Garden Carrera Layout
Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:51 PM
I have some ideas about expanding the track, but I am not sure.
For example, I have enough space to make the main straight mucho longer, but would that cause problems. Would I get voltage drops, would the cars start derailing on the actual straight. . .
See so much I simply do not know.
Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:02 PM
I have a Carrera layout in my back-yard permanently. Most of the track has been outside for about 4 years now and has not deteriorated, neither electrically nor physically.
Not clear what you intend to do, but if you are just setting up for a short time you won't have any trouble from the track. Birds flying overhead can be a nuisance (LOL) but the mess won't do any damage. Having the track on the ground means that it is at risk of being stood on, especially if there is a rush to get a car back on.
As you will know, the Carrera track does not have any hairpin bends so is a bit easier to drive on than other types, so its user-friendly for all the new friends and family you will soon have. Its surprising how noisey the cars can be on still summer's day so neighbours may soon show interest.
Link below is an overview of my layout. Its a bit too big to post directly on here.
Linky to Flickr
Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:11 PM
I see you have all the stuff I am lacking, the scenery and crash barriers !
Thanks for the feed back. You bring up the subject of noise, I have been wondering about trying out a foam rubber under the track to see if it dampens the noise.
Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:26 PM
Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:32 PM
Depending where you are standing while driving, it might be also annoying to bend over to pick up deslotted cars. Maybe putting the layout on a table?
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Posted 11 April 2015 - 07:00 PM
Club tracks in South Wales:
Abertawe (Just outside of Swansea in Cadoxton), Llantrisant (West of Cardiff), Cardiff (In Cardiff!), Pantyffynnon (Ammanford), Wye Valley (Abergavenny), - how lucky are we?[/color]
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Posted 11 April 2015 - 07:18 PM
I do realise that any raised sections will have to take the weight of a large cat. So I will have to fully support any raised sections.
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