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#1 CruzinBob

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:30 AM

I'm on my way to Chandler, AZ, for another home track build. Steve Hill and significant other Sheila will be the proud owners of yet another nice-sized home track (in AZ) within the next two weeks.

I will post photos of progress.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:19 PM

Looking forward to photos and watching your project. :) Sounds like hard work to have it done in just two weeks.

Stay clear of the monsoons and dust storms.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:27 PM

Hi Bob!

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 12:13 AM

Hi Bela, :)

Mike, work ten days, two weeks, take ten days off... that's my plan. :D

Monsoons are long gone. Time for cooler weather. It's only 88 at 10 PM. :rolleyes: At least the lows will be in the 70s...
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:16 AM

Here's the space for Steve's new track. It will be a 1/24 scale 10' x 22' four-lane Hillclimb. Note the 37" LCD monitor which will be mounted to the wall. :)

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

I'm SOOO jealous... to have a track in your own home (sigh).

One o' these days...
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:40 PM

Looks like a good space to build in and should be lots of fun!

Please post the pics as they happen! Looking forward to seeing it!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:52 PM

Here's my shop. :) Got the joints and leg support pieces cut.

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It's 11:45 AM... gonna be a hottie. :shok: Thermo is in the shade.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:35 PM

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WHOOHOO!

Another Bob Scott original track here in AZ!

I can't wait.

Steve is one of the coolest guys you could hang out with and we're going to have some great racing at his place.

Steve is also a great photographer... how many of you can say "I got published on the cover of John Ford's "Scale Auto Racing News"?

Look for Issue 226 coming soon.

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Steve took this great line-up shot at Arizona's first 1/24 BRM Challenge Series race at my Bob Scott track (#2) earlier this year.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:00 PM

Drink lots of BEER!!! That'll keep ya cool and also put some interesting lanes grooved with the router!!! :D

Good ta see another track going together!!! I gotta start mine, as soon as the #1 son moves OUT again!! :D

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:40 AM

Hmmm, that part of Arizona, 100 days a year of 100 degree weather. Oh joy. Beats Green Bay.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:57 PM

Tim, even if I wanted to, I can't drink lots of beer. Two and I'm looped. :blush: I do drink a beer at the end of the day though.

Dave, awesome cover!

O Dull One... 110 today and feels like 90. :D I quit a few minutes ago. S'posed to be low nineties next week so I can get back to my normal warp speed...

Here's the 37 leg supports. 3 x 3/4" ply with 3 x 1/2" MDF glued/nailed on top. Traditional adjustable triangular legs will attach with non-traditional one bolt instead of two. ;)

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Joints. I use two pieces of 3/4" glued/nailed for each side. They are the clamped/drilled for 3/8" hardware. I use scraps to make a jig to hold pieces. (BTW, I don't drill it like that silly, I drill from straight up, showing this position FYI only).

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Last phase of initial joint construction. Top plate 3 x 1/2" MDF lapped over one side of joint 1/4" thereby making "lap joint" - glued/nailed. I belt-sand (36 grit) top of joint before and after attaching 1/2" MDF. I'll post pic when attached to roadbed in a couple days.

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I usually don't take time to photo and post but I'm abnormally taking my time as I get used to the heat... heh heh, right. :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:35 AM

Sheeeezer, 105 that's hot, tools are just hot to hold in your hand.

Bob, keep the photos coming please, I have a buddy in Pt Loma that is following the thread and he needs a sweet four-lane track, too.

Well, actually there are several slot racers I know that could use a sweet home track, too, Tim, Mill, and Joe others?

The Southwest is lucky to have Bob as our prolific track builder. :)
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:55 PM

Mike, thank you kindly for the promo. :D Luckily I'm in the shade and the only tool that's gets pretty hot is the router. :)

Got some work done this morn. Time to cut out the sections starting with the turns, 1) to get the layout and 2) to get some big scrap pieces to make legs!

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Here I'm cutting the lead in to the "D" donut. I'm set up to cut the far radius with the router and am using Luf's (homeracingworld.com) jig (for doing squeeze lanes) to cut a wide radius to lead in. I will pencil a line and cut with jigsaw - finish edge with belt sander. This will be under the lead on and I've cut a bit wide so I can bank it a little.

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The "D" donut and lead-on:

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Next will be a day full of cutting legs and some stilts for the upper deck.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:06 PM

Here's the basic layout. 22" roadbed, 4.25" lane spacing, 22' overall, 10.5' at drivers panel which will be between bank and first turn, 7' D donut, slightly banked decreasing radius turn going into donut.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:08 PM

Ever experienced DRY RAIN?! By God, it happens. :shok: Woke up early to viscious reports of monsoons :angry: Scrambled to get wood and vital tools under tents and then it happened... thunder... I looked up and saw them coming, big a$$ drops of water BUT they never hit me or the ground. :unsure: :laugh2: Well, threats of monsoonal activity for the next three days... grrrr. And the humidity is every bit of 30% :o Checked the Ventura weather and it's 97%...

Here's your basic ALL-IN-ONE "How to do legs" photo. Description follows.

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I've determined I need three different size legs, small (14" pieces), med (20" pieces) and stilts for the upper deck of the Hillclimb. Here I'm showing the medium-size leg. I used leftovers from cutting turns, etc., for leg material. After cutting I begin by making a jig ® and placing one half of the leg (one piece) in it, screw it down, and rout the long slot as shown. 3/8" carbide two-flute bit. Next I drill holes for the (as Monty coined) "happy face" side of the leg. After drilling a bunch I take one, put a 3/8 x 1-1/2" bolt through and rout by holding the router base against the bolt. Assembled leg shown bolted to the leg support at top of photo and we're ready to glue/screw to a section (after they're all done). "Stilt" legs will be done later.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:31 PM

:) Thanks for the play-by-play, Bob. What color is it going to be?
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:38 PM

You're welcome. :)

Surface Silver Grey, not sure of sidewalls but most likely some nice Tuscany blend. ;)

Shucks, I might even paint the legs for a change...

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:54 PM

Track is starting to take on some form. :D

First two sections up on legs and here's the first joint. Joint is glued/screwed after "egding" section (top plate) with router.

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At the end of the day, most of it is standing. I have yet to put "stilt" legs on to raise upper deck. And, of course, need to cut and attach deadman and short straight.

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Yea, ahm a little tired...

Tomorrow evening will be taking Craig Correia to race with the AZ Garage Crew. ;)

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:32 PM

Saw grass in one picture. Are there goats? :laugh2:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:40 PM

Course they is... bunch of old goats in AZ and one's a-buildin' it. :laugh2: ;)

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:12 AM

Very nice, Bob. It looks a little like our club track at Mike's house.

Thanks for doing the pix for us that might give it a go.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:20 AM

Hey, Bob, keep up the great work. It can only bring tons of guys into slot racing! :D
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:11 PM

Well, we're about halfway there! Approximmately 55 man hours thus far (includes trips to Home Depot for materials). In ideal working conditions I would have had another 20 hours in and be ready to paint. I seldom find ideal working conditions however as track builds are so few that it does not warrant having a shop.

I would like all interested parties to make a mental note here. When you are assembling a new or used track, PUT THE LEG BOLTS THROUGH THE LEG SUPPORT AND DON'T TAKE BOLTS OUT OF THE JOINTS. It makes it sooooo m uch easier when you have the hardware where it's supposed to be. When I helped reassemble the Vegas Hillclimb the hardware was everywhere and in some cases, nowhere. :angry: It helps to use all 3/8" bolts too. I know some builders use 5/16" and 3/8" but it's just so much more handy to use 3/8".

Here's the babe standing :)

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Next, lots of Bondo, leveling, sanding, more leveling, sanding... then it comes apart somewhere to flatten and rout. The sidewalls... paint... braid... lane striping, wiring, AND FINALLY - RACING. :D

Since I didn't point out the new track owner in last week's AZ Garage Slot Race meet, here's Steve Hill. (He's also shown above making a quick turn mowing the backyard since the goats have been put out to pasture). :D

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

Day 8 and routing done! I love four-lane tracks! :wub: :wub: Here's some steps in the process:

Will rout in two areas. First, take apart lead-on to flatten bank leading into D donut to rout bottom deck.

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Router with guide showing tool I use to clear slot after routing and then use air to blow slot clean. Some use a vacuum but I'm accustomed to working outdoors where the dust can fly. :shok:

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First area slot routed and time for braid recess. Use special bit with pilot that follows slot. Showing scrap wood and piece of braid used to set blade depth. Depth varies according to desire.

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All routing done! Seriously messy.

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Time for lunch. Then to hardwoods supply for some 1/4" MDF for sidewalls and Grainger for paint. Sidewalls next. Grrrr, gotta get my dog on. Hard enough with two people but a real task by meself.

Yea buddy, we're rolling now. :o
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