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  • Finally had some time on my hands? New Zen East 1/32.

    Had some time so.... I change the layout of my 1/32 Artin plastic track. Went with a flat track instead of an overpass.
    Still waiting on having a 3 lane routed track to fit my table.

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    You can do it, the main part on my table looks to be about that size. Click image for larger version  Name:	thumbnail (4).jpg Views:	1 Size:	137.5 KB ID:	66739

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    • #3
      Yep, I've seen your layout Mitch58. Looks good to me. Only lack of time and proper tools prevents it. Looking for a CNC shop locally that might rout the pieces for me.

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      • noddaz
        noddaz commented
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        Glen! Grab some MDF and a router and make some dust in the backyard! lol

        Scott

    • #4
      Yep, once you have the router everything else is pretty easy.....and the trim routers are pretty reasonable nowadays.

      But.....you can't hardly go wrong with 4 lane 1/32 Artin. The forerunner of the Carrera track, they were cheap in the JCP blowout back in 96/97. I bought several and had a LOT of fun on them over the years. Good track, good connectivity, easy to jumper, wide with borders, plenty of depth in the slot. Looks like you will have plenty of fun!
      Come Race at The Trace!
      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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      • #5
        Thanks Chappy. Liking the new layout. Have a router Scott, just no time. Think I saw a posting of a local shop that I might be able to have the pieces parts CNC cut. Then all I have to do is assemble, lol

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        • slothead
          slothead commented
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          I have 2 hand routed tracks, an oval and a road course, and am currently building a CNC routed oval. The new oval is a bit complex, having 3 slots that are all part of a 1 lane track, which is why I went with the CNC design and routing. Yes, the slots are more precise with CNC machining and there weren't any of the silly mistakes I tend to make, but all-in-all it's not a quicker or easier process. With CNC you route first then assemble, while with hand routing you assemble (or at least pre-fit) the sections first and then route. Bottom line is you think it's more work and takes more time than it actually does. But you won't really know that till you try.

      • #6
        Hand routing MDF is Ok and fairly quick. Just make sure you have a sturdy guide fence that you can push the router against. Going into my first curve I found out my initial fence was not up to the task, ugg .

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        • #7
          Well, thanks to some gentle pushing from you guys, I have contracted with a local CNC shop a three lane track to fit on my 16x6 table. Attached are the results....
          Now to find the time to assemble, lol. The big part is done.

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          • docdoom
            docdoom commented
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            that to much work for you and will take far to long. just box it all up and send it my way...

          • gsnopoint
            gsnopoint commented
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            lol

          • noddaz
            noddaz commented
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            You are ready to race! I'll be right over! lol
            Scott

        • #8
          I like those increasing/decreasing radius turns at each end

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          • #9
            That should be fun

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            • #10
              Will post progress as I go... Just will not be able to start for a few weeks.

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              • noddaz
                noddaz commented
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                Is the overpass going to be high enough for trucks?

                Scott

              • gsnopoint
                gsnopoint commented
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                Hmmm, haven't given that thought yet. How high?

            • #11
              What will you do with that Artin track? I need some straights and a terminal straight... 😉

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              • #12
                Haven't gotten that far yet.... Need the track up to get my first proxy cars prepped. Looking to start the new track project in about 2-3 weeks.

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                • #13
                  Almost done !! Up and running.
                  Just need to finish the walls for the overpass, then some small detail stuff.

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                  • Rleog
                    Rleog commented
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                    Looks great. Excellent utilization of available space.

                • #14
                  Up and running is good! Get the walls up to save the cars......Otherwise it's too easy to start running laps. 😎
                  Come Race at The Trace!
                  Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                  • #15
                    Looks GREAT...flow and tech!!!
                    TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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