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Powering Plastic Tracks Properly?


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#1 silver rocket

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:48 AM

I've got a plastic rally track (will be posting pics later today) setup on two table tennis tables, bout 17sec laps on each table. I have mainly SCX track with a growing portion of new scaley track.

When I hook the two tables together the power doesn't go all the way round, I kinda expected this as I realise it's a common problem. My question is should I just stick to the scx booster cables or can you make your own? Or is there some u beaut power unit that will fix all my woes? What do most ppl do?

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#2 Davnic74

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:01 AM

View Postsilver rocket, on Oct 27 2009, 11:48 AM, said:

I've got a plastic rally track (will be posting pics later today) setup on two table tennis tables, bout 17sec laps on each table. I have mainly SCX track with a growing portion of new scaley track.

When I hook the two tables together the power doesn't go all the way round, I kinda expected this as I realise it's a common problem. My question is should I just stick to the scx booster cables or can you make your own? Or is there some u beaut power unit that will fix all my woes? What do most ppl do?

Thanks in advance

Black backed copper tape your rails, and on the table joins solder some wires to the track rails and plugs onto the other end to connect the tables.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:11 PM

You can solder wires across every join, I did this with my track and have had no problems with power.

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