Track Building and BuyingEasy Inexpensive Track Tie Downs That Really Work With Photo

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Well my idea of using rubberized drawer liner material only kind of worked. This really works. You use a craft item called plastic canvas. I'm sure your wife can tell you where to find some. Probably at a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Anyway you need the standard mesh that comes in 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 sheets. It looks like mesh plastic. You need one sheet for every 10 ft. of track or so. I cut them into 1" x 8" strips. One inch is a six hole grid. That is the width of the connector slot on the underside of the track.

I laid out my track and actually drew lines through the arrow slits to show the center of each lane. I use arrow track. Then staple down the strips. Place staples about 3/4" in from each end to enable you to lift that end to slide the strip into the track connector slot. Do one at a time. When you are done you will have a track does not wiggle. Does not slide up or down.

I did 20 ft. of track including cutting the plastic canvas and stapling it down in about 20 minutes.

Questions? Comments?

Could you post a picture to help illustrate this?

This is what plastic canvas looks like.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Cut in one inch strips.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Slide track on to stapled down strips. The staples are darkened to show where to put them.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Slid almost all the way on and it will connect perfectly to the previous track section.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Connected just repeat till finished.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

This shows the transition section. The track does not move here. Makes for a smooth transition.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

All done and ready to race.

Diecast Cars, Hot Wheels, Matchbox

Any questions?

clever, very clever...good one stroller !

Great pics! Thanks.

That's a nifty idea. I might just give that a try. You wouldn't even have to put them down the entire length of the track....just a plastic canvas section every couple of feet.

Great idea!

this stuff should also work well as a "shock absorber" if you could run it through the transfer area...

Nice work.

this stuff should also work well as a "shock absorber" if you could run it through the transfer area...

My transition point actually split at the hinge but it might cushion it other wise. Oh the plastic canvas comes in many different colors so you dont have to use white. I used it because it's what my wife had in her craft cabinet.....

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