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That seems to be the trade off.

I have sourced the best Classic pieces I can but overall the track can be a little bit bumpy compared to Sport and this affects traction more than I expected.

The Sport circuit will be complete before I take down the Classic version so I will be able to get some comparative lap times for mag and nonmag.
 

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Compared to the Classic layout, the Sport version has slightly less grip but the oversteer is more progressive. Less undulations where the track sections join means that there are less understeer deslots too. The lap times have improved significantly for the nonmag cars but are about the same for the magnet cars.

Most importantly six of us had a great event racing identical pairs of Clios, Focus, Imprezas, F1, Escorts, Fabias, DBR9s, and LMP1s



 

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QUOTE (Sid.Jakobson @ 17 Sep 2012, 18:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wow, that's a nice layout.

Is the snooker table cloth for grass? was thinking of using the same for my set up

Some might say it is a bit too green but I wanted thick quality felt at a reasonable price.

http://www.hmtextiles.co.uk/emerald-green-...-wide-102-p.asp

My circuit is designed to fit on to a ping pong table but you might want to create inserts of green grass to the same height of the track instead as it will need less m2 and looks better. However this is only possible when you have a permanent design.
 

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I struggled to get my head around an exact copy of a Race of Champions circuit without using single lane pit pieces but I think I have cracked it now. Cars must start in either the two middle or two outer lanes. I have a gantry for lap timing.

ROC Wembley 2007



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The circuit is complete and after tightening all the tabs I have no power issues over 56ft.

The starting position and location of the lap counter is where the space is until I can modify my gantry. Real pics will follow once I have all the barriers and bridge sides in place.

 

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A friend of mine makes "ramp" tracks using a wooden mold and heating the track in an oven. They look/work just like the Carrera ones, where one piece is convex, another concave, and you use four of them to make a smooth "hill" over the track. It looks like your ROC design is begging for such a thing. If you're interested, I bet he would either (1) sell you a set pre-made, or (2) describe in detail how he did it.
 

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Thanks MrF, I know what you are saying but luckily for me the ROC tracks actually have sharply angled bridges and despite the picture in my previous post the actual run up is 2 straights long as pictured below. Still a lot to do but very pleased with the first few test laps.


 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 4 Oct 2012, 23:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Do you know how close the lanes are?

The lanes are not equal, but so far the lap times are due to relative speeds when on the inside/outside of a turn. I can play around with the barriers a bit to affect the level of assistance for each lane. Once it is on the proper table with sides up next week I will be able to do some full speed test laps and even things out.
 

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Suggestions are needed to help me sort out the infill sections for this circuit.

I want it to be all one level so I am planning to infill between the track sections with something 8mm high, originally this was to be 6mm board with 2mm green felt over and more recently my thought have switched to 8mm carpet tiles.

The problem is the sandy edges that you see in the photos of the real circuit mean that I have really got to use 2 different materials. It is very irregular and untidy but I would like the track to look as much like the real thing as possible.

Currently my 2 options are:-

1. Two different coloured carpet tiles, green inside a thin sandy border

2. Green carpet tile/felt wrapped board with masking tape to represent the sandy edge

I can't get excited by these two options and think there must be a better option without using mountains of modellers grass and pva
 

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Apologies for the poor quality video but I thought some of you might want to see the first two lane test of the Wembley SlotROC.

Still a bit of work to do, finishing off the bridge and more sponsor logos but the session was more about checking current and driveability before things get nailed down permanently.

I will try and get some clear pictures in the daylight tomorrow.

http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/du...nt=IMG_1814.mp4

http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/du...nt=IMG_1816.mp4
 
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