Track Building and BuyingPotential start stands...

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Hi Guys,

I stumbled across a fairly good way to support your start gate...old speaker stands...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141112_071649_zpskxac77sb.j...

If you don't have any laying around, just keep an eye on ebay...you should be able to find them for around $20. The ones I have are adjustable from 27" up to about 50", and they have good, heavy bases.

Just a thought....I'm thinking one of Smitty's starters would fit nicely on the top of a speaker stand. The top of the stand is about 5" x 5"

i'll send ya one, with a remote control starter string that makes it video friendly... in  the box....

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Smitty!

I drilled [3] 1/8" mounting holes that will fit within the 5" x 5" speaker stand's shelf, [2] uphill of the track's upward end.[hidden by the dual track anchor],  [1] centered in one lane, shouldn't need it... but !

  If the shelf stays flat you can wood screw a strip of 2" x 2" pine through the rear holes to get starter pitch...

Added the angled shaft that will work as a pivot if you choose to start the cars with a pull cord... needs 1/2" of McDs orange colored milk shake straw,  it's a larger diameter, it will slide over the soda straw I used,  it becoming a bushing for the pull cord...

with remote starter string ;

HOT WHEELS  track out front,

Drill a 5/16" hole through the raised strip between the lanes on DRAG TRACKs [tab up hill] and it will anchor the track with the wingnut...will not effect the track's normal use...


72_Chevy_C10
Cool, I'msure I'll be able to get is mounted on there!

Interesting idea...microphone stands could be used similarly too, they have heavy bases as well. All in all, just threaded pipes

72_Chevy_C10
Yup! I just like that the height are totally adjustable
model40fan
Get a PVC fitting with the same thread size as the mic stand, then a tee, build on !
JohnK
PA speakers stands would work as well.

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