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    I'm going to be ordering sections to expand my Viper routed 3 lane track soon. Rather than using the 'standard' bridge over the track for the IR emitters used for lap counting, I made my own version.
    Designed in CAD and laser cut from 3/32" birch plywood, it features tab and slot construction. The new track will incorporate a 'pit lane' made from 5mm black foamboard alongside the main straight. (Here it also simulates the track surface.) 5mm white foamboard is used for trackside retaining walls.
    Electronics (start LEDs, leader LEDs, and IR emitters) will be assembled onto custom PCBs and installed, and a few more details (interior computer station, tables and chairs, steps and ladders) are being 3D printed to finish it off.
    The pit garages are also scratch built. I scanned in the doors, made multiple prints on a color inkjet, cut and glued them to 1/16" balsa, and then cut the sides and roofs, which are covered in gray Ultracote (RC airplane heat shrink covering.)
    Last edited by Paul (CMP); July 27, 2020, 09:59 AM.

  • #2
    That looks great, What nice work.

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    • #3
      well done!!
      Rusty

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      • #4
        very nice
        Sylvain

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        • #5
          That is VERY cool!!!!
          Thank you for sharing the pictures!

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          • #6
            Version 2 had some design changes, including a more detailed interior. Here is a short video of the start sequence, and how the lead lane indicators work. I ran a car in the yellow lane to start, then switched over to the red lane.

            https://youtu.be/Min2NDoVy9U
            Last edited by Paul (CMP); September 14, 2020, 06:53 PM.

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            • #7
              That is the best setup I have ever seen, WOW do you do great work

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              • #8
                Dig it!

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