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Hi there -

I am not sure where to look to find a track for suspending lightweight sculptures from that would cause them to move in a circle. (basically an upside down train track).  

Seems simple but I just don't know what to google because I don't know the name of what I am looking for.  I could make it but I'm sure I could also just buy one.

If someone could help me out it would be much appreciated, thanks!

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I'd imagine a monorail of some sort would be ideal, but you may well be better just using the idea and making one.  The biggest challenge you're going to have is supporting it, so I suppose it's going to depend on how big it is too.
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You can buy this kind of thing:


which is designed to be able to lift patients so would be much stronger than you need.

You normally buy the track. Start searching for exttruded track sections or something and you should find what you're looking for. You really want a muh smaller section that that.

4 curved sections to give you a circle.

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I would look at simple plastic curtain rails. These can be bent into quite a tight circle.
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