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Old 04-22-2008, 06:15 AM   #901
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The dots your looking at are sold in farm / ranch supply stores and are plow disks. They are steel and come in different sizes.

However, do a search on Road Rail, which is a plastic track layout system and they have plastic disks that are white and red that attach to the system.

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Those "corner dots" are actaully steel plow disks. You can get them at tractor/farming supply outlets. They are heavy, and last forever. In my area, they are about $20 each. If you do go buy them, when ordering, make sure they do not have the bearing assembly attached ,otherwise they will be $70 or up..... and obviously you do not need anything but the disk...

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Quick question.... where can a person get those corner dots? I'd like to practice at a local parking lot and those would be perfect for laying down a temporary practice track.

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THanks everyone!

I figured they were plow discs but i hadn't been able to get to a farm supply store (Tractor Supply Company) to verify and get some prices.

While the plastic ones are cheaper to buy, they will get knocked around easier... then again, if it's just one or two people on a parking lot, that option might be better in the long run.

$20 bucks a disc might be a bit too much for just one guy running in a parking lot.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:23 AM   #904
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Did someone posted a while back the cut files for doing the number boards correctly ? I was told this by a fellow racer , and have look but can not find them. Thanks
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More info on the discs...

Searched Tractor Supply's website and came up with this...


16 inch Grizzly Stallion Plain Blade-- $12.49 each-- 1 1/2 concavity (height i'm guessing)

Much better price than $20. I'll have to go see these in person to see if they'll work.
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Check used farm equipment dealers, they usually have old junk equipment and might have discs for cheep!!! Or if you know anyone who farms they probably have an old pull type disc they don't use anymore or know some one who does. Ours cost me a box of "BEER" to pay for the cutting torch use!!!!!. The ones we got were about 16" and I had our welding shop cut them down to 12".
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Any of you guys running a Cyclone?? Just a standard Cyclone - not a Moorespeed or Hara/Surikarn.

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We use RoadRails here for our temp parking lot track. Works very well, although it is correct that cars can jump the rails.

Looking forward to running TA this Sunday
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The road rails that we used this weekend that Grenade had posted earlier had thin foam attached to underside that really made the road rail stay put on the asphault and we attached the separate pieces of rail together with plastic body christmas tree fasteners
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Where is a good place for different styles of numbers? I like many of the number styles I have seen here, and I want something appropriate.

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Thanks Rob!

Lots of great pics and styles! Now, where is a good place to buy numbers like those?
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