inch lane spacing. This will allow me to race all scales of slotcars with vengeance and the chance that someone gets nerved is minimized. 

I will be making a wooden frame as I go and since I am not sure how long we will be living on this location I decided not to use my braid but copper tape.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:23 PM

4.13386 Inch lane spacing

 

 

I admire your precision!  I was like 4.5 ish on mine!  The compound radius is really fantastic, a much more real experience I think.  I did a very geometric design and tried to compensate by using a wide wheel spacing on the elliptical jig.  I didn't feel up to the compound radius. I admire it though!

 

The lexan strip guide gives so much more freedom of form.  


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:31 PM

Yes it gives infinite freedom of design.

I actually found out when I started routing that I could have saved a lot of time by doing one lane and routing from there with the router base plate and a strip in the groove when the first is done it is not that hard at all.

I also have a Ninco plastic track and am a bit stuck with the curves the fabricator supplies so I did cost what cost to have the curves flowing.
In fact the drawing of the lines/lanes took many times longer then the routing I am doing now.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:29 AM

More progress has been made!
 
The first racer appeared on the scene already.
 
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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:17 PM

Looks really cool.  That young man is going to love that track!.  


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