Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Woodland Trace Raceway

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Woodland Trace Raceway

    Woodland Trace Raceway

    Woodland Trace Raceway is a 4-lane mdf circuit with an average lap length of 80 feet. The Trace became operational in January, 2012.

    Except for the Corkscrew (which was built using 3/8" mdf to enable sufficient flex), the track is constructed of 1/2" thick mdf. The width between lanes is 3.5". Luf's lexan routing strip and tape laying tools were used in the track's construction.

    The surface is 3 coats of semi-gloss latex, lightly sanded after each coat. The track surface is smooth to the touch. This track had excellent grip from the first day. We most often run NSR and Slot.It rubber, but also Ninco rubber or Paul Gage urethane for certain classes of plastic wheeled cars.

    Power is provided by a Pyramid PS26K 22 Amp unit. There are two electrical taps into the track and the current is supplied to the cars by 16 gauge wire and 7/32" X 1 mil copper tape. We run at 10v and use DiFalco controllers.

    Driver's stations were built by the good folks at Slot Car Corner.

    TrackMate takes care of the race management duties.

    The pit buildings, grandstands, timing tower, bridges, and other trackside accessories are constructed of basswood, balsa, and/or photographic mat board. The cliff face is constructed of acoustic ceiling tile. Trees are made of dead azalea branches with Woodland Scenics foliage glued to them.

    I downloaded .eps image files from brandsoftheworld.com for the signage and used Adobe Illustrator to re-size and in some cases, alter the files. The graphics on the Dunlop bridge were made from scratch based on aerial photos of the 1:1 bridge at Le Mans. I took some liberties in it's design, so it is not a 100% accurate replica.

    Landscaping the track is a never-ending process and I will be posting updated photos as changes are made.

    Currently, the lap record at the Trace is 5.599 sec, set by my highly modified Sportsman Mustang.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	WTROverview3b.jpg Views:	1 Size:	995.0 KB ID:	74224
    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_3347a.jpg Views:	2 Size:	784.5 KB ID:	20811
    Click image for larger version  Name:	AerialCanAm2019a.jpg Views:	2 Size:	903.2 KB ID:	20826
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC7254.jpg Views:	2 Size:	299.5 KB ID:	20821
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC6974a.jpg Views:	2 Size:	229.7 KB ID:	20819
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC6929b.jpg Views:	2 Size:	216.7 KB ID:	20814
    Click image for larger version  Name:	DunlopBridge.jpg Views:	0 Size:	165.3 KB ID:	43765
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC6933b.jpg Views:	2 Size:	200.4 KB ID:	20815
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC6937b.jpg Views:	2 Size:	168.6 KB ID:	20816
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC7260.jpg Views:	2 Size:	222.4 KB ID:	20822
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC7265.jpg Views:	2 Size:	240.9 KB ID:	20824
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC7266a.jpg Views:	2 Size:	112.2 KB ID:	20825
    Click image for larger version  Name:	CanAmOnFrontStraight.jpg Views:	0 Size:	155.4 KB ID:	20842
    Click image for larger version  Name:	image_5731.jpg Views:	493 Size:	222.2 KB ID:	20843
    Click image for larger version  Name:	Gr5Entry.jpg Views:	123 Size:	321.3 KB ID:	43821
    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_3458b.jpg Views:	125 Size:	222.4 KB ID:	43822
    Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC7275.jpg Views:	124 Size:	173.2 KB ID:	43823
    Click image for larger version  Name:	CustomPaintedPorsche908.jpg Views:	125 Size:	89.0 KB ID:	43825
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Fast Co.; January 9, 2021, 04:20 PM.
    Team SCANC
    Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
    OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
    Leadfinger Raceway

  • #2
    How many 100% accurate replicas are there but you could have fooled me.
    Beautiful scenery really adds so much realism and thanks for the expo on signage.
    So what lap times are you capable of or do you not record lap times?

    Comment


    • #3
      Steve, thanks for reposting....I have always liked your track.
      Come Race at The Trace!
      Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

      Comment


      • Fast Co.
        Fast Co. commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks Paul!

    • #4
      Thanks for the comments guys.

      Bruce, fast lap times are in the low 6s and high 5s. The current lap record is 5.735 sec if I remember correctly.
      Team SCANC
      Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
      OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
      Leadfinger Raceway

      Comment


      • #5
        thanks for reposting, its been awhile since I was first impressed by your track build!!

        Dundee Denny

        Comment


        • #6
          Always like this one. Love the elevations changes.

          Comment


          • #7
            Thanks for the kind words guys! I added a few old photos that may be new to you. One day soon I will take some new pics.
            Last edited by Fast Co.; January 9, 2021, 04:28 PM.
            Team SCANC
            Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
            OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
            Leadfinger Raceway

            Comment


            • #8
              Still great
              Matt B
              So. In
              Crashers

              Comment


              • #9
                Great flowing track, scenery A+, and elevation. You have all bases covered and did a great job very nice👍. Tim

                Comment


                • #10
                  Took a few more pics of the Trace this morning....

                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2819a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	316.4 KB ID:	43747
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	image_11762.jpg
Views:	546
Size:	312.6 KB
ID:	43748
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2825a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	348.1 KB ID:	43749
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2826a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	289.5 KB ID:	43750
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2829a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	313.9 KB ID:	43751
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2832a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	347.4 KB ID:	43754
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2833a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	324.0 KB ID:	43755
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2835a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	319.4 KB ID:	43757
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2837a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	362.5 KB ID:	43758
                  Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2839a.jpg Views:	0 Size:	467.0 KB ID:	43759
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by Fast Co.; January 9, 2021, 02:56 PM.
                  Team SCANC
                  Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                  OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                  Leadfinger Raceway

                  Comment


                  • #11
                    So where are all these tracks? Someone close by might want an invite to visit.

                    By the way, love the Porsche 914. Something I lusted after back in the day.

                    Ed Bianchi
                    Last edited by HO RacePro; July 4, 2020, 08:05 AM.

                    Comment


                    • #12
                      Ed, Woodland Trace Raceway is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Most of the tracks listed in my footer below are in Winston. Two of them are within a half hour's drive from here.
                      Team SCANC
                      Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                      OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                      Leadfinger Raceway

                      Comment


                      • #13
                        More pics...

                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2844b.jpg Views:	372 Size:	385.2 KB ID:	44160
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2845b.jpg Views:	362 Size:	408.1 KB ID:	44161
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2846b.jpg Views:	366 Size:	383.7 KB ID:	44162
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2847b.jpg Views:	366 Size:	321.4 KB ID:	44163
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2848b.jpg Views:	368 Size:	380.9 KB ID:	44164
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2850b.jpg Views:	367 Size:	413.5 KB ID:	44165
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2852b.jpg Views:	371 Size:	365.4 KB ID:	44167
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2856b.jpg Views:	368 Size:	333.1 KB ID:	44169
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2858b.jpg Views:	370 Size:	306.7 KB ID:	44170
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2861b.jpg Views:	371 Size:	264.9 KB ID:	44171
                        Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2857b.jpg Views:	363 Size:	388.6 KB ID:	44172
                        Last edited by Fast Co.; January 9, 2021, 02:58 PM.
                        Team SCANC
                        Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                        OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                        Leadfinger Raceway

                        Comment


                        • #14
                          Still more...

                          Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2868b.jpg Views:	353 Size:	322.5 KB ID:	44237
                          Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2872b.jpg Views:	350 Size:	383.7 KB ID:	44238
                          Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2875b.jpg Views:	354 Size:	206.8 KB ID:	44240
                          Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2873b.jpg Views:	351 Size:	416.5 KB ID:	44239
                          Click image for larger version  Name:	_DSC2879b.jpg Views:	349 Size:	269.8 KB ID:	44241
                          Last edited by Fast Co.; January 9, 2021, 03:10 PM.
                          Team SCANC
                          Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                          OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                          Leadfinger Raceway

                          Comment


                          • dinglebery
                            dinglebery commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Very nice cars!!! Thanks for sharing. Really like the Pagani and Spyker! are they Scaleauto?

                          • Fast Co.
                            Fast Co. commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Yeah, they are both ScaleAuto.

                        • #15
                          Love the XK-120, Ninco?
                          Bob Edwards
                          Northern VA

                          Comment


                          • Fast Co.
                            Fast Co. commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Yes. I love the Ninco classics! Straight out of the box they're excellent runners. All I do to them is oil the bushings. They're not speed demons like some other brands, but they're well matched and as a class they're a lot of fun!

                          • SlotCat
                            SlotCat commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Yes they look sweet, good to know about how they run!

                          • Fast Co.
                            Fast Co. commented
                            Editing a comment
                            Ninco rubber is excellent too. Some of my Nincos are more than twenty years old and I've never had a problem with the tires hardening, leaching oil, deforming or anything. Good today as they were back then.
                        Working...
                        X
                        UA-149438709-1