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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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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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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


Thanks again
~Native~
 
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