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Old 08-15-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
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any one have any experince with these? Road Rail RC Racing system It seems quite expensive for an individual, but not so much for say a club. I just wondered if anyone had used them and are they worth a damn. I would also be willing to hear suggestions on other forms of track barriers I could use and would be semi portable.

I want something that would look halfway professional that I could setup for demos and other indoor and outdoor events.
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Our club bought the Road Rails system a couple of years ago and we love them. I do not recommend them for outer barriers though. We use 4 inch PVC pipe for our outside barrier.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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any one have any experince with these? Road Rail RC Racing system It seems quite expensive for an individual, but not so much for say a club. I just wondered if anyone had used them and are they worth a damn. I would also be willing to hear suggestions on other forms of track barriers I could use and would be semi portable.

I want something that would look halfway professional that I could setup for demos and other indoor and outdoor events.
Unless you have a good group of drivers that do not hit much, road rail will cause you more greef than anything, dont get me wrong, laid down it looks damn good, but it offers no stoppage for anything that hits it, you wont break much hitting it but it serves as a ramp and it wont stop you from crossing into other lanes on your track.....i dont mean to talk down about the product but that is my experience. I just wouldent reccomend it for novice drivers...thats all....

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I agree to some extent.....we have had the largest number of "novice" drivers this past year and it only took a few races for them to realize that if they "hit" them they wouldn't break but it would break them and someone else when they hit head on and I honestly think it made them better drivers. For the ease of setup and transport it is the only way to go. If you have a permanent place to layout a track then use pipe instead to corral the cars.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:49 PM   #5
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I have used the RR dots and I found them to be excellent for those wanting to have a simple layout for a neighborhood throw down. The rails I cannot speak for.
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We've had a couple of TCS races with Road Rails, with mixed results.. sure, clipping a corner doesn't break your front arm, it'll just flip you over.. however, I ended up glitching at full speed, careening over a rail, and right into oncoming traffic on the straightaway.. plowed some poor schmuck into the wall (we used 2x4's in front of the stands), my TA05 survived without a problem (a tank, I tell ya.. ), unlike his car..

At the end of the straightaway there was a wide 90-degree turn to continue on full speed until the U-turn.. 19T and Nitro cars were just launching themselves at the the crowds, vehicles, and pit tables if they turned a wee bit too late (kinda dusty parking lot), and pretty well all of them ended up on their roofs during the whole slide.. I'd advise keeping the outer perimeter hard boards, and just the inner track this rails.

Also, with nitro cars, we've had a few dislodgings or displacements of rails and corner dots when rubbed or hit, scrambling to put it all back for the next car coming..
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:23 PM   #7
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If you plan on using these for racing then prepare for alot of [email protected] and moaning.
Any car that hits these rails will go over into other lanes and most flip and barrel roll.
Rubber tires are not bad but be ready to ruin foams as you will chunk tires left and right.
They used to use these at maximus and cumberland rc speedway. Despised by all.
If you are looking for some. Ray and Robins Hobby center has a ton of these and will probably let them go for a good price.
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Hi all i've run on the road rail system a few times now and aswell as the already mentioned crossing over into on coming traffic the diffrent sections are locked together using little plastic studs which tend to pop out after a while and can easily get your car air bourne if you drive over 1.
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I personally HATE the Road rails.

Pros...
1. Easy to setup
2. Durable to impact

CONS!!!...
1. Chunks tires very badly
2. Acts as a jumping ramp for the un-experienced
3. People can hit you head-on more often


We use 4 inch square pvc pipe with velcro undernieth to stick to the track. we also made up some 3.75 square wooded blocks to meet 2 peices of PVC Pipe together and then there is a hole on the end of each PVC pipe for a screw, then screw it down into the blocks to connec thte two peices of pvc pipe.
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Hey Ben,

What track do you run at? Got any pictures of those square PVC pipes?

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All I have to say is stock up on tires. I mean A LOT of tires. 1/10 or 1/12. Doesn't matter. They will tear 'em up!
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No, not the Launch Rail System!!!
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:18 PM   #14
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As far as I'm concerned, the RoadRail system is nothing but very over priced junk. You might just as well use duct tape to create lane dividers. At least the tape won't launch an out of control car into some poor innocent bystanders crotch!!

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ok so along with dots I hate road ramps/rails also.
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