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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:03 AM

Zuto Speedway is a slot car home track, four lanes of 1/24 scale fun.

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:04 AM

Nice! I like the color coded podiums.  :victory:

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

Awesome!


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the kind words and for posting a picture of my track!
 
This track is 100' long. Has four power taps and a 90 amp Bulldog power supply. My brother-in-law and I built it without asking any of the current or past track builders for any building tips. We wanted to figure it out by ourselves. It did take a bit of trial and error, especially the banks, but we got it after a few attempts and it turned out real nice for our first track. All the turns were cut with a elliptical router jig we made and the track is very fast.
 
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:12 PM

Having seen the quality of your slot car boxes, Bob, I now understand why this track looks so good.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:17 PM

The Zuto Speedway Facebook page has a video of cars running on the track. They really scoot along.

Nice job on the track, Bob. Wish I lived closer. :)
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

Great-looking track. The quality of work you have done, I doubt you needed any advice with woodworking!!!
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

Thanks, Bill Fernald and Matt Bishop.

 

One of the challenges was to build a fleet of IROC style cars that are slow enough for the beginners to be able to race. I ending up using very slow and low cost ($2 each) motors from China and built up the cars using old Champion Astro chassis with added weight and bracing. 

 

I'm about to upgrade the drivers' stations with a semi hidden switch underneath that will add in series several high current diodes to lower the voltage a couple of volts. 

 

And although I have built darn near anything and everything out of wood over all my years, track building presented several unique challenges. It would have been a lot easier if I had picked Chris Dadds' or Gary Gerding's brain first! But I was determined to figure it out. I'm real happy with my track, but if I ever build another one I would make several changes in the building processes! 


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