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Old 04-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #16
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Catch 22 how much $ in outdoor carpet is on that track? Here in the states it goes for $5/linear ft.
We get it free off the astro suppliers.

I am currently building a track and ive had 3600 sq metres delivered for FREE.

Basically in the UK because of the recycling laws it costs the astro companies a fortune to dispose of the old astro when they renew a site. So instead of paying the astronomical costs involved they deliver it for free to RC clubs!! It may be an idea to contact an astroturf supplier, probably best the ones thet build sports pitches and ask them if they have any used astro they dont want after renewing a site.

Best bit is we can use the track all year round, rain, shine, snow etc, and your cars stay clean!!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:11 AM   #17
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How about that white 3" tubing that most nice tracks use, like NITRO PIT-JBLR-
THUNDER ALLEY- REVELATION.........

Where can i get that stuff or who makes??
We get the 10' sticks for the Nitro Pit at Lowes and Home Depot. It is not cheap but will last along time and can still be driven over easily and seen very well.

Not cheap but negotiate with the manager and you may save some $$. Also this pipe does not suck your car in like the corigated stuff shown earlier on here..
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That's what I thought but that stuff is $4.99 a ft. real expensive!!
A 10' stick is about $5.50 US at Lowes or HD. Our track is usually about 1200 linear feet long so double that and you can dump a crap load of $$ just to replace a 1/4 of the piping.
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I havent seen much of the pvc edged tracks in person. Do you bury a portion of it to keep impact less direct as I would assume 4'' pvc offers no dampening?
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A 10' stick is about $5.50 US at Lowes or HD. Our track is usually about 1200 linear feet long so double that and you can dump a crap load of $$ just to replace a 1/4 of the piping.
That's not bad, that's about the same as the corigated one. I had seen the 100' PVC roll for $499. but if a 10' section is $5.50 that's about $55.00 for a 100'.

Thanks for the info,
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That track is absolutely beautiful. I would love to try out astrotrurf. Cars must stay clean.
Yes , the cars finish the races pretty much as clean as when you first put them on the track. There are different types of astro , most of the stuff is sand filled (like ours ) and its a pain because it wrecks the cars with sand getting al in your car . We had a crane lift our astro and we beat the sand out of it before we laid it down and now its completely sand and dirt free . Also our astro is "short pile " which is similar to a golf putting green . You also get "long pile" which is similar to a gold fairway .

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Catch 22 how much $ in outdoor carpet is on that track? Here in the states it goes for $5/linear ft.
Hi mate .

Enough astro turf to cover a track the size of ours would be thousands of $s if bought new , but as Steelie said we get it free in the UK because we have outdoor football pitches (soccer to you ), field hockey , and playparks that are made from astro turf and every 5 years or so the local council replace them . astro turf is super hard wearing and even after 5 years the stuff looks brand new .

The problem the councils have is it costs a fortune to dispose of Astro turf because you cant burn it as it has a rubber underlay and it cant be buried in a landfill because it doesnt degrade .The councill then pays a contracter to get rid of it . If you contact the contractors they are more than happy to deliver it to your track on trucks free of charge because they just pocket the money that the councils gave them to dispose of it .

Its a nightmare to lay though as each roll is in excess of a ton . Here is a picture of our first load . Each of these rolls are over a ton each . We used a caterpillar diger to lift the rolls up to have the sand beat out of it and then lifted onto a trailer to be transported into place . Then loads of bodies to drag it into position .....back breaking

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Regarding barriers we used heavy duty rope at our local track. We got it cheap from one of the big harbours neaby. 100 and 120mm orange rope.
It will last alot longer than anything else at the track.
100% weather resistant and "soft" enough to not breat the cars on impact.

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That rope looks like the ticket.thanks for the pics Huleboer
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