The Pinewood Derby Track
Our second track next to our first track.
Jig for routing out the start gate slots
Alignment pins and
backing support for splices
Spring actuated start gate with reset switch for the
lane timer. The 1/2" dowels are set in a 2x4 that is mounted to
the bottom of the track with a short piece of piano hinge.
The trigger is mounted on a piece of all-thread.
The 4 ft. skid ramp at the end of the track is half an
inch high and is covered with black electrical friction tape. There
is a 2" foam pad at the end but only the fastest cars get that
far. And even then, just barely.
Car accessories aren't damaged by crashing into a pillow at high speed.
We change the friction tape regularly since it loses
it's "sticky" over time. A longer stop ramp would be better. We may build
a 6 ft. ramp at some point.
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