Building the track on the table is very important and care must be taken when starting, so all of the track will wind up fit properly, at the end. I suggest you start laying the track that goes in the forward direction of the cars, 13 inches from the track edge, to the edge of the table. Start with the digital control unit first, measure this further from the end of the track, so that there will be room to mount other parts and leave room for items, such as pit lane, to fit around the track – check photograph.
Measure carefully the starting dimension of the track and then how far the straight line goes and connect the beginning and end with a plum line, so the track will be perfectly straight. It is critical that you buy a mounting connector piece (product #85209) separately so that the track will not shift.
Then follow through with your layout. If you measure correctly, the outer track for spinouts should be laid at the same time, and your track should be perfectly connected. If there are some slight cracks, use the dap wood filler. You apply this with a spreader, packing it down and let it set for 4-5 minutes.
Then, take a damp sponge and go over it, making it perfectly smooth. If necessary, use a fine sandpaper to make it smooth and then paint with any water-based flat black. In certain areas, you may want to paint the track to show wear from the tires of the cars. Use part #22 from the list to secure the track to the table.