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    My second routed track. This one is a copy of Catalunya but it's named after track where I grew up in England (artistic license)... It's 8' x 20' on 1/2 MDF, with 3 lanes and 4" spacing. I came up with the rough sketch and Nimrod graciously redid it in a CAD compatible file and I sent it off to a local CNCer and he routed it for me for the staggering price of $300 all in. One, well two issues are where a couple of curves are and where the sheets of MDF stopped. I think a bit of wood filler will finish out the inside of the curves. Anyway, it's been quite a long road to get here and there's a fair bit to go till it's up and running but I am rather chuffed regardless.

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    wow!
    Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Giddyup View Post
      wow!
      Wow, yes... I just found out the gains are cut too deep (.093) and they need to be like .006 so it all needs to be recut...

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      • #4
        That happens sometimes I guess. The braid should be just a tiny bit lower than the track surface. If it is raised or even flush it will be prone to damage when a car's guide flag goes over it. If the braid is too deep you will have to fuss around more with the car's braids to make good contact. The first step in making a wood track is to get a sample of the braid that you are going to use and do some test cuts to get the depth exactly right. Lots of people use the Slot Car Corner braid along with some 3M double sided tape, so it should be easy to get a recommendation on the correct slot depth for those.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RichD View Post
          That happens sometimes I guess. The braid should be just a tiny bit lower than the track surface. If it is raised or even flush it will be prone to damage when a car's guide flag goes over it. If the braid is too deep you will have to fuss around more with the car's braids to make good contact. The first step in making a wood track is to get a sample of the braid that you are going to use and do some test cuts to get the depth exactly right. Lots of people use the Slot Car Corner braid along with some 3M double sided tape, so it should be easy to get a recommendation on the correct slot depth for those.
          I did do that but somehow he got the numbers wrong. He's recutting everything this weekend at no cost to me and I'll have everything back by Tuesday.

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          • #6
            Very nice👍

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            • #7
              Great to see "build" posts! Looking forward to seeing the updates on this!

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