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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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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!

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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.

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