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Old 10-28-2004, 12:37 PM
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we just installed the road rail system at my local track and its great as far as breaking, but man does it chunk tires!! i get around the track fairly good too, but want to get some feedback as far as other peoples experience with this system, any quick fixes as far as maybe sanding the edges a bit? anyone with experience with this stuff please post!! http://www.roaddome.com/
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:52 PM
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One of the tracks here had them for a short bit last year. Reports of cars jumping the rails and heading into the straight made their life very short lived.

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we just installed the road rail system at my local track and its great as far as breaking, but man does it chunk tires!! i get around the track fairly good too, but want to get some feedback as far as other peoples experience with this system, any quick fixes as far as maybe sanding the edges a bit? anyone with experience with this stuff please post!! http://www.roaddome.com/
where is this track located ?
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http://www.wolcotthobby.com/ we just put in a carpet track its 35/80 i believe? and racing will start next fri night 11/5, i just talked to the owner and he,s putting in in a good barrier in between the strait and the other lanes, its a properly built track, mike dumas layed the carpet, absolutly NO bumps at all!!
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I hate them, its like the Dr. said above they cause more wrecks acting as ramps than they do good. I would rather break my car hitting a pipe knowing i messed up than driving my race and someone goes flying over the road rail and smacks me. just my .02.
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They're a double edged sword. They keep you from breaking from light glances on the walls etc. BUT I did get knocked out of second in the B main at Regionals last month by a flying lawn dart of a car that came from the other side of the track We don't have the problem with chunking tires running outdoors only around here. At least they're better than what the two local parking lot tracks use around here. Old fire hose and steel plow disks for dots!
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I hated them initially because we had the same problem of people flying over them and into oncoming traffic, now they are Ok as we learned to design track layouts that avoided that potential problem....They make you think more about the layout you are putting down...

they are certainly easier on cars and I havent had a problem chunking tires either....The track also put some along the wall like baseboards to act as shock absorbers for when you blow the fast sweeper, I know that has saved along of front arms....
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Originally posted by dawgmeat
where is this track located ?
check out our carpet track in east haven
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:26 PM
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hey,

i find they are good for gaining some good air!!! they are ok, but get it wrong and up you go!!

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Originally posted by dawgmeat
check out our carpet track in east haven
www.hobbychamber.com
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Old 10-28-2004, 03:02 PM
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Sweet looking layout.



But RoadDome/RoadRails suck for new people. It is NOT a barrier system, 12th scale cars can land 2 lands over if not careful.
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very nice layout! a few of us are gonna come check it out from wolcott, was gonna do the rc driver meet but was told no 1/12th scales for that race, please contact me when 1/12th scales pick up! (havent decided on touring car yet) [email protected]
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to me its all eye candy!! it looks good but functionally it offers no protection to you from other vehicles.
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Our track ran it outdoors for one season, but it didn't make it beyond that. Everyone hated it. It'll keep you from breaking on glancing shots but get up on it and it'll throw you and break more than usual.
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Originally posted by dr_hfuhuhurr
One of the tracks here had them for a short bit last year. Reports of cars jumping the rails and heading into the straight made their life very short lived.

Blake
Oh man is that funny! Reminds me of my friend and I starting our own little track at my shop when we used road-rails. Same thing happened with us getting head on colisions lol. When we used road-rails out doors the tire chunking (using foams) was not an issue till we used it indoors on carpet. Made for hard racing with oncoming traffic and also the tires chunked while using it indoor, but never was a proboblem outdoors .
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