The S&W Crafts Pinewood DerbyÂ® Track Kit is just what your group is looking for!
â€¢ All Luan (a type of Mahogany) construction. The track deck, lane dividers, legs, cross brace... it's all made of Luan plywood.
â€¢ The Luan plywood for the track has a closer grain pattern than regular plywood. With a little sanding and a clear finish (varnish, lacquer, oil, polyurethane), the track will not only be fast, but will look more like furniture than a Race Track.
â€¢ The track is 31' 4" long and the lanes are 3" wide, and the cars race between the rails, rather than straddling a guide strip. "Low profile" cars don't bottom out. Cars with a weight on the bottom will still fit on the track.***
â€¢ All of the wood is carefully cut to size, grooves are cut to align the center lane dividers, all the holes are drilled, and the kit includes all of the necessary nails, screws, bolts and hinges.
â€¢ The instructions contain photographs, and are easy to follow. The track is a two Pizza project. Yourself, 2 friends, two evenings, and the track is ready. Or let the kids in your group help. On Race Day, the track takes about 15 minutes to set up.
â€¢ Tracks are usually shipped 2-3 weeks after the order is placed. ORDER EARLY!
***A little history... In the mid-1950's, someone (not sure who) designed a Pinewood DerbyÂ® Race Track. The materials for the track were very easy for the average person to obtain, and very easy for the average person to build. The plans called for a sheet of plywood to be cut into 4 pieces a little less than 12" wide, and a bundle of lath. What the heck is lath, you ask? Well, lath is the wood strips that were nailed on the inside walls of a house to help hold the plaster in place. To make life even easier for someone building a Pinewood DerbyÂ® Track, the wood lath was sold by many lumberyards in bundles of 12, tied together with twine. Gee, it takes 12 strips of wood nailed to 4 pieces of plywood to make 3 lanes. Now, the person that designed that Track never said it was a good Track, just an easy Track to build. Now, over 50 years later, many people are still using that type of track. It is somewhat amusing that the Official BSA car with the Official BSA weight attached to the bottom of the car does not fit on the track whose plans are found in the Official BSA "How To" Handbook.
/!\ WARNING-CHOKING HAZARD! Not for children under 3 years old.