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Updating your SuperTrack Pinewood Track Design

How to change your SuperTrack Pinewood Track from the original design (rubber band assembly) used prior to June 2006 to the new design (cord assembly) used since.

Pinewood Track Design Change

  1. Start with the original end joiner, the one with the blue feet on the bottom, not the plain one.
  2. For six lane tracks please duplicate the following instructions for the second half of the joiner.
  3. Get 50 feet of 1/8" nylon cord. It's available at virtually every hardware store. You only need the length of your track minus three feet but the prepackaged 50 foot length is probably less expensive.
  4. Get two #2 or #4 x 1/4" screws. Be sure they aren't longer than 1/4" or they'll protrude and be a possible small hazard.
  5. Drill the three holes as shown. The two small ones are pilot holes for the two screws, size according to the screws. The large one is for the cord, 3/8" or 1/4" is fine. The second hole for six lane tracks should end up under Lane 5. Be sure the small holes are equidistant from the end of the joiner and close to the edge of the nearby 'T' and toward the center of the joiner. These screws act to stop the joiner as it's inserted into the end of the track when they run up against the finish section interlocking 'T's.  The screws then take the pressure of the cord tightening.
  6. Discard all the large rubber bands. (Or find other creative uses!)
  7. Watch the new assembly video here. 

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