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lightfighter
2002.08.26, 06:59 PM
heres some pics of my track. its under construction

Surface auto intierior carpet ........I had a roll laying around in the basement....perfect traction.........but not unreal

walls copper pipe foam cover.............got a home depot for $1 piece about a 8 ft section

Remember still under construction


http://exeat.com/gamezone/lightfighter/dscf0117.jpg
http://exeat.com/gamezone/lightfighter/racetrack5.jpg
http://exeat.com/gamezone/lightfighter/racetrack4.jpg
http://exeat.com/gamezone/lightfighter/racetrack2.jpg

I plan to add a lapcounter

cool thing with the foam pipe covering for the walls I can change the layout in minutes

dredd
2002.08.27, 01:54 PM
nice man :D looks fun :)

lightfighter
2002.08.27, 07:08 PM
banked turns and lap counter coming real soon with detailed pictures of project!!!!!

lightfighter
2002.08.30, 10:34 PM
banked turns going in

Traced

lightfighter
2002.08.30, 10:34 PM
cutting

lightfighter
2002.08.30, 10:36 PM
gule on supports and wait till tommorow to dry then I finish the turns

lightfighter
2002.08.30, 10:37 PM
cut!!! the lanes are 20 inches wide

mini-z
2002.08.31, 10:07 PM
lightfighter, cool - what is the precise location of this track again? Might have to come check it out!

lightfighter
2002.09.01, 09:25 AM
Its in my basement!!!!!!!! In Detroit U can come over and check it out I got a little more work to do on it

lightfighter
2002.09.01, 01:24 PM
Its in my basement!!!!!!!! In Detroit U can come over and check it out I got a little more work to do on it

MalaYsianSpeedy
2002.09.04, 01:53 PM
lightfighter: keep those pics coming very informative!!!

what do you use to keep those copperwire foam in place or at the shape you want??

lightfighter
2002.09.04, 05:11 PM
I used tape .....just roll the sticky side up ya know double sided the cheap way

but I got some velcro........gule to the pipe cover and it sticks like a champ

mini-z
2002.09.05, 09:26 AM
Its in my basement!!!!!!!! In Detroit U can come over and check it out I got a little more work to do on it

Cool, let us know when it's ready!

lightfighter
2002.09.13, 10:35 AM
almost done pics comming tonite

Billiam_Returns
2002.09.14, 04:43 PM
I used to have a track with foam walls held down by duct tape. My Clk kept catching the tape, and my friend's S2000 kept going over them!

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 08:26 PM
banks installed

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 08:29 PM
more banks

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 09:05 PM
more turns

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 09:06 PM
more shots

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 09:08 PM
layedcarpet

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 09:09 PM
nice angle

Ken Mifune
2002.09.26, 10:27 PM
Nice. Show a pic with your car on the track for scale.
What's your suspension set up right now?

lightfighter
2002.09.26, 11:01 PM
still working little dusty down there right now

DOHCrazy
2002.09.30, 09:12 PM
damn those banks are gona roll alot of cars if u arent careful...lol...just somehting else to make it hard/fun.... nice track, VERY nice track! wish i had a basement now!

baseline
2002.10.01, 12:07 PM
yes, very nice indeed.

lightfighter
2002.10.03, 09:23 AM
here is the layout and construction plans

DOHCrazy
2002.10.03, 06:08 PM
it seems like there is alot of wasted space... but otherwise Nice track!

lightfighter
2002.10.07, 11:55 AM
Theres 2 colums in the middle of the floor I could use all the space but I just want to finish

Draconious
2002.10.07, 11:58 AM
Maybe you never saw me do it before, but if you give me the dimensions of the room, location of the poles, wre u want to stand and how big of a standing room, pit area.. etc... how wide u want the track i will do a dynamic track concept in autocad ;)

Dutch Mini Racer
2002.10.18, 01:13 PM
i use paint to design my tracks:

lightfighter
2002.10.18, 02:20 PM
Nice Layout

I been on a major I can't get anything done lazyman spree

but I will get this track finished this weekend

lightfighter
2002.10.22, 10:52 AM
still not done yet I had to redesign the Bank turn area it was to big of a banked stretch

Dutch Mini Racer
2002.10.22, 11:39 AM
too bad, it looked kinda cool :)

lightfighter
2002.10.24, 07:16 AM
Like I said the track is Kinda Modular So its easy to reconfigure

But the progress is comming along nice

Billiam_Returns
2002.10.24, 10:03 AM
Where in Detroit are you (suburb)?

lightfighter
2002.10.25, 12:01 PM
NO MAN

I live in the city near outter drive and 7 mile a very nice area as far as detroit goes.

Shutup
2002.11.05, 03:58 PM
really nice track...

lightfighter
2002.12.05, 08:23 AM
sorry guys you must think I fell off the map but My track is nearly done

My wife and I have a newborn in the house and its hard as hell to do anything other than spend time with little one

Dirtbag
2002.12.05, 05:57 PM
Thats sweet :D

mini-z
2002.12.05, 11:03 PM
lightfighter, congrats on your new arrival - but let us know when we can come over and race!!! :D

lightfighter
2003.01.15, 08:40 AM
back from the dead you guys know how it is

The track should be open for bizz(free of course)in a week or so I have been so friggin busy lately but I have it down to a science the track is completly modular I used a slot car approach to the track sections so the track can be configured in many different ways

Stay tuned and keep the faith( i have too much money invested to let you down)

lightfighter
2003.01.15, 08:48 AM
remember I have a HO scale slot car track that folds up out the way down there to