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 Post subject: 2.4ghz track.
PostPosted: Wed 7. Mar 2018 20:36 
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Just started on my larger track for my new 2.4g cars. It will probably be much the same as before but, as I took some photos, I might as well show them. 12mm chipboard seems not available now so I have used 11mm OSB, something new to me. On my small practice track, I tried another lane change without the plate (I have made dozens of these over the years but they never work as well as with the plate) so I shall stay with the plates. I usually start with gluing down the plate, then fitting the wire. I am staying with 0.8mm wire. The std. guide magnet in the car will run across this ok when driving back onto the track. Any heavier wire and the car will not cross it.
The card strips alongside the l/c enable a quick test to be made. I shall lift these before plastering. The strips of card around the track boundary should make plastering easy and accurate. Ready mixed plaster is then easy to apply and definately the way to go as far as I am concerned. I shall leave around the l/cs clear in case they need adjusting.


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 Post subject: Re: 2.4ghz track.
PostPosted: Tue 20. Mar 2018 19:41 
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Further progress with my new track. I really enjoy track building. I gave up Magracing to try something else but the 2.4g radio has improved the hobby and really rekindled my interest. This is track No. 7 (or is it 8?) Laying the wire on the base and using ready mixed plaster, or 'smoothing filler' as they now seem to call it, is by far the best way. The wire can be laid out, positioned with panel pins, altered until it looks right, and impact glued down. Plaster can be easily scraped off if necessary and the wire realigned.
I would never consider routing. I am expecting to make changes, add l/cs, pit lanes etc. later which can be easily done. Finished track will be about twice this size and big enough for serious racing.


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 Post subject: Re: 2.4ghz track.
PostPosted: Tue 20. Mar 2018 21:47 
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Looking very good Wes. If I were building a permanent, non-portable, indoor track, I would definitely use your method.


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 Post subject: Re: 2.4ghz track.
PostPosted: Thu 29. Mar 2018 15:28 
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Modifications already to my new track! The straight under the bridge was not long enough for reliable lane changing. Also, I wanted a left, right, left dogleg to add some skill to the back straight and the extension enabled this.


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