SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Wed 5. Feb 2020, 13:23

Thanks, Jan :)

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Wed 5. Feb 2020, 20:52

Great news Jan,
Thank you very much

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Sat 15. Feb 2020, 20:09

And proof that it's good in the now-available 6.2.5:
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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Sun 16. Feb 2020, 20:03

Oh!!! this is a wonderfull new.

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Sun 16. Feb 2020, 23:13

With R3 curves, the equivalent pattern is:
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Personally, I prefer "transition curves", where you lead in gently and get tighter, before leading out gently again. (e.g. R3 then R2 then back to R3). I still need to work out the pattern for that though!

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Mon 17. Feb 2020, 20:37

David,
I have found another isuue but I don't have permission to publish a new issue.
I have tried but I can't.

I have tried to design the attached Scalextric Set with RailModeller Express but there are a gap and I can't close the Set.
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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Thu 20. Feb 2020, 22:51

Are you sure it's RailModeller that is wrong, though?

You have one diagonal half-straight, which is hard to balance out exactly. Also, a gap that small is usually closeable in practice due to the track's flexibility.

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Fri 21. Feb 2020, 09:04

Hi David,
I am not sure who is wrong.

You are wright about closing the gap.

NOTE 1:I took that Set from:
https://www.slotcar-union.com/es/fun-tr ... 4-set.html

NOTE 2:
I don't know what is a diagonal half-straight.

Thank you for your help

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Mon 24. Feb 2020, 11:08

This is a half-straight (C8207) and is on a diagonal. It's hard to make things match up exactly when you have an odd number of diagonal pieces, in general.
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My conclusion is that the RailModeller version of this is probably right.

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