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So after Spending a rather unhealthy amount of time every evening for the last week or so looking at and trying my own layouts i have come up with something.

I have a 17 foot wide back wall to work off (the grey boxes indicate wall and the blue lines are where you can stand)

i wanted to include the long straight possible in the width provided and some sweeping bends and some tight technical stuff.

The entire back straight is actually a fly over it will not sit on the 8x4's but on a kind of shelf then ramp down on to the circuit at the ends throughout the bend on the left will be one gradient and coming up out of the hairpin on the right before the main straight.

my main concern is that in order to avail of the 4 by 4 extension on the right the l shape of the layout I may have had to over complicate things? Anyway - let me know what you think and constructive criticism is most welcome - I'm not the sensitive sort!!

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I had a similar L shaped table in a corner of the basement, and I eventually ended up reconfiguring the space to have a simple rectangular 4 feet by 19 ish feet table, due mostly to the problems with visibility when people are standing by the table and not able to see over other people to the 4 by 4 section.

My layout is digital, and was fairly chaotic with 6 racers. The new version has scope for a racer every few feet (with some extension cables on controllers until I can afford wireless), which makes for much better visibility and marshaling. It may be less of an issue with analog and two racers at a time.

As to the layout itself I like it, nice variety of curves, combining one super fast section with some technical ones.
 

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I like it.
I think the switchbacks on the 4' section will be great. Use those to get up to the full height of your back straight, which can undulate a little and then come back down at the end with the R4 turn.
Other than the visibility issue if you race with another person, I think it's a great track. Even that's not much an issue if one person stands back a bit.
 

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Thats a great idea - I'll have a mini ' mini' hillclimb section!!

Thats actually made me alot happier with that 4ft square bit now as it seems to justify itself. I'll go with this layout I reckon, its the only one I came up with in the space that has all the elements I wanted.

I guess these things play out pretty different when you race them though

Thanks!
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 10 Jan 2012, 09:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I like it.
I think the switchbacks on the 4' section will be great. Use those to get up to the full height of your back straight, which can undulate a little and then come back down at the end with the R4 turn.
Other than the visibility issue if you race with another person, I think it's a great track. Even that's not much an issue if one person stands back a bit.

I am not surprised Mr. F. as this was one of your earlier designs (V. 3):



I wonder if he has seen your latest layout design:



I envy both of you for having the room for an "L" shaped layout... hard to do in a single car garage!

Cheers!
 

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Mine is in half of my 2 car garage, so it's easy to do in a one car... the problem is when that same garage is filled with a two car garage worth of junk. ;-)
 

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Shhh... don't mention the "J" word around here.... the boss is after me to clean up the past 3 decades of "stuff" before I start spending all my time working on the track.

Anyway... back to Jasperok's layout...

Cheers!
 

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he he - They are quite similar

I guess when dealing with a 4 foot deep L track we just try to maximise the track time and obviously 4 runs is the most you'll fit in that space - Then you have the problem of avoiding the "straight - hairpin straight - hairpin" scenario,
I bet if a hundred people sat down with the same track available to them and the same space, the end results would be very similar... or would they......
I was temped to go 5 feet deep but was wondering would the benefits yield a whole lot more especially as the reach to the back wall would be to far for delots- 3 sides to my track space are walls so I have to bear that in mind - marshalling to be done by racers in this setup - itis a home track and hopefully will be the sourc of much quality time with my son when the modeling clay and paints etc come out, not to mention the cars....
 

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Well, a few more inches will give you a little border room. While magless racing might seem hard at first, it can be very rewarding once you get the hang of it. Crashes are also a lot less destructive.
 

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I guess you are not a digital man. I you were, there is no Pit. " Soon you will turn to the dark side new one" ;-).
 
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