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Old 03-26-2005, 12:14 PM
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I don't have any. I use AutoCAD. But like boomer said, I use blocks of 4'-0, 8'-0" and 12'-0" "2x4" blocks. (ramps and such too) unfortunately, even the "lite"version of autocad costs a couple bucks. (too much imo) The cool thing is.... after I layout my track, I can draw a "POLYLINE" though it...do a list, and it'll tell me the approximate driveline distance around the track. That comes in handy. It's neat how just a cuople turns difference can change the overall length of the track 20-30' within the same 60x36 space. As far as making "curves" se do have some 3 1/2" x 1/4" fiberglass strips that are approx 16' long (in 2 pieces of 8'-0") We bolt the 2 together and put them in a "square" corner to make it round when we need to. ALL our boards are drilled exactly the same way so we can connect them together in just about any configuration. Kinda neat. I'll take some pics of the pieces and parts if anybody is interested.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:25 AM
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I'm interested, please post some pics.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:25 PM
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I know that this program aint the most conducive to larger scale tracks (for like 1/10 and stuff) but I hope this is an improvement on my last couple
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
I know that this program aint the most conducive to larger scale tracks (for like 1/10 and stuff) but I hope this is an improvement on my last couple
wow that is perfect! i want that in my backyard
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80' X 48'
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by mistercrash
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Well done once again mistercrash! It seems to me we look at these things in different perspectives. I tend to start with the grid and build out, you start with the size and build in. Am I right or am I reading too much into this
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by mistercrash
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NICE - I see some cool modules that could be re-usable too! Nice driving line!
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thats pretty darn sweet with the reusable parts, and thats a very realistic size too, not huge
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
Well done once again mistercrash! It seems to me we look at these things in different perspectives. I tend to start with the grid and build out, you start with the size and build in. Am I right or am I reading too much into this
Thanks. Like you I start with a grid. The grid and the width of the lanes both tell me the size of the track.
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Originally posted by mistercrash
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I was experimenting with trackmaker to see if I could replicate that track and this is what I came up with
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by mistercrash
Thanks. Like you I start with a grid. The grid and the width of the lanes both tell me the size of the track.
One thing I also notice is that you seem to tend more toward fast tracks. I really prefer technical tracks that can test a driver's mettle. My intention isn't to make them logistically impossible to make (although they seem to turn out that way a large part of the time )
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Oh, trust me, that's a plenty technical track.

It's just a real track.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by Boomer
Oh, trust me, that's a plenty technical track.

It's just a real track.

I think I know what you're answer is going to be but I take it that this isnt:


http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...postid=1479527
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Old 03-29-2005, 05:01 PM
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Edit: please delete
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Or is this more real for you
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