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Old 12-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #16
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Odin544 View Post
We just got all new barrier and went with 2-1/2 inch pvc downspout. Its flexible enough it doesn't break cars but durable enough that it doent break very easy. It's similar to click track but 1/2" bigger and 1/4 of the cost.

For corners I made some plywood corners that were adjustable so that when we change layouts we wont need to make anything new. For sweeping corners I took some thin plywood and cut 2"x8' strips. made a form at the radius I wanted and glued and stapled 4 strips together to slip inside the PVC that I'd made relief cuts in. Once the plywood is inside the PVC I screwed into the plywood with some screws and it held the shape of the plywood.

Our track is 96'x40'

As a bonus this was all paid for by local businesses sponsoring our onroad series. Huge thanks to them. Total cost was about $900 in materials.
That is really sweet!! Nice work, beautiful track and thanks for that post.
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Originally Posted by hoyt1967 View Post
That is really sweet!! Nice work, beautiful track and thanks for that post.
i like the look of that square pipe cut into a bend.

any square pipe should do -- the problem is corners. i enjoy farm plow dots to build out corners. they save $$ on racers bodies. this is how most euro tracks do it..

sweepers can be built using plastic molding cut to your track border height.
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Gutter Down Spouts are the cheap alternative to Click Track.
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