Track size

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How long is the longest straight-away on your track?

5 feet (1.5 meters)
6
3%
6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 meters)
14
6%
9 = 12 feet (2.7 - 3.7 meters)
17
8%
13 - 18 feet (4.0 - 5.5 meters)
35
16%
19 - 25 feet (5.8 - 7.6 meters)
8
4%
longer than 25 feet (7.6 meters up)
6
3%
Home track
64
29%
Club track
8
4%
Commercial track
0
No votes
Plastic track
38
17%
Wood track
28
13%
 
Total votes : 224

Track size

Postby Czar » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:42 am

Reading the post about re-motoring NSR's and Slot.it's I started thinking about track size and what size tracks people generally race on. Track size and configuration is the key to finding good gear ratios and proper motors, if you are so inclined. So, I have put together a poll to see if there is some way to define (for general purposes) what a "home track" is, compared to a club track or a commercial track. If you have a home track and also race elsewhere, please only vote based on the track where you do most of your racing. I have set the poll to allow three votes per person. But, only vote once for length, once for venue and once for type of track. Any comments about your track and/or table would also be helpful. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Track size

Postby MikeyAutobahn » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:17 am

Currently rug racing at home on painted Carrera track. I own three Slot.it Classics that perform wonderfully, and have more than enough power.

No straights longer than 5".

They also will be racing on commercial tracks, notably RacingCenter Hamburg and others in my area.
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Re: Track size

Postby dw5555 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:26 am

94' painted Carrera.. :music-rockout:

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Re: Track size

Postby RazorJon » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:40 am

175' 4 lane carrera
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Re: Track size

Postby Czar » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:37 am

Need to add my own stats. I have a painted Carrera digital track. The longest straight (of two) is 8 ft. Overall track length is right around 50 feet.
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Re: Track size

Postby borninthe50s » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:45 am

I just finished a digital 65' digital/routed home track with the scalextric powerbase and lane changers embedded into the mdf. 50s
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Re: Track size

Postby gsmea » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:58 am

I have a permanent scaley classic track. Copper taped the slots no power taps, lane length is 47 feet with two longest straights at 7,5 feet each. The cars are a mix of scaley, ninco, spirit, fly, pro slot, slot it and nsr.

The nsr and slot it are two fast for the track. The best performers for the lay out is ninco 1, slow but with almost no deslots.
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Re: Track size

Postby Xr4ti » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:52 pm

62"of Scalextric 'Classic', Sport & SCX 2 lane 13' longest straight, Paper Clip.

The most interesting Poll I've seen in a while. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Track size

Postby ming charlie » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:29 pm

My track is 67' with the longest straight being 18'. 2 lane Carrera. Run mostly Scaley, Slot-it and Carrera cars.
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Re: Track size

Postby oldtymer » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:12 pm

2 lane Carrera Digital Road Course..1/14ft and 1/8ft straightaway ...81ft of track
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Re: Track size

Postby Doubleshots » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:51 pm

2 lane Strombecker/Revell/Riggen road course, variable voltage, 2 power taps

Copper taped and latex painted. Outside lane = 42.41 ft, inside lane = 40.58 ft

10 foot is the long, back straight.
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Re: Track size

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:53 pm

14' track with 8' straights. Wood with copper tape.
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Re: Track size

Postby chappyman66 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:41 pm

40 ft routed wood, copper tape, 3 lane road course. Oh, and longest straight is about 14 ft.
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Re: Track size

Postby Tycosaur » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:35 pm

My road course has about 8' for longest straight. My current routed build which started out as a tri oval, but turned out as a D oval. The table top is around 23' X 6' with the edge of the D at 7', lane 4 is 51' 9" and each lane dropping in length by about 2'. The longest straight is 14' 8", but I had two 2' sections of MDF from each end that I will route and tape to add another two more feet to the track, putting the straight section at 16' 8". Whew...that's was a thought full.
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Re: Track size

Postby buspor63 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:40 pm

My track is routed for Carrera D1XX, about 55' plus feet. My longest straight, at about 12', is not straight though. It has a hump and breaks to the left. The well tuned cars handle it with ease, the clown cars, well, they're clown cars... I have another straight, it's about 7' and has a parallel working pit lane.
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