I have recently learned about diecast racing and track building. I am going to jump in and build a track. I am hoping to do this with my daughter as a summer project. Better than her sitting on her iPad all day. Although that will be handy for research and track building reference!
We are in NC, so the track will have a western North Carolina influence with the mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. I will be the builder and my daughter is going to handle the artistic side. If I were to do that, it would probably look like an infant's finger painting project. LOL
Big shout out to Mark at Gravity Throttle Racing. He has kindly answered all my questions. His channel was actually the first one I saw and I loved the rally style track using various materials instead of the pre-made tracks. That is the style of track that I am going for. 4 lanes of HW track to start but then moving in to 4 custom lanes and eventually down to one larger lane of custom made track.
The track I am hoping to build will probably come in around 30 feet when it's all done. I am not an expert in video and editing but hopefully I can get some videos going once the track is built. That might be another area for my daughter to help with. Kids seem to always be better with electronics/software than their parents. :-P
The only place I had to build was the big storage room in my attic. It is unfinished but we did do spray foam insulation so extreme temperatures are not an issue. Another plus to building my track up there is it inspired us to get rid of a bunch of stuff that we no longer need!
I attached a pic of my area. The track will run along the wall towards the camera. It will do a 180 and go back towards that corner in the pic. There is actually more space now from when I took the pic so those bins are out of the way. I will do another turn down near that corner and come back towards the camera to the finish of the track.