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    HERE IS MINE ! http://www.delvalleyspeedway.50megs.com/index.html
    CHECK OUT MY BUDDY LENS TRACK. WWW.SABATONA.COM ITS ONE OF THE SWEETEST SLOTCAR TRACKS YOU COULD EVER RACE ON ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST !
    Last edited by Scaleracing; 10-29-2013, 08:25 AM.

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    "The Shack" Siskiyou County's only known HO Racing complex!

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    • #3
      The Shack

      "The Shack" Siskiyou County's only known HO Racing complex! 2 Lane Road Course with a 4 Lane Quad Oval

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        track

        Thats a pretty wild looking 2 lane is that two seperate tracks on the table? I wish i lived in a town named WEED ! lol

        WELL THAT ANSWERS THE ? LOL

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          Sorry with the double post. The road track is basically a modified figure 8, I made it so both lanes are identical. Basically mirror images of each other, takes out the argument of who has the better lane.

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            A few words about equal lanes. Having variations between the lanes is not only the norm for a slot car track, it's also highly desirable. It creates up to "n" different driving challenges and maximizes the racing experience of a single track, where n is the number of lanes on your track. In all forms of slot car racing, lane rotation is used to ensure that all drivers face the same series of challenges that the track has to offer. What's there to argue about when everyone must run the same gauntlet to complete the race? Even with a two lane track, having variation between lanes is highly desirable.

            Truth be told, outside of a drag strip, there is no such thing as "equal lanes" especially when you go beyond a 2 lane track. Even on a pure figure 8, there is a big difference in driving experience between the middle lanes and the gutters. Not using lane rotation on a figure 8 with more than 2 lanes would never be a fair race. You could even argue that with a 2 lane figure 8 there are differences between the lanes due to track condition, driver perception, and marshaling hazards. Drivers approach the same type of turn differently depending on their view of the track. I've often caught myself being overly cautious on turns that are further away from view, especially on large tracks. I also drive more carefully around areas of a track that are marshaled by - um - less reactive, marshals. All part of racing.

            So called "equal lanes" is an accountant's view of slot car racing. If you are a racer and want maximum enjoyment and excitement, leave the accounting behind and follow the lessons learned by the generations of slot car racers who came before us. This is a case where the answer cannot be found with a calculator. Instead you'll need a far more accurate device, a slot car controller. So mix it up and try to make the most of what the track has to offer. Throw caution to the wind and don't worry about equal lanes.
            Last edited by AfxToo; 03-01-2007, 05:34 AM.

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            • #7
              Here is my track, it is a 51ft 4X16 foot MaxTrax. Equal length lanes are overrated, they don't always give you equal lap times. We always run with lane rotations and equalize things that way.



              I can also convert the track to an oval and race under the lights.

              Last edited by RichD; 12-26-2012, 06:57 AM.

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              • #8
                I run cars for the pure enjoyment of it. I gave myself the option of running an oval or road track. Maybe the Road Track has lanes that are not exactly equal, they are exact in length and turn radius. I run cars with a buddy and kids, all of which are under the age of 8. The road track creates races when one car gets a lead when it is on one end of the course and the other seems to catch up to it and gain a lead on the other side. When both drivers have somewhat equal skills and the cars are close to equal in speed and handling, all races seem to end with both cars reaching the finish line within hundreths of a second. It is competitive and fun, which makes for a good experience. As for marshalling, that is not a concern for many of us playing with home tracks and I have noticed many comments regarding peoples tracks that refer to marshalling. Give me a track call, a grabber and a beer in my free hand, that is what marshalling consists of in my garage. Remember, have fun with these TOYS!

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                • #9
                  I currently have two in the works.

                  My 1/32 setup using Scalextric Sport.


                  And my HO setup it's a 4 laner using Tyco track this one getting all the attention right now.



















                  4 driver stations in 4 areas of the track with any of the four lanes able to be used from any station.


                  Also a work area with a live terminal track.
                  Last edited by tycosaur; 04-11-2008, 06:45 AM.

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                  • #10
                    TYCOSAUR... that is one really nice set up you have there. Well crafted!

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                    • #11
                      equal lanes

                      hey stoosh, i like what you said about the equal lanes it makes sense to me! i also have equal lanes on my 4 lane track . the reason being is exactly what you said it helps keep the racing more balanced during the heats. if you have racers of equall skill levels the racing will be more exciting.
                      i always have more fun racing side by side with someone for a whole heat, rather than lapping them every 2 laps because there in gutter lane instead of the middle of the track.

                      ( TYCOSAUR THATS A SWEET LOOKING TRACK !!! )


                      give me a beer two !!!!
                      Last edited by jaybo; 03-01-2007, 03:25 PM.

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                      • #12
                        great looking track tycosaur.Please post pictures when it's done

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                        • #13
                          Here's mine. Its 13ft X 32"

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                            Track

                            It Looks Like A Fast Track Good Job!

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                            • #15
                              So does the beer help equalize the driving ability between the adults and the 8 year olds?

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