And there is no one to blame but......... Nope not me, it was that dam Frank Labue. Most of you know
Frank as Chichumbo from the Slot Car Illustrated Forum.
That's right it is all his fault :-) Frank is a good close friend and one hell of a carpenter
and track builder. Frank just got his second routed track up and running, He ripped out is beautifully
Carrera track and replaced it with a routed track that is a basic clone of the old track with a few added features and a much better
driving flow to it. And to top things off he used Magna Braid on the new track..
Well last week he had Janice and I over to help him break in the new track. I was amazed at how
the track ran and how well the magna braid worked. He ended up with the best of both worlds. A glass smooth routed track
that is great for scratch built cars and any well set up non-magnet car. And a routed track that the RTR cars are VERY happy
on. I was blown away at how well the RTRs worked. They have always been a pain in the butt to get to work the way I
want them to on my routed track. But the magna braid gave them just the right amount of traction and handling.
Janice loves the Mini Coopers and Frank let her try one out and I was amazed at how well it ran on the routed
track.. He has 3 of then and we had a ball racing them.
Well after 5 hours of fun we went home. And it get me thinking, Not always a good think :-)
But in the end I decided to replace the old track with a new one with the magna braid.
Some might think well why not just re braid the track.. And if it was not for the fact that the track
was close to 49 years old and not in the best of shape to being with I would have. But when trying to take up the
old track is kind of fell apart.. I have to admit it was a sad day, but I am really looking forward to the new track..
Frank is helping me build it.. Well I am really his helper as he is doing most of the work.. And in
the last two day we have taken out the old track, made a temple of the old track. The cut out the new track and
mounted it on the table and have already got one lane routed...