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  • #15265
    DattoDatto
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    Well, I have been jonesing for some track time since the lockdown. I had been kicking around the idea of a 2 lane routed track that would breside at Hiedi’s Dad’s house in SA. There is a large, open air-conditioned sun-room. Still playing around with actual track layouts a bit, but the footprint is pretty much set. I will probably build all three tables, and do some prototyping with cardboard for finalizing the route. Below should be a photo of table#1, and a scribble of the layout. I will be bringing it into a vector program to refine the idea. Routing will not be CNC.

    Sketch

    Table#1

    "Enjoy every sandwich"
    -Warren Zevon

    #15267
    chapracer65chapracer65
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    Marc

    Cool!  Looks like a good  layout.  Good luck with it!

    Russell

    #15272
    porsche917porsche917
    Moderator

    I love that design.  That looks like it will be a very fun track to run.  Let me know if you need any slot car specific tools to help with the routing.  I can’t wait to see it running.

     

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by porsche917porsche917.
    #15278
    DattoDatto
    Participant

    Marty! You are a prince! It that a routing fence in the bottom pic?

    Beginning to play with the shape of the lanes. I keep going back and forth on whether to have a bit of a squeeze at the chicane.

    "Enjoy every sandwich"
    -Warren Zevon

    #15284
    porsche917porsche917
    Moderator

    Yes, that is a routing fence.  I have two so you can put them together to make one long run.  Let me know if you want to borrow them.

    I would avoid any squeeze but that’s just my opinion.

    Marty

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by porsche917porsche917.
    #15286
    DattoDatto
    Participant

    Marty, I am definitely leaning away from a squeeze. I think it will only add frustration. The temptation keeps creeping in, though.

    "Enjoy every sandwich"
    -Warren Zevon

    #15287
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
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    Marc – great idea looks challenging. I assume 1/32:1/24 scale (not 1/43)? other mark

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    #15290
    DattoDatto
    Participant

    Marc – great idea looks challenging. I assume 1/32:1/24 scale (not 1/43)? <s> other mark</s>

    Yes, 1/32 primarily. Maybe some small 1/24.

    "Enjoy every sandwich"
    -Warren Zevon

    #15298
    porsche917porsche917
    Moderator

    Marc – stay strong my friend and avoid the squeeze on your track.  Squeeze oranges, limes, lemons and your partner but not your track.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by porsche917porsche917.
    #15300
    DattoDatto
    Participant

    Marc – stay strong my friend and avoid the squeeze on your track. Squeeze oranges, limes, lemons and your partner but not your track.

    SquEEze

    "Enjoy every sandwich"
    -Warren Zevon

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    #15302
    porsche917porsche917
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    I just about lost my dinner looking at that picture.  You know what they say – “Too much of anything is never good”.  That image is the poster child for that statement.

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