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    Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 12:13am
wow awesome SCX track i love the rokenbok supports.
man i wish i had a track like that great use of rokenbok other than an awesome construction toy!!
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Here are some updates to the track.  Grandstand and arches that will eventually be wired for lights so we can do some night racing.
 
 
 
 


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I like the idea, but instead of using the track for the slot cars, I'd just use it as ramps and decking for actual Rokenbok. I have some track laying around here, with no controllers and cars, I think I'll try it as Rokenbok Decking :-)
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if you have a night shift trailer, you could try to light your track wiht it, and have it towed by a car,  like an F&R or emergency speedster, going around the inside or outside of the track, following your slot cars.
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I like the idea, but instead of using the track for the slot cars, I'd just use it as ramps and decking for actual Rokenbok. I have some track laying around here, with no controllers and cars, I think I'll try it as Rokenbok Decking :-)

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If you have some flexible track you should be able to do some interesting things with it, things you wouldn't be able to do with Rok decks.  If you've got long pieces of track you can use far less beams to span greater distances than you can with decks.  We've driven the Rok vehicles around this a few times, lap times are considerably slower as you can imagine.  A slot car can travel the 98 feet of track in the range of 8.88 to 10.5 seconds depending on the car, Rok vehicle lap times are measured in minutes.  Post some pictures of what you put together.
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Curved & straight beams used to make light towers with working lights.  Electrical wire ran through center of beams and out top to light.
 
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How can you run a wire through the center of beams?  Isn't the space too thin?  I've tried to do that, and wasn't successful - the wire wouldn't fit.
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Wow, amazing great Job!
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How can you run a wire through the center of beams?  Isn't the space too thin?  I've tried to do that, and wasn't successful - the wire wouldn't fit.

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You have to use a small guage wire.  My power source for my lights is a low voltage 12v yard light electrical box so I don't need to use heavy guage wire.  I will tell you that you must be very patient when doing this and use a small set of needle nose pliers to help the wire along when it gets stuck.
 
If you look closely at the picture of the rok light post you will see wire in the beam.


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how do you keep the lights from making the curved beams fall, the lights seem like they'd be heavy, and you only have extra support along the sides of the vertical beam.
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The lights are not very heavy (plastic and a small 7w light bulb) and I also think that much of the weight might be evenly dispursed throughout the structure due to the wire being threaded through the beams this might help keep most of the weight of off the joint where the curve beam joins the straight beam. I'm an accountant not an engineer so I'm not certain if my theroy is correct.  I do know that they hold the lights with no issues at all, we've even had a car or two hit a light pole during a crash and it didn't dislodge the light pole at all.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote TBoneWVU Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2011 at 2:03pm
you could make rokenbok arches across the track, with the lights hanging from the center of the arch, where the 2 curved beams connect, or the center of a striaght beam, if you need one to get across your track
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thats really cool i should try that with my slot cars
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John,

My son fell in love with your garage.  Ours is not quite as detailed:



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That garage looks great!  My youngest son has that same set of Disney Cars.  He likes Light-n-McQueen so much I painted a Slot car to look just like it.

We are still working on the garage and have added a corporate sponsor.
 
 
Next big change.  Painting the garage and adding some lights.....
 
After a good cleaning with isopropyl alcohol and a coat of primer the beams take a coat of silver metalic paint, these will be used for track supports.  The Garage beams will be white, the roof will be green, the window frames silver and the other trim will be green.
 
These doors that are now canopy roofs on pit lane will be painted to match some of the cars sponsors.


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Car garage and corporate suites get a fresh coat of paint and WOW!  That looks really good if I say so myself..... Big smile
 
 


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