Discussions on buying, building or rehabbing a race track. Topics like plans, materials, tools, construction, finishing, commercially available tracks, and so on.
- Pine Head
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- Location: Baltimore, MD
I was browsing some sites for the challenger plans more and found a picture of the track with pins used to join the track together for alignment. I had ordered and received 4 pieces of the track and it has two holes on each end but no pins. Their site does not show these pins forsale. I assume I can just try going to a hardware store and getting something that will match that size. Has anyone else does this? Below is a picture on the web site of the track with the pins sticking out the end:
- Site Admin
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- Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:46 am
- Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Maybe that was an oversight by Beta Crafts. I'd give them a call.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
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- Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:16 am
- Location: Minnesota
I've bought just the pins in the past. Give them a call and I'm sure they will get you set up. I do have some extras if you can't get any from them.
Mr. Slick says: Honey, I am doing this for the kids, not myself.
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- Location: Vienna, VA
I have some Beta Craft here. The pin size is .125". You could cut up a 1/8" welding rod, (available at tool rental stores) and do a little touch up chamfering with a file. A roofing nail will also work.
Maker of The Judge