Floor-Mount Curved Track Using Polyethylene Pipe

Mark Sullivan


Occasionally, a scenic unit must track along a curved or irregular path. Construction of the track for such a situation can be expensive, complicated, and time-consuming. For situations in which the moving unit is relatively light, however, split polyethylene pipe can be used as a quick and inexpensive track. Polyethylene pipe is available through hardware stores and plumbing supply outlets in lengths up to 100’, allowing for a seamless track. It is noted for its strength and high wear-resistance, making it durable, quiet, and maintenance free. Finally, the pipe can be worked using conventional hand and power tools. For tracking applications, 1″-diameter Type 1 pipe is best. ...

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