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I started off with Carerra and while I really like the Carerra track I wanted to do a digital routed track. Carerra bits could have been used but there were some features that we lacking like the ability to run analogue without doing your own wiring or not having lap counting for analogue cars without having a separate system for that as well. The other main reason is because the Carerra chips are hard to fit in some of the cars without trimming the interiors and I didn't want to remove or trim them.

Anyway I took the plunge into scaley with a platinum digital set. I couldn't pass up the price for what it was selling for on fleabay. I still have a good bit of the digital pieces to by like the curve lane changers, pit entries and I would probably like to get the pit pro at some point.

I thought I would hate scaley track because of how narrow it is but it really doesn't bother me like I thought it would. However I still want to do the routed digital. I am not a big fan of crossovers and with doing mostly digital I don't think even lane lengths are critical. I also wanted something that would work out to where I would have something fairly easy to route and finish being my first routed track.

The layout size I have to work with is 6' x 18'. I managed to do the layout with using 4 sheets of mdf and having a half sheet left. I also want to build the sections with the lane changers to where they are easily removable for servicing and also because of the fact that I won't have the lane changers setup right away and will work them in as time and budget allows.

Here is the layout idea I came up with so far. Once the lane changes and pit are in place I think it would tend to have plenty of opportunities to pass.



Let me know what you think and any criticism there might be. I also want to publicly thank Greg (Mr. Flippant) for taking time to answer many questions I have had over the last couple of days.
 

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hi
best of luck with your project and welcome to the scaley camp.


The corner lane change sections or clc are discontinued or are about to be.
because of the problems they cause when switching to analouge when used with theC7042 apb. There is a simple mod that can be done to the clc to get them to work in analouge mode but scaley decided it was easier to delete them.


I think the main reason may have been warranty issues once owners had cut the copper tape from underside the clc.


So unless you can fnd some old stock of clc or dont mind fleabay then it is best to stick with the xlc section.


As for pitpro this has to be a big tick in the yes box.
 

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Thanks for the reply. So far the clc's seem to be easily available over here in the U.S. I am sure that won't last for long though if they are going to quit making them or have already.

I do definitely want to do the pit pro, just gotta wait for funds after most of the track expense is paid for and it is setup. I am going to try and work on a couple more track designs. This one I did seems alright but it just isn't tripping the trigger yet.
 
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