Hi there all! I wanted to introduce myself and ask a few questions.
I found this community a couple days ago and did a deep dive down the forum and youtube rabbit holes. This is awesome! From what I have read, most of you found this hobby in similar ways. IE coming across a bigger youtube channel and search engine traveling your way here. I thought a nice way to introduce myself was to tell you my roundabout way of finding you lot.My two-year-old and I have been slowly building up "his" hot wheels collection but have had no track until recently. I happened upon 4 sets of crash racers at a garage sale for cheap and I asked the guy about why he had so many. He told me that he bought them to try and start a racing youtube channel like 3DBotMaker. I nodded in pretended to understand and then came home to search for this thing called diecast racing. Holy moly I am hooked, sort of. I most certainly do not have the space or time to build a permanent tack like most of you have here but I did find the post by EcuWeeEcosse www.redlinederby.com/topic/modular-track-support-structure/3937?p=1 and I have some basic enough skills to try and recreate something similar so I am excited, to say the least. I will stop rambling and start asking my questions already!
- I have noticed that the crash racers track does not make nice angles such as 90 or 180, more like 95 and 190. This seems to make the turns a bit harder to line up nicely. Has anyone else found this and found a solution to it?
- I understand that it will likely be up to personal preferences, but has anyone figured out an optimal slope for straights? There seems to be a happy area in which the cars will make it down the track but not so steep that it's over too quick or it has to be built very tall.
- Last, how do you all stick down your tracks so they don't wander around the play area?
Thanks to all and happy racing!