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Old 04-12-2020, 09:42 AM
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Getting close to finishing my backyard track. Made for 1/8 vehicles. The elmers glue and water mix is binding the sand pretty well....but my back hurts! Happy track building peeps.
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Getting close to finishing my backyard track. Made for 1/8 vehicles. The elmers glue and water mix is binding the sand pretty well....but my back hurts! Happy track building peeps.[/QUOTE

What kinda spacing did u use between jumps?
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Getting close to finishing my backyard track. Made for 1/8 vehicles. The elmers glue and water mix is binding the sand pretty well....but my back hurts! Happy track building peeps.
Nice track! What's your mix ratio? I've tried glue 1 gal glue to 3 water.
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What kinda spacing did u use between jumps?

I just eyeballed the jumps; they need a little re-working but nothing major. Lanes are 12 feet wide.

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Nice track! What's your mix ratio? I've tried glue 1 gal glue to 3 water.

About the same....somewhere between a 30% - 40% glue and 60% - 70% water. So far have just used Elmer's clear glue.
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That's a nice track! I've never heard of the glue and water mixture. Glue by the gallon. How much of a jump does one gallon of glue make?
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are you planing on going dirt... or leaving turf?
I have to leave the grass as I rent the house. I set my mower to its lowest setting and its short but not grass killing short. I tried it out and not bad but still need my track :-(
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Getting close to finishing my backyard track. Made for 1/8 vehicles. The elmers glue and water mix is binding the sand pretty well....but my back hurts! Happy track building peeps.
This is why I want to have a lot of land when I buy my house. THIS RIGHT HERE!
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That's a nice track! I've never heard of the glue and water mixture. Glue by the gallon. How much of a jump does one gallon of glue make?
I had great success with using glue mix. held up great water it 10 min before driving on no dust and super tacky! It took 6 gal. of Elmers to 18 gal of water to cover this track... made my own nozzle so I'd get the largest droplet I could.



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I'm going to take a pic of my 1/18 scale track and just zoom in so it looks like a huge 1/8 track with 15 foot lanes like all these other cool tracks you guys are posting.
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Originally Posted by RazorRC View Post
I'm going to take a pic of my 1/18 scale track and just zoom in so it looks like a huge 1/8 track with 15 foot lanes like all these other cool tracks you guys are posting.
My lanes are only 6' wide.
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I had great success with using glue mix. held up great water it 10 min before driving on no dust and super tacky! It took 6 gal. of Elmers to 18 gal of water to cover this track... made my own nozzle so I'd get the largest droplet I could.


http://youtu.be/ytmE_jbDl1o?t=5
Do you have any issues with the water loosening up the glue / dirt when you water before drying? Do you go pretty light on water? Did you use clear or white glue?
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Originally Posted by beansor2bacon View Post
Do you have any issues with the water loosening up the glue / dirt when you water before drying? Do you go pretty light on water? Did you use clear or white glue?
lightly watering seemed to help it hold together better. I would only mist track. standard elmers white
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There's a sale on glitter glue. I'm thinking it over.
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Haha a metallic track!
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Here is my work in progress. I have some good space and some decent dirt/clay ish soil. I have been watching videos and getting layout ideas. If anyone is bored (i know you all are being stuck in this quarantine mess) feel free to draw out some obstacles you think would be cool. Always open to input and suggestions. Think minimal work. This was all by hand by me. Lol

It all started with this, the little jump wasn't enough. Had to move it back. The the tree was in the way. Had to cut it down. "6 ft wide will be good"

Then decided it needed to be bigger. Moved a 10ft fire pit for more lanes and corners.

After the fire pit was moved, I started measuring 8 ft lanes

Starting to take shape.

I drive 1/10th and 1/8th buggy mostly on the track. Ill get a video on youtube of a car on it so you guys can get a better idea. Not the best pictures . I have it set up for multiple lay outs.

UPDATE VIDEO HERE
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