Hi all thought I'd share my new track design plans for a routed digital track
It's 3m x7m the track is a combination of Adelaide street circuit and Philip island circuitHow big is it? It left me wondering how easy marshalling would be in the middle. In style it seems more like a rally track than a road layout - if it is a road racing track you might want to think about having a long straight - ideally diaganoally across the middle - to allow the cars space to stretch out at speed.
Yeah the picture is just of the track on a bit of a3 the area it will be in will access from all 4 sides plus the middleOk, I see. I do not think that the proportion of this drawing are right, but I think that a 3 meter wide table will make hard to marshal cars that will come out in the middle sections.
Also, I would consider putting the pitlane closer to the border of the table so that people can easily pick up their cars from the track to do some work on them without covering too much track section when reaching out for them.
Sounds interesting, what are the plastic planks normally used for?The track isn't being made with timber it be made out of 5700mm l x 240mm w x 25mm plastic with lane grooves routed dead straight then steam heated and formed to shape this way I can form any radius corner and elevation in one and it's very light weight will only need around 7 pieces for the complete track also there will be lane changes just hadn't put them in yet
This product can be formed in any angle twist rise decent whatever way you wish it to go it will go I have used it in many other applications but not for a slot car track but I have full confidence that it will work
Im haven't raced on a track for probably 20 years and back then was scaletrix and I'm very open to ideas and critiqueWhat tracks do you currently race on?
Are you asking for feedback on how to improve the design, or are you simply showing us your plans?
If the former, then I'm sure we can help you out, but I don't want to discourage you by diving into it.
If the latter, then, have fun! I look forward to how it progresses, especially with this fancy material that will be bent in all kinds of ways.
The planks are composite decking planks they come with all the clips to hold them down to whatever surface the bending part is the tricky part but I've been Doing this for quite a few years now and one of very few in AustraliaSounds interesting, what are the plastic planks normally used for?
That makes sense.Im haven't raced on a track for probably 20 years and back then was scaletrix and I'm very open to ideas and critique