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.
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.
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
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.
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