MB SLOT has started production of a modular wooden track system for slot cars.
To produce the track to their high specifications, MB SLOT have invested in a workshop with a pantograph table and the necessary tools for the job.
The panels are made from MDF which has a melamine surface on one side, ideal for running slot cars. This surface is incredibly hard and highly resistant to oils, additives and abrasions. Finished in black, it looks good too. The surface is not perfectly smooth, with a waxy feel, ensuring excellent running.
The braid has been chosen with special care, with three options giving different solutions according to the track use.
- Zinc-plated magnetic braid, with a profile of 4 mm x 0.9 mm, suitable for 1/32 scale and down to 1/43 scale.
- Zinc-plated magnetic braid, with a profile of 5.6 mm x 1 mm, ideal for 1/32 and 1/24 scales.
- Nickel-plated non-magnetic copper braid guarantees a long life, with profile of 5.6 mm x 1 mm.
For borders or guardrails MB SLOT use 3 mm FOREX - an expanded rigid plastic sheet - cut in various heights according to the position around the track. These rails slot into the track - a 3 mm wide groove, 10 mm deep. This way the wall will be hard but not too rigid in order to minimize the slot car damage. The rails are easily added or removed without glue, adhesive-tapes or nails.
After various tests MB SLOT have realised that to make such quality track there should be no limits except imagination, and making a standard product was limiting, so MB SLOT invite those who want a MB SLOT track to contact them in order to design and made a track exacty to your specifications. Radius of curvature, number and distance of lanes and border size can be precisely what you want.
With the technology, production methods and materials used, the price of a completed track will be similar to a traditional plastic track, but with an incomparable quality, even in the long term.
An example of all this is the track in this PDF file, linked below, which has been ordered from us recently having 8 lanes of about 52 metres, with a distance between the lanes of 10 cm, 11 cm kerbs and a lot of switches and a pit stop, where the OXIGEN SLOT.IT system will be installed to allow for digital use.
The X-switch piece is 1 metre long, almost three times as much as traditional tracks, this means that it will be possible to change lanes at the highest speed.
Another nearly-completed project is the quarter-mile for slot car drag-racing, a track with two lanes 20 cm apart and a total length 21.6 metres. The drag section is 12.5 metres for the 1/32 scale and 16.5 metres for the 1/24 scale, with a long braking zone in both scales.
An upcoming project is the RALLY ANDROS track, followed by tracks representing real racing circuits.
Link to Track Plan showing sections
For further information, please contact MB SLOT:
email: [email protected]
Tel.: 0039 0 371 422233
Fax: 0039 0 371 55288