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New Track in Georgia

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About a year ago I planned on building a large permanent track layout. After many months of waitng for Ninco to come out with their system and many negotiations with my wife about the size and location, (it was originally going to takeup half the garage) the project unfortunatley was put on hold.

The final negotions have been completed and the project is back on in a new location, Albeit a smaller location. This time I have designed a U shaped layout that will include approximately 60' of track. I will try and model some corners from tracks that I like. The Lowes hairpin from Monaco, the Parabolica of Monza, and the Esses from Road Atlanta.

Any feedback from would be welcome.

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QUOTE (Nikko @ 15 May 2007, 13:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I think it's a brilliant and elegant design, flowing with a nice straight and some challenging parts. A minor suggestion: you might invert the turn on the right side (top). This would mean that you'd enter or exit the turn with an R4, which would allow more speed in the longer straight. Of course, less speed in the shorter straight, which is already tricky with that single R1 at the end. Oh, I like it! Clever, fun, difficult, challenging. Great layout!
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Looks good.
Both of the last two layouts looked good to me. I'd reiteriate Brad's earlier suggestion, namely, to elevate the back straight (and thereby reverse the bridge). Test them both, but I think for scenic reasons you'd want an elevated back straight.
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QUOTE (Nikko @ 17 May 2007, 07:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>After an indepth discussion with SpaModeller and Brad, I have come to a final version for the layout.

Brad & Spa -- did you really talk him out of the esses?
I'd like to know the rationale for that!
Of course, everyone will have their personal tastes, but I loved the esses in the pentultimate version. Still a great layout and eager to watch it develop further.
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QUOTE (Nikko @ 8 Jan 2008, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have had a lot of help with the design. SpaModeller was a great help as well as Brad. I wanted to make the turns as organic as possible so it would be easy enough to drive for novices and kids, but challenging to get a top lap.Looks like an outstanding layout to me! Looking forward to seeing it come together.
Fabulous work! Great photos. Looking forward to seeing the track develop.
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