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ID:	17716 New forum, old track build. I’ll try to post as many build pictures before I get to the current pictures.
    The frame is built from 3mm plywood over 3/4”X3/4” pine to make the girders and perimeter frame work. The ribs are 2”X3/4” pine . The legs are just 1/2” plywood with a radius on one side so the track can be tilted against the wall.

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    that all seems like pretty thin lightweight wood. how's it holding up?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SpeedyNH View Post
      that all seems like pretty thin lightweight wood. how's it holding up?
      LOL, I was posting this from my phone, so I was limited...LOL

      They are actually glued up box sections and it's holding up great.

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ID:	18509 I sketched the track out on copy paper, no real dimensions. Over all, I knew that the table would be about 14X7.
        When if came to the racing surface dimensions, I just laid the panels on the table and began to sketch and cut.

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        • Slotspeed
          Slotspeed commented
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          Hi Eric, did you have a guide of some sort to keep the cuts neat?

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ID:	18598 It’s really cool as a track comes together. Solving one problem usually creates another.

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        • Slotspeed
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          Love these build photos, its so clever and neat the way you have done it.

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        ​ Track surface painted with latex, rumble strips and outside stripes too. Infield done with window screen , plaster cloth, spray foam and more latex paint.

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          Doing this from my phone is proving to be difficult.... 😂 I’ll edit later Click image for larger version

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          • #8
            Lookin' forward to this one. Love routed digital.
            Randy

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            • Eric P
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              Randy,
              It's finished, the final product is pictured above. From here on I'll post any changes or updates

            • 32lbking
              32lbking commented
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              Oh, are you referring to the photos in post #6 ? I can't see those. I can see all of the other pics just fine.

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            This is the finished track. I’ll add pictures of any further additions

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            • 32lbking
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              Thanks Eric. Looks like a fun track to drive, and I like the way you located the LC's to take a natural racing line.
              Randy

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            That turned out Great!!
            Rusty

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ID:	22638 I added a glass door curio cabinet above the workbench. Some LED strip lights illuminate the cars inside. Click image for larger version

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ID:	22640 Later on, it was time to enjoy the first beer with the new workbench, a local NEIPA from Crafty Bastard nano brewery

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ID:	24429 We had a get together recently and I was able to show off some updates to the slot garage . I went with Martini colors for the wall . I recently built a 20’ foot long workbench for dedicated pit space.

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                  • #14
                    All night, we were lining up heats of digital cars. Bruce Yingling HSSRMS keeps track of who finished where.

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                    • #15
                      Great looking track.
                      Chris aka CJR RACING Denver, Colorado and Nagasaki, Japan

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