pre-made track sections such as Scalextric classic or the newer sport system
there is some limitation to the layout you can make. To over come the
difficulty in creating a layout Scalextric have developed a system of add-on
packs to extend your layout in sections. These packs include runoff sections
and bridge supports.
If like most
people you have limited space it may be best to design a layout to fit the
space available. Simply use the track you have to space out as much of the
layout as you can and then go out and buy the pieces you need to finish it
If you purchase
the RMS (Race Management System) by Scalextric you will be able to design
your layouts on the computer using the software that comes with it. This
software also has pre-designed layouts and all layouts have an option which
will display a printable sheet with all the track sections required to build
that particular layout.
It' s important that the track is designed so that no one
lane is more faster or technical that the other. The classic
even layout of track is the figure of eight, where both lanes have a bend on
both the inside and outside of the track.
On less symmetrical tracks the positioning of cross over
sections is vital to making both lanes equally as fast.
Where two lanes are required, you can't use one cross over
section they must be used in even numbers, however when creating a single
track layout you can use odd numbers so that one lap consists of one lap
around of both lane one and two.
4. A good layout
consist of both technical sections such as chicanes or hairpin turns and
simpler fast straight sections, and large radius sweeping curves.
Alternatively you can download for free the Scalextric Track
Scalextric Track Designer is the ultimate track building tool! This
excellent 3D software includes the full Scalextric track inventory
and comes complete with a built-in room designer. It offers
Scalextric fans the chance to plan workable tracks, including
multi-lane layouts, before getting down to actually building them!
Budding track designers can create the ultimate racing challenge by
incorporating elevations and gradients, pit lanes, barriers and
other exciting extras. Fully backward compatible with all classic
track pieces, the designer is suited to both analogue and digital
Once created the designs can be saved, printed or even sent directly
to our online shop were the extras you need are added automatically
to your shopping basket, making it even easier to purchase the parts
you need to build your epic track. Scalextric Track Designer
installs in English, French, Spanish or German.
You can download the software FREE here: