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Old 02-22-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
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Hi Guys was wondering if any of you regulars have any input for me on this topic of track material.

What do you guys/gals recommend for a permanent track on asphalt for the railings to prevent cars from crossing over into other lanes. It needs to be sturdy yet hopefully help prevent complete vehicular destuction in case of collisions or swips

Below is an example of a track layout that is not used, but you'll see what I mean about jumping the tracks. Photo courtesy of JustHobby @ rctech.net

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The track in Lakeland Florida, before it was taken down, used the rubber lining that is used inside a semi trailer. It was flexible and didn't grab you car and rip it apart. It is now used in Hudson Florida at B&B hobbies and in the next few weeks when the new track is Finished in Port Charlote, FL it will also have the same walls.



This video I did is the Track in Hudson,FL (B&B Hobbies) that uses the material for walls.
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The track in Lakeland Florida, before it was taken down, used the rubber lining that is used inside a semi trailer. It was flexible and didn't grab you car and rip it apart. It is now used in Hudson Florida at B&B hobbies and in the next few weeks when the new track is Finished in Port Charlote, FL it will also have the same walls.



This video I did is the Track in Hudson,FL (B&B Hobbies) that uses the material for walls.
Nice vid!

The railings look good. What is it actually? Sorry not to familiar with what is used to line semi-trailers
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Hi Guys was wondering if any of you regulars have any input for me on this topic of track material.

What do you guys/gals recommend for a permanent track on asphalt for the railings to prevent cars from crossing over into other lanes. It needs to be sturdy yet hopefully help prevent complete vehicular destuction in case of collisions or swips

Below is an example of a track layout that is not used, but you'll see what I mean about jumping the tracks. Photo courtesy of JustHobby @ rctech.net

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You may want to check out Faux wood. It is a building material that people are using to make fences and deck overhangs. It is a type of plastic that is very dense so it wont warp in the sun. To the best of my knowledge it can be painted and cut just like wood. Since it is plastic it can be shaved down into any shape and wont hurt vehicles that come into contact with them too much. I have seen them in 4x4, 2x4, and 6x10 sizes. But I am sure you can get them molded to whatever specifications you want.
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THE PORT CHARLOTTE TRACK IS MADE FROM SKID TRUCK LINERS THAT ARE 12 INCHS BY 53 FOOT LONG PLASTIC LINERS THAT KEEP THE FORKS OF THE SKID TRUCKS FROM GOING THUR THE TRAILER THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN BUT ALSO VARY COSTLY 159 FEET = 1000.00 DOLLARS THEY COME IN WHITE AND BLACK I WILL TAKE A PICT AFTER THIS WEEKEND AS THATS WHEN THEY GO UP
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THE PORT CHARLOTTE TRACK IS MADE FROM SKID TRUCK LINERS THAT ARE 12 INCHS BY 53 FOOT LONG PLASTIC LINERS THAT KEEP THE FORKS OF THE SKID TRUCKS FROM GOING THUR THE TRAILER THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST WE HAVE SEEN BUT ALSO VARY COSTLY 159 FEET = 1000.00 DOLLARS THEY COME IN WHITE AND BLACK I WILL TAKE A PICT AFTER THIS WEEKEND AS THATS WHEN THEY GO UP
wow thats pricey. Look forward to seeing the pics
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and we have 650 feet of outside wall and 800 of inside wall
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and we have 650 feet of outside wall and 800 of inside wall
ouch big hole in the pocket there....

Btw, how do you make it stand up?
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