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#1 Wizard16

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:48 PM

What's the common height for the walls - 3 in above track surface?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

3" is what I use on my flat track.

The King varies from about 2" to 5" or 6" in the Deadman.

If your interested in saving cars, and/or have any visibility issues, go with 1/8" thick Lexan™.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

Thanks Mike. I'll should use the Lexan in a couple of areas but I already purchased 1/8" mdf for the turns doubled up. If I recall correctly the Lexan is pretty expensive.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:18 PM

Yes, not cheap.

If you were going to have a lot of newbies coming by and hitting the walls, it might be worth.

If just run on by slot racers, not worth it.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 06:38 AM

Thanks Mike. I'll should use the Lexan in a couple of areas but I already purchased 1/8" mdf for the turns doubled up. If I recall correctly the Lexan is pretty expensive.

I use 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood doubled up. It comes in 5' x 5' sheets and cost about $15 a sheet. Makes a strong wall. Go with what Mike said on the height.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 06:58 AM

We use perspex to avoid any accidents with spectators and marshals :)

 

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:50 AM

Perspex here is known as Lucite.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:41 AM

Love that track, Zippity. How many turn marshals does it take to marshal it properly?


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

7, but 6 will work OK

 

5 or less necessitates a "track call"  :)



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 10:41 PM

We use perspex to avoid any accidents with spectators and marshals :)

 

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When all the commercial tracks close up here in the US ,I'm moving to NZ and joining Ron's slot club. That track looks amazing.

 

Ron,

How many members do you have and how many sq. ft. is the facility?


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 10:49 PM

16 - 17 regulars, but not all turn up each Club night.

 

Not too sure how many square feet our club room is.



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

We have 2,000 Sq feet of space that includes a long (unused) Corridor  ((To the fire Exit)) that is behind those workstations on the left in Zipp's picture.  It would be a great place for a drag strip



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:44 AM

has anyone ever tried trex decking for side walls? if you fine a place that sells it they may have some with with scratches and usually they throw those away. might make for good walls on amateur tracks. and it bends ! i'm not a builder by any means but it might be an alternative 







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