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Old 11-30-2018, 05:48 AM
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Default MID BC - new track build

Well it’s time to start building a new track. My old track Quail Ridge Speedway I had since 2008 moved in September to its new home in Rafael’s garage here in Kelowna.

The link to the move I documented in this thread:
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:10 AM
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MID BC is going to be located in my home so the track and table needs to look good and looking like a piece of furniture or else my manager (wife!) will not be too happy! I’m not too shabby with wood, I can build a garage track, a shed, basement development….. but a track in my home I needed help and advice…..in came local racer Richard H. Richard is an Architect and in between designing beautiful homes I was lucky enough to get his help, designing skills, his garage plus his labor……how lucky!

Last weekend’s goal was to build the trusses for the table frame. The trusses are strong but yet light, each truss was calculated between 20 to 30 pounds. All the trusses were basically made from 1x4s cut in half into 1x2’s. I went through a lot of 1x4s at Home Depot and found some really nice straight pieces……a lot of bad 1x4s was chucked into the back of the pile.

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Cutting and building the trusses in Richard’ garage:






After the trusses were built we laid out the trusses in order to build gusset plates for the attachment points. All trusses and gussets were laid out properly with clamps in order to be square and predrilled with 1/4 inch holes as 3 inch nuts and bolts was to be used for easy assembly at my house.



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Yesterday I laid out the frame at home on the floor and attached the bottom and top gusset plates with 3” nuts and bolts. I am short 15 bolts I thought 100 would have been enough but obviously not!













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Time lapse video showing last weekends construction and yesterday's assembly.

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Last weekend we tackled the largest 49” wide piece for the tabletop. A sheet and a half was needed with a wide 4 foot radius for the end of the straight and a two foot radius at the other end.

Piece #5 was the objective






Many cuts to be able to curve the framework




Glue and clamps to make rigid


Start of the framework all glued and screwed. The 1x4 on the left is to attach the next sheet.


Sheets of 1/8” door skin cut into strips are very easy to bend and glue onto the curved framework. Three layers of door skin overlapping each other creates a very strong like 3/8” sheet of plywood that is curved and because it is standing on end very rigid for outside support


All done....one piece out of five! This framework will face up and be the attach points for the track and risers for the elevations
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Nice work! Looking forward to watching this build.
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Thanks Steve....more pics to come.

Continued with the MID BC table build the past weekend Friday and Saturday. Five 49" wide tops were completed in various lengths up to 11 1/2 feet for the deepest portion of the table.











Drove the completed table tops home. Lucky the weather held up and there was no rain!



Installed 1x4s on top of the framework for mount points plus installed 1/4" MDF on top of the 1/2" gussets to match the height of the framework and to clear the bolt heads.



Table tops all mounted, need to build some nice struts underneath for the curvy parts. But it is very solid everywhere else.












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Time Lapse Video summing up the past weekend in a minute twenty four seconds. It was so busy!

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