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    Has anyone had problems with Tomy track pieces (rail is too low,fush with plastic track surface) I have 4 - 12" 1/8 curves and all 4 the rail is almost flush with track surface..All my magnatraction cars stop on all 4 pc.s.. I s here a fix for this ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Old-street-rcr. View Post
    Has anyone had problems with Tomy track pieces (rail is too low,fush with plastic track surface) I have 4 - 12" 1/8 curves and all 4 the rail is almost flush with track surface..All my magnatraction cars stop on all 4 pc.s.. I s here a fix for this ?
    If the track is new...I would suggest sending them to A/FX and have them replace them, they are pretty good at replacing defective items, and they would love to see the defective tracks, that way they can get the people who they outsource too for manufacturing on the ball...

    If the track is old then the giys here can tell you what they did to fix the problem.....

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    • #3
      Flip the track over and gently press the rail out from the back side using a small screwdriver.

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      • #4
        had the same problem with my tomy track out of the 24 hour raqce set and on the same pieces that you are having problems with, let them now how many pieces and they should ship you out new pieces with a return shipping label so you can mail the bad ones back, good luck

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TK Solver View Post
          Flip the track over and gently press the rail out from the back side using a small screwdriver.
          I agree. Page 40 of of my Aurora AFX Road Racing handbook Vol2 recommends doing just that. Spec for the track rail is .030". Using a mechanics feeler gage to check, push up if too low with a screwdriver or lightly tap down with small hammer and a wooden block if too high.

          I've read in other posts that some users actually glue the rails in place once the rails are at the proper spec. I does make sense to actually "blueprint" the rail height then secure them in the proper position.

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          • #6
            Spec for the track rail is .030
            never seen any that high

            on avg it seems to be 15k+/-
            my new track seems to work well with rails about 14k for the 12"s

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            • #7
              Originally posted by slotking View Post
              never seen any that high

              on avg it seems to be 15k+/-
              my new track seems to work well with rails about 14k for the 12"s
              I've shot an email to Racemasters to see if the rail height specification has changed. I'll post their reply.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the info, everyone. will wait for dpages rely...

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                • #9
                  Out of curiosity, I decided to measure a cross section of different pieces of my Tomy AFX track from 18" radius to 6" radius, plus a 15" and 9" straight. The majority of the measurements were between .010" and .015" . The widest variance was on the 6" radius track that measured from .001" to .018". One 15" had .020". However, none were close to .030"

                  The book was written when the Aurora AFX snap track was the latest version of track. Although I've yet to receive a reply to my question, I believe the .015" +/-will prove to be pretty close to spec for the Tomy version.

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                  • #10
                    on the low rail tracks try pushing on the exposed metal on the bottom of the track, then mic again, just curious what you get.

                    has posted elsewhere there may be some options on gluing and honing the rails.

                    I had a 75' 4 lane Tomy layout I glues the rails in with black max so we could run 6mag unlimited cars! love the speed

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, that .030 spec has to be from the old clik-trak stuff. Those rails are indeed tall.

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                      • #12
                        Page 40 has controllers - A Secret Study in my book? Page 20 calls for .040 for optimum chassis to track clearance sitting on all 4 tires on a flat pc of wood.....to give you approximately .025 clearance between the chassis and the rails when the track rails are at proper racing height of .015 above the track surface. Then on page 37 a pc of track with arrow pointing at rail with "Track Rails .015". Once again SLOTKING is on the money.....015!!! Thats from my Old copy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by redline30000 View Post
                          Page 40 has controllers - A Secret Study in my book? Page 20 calls for .040 for optimum chassis to track clearance sitting on all 4 tires on a flat pc of wood.....to give you approximately .025 clearance between the chassis and the rails when the track rails are at proper racing height of .015 above the track surface. Then on page 37 a pc of track with arrow pointing at rail with "Track Rails .015". Once again SLOTKING is on the money.....015!!! Thats from my Old copy.
                          I have found SLOTKING to be a reliable source myself
                          Out curiosity, What is the title of the book you referenced?

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                          • #14
                            I have a few sections of plastic track hanging around that have different rail heights on the same section. Even continuous rail tracks usually do not have uniform rail heights. I know one person that honed the rails to fix that. Getting up all of the filings was no fun at all! If you race your cars and you are looking for optimum performance you would want to find the highest spot and adjust your track clearence for that.

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                            • #15
                              a few days of cleaning vs years of fun!
                              I would hone the rails

                              do it a little at a time,
                              hone 1 or 2k, clean repeat
                              thene multi sweeps with a strong neo magnet
                              then clean again

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