Track Building and BuyingSloppy Transfer...2-lane orange track transfer

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Got some steel strips sheared to a size that will slide down the track's connector slots fairly smoothly, [2] 11" steel strips, [2] 5" anchors, [4] flat washers as spacers and a welder ;

Some Sloppy green paint, note I left room for your connectors ;

you carefully bend to your track's angle ;

17" transfer, drill [2] anchor holes in the center or velcro them for easy breakdown...


Dadvball
That looks like a great idea!
model40fan
want one DAD... i made two this morning ?

How easily does the metal you use bend? What would your suggestion be bend these without any special tools? 

Could I bend them over something like a bucket with just my weight as the force, or would I need something stronger?

model40fan
between your fingers and thumbs will do the trick ! 16 Ga., about 1/16"

mayberryman, would one of these help you transfer from the angle plank to the runout plank ? they anchor onto each plank... LMK

model40fan
yes sir... need one ? pm me...

Big Boss Man needed a 4 lane transfer for his new track build-up...

bingo !

Just wanted to comment on the 4-lane transfer (above) that Smitty made for me...it's great! Orange track slides on easily but is plenty snug to not have to worry. I screwed the transfer to my track board so it ain't going nowhere. Plus the steel is stiff enough that you don't have to do a full bend between the hill and the straight, it'll hold up without any give or serious wobble.

 

If you have an orange track setup and the transition is a point of worry like it was for me, the Sloppy Transfer does the trick. PM Smitty if you're interested and get one on order.

Took a little time to make a "Dual lane Sloppy Transfer" for Stawka... 9 minutes [figure he's worth it] ...

Bottoms up ;


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