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Old 10-22-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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What do most people use for barriers and markers? Where can they be purchased?
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pvc,2x6,plywood,dots are old disc from a farmer
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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If it's permanent - concrete kerbs (and barriers where needed)

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Some more suggestions here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...-building.html
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Good day!

Here is a link to what our club uses for a temporary track.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/rookie-z...ble-track.html
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At our club we don't run nitro, so we don't bother with outside walls. The few walls we have are each made from two 2x4s screwed together so they form a ^ shape. The corner markers are heavy rubber mats around an inch thick that have been beveled with a power sander and then painted. It is very forgiving.

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At our club we don't run nitro, so we don't bother with outside walls. The few walls we have are each made from two 2x4s screwed together so they form a ^ shape. The corner markers are heavy rubber mats around an inch thick that have been beveled with a power sander and then painted. It is very forgiving.

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Do you have a picture of the drivers stand?
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plastic rain gutter down spouts make good cushions for solid walls
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At our club we don't run nitro, so we don't bother with outside walls. The few walls we have are each made from two 2x4s screwed together so they form a ^ shape. The corner markers are heavy rubber mats around an inch thick that have been beveled with a power sander and then painted. It is very forgiving.
I like the idea! Where can I get the mats?
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The drivers stand is a movable trailer 2 tier. The fist tier was storage for the tack parts. It was hollow and held the track barriers. The second level was the stand with a removalbe stair case. I know I lifted it into place many times.

The track is a local club in Toronto Canada at a Home Depot parking lot. It was run by the Fastcats Crew.

As Locked said the barriers are made with 2x4 in a /\ formation with connector made of 1x1a . The rubber mats are made from horse flooring (JB) from a stable.

I was setting up a temporary track and the corner dots I was using were brake chamber diaphrams. If you know about air brakes from trucks or trailers I was using the tossed away piggy back (maxi) rubbers as dots. Easy for me to get because I am a Truck Trailer mechanic.
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I do not recommend pvc. Our parking lot club started out with it and you talk about a car killer. Bumpers go under the pipe, hitting the tire and breaking everything.

2x4 works much better.
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At our club we don't run nitro, so we don't bother with outside walls. The few walls we have are each made from two 2x4s screwed together so they form a ^ shape. The corner markers are heavy rubber mats around an inch thick that have been beveled with a power sander and then painted. It is very forgiving.

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That track looks like it turns boys into men.
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Do you have a picture of the drivers stand?
This was shot one of the first days the track was set up, before we turned the drivers stand.
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Several parts met their demise from cars swinging out too wide entering the straight before the drivers stand was rotated. A few parts were mine. The outer wall did allow me to technically beat a certain top dog at the club twice one day when I finished 5th and 7th and the wall ate his car.
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