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  • cbroper73
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    New to the hobby!!!

    Hello all. My name is Charlie I have just entered the world of slot cars and im loving it. Currently have a 1/43 carrera mario kart set that Im looking to replace already. I want to go Digital for sure but theres not a lot of info out there on this stuff. So Ive tried using the carrera track planner to make a 1/32 scale setup in a L-shape but I can't figure out the track. So can anyone outhere help me with a trackplan. My size would be roughly 12x4 and 8x4 a L shaped configuration to fit in the corner of my garage. Also what brand is better for digital. I like the Carrera features pit lane the position tower, driver hud, but looking at prices looks to get expensive in a hurry! Any advice is greatly appreciated. Happy racin' thanks!

  • cbroper73
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    I like that!! I did want to use boarders from what Ive read pretty much everyone says to use them. This is a great layout thank you so much for sharing!!! I am going to start buying the track here and there until I can get my table built.

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  • thatguy01
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    This is a 12x8 area with a Carrera digital track w/ borders. AFAIK, you can make this with any Carrera digital set that has 1/60 curve pieces plus:
    • Pit lane set
    • 6 R2/30 curves (pkg of 6)
    • 12 R4/15 curves (pkg of 12)
    • 2 1/3 straight (pkg of 2)
    • 2 1/2 straight (pkg of 2)
    As shown, this requires 6 standard straights. 2 standard straights can be substituted for the pit in/out.

    The added big curves may require about 15 additional feet of guardrail.

    This layout assumes that you're starting with a set that includes at least:
    • 6 R1/60 curves
    • 6 standard straights
    • Powerbase straight
    • Straight double lane changer



    12x8 w borders.gif
    Last edited by thatguy01; 08-11-2019, 01:22 PM.

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  • thatguy01
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    This is a 12x8 area with a Carrera digital track w/o borders. AFAIK, you can make this with any Carrera digital set that has 1/60 curve pieces plus:
    • Pit lane set
    • 5 R2/30 curves (pkg of 6)
    • 12 R4/15 curves (pkg of 12)
    • 1 1/3 straight (pkg of 2)
    As shown, this requires 9 standard straights. 2 standard straights can be substituted for the pit in/out.

    The added big curves may require about 15 additional feet of guardrail.

    This layout assumes that you're starting with a set that includes at least:
    • 6 R1/60 curves
    • 9 standard straights
    • Powerbase straight
    • Straight double lane changer

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    Last edited by thatguy01; 08-11-2019, 01:21 PM.

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  • cbroper73
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    thats the one I couldn't get the codes to work on i bet.

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  • dinglebery
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    Tracker 2000 V3

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  • cbroper73
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    What track planner is it that your using??

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  • dinglebery
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    No worries! That's Carrera track.

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  • cbroper73
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    Yes thats exactly what it would look like I could probably squeeze dimension A to 12 feet as well. What brand track is that using? Thank you so much for the help no joke! I can't figure these track planners out lmao

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  • dinglebery
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    Is this what your layout is like?
    L-8x4.jpg

    Here's a layout I quickly made - the Blue lined curves are banked curves.
    L-8x4 Layout A.jpg
    Last edited by dinglebery; 08-08-2019, 05:19 PM.

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  • cbroper73
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    Thats cool. I have looked at both of those I like carrera but as you said the track being larger i bet I can't fit as much as i could with scalextric. Is Slot.it going to be digital?

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  • Scaleracing
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    Welcome to SCI,
    If you check out the Digital and Track Plans sections you may come up with some ideas. The 2 brands on the market right now are Scalextric and Carrera. Both systems are well developed but not compatible with each other. With a small area many go with Scalextric as the 3 " lane spacing allows more track in a given area. If you ever intend to run 1:24 scale cars as well as 1:32 then Carrera is a better option.

    If you wait a while Slot.it is coming out with their own Track System under the Policar label. This is a good compromise as 3.5"lane will allow both 1:32 and 1:24 scale cars to run but in a smaller area than Carrera.

    Welcome to my Site I hope you enjoy it and the Hobby in general.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Scaleracing; 08-08-2019, 04:47 PM.

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