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  1. I found this article that covers most of my questions http://www.slotcarracing.org.uk/trackbuild/bking.htm
  2. Hi Folks, I tried searching "banked turns" but go zillions of unrelated topics come back. I'm thinking of building a small routed timber track. If I do, I'd like to add a banked turn at one end. I know the theory is to cut the track so the flat turn doesn't quite complete an arc and then pull the ends towards each other to make the turn bank. I have no idea how many degrees to leave the flat turn open to get the required level of bank when pulled back parallel. I also don't know how much bank different types of timber can take before breaking. Any ideas where to look? Regards, Steve C
  3. I'm after a small track, probably 2 or three lane, that will run 24 scale cars, so preferably 100mm lane spacing. It can be 4+m long, but a max of 1.2m wide, although it could be a little wider at one end. Just thought I'd see what's around before I build one. The alternative is to take a wider track and remove sections to make it smaller. If you have something that might suit, reply here or message me with some pix. Thanks steve
  4. Nice build. Those flimsy front axle holders are really the only thing to criticize, but I don't think they affect handling anyway
  5. Hi Chris, good choice of cars. I'm part of a group in Melbourne that races vintage cars, and Cox are the mainstay. They are as quick as anything else from the 60s on smaller tracks, and the modelling is the best there is. If you need any specific bits to complete your cars, shoot me a list and I'll have a look when I get time. Just don't ask me for wings, struts and side pods for Chaparrel 2E's ! Ebayer Melbournemodelraceway also has a lot of NOS parts. Regards, Steve C
  6. I've got a copper tape track and I either need to replace it with braid or sell it and get a new track. If I replace the tape with braid, will there be any noticeable difference between plan copper and tinned copper? I like the look of plain copper, but tinned copper braid is easier to get. Thanks, Steve C
  7. Hi Guys, I'm back after a long absence. I've bought a fairly dodgy old copper foil track that I'm fixing up. I've converted it from a 5m 5 laner to a 3.5m 4 laner so it will fit. I had to make a new section so I need copper foil. I had some stuff I'd used for leadlighting, but it's too thin and won't stick to the track. The stuff on it is about 7mm wide and at least twice as thick. I tried ebay, but the stuff for sale there is leadlighting stuff only 0.03 mm thick. Any idea where I can get thick foil, suitable for running motors up to S16d? I don't want to convert it to braid. The track's blocking my carport so I want to move quickly. I generally race vintage 1/24 stuff I did try to post in members' tracks, but I got a message saying I couldn't post. I'll put a pic up when I can. I bought this track because I like the banked turn and doughnut. Regards, Steve C
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