Dual lane track anchor & Drag Tracks to Hot Wheels track adaptor...

model40fan Thursday, 10/30/2014

Went to lowes looking for these low voltage shields, cool, on sale $0.64 each... with a wizzer [air / electric cut off disc] trim to make 2 connectors on one end...

Stocker and the trimmed version ;

Slide the track strips onto the connectors ;

Drag Track to Hot Wheels adaptor, rotate the shield 90*, plot out your DT and HW measurements, cut slightly large and file to fit ;

Slide the track sections onto the connectors ;

Race ready ; add some 90*s, couple 180*s, 2 more 90*s and with another HW to DT adaptor you're back onto DT for the finish...may need a couple milk carton plastic shims as the HW track is thinner ;

Adds the option to add loop de loops or jumps...



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model40fan 10/30/14

Cut wisely making your dual track anchor and you can get a free track connector...

 For a track seam problem file 1/2 of the connector slightly narrower on each outside edge, I know it sounds wrong, but,  believe it or not the wider half of the connector better fills the connector slots and will pull the side rails narrower, use the wider half of the connector towards the starter...

note how the left hand track section's end is narrower, connector's fat end is in the left track section;


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model40fan 11/5/14

I made another DRAG TRACKS to HOT WHEELS track union / adaptor from a 4" electrical box blank cover...

and it is "blue" ;


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model40fan 11/8/14

when you are racing without a finish line unit and off a table or box and the track sags you can slide a dual lane connector into the lane's ends, it will help keep the lanes even and give you a way to anchor the lower end of the track to keep the track angle you want, 1/4" hole... $0.64...


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