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hey guys new to this scene and want to make a good 10x7ft track iv got plent of track but want one thats quite challenging with a bit a rear end action!! and was hoping you guys might know some good layouts i could try out!!!

Thanks Luke!
 

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hi
will this be a table top variant if so unless your over 7ft tall with a arm span to match reaching the middle of a 7ft circuit is going to be impossible

I am a little over 6ft and reaching into the middle of my 6ft wide layout can be a stretch to re slot cars..
 

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well im convertin my attic and its going to be on the floor!! and its scalextric sport track im using!! and with it being on the floor i think it would be easier to recover crashed cars rather than table top!! thanks!
 

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Since it's your loft, and you're playing on the floor, the loft hatch location will make a big difference. If the 10x7 area is away from the hatch, can you give us a total floor size and the location of the hatch?
Also, do you have a list of pieces you already have for us to start with?
 

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my hatch is in the corner on the loft bud!! and i want layouts so i can buy the track parts to make it great!! i love the layout of monaco on DIRT 3 on xbox 360! its a crossover track thats amazing with a nice jump!! so anything really!!
 

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ok, so I'm going to assume that you have 10x7; of CLEAR and open floor space for the layout, and will have a play with stuff that will fit in that space. If your loft hatch is WITHIN that 10x7 space, please let me know.
 

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Hi Luke - your preferences for racing will drive direction of your optimal layout. Are you racing GT cars, F1, rally, etc? Would you prefer a bit of everything in as small a space as possible? Do you care for/hate flyovers and elevation changes? Magnets in or magless? R1s add a lot of challenge but can be a real pain for pace cars. I moved away from my R1s and used a lot of flowing decreasing radius turns, plus "S" curves with alternating >half circle R2s for the "twisties". Here's mine (17' x 17' "L" shape):



Do you have a budget in mind?

Thanks and best of luck!

Steve
 

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Here you go, Luke.



You mentioned you liked rally, so I started out with a long smooth outside path that gets more and more technical until the lap starts over again. I used borders everywhere to make sure there was plenty of sliding room for those tail-happy cars. Obviously, you don't have to put borders EVERYWHERE, but outside of every turn and on the insides where the car will drift over, and a little on the straights where the car is still getting back in line is a good idea.
It's all standard pieces except the one spot on the infield where there are 3 "short" straights in a row.
 
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