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i have just started on making a track using scalextric sports digital
Ferrari raceway came to my head because i love ferraris (what teen doesnt) but still
here is a track desine

it isnt corrent as i have lenthend the start finish straght but then run out of straight track so i have to shorten it again (but not as much as on the plans here)
im realy only going to race f1 on this track and im going to put it packable wooden boards when i scenerise.
RW fan
P.S. i will put a picture of the new desine asap
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Might be a problem to run analog, because of the placing of the forced x-overs - hint : pitlane exits after forced x-over

Ivan K.

How yur doon bruv ?

I think that the gap between the pit-straight & pit-lane...
...should be 1/4-straight closer together, maybe.

Dunno if you can get the single-lane as a 1/4-straight ( I think you can; can't you ? )...
...looks like you gotta do a bit of cutting on the R1's in to the pits anyhow.

It would give 'the look' of the pit-wall, squeezed between the start/finish straight & pit-lane...
...which is normaly how they are.

Would also mean a bit more space for garages & car padocks, behind the pits.

Looks like a c o o l track !



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si ive actully done that just havnt posted the design, still wondering whether wood or steel would be a better frame, also how thick is a track piece?
I think you a creating a shortage with the pit in after the forced x-over ! - only a problem if you want to run analog ?

Obviously spotted that one !

I think you could have a pretty nice area for pits & garages with that design.

Let's see the ammended-design, with any small changes you've made.

" How thick's a track piece ? "
( get a freakin' RULE !!! )


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here you go Si
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Hi again RWF

You were wondering about supports earlier.

What kind of space are you designing this for ?

Obviously a basic 'L' shape.

Is the diagonal void at the top-right for a 'pop up'...
...or like where a door, or some other thing is ?

Just curious.

If it was me, I might think about moving some of the lane-changers, a tad...
...not from the basic positions they are in, but by a 1/2 straights worth, here and there.

Well actually, the one on the start/finish straight, seems a bit iffy...
...I think Mr. Flippant said that as well.

I like the curved x-overs BTW...
...we just got a few more for MRW...
...nice track section.


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...been on this page for about 4 hours...
...and then just posted... didn't see the new plan you just put up...
...till after posting.

Looks cool...
...proper look tomorrow.

...bed-time !



You about mid-afternoon in Aus...
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after a non slotcar christmas
i did a bit of work to use up all the space, still waiting for my sister & brother in law to move out so i can get started
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I like it. Lots of technical stuff. Why does it look like there's a lap counter at the top right? If it's meant to be there, you should move it to the left to put some straight between the corner and the lap counter.

Merry Christmas !!!

What space/room/garage/whatever/etc. is the track being designed for ?

How many of the track-parts do you have all ready ?

I like the plan...
...but I think there are a few issues, as well.


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Hi again RWF

What I mean is...
...if that space is a room... that the whole-space ie. 4x3 m

I guess if it is, the door must be bottom-left.

Are there any windows ?

Description of the space would be good to hear/post.


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Mr flippant the lap counter was just me as i already have one i may as well use it
Si the door is in that corner & a window down were the back straight is, im just guessing the space as its a bedroom that is still being used for another few weeks (fingers crossed)
at the currant time theres a queen size bed (with aprox .75m to spare) down the side that has the big r4 corner and the long side is aprox double that,
QUOTE (raikkonen_webber fan @ 25 Dec 2012, 16:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>still waiting for my sister & brother in law to move out so i can get started

Family don't just love them

Track looks awesome mate
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thanks mate, knowing your a new boy ill ask you this quickly, were did you buy your stuff? (tates?) im kind of sick of buying things that have to be posted to me
QUOTE (raikkonen_webber fan @ 26 Dec 2012, 14:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thanks mate, knowing your a new boy ill ask you this quickly, were did you buy your stuff? (tates?) im kind of sick of buying things that have to be posted to me

Yes I bought it from Tates but they price matched it LUCKILY
They can be pricey on most things (I have had RCs from there aswell)
I think my best bet is like yourself ordering everything online is the cheapest way.
Saying that we are going to Visit My Website on Friday because we will be close by and I am going to Sydney in 3 weeks so I might check out Visit My Website while I am there.

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As im still waiting while not 100% clear on space, i tried shortning the track as well as installing a dual lane pit lane (which i have always wanted!) as well as le mans starts (the funny things down the start finish straight (im not good at adding new track pieces into Ultimate racer)) i put a few Racing line CLC's in (they were frustrating to add aswell), though i cant start yet Grr (hopefully a few weeks s what im told, mind i am like a little mushroom, kept in the dark and fed on bull
anyway im getting verry exited, ill shut up and let you guys study the changes as you do so well
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To be honest I think there are too many lane changers. You proably only want 1 about every 4m of track, thats proably only about 2 seconds appart. The cross over tracks are probably an issue as well, particularly as youalready have racing line changes. It takes time to pass and too many crossovers of any type tend to spoil the flow and make overtaking too difficult. It dependes wheather you already have the tracks. Its persomal opinion only of course.

You tell me what's more important !...

...the chicks or the racing ?

( maybe about 50-50 ? )

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I was going to have a go at drawing something for your room...
...but needed the room size EXACTLY.

I see you added where the door & window are now...
...and the room looks to be ABOUT...5 x 3.25 metres.

What is the EXACT size of the room ?...
...If you measure it accuratly; I would love to have a bash at drawing a track for your space.

I have been doing lots of UR3 designs lately... we are looking for a worthy successor to the current MRW Motor Speedway circuit.

How wide the window is, and whether it is in the middle etc...
& also where the door is ( right in the corner by the looks ) would be helpful.
I assume Aussie doors are 2 1/2' wide, as most are here !

Get back to me on this RWF...
...I am a UR3 track drawing ADDICT, and it's FUN !



The other usefull thing to know is...
...what size sheets of plywood do you get in Aus. ?
They come here, around 4ft & 5ft wide x er? I've forgotten...
...what sizes do you get there...( EXACT in Metres/Centimetres please )... designing for simple quarter, half, third cuts of a whole sheet is worth considering.

G day to you.....................................................................

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Long time since an update, nothing has happened, just waiting for the sister and her partner to move out, seems like its not going happen. Studys have also gotten in my way to do anything. im setting up a small carpet track for now, I will upload photos when ive finished
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