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Hi all,

it is finally time to begin my 3d permanent track after Handytrack 1 and Handytrack 2 i decided it needed a different name,
since the lanes 1 and 2 are exact equal to each other i chose a Portuguese style name for it hence the name Igual Track 3,
Igual is Portuguese for equal, this one will be a slow progress version

first of all the layout and room...........(some pictures have been shown in a other thread)



this track will probably be modified later, i just need to source 8 pieces of Straight to lengthen the middle piece so that the inners corners come to the corner on the outside giving longer straights, i also need two 6car Digital Power Adapters
4 R2 corners to take out the change overs and i need 2 border barriers extra , anybody that has any of this for a good price PM me.
the track now has 41,5 pieces of straight and 26 R2 corners.
the pictures show the style of layout,it Will be a combo Digital Analog track.
because it is also analog i wanted it to be equal on both lanes i will convert both power bases later on in such a way that i can keep them both in the track,
this will also mean i need to convert my lane changers etc, all that later on.
here is a picture of my other Slotcar room where my collection is and where i do my tinkering and building
work place..............

and my collection............(some cars missing due to missing parts
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more will follow in due time


cheers,
Jaak
 

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I can clearly see from the size of the collection of cars that you suffer from " slot car fever".
I am sorry to say that there is no cure and you are condemned for the rest of your life to buy every good looking car that comes on the market............

grego
 

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Hay Jaak... I'm a little disapointed mate... I'm sure you could come up with something with more character than just a mere back and forth design.
I even thought I was going to see some wood being used... C'mon buddy, think bigger!!! Think more flowing, think "I CAN!!!"


I do love your shelves full of cars though... I'm jealous there
 

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Jaak,

I'd agree with Knoath. If you are going to the trouble of laying down a permanent track it's worth thinking a bit about the driving experience - more variation will keep it interesting for longer. Turns which tighten up, or open up will add to the challenge. I'd get hold of some track planning software and experiment with a wider variety of different radius turns - for instance, one of those double-apex turns is crying out for a R4 sweeper!

David
 

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies

and letting me know what you think about the layout.
i think you might be right about changing some of the curves and stuff..
i will have a look into changing it, and giving it a bit more 'flow'
i was thinking about going routed, (i will have another look into the cost of making one)
the only problem is that i will move in about 2 years (again)
and i don't want to create something i will have to brake down and have to throw away(we will probably move to South America Uruguay or Brasil)

Grego,

you are right, i got bitten by the bug badly
no way back


Dick,

i am very sorry i disappointed you
i will have a look to see if i can make it up to you


David,

i like the idea of using R4's etc but where can you get those (4 a decent price)


thanks for your input,
cheers
Jaak
 

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Jaak, don't worry, my track is a back and forth design too, and no one notices. I only have two bends, in the esses, which aren't 180°! At least you have a few 90°s and a couple of loops.
Get some elevation in there and it will be cured.
 

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Hi Jaak
Got to say that design looks pretty good to me - better than most of the designs that appear on the forum!

One thing might be worth checking out is how far you have to reach over to recover cars that have fallen off on the middle bends. Maybe no problem but it's worth checking.

If you can get the sections perhaps a bit more variety in bend radius would be even better.
 

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Hi Graham,

i think i will make minor changes, but i am not sure about elevations.

i wanted to make a track that has 2 exact equal lanes that is high speed and no bridges or raising of the track,

which i think is impossible to make without at least one bridge,

i will have a look at the price for coper tape and MDF and a good router bit, compared with having to buy a few R1 and R3 - R4 corners.

Hi John,

i think i might change some of the corners for now it will stay as it is and i will race on it to see if i like it.

i am also very tempted by putting some different variety bends in it, but i need to purchase them first and they do not come cheap .
(hey still Dutch to he bone
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thanks again for your input.
cheers,
Jaak
 

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Hi Jaak
Yes the easiest way to get 2 exactly equal lane lengths is with one bridge,
It can also work with three or five bridges but not with two or four
That only works with equal lane spacing.

I see you've got a couple of crossovers, these also change the lengths of the two lanes.
Cross overs are not universally popular - but it's your track so it's your choice
In theory you could get equal lane lengths with 2 crossovers and no bridge.
Alternatively crossovers could be used to give unequal lane lengths with one bridge.
Have I confused you yet?
 

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Hi Jon,

i am with you man


i do not like these cross overs either but they where pure necessity to be able to make a track for now, in my first post it also stated quote:
this track will probably be modified later, i just need to source 8 pieces of Straight to lengthen the middle piece so that the inners corners come to the corner on the outside giving longer straights, i also need two 6 car Digital Power Adapters
4 R2 corners to take out the change overs and i need 2 border barriers extra , anybody that has any of this for a good price PM me.


the cross overs are also placed in such a way that both lanes still have the same length, i am also trying to minimize bridges, so i am not sure about the layout,
i have a bigger room now so i can do more variety this has been build with what i have and if my wallet inflates a bit again i will go on the hunt for the necessary track pieces...

the track will be elevated also and get full scenery
 

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Da da daaaaa.....Mister M to the rescue

Let me know what track you may need bud, I can probably sort you out.
I'm pretty sure I've got the straights and R2's (with borders, corners and lead in/out), and some R4's (4 I think), Not sure about R3's, I'd have to check. I think I've got outer borders for these also.
Track looks good mate, very similar to one I had a while back, and it flowed nicely. Must admit though, a corner that runs with R2's, then R3's into R4's, is a great addition to a layout, does take up a lot of room though.
For a bridge, I've found that using a 22.5deg bend at the beginning and end, makes for a much better flow. Actually, that is exactly how the layout was that I took down a while back. Ahhhh, I miss having a track

Love all the cars, it must be great to see them all on display like that when ever you want. Trouble is, how do you decide which one's to play....sorry....race with

P.M. me when you get the chance, and we'll sort out the track. I'm V V V busy at the 'mo. Got s##tloads on ebay, and it tends to take up all evening listing it all
So it may take a little while to reply, but I'll try my best to get back to you ASAP.
Cheers bud,
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Jaak, first you space is great and I think we are all jealous. I am also jealous that you can have all your cars showing and your partner is not giving you bad looks, I can't so I have the cars spread in the house like the French resistance.

From your layout one sees that you clearly like straights and speed. I do not know exactly what are your preferred cars and driving style so I will not make any recommendations (suppose you like thingies or 1/24 cars then maybe those straights are essential).

If it is not too personal tell why are you moving to Brasil or Uruguay?
 

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Ed,

Thanks, i hope it will be when finished


Hi Mike,

good to see you on Slotforum again


and once again with great news
i knew you might have some track Left but i did not dare to bug you about it


but since you offered i would love to take you up on that,

i need 8 pieces of straight and 4 R2's if you can miss 4 R4's i would also love to have them,

same goes for those 22c corners and border barriers,

but then i maybe should have a look on the track planner how that will come out.

so that is what i will do right now, to be sure about the how and what, if you might have an idea about how to make it i am open for

suggestions
i will have a look at my final layout and what i need extra,

i hope to see you a little bit more on SF without you it is not really the same.

will mail you later tonight/tomorrow depending on how long it takes for me to find a good layout.

rallyP

thanks for the compliment


i have another room the size of the one where the track is there might come my future rally track depending on how long i will be busy on this one and when we move.

the Move to Brasil or Uruguay is work related we prefer Brasil but are not sure about safety there,
also take in account the better climate, better food, cheaper housing>>--------> more space, yes even more

so that i can make a rally track and a (maybe routed) scenery track and a routed Thingie track+++

and yes it does have a lot of straights to be able to race my 1:32 thingie(s)

here is a picture of my race prep colection room, total vieuw.


thanks for the interest,
Jaak
 

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Hi Jaak:

It's good to see that you are starting to build another track. You have two very nice spaces for the hobby and it looks like you are putting them to good use. I'm looking forward to following your progress with the new track.

Brad
 

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hi
That track looks really good i look forward to seeing it completed!
James
 

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Hey Mike Brad Gary and James,

Thanks for the replies

I have finally started to do some real work on it preparing it to make it scenic...
Here are some pictures of the progress:

First i made a proper table to build it all on...:


That little dot is a new ray 1:32 motorbike to show the size of the table.



This is actually the same wood from my old track but then turned upside down so it has a scenic bottom

And i made a bit bigger then last one




Then i made a first layout with the track pieces i had..
More where on the way from my good mate Mike®





The green bits are also pieces of my old track which probably will not be used.
I will post some more progress pictures late.

Cheers,
Jaak
 

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Got some more pictures


Lane change Thingies have been removed,
and the track has been extended and it got more borders.

I also changed the radius curves on the bridge to R3 curves.

All i need now is some barriers to go wit my borders and make the Digital powerbase loose from the track with a switch,
and convert the lane changers with magnets etc, and also detach the Sport powerbase from the track with a switch,
and my Digital /Analog all in one track will be done
(excluding scenery)

The basic shape of the track will stay the same this is my final layout...intill the next but that one will be routed.

Here are some pictures...:









I hope you like it..

Cheers,
Jaak
 
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