Wood slot car track construction
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A compass is set to the desired height of the crash wall, the road surface is again copied onto the cardboard at this height.This will reduce the sanding work that follows, using 120 paper on a block.Be sure to thoroughly vacuum tack off the surface before each application.Oh, I still play with big cars once in a while.This half of the article deals with all the finishing chores needed to complete your track.The fumes from the epoxy paint can make you sick in ten minutes.
After it was allowed to dry overnight, he lightly sanded it applied the varnish to the rest of the track surface. .This wraps up Part 2 of how we built our track.Man those cars would powerslide around the corners.Next is the copper tape.And the temperature has no affect on any part of the wood track.Strips of Marlite were cut drilled, attached with Liquid Nails applied to the entire edge of the roadway with a caulking gun.We used 1/8 plain white Marlite, a masonite-type product with a smooth melamine finish on one side.Buy those that are made for smooth surfaces get several; you cant reuse them.Jeff used Red Devil latex acrylic enamel from the local hardware, in small (8-oz) cans.We feel the Liquid Nails is cheap insurance against the possibility of the Marlite walls warping bowing away from the track edge, also adds a degree of stiffness to the track the walls.The magnets sucked down the cars so much that motor differences between cars of the same loterie moitié moitié chevalier de colomb edmundston body style acted completely different performance wise.
Small blocks of 1x 2 pine, 3 or 4 inches long, were glued to the underside of the roadway with contact cement, the blocks being flush with the outer edge of the roadway, spaced about 15 apart.