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I've just about finished my ninco based rally track but have found that on a few track sections the plastic liner bits inside the slot have kind of "warped together". i.e. they narrow at certain places, therefore grabbing at the guide and slowing the car down.

This is the first time I've used Ninco track. Does anyone have a solution/fix to open up the slot a bit? The only thing I can think of is a dab of superglue and force the plastic back against the rail??
 
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Ah yes I had the same problem, don't super glue them as it doesn't work the Ninco plastic is strang the Super glue just lifts of, must be the oil in the plastic.

Best way I have found is to heat the section up with a hair dryer and jam some cardboard in the slot, place the section in the fridge! and in about ten minutes you have some nice jelly...... er open slot in your track. This worked OK for the standard curves but not for the really tight ones, I took them back to the shop and asked for a re-placement.

(I did try cutting the plastic with a knife out of desperation, which worked.....)

Good luck
 

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Hello,
I used to have NINCO track and I too had the problem of the track pinching the slot closed where the 2 pieces came together. To open the slot back up I got a quarter (money coin) and slid it into the slot where the track pieces met and rocked and twisted the coin back and forth (side to side) several times until the slot did widen back up. It was part of the regular routine maintenance that was required with the NINCO track.
thats my 2 cents worth!
Ray
 

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I remember when we changed the Farnham track to Ninco 2-3 years ago this happened on the inner lane of the r1 hairpin, but it only seemed to impede the Hornby cars - my Caterham from memory. I think we left something in the slot holding the liner back, at the end of the meeting and then removed it the following week and it's not been a problem ever since.

Mr.M
 

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raypunzel has it right.

the issue i believe is not with the plastic, but the metal rails pushing in, thus causing the plastic to narrow. seems scaley guides are just a tad bit wider than most and are more prone to this "grabbing"

here's a test for routine maintentance of Ninco tracks

take a scaley car with no mag, gt-40 works good, do a lap at as slow a speed as possible, where the channel has narrowed, the car will either stop or be slowed slightly, then just use a coin or a large flathead screwdirver and wiggle it back and forth essentially moving the rails apart so slightly, next time round no issue...

best, ken r
 
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