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Hey all,

Given I only got into slot cars about a month ago (if anymore than that), I just thought I'd post some images of the slot car track I'm working on. My basic plan for the track was to have a 4 lane track with equal lane distances for all. Something I have been able to achieve, though careful planning and design.

Whilst the track isn't even started yet, the tables are almost done, and I do have the track plan from Tracker to post as well.

The Track Plan

http://www.projectauto.net/pacvalley.gif

And I'll link to the tables, simple because its a large picture, and I haven't been able to resize it yet.

The Tables

Anyway, the length of each lane is a nice 62.61 feet. Giving me a total track distance of 250.44 feet, once you add it all together.

I do realise that I'm using pretty much just standard curves and outer curves. I don't mind inner curves, but it can wait til the next layout to have some experimentation with it.

Basically there are a few tracks around near my place, owners are members of the club I pretty much joined just recently (in Brisbane, QLD, Australia), and it's not fun only being able to race 2 nights a week, so I want my own track to race on. And soon, it shall be complete.

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Hi Cyph,

First of all: Welcome aboard!

Great layout you got there! It's nice to see the lanes have equal distances. When I design a new track I make allways they're equally in length.

A little question: I see you made your table in your garage, will it be movable? Or will it stand in the middle of your garage in the future like this? I'm just asking this because in september I start working on my permanent track, and I'll try to make the table attached to the ceiling, so it can be pulled up when i'm not racing.

Greetz

Gunther
 

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 18 Jun 2004, 06:35)Hi Cyph,

First of all: Welcome aboard!

Great layout you got there! It's nice to see the lanes have equal distances. When I design a new track I make allways they're equally in length.

A little question: I see you made your table in your garage, will it be movable? Or will it stand in the middle of your garage in the future like this? I'm just asking this because in september I start working on my permanent track, and I'll try to make the table attached to the ceiling, so it can be pulled up when i'm not racing.

Greetz

Gunther
Well, we can't park any cars in the garage, simply because we're renting this house, and the cars all tend to leak oil, and thus trekking it into the house is bad.

So, it doesnt relaly need to move. but if it is needed to be moved, it's all just screwed together, no nails, no glue, just wood screws and bolts hold it all together. So yes, to that question, I guess
 

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Great looking track, good mix of sections. Can't wait to see pictures of the final thing.

What are the measurements of your table? Is that Scalextric track?

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Measurements of the table are basically 15' (I work in imperial with stuff like this, habit from the days of playing warhammer 40k I guess) x 7' 6"

And yes, the track is Scalextric
 

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Good amount of track for the given space, without crowding the table like many people do. Soon as I can get the wifey to give in, my table will be 8'x20' .. 8x16 if I have to


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Heh, the table top is on.

Total table size is now 15' 11", 7' 11".

Uh... time to increase table size in tracker...
 

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G'day Cyph.

I'm looking forward to racing there!!
 

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QUOTE (wixwacing @ 19 Jun 2004, 07:34)G'day Cyph.

I'm looking forward to racing there!!
Ahhh, someone I know on here. Hi there.

Looking at the website in your signature, seems every track on there is a wooden one. doh'eth! or, good to learn to race on, anyway.
 

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We have plastic ones too, the track owners haven't put their pictures up yet!

You might check to see if Chris is in Tuesday evening. I'll be going to Zimmo's to fit the track relays.

Phil
 

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Hrm, I've got to admit, the idea of a 4 lane racetrack is good (and it's good fun in real life as well!), but I'm also sorely tempted to do a nice 2 lane racetrack, as you can fit a lot more track in. But you can't race as many people as once. And if you had 8 people, it'd be pretty boring standing around for your 2 races (once on each lane).

Hrm. decisions, decisions...
 
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