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My first post here, so I hope you like First I must say this is a great forum and I've gotten lots of great info as I start into slot cars. I just got a Tomy AFX 4-Lane Super and just know I'm going to buy another soon for more track! Hope this isn't as addicting as R/C Heli's.
I found a very cool online slot car game called Rally Trophy at addicting games.com. It allows you to build your own track and race against a friend or the computer. Here's a screenshot:
This one I've called the Double Cross 42, I think you can see why. I'd love to see what other cool creations other members can come up with. Give it a name and throw in the track length. We'll say each section is 12" with an over/under or intersection counting as 24" If you want to get really crazy and measure lane length, we'll call them 12" radius' with the inside 7.657" and the outside 8.835. Let's see who can make the best track!
My son showed me this site a couple of weeks ago. He spent a few hours playing on the site. This is the same son that raced in our REAL slot car club for 6 years until this year. Now it's almost impossible to detach him from the computer/video games. The great thing about playing with slot cars on the computer is that it doesn't force him to learn about track geometry, electricity, centrifical force or any of the other "useless" stuff associated with our tactile hobby. Maybe similar experiences are why no one has responded to your "find". Now I think I'll go down in the basement and see if I can make my G3 more competitive with the Storms by changing some parts.
Wow, your 1st post and you couldn't think of anything nice to say? Re-read my post and you'll see I presented it not as a replacement for running "real" slot cars, but rather I wanted to see some interesting track plans. Just something to have fun with. Everyone needs a break from playing with themselves in the basement
Okay--Sorry. Way cool. I really wasn't trying to attack you--just offer an explanation--with sarcasm. It really does get to me that kids and/or adults would rather play the computer version of something instead of the real thing. Think solitaire!
But, if you want to use a computer program to work up potential layouts; there are a slew of such programs available that do a great job with all the possible track pieces.
And just to set the record straight--I do R&D by myself, but like to play with others. Man that still doesn't sound right.