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#1 Ninja

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:45 PM

Following on from my 'introduction post'
Just started working on this so not a lot to show really.
It's just for me and my 8 year old son to mess about on so don't expect the detail of some of the tracks on here. (Probably more due to me being a complete novice and not having any patience to speak of) ;)
As long as it looks a bit more realistic than racing on a bedroom carpet, that's good enough.

Anyway, I'll start with the track plan.
It's a modified figure 8 with both lanes identical in length. 14M per lane.
Only 33mm off but thankyou scally for being a bit flexible ;)

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#2 Ninja

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:55 PM

Here's the track layout on a board.
We didn't want a long skinny track but also needed access to all points so the kids can get derailed cars.
That's when I came up with the idea of a Z shape.
All corners can be easily reached and it still doesn't take up the whole garage as I need to get the car and kids bikes in ect.
Anyway....

Getting the layout on the board.
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...And after i got the track temporarily supported so we can check how it runs and if we like it.
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Nothing is actually permanently fixed yet but we're happy with the layout.
Now comes my nightmare of making it look half decent. ;)

#3 Ember

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

Welcome. And congratulations on taking the plunge. Like the layout. Great idea on the z layout for access.

Happy motoring.

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#4 Rene

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:04 PM

heyo,

Thats looking good, i like the tunnel at the back though it might be a bit hard getting deslots out of there...

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:10 PM

View PostRene, on May 1 2009, 07:04 PM, said:

heyo,

Thats looking good, i like the tunnel at the back though it might be a bit hard getting deslots out of there...

Ren.

That tunnel is still there but has been shortened. It's also only straight underneath so deslots shouldn't be a problem.

BTW, here's a mock up of the tunnel and bridge entries.

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