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Looking at the photos on the Derby Magic website, there is still a hard stop at the end of the stop section. I'd hate for a fast car to smack into that. A minor design change would remove that as an issue.ngyoung wrote:I think the stop section has been updated since that description was made in the link above.
Those stop strips (from any track manufacturer) degrade over time, so cars end up traveling further down the stop section before they come to a stop. I always put something at the end just to make sure no car goes flying off the end of the track. Lately, I've been using a memory foam pillow with good results at the end of our MW track.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
I asked this question of MicroWizard soon after they stopped marketing a wooden track option, as I knew of no other option in a commercial wooden track. At that time (several years ago now) they said they might be able to refer us to an individual who could still make a wooden track if we really wanted one. However, my impression was that wooden tracks were comparable in price and weight to the aluminum ones, and aluminum required less upkeep, hence the phase-out of commercial wooden tracks.pwrd by tungsten wrote:Anyone manufacturing Wood Tracks for sale?
If going commercial, why not an aluminum track?
Cost about $400 in materials for a four lane track to build plus labor. Took me 80 hours. I'd offer to sell it to you, but the shipping from STL to Seattle would likely be prohibitive.