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I see multiple lane merger options out there. Is there a way to split lanes without ending up with a mess of cars just stopping or jumping off the track?
I have done it on one of my test tracks, using the exit to the corner, where they tend to be only one car wide and at the outside of the track, to push them all into one lane. Had very few hook ups of two cars, considering the amount I put through it.
Another option I looked at a few years ago was to use a long straight that is raised in the middle and bends to the outside edges, where they then turn back into single lanes on each side. Does add more mayhem at times, but it is doable if you have a long enough straight - I would say you would want a good 3 feet or 1m at least in order to get the cars to split off and not just get launched off the top of the raised middle section
I am having moderate success with the imbedded piano wire, various sizes, to direct carslike the ribs do on crash track, overlayed with metal tapeI have a 1.5 car width squeeze. I am directing with track surface pretty welltry to take some pics or vid for ya this weekenddr
Hello, first post from a noob in Maryland USA.
We recently received a second-hand HW Garage that includes a Flip-Flop Gate integral to the starting line. This would likely need modificaiton to be useable at speed, but thought I'd share this as a HW design reference.
Close-ups showing simple design of this simple machine, held in place from below by a single screw on a washer: