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Well my track it's made out of slot tracks, just because I'm on quarantine and I can't get choroplast right now. I've thoug of using electrical trunking like referred above but it lacks the turns. Aluminium trunking could also do the trick but I think it will damage much more the cars than plastic. The orange track it's cool but doesn't allow contact between the cars, and if not correctly mounted one track will always be shorter or longer than the other imo.

Still think that choroplast it's the best solution for those that can't buy or get Sizzlers fat tracks etc in Their own countries like myself.

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redlinederby 6/25/20
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So cardboard isn't a discovery but I recently re-floored my basement and the boxes the planks came it seem nearly perfect to use as a wide banger track. It even has walls already there and ready! So if you know anyone that is redoing floors, maybe ask them to save a few of the boxes...might save you some cutting and folding, if nothing else.

  • Ohhhh...didn't 442 hold a Mad Max race on a Banger track??? — LeagueofSpeed
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SpyDude 11/7/20

Silly question, but how many people have tried using vinyl rain gutters for their builds? Split it all the way down either side, looks like you could run two cars wide in there ........ or split it the other way and have single-track drag lanes, ready for orange track to be laid down.

  • I've seen stuff like that before. The vinyl gutter things and even aluminum. — redlinederby
  • Saw the aluminum runs .... looked pretty trick. I think those as a drag strip with orange track laid down in them would be great. No idea of where to get that much channel, though. — SpyDude
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Dj2112yyz 9/7/21

I was going through the garage   Looking for Alternative track material. And I came across this baseboard The backside has a perfect cut out for a hot wheel track or just the Hot Wheels itself. Now if I can figure out what I'm gonna build and where I'm gonna build

  • Good catch! Take 2 of those baseboards and put them side-by-side and you a nice 2-lane with a nice boulevard. — redlinederby
  • Since you're already in the garage, start there. — SpyDude
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Dj2112yyz 12/6/21

Well I used  48' of the baseboard I had found  in  my garage. It's just hot glued to the wall for all my straight runs .The baseboard is also  wide enough to park some extra cars along the sides on the flats. 

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