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------ Updated May 16, 2022 ------ Top design is the original layout - Bottom is the current layout (81 ft): - Tables were installed roughly two months ago
Slowly I'm attempting to put together a track in my bar area (outside of the dedicated theatre room). Measuring the area I can roughly fit two 6' x 6' tables (creating a 6' x 12' area) with a 4' x 8' table butted up against the other two. I have zero skills and they are being constructed offsite with 4" x 4" folding legs and sanded plywood tops. Worse case I can place them in another location if reality says differently. I left the design of the tables rather generic encase I decide to punt (at some point in time) so they could easily be put to use for another purpose. Basically sanded top wrapped in 1" x 6" finished trim stained flat black.
I more or less assembled the track (as you can see in the attached image) and overall I'm happy with the design and its use of the space. Drivers will be in front of the long straight with the SmartRace TV located behind the CU. As far as racing goes there will be very little. More so if we entertain I might say... hey want to race.
Again with zero skills and not being a "big" fan of scenery I don't think I'll be dressing up the layout to any large degree. Now don't get me wrong a lot of the custom scenery is extremely impressive and in the right installation wonderful. I guess I'm going more for the look of your old local hobby store racetrack. Along those lines I decided to go with a "dirt" look not grass. I think it moves it away from scenery and I like how the track "pops" I tried a few green (grass) samples and it felt like the track got lost in the darkness. I purchased 6' x 8' rugs at Menards (for a whopping $20 each). Looking around my wife spotted them and I instantly rejected them wanting to go "grass" but after a while I was sold. We'll see...
At this point nothing is set in stone. Outside of the track and tables are on their way (at some point). So I'm open to any suggestions and or opinions. One thing I'm trying to resolve now is how to keep the cars within the table. I didn't want to build the tables with walls (again if I use them for another purpose or need to expand the track a few inches beyond the edge) or permanently mount something on the tables so I'm thinking the fences you attach to the shoulders. I'm guessing putting them on the three outside 180 degree turns would be plenty.
When Ed (my table guy) shows up I'll be happy to update the thread. Along with any other updates.
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