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I have been watching several new tracks rise up from the sawdust. I'm down for the count with chemo, and have no energy. But happen to know a fantastic and experienced track builder that is willing to do most of the work for a fair price. I should have done this years ago, but thought my basement was too small. Another fellow racer just finished a 5' foot by 10' foot 2-lane routed track and it's a blast!

It will also end up on a 5' foot by 10' foot base, and have only 2-lanes. More than enough for 5 or 6-people to race several classes in an evening.

This is the basic layout. It's a custom "one of a kind" track well suited for my basement. Wish me luck.

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Ken
I wish you lick in all respects, get well soon and the track looks great.
Looks like that will be challenging and a lot of fun to drive.  Thumbup
Likewise, I send my best wishes that you feel better soon.
Best of luck Ken, get well soon and enjoy your track. Thumbup
I'm not as broad minded as Bazzer so can't wish you lick  Bigsmile  - but hope all goes well on both the health and track fronts.  Thumbup
Compact and beautiful layout with challenging elevations.
I wish you a speedy recovery, Ken. Thumbup
That looks a fun layout, I'm not a fan of right angle corners, OK on a plastic track but on a routed one that 90 corner would be better as a compound curve coming right after the hairpin. As it's an uphill/downhill section it would make it more pleasant to drive round.
A perfect way to get through the treatment!
Hang in Ken - hope all is going ok with you......
I humbly thank everyone for the encouragement. It means a lot these days. I am doing well so far thank you. I'm just getting through the treatments as expected.

I really look forward to the pre-routed track parts arriving this Monday. Assembly and paint after that.

I studied the track flow before agreeing to it. It looks like it would flow better if the lower loop over-pass crossed the other way. You would climb into both tight corners. The track might be easier to make.

Then I remembered the reverse rotation switch is a standard option. Switching directions would reverses the advantages and disadvantages of track flow. I agreed to it after that thought. I would not want to make a double drop just before both the tight corner loops when I switch track directions. The track will have one tight downhill challenge going either way now. I intend to help newbies learn to back off the throttle once in a while. I hope to get new people addicted to our hobby.

The designer went all out and is a pro at elevations. If he wants to challange himself? I'm all in. I know he's very capable.

I need to pick a name for the track. The easy stuff to do.  Wrench
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