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We have to have a Drop to build momentum....we have to have a nice straightaway for that kinetic energy to play out....but we have to get the cars from the Drop to the Run Out....that's where the Transition enters every track builders plans for a fair and well balanced track. Now, one of our brethren makes a fine transition for tracks, and I believe RLD has one on his track....if memory serves. However, it was important to me that the Transition be some form of Hot Wheels product, and this is what I came up with...
So, I'm sitting in my office among HW track and some accessories I never use anymore aka the jumps...and I happened to glance at the one I had...the black one...and the proverbial light bulb came on. I picked it up and turned it around and....damn, that's perfect....now I just need another one...eBay comes through again...the red one.
You have to figure out your drop angle/how high your Drop will be,and it's just getting the fit right...not to hard. The piece of 1x8 that I cut....what the end of the Drop sits on was 1 1/8" which goes on the beginning of your Run Out, or in my case, the end of the base for the Drop, and what the jump launchers turned around back up to. The best part is that the track slides over them and creates a perfect transition that gives a super smooth transition to your Run Out and the cars lose no energy.