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 2002.07.31, 01:30 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 889
Send a message via ICQ to ScottMcLeod Send a message via AIM to ScottMcLeod Send a message via Yahoo to ScottMcLeod
Alternative track materials...

10ft perf 2 lane 12.00
This is a 2 lane gutter material that is basically the width of a 'Z

3 ft hinged gutter gward (4.39)
this is a curved metal sheet that's 3 feet long, and about twice the width of a Z. You can place it on the left and right sides of a straight away for some interesting passing zones...

1x1 adhesive linoleum 59cents to 1.00
Well, it's adhesive linoleum.. what else is there to say?

2x4 ''mighty gripper'' bumpy grippy material
Interesting rubbery material that could make for some cool technical areas on a "rally" track.

3x5 mat with koraseal vynil backing 23.50
(just a bigger version of the next stuff, on the back of a mat)

Vynil Backing:
27in wide 2.65
36in wide 3.40
This stuff is SO cool. it's like black rubbery stuff that has long grooves on one side and a criss-crossey pattern on the other. You can roll it up, and un roll it and it falls completely flat again. Perfect for those temporary tracks that you don't want to have take space to store. You can make sections, and roll it up, then when you want to race, take it out.

sonotube 1ft x 8 ft 12.97 (half pipe!)
You can make a half-pipe or other interesting things out of this stuff. Maybe obstacles, I don't know.

galvanized sheet 2ftx8ft 11.47 (dunno)
for making ramps, stands, curves, anything. Cut peices out and bend/shape as needed. It's Galvanized metal sheeting. fairly thin.

1\8 thick 4x8 foot melamine 10$ sheet (good stuff)
This would be cool to make a corner out of, plenty of room for drifting. if you sand it down with some rough paper, it gets grippier.
7.34 unpainted (same stuff)

(for making side-rails)
1-1/4 archway plas crnr 8ft 1.97$
This stuff is cool. It's meant for doing the corner of drywall with, but this one has a perforated/cut side which makes for easy curving. It's made of soft plastic. If you car runs into this, it won't go over it, and it won't damage the car much, because it gives a wee bit. I can't wait to make some tracks with this material.
ScottMcLeod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2002.07.31, 08:19 PM   #2
mini-z's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,486
Interesting rubbery material that could make for some cool technical areas on a "rally" track.
Yes! I really want to try that, a rally track would be very cool (any ideas on what to use for a loose dirt section that isn't made of real dirt or anything else that can harm a Z?), and that bumpy stuff would be such a cool surface for it. Keep us posted on whatever you end up using for your track!
mini-z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2002.07.31, 08:25 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 889
Send a message via ICQ to ScottMcLeod Send a message via AIM to ScottMcLeod Send a message via Yahoo to ScottMcLeod
K, here's my problem.

There are no Z racers in ottawa that I can scare out of their holes.

I feel weird buying a Z, but never going to be able to race it with anyone.

The mighty gripper stuff is cool. it's got a checkerboard pattern of weird clothy rubber bumps... and between is just nothing. It would take some serious control to drive a Z across it without flipping or rolling.

Loose dirt... uhm... long as you look over your Z and make sure that none can get anywhere problematic, you could get little beads, and arrange them in a shallow tray. If you had someone that shook the tray every once in a while to settle the beads... of course you'd probably get some that just shoot out...

hrm... maybe if you were to just to get a lot of clay from outside, and form it into a track. It'd be interesting to try... Can you buy dirt clay anywhere (non hardening stuff)... the stuff you can pack, that becomes firm...
ScottMcLeod 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
Track Change pick High Speed Hobbies, NC 38 2010.04.22 06:31 PM
Miniz experience in Tokyo, Japan Aurora Miscellaneous Discussion 17 2008.07.10 04:45 AM
RCP Track Review efsee RCP Tracks 122 2004.03.11 12:27 PM
RCP Track latency Parts and Hop-ups 9 2003.11.16 02:02 PM
NEW Indoor track !! FenDer BenDer Tracks and GTGs 21 2003.10.13 09:50 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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