Build Journal: DIY Speedy Downhill
Hi folks, I want to share my work on building custom tracks using the similiar design with my old tracks Cipularang KM 90. I want to enhance some of the flaws of the old one such as my double tracks, drift tracks, fat track 90 turns. I decided to rename and change the themes but I'll name it later when its finished. The design will be similiar using 3 level, top level will be the doubletracks, Middle level will be the main action drift pad, and the bottom level will be the fat tracks.
For the top level, I created new double tracks using 2mm plywood and I added some banking setting. Here is how it looks:
I Haven't finished create the side wall for all of them but here's how it looks so far:
I need to tweak some of the banking for each curve and will test for more cars and upload it again. Once all the curves and side wall finished, I will create the wall bracket and mount them on top. Then i will do the scenery finish on top then continue to work on the middle level for the main action.
The reason I change my top level is because I want to have more curves but doesn't lower down the speed. Ive been wanting to have free flowing tracks to look more like a mountain road and I want to know whether the full scale plywood tracks with less connector will make it more smooth. Also banking on the curve is one thing I want to experiment also.
2mm Plywood for double tracks main surface ( cut manually using knive cutter )
Corrugated Plastic for side wall and using black white stripe sticker ( vynil type )
5mm Plywood for the base of the doubletracks so the banking setting can be set up ( I Painted black )
So far those are the materials I used
For the wall bracket I will upgrade using aluminium bar which is very cheap and more sturdy. My old tracks using 2 x 4 wood but I did it wrong and it was wobbly. I want to experiment using different material and update you on that one. This will be a very fun journey and wish me luck.
Btw this was my old tracks that I want to upgrade.
Why don't you make an open track if you can fabricate? You can run 4 or more cars at once.
Love the look and feel of the turns. Nice work.
A couple updates for my tracks. So far I'm happy. Check out my DIY 180 half pipe. Lol. From Salad Bowl to this. I made progress lol.
- Now you need to put the Mach 5 and the Shooting Star on the track so it looks like they are racing through the ice caverns. Well done. — SpyDude
- I watched this with my mouth hanging open...great track and well done!!! — Rainsford
- Wow!! Super Suprised. That will be lots of fun to watch. — Garden_Super_Speedway_Park
Mostly done. Need more touch up and details to the scenery but race can start soon.
i'm just now seeing this.....outstanding work!
I'm sure I have missed this, but I keep looking for your drift area material listed. What did you use?
Love to see organic tracks like this. Good luck in getting it refined and finished!