Does anyone know the difference between the "Aurora 9 Inch Radius High Banked Curve Set" the "Aurora 9 Inch Monza Banked Curve Set" and the "Model Motoring Banked Curve Adapters" ?
I've tried the newer Tomy banked curves but find that they "bank" too much for my tastes. I'd like to use some banked curves with more realistic angles.
With the above mentioned sets, I've noticed that the aurora version has adapter pieces that twist the straight pieces before the banked curve, whereas the model motoring seems to use flat curves and twists them with adapters. Does one method seem to work better than another?
I think that vintage Aurora and modern Tomy track have the same degree of banking. In both cases the angle is much greater than it needs to be. Because of the guide pin a slot car can take corners a lot faster than a 1:1 car, so less extreme banking might work better. If you attempt to bank regular flat corners you will run into problems with the joints wanting to pull apart at the bottom if you try to get too much angle.
Try a 30 Degree high banked corner just like the real stock cars race on. AFX is the only place you can find banked curves. You can even use this 9" radius banked corner with our 12" bank that comes with a set of bank supports to create a 4 lane banked curve. Now you're talking!
Easy to use. Consistent quality. AFX track has been the standard in the hobby since it was designed and patented 30 years ago. Today it is still the best and is consistently recommended by hobbyists around the world. The key is a design that goes together and comes apart easily while maintaining excellent electrical contact. So you get less frustration and more fun.
The Model Motoring curves originally came with transition straights that had a twist in them to go from straight to banked. You can see these in old Auto World catalogs.
As far as both Aurora and Tomy AFX bank turns these are the same curves with the exception of Aurora's 12" radius Daytona curve having a molded on retaining wall. Aurora's bank with the wall in my mind is better than Tomy's without. The gaurdrailing you must clip on is never as good as the molded on retaining wall.
A modern day wide radius bank turn is greatly needed.