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#1 Quiet Pete

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

alright guys, im having problems with getting track to go up quite a steep hill,the track keeps uncliping its self just
woundering what u guys use to up and down with

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

What sort of track? Commercial plastic track is not designed to be used for creating steep gradients. If you intned to do this
keep the corners as flat as possible and restrict the inclines to the straights. Check out my track (via my signature) and you
will see about the limit that's attainable for Scalextric SSD track. I hope that helps.
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#3 Quiet Pete

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:32 AM

fair play thats pretty epic, i took some photos

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:42 AM

Hi Pete

Can't help you with the plastic track as most of us over here have gone over to the dark side and have mostly routed tracks .....

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It gives you a lot more flexibility when designing those tight twisty sections

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There's no reason you couldn't make up a couple of small sections and incorporate them into your design

It might encourage you to try a full routed track

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#5 Quiet Pete

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:13 AM

becasuse of where i have built my track i need it to be pulled apart n so on, but the problem i have is im not sure weather to bend the track half way down the straight section or on the join, if u do it on the join it tends to unpop and also stripps the braids and if u do it half way down the section its kinda sits in its own position :(

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

Pete, it will work, you just need some support for it. I used 3 mm MDF as a base so that the joints are supported. My track may not be quite as enormormous as Mr Lane's but it does contain some reasonable rise and fall, through corners and everything.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:08 AM

Hmmm. I'd be looking at 6mm MDF to create elevations like that, and rout right the way through. The cypress forest leading up to the viaduct was done this way and it give a huge amount of rise in a short space. Fun to drive too.
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