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Old 06-20-2008, 09:34 PM
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i live in bay city michigan and there arent barely any tracks around me. the closest track was 30 mins away and closed this summer.[] I have a half acre of land in my backyard that i want to build a track on but dont know how to do it. Could u guys show me a blueprint or pics of a track? thanks, zach
Old 06-20-2008, 10:38 PM
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i live in bay city michigan and there arent barely any tracks around me. the closest track was 30 mins away and closed this summer.[] I have a half acre of land in my backyard that i want to build a track on but dont know how to do it. Could u guys show me a blueprint or pics of a track? thanks, zach
ooh, half of an acre, just currious what you plan on racing on it, here are a few pics of tracks that i have found, i will agree with you, trying to make your own track can be a DAUNTING task, especally in the "design and construction" stage.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:59 PM
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I didn't see that drawing in rctech did I?
Old 06-21-2008, 08:48 AM
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i live in bay city michigan and there arent barely any tracks around me. the closest track was 30 mins away and closed this summer.[] I have a half acre of land in my backyard that i want to build a track on but dont know how to do it. Could u guys show me a blueprint or pics of a track? thanks, zach
ooh, half of an acre, just currious what you plan on racing on it, here are a few pics of tracks that i have found, i will agree with you, trying to make your own track can be a DAUNTING task, especally in the "design and construction" stage.
Is half an acre too small? or good? I will be racing my buddies with mainly 1/10 scale trucks, and maybe screwin around with my muggy and mgt
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With a half acre you will have more than enough room to build a track.
Old 06-21-2008, 11:46 AM
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anyone have any other drawnings or pics?
Old 06-21-2008, 01:27 PM
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here is the land i have to work with[sm=thumbup.gif]the red lines are the boundaries...
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:51 PM
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and where can i buy that plastic tubing?
Old 06-21-2008, 02:01 PM
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Not sure where abouts you are in Michigan, but we just opened our track in Rochester,IN which is there abouts 45min. south of South Bend. We have quite a crowd every Saturday to race. Lots of good people, and good times. If you're not too far, we'd love to have you join us. Seeya Round-
Old 06-21-2008, 02:18 PM
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and where can i buy that plastic tubing?
Home dept, lowes, and hardware store. you lookign for black corrugated drain pipe.

like this http://www.idealtruevalue.com/servlet/the-2580/Detail
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and how to u keep it stuck to the ground?
Old 06-21-2008, 04:24 PM
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We used railroad style ties for ours, but you should be ok to use something like a metal rod with a solid washer style top cap (I know what I'm thinking, just dont know how to say it lol)...just place the rods every so often as to keep the pipe from flying away in the wind or moving when you run into it. The tile is pretty stout, but still easy enough to stab a spike thru.
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and how to u keep it stuck to the ground?
long nails, bolts, maybe even bent pieces of metal, ive found out that (at least for garden hose) railroad spikes are PERFECT, they are tapered on the botton and wide on the top[8D], just my opinion, if you have any demensons i could maybe give a good idea of what you can do[8D], a good width for monster trucks is 8-12' [8D]
Old 06-22-2008, 08:04 AM
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and how to u keep it stuck to the ground?
long nails, bolts, maybe even bent pieces of metal, ive found out that (at least for garden hose) railroad spikes are PERFECT, they are tapered on the botton and wide on the top[8D], just my opinion, if you have any demensons i could maybe give a good idea of what you can do[8D], a good width for monster trucks is 8-12' [8D]
the land is 200ft long and 88ft wide, i was thinking something maybe this?,
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:39 AM
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Go for it! Looks good
Old 06-22-2008, 01:48 PM
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Took your drawing and added on where I would put jumps, molgles, table top, and banked walls!

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:42 PM
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i took ur drawing and changed some stuff on it, please tell me what u think of this layout
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:20 PM
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i took ur drawing and changed some stuff on it, please tell me what u think of this layout
looks good, here is a tip, first MAKE the track with 0 jumps.... and then go and drive it, if you find spots that work for different items, do so, it will save you a bunch of work in the end[8D], and it makes the track "last longer" in the sense of enjoyment due to the different additions to it[8D]
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Default RE: rc track

We have two lengthy track-building threads here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5120071/tm.htm

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3822688/tm.htm

Too many threads on the same subject are not necessary. Please continue the discussion in the one of the other threads.

Thank you.

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