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#1 Bob DeWoody

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

My old facility has closed down and I sold off one of my tracks. My remaining MDF track was too large to fit in the space I had available at home.

 

So I designed a modification that only slightly changed the plan of the track. My friend Garold Page of Orange City took down the old track and is rebuilding the new raceway.  It has been shortened from 65' to 55' and the table changed from 16' x 8' to 16' x 6.5'.  We hope to have the track running by the first of July.  

 

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Be sure to keep all of us central Florida racers up to date, Bob!!

 

(BTW... Who's the "Outlaw" in the funny hat??)  :) 


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:25 PM

That be Garold Page who I would recommend to build a custom routed track for anyone.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:27 PM

Nice custom driver's panels. :D

 

Glad to hear you will be up and running again!



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:52 PM

You'll hurt your elbow, Ralph, if you keep patting yourself on the back all the time... LOL!


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:52 PM

Looks like pretty decent lane spacing as well. Good Luck!


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:21 PM

Here's Wednesday's progress.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:10 PM

Bob, make sure Charmaine cleans up after Garold. :sarcastic_hand:    Good to see your raceway coming back to life.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:39 PM

Thursday's work.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:48 PM

Looking good, Bob! :victory:


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:20 PM

Air conditioning?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:35 PM

That's going to be nice!

 

Commercial tracks have to be long and contained in an expensive space so they are not like home tracks. Short home tracks have the high traffic, bump and grind atmosphere of a 1:1 quarter or half mile oval.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:01 PM

Yes, it is air conditioned.
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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:04 PM

Thank god, I'll be racing 1/32 again.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:03 PM

Looks great, Bob, and Garold is doing you good.
 
Tony or Bob, 1/32 scratch or only plastic? Is it magnetic?
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:30 AM

Plastic. Yes, it is magnetic.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:23 AM

What, no 1/32 scratchbuilt?  :o


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:33 PM

You bring enough for everyone to run and we will race them. Just not much interest around here in 1/32 scratchbuilt slot cars.
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:42 PM

LOL... that was mostly pointed towards Tony P. 
 
Nice looking track, though!
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:50 PM

Danks, Tone, I never raced magnets... think even I could stay on... LOL.
 
An opportunity to create 1/32 scratch with locations for neos.
 
Bobby D, I'm sure Tony could make four or eight the same...  ask VeeDub he knows.  ;)
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 02:11 PM

They limit the magnet pull. It's pretty light so the cars still slide around. Nothing at all like the HO cars.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

Garold is making great progress. He will start repairing the copper tape strips tomorrow.

 

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:03 PM

Bob,

Your track is fantastic but did you think about this opportunity to change over to braid? It lays down very easily with the double-sided tape.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

I decided to stay with the copper tape for economic reasons. I would need 440' of braid to do the entire track plus the extra time of routing and I'm not mobile enough to fix braid when it comes up.
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:33 AM

More progress.

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