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Hi.

After (almost) finishing my track I had to start with the new one. It's for my oldest son. It's going under his bed. We took inspiration from a car park nearby. We used 3,2mm Masonite glued on top of isolation used in house foundations (don't know the correct English word for it). The track is 200x90 cm and very light






I routed the track on freehand and it worked out really well.

Next on the list. Paint.
 

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Hi thekop

In various stages of my build I've used wall paint ("emulsion" in the UK), artists acrylic paint and, most recently, a textured surface made using dried out coffee grounds. The first 2 painted surfaces both produced a fairly slippery track. (The coffee grounds do exactly the opposite and I'm in the process of sanding this surface back a bit to allow my cars to slide a bit more - another lesson learned
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Looking at some of the tight turns you've got, a slippery surface is probably what you need. Apart from the long straight, you won't hit high speeds and a slippery surface will help you slide round the tight corners.

Looking forward to how you get on with this one. It shares its storage idea with my track


Best wishes

Don
 

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Hi doncatwalker.
Thanks for the advice. I've got the paint now and because I saw your post before I went to the store I bought wall-paint
Your probably right. I need some slippery surface to get some flow. We don't know until we tried right?
 
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