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#1 Dayble

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 04:38 PM

In 2008 I asked Cruzin Bob Scott to build a modular table top four lane 1/24th scale routed track of 4' X 8' sections. We started out with three sections, the "Keyhole", on one end which is a hairpin with a raised "S" on one side, a straight section and a very banked section. He looked at my napkin drawing and told me he couldn't do a four lane on that size table but I asked him to try and it took some effort but he pulled off what has proven to be a great track. And we didn't stop there. Later I asked him to build two more sections, one with a "pinch" or chicane one one side and another straight section. All was good but I could only run the two ends with the garage closed and That wasn't very interesting. So in 2015 I got wild and I asked him to turn that last straight into a donut that would turn things ninety degrees and again he said he couldn't... I love it when he's wrong! So I did another napkin pic and off he went to do his magic. Well it worked like I told him it would and we've been running it every chance we get... until the Wuhan Flu hit. You see to store it in my garage I have to stand the nearly 300 lbs. sucker vertically up against a wall and with only those cheap folding table legs it was a bear for me to set it up by myself. I could do it, I mean I'm old but I can still get down and up off the floor. I had to  spin it away from the wall, open and latch the legs at the top, lower that end to the floor, then with one hand pick up the "heavy end and balance it on a saw horse so I could crawl under and latch the other leg. Dangerous at best and not good for my right shoulder.  A while back my friend Steve Hill told me about a leg system he saw online and sent me a link to it and what a difference it made. It's not a new idea and the guys who I've seen post it trace it back to shipbuilders so I guess it's shareable by now. Depending on your design you'll need some hinges and some gate hasps. Here are some pics. 

 

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First remove this wobbly old legs but measure the distance from where they mount to the track to the bottom of the legs (not the wheels). 

 

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My radius is 29-1/4" yours may vary. I cut it with my Rotozip (Mother of all Dremels). I left the other end back 8" from the end so I could attach the track sections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 05:05 PM

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I took the idea for bracing from Rob (cgyracer on SCI) the gate hasps are quick and easy to set up and tear down and strong enough to carry the weight of the track.

The new legs will probably overlap when closed unless you track is very wide or you are attaching them perpendicular to the length of the track.

 

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I put the casters in 2" X 2" blocks and screwed those to the sides of the legs. I bolted this section to those it normally attaches to to get the position of the caster blocks. On the section that folds in first I attached those to the inside of the leg so they avoided hitting framing and to the outside on the other leg.

 

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 05:30 PM

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To join the section that connects to the side of this one I had to go back to the Rotozip (Mother of all Dremels) and cut a 14" radius to stick my arm through.

 

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The last shot is the Summer set up, when it drops below 100  we can open the garage and set up two more sections but all the configs use this "Vortex" section and it sure is a lot safer to set up by myself now.

 

Thanks to Steve Hill and Rob and Knoath for the idea. For more info check this out  https://www.slotcari...-track-pictures


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 05:59 PM

Nice job Dave


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