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We have got to the stage of colour coding the four lanes on our new club track and wondered whether anyone might be able to advise us. With our old routed track we used a Beugler Pinstriping Tool, which was brilliant. However with Ninco track, we are not sure whether this is a good idea. Will the paint "take"?

Can anyone who has colour coded their lanes on a Ninco track advise us? The track is a permanent fixture so marking the lanes needs to be permanent as well.

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Hi Martin. When I built the first Presto plastic track I used round self adhesive, coloured 10mm labels. These are available from any decent stationary store. Once stuck on I then put a coat of clear nail varnish over the top just to seal the edges. Worked very well but they do come off from time to time.OR

Have you thought of cutting a template in clear plastic and just use a colored areosol spray to mark your lane colours.

Good Luck with the new track.

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Hi Mike,

Didn't think of either method as we were so pleased with the effect of the Beugler on the routed track. John completed six lanes (110 feet per lane) in a very short time ane the results were outstanding. I'll pass on this info to him when I see him on Sunday and let you know the end result.

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Matt,

Thanks for your reply. Our concern with using the Beugler was whether the paint would "take" on the Ninco track. Your post suggests it will, which will please John as he loves using it.

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Not seen this device, only ever heard about them.

Got any pictures of it in use?

Don't go with dots or anything else non-continuous, it never looks as good IMHO.
 

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John borrows one from a friend in the Midlands. When it arrives, I shall take a couple of photos of it in use and post them. It looked fabulous on our wooden track.

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B****r! B****r! B****r!

Pinstriping is obviously NOT the way to go. All prepared for action this morning, paint bought and pinstriper at the ready. Within seconds of starting, the thin red line started to spread and ended up as a blobby line. We think it's the fact that the Ninco track surface is rough (hence the good grip) and that the paint spreads out - so no lane marking that way.

The suggestion to use a template and an aerosol spray - I fear - would have the same effect, despite the paint drying more quickly.

We are going to try and use self-adhesive labels, with varnish over the top of them - but the overall effect will not be as good.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far. If anybody has marked Ninco track in any other way, and missed this thread, perhaps you could let us know what you did.

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Coloured dots using the head of a large nail.

Look at the images page on the Burnt Oak web site

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very easy to do using matt paint. Has lasted over 4 years.

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You could do what we have done and that is to use a hot soldering iron lightly rub along side the rail and then paint the flatten area, use of the hot iron should be sparing, but once this is mastered then you should get very well defined lines.
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QUOTE (abbo @ 22 Jul 2011, 17:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Coloured dots using the head of a large nail.

Look at the images page on the Burnt Oak web site

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very easy to do using matt paint. Has lasted over 4 years.

ABBO

Hi Mark,

Does that mean you dip the head of the nail in the matt paint and then press the head of the nail on the track? Excuse what may be a bit of a dim question but &#8230;

Martin
 

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QUOTE (zendragon @ 22 Jul 2011, 18:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You could do what we have done and that is to use a hot soldering iron lightly rub along side the rail and then paint the flatten area, use of the hot iron should be sparing, but once this is mastered then you should get very well defined lines.
Zen

Hi Zen,

Nic at Slot 32 made the same suggestion. It seems quite a frighening prospect but I'll pass it on to John Watts and see what he says. Thanks for responding.

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QUOTE Hi Mark,

Does that mean you dip the head of the nail in the matt paint and then press the head of the nail on the track? Excuse what may be a bit of a dim question but &#8230;

Martin

Yep - after you've done the first one or two - you realise just how much paint you need to make the perfect dot.
 

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At FLBT, we used Enamel paint pens to colour the lanes. We used Testors pens. The paint was applied to the plastic lip that lines the slot recess. Its only about 1mm wide at the top, but gave a subtle line of colour all round the track. It never wore away much, and we never re-painted.

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QUOTE (AndySlots @ 22 Jul 2011, 20:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>At FLBT, we used Enamel paint pens to colour the lanes. We used Testors pens. The paint was applied to the plastic lip that lines the slot recess. Its only about 1mm wide at the top, but gave a subtle line of colour all round the track. It never wore away much, and we never re-painted.

andy

John tells me that we quite like the idea of using Testors Pens but we have not been able to find any. Can anybody suggest a stockist in the UK?

Martin
 
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