action snaps of my routing progress. If the lanes look a bit crooked
in the picture, be sure I will be sanding and filling to make sure
any bobbles are removed. I think I can see a bit of a jiggle in
the second lane frome the left. Overall, I am very happy with the
racing lines to date...
This should be a fun hill section to be sure. Lane spacing varies from about 2 inches to about 5 inches depending on the lane.
I used louvers from plastic venetian blinds to make the track widths accurate. Interestingly, you can also use these louvers as routing guides. Just be careful they do not pop out on you. If you can manage it, run your hand or arm along the top of the strip to keep it down while routing. A single countersunk screw on each end holds the acrylic track in place. The total width of the track is 17.75 inches. The outer edges are 3.50 inches wide while the lane spacing is 3.25 inches. Total length is 24 inches.
Should be a fun run up or down this undulating hill! The sections are 20-inches, 24-inches, and 54-inches for each section of the elevated straight. About 98 inches long not including the hairpin at the top nor the approach track on the low side.
I figure this should be smooth a curvy enough for the first pass on the router. I can always even things out later.
Here's where I left it so far... The car is for scale! I will more than likely re-angle the straight/overpass closer to the back wall so that I can gain an additional 6 inches of straight. Decisions...Decisions.
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Switching Scales (26) Routed HO (27) Rails Installed (28) Oval Action (29)
New 1/32 Beginning (30) Construction (31) Routing (32) Painting and Taping (33) Power Taps and Timing (34)
Up and Running (35) Scenery (36) More Slot Racing (37)
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