Savage GT
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Registration Date: 10th-Apr-19
Date of Birth: 9th-Apr-67 (54 years old)
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Favourite Track Type:
Wooden Routed
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Three Sisters Show us your track
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About 2 years ago we had a new member to the club, he didn't know a great deal but he liked racing the cars and started to learn the ropes.
I tend to build/set his cars up as he isn't too confident with working on them. As time went on he got to talking about needing more practice, he had a spare room so I suggested he have a routed track at home to practice on. After some thought he decided this was the way to go and I agreed to build, route and wire a track for him, and he was to do all the scenic stuff.

As he liked my track layout, we decided to do something very similar within his size constraints.
I came up with a track plan he liked, and we measured up the space and ordered the materials.

Then the pandemic came, so it was a case of working in between lockdowns and when I was free.

So an all in one pictorial build log, that in reality stretched over a fair amount of time ...

Boards constructed and put in situ:

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Chalked out the track giving as much sliding room we could, we decided on 90mm lane distance to give better than Scalextric track width, but still allow a decent amount of sliding room.

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Then it was routed and I left him to paint the basics on. First coats:

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Then when he had finished all the kerbs, we put on the backdrop and sorted the fencing areas out.

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And eventually on to laying the copper tape.

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Then wiring, we went for a 2 position driver stations with simple extensions for maximum flexibility  of driver position and sight lines.

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And then we began putting fences back and a little testing.

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