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recently held an event dedicated to setting the world record for the longest LEGO monorail track. From everything we had seen, the previous record was somewhere around 200-300 linear feet of monorail track, depending on how you counted it, with a few close contenders, such as the OBB layout
, which I believe has happened a few times with similar amounts of track.
We took a tally in the club, and figured out we could easily beat the record if everyone contributed their track towards the common goal. The trickier part was actually finding a venue! So we ended up in a pretty small display place, the Wenham Museum
(not big enough to display ALL our track), but enough to set the record!
When all was said and done, we came up with a loop of track that was 28069.36 studs long (about 736' 8.74", or 224.55m). And if you total up all the track used (but not in the loop), it's about 29769.96 studs long! The tally:
Long: 162 (4 not used in loop)
Short: 180 (1 not used in loop)
Curve: 312 (1 not used in loop)
Stop: 57 (all used)
Ramps: 174 (2 not used in loop)
Half-Curves: 38 (31 not used in loop)
Points as Half-Curves: 5 (all used)
Points as Straights: 31 (all used)
Photos of the event:http://www.flickr.com/photos/56891989@N08/sets/72157629279039211/with/6859952783/http://www.flickr.com/photos/riplego/sets/72157629284588143/with/6862436943/
Videos of the loop:http://youtu.be/bnUNHYnrj2khttp://youtu.be/6k7iOzm0UWM