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I bought my 3 year old the Scaley Sport Grand Prix set for Xmas and some friends bought him the expansion pack "A". Without too much prompting (!) - he is now enquiring about a bigger track. There are, however, 2 potential headaches...

1. The boarded area which houses the Scaley is only 240cm x 106cm

2. At his tender age I don't particularly wish to scare him off for life using R1 curves

If there are any clever track designers out there who could solve my conundrum it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

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Hi Native,

Why not just build an oval, or tri-oval? Many slot car racers just build ovals - even routed ovals. I'm afraid in the width you've listed there is not room for two R2 180s side by side.

The new Sport R1 hairpins are MUCH easier to negotiate on the inside lane than the standard R1s, especially for modern Scaley cars with lots of downforce.

Hope this helps,
Paul
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QUOTE (pault86 @ 4 Jan 2005, 12:01)Hi Native,

Why not just build an oval, or tri-oval? Many slot car racers just build ovals - even routed ovals. I'm afraid in the width you've listed there is not room for two R2 180s side by side.

The new Sport R1 hairpins are MUCH easier to negotiate on the inside lane than the standard R1s, especially for modern Scaley cars with lots of downforce.

Hope this helps,
Paul
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Hi Paul,
Thanks for the reply mate. I think I could try and go with a nested R1 hairpin on the one end and maybe an R2 fly-over section on the other end but track design is not a strong point of mine I'm afraid. Thanks again for the suggestion - much appreciated.
Native

QUOTE (pault86 @ 4 Jan 2005, 12:01)Hi Native,

Why not just build an oval, or tri-oval? Many slot car racers just build ovals - even routed ovals. I'm afraid in the width you've listed there is not room for two R2 180s side by side.

The new Sport R1 hairpins are MUCH easier to negotiate on the inside lane than the standard R1s, especially for modern Scaley cars with lots of downforce.

Hope this helps,
Paul
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Native,

Have a look at the plans in this thread. The two I posted would fit in your space and require no elevation changes but they use track pieces that are probably not in your set or extension pack.

Here's a design that will fit - it is 10 m lap length - but requires 2 different levels of elevation, shown by the different shades of gray. These are not hard to make but you probably could not do it on carpet.



You might want to pick up one of the free track layout programs. I know these exist in the PC world but I don't know what they are - I'm a Mac user. If you can do it, it would be worthwhile to try and find a larger space - that's true for everybody's layout!

Paul
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Many thanks to everyone for their help.

Paul - magnificent design mate - if my track doesn't end up as that it'll be fairly close.


SlotraceDK - I own about 900 CDs but when my Son said to me on Xmas Day "This is brilliant, Dad - my favourite present", it was the sweetest music these ears had heard for ages
When I was a boy in the early 70s a Scalextric circuit was the only toy I ever really wanted but never had - my father had bought an Airfix MR7 Motor Racing set for my elder bother in the 60's and, after replacing the transformer about 3 times, decided that (all) slot cars were unreliable and expensive
The good bit is that I found the original set + track extension packs etc in my Mother's loft last weekend and hopefully they can be sold to pay for some Scaley stuff etc


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Good on ya', Native!

Don't be afraid to pick up the track and just fiddle until you put something together that works. I have one section on my layout that has plagued me since I put it up - almost a year now. Just couldn't get a design I liked that would link up in the software. I finally just fiddled with the track itself until I got something I liked. When I put it in the software it was a cm or so off - but the pieces joined together with no problem.

Why not post your request for track designs at www.homeracingworld.com and www.slotcarillustrated and www.auslot.com. There's a fellow named Rand at SCI that almost always helps craft a design upon request and he's much more clever than I.

Paul
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