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  • Tilting Track - Quail Ridge Speedway

    I’ve had some inquiries about the tilting track I built previously. The track has a new home here in the city I live in but I found some photos I had in order to post them here. Hopefully the photos can speak for themselves but ask any questions please. I will add pictures in a few postings.

    Rob

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    • #3
      Still very cool.
      Dave
      Saginaw Valley Raceway
      Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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        • #5
          Construction pics next. Light as possible was the key. 1/8” door skin and 1x2’s was instrumental in the construction of the three hollow beams lengthwise along the table.
          Last edited by Cgyracer; June 18, 2020, 09:37 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cgyracer View Post
            I’ve had some inquiries about the tilting track I built previously. The track has a new home here in the city I live in but I found some photos I had in order to post them here. Hopefully the photos can speak for themselves but ask any questions please. I will add pictures in a few postings.

            Rob
            Rob,
            I came across some pics of your track while searching tilt tracks, as I'd like to build one. I wasn't able to find any further info other than the pics. Randy (Dodgefarmer) found the link to your description of the build and kindly pm'd me the link - again, many thanks Randy.

            You did a fantastic job on the build - it's rea;;y exactly what I need. Hopefully you don't mind me copying your idea. My only concern is the weight of the table while lowering and raising, so I may add some sort of purchase to help in that regard. Going by your pics, it doesn't look like you had any issues with the weight of the table, but your younger than me though!

            Again, great job on the build!

            Bill


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            • Cgyracer
              Cgyracer commented
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              Thanks Bill, good luck on your build! 1/8” door skin standing on end is very strong and can be used for your main structural beams. 1x2’s screwed and glued with construction glue will provide the skeleton you need. If the table is too heavy when you initially lift ....you should increase the radius of your curved legs closer to the center of the table to transfer the weight load.
              Rob

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ID:	41891 I used casters on the bottoms of the folding legs so I could move the track in any location of my garage once down.

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ID:	41895 In 2008 this track was originally Scalextric with the track pieces attached with silicone to the table surface. Sheets of cork was used to bring the surface even with the track height. This silicone attachment method withstood the test of time for four years until the track was replaced with MDF. Another thing to to mention is this track was moved three times to different homes so the construction was very rigid.

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ID:	41898 The latest move two years ago.

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                  • #11
                    THANKS now I just need to get the old track and table torn down and get in build mode. and summer here to.might be fall before i even get started.

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                    • #12
                      Rob, I have been stalling about renovating my old track. I think you may have given me a solution to my problem. I build furniture, boats and all kinds of stuff in my shop where the track is, and the design of the track uses more space than I can afford. I want to build your system. How long is the platform, and how wide? The rest I can adapt. Also, what is the weight rating of the casters?
                      Last edited by waaytoomuchintothis; June 18, 2020, 05:38 PM.

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                      • Cgyracer
                        Cgyracer commented
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                        The table was about 7’ x 19’ and the castors were cheap 2” wheels, not sure what the weight rating was. To lift I would make sure the wheels were pointed the opposite of the curve so it was a smoother lift (easy transition from wheel to curved leg).

                      • JTK
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                        Love what you've done here. When set up on the side for storage, what was the footprint? 19' x 16"?

                      • Cgyracer
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                        Footprint was 19 feet x 14 inches. Not too bad. To park on that side of the garage it was easy to back in tight to the upright table and go out the driver side door

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                      It looks like it took a lot of planning to have it work that well. Very nice layout.
                      Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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                      • #14
                        Another thing might be worth considering also is the use of sheet polystyrene. I built some panels for a cafe a few years ago that were thin line MDF glued to polystyrene sheet with PVA and wooden 45x20mm around the edges and they were so strong you couldn't put your fist through them.

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                        • Slotspeed
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                          Clever hybrid material use always brings benefits like this!

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                        Love the look of this layout and I'm glad you shared the information Rob, I will be linking to this when people ask about tilting tracks. Thanks Rob.

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                        • Cgyracer
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                          Awesome. Thank you! Having a post here will make it easy to find.
                          Rob.
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