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I have 2 layouts now that will fit into my attic and I thought I'd ask you lot which you prefer. Simple, huh?



All cross-overs and elevation changes have been considered and are practical, I just don't know which to chose.



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Nice tracks BB!


Go for the top one. If you don't you'll be forever kicking yourself for not building that long straight!

Rob


PS How far from Gloucester to you?
 

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I'd go for the first one simply because of hte long straight. I'd personally try to upen the RH end up a little to have a deadly quick bit, a middly bit & that crunchy hairpin but that's only my preferences. (Given up on bridges - prefer to make it undulate & pop in a hairpin or two to slow the shorter lane more - takes some messing about to get it to work though)
 

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How about the second one but take out the chicane and make the back straight long as on track 1 - I think that would be better still!
 

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QUOTE (cl_jagman @ 27 Oct 2004, 02:52)How about the second one but take out the chicane and make the back straight long as on track 1 - I think that would be better still!
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I think the same way too!

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I think track 2, but with the straight of track 1. I would loose the chicane on the straight of track 2. I'm not really a big fan of bridges either - boring huh?
 

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As has been said above...

Number 2, but lose the chicane on the main straight


Remember one basic principle K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stoopid!
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Don't feel obliged to stuff as much track into the space as possible.

Best regards,

-Rob

ps Trust me, crossovers straight after the start = bad idea!
 

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The second one would be better than the first for me if as above you got rid of the bus-stop on the straight, and in addition kept the multi-radius curve (curve 8-10 I think, the dog foot one just before you get back to the start) some how. It looks fun.
 

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totally agree about crossovers and chicanes near the start being a bad idea - means some people are going to have to slow down to let others go first EVERY race! Not much chance for cars to develope a natural lead...
 

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I'd def take track two. It looks more challenging and therefore will probably provide more longevity. I would also be tempted to keep the chicane on the back straight but move it right to the end going into the hairpin.
 

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QUOTE (The Muffin Man @ 27 Oct 2004, 13:25)I'd def take track two. It looks more challenging and therefore will probably provide more longevity. I would also be tempted to keep the chicane on the back straight but move it right to the end going into the hairpin.
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take track two but let the long straight in the back run into a hairpin/anders
 
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