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#1 Garry S

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:34 PM

Greetings to all!  I'm a new member from central Iowa, active in the sport in the late '60s-early '70s, now retired and ready to race again. I've got several old friends who remember slot cars well, and hope to introduce some younger ones, too.    
 
Mr. Gerding is building me a four lane track, ~75ft lane length, plan below. I'll be using the Trackmate system with 50A power, and starting out with Parma flexi 1/24 and Slot.it 1/32 cars. I might get back into scratchbuilding too, I still remember the sound a brass and wire lead-sled makes when it leaves the track and hits the wall (or a marshal, LOL).  
 
I'll be detailing my progress here, and no doubt asking for help as we get things dialed-in.  

Thanks for a great forum!

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:40 PM

Looks good to me. Don't be afraid to jump into scratchbuilding or production brass chassis with mild motors and hardbodies. You can build replicas of real race cars, not a kind of car looking thing. They will be plenty fast for your size track. There are lots of options for what you will have.
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:53 PM

Best of luck with it!
 
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:17 AM

Welcome aboard Garry!

 

I went with a Gerding track too and love it........"You've chosen wisely".  :good:

 

Here's a link to the build:

 

Home track!

 

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Welcome aboard Garry!

 

I went with a Gerding track too and love it........"You've chosen wisely".  :good:

 

 

 

I was shocked to see that picture of your track in this thread...  

 

When I decided to put in a home track, I started searching for builders.  Mr. Gerding was a natural since he is only three hours away.  Looking through his site, one track in particular REALLY impressed me, and as it turns out it's yours!  I can't say what it is about it, but seeing that picture on Gary's site is what prompted me to contact him.  I really appreciate your post, and reading your build thread reinforces the fact that I've made the right choice.

 

Gary has been very cooperative and helpful through the design process, and has promised some build pics.  Delivery will be November 15, so we'll be racing soon!     


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:21 PM

I just recently got a new track . I worked with Chris Dadds to find a layout that maximized lap length for the space I had available. I love the way the track turned out. We have had two race events on it so far and everyone is having a great time.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:56 AM

Looking good, can't wait!

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:43 AM

Nice.....
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:21 AM

Looks like the track will have a really nice flow. Drivers should be able to get into a good rhythm.


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

Trackmate system installed on computer, tested and working fine.  Using 40" Sony for monitor, will be wall mounted when I figure out best place for it.

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:02 PM

Getting stocked up, Turbo flex and Flexi 2 1/24 cars, Parma and JK controllers, parts, and some awesome looking Slotit 1/32 cars!

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:54 PM

Do you have a guest room? :pardon:


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:24 AM

Gary, how much sleep are you getting? When I was building mine the only reason I could go to sleep was exhaustion. Sitting and waiting for this fine track must  be pretty tuff but worth it.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 11:31 AM

Do you have a guest room? :pardon:

I do, but now it's full of furniture and junk I took out of the track room!  I'll get it sorted eventually.

 

Gary, how much sleep are you getting? When I was building mine the only reason I could go to sleep was exhaustion. Sitting and waiting for this fine track must  be pretty tuff but worth it.

I'm finding that the older I get, the faster time seems to pass.  I'm also getting lazier, so the build has given me time to get the room sorted and assemble all the necessary goodies.  I'm actually ready now, I have cars, controllers, power supply and timer.  But I ordered all those clear bodies, my airbrush is giving me troubles, and I still manage two other businesses, so I've got plenty to occupy my time waiting!  


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:26 PM

Progress pic, getting closer!

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:33 AM

I'm envious of you guys!

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 01:10 AM

I hope you put in at LEAST 50 amps of power supply.  A 75 amp IOTA RV AC/DC is common on commercial 8-lane tracks.  Wire it with #12 stranded wire and have circuit breakers on the white and red (+ & -) for each drivers station to protect your investment.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:46 AM

Very nice. Looks like this layout would be an excellent candidate for racing in both directions. I have wired three of our tracks to race in both directions and it effectively gives us more tracks to race on. Just flipping one switch and the power to the lanes is reversed, an indicator light at each drivers station changes to show the direction and the controllers do not change polarity to protect them.

I also put a tire cleaning station on each end of the drivers station. The braid depth is the same as the track so a driver can check their cars without putting it on the track when the track is full.

 

Here is the link to my track. http://slotblog.net/...ra-style-track/

If you are interested in the reverse wiring diagram I can post it.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:25 AM

I hope you put in at LEAST 50 amps of power supply.  A 75 amp IOTA RV AC/DC is common on commercial 8-lane tracks.  Wire it with #12 stranded wire and have circuit breakers on the white and red (+ & -) for each drivers station to protect your investment.

 

I virtually have the same track with 4 lanes and running feet as Gary's new track..  I've had no problems  the past three years with the Pyramid PS26KX 22 Amp Power Supply ( about $135).  My electrician installed an inline fuse ahead of the power supply unit.  This should eliminate harm to your unit if any potential shorting occurs.  All you need to replace is a simple fuse rather than buying a new power supply.

                                 

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 01:08 PM

Nice track.  I was doing laps in my head and it looks like about 2 second lap times.

 

Rick, what are lap times on your track?


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:57 PM

Hi Mike,

 

The times with the modern flexi's I mistakenly bought when I first got the track are in the 3 second range. Getting well into the 2's I would think is quite possible. I won't ever find out as I really don't enjoy that type of "driving". The vintage cars I enjoy "tail out" driving are more in the 4 to 5 second range.

 

I know I'm alone on this type of car and driving style......... :unknw:


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:28 PM

I got the power supply Mr. Gerding recommended, 0-15v 50A, pic below.  He'll be providing the wiring, but I imagine I'll be modifying it to include bidirectional and a larger main relay than Trackmate provides.  

 

Mark:  Great looking setup, very organized!  I'm thinking of using resettable marine circuit breakers, what amperage did you use on each lane?

 

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:34 PM

Hi Mike,

 

The times with the modern flexi's I mistakenly bought when I first got the track are in the 3 second range. Getting well into the 2's I would think is quite possible. I won't ever find out as I really don't enjoy that type of "driving". The vintage cars I enjoy "tail out" driving are more in the 4 to 5 second range.

 

I know I'm alone on this type of car and driving style......... :unknw:

You're not alone, this is one of the reasons I got a variable power supply!  Hopefully I can moderate the flexis down to our old reflexes, lol.  I also love the old pittman and 36D cars, so for me this is not at all about lowest possible lap times with modern cars, it's about having fun!


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:00 PM

 

.............so for me this is not at all about lowest possible lap times with modern cars, it's about having fun!

 

Holy smokes Gary. Either you should move here to Oregon or I should move to Iowa...........then there would be 2 of us! :D


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:38 PM

You're not alone, this is one of the reasons I got a variable power supply!  Hopefully I can moderate the flexis down to our old reflexes, lol. 

 

 

Garry, I think a variable power supply will suit your needs just fine. I occasionally run at a local hard body club that has a 4-lane Tunkel track powered by a variable supply set at about 10 volts. We don't use a flexi chassis, but run scratchbuilt jalopies & use brass FCR & H&R chassis in late model sportsmans. What you use for chassis is less important than what you use for motors. The jalopies & H&R late model sportsmans use the H&R Hawk, an 18,000 RPM motor. The FCR late model model sportsmans use the Parma Deathstar, a stock Chinese 16D. Both motors are very driveable on the reduced voltage. The older 36D & Pittman motors you mentioned ought to run good too. I have a couple of each, but don't currently have them in a car. Be sure to post some photos once you get your track set up.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 03:56 PM

Those are auto reset 20amp breakers. Group 12 motors are about the fastest we run and those are rarely used. Mostly FK style motors.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:30 PM

Rick, there are more of us than you think. We run rigid frames, H&R, Protrack, extended womps and scratch built brass pan. All hard bodies, pony car trans am, Indy cars 55-68, hot rod coupe or roadsters. All hard bodies, all 15,500rpm motors. Running 7.8-8.4 second laps on a Blue King. 1 inch rear tires and no less than 3/4 fronts. Our cars look like cars!!!
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:30 PM

Matt, are those Fox or Fox II motors you're using? We run only chassis with no movements too. We don't have a class where extended womps are legal, but I got a couple I want to build.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:22 PM

Bill, we run a motor called the MT5. It is a motor that a local guy distributes to a few race tracks. He imports them, I think. I have been told that these motors are for power mirrors in some kind of car.
They are slightly less power than a Fox. We do have some Canam cars that have Fox motors and they get down in the 7 second range in a Canam style body. We have used up the stock of Fox motors that I had and we are not using them in any new builds.

An extended Womp is not much different than an H&R or Protrack chassis. In a class with the same motor, tires, and body style, there isn't much advantage from one frame to another and it creates an out for all those womps you have in a box. We allow any kind of weight and there is no best frame out of the whole mix.

We occaisionally run a race with the computer system, but usually just run crash and burn until one car is left or anybody but the leader calls "last lap". It goes fast and everybody wins sooner or later.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 05:11 AM

 Hi Mike,

 

The times with the modern flexi's I mistakenly bought when I first got the track are in the 3 second range. Getting well into the 2's I would think is quite possible. I won't ever find out as I really don't enjoy that type of "driving". The vintage cars I enjoy "tail out" driving are more in the 4 to 5 second range.

 

I know I'm alone on this type of car and driving style......... :unknw:

HA! NOT A CHANCE!  :D


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

 

Holy smokes Gary. Either you should move here to Oregon or I should move to Iowa...........then there would be 2 of us! :D

 

Rick:  I was just looking through your track thread, it seems we have something else in common.  This is Lilly, my constant companion:

 

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:56 PM

Hi Garry,

 

Lilly looks like quite professional. I'm sure she helped with your track design. :)  Our 2 Tabbies are a constant help to us!


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 08:21 AM

I thought Lilly was about to write a list for the latest slot car needs. No cats now, but growing up, I always had a yellow tiger cat. 


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:09 AM

Latest progress pic, can't wait!  

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:36 AM

Looks real nice. Be sure to use 5200k lighting (Sun Light) in your race area or the Red and Orange lanes could get confused when marshaling. Home Depot or Lowes has the bulbs or LED fixtures in that range. Plus it lets the colors of the cars appear correct and easier on the eyes for long periods of trigger time.  :)


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:33 AM

Beautiful, beautiful track !


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:04 AM

Really, really nice. That layout is certainly different (and I personally like better) than the more common modified hillclimb of many home tracks. Actually, that could be a nice simple commercial layout too. Sorta-kinda what an original Orange coulda/shoulda been?

 

Bigger and faster is not always better..................great job on this project.


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

Looking good. Another "slow poke" here, at least on my home track, King Mini Booa: http://www.shorer.co...la_Raceway.html  We run 1/32 scale Fly, Ninco, SCX, Slot.it, Racer, NSR, with urethane tires. Usually in the 5-6 second per lap range. They seem to suit the track, and I save the fast stuff, and foam tires, for the commercial raceway. I just didn't want to get the home track all glued up. 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:07 PM

The day has come!  Mr. Gerding and two of my sons survey the situation:

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I hope this fits down the stairs...

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No problem at all with the stairs, here's Mr. Gerding in one of his favorite positions:

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And very quickly, we're ready to race!  

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Many thanks to Gary Gerding for this fine track.  He was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process from design to installation, and I can highly recommend him if you are in the market for a top quality track.

 

I still need to mount the monitor on the back wall and do some minor refinements, but major wiring is complete, all lanes and lap system are working great, and we're ready to race! 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:10 PM

Nice!!! :D


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:15 PM

Way cool. I wish you were a bit closer. We would love to have you in our series at SERG.

This track looks like a lot of fun.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:52 PM

76 ft lane length, 9.0v, Parma Turbo chassis, x-12 motor, tuna tires, a totally wrong gear ratio, and I haven't touched a controller in 40+ years = 6.55 sec.  

 

I'm actually pretty happy with that.   :)   


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 12:01 AM

6.047sec.  I think I better go to bed, lol.  I'll get into the 5's tomorrow.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:18 AM

I did the same thing when my track was first up and running. Had to drink a couple beers and take a melatonin for a few nights. I am betting you will be in the mid 3's soon.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:45 AM

Congrats on your new addition!!! Looks like fun.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:38 AM

Man, that is just a very, very beautiful track. Looking at the underside, Mr. Gerding's workmanship shines through as well. Minus the paint, it looks as nice on the bottom as it does on the top. Nice, nice, nice!


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:57 AM

The track looks great.

And that control panel looks real nice.
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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:29 AM

Nice..... being as I too am getting ready to retire, you have lit a spark and there may be a track in my plans.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:25 AM

I just priced those Lista workbenches... Ouch!  They are beautiful, though.


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