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had to think hard do i wait out for this with it,s increased track options or go the routed self made track which can do anything your imagination wants. Have decided the wooden track is the right rout for me.
 

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QUOTE (Oilslick @ 17 Jan 2005, 18:30)Sinclair, why would you want to do stuff like that? What kind of circuit is it supposed to be?

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How about two circuits in one? An outer touring car race circuit, and an single lane rally section with turn-around extension in the infield?

Or a NASCAR oval with an F1 technical extension?

Or a street simulation with a freeway and off an on ramps for some 'illegal' fast and furious street racingfor a game of slot car cops & robbers?
 

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Neat idea - lots of possibilities


QUOTE What are you going to use for a border on the single lane?
The cars wont be able to drive that at speed.

A border for the single lane curve is on the list of upcoming releases.

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I had a go at doing a single lane rally course infield of a racetrack:



Basically when you are up for some fast and furious racing with your DTM, F1, NASCARs, whatever you do like the buffalo girls and go round the outside. When you are up for some rally time trial action in your 4WD Skodas you turn onto the single lane twisty hill climb!

I am either crazy or a genius
 

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Nice idea! I like it


I quite like the Freeway idea. I can imagine a sort of police chase kind of race where one driver has to catch the other 1-5 players and there are multiple escape routes! Serious investment needed to make it a reality though!


Opens up new possibilities, other than the standard race format.

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QUOTE (SinclairZX81 @ 18 Jan 2005, 16:58)I had a go at doing a single lane rally course infield of a racetrack:



Basically when you are up for some fast and furious racing with your DTM, F1, NASCARs, whatever you do like the buffalo girls and go round the outside. When you are up for some rally time trial action in your 4WD Skodas you turn onto the single lane twisty hill climb!

I am either crazy or a genius

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YOU are all CRAZY!

All I want is a straight lane change like the SCX but longer. However the 3rd lane down the straight would rock. Need more money!

Does anyone know how the SCX lane changers work?

ISHY
 

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ishy -SCX digital worksdifferently from the other brands,by having a passive LC and an active car guide keel.

normally the car goes straight. In SCX system, when you press the LC button, part of the guide extendsto get deeper. The car then follows a different deeper slot molded inside the LC.
 

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QUOTE (astro @ 18 Jan 2005, 21:30)ishy -SCX digital worksdifferently from the other brands,by having a passive LC and an active car guide keel.

normally the car goes straight. In SCX system, when you press the LC button, part of the guide extendsto get deeper. The car then follows a different deeper slot molded inside the LC.
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Sounds funky, thanks.

Find the Scaly ones do not transmit the current very well and the car often stops on them or the extra wide slot width at the end of the flap cause cars to loose it compared to a normal corner.

How does Carrera work? they appear from videos to have the best system.

I must learn how to corner, sick of getting up to go get the car!

ISHY
 

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QUOTE (SinclairZX81 @ 18 Jan 2005, 09:58)

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Nice try m8 but if you go clockwise around your circuit, once you move into the inside lane your kinda stuck there for good...


+ Anti-clockwise/Outer lane
 

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QUOTE (SinclairZX81 @ 18 Jan 2005, 08:58)I had a go at doing a single lane rally course infield of a racetrack:



Basically when you are up for some fast and furious racing with your DTM, F1, NASCARs, whatever you do like the buffalo girls and go round the outside. When you are up for some rally time trial action in your 4WD Skodas you turn onto the single lane twisty hill climb!

I am either crazy or a genius

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Nice track design
 

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Zinclair

You have done kind of what i had in mind for my upcoming permanant track, Only i am planning on a normal circuit with pits and stuff, but also a hill climb / Rally / Raid track (not sure which as yet) coming off to one side. I have some basic ideas in my head but not put stuff on paper yet.
I have not as yet decided on routed or plexi track as yet, though i like the idea of a digital plexi track for the main circuit and routing the hill climb section. I believe this will allow the cars to kep their magnets for the plexi and still allow sliding on the non magnat routed section.
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QUOTE (Oilslick @ 18 Jan 2005, 18:39)Nice try m8 but if you go clockwise around your circuit, once you move into the inside lane your kinda stuck there for good...

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Ha. You are correct. I took minimal time on the outer circuit, it was late and I was tired and I just wanted to get the idea out there, you're lucky I didn't just draw a rounded rectangle for it.


Squishy: I hate to say this, but maybe you need to learn how to take corners!!!
I lurve the SSD LC curves.

Seahorse: totally with you on the pursuit thing
 

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QUOTE (SinclairZX81 @ 18 Jan 2005, 22:15)QUOTE (Oilslick @ 18 Jan 2005, 18:39)Nice try m8 but if you go clockwise around your circuit, once you move into the inside lane your kinda stuck there for good...

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Ha. You are correct. I took minimal time on the outer circuit, it was late and I was tired and I just wanted to get the idea out there, you're lucky I didn't just draw a rounded rectangle for it.


Squishy: I hate to say this, but maybe you need to learn how to take corners!!!
I lurve the SSD LC curves.

Seahorse: totally with you on the pursuit thing

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Just realized. .. the LC flipper is plastic which means the magnetic attraction is reduced over the flipper. .. which probably explains the deslots. Oh well.
 

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QUOTE (darainbow @ 18 Jan 2005, 23:23)Just realized. .. the LC flipper is plastic which means the magnetic attraction is reduced over the flipper. .. which probably explains the deslots. Oh well.You might be right, but based on his description: "Find the Scaly ones do not transmit the current very well and the car often stops on them" ... I think that he's actually driving so slow, that the cars literally stops over the lane change flipper.


I think the remedy is more in the direction of "Need for speed" rather than "Driving miss Daisy"
.... no offence.
 

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Sinclair ZX81, (weren't they kinda prehistoric or am I thinking of something else) the line between genious and insanity is often debatable (as is my spolling it seems) but I think that idea's a lot of fun. Frighteningly it aligns to one of my canine dreams.


My dream circuit will come when I can run a three or four lane digital Brands Hatch "Indy" (through lack of space - oh and it's hard to see through trees for the other bit) but with the ability to cut into the infield sections for the rally cross bits (original version as seen as a little tacker where they'd scream out of the pit lane before disappearing again and go the "wrong" way up the back straight.)

The thing is I want to make the infield bits with copper tracks so when running your rally-cross cars with magnets you go from magnutty-grippy to non grippy as you go from road to dirt.


HOpefully SWoRd's ideas will come to fruition hey?
 
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