Rice Bag Stop Box

Milton-Fox Monday, 1/20/2014

I tested out Preachers process on using rice in a baggie today. Worked most excellently!

I bought a 1lb bag, but it only covered 5 lanes of the 6 lane track. So I transferred it to a gallon size baggie. After folding the bag over to be about the same size as the original bag - I removing the air and sealed it. I then wrapped it in a microfiber towel and laid it across all six lanes. As such, it has about a 1/2 inch overlap to the outsides track. The best part is I get no kick back at all!


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Stroller 1/21/14

That is a version of energy dispersion. It's kind of like the way air bags work and the way water barriers on the highway stop runaway cars. Good idea I may have to make one.....

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Stroller 1/23/14

Well I didn't make one but Clayfeat, being a professional seamstress, did make one and it works beautifully. Thanks Milton great idea.

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Milton-Fox 1/23/14

Glad it worked for you as well, but we have to give Preacher the credit for the original ideal!

For those of you with stop boxes - a smaller bag (snack or pint sizes) may help out in keeping the bouncing around minimal. The energy dispersion Stroller notes - just stops them dead on the track!

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Preacher 1/24/14

Glad it worked for you as well, but we have to give Preacher the credit for the original ideal!

For those of you with stop boxes - a smaller bag (snack or pint sizes) may help out in keeping the bouncing around minimal. The energy dispersion Stroller notes - just stops them dead on the track!

Super Duper Man...Glad this is working, and its easy on the cars too!

Preacher

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Stroller 1/24/14

Good work both of you...

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aji95 12/14/14

Hello, 

I'm new member of Red Line Derby from Indonesia. I'm interested in Rice Bag Stop Box. Could you share the picture, please? 

Thanks in advance.

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Stroller 12/14/14

Ok, Aji this is what my wife made for me.

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/stroller1947/ricebag_zps30dfd2fb.jpg

It weighs 3 pounds and stops cars without any damage.  Each square on the green cutting board is one inch.   I just lay it over the last few inches of the track........Stroller

  • like the checkerboard!! Redline= Red checkerboard! — CrzyTrkrDude
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CrzyTrkrDude 1/29/15

Sooooooo, I should rethink screwing extra door stop springs to the baseboard then?? I stretched them out and everything, hopeing they would return the cars to me....( just kidding. :)...).  I'll be using rice bags for sure.  Orrrrrr maybe a couple beanie babies. Already covered with soft material..... And depending on which way you face them on the track.....could be hilarious....OK, I'll stop there. ( pun intended)

  • I like the Beany Baby car stopper idea! :) — 72_Chevy_C10
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