Test Track/Board

Discussions on buying, building or rehabbing a race track. Topics like plans, materials, tools, construction, finishing, commercially available tracks, and so on.
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Test Track/Board

Post by *5 J's* » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:22 pm

I am looking for suggestions on a starting mechansim for a test track/board. I say test track/board as for my immediate need I am going to build a two lane 8' board (MDF board with 1/4 x 1 1/2" poplar rails). This will be to look at alignment characteristics and for the kiddies to race two cars at a time (granted only over 8'). Eventually I will add sections to make this a longer track.

Anyway - I have see a couple low budget options for a starting gate - the one with a board and a hinge with rubber bands detailed here, and the other with the PVC pipe and rubber bands pictured here. Any suggestions? I also welcome any other suggestions or links to building a test track/board. Thanks.



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Re: Test Track/Board

Post by doct1010 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:17 pm

Here a couple more links:
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If you plan to keep it and extend, I do not reco MDF.



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Re: Test Track/Board

Post by *5 J's* » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:52 am

hmm - many links not working or the files will not display. Darin's is the only one I had luck with.



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