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Hello all,

Long time no write on this site - though I am still reading it everyday - but devil
makes idle work and all that has been keeping me away from my Slotcars.

Anyway I just bought a new house and due to sizing up a bit I have a games room !
Its size is 3850 x 2645 or 12'8 x 8'8 in old money.

Planning to use half of that for a track (full width , half length so 6 x 8'8)- does anyone know of any good existing layouts that would fit in that sort of size.

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Hey Chris,

I won't be helpful and pass on some layout designs as you asked for - don't have anything that size handy - but I would make two suggestions:

1. Get some layout design software and play with it - it is play, lots of fun to see what you can put together. The reason is, I think it is worth it to go slowly and try a number of designs to see what you like.

2. Length seems to be much more important than width in squeezing as much of a layout as possible into a given space. You can build a longer lap length layout more easily in 12' x 5' than in 10' x 6', even though both have the same area. At least, that was my experience.

Of course, you can build a longer and more interesting layout if you don't mind the tad bit of work involved in making bridges and elevation changes. Here's my layout design page. I combed the boards for tips before I built and put the best ones I found on that page.

Have fun,
Paul
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Thanks for the advice and nice track - just got Tracker2000 - will get playing :)

QUOTE (pault86 @ 22 Jan 2005, 05:34)Hey Chris,

I won't be helpful and pass on some layout designs as you asked for - don't have anything that size handy - but I would make two suggestions:

1. Get some layout design software and play with it - it is play, lots of fun to see what you can put together. The reason is, I think it is worth it to go slowly and try a number of designs to see what you like.

2. Length seems to be much more important than width in squeezing as much of a layout as possible into a given space. You can build a longer lap length layout more easily in 12' x 5' than in 10' x 6', even though both have the same area. At least, that was my experience.

Of course, you can build a longer and more interesting layout if you don't mind the tad bit of work involved in making bridges and elevation changes. Here's my layout design page. I combed the boards for tips before I built and put the best ones I found on that page.

Have fun,
Paul
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Hi Chris,
I'm with Paul...forget about whatever other irrelevant unimportant use to which you were going to put the remaining space....use the full length for the track


Cheers, Tom.
 
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