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I have a bunch of pieces of the Blue track with the yellow and orange flames and Hot Wheels logos.
Any differences/advantages/disadvantages between the Orange track and other decorated track pieces?
Like this stuff.
First of all....Welcome, ends always flare in or out and its impossible to keep them aligned, unless you tape them w/electrical tape. However, the 'stunt track' does work well on curve exits...especially if you're racing top-heavy cars.
welcome aboard...T.L.D. MAYBE RACE ON WHAT YOU'VE GOT, AND ENTER IN SOME MAIL IN RACES... SEE HOW YOUR CARS DO ON THEIR TRACK...ALSO THIS WEBSITE HAS BLOGS ON DIFFERENT TRACKS [SOME TESTING TOO] ... SEE YOU IN THE OTHER LANE...
I prefer the high wall stuff over the low wall stuff. The % of cars coming off of the track go way down with the high wall compared to the short wall. I actually use both. The fast part of the track is on the high wall and then they transition to the short wall for the long run.
Haven't seen any problems with the edges at all--just need to take care of them.
Welcome, Dirt. Hope you have fun here at Redline Derby. If you have any questions about anything, please post or PM me.
I've never had any non-orange HW track but I like the high walled tracks better than the shorter walls...however, the short walls (like the Walmart packs) bend easier so I do use those sections in my track transition, otherwise the walls do this bacon thing where they crinkle.
I have a few pieces of blue track, but they're super short. Half the length of my orange track. Besides the length, the only other difference i've seen is the walls which are slightly less slanted. Same height though.
Alright! Thanks for the responses. Today I broke out the pieces of straight track that I have. I plan on making a two lane dragstrip to test some cars. I'm thinking of starting out with an 18 foot track. I read that's equal to a 1/4 mile in the 1/64 Hot Wheels scale. I didn't do the math. Searching this site I think 18 to 25 feet is in the neighborhood of what some other people are doing. One of those 50 foot monsters would be cool, but I can't pull it off right now.
There's almost enough track in the Snake & Mongoose set. I can "piece" together track from the other sets to set up the 18 foot track. That seems like a good starting point. On paper anyway.
go T.L.D..... scale 1/4 mile...pomona in the pantry....