What started as a very small, 2 lane rendition of Suzuka...
grew into the original 4 lane Grand Loop when the race bug bit.
A few years later in a quest to add more length, we came up with Grand Loop II.
I have to say I loved this track and had a lot of fun with a lot of close racing. I hope I'm making the right move. But enough about plastic, this forum is about routed tracks and after running quite a few races on Southern Slotters fantastic routed track, I decided to take Grand Loop to the next level.
What took a ton of time to create was removed in just a few hours.
Since I had the track out, I decided to overhaul the room a bit before starting on the new layout. Off came the table extensions from Grand Loop II...
And with a little help from David Cooperfield, the table was levitated so I could stain the concrete floor.
With the floor stained, a fresh coat of paint, and old barn tin, that somehow cost more than new tin, it was time to start on the track.
With some help from Zoom Beedo, we came up with a new design for Grand Loop III. This time a 3 lane routed track.
I the end, I decided to take out the overpass for ease of routing and better sight lines.
I laid out some paper to get an idea of the flow, sketched it out and started routing.
I used Luf's routing kit and I can't imagine doing a routed track without it. It makes it very easy. I'm using SCC braid and used their router bit with the pin to route the gains, again, very easy when you have the right tools.
Finished the routing and painting and now it's time to tape and braid.