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I’m looking at building a new routed timber track and I want to be able to run 1/24 scale plafit cars on it. What is the best width and also what radius corners do they not like lol

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I'm looking at building a new routed timber track and I want to be able to run 1/24 scale plafit cars on it. What is the best width and also what radius corners do they not like lol

Cheers Dazza

 

110 - 115mm ( ideally ) would be perfect

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Plastic Track Measurement Comparison

http://www.ncphobbies.com/132help.html

 

Some of the early 60's commercial tracks were made with 4" (101.6mm) lane spacings, which is minimum for 1/24 flexi cars.

Plafit style cars are great on this size track.

 

The Carrera tracks handle 1/24 scale cars OK, and you could get away with Ninco for the smaller sports cars.

 

If you have the space, I'd go with the old 4", with the Carrera 3 7/8" as a minimum.

 

You could use Carrera plastic track dimensions on this site as a guide for corner radii, and o'all track widths.

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I'm looking at building a new routed timber track and I want to be able to run 1/24 scale plafit cars on it. What is the best width and also what radius corners do they not like lol

Cheers Dazza

 

110 - 115mm ( ideally ) would be perfect

 

What should the overall track width be mate ?

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For 1/24 you need wider gutters as well - for lane width you could go anywhere from 100mm - 110mm -for the track width I would go 70mm on the inside and 120-150mm (or a bit more) on outside of curves.

 

So for a 4 lane track the straights would be 440mm - 470mm and turns would be 520-550mm

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I’m only doing a 2 lane track what would be recommended as a minimum corner radius for 1-24 scale cars ?

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