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Old 2006.06.10, 07:43 PM   #16
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Extremely rough concept compared to what i have in mind... but this is a quick 3D sketch of what I mean... it is flat enough to hang on wall, or it could have casters to roll around, its 5 foot tall tho and only holds about 1 wide L... two of them would hold 2 L's... and could be put back to back into one cart...
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Old 2006.06.11, 09:01 AM   #17
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Rendering

I see what you're trying to do. Instead of breaking the track down to single tiles, you are keeping them 1 tile by 2 tiles or even 2 by 2 squares. Your idea will work perfectly if you have a large vehicle to transport the track or just plan on storing the track.

The idea behind the basket was more for people that do not own a truck or a van.
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Old 2006.06.11, 10:48 AM   #18
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I know it wont fit in super compact cars, but then again, it wont fit in a lot of cars in the basket either like Mini-Zs MR2 lol...

I figure this rendering is a bit too tall at about 5 foot.. I just kept copy pasting the tiles up and up... and then took a render lol.. no real design in it yet... so it would have to be shorter...
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Old 2006.06.11, 03:35 PM   #19
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I know it wont fit in super compact cars, but then again, it wont fit in a lot of cars in the basket either like Mini-Zs MR2 lol...

I figure this rendering is a bit too tall at about 5 foot.. I just kept copy pasting the tiles up and up... and then took a render lol.. no real design in it yet... so it would have to be shorter...

you will also what to concider that you won't want to take the rails off once you get them all put on. it would be nicer to come up with an idea that could leave the rails on. I like you idea about a hanging basket.
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Old 2006.06.11, 03:57 PM   #20
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The rails do/will stay on...
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Old 2006.06.11, 05:29 PM   #21
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Look's like a good idea. Just figure out a good way to deal with the curve and corner pieces. That's with the rails on. Taking it down with all those loose pins to get lost, is something I shy away from.
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Old 2006.06.14, 04:14 AM   #22
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Not Bad

After actually using the track baskest (storing, transporting and setting up). Setting up was about the worst part of the deal. Storage works great and the track and basket can fit through 36" doors (good idea if you want to get the track out of the house). As far as fitting into small vehicles.......that needs some work. Half the fun is trying new ideas.....Looks like I am going to have more fun .
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Old 2006.06.28, 07:14 PM   #23
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I think I like the bag idea best. Cheap, simple and pretty effective it would seem. Drac, from your render it seems the bottom tile would bow a bit under the weight? Would probably only be noticible in the bottom 2-3 tiles... a foam pad at the bottom (triangle shape) to support the bottom would solve it. Glad I'm not the only one still hunting a good solution

What about cheap nylon stuffsacs? Think we could find one for cheap and that would fit the square stack? Perhaps some camping gear (tho camping stuff is not generally cheap) would prove suitable.
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Old 2006.06.28, 11:08 PM   #24
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Well it was just a crude concept.. its nothing like I was actualy imaginging, just something so slap down and show ppl... in my view the bottom would have a flat piece for the bottom piece to lay flat on.. and that space would be like a storage area/zipper bag or something for stuff.. likely or rails...

the curves would sort of fit if they were put in every other couple of straights, they would have to be on top etc...
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Old 2006.07.02, 11:14 AM   #25
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911 - How did that PVC basket idea of yours work for the most part. Could you put up how many parts of what connectors and the overall dimensions of the whole thing? Thanks
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Old 2006.07.02, 12:11 PM   #26
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i already hang portion of my track like the wide turn kits and 45 turn kit on the wall with high strength fishing string. you simply run it across a long wall and tuck the rails over the string and it suspends the tiles nice and flat like against the wall all the weigh is distributed along the rail pins an about mid point so i won't get any tile warping
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Old 2006.07.02, 12:19 PM   #27
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A surplus possibility? They just added this to their site...

http://www.sciplus.com/singleItem.cf...LogFrom=Search
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Old 2006.07.03, 12:46 PM   #28
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ARCH2B: The idea on the fish net can you post pic of this we have something at work that we get the lids for soda pop cans in. it is very strong but it only comes in 3 ft wide strips about 10-20 ft long they just throw this away. I was trying to think of something to do with this I was thinking I could take wire ties and fasten it together and try a basket that way

911GT3: how is this working out for you on the basket I would also like to know?


I really want to start taking the RCP on the road to get more interest in the mini-z just need a way to get it from here to there efficiently thinking of doing flea markets and swap meets and such
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here is the 45 deg section hanging on the wall

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Old 2006.07.08, 06:36 AM   #30
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Track Basket

Went to plan "B" with the track basket. I modified the two baskets I had already made to accomodate a 1 tile by 2 tile configuration. This seems to work well. There is a lot of wasted space. I will post a picture showing the track and the basket. Each basket will hold one Wide L, can fit through a doorway, but can't fit into a small car. But it will easily fit into a van, SUV, or other large vehicle.
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