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I'm too old to be crawling around on the ground to retrieve my race cars. So I'm thinking of setting it up on these fold-up tables I have. What are the pros and cons of such a track.

I'm too old to be crawling around on the ground to retrieve my race cars. So I'm thinking of setting it up on these fold-up tables I have. What are the pros and cons of such a track.

I'm pretty sure Smitty (model40fan) runs his races on tables.
When he awakens from his beauty rest he can share his insight.

I've seen a few tracks that look to be elevated by mini saw horses. That's lookin' better and better to me all the time.

thanks for the wake up call T.L.D.,
i converted to table top racing because the kids [any age] would not walk around the track... they would step over it, turn and tell me not to worry as they didn't step on it.... but what happens is sand falls from their shoes onto the track... instantly unfair for the lane with the most sand... also the table is handy for the kids to keep their other cars on till it's their turn...and never let anyone set their drink on the table, accidents do happen.. beer/soda and orange track don't mix...
i try and have some styrofoam doggie boxes torn in half for the kids to keep their cars in, keeping them from rolling off the table...

The raised track does make it easier on the back for us aging Kids. When out with the "Majestic" track for car shows or parties it's easy, the Kids are more than willing to fetch the cars. At home racing without any young blood around to help having the "Jersey Shore" up on 2 tables with a bridge between help a LOT!
"Jersey Shore"
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the "Majestic"
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I've been thinking about how to improve my track setup for ease of access as well. Nightstalker's table track is pretty awesome and ideal but probably gets harder to do a longer lengths. Saw horses? Dunno...almost seems like you'd need some risers that can separate from the track base so you could do the track raised OR just on the ground.

I do have 6, 4ft x 2ft tables with adjustable legs, so I'm going that a way. Still need a starting line and a finish line and a catch box of some sort. So it will be a while. I have no indoor workshop so better weather is needed. Anyway I like the "Majestic Track" and will use it as an inspiration. Keepem rollin!

Both my tracks are of Brians (Redlinederby) design. Seems that most the guys here have used his track as a model for there own. I do believe Brian has a Blog on how to build a track. have fun I am.
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I'm too old to be crawling around on the floor as well. This is why I built supports for my track -they're 2 feet tall, a good height to work with.
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simple design that works.

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I've been thinking about how to improve my track setup for ease of access as well. Nightstalker's table track is pretty awesome and ideal but probably gets harder to do a longer lengths. Saw horses? Dunno.

JDC442's set up is pretty sweet and I love how it runs out the room and down the hall. His supports there are basically what I meant by sawhorses, a lazy choice of words on my part.

I really like Nightstalkers set up too. I like the table an a place to set cars and stuff. I agree it might be tought to have it like that for 40 feet or so. ANd who doesn't love the return roads on the other set up? Nobody that's who!

The Jersey short track saves steps, sure, also with the 18" drop provides great racing action,
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