The Wood Track

Many people have been asking about the track. The track although operational for a while, was never completed or landscaped. At some point, I had to claim the space in the garage back and thus took the track apart. A series of unfortunate (and careless) mishaps have made it completely impossible to reassemble the track as some of the routed MDF parts were broken beyond repair … Maybe some day (soon), I'll build another one … Read Moreā€¦

The Wood Track

No progress on the track itself this weekend, but I tuned a few more “house cars”. I love those NSR cars !!!



The Wood Track

Finally had time to get back to the track. Everything is still temporary but I started on the elevation in the big turn. I think I will raise it a little more but I like it much better already than when it was flat. It drives very well but the slightly counter camber downhill piece is a killer Happy



After I did the elevation I tuned a few “house cars”. These cars can be used for racing and will be tuned to turn very close laps on their dedicated lanes. For actual race evenings, we will race these IROC style, with each drive doing 1 heat of each lane. First, I got some slot.it Audi’s that I tuned all identically, other cars are on their way.



I guess that’s a good sign of fun and tight racing to come, but here are the laps for the three slot..it on their respective lanes, pretty tight, the best laps are almost identical !!!

The Wood Track

I went with Trackmate instead of building all my electronics this time.

The light bridge and the sensors, I bought the 4 lane solution and resized it to the width I needed with only 3 LEDs



Top left of the picture: the main relay for power to the track, driven from the computer
Pyramid power supply for now, 6-15V 25 Amps. Will be replaced soon by my Trackmate supply 0-30V, 20 Amps currently on loan
BK precision power supply for all accessories: 2x 0-30V, 3 Amps plus 5V/5Amps
Obviously some clean-up work to do for the wires



Trackmate interface board for sensors and relays, serial (9 pin) connector with a serial-USB adaptor into the laptop


The Wood Track

Added a third driver station, wiring is done (although temporary), sensors are on the track, computer is connected, 5.64 sec best lap with a modified Scalextric Camaro ... Not bad for about 70 feet of track. More importantly, all three lane times are within 1/10 sec of each other