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Hi,
I'm just getting back into slots and am all together new to 1/32-1/24 scale racing. I've searched the web and don't seem to find very many outdoor set-ups. I'm really hurting for space and my best option seems to be outside on our patio if I want to have a permanent track. My problem is that I live in Florida and it is very hot and humid. Is it possible to do this or should I look for another solution? Would it be better to make my own routered track or go with a Carrera? Which would hold up better under these conditions? So many questions.....Any input along these lines would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Tough environment Coznick, the Carerra track will probably work best there, as the rails are a bit more corrosion resistant. Do you get a salty breeze? I think direct sunlight will be rough too. Can you set it up in a garage? Some place shady and the least moisture possible if not. None of these sets are made to live outside, so try to minimize the exposure to the worst elements. The cars will likely need extra care as well running in the hot and humid Florida weather. I wonder if you will get much bug-splatter on the windshields?

Hope this helps..
 

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I would have to agree with Harry. If you have a garage it would be better to set it up there. I am also in Florida and I have my layout setup in my garage. It does get hot but so far no problems with the track. Just remember it always rains sideways down here in Florida and seldom ever striaght down so keep that in mind also if your patio gets wet from our downpours.
 

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Thanks guys. It looks like the garage is my only option
. Lee as you know Florida garages are used for everything but parking your car! I'll have to re-arange and find some room out there.
ListerStorm,
I'll be in your neck of the woods in mid July. Maybe we can meet up at a hobby shop track and run a few laps.
 

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Not really a practical solution, but Scalextric did a 3 lane track meant for outdoor use. The big problem is to find the track since it's been deleted for a very long time.
 
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