At our club in Kolding, denmark, we have been working on a new track, that is better suited to Classic and retro car than our previous 6-lane high-speed track. Also with (too) few members, 4-lane suits us better.
We began with some sketches made by me on my computer and ended up with this layout:
I even made an 1:10 model to visualize the design:
The track was inspired by the Laguna Seca corkscrew as well and my previous club's track in Skalbjerg, which I also helped design.
The Start/Goal straight is 65 cm off the floor and the lowest section is 55-60 cm and the highest just below 100 cm, so there are some drops and twists on the layout. total length approx. 39 meter per lane. Difference between lanes max. 15 cm.
We were lucky to find a workshop out in the city, where we did all the measuring and cutting of the 16mm MDF-boards. And when all section were ready in oct. 2015, we sold the old track and moved all the section to our club room and began assembling. First we did a total make-over of the room which had got new 3-layer windows earlier in 2015. So everything was newly painted and ready for the track :-)
The track sections were fixed to the floor with screws to facilitate milling the slots.
We used a hard, but flexible plastic hose, nailed to the sections for guiding the router.
When the first slot was routed, we placed 3mm plastic strips in the slot and used these to guide the router for the second slot - and so on...
Then the sections were mounted on the support legs. This took some time as we wanted the flow of the up's and downs as smooth as possible. Some curves were also gently banked.
The last section was drawn, cut and routed in situ.
All screw holes are filled and awaits sanding
The slots are sealed with MDF-filler. The surface was primed then received 3 coats of semi-gloss water based acrylic paint
The basic wiring is done
310 meters of Copper tape is laid down
cables are connected to the copper tape. we have 8 feeding points on the 39 meter long track.
4 mm tough rubber is cut into 10 cm strips, each 14 m long for the track fencing
Box for Race Control
Driver stations - plenty of room
Driver station no. 1 - xlr and banana plugs plus voltmeter showing the track voltage
Power supply and track relays. The timing will be done by the Danish Lapmaster system
Track numbers and finish line
Test fit of track "apron"
This is status on Febr. 28th - hopefully we can start testing next week - all lanes has been measured through and the wiring seems to work as planned :-) two weeks ago I ran a 1:24 RC car mounted with a guide on all lanes several times and it went beautifully, although the grip was non-existent. But some Parma glue will correct that in due time.
Our club, KMRC are on Facebook - feel free to follow our progress here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KMRC1/
The club is situated in a building which hosts a lot of clubs, from Model Trains to Martial Arts etc: https://www.google.d...56aa24a0c5eed44
We are in the club almost every thursday evening from 7-11 PM