Aluminum side-guided track?

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Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:26 am

No, stop typing frantic replies, I'm not wanting to buy one...

I'm trying to figure out what kind of track my kids' cars will run on for their Awana Grand Prix. I asked if it was center guided or side guided, and the response I got was "guided by low walls on both sides" and "metal with the side walls."

The thing is, the only side-wall track I know if is the plastic SuperTrack.

Do metal side-wall tracks exist? Or is it possible that my correspondent is mistaking the twin center guides on a typical Besttrack or Microwizard as "side walls"?



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Re: Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by ngyoung » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:16 am

May want to reply and ask if it has a center rail or only outside walls. May need to provide a picture:

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Re: Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:02 pm

Yeah, I'm trying to avoid asking too many questions, because I already feel like a competition-crazy derby dad.

Which...I MIGHT be, but I'd rather hide it. :oops:
ngyoung wrote:May want to reply and ask if it has a center rail or only outside walls. May need to provide a picture:

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Re: Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by gpraceman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:56 pm

If it is an aluminum side guide track, it must be a custom job. Likely they mean it is center guide.


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Re: Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by ngyoung » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:05 pm

They have any pictures posted somewhere of last years event? You could try looking to see if there are any shots of the track. I did that for our cubscouts, even found a youtube video from a previous year.



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Re: Aluminum side-guided track?

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:31 pm

gpraceman wrote:If it is an aluminum side guide track, it must be a custom job. Likely they mean it is center guide.
That's kind of what I was thinking. Pretty sure the track is a rental and not a custom one.



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