Securing Seamless Orange Track

aircooled Wednesday, 4/26/2017

I'm in the process of setting up a twin lance 25' seamless orange track for the Cub Scouts.  I tried using Velcro and it seams to cause a valley between the Velcroed sections.  What is the best size Velcro to use?  I stuck one part of the Velcro the the track and the other to the wood frame.  Also, the track is resting on 2x4's with 1/4 inch shoulders to keep the tracks centered.  Is the a better way other than using rubber bands to hold the sections together?  Thanks in advance for any help.


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72_Chevy_C10 4/27/17
Event coordinator

Hey Richard,

I made little disks and screwed them down when I was using orange track. But, I'm pretty sure that you can find the correct size fender washer and screw them down (with a smaller washer under it)...and, you'd want to use a bugle head screw to attach them to the 2 x 4

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redlinederby 4/27/17
Site manager

I use Velcro on my seamless track and it doesn't seem to give me much trouble. I bought a roll of Velcro and cut tiny squares that fit between the orange track "rails" underneath. It ends up being the same height as the rails so there's not much "valley making" or anything.

I do use it sparingly, however, just in places where the track naturally raises a bit. The seamless tracks will change a lot depending on temperature and conditions, so you just have to accept that your track will never be true flat for the full length.

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aircooled 4/27/17

Thanks for the information, the track is all set-up.  I used some Velcro to secure it in spots and seems to be doing the trick.  The real story will be Saturday when around 400 Scouts show up to race their Pine Wood Derby Cars and race Hot Wheels.  If I could figure out how to post some pictures I would.  Thanks again for the help.


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