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After finally getty my own track up and running and tuning some of my own cars GregK had a good suggestion about a way to compare models we don't own against the one we do...

The idea was simple we develop a "test track design" from commonly available parts that any of us could build on the "Rug" for a test session.. By only using times to 1/10 th of a second even the analogue lap counter timer can be used and removes the competitive element! hopefully

The idea is to see not who is the fastest racer but what are the fastest cars and by how much on a "standard" track then by timing cars with "Mods" we can see which ones worked best etc.... as long as we are all honest of course... which of course we would be!

All we would need is a "track design" to begin with to start to build up a table of the best cars... Any ideas, designs etc for the track appreciated.

So who is up for doing some testing of their cars.... if we can find a dozen or so people who would like to play could make for some intersting results...

I'm game... digital or analogue it doesn't matter all are welcome.


This has turned out to be a very successful (and long) thread. It's been requested that the final test track layout be
replicated here at the beginning where it's easy to find for reference. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge, hope this helps...

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Excellent suggestion, but ofcourse it comes from a brilliant man, so that's no surprise.
Now lets have some ideas of how long and what should be in it ?
Only R2 and about a four foot straight or two or do we include hairpins and/or R1.
Doesnt matter if lanes are not equal since we could all use the same line in testing.
Quid ?
I'm one of the R3-less homeracers.
Therefore an idea to run maximum inside lane without 90° crossing (I have one but, as stated not everyone has it).

Not finalised, only to show that with the (sport crossing R2 90°) you can also run more inside line on one of the lanes.
Oh, yes, I'm using the Carrera electronic lapcounter that measures accurately to 100 of a sec an never fails.
(I did put a scaley sticker over the brand name
Testlane would be lane 1.
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One more vote for the E-type. Is it called The SF Jaguar-loop ?
Please specify : magnets in or out ? Running clockwise - straight into hairpin ?
I suppose the 2,3 sec is with magnet. Otherwise I'm off back to slotter basic school.
Quote : "So I can run over the Sticky Track, and then try for a fast lap"
I know a picture is better than a thousand words but a few words might not be bad in this case. Please ?
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