TugaTrack: Portuguese Mountain Track

Tracanas_DCRPT Saturday, 3/14/2020

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Well, let me introduce myself: I'm Jorge from Portugal and I'm a 1:64 collector and I've done some customs in my time. I remember when I was a kid doing gut races with my cars, using some water disposal lines and that was awesome.

Later on I've started collecting wh, but never had much space to build a proper track.

Some years I've even made some events and posted them on YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCKTEXO95TWnQEHmb2LVgTgQ) but. I still wanted to make something like I've seen guitarded and broke and later on 3d. 

So this weekend on forced quarantine and homeworking because the corona, I've started the Tuga Track, using old slot tracks and trying the best to make the cars go to the end...

It's still a working project and I still have a lot to do, but for now I still need a couple of meters of lane to get to what I want, and figure out the best angles in those curves because tha cars go to basto on some of them causing them to almost stop or get stuck.

Hope you like it, tips are always welcomed. 


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redlinederby 3/14/20
Site manager

Nice layout. Dig all the curves. I'll be interested to see how the slot car track works. Seems like you'd have to fill in the slot, no? Don't the wheels get caught in the groove? But even if you just use the slot car track as a base with something over top, that's a great way to get a road course.

Wrong button, didnt want to report the previous comment.

I'm getting a lot of friction from the rails, but I think that once I get the angles of the turns right it will go all the way.

For now only one out of 10 laps gets success... The cardboard also drags a little in the turns, but right now I don't have access to other materials to use on the track...

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LeagueofSpeed 3/14/20
Event coordinator

DCR....diecastracerx on YouTube uses a lot of slot car track.

...and love the track project 


  • Yeah, I've decided to try slot tracks because of him... He takes some drag as well in some turns but it turns out a good track in almost all the races — Tracanas_DCRPT
  • Just keep it up — LeagueofSpeed

So, last night I've had some crazy wind out here and since im doing an outdoor track, the layout that I was trying to do broke down, but honestly the cars weren't going all the way most of the times, so I've reconfigured to the classic layout that seems to work good to boost the cars enough to get them to the end.

I'll have to close the sides once again and secure it better but I believe this configuration will do the trick.

A little update.

The Track is actually being used in the first Portuguese Diecast Racing Championship that I'm hosting. Since I don't want to pass publicity on my page in here, when I upload all the championship on Facebook I will update the links here as well.


So I've ended my championship, and I've started a new track but indoors. The problem it's stil the same, space.

This made my turns go all to the left, so I'm still figuring out if I'll leave it like this or try another configuration... I want to merge the garages with the track so I can still use it as a diorama to store all my cars.


  • That looks like a great space. Not sure how easy it would be but maybe start your track a little higher on the wall, gives you more track length. Check out DCR, his tracks are very tall. — redlinederby

Starting gate

First turn

Second turn and finishing gate.

Worst part of being closed at home it's not getting the right materials to build the track right. So, once again, my track won't be definitive, it's just temporary ultil I get the right stuff.


  • I'm digging it — LeagueofSpeed
  • It’s the same thing at Chaos Canyon, just making things out of what I have on hand till we can buy products again. But it also makes it fun because you get to try all sorts of things — Chaos_Canyon

So I've tuned my track and 98% of my cars complete it, in either tracks. 

As you can see I've done a mini drag track as well, still gonna paint it black too.

I've placed some of my non rolling customs on the side of the road to give it a more street racing look.

It's a fast track! The outside lane it's a little faster but I will change lanes on my future races. 

The finishing gate needs some more work, but for now I'm really happy with the way it came out, and I can store my hotwheels right nex to the track!

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ghenty 5/1/20

Looks awesome! Would love to see some video.


  • Working on them. Still can't post any because I'm still running. Championship and the first four will go on to this new track, so I can't post any new videos for more one week. — Tracanas_DCRPT

First video of the new layout.

youtu.be/tHca06QGKyE


And the Street Wars continue.

youtu.be/tknx3Txig8A


My DCRPT championship is almost over. Here's the second semifinal.

youtu.be/LSskanOXs4A


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