I have always loved to race the cars down the ramp since I was a kid, but only recently started to think about building a track for me and my 4,5yo son. When I discovered 3DB movies on Youtube, the dream to create something myself has become more intense :-)
I am in the early stage of planning the whole project, but for now my intention is to:
1) Build a track from wood, cause I dont have a 3d printer and Sizzlers-like tracks are hard/expensive to get in Europe
2) Track will have 3 to 4 straights (around 4 feet each) and 2-3 turns.
3) Since this will be made from wood, the turns will be flat, without a slope, and my tests show most of the cars can't take a flat U-turn, so I will probably make 90-degrees turns only.
4) I plan to use wooden dowels at the end of the straighs and turns to connect the parts of the track
I have 2 questions to the community here, hope you will be able to help me:
A) what is the width of the fat tracks which you use? 6 inches? 8 inches? Is "the wider, the better" or not really?
B) how sharp are the turns in your tracks? To be specific - what is the radius of the inner edge of the turn?
Looking forward to this project, hope it will be a fun adventure and that I will be able to share some photos of my track in the coming weeks.