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After a few years of using plastic track we decided to try a extension with mdf. Finally finished the extension after a few hiccups just need to clean up and connect to the plastic section. Now how hard can that be ?
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After a few years of using plastic track we decided to try a extension with mdf. Finally finished the extension after a few hiccups just need to clean up and connect to the plastic section. Now how hard can that be ?
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Found out that the coloured slots looked not too bad the paint was far too thick and had to be removed. 馃う
 

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It will be interesting to see how the two surfaces relate for grip. Might make for interesting laps.

However, I agree with Ade.
Yes we thought about that, going to be as you said interesting. Have tested a few cars this morning on the wooden side and it鈥檚 so smooth. Not to sure how long the plastic will stay.
 

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It is pretty typical for the grip on a routed track to improve once it gets enough run time on it -- "rubbered in". Don't be discouraged if your initial grip ain't that great.

Some folks have been known to paint their plastic track. Might be an option if there is a substantial difference in grip between the plastic and the MDF. Painted plastic and painted MDF might be pretty close in grip.

But I agree that you have started down the path to an all-routed track. Once you race on MDF, plastic just won't do it for you anymore. Not only a better running surface, but with routing you open up a wide, wonderful world of custom track design. You can make layouts that are just flat impossible with plastic track. You want a curve with a 48-inch radius? Can do. You want a parabolica curve? No problem. How about a main straight that wanders a little? No biggie! Set your imagination free!

Ed Bianchi
York Pennsylvania USA
 
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