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#1 WigWag Workshop

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

Good Day Folks!

 
Below is a 4x8 that I been thinking of setting up.  What are your opinions on this track setup?  It's only for my Grandson and I.  If you have any other suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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Thank You in Advance,
 
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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

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I like the flow, Steven...

 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 02:05 AM

HO? That hairpin in the upper left corner is going to be hell.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 05:38 AM

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I like the flow, Steven...

 

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I'll second that.  And if you don't like how it drives, you can always change it since it'ssectional track.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:17 AM

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Steven...  Here's an alternative to the 6" Hairpin...   Along with the combo 18"R - 15"R turns

on the other end, I spoke of yesterday...

 

Should plug right in to the layout...   Might be fun...   Or worse than the Hairpin  :laugh2:  :unknw: 

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:44 PM

The harder a track is to drive, the more cars come off, the less fun it is for anybody but the best of the best. A complicated hard to drive track is a good way to stop all interest pretty quick.
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Posted 06 October 2016 - 02:48 AM

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I think the 6"R turns get too much of a *bum rap* from the *old days*......

Sure, they were hard to conquer (esp. with Aurora steering wheel style

controllers) and 20+ volts...   And I didn't care for them at all...

 

But with today's high-downforce cars and a 0-30 volt, 10 amp power

supply, voltage can be *dialed-in*, to help a novice (young or even

relics like myself) learn a layout with the tight curves...

 

Tomy/Racemasters AFX uses a Tri-Power Pack, now (approximately

8, 12 & 22 volts...   A nice, infinitely adjustable power supply is the

best way to go, though...

 

Here's a video of a 2-lane Tomy layout, using a 6"R hairpin, followed by

a 3" hairpin...   Cars sound like the Super G+ chassis (might be wrong),

with a Ford GT40 MkII body and a '90s Nissan 300ZX one...

 

Video is from 2009...   3 minutes...

 

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:51 AM

Use 12in rad banked sections at the 180 deg turn 1/3 down of the layout. It will increase the entry speed into the outside main straights.
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 10:15 AM

It looks good to me.
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Posted 09 October 2016 - 10:05 PM

I think 3" hairpins are WAY too tight.  But if YOU have fun racing on them,  just do it!! 


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 05:53 PM

I think 3" hairpins are WAY too tight.  But if YOU have fun racing on them,  just do it!!

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Agree, Tim...

I'll probably never use the 3" hairpin on any of my layouts... Just
not for me... Have a friend who has at least three of these in his course
and has gotten quite proficient at negotiating them with some decent speed
and consistency... Using magnet cars...

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:21 AM

Steven...

 

Did you make a decision on the layout design?...

 

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