Finally getting started

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Where is the track located, and is it open for visitors like a club track,
Smittoh
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Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Sun 1. May 2016 01:32

Well I finally got started on my track today. :klap
Since the design is intended to be modular I have some extra work to do and unfortunately I won't be placing wire for a while.
I am however pleased with the progress ...also pleased that things seem to be going together nicely. :thumpup
Attached are e few photos on basic layout and how I intend to snap the track together.

Alas...much more work to be done.
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Sun 1. May 2016 01:43

more photos...
The edging is 1/4" plywood. Thinking of just using wood glue to attach it but may decide on hardware.
The edging has added some nice strength to the XPS board without adding a ton of weight.
The test clasp butted up the edging quite nicely...YAY!!! :beer

XPS is kinda pricey (about the same as MDF but I figured that if the track doesn't work out I can always recycle the insulation board and add it somewhere in the house or perhaps make an insulated raised planting bed to help reduce water evaporation from the soil.

Im decently confident this is going to work though... How well ?...we will see.

Cheers!
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Mon 11. Jul 2016 00:53

Wow... I forget how long things like this can take ...mostly because life gets busy (not a bad thing) just slows progress sometimes.
Any-hoo Ive finally have a functional modular track!
Yay!!!
[youtu_be]https://youtu.be/Q6IKWnyRcR0/youtu_be]
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Mon 11. Jul 2016 01:08

current layout...rough but getting there.
:)
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Ned » Mon 11. Jul 2016 01:13

Would like to see a video when it is complete.

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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Mon 11. Jul 2016 02:30

sure!
Not sure if the link I posted today is working for the progress video.
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by MagRacer » Tue 12. Jul 2016 09:00

Looks good :-)
The video link is set to private, I cannot watch it.

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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Smittoh » Sat 16. Jul 2016 20:32

Sorry about that.
I previewed this and it worked for me.
https://youtu.be/Q6IKWnyRcR0
Let me know if you have any problems.
Thanks!
PS... I can't seem to find the magracing.uk site anymore.
Anyone else having this problem?
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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Renngarage » Sun 17. Jul 2016 12:20

Hello,
nice track.
I also can't access the magracing website! I hope Wes isn't out of business??

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Re: Finally getting started

Post by Keld » Sun 17. Jul 2016 16:28

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