Hello Slot Forum
I figured the best way to introduce myself is to show you the progress on my tracks over the past year or so.
A bit of background, I am an ex HO Slot guy who went from that to N Scale Model Railroding to HO Scale model railroading.
I then dropped it all for some years due to life getting in the way and somehow stumbled onto a YouTube Video of 1:32 Digital Slot Car Racing and the rest as they say is history.
I'm now totally once again addicted this time to Digital Racing and so are my friends thanks to me & my new found old addiction, lol.
I will say this, I wish I had found this forum before I found out on my own what I didn't like about some of my previous tracks, it would have saved some $ and time.
However I have learned allot on my own so I have no regrets thus far.
My particular problem is space or lack thereof, I only have so much room that I can dedicate in my basement to the track without getting myself in deep trouble with my better half.
I am sure we all have that shared dilemma, we want more space but reality steps in and sqaushes our dream tracks.
I also have the added issue of my basement being under renovation as you will see in my photos so I need to keep my track mobile while the Reno continues so we can keep racing during renovations.
I was very lucky in the fact that I found a relatively large used set that came with 14 cars most of which were chipped for less than I can buy a new set that only has 2 cars and half the track. I also got a ton of extras with it as well so I am very happy with my initial purchase that got me into this 1:32 hobby.
Here is the basic track that I got and my first layout I set up on an extended 4x8 sheet of plywood in a custom built platfom (fancy word for it's on wheels) ,with an L extension.
You can see some of the cars I got with the original set, it was a 4 Car Power Base that came with multiple Lane Changers both straight & curved as well as a Lane Counter as well as two complete Pace Car sets.
I soon grew very board (a week or less) of this layout and changed it to this new design
The above was a much better layout however it still didn't do it for me which is when I found this forum and a layout that was very similar to what I was attempting to build
I couldn't believe how close the above track was to mine.
This is the start of my final design with special thanks to the above mentioned track as a helper
I started to envision a Pit Lane under my main straight away
I ordered & finally received the Pit Lane expansion Game and absolutely love it although I just found out today there is a better way to use it, more on that when I learn more.
A front view of my pits prior to expansion
A shot of the front of my table and driver stations, much work to be done yet, slowly but surely
I then expanded my Pit Lanes so that my Teams could have two garages per Team
Close up although I am not finished with these garages
Here is an overall shot of my current track
We have had two race nights and so far the track works well as is but I want to run a few more before I start on my scenery.
In my case I won't have as much scenery as I would like due to my limited space, I opted for more racing space than scenery space.
I still have some guardrails to add and some minor tweaks yet to make.
I look forward to your feedback as stated I am a rooky at this so any help can only make my track better so advice will be appreciated.
Here is a video of my track in operation, hope you enjoy