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Hi all

Ive decided i want to make a propper track on a table with secnery etc,

I was wondering if a few people would be kind enough to design me a track if i counted up all my track pieces? And the size of table i want to put it on,

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Si
 

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Hi Simon,

for me a big part of the enjoyment of racing slot cars is designing the circuit to race on myself. That way I get to experiment with different combinations etc until I am happy with it all.

There are a number of really good circuit designer software packages available should you wish to have a bash (some of which are free) and, as many others do, they can always be chucked on here for comment.

Be warned though - circuit design is addictive and many an hour can dissappear playing with them!

A quick trawl on here will find reference to the best ones.

Good Luck,

Best Regards,

Chris
 

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Simon,

As stated, there are some great bits of software but to be honest, just build it and go with the flow, what looks good on the track designer doesn't always work as well as you would think.

One thing I would say is to try and avoid using the 90 degree crossover, as much as these can be fun and help save space, they WILL destroy your cars.
 

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Perhaps keep the plastic track for the rug and route a track out of MDF. Its cheap to do and isn't actually that difficult. Then you can get really into the scenery and not worry about ruining your track that you may want to sell one day.

Scott
 

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ooo now that does look cool! the Lane Swerve Chicane! next time my brother comes round ill get it all taken up and have a go at putting a new track down, its a shame to get rid of the classic track but it will be worth it in the end
 

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Hi Simon,

Here is what I've come up with. I've left out the 90 degree straight crossover and I there was 1 long straight, 2 R2 curves and one half straight left over. The total track length is just under 28m each lane (give or take a few cm). It fits into the 350cm x 170cm table dimensions. I've introduced some flyovers to give you some undulation to the circuit. Its a bit tricky to show you the flyovers in one image, so I've split it into two:

This image shows the ground level track:



This image shows the raised sections of track:



I used Ultimate Racer 3.0 to design the track. I can send you the UR file if it helps you understand the track layout.

Cheers

Jim.
 

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QUOTE (simon_wright91 @ 18 Jun 2011, 15:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wait, the Lane Swerve Chicane. How do i get it to join? The middle piece i mean
Here you go...

You should find the Lane Swerve Curve under "Castello Slot Racing" Lane Swerve Curve.

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Oh WOW!

How big did you say your table was?

Any trouble with your "tunnel" double decker straight? Some people say the cars clip the uprights (i.e. JamieG)

Would appreciate more up close pics when you get a chance.

Looking good!

Cheers!
 

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Hi mate

The track is 350cm x 180cm,

Hope these pics are what your after,

Si







What does it mean if lane 2 isnt as fast as lane 1? But its giving a good voltage?
 
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