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Old 09-03-2011, 09:08 PM
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you could paint and copper top it then rubber it back in
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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Thumbs up Looking great

Just catching up on your post as it's been a while since I last had a look. You table is looking great, the wiring is very neat and I am looking forward to seeing the track laid.

Keep the post rolling

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Old 09-04-2011, 12:32 PM
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I think I have finalized the layout. Just working on the elevation changes. I will need 4 6" pieces of straight track. They are hard to find. Missed some on eBay last week. I can always make the from extra regular straight track.












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Old 09-04-2011, 05:12 PM
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Default 240' 4 lane Revell

240 feet of 4 lane Revell. Sold it to a guy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.




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Old 09-04-2011, 08:11 PM
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While cleaning the track and snugging up track connections I realize I had swapped left to right 2 of the high banked transition pieces. They have very slightly different angles of both the high banked attachment end and in the borders (aprons). I set them right but couldn't get the layout to work - angles and all. Went back t the original layout. The differences are slight in the guide channel and contract strips.

I love plastic track for it's flexibility. And at 40 years old this stuff is in great shape. I've cracked a few pieces being too aggressive trying to pieces apart but no big deal.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:19 PM
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Isn't Riggen track compatible with Revell?

REH Distributing has a lot of Riggen track. Perhaps your local hobby shop can help you to get some?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:09 AM
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Default Riggen / Revell

Riggen track is most definitely compatible with Revell.

It's the same basic track - tho slightly not as brittle...- as the grey
colored Revell. It's just black in color.

A friend of mine has a 130' 2 lane on a 4' by 16' table in his house.

I'll see if I can dig up a photo...
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:50 AM
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Your table came out beautiful!.... Hard to believe you're not a woodworker! Good luck with the track.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:13 AM
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Riggen track is most definitely compatible with Revell.

It's the same basic track - tho slightly not as brittle...- as the grey
colored Revell. It's just black in color.

A friend of mine has a 130' 2 lane on a 4' by 16' table in his house.

I'll see if I can dig up a photo...
Now that I'd like to see. My 165 foot 2 lane track is on the equivalent of seven 4X8s and people have told me they think it is too crowded with track.

Scott
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:22 AM
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240 feet of 4 lane Revell. Sold it to a guy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.




http://www.slotforum.com/resources/L...eway/index.htm




WOW---that's a LOT of plastic!!
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Your track is looking great. Don't forget to clean the connections between the track sections and add a couple of power taps on the opposite side from your power sources. I have a slightly larger Revell track and found that adding the power taps and cleaning the stainless strips with Inox really helped the overall smoothness of the track.

My track is about 65 feet from the Pacific ocean and I've found I have to clean the rails about once a month in order to keep the conductivity even all around the track. Wouldn't trade the location but salt and moisture don't help when conducting electricity.

Really like the plastic. I have several pieces of Riggen track mixed in with the Revell; same design, works good just black in color instead of the gray. I got bored with the track last night and took out a whole section of turns, put in a straight away, added 2 cross tracks and 2 chicanes and now have a whole new track. All in about 10 minutes. Can't do that with wood.

I have quite a few extra pieces. Let me know if there is anything you need. I might have some of the 6 inch sections. I'll look when I get home tonight and pm you.

I like the look of yours and may build that next if your works out.

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Old 09-06-2011, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips Ventura. Glad there is another Revell guy out there. I'm copper taping my track but cleaning the metal really good first.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:06 PM
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Default Revell Raceway

I don't really remember the first variation of "Revell Raceway", but I do remember the track in the
later stages when it was up over 200'. Think it started at about 60' (2 lane). And it just kept growing and growing and growing.... Till my wife pointed out to me just how much room it had taken up. It took many, many years to find all that track (in good condition....). Really wanted to get it to 250' but just couldn't.

Haven't looked at these in a while, but here's a couple of old photographs.



http://www.homeracingworld.com/revellraceway.htm




An importer in Miami bought the entire track from me for a friend of his that was injured in a car accident. He was confined to a wheelchair and had always wanted to own some type of Hobby Shop with a slot car track inside.

And this guy bought the track for him and asked me to get him 100 new cars.

And wired me the money for them.


Track is in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:32 PM
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Started screwing down the track. Still need to make the risers to support the banked turns and the overpasses. Cut down some straight pieces to make everything fit nicely.







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Old 09-20-2011, 05:00 PM
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Hi Bitman,
I am also trying to design a table that can be winched up to the ceiling of my garage.
I am very interested in your design.

Marc
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