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Old 11-06-2005, 10:51 AM   #286
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Nice track designs. Here's mine with 2 different layouts.





By the way, where can I download free software for track designing?

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Nice track designs. Here's mine with 2 different layouts.





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[http://www.zanthrax.nl/index.php?id=20
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wow that's some really nice track layouts by the way what software are you using to make the pics?

personally I've been using Viso but it seems to have one TOO many options which could be bad/good anyway what are you guys using?
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wow that's some really nice track layouts by the way what software are you using to make the pics?

personally I've been using Viso but it seems to have one TOO many options which could be bad/good anyway what are you guys using?

Trackmaster. Check out the link trackdesigner71 posted above.

By the way, thanks trackdesigner71.

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haha whoops thanks for pointing that out
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Trackmaster. Check out the link trackdesigner71 posted above.

By the way, thanks trackdesigner71.

Where did the new squares (yellow dots and such) come from? Is there a newer version of Track Maker?
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Im kinda curious about that myself...those aren't in the trackmaker program I use
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:09 AM   #294
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This must be another design product. It might not be even for designing tracks

But sure looks very good!

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Here are two 450 sq. tracks I designed using Trackmaker.

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I am looking for info, tips, ideas on how to make corners on my basement carpet track. Here is a link to my other post.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=92784

I obviously want the track to protect the car when I cut it too close. I have some 1/2" plywood and 1/8" sign lexan that I am trying to come up with a good design for a corner with. The corner should be rigid with a small amount of give. All ideas welcome!
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Puck Board is a great solution for corners. It is usually used for Hockey rinks and horse stalls. Very tough and very flexible, it is sold in sheets that can be cut using wood tools like a table saw. Serves as a bumper to keep your car from hitting the 2X4s. Make a search on Google or find a company in your area that specializes in plastics. 3/16" or 1/4" thick is the best.
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Puck Board is a great solution for corners. It is usually used for Hockey rinks and horse stalls. Very tough and very flexible, it is sold in sheets that can be cut using wood tools like a table saw. Serves as a bumper to keep your car from hitting the 2X4s. Make a search on Google or find a company in your area that specializes in plastics. 3/16" or 1/4" thick is the best.

I did not find much on puck board. I'll look more later. I can get scrap Lexan for free and it is tough and has a white color. The material lends itself to this application quite well. I am going to overlay it on a two foot radius corner made from 1/2" OSB and use two by fours to tie it into the straights. I am going to make two and see how they turn out.
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If I'm not mistaking, what many call puck board is Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE. Here's a link where they have that stuff. There are a few companies that market PTFE under different names. Teflon® is a registered trademark of Dupont, Dyneon® is a registered trademark of Dyneon, Polyflon® is a registered trademark of Daikin, Algoflon® is a registered trademark of Solvay Solexis. But Lexan is also very tough and flexible. If you can get it for free go with that.
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The practice track in my basement is done (enough) and turned out great!






The lexan worked out great, the corners have around a 1/2" of give and that seems to be enough to keep parts from breaking. The drivers stand gets you in the middle of the track and off of the straight away. The track is great with my MR4TC Mini and I have a 12L4 that needs to be assembled soon. If anyone wants some better pictures of the corner construction let me know. These corners are the best I have seen in 17 years of rc racing.
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