My Indoor Carpet Track...

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My Indoor Carpet Track...

Post by PimpFloyd » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:37 am

In order to beat the winter time blues, I constructed a small carpet track in my basement for running 1/28th scale and below vehicles.

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It's made from 6' X 8' indoor/outdoor carpet pieces from Homo Depot and utilizes foam pipe insulation as barriers. The pipe barriers are held in place with velcro "extension cord organizers" - they work great!

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The carpet is very low pile and provides good all around traction and I like the fact that I can create any radius curve. The only down-side is sooner or later you will have to clean carpet fiber from your drivelines no matter how much you vacuum but it hasn't been a deal breaker for me so far. I also occasionly have to vacuum dog biscuit chunks too :?

Lately I've been having great fun turning laps on the track with XMods and IMods. Epochs and Micro-T's are at home on this track too and it's easy to shove extra pipe insulation under the carpet to create whoops.

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Re: My Indoor Carpet Track...

Post by sidewinder » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:58 pm

Pipe insulation :???: Great idea, and a lot softer than 2x4's great looking track. :-o
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