I finally have the room to put a permanent track down in the basement. I am new to HO, so I don't have much experience in track design. I like the insane speed of modern HO, but I'd like a challenging track layout. I was looking at the Commercial 68 layout on hoslotcarracing.com. How is this layout? Is there anything you would change if it were yours? Would this be a good layout for your only home track? Are there any other layouts for the same size table I could also consider? I would design my own, but Id be flying blind.
You can do almost an infinite number of layouts. Where are you located? You should try to hook up with some locals, drive their tracks & see what you like or don't like about them. I am sure
there will be many willing to help.
In the end the important thing is always to have fun
Very good points although I think differently on the last Dot Point re lap times (and lane lengths for that matter).
In a slot race, everyone should get a go on each lane, so I figure it doesn't matter if each lane is a different length/time. In fact, I prefer it!
Each lane is different to drive no matter what you do.
The centre lanes on any 4 lane circuit are always the quicker ones, regardless of layout.
Another good point is to build the track YOU want, not what you think others may want you to build
Fly blind and experiment... you may surprise yourself and come up with something no one else has thought of.
Varying radius turns are always fun.
Equal timed lanes make casual and crash and burn racing much more fun.