Time for a wood track?
Posted: February 14, 2014 in Slotcars
When I got into slot cars, I built a 2-lane plastic track for test and tune purposes (yes, you can tune slot cars). While a fun layout (see previous blog entry), it had its limitations. First off, racing only two cars at a time isn't much fun, and it's not enough lanes to host races. Second, I used Scalextric Sport track, which is notoriously dodgy in the connectivity department.
But now there is another drawback. Lately I've been racing with a club that races on routed wood tracks with no magnets. This is a total BLAST, but now my home track is not only useless for tuning (wood and plastic are very different animals), some of my wood-tuned cars won't even run on my track.
So... I'm considering selling my current layout and building my own wood track, either 3 or 4 lanes. I don't have a lot of space, but I still might be able to host races (which is fun!) and at the very least I'd be able to tune cars. It'll be a fun project, and the guys in the racing club have offered to help me, so it shouldn't be too daunting a task. I'll post pics of my progress. Work should start once the weather warms up!
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