Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop -
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Old 2008.02.11, 11:54 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 21
Cool My Homegrown Track (in Progress)

It's 18 x 10 (at one end, 8 at the other). It still needs a little improvement, including more 'rails' (copper pipe insulation), which are super cheap, of course. We set it up in my building's yet-to-be finished 'rec room', which is the perfect spot. Big open space. It's a fun one to run on, easily changed from a standard '96' setup to an oval. We taped down the rails with cloth tape, which was effective for a few laps, until the tape started coming up when the cars hit it. I think big binder clips from an office supply store will work great at holding the rails on, actually...heading out to look for those today. Total cost thus far=$150.
T-Nasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008.02.11, 12:12 PM   #2
kryten's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bletchley,UK
Posts: 1,376
Send a message via MSN to kryten
looking good! i have a pack of mats coming this week,can't wait to set up a track.
kryten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008.02.12, 12:35 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 10
veri nice, i should know, ive driven on it...
MM02Mclaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008.02.12, 05:02 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 21
Talking a GREAT homegrown track

Ok, so the previous track was a first-run deal with no trial run, made up of two kinds of tiles jimmied came out good for what it was. But now, to anyone looking to build a solid track on the cheap...I've done it and I wanted to share the fruits of my labor. (Maybe this has been covered here before but I couldn't find it.) These rails will not move on impact (in fact, they give the car a gentle bounce back). PLUS, the rails go on easily, in no time, especially compared to those RCP track rails, which I've heard are a pain in the keister. I set up this small 8x14 track in my spare room in about 20 minutes.

The tiles are 2' x 2' and are from a company called 'getrung' (just google them) and the 'rough' side of their 3/8" tiles are a great match for RCP. Plus they are light and thinner than RCP, so they're easier to store (we are talking about a home track here). The rails are simple 3 foot lengths of 3/8" copper pipe insulation, which come with a split down the seam (that is crucial). The key to the whole thing, which my incredible genius girlfriend came up with, is using 1 1/4" binder clips to hold the rails to the tiles. These clips fit flush to the inside of the mats' teeth so you can lay a rail WHEREVER you want, HOWEVER you want, just by clipping it flush and folding the wire clasps under the mat. Luckily, the wire clip that doesn't fold under the mat can be tucked inside the insulation tube to support the rails for impact on both sides. Like I said, genius.

I'm planning a few refinements, like cutting some shorter lengths of 'rail' to fill the small gaps (though they're not posing a problem yet), but that's all subjective stuff. This track works. I'll post one more pic when I get time to assemble the 'big' track down in the building's rec-room again.
Let me know if this isn't clear. We should all have practice tracks taking up the entire guest/spare/laundry/bed/living/room!!! lol
Total cost of this track: $115

Last edited by T-Nasty; 2008.02.12 at 05:08 PM.
T-Nasty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008.02.12, 07:23 PM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 10
Sick better than the RCP tracks with the screw down borders... Someone should sell this package.
MM02Mclaren is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RCP-Tracks FAQ's RCPMini-z Tracks and GTGs 149 2011.11.28 08:56 AM
Track Change pick High Speed Hobbies, NC 38 2010.04.22 06:31 PM
F.S. RCP Track from RCX 2008 rharris Mini-Z Marketplace 16 2008.10.10 07:19 PM
Miniz experience in Tokyo, Japan Aurora Miscellaneous Discussion 17 2008.07.10 04:45 AM
Lakeshore Concepts track ??? Zrc Race Tracks, Track Layouts, Track Accessories 291 2006.12.06 09:08 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT Products

Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts