Build Journal: Confessions and photos of a wannabe Diecast Racer

RC_Attucks Friday, 1/26/2024

So let's start out with something simple, like um, 3D BotMakers test track. Right, right? How hard could it be?(sarcasm) He gives you everything you need minus the materials. Photo, schematic diagram w/measurements, and weekly motivation. My goal is to finish with a raw track, no bells, no whistles, no diorama. Something for me to play on with my want- to-be "fast cars". This is day 2 and already my back is hurting. Critiques and suggestions welcomed.


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FredD 1/26/24

Woo Hoo! Great so far! Keep up the good work.


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JBlotner42 1/27/24

Looks good so far! Take your time, I overdid it the first few days of my build as well.


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redlinederby 1/27/24
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Measure twice, cut once, my friend! Off to a great start and I'm looking forward to what you put together. Keep sharing the updates!

I'm happy you said you're starting with the core track - no bells or whistles. I think it's easy to see some of the super tracks and want to jump right into making it look cool, but you gotta have a solid foundation to build on.


  • Absolutely! Thank you for your words and your website! — RC_Attucks
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RC_Attucks 1/28/24

Update: All the pieces are cut and layed.

Open track selection is next. Any recommendations on straight track and curve selection?


  • Crash Racers is a good one. Wal-Mart has them for 29.98 most places. — JBlotner42
  • Depends if you want a track with lanes or an open run. There are orange track curves available but also a lot of 3D printed ones to buy. — redlinederby
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RC_Attucks 2/4/24

Mock up track. Old with the new.


  • I like it. I'm getting jealous. All I currently have is an 8 ft. 2 lane drag strip for some very basic testing. — Dutch_Clutch_Racing
  • Looking sharp! Seems you're almost ready to start testing that thing. — redlinederby
  • That looks great! Keep up the good work! — JBlotner42
  • Awesome, thank you for the pictures. I'm just starting out with diecast racing as a hobby and these pictures are getting me started on a track build similar to this. I've been playing for a few weeks with a track supported by cardboard boxes, DVD cases, jigsaw puzzle boxes, and tables etc. This will inspire me to build something much nicer. — Archerm340
  • Boxes and stuff are great while figuring stuff out but once you have those dimensions and angle, build something more sturdy. — redlinederby
  • Thank you to all that have commented. This track has been five years in the making. Two things,patience is a virtue, and things are not as easy as they appear to be. Blessed are the track builders and content creators of our hobby. More to come. Stayed tuned. — RC_Attucks

4 words...

Sub

Track

Safety

Surface...

that is all


  • Understood. I have it in place. Just not ready to be layed yet. More to come. Stayed tuned. — RC_Attucks
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