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For about 2 months i have been using my dining room table with a sheet of 8'x4' chipboard on top for my carrera go layouts,i have been using different layouts and buying more track but i have now got to the stage were i feel i need longer straights than 8' and mor elevations/tunnels/scenery etc.......
So this weekend i decided that 2 trips to the tip was needed to empty my garage of rubbish (it was used as a dumping ground after my house renovation projects and i could'nt bear to throw anything away as i new i would need it in the future)but in the end i bit the bullet and now have 12'x24' of space
,i was thinking of cutting the 8'x4' into 4 2'x4' strips and placing 3 end to end with the 4th at an angle like a large L shape.
Would this give me enough width or would 3' be better and a shorter overall lenght?
Any advice appreciated.
 
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I would try to something like this, although my Ninco track is about 5m by 2.5m. I've found it is best to keep it simple, less offs and good racing.

 

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Thats a really nice track Phil but as i've got lots of track especially 90 degree bends and i was thinking of a long straight and using the bends on an incline,i'm just unsure about the width as when i cut the board there will be no going back!
 

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When I was building a table for my track in the shed it was suggested by a few here on the forum to have the table on wheels. I had a space of 12ft (3.6m) x 20ft (6m) to use but was limited with width due to my workbench, fridge etc on one side of the room. I ended up going with a table size of 4ft11" (1.5m) x 17ft4" (5.3m), installed castor wheels on all legs (10 of them) which allowed me to move the table in and out from the wall and allow access to 3 sides of the table. I still have plenty of room to move around and its still comfortable when the mates come round.

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Definitely put it on wheels/castors. Mine is 5 1/2 x 13 1/2 on 6 4 x 4 posts with castors. Mount the caster to a piece of 1/2 plywood then nail to end of post. My frame is from 1" x 3" which is plenty sturdy enough.

My current track. It races well in both directions.

 

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Great idea with the castors but as for space in the garage i have 12' width and a workbench on the opposite side which is 3' deep that should give me ample room
(well 9' for layout & frre space),under the layout can be used for storage aswell.
3' width give or take a few inches would give enough room to reach all the track and should give me 2 radius's and 4 sections wide,i will take some photo's when i get home to make it clearer aswell.
Thanks for the input.
 
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