September 01, 2014

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FERRARI 458 ITALIA GT3 / CARRERA

A legendary sponsor, STP, on a legendary car brand, Ferrari. Carrera puts on sale from this week a new model in its Digital 124 range. The Ferrari 458 Italia of Piacenza AF Corse team with which Dan Brown and Glynn Geddie raced the F...

McLAREN M8D CAN AM / SLOT.IT

(P.R. Slot.it August 2014)
The M8D was a prototype race car, built in 1970 by McLaren Cars to compete in che Can-Am Challenge Cup.
In comparison with the former 'M8', the M8D was wider and with a lower wing, which was also braced to the chassis, as the high mounted, suspension attached...

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New release from Slot.it of McLaren M8D.

McLaren M8D - #2 Can-Am Laguna Seca 1971
Driver: Vic Elford
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The M8D was a prototype race car, built in 1970 by McLaren Cars to compete in che Can-Am Challenge Cup.

In comparison with the former 'M8', the M8D was wider and with a lower wing, which was also braced to the chassis, as the high mounted, suspension attached wings had been banned.

Chassis was an aluminium sheet monocoque with steel bulkheads and stressed engine. Bodywork was in glass-fibre.
The engine was a Chevrolet with Lucas fuel injection, prepared by George Bolthoff; it was a 7.6 litres V8 yielding 680 Hp of maximum power. The transmission was the 4 speeds Hewland LG500.
The wheels had a 15 inches diameter, a width of 11 inches at front and 16 inches at rear.
Tracks: front 1575 mm, rear 1486 mm. Wheelbase: 2387 mm. Width: 1930 mm. Length: 4166 mm.
The overall weight was 634 kg.

The Castrol Monterey Grand Prix of Laguna Seca was the ninth and penultimate race of the 1971 Can-Am season. Vic Elford raced for Roy Woods Racing Team driving a M8D for the first time since the previous year, having driven all previous races with American Racing Associates' M8E.

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Ninco World Cup's Blog

NINCO WOLD CUP CLASIFICATORIA NORTE 2014

20 SEPTIEMBRE  IGUALADA Lista provisional de equipos inscritos Horarios Clasificatoria Norte Anexo-1 Reglamento técnico El peso mínimo total de la carrocería es de 12 Gr. Se permite quitar la tapa donde va ubicada la corona trasera, que simula las suspensiones traseras. Para más información, pedir en racing@ninco.com

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Más Slot 147, Septiembre de 2014





Ya está disponible la versión en papel y digital de la revista Más Slot 147, correspondiente al mes de Septiembre de 2014.
                                         
En este número puedes encontrar reportajes de los siguientes modelos:

• Mercedes AMG Coupe DTM de Scalextric 
• SEAT León Cup Racer de Ninco
• Citroën BX 4TC de Maralic
• Porche 935J de Scaleauto
• Audi A5 DTM de Scalextric




En Técnica: Preparación  De Tomaso Pantera Gr.3 de MSC y BMW M1 de Scaleauto.

Además de las Secciones habituales: Novedades, Desde CERO, Debate de Opinión, A vueltas con el mando, Adjudicado, Vuestros Trabajos. En Más Slot Competición, visitamos el Club ZZ Slot de Zaragoza.









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RENAULT 5 GR.2 / MINIRÉPLICAS

The Mallorcan Miniréplicas company has just put on sale a new kit in 1:32 scale in a limited edition of 50 units of his Only Resin Car range. This is the Renault 5 of Group 2 with which Guy Fequelin and Jaques Delaval achieved the third place in ...

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O3 RACING CAPRI CUP

O3 RACING organise sa 6éme endurance de 6 heures le 12 Octobre 2014.

Le véhicule retenu pour cette année est la FORD CAPRI de marque SRC.

A bientôt sur la ligne de départ .

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SLOTLANDIA CANCELED

The 13th Annual Slotlandia scheduled from 26 to 28 September which was organized within the Model Expo in Novergo, Milan (Italy) will not be held.
According to Giacomo Grazioli, one of the organize...

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PORSCHE 911 GT1 EVO 98 de Slot.it (preparacion)


Wenas!  Pues esta es la preparación del Porsche. Como no hay mucho que explicar (se ciñe al reglamento) comparto las fotos. Se dice que una imagen vale más que mil palabras, pues con estas fotillos seguramente se apreciará lo que lleva.


Evidentemente hay que hacer el famoso... desgaste natural... no es necesario que explique en que consiste jaiejaijeiaje. El motor es el que da la organización, el scaleauto, con efecto un imán que ronda los 3 g.
 
Sobre lo que se ve...... y lo que lleva, hay varios cambios que a continuación compartiré. El eje trasero es, en definitiva, el que sufre el mayor número de cambios. El eje es hueco y las llantas las "standard" pero más ligeras y $.
La suspensión de muelles le van perfectos al Porsche y hace que culee poquito y  permitiendo un óptima basculación.

Después de rodar y rodar, la corona que más se adaptaba a mi estilo de conducción es la corona de 27 dientes y no la de 26 que probé en un principio, me gustan los coches con mucho freno, y la configuración inicial de 12 26 es muy larga. Perfecta para los pilotos que dejan pasar el coche por la curva, pero como yo no se, prefiero una relación más corta, con mayor frenada y aceleración.

La guía retorna con facilidad, sin quedarse enganchada y facilita la colocación del coche en la pista cunado se sale, muy importante si tenemos en cuenta que mi número de salidas es demasiado elevado.

Esto es todo, adèu i gasssssssss

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[RSS] 1/32 Cobra Slot Car

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Source for nickel-plated brass tube?

Hi folks,
 
I need to repair a Cox Dan Gurney chassis. Someone cut some of the main rails out to shorten it, but left the drop arm untouched.

Is it possible to buy nickel-plated tube anywhere? Otherwise I'm going to have brass parts on the chassis.
 
Thanks,
 
Steve C

[RSS] Vintage Revell '60s Corvette GT Slot Car 1/32 With Aluminum Chassis 1963

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Carrera Digital chassis door

I'm looking for one of those trap doors for a Carrera Audi A5 DTM chassis. Anybody who can help me will be greatly appreciated. I have plenty of bits and stuff to trade.
Thanks,
UW

LOLA 260 Repaint

This Tyco LOLA 260 started out as a nice shiny chromed piece of artwork. After a quick soaking and I mean quick in bleach, all the chrome was dissolved leaving this:





I WAS AMAZED HOW WELL THIS WORKED!!!

Here it is primed and getting ready for final paint:





Painted and ready to race:



Controller Recommendation

I am planning to run the 4 inch flexi late model. I am trying to figure out what controller to purchase. Any suggestions

NJ SCALE Racing August race results

here are the results of the August 2014 NJ SCALE Racing Scaleauto Sprint race:

1) Martin Dixon.......156 laps.......6.636356......purple lane.....:first:**fast lap winner**
2) Mike Burke.........154 laps.......6.699443......white lane.........:second:
3) Arron Moore.......153 laps.......6.702903......purple lane...........:third:
4) Mike Haskins......150 laps.......6.812130......white lane
5) Robert Holt........146 laps.......6.859391......purple lane
6) Mario Baskin......142 laps.......7.139924......orange lane
7) Glenn Orban......140 laps.......7.187324......green lane
8) Lou Esteves.......138 laps.......7.249341......white lane

I can't believe the lap times- 5 of 8 racers in the 6 second range, and a 6.636 fast lap time! Go Martin!! :thumb: But watch out- Mike Burke is hot on your tail! :cool:I attempted to break in a (used) back-up car, but after Robert pointed out to me that I had a badly bent rear wheel, I finished this race with another back-up car- my big Jaguar. With this class it is all about staying in the slot, staying consistent from lane to lane, and good traction in the rear with clean and well rounded rear tires.

August 31, 2014

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Fly racing axles and wheels

Fly racing axles and wheels

These wheels were removed from 2 different fly racing Porsche 911s. They were never used and appear near perfectly round. I will not ship internationally for free thank you for looking

List Date: 8/31/2014

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Shape ways Carrera A5 SSD chassis never used - SOLD

Shape ways Carrera A5 SSD chassis never used

I ordered the wrong chassis so my loss is your gain. This chassis retails for 23.00 plus shipping! I will not ship internationally for free.

List Date: 8/31/2014

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Carrera 1/32 Cobra Never Used rolling chassis and body

Carrera 1/32 Cobra Never Used rolling chassis and body

Just as the title says never run or raced minus motor and chip perfect for a proxy. I will not ship internationally for free

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1/32 Carrera Audi A5 rolling chassis NEVER USED

1/32 Carrera Audi A5 rolling chassis NEVER USED

This is a brand new never used chassis for the Carrera A5. How new? The car was received Saturday. I have something else in mind for a chassis on this car. 25.00 includes shipping

List Date: 8/31/2014

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pick up wear???

Hi SCI fam, I apologize about the quality of the pics, but I am experiencing some major pick-up wear on each and every one of the cars excluding the magnatraction, the right side, or passenger side pick-up is wearing out quickly...all srt, mega-g, tyco 440.. my current layout is all AFX sectional newer z connection, I do have a 180 degree banked curve, and always run clockwise.:noidea:
I can only assume that my pick-up wear is severe:confused: having noone else that I have access to other than on this site any help will be greatly appreciated, The track is definitely not the smoothest but I keep the rails relatively clean "nickle process" and WD 40 for rust prevention... the connections allow the cars to run consistantly around the tracks with no major issues..I have 4 lanes and all seem to wear the pick-ups the same.. the wear you see on the 2 examples is after about 100 laps.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated....:thumb:

keep it in the slot
tdady216:cool:

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DHORC at Rockingham Motor Speedway – British Touring Car Championship – 6/7 Sept 2014

DHORC has been invited back to Rockingham Motor Speedway near Corby, Northamptonshire to build a 10-Lane track at the British Touring Car Championship weekend. Based in the Welcome Centre that looks over the real oval it should be a very busy weekend with our track open from 9am until 11pm on the Saturday and then 9am to 5pm on the Sunday!



Cheers
Nick

Track testing pics....

http://s206.photobucket.com/user/cme...tml?sort=3&o=9

Some cool stuff that I thought I'd share.
Friend came over to runs some laps and he is also very talented electrically and brought his bag of tricks; Testing the volts, the drops on different portions of the layout, testing sections with a load, etc.
Very cool stuff that I have absolutely no understanding of!

Who as that guy that made the timer tracks? From Canada I think?

I'ts been a LONG time since I messed with this stuff. As in I had a couple PMs from 2007 that I hadn't read! About that time I bought a timer track from a nice guy that was making them. I want to say screen name was Mr. Bugs and he was from Canada but I'm honestly not sure.

So anyway I bought a two lane Ninco timer from him and never used it. It sat in the packaging he sent it in until this weekend. I just tried to hook it all up and no go. Does not trigger laps. Could someone clue me in on who that was and if they are still around so that I might be able to get some diagnostic info from him?

What I have done is take a printer cable and short out pins. Doing that the software does trigger laps, although it doesn't appear to be doing in on the pin# that I would have expected based on other google searches.

The track I have does power up per the LED light but when reading across the pins with a meter I"m getting nothing. But not knowing the pin out that he expected to use it could just be that I'm reading it wrong.

Appreciate any help. I had babies (well she did anyway) so not much time for slotting. But they are old enough now to be getting in to it so I want to at least get the basics back up and running.

Thanks!

EDIT - Looks like maybe the person I was looking for was Brent Carlson and it doesn't look like he's active anymore? Anyone have any diagnostic suggestions for that sensor track? Pinout? I'm assuming I should get continuity between pin xx and ground(pin 25) until the guide flag breaks the beam at which point it should open?

FS: SCX 87950 8 pcs. Standard Outer Curve Borders Curbs - Green 1:32

FS: SCX 87950 8 pcs. Standard Outer Curve Borders Curbs - Green 1:32

1:32 Scale - TecniToys - SCX 87950 8 pcs. Standard Outer Curve Borders/Curbs in Green.
Used but pretty much in excellent condition. 9 sets of 8 pcs. available.
Contact me please in case you have any questions.


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Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club 2014-15 racing schedule

ASSCC is releasing our fall/winter 2014-15 fundraising racing schedule. ASSCC is comunicating with many potential sponsors
to add special championship races to our fall/winter fundraising racing schedule.

 
Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club

 

ASSCC Fundraiser Saturday Challenge

 

Presenting a six-division Challenge on Saturdays to financially support our club's mission and
to continue providing our educational and safety programs for our special friends.
 
 ASSCC will open on Saturday mornings at 10 AM and we will be racing at 11:15 AM sharp or earlier, if everyone is ready. Tech will be from 10:45 AM until 11:10 AM then no more cars will be accepted. We will tech all classes and race straight through with a fifteen-minute break between races.


 Saturday fixed classes will be Old Time Modified, 358 Modified, 360 Sprint, Dirt Modified, and Midget.

 

Races will be 25-lap segments with each class carrying points for end of season point champions.
The top three in points will recieve wall plaques and box plaques. Positions 4 through 8 will recieve box plaques.

 

The five classes to be run (in this order) for Saturdays will be Old Time Modified, Dirt Modified, 360 Sprint, 358 Dirt Modified, and MidgetThe sixth class will rotate among Silver Crown, Street Stock, 410 Sprint, Wingless Sprint, LM, Super Sportsman, 1/24 Sprint, and Super Dirt Modified


The Street Stock class is a "crash & burn" class. We will run 15-lap segments and have two races with total laps the winner.
The other rotating six class races on Saturday are 20-lap segments.
 

The suggested donation for Saturday is $20 for all six classes or $6 per class entered.

 
ASSCC will provide free snacks and drinks. Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club rules apply. 
New 2015 rules are on our WEBSITE
We will present certificates to the top eight in all classes.
 
 Confirmed Saturday dates, with make-up dates:

 
October 18, 2014 - Wingless Sprint
November 1, 2014 - Silver Crown
November 15, 2014 - make-up date
December 6, 2014 - Street Stock
December 13, 2014 - make-up date
January 10, 2015 - LM
January 24, 2015 - make-up date
February 7, 2015 - Super Sportsman
February 14, 2015 - make-up date
March 7, 2014 - 410 Sprint
March 14, 2015 - make-up date
April 4, 2015 - 1/24 Sprint, Super Dirt Mod
April 11, 2015 - make-up date

 

ASSCC has a Combined Series Champion point fund for our Saturday and Sunday series, sponsored by Pa Rocket Chassis, which will use 

lap totals from our Dirt Modified, 360 Sprint, and Midget classes from both Saturday and Sunday to determine the overall champion.

Top three in points will receive wall plaque and box plaque. Positions 4 through 8 will receive a box plaque. 


This is to reward our racers who support both our Saturday and Sunday fundraising races.

 

 As of 9/1/14, the Pa Rocket Chassis Combined Series Champion point fund is:

1st place - $125 gift card

2nd place - $75 gift card

3rd place  - $50 gift card

4th place - $25 gift card

 

 

ASSCC Fundraiser Wacky Sunday Challenge

 
Presenting a five-division show on Sundays to financially support our club's mission and
to continue providing our educational and safety programs for our special friends.

 

 ASSCC will open on Sunday mornings at 11:45 AM and we will be racing at 1:05 PM sharp or earlier, if everyone is ready. Tech will be from 12:50 AM until 1:00 PM then no more cars will be accepted. We will tech all classes and race straight through with a fifteen-minute break between races.

 

 Sunday's fixed classes are 360 Sprint, 358 Modified, Modified, and Midget.

These will be racing 30-lap segments with each class carying points for end of season point champions.
The top three in points will recieve wall plaques and box plaques. Positions 4 through 8 will recieve box plaques.


The Street Stock class is a "crash & burn" class. We will run 15-lap segments and have two races with total laps the winner.
The other rotating six class races on Sunday are 20-lap segments.
 

 The classes to be run (in this order) for Sundays will be 360 Sprint Car, Dirt Modified, 358 Modified, and Midget. The fifth class will rotate among Wingless Sprint, Old Time Modified, Silver Crown, 410 Sprint, LM, Street Stock, Super Sportsman, 1/24 Sprint, and Super Dirt modified

 

The suggested donation for Sunday's is $15 for all five classes or $5 per class entered.

 

Awareness Speedway Slot Car Club rules apply. New 2015 rules are on our WEBSITE
We will present certificates to the top 8 in all classes.

 
Confirmed Sunday dates, with make-up dates:

October 26, 2014 - Silver Crown
November 23, 2014 - Wingless Sprint
November 30, 2014 - make-up date
December 14, 2014 - Old Time Modified
December 28, 2014 - make-up date
January 18, 2015 - Street Stock
January 25, 2015 - make-up date
February 15, 2015 - LM
February 22, 2015 - make-up date
March 15, 2015 - Super Sportsman
March 22, 2015 - make-up date
April 19, 2014 - 1/24 Sprint, Super Dirt Modified
April 26, 2015 - make-up date

 

ASSCC has a Combined Series Champion point fund for our Saturday and Sunday series, sponsored by Pa Rocket Chassis, which will use 

lap totals from our Dirt Modified, 360 Sprint, and Midgets classes from both Saturday and Sunday to determine the overall champion.

Top three in points will receive wall plaque and box plaque. Positions 4 through 8 will receive a box plaque. 


This is to reward our racers who support both our Saturday and Sunday fund raising races.

 

 As of 9/1/14, the Pa Rocket Chassis Combined Series Champion point fund is:

1st place - $125 gift card

2nd place - $75 gift card

3rd place  - $50 gift card

4th place - $25 gift card

Slot Car illustrated Forum

T-Jet Magnetic Downforce: FRAY vs Ultra G

I was having a discussion(with RichD) in another thread, in the Pancake section, about the Magnetic downforce of Stock Aurora T-Jet Chassis vs. that of Cars with Neo Traction magnets. And I was saying a stock T-Jet chassis has little downforce from the magnets to the track. And Rich countered that I was WRONG, and stated that the Lowered FRAY and SS Chassis, when using Strong Ceramic magnets -does INDEED have Magnetic down force !
Soooo, I proposed a little experiment, and although my pix here don't prove anything- since my FRAY/SS Chassis is just sitting there...I was trying to point out, that my AW Ultra-G Chassis, even with Taller Drag tires, will stick to plastic sectional track held upside Down. BUT, I couldn't get my FRAY Chassis, with Matched/Very Strong DASH Magnets, to stick to the track upside down, even with no body, and No TopPlate/Armature/Gear assembly ! For Reference, the Track I used for this experiment is a single lane of Marchon Track, which has the same highly magnetic rails as does the Original Aurora Lock & Joiner Track, which I don't really have any pieces of- except for a Few Cobblestone tracks. Anyway, the Fray Chassis is as low as I go, and I am using .348" rear Sili-sponges in this shot ,and very strong magnets, and I COULD feel some magnetic downforce when held on the track up-right, but not enough to hold the bare chassis (w/mags) when held upside down.



I'm looking for a set of decals.

I am starting to paint up a few of the Mega G Peugeot's & Audi's in fantasy paint schemes but while I am not recreating actual liveries I still want the finished results to look plausible. In other words, while the major sponsors /teams will be created by me i still want the smaller sponsors decals & series required identifications (car #'s etc) to look right.

Does someone sell a generic set of HO Scale contemporary sports car decals? You know, like the kind of decals you'd see on a car racing at Le Mans this past year or two. I am going to attempt to create my own major sponsor decals for the cars but I figure why go through all of the work for creating the piddly stuff if I don't have to.

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Smith Scale Speedway race results - 8/24, Charlestown, NH

Incredible racing in the Segment 2 Finale! 3 Indy Roadsters finished on the same lap for positions 2-4. Positions 6-9 were separated by a total of only 3 laps. In the Modifieds, positions 2-4 were separated bya total of only 3 laps. The Trucks saw 4 trucks finish on the same lap. Congratulations to all.

Segment 3 begins on 9-7 with the Sanel Auto Parts Early Modifieds, Liquid Wrench Bug Challenge, Gunk Late Models and ChromeBattery Bombers
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Odd's Oracle

Everyone will be 'Vetted...

This is the thing that has been holding me up lately and why I had to have the pleasing relief of the boats in the post below or go mad.
It's a 1956 Corvette SS Sebring. Apparently it did one race and only the one was made.
It's a very strange thing with scalloped sides, an asymmetric bulge and that rocket ship headrest.  Then there's those teeth! Ye Gods, those teeth...15 individually keyed pieces of styrene, notched onto a horizontal bar, all backed by a plate that keeps it all together for the poor resin caster who takes this on.
It's the usual 1/32nd scale for a slot racing body.
This was largely made last year, but the vents and all those endless lines of slots on the bonnet, entire back panel and cills had to be done by photo-etching.  In recent days of yore I would have drawn them with a pen, laid out in the final style of the fret, drawn maybe 4 times bigger. Then the etchers would have photographed it down to wonderfully crisp images.
But no!...now you have to send a computer file.  Well, I don't do push button modelmaking, so it was down to the client to get it done from a few dimensioned sketches from me.  That process began last September!  I got the p/e finally drawn correctly on some American student's PC last month!
So much for the potential of computers.
Having got the p/e I had to create 10 thou recesses for the separate parts and blend them in to the final surface.

The client is delighted, but that hasn't stopped him getting 3D printed blobs done and some schmuck to clean that dross up,  putting the real detail in by hand.
Needless to say, I will NOT be doing any of that nonsense.

With the Skoda rally car finished and the boats done, too,  I am now up to date with that stuff, but woefully behind with the model aircraft masters.  So tomorrow, the decks will be cleared and out comes the 1/76th scale master of the Pilatus PC12 Bizjet, 1/32nd scale Dragon Rapide and 1/32nd scale Junkers Ju 388 Transkit.  The former, fine...the latter, I am NOT looking forward to.  I try at all times to avoid toy War, but a man's gotta eat, dammit.

SlotForum Scratchbuilding

Gulf Mirage GR8

Gulf Mirage GR8 built for CSRA Retro racing utilising my prototype brass and piano wire chassis. The body is an Avantslot but the chassis is my design, it uses a Falcon motor and Slot.it gears and guide. It's going to have it's first run on Tuesday night.

Tony

Slot Car illustrated Forum

Guide post to rear axle length?

I was curious what the different guide post to rear axel lenghts were between the different Scaleauto 1/24 models . I have the Porsche 997 and it is 117.5 mm center guide post to center of the rear axle.

Slot Car illustrated Forum

When is a Zero Grip not a zero grip?

Question - If a zero grip tire is trued by sanding does it still maintain it's zero grip properties?

Printed Literature?

Can anyone tell me if and where printed literature is available regarding spare parts for the likes of NSR and Slot.It?

I know there are catalogs online, but my computer is up a long flight of stairs from my workbench and it would be great to have printed copies on hand at the bench.

Steve

HOCOC 2014-2015 Schedule

HOCOC 2014-2015 Schedule

September 28 (Sunday) “Fall BrawlLanghorne HO Speedway, 23 Field Pond Rd. Milford, MA, Ed 717-649-5251 Pits Open 9:00AM
Main NSC Sportsman, Drivers choice Modifieds or Trucks, Consolation Event Jalopy's Bonus Event Luddite Invitational IROC Wingmaster Sprints

October 4 (Saturday) “The Last Blast From The Past”Thompson HO Raceway, 370 Brandy Hill Road Thompson Ct. Durf 860-790-6239 Pits Open 9:00AM
Main ASRL Trans-Am, Support Event G-Jet Indy/F- 1, Support Event IROC DASH Bombers

November 22 (Saturday) “Turkey Derby”LenJet Raceway, 280 Eliot St. Ashland MA, 280 Eliot St. Ashland MA. Peter 508-380-3339, Pits Open 9:00AM
Main Event NSC Sportsman, Main Event ASRL Trans-Am, Support Event Super Late Models

December 28 (Sunday) “Big Dog Shootout”Juniper Raceway, 70 Oliver St., Southbridge, MA, Gerry 508-666-6667, Pits Open 9:00AM
Main Event NSC Sportsman, Drivers choice Modifieds or Jalopy's, Consolation Event Fairgrounds, Open Bonus Event Open Competition

January 17 (Saturday) “The Clash”Rolling Thunder Raceway, 85 Hope St. Cumberland R.I. Ron 401-640-4812, Pits Open 9:00AM
Main Event NSC Sportsman, Main Event ASRL Trans-Am, Support Event Trucks

February 21 (Saturday) “All Star Race”LenJet Raceway, 280 Eliot St. Ashland MA. Peter 508-380-3339, Pits Open 9:00AM
Main Event ASRL Trans-Am

March 15 (Sunday) “Sizzler”East Haven Raceway, 2 Brockett Pl. East Haven, CT, Richard 203-469-6959 Pits Open 9:00AM
Main Event NSC Sportsman, Drivers choice Jalopy's or Super Late Models, Consolation Event Modifieds

April 1 (Wednesday) “Wacky Wednesday”Langehorne HO Speedway, 23 Field Pond Rd. Milford, MA, Ed 717-649-5251, Pits Open 5:00PM
Main Event Open Competition, Support Event IROC Wingmaster Sprints
Open Competition IROC Wingmaster Sprints

April 12 (Sunday) “National Sportsman Championship”LenJet Raceway, 280 Eliot St. Ashland MA. Peter 508-380-3339, Pits Open 8:00AM
Main Event NSC Sportsman, Support Event Fairgrounds, Support Event Open Competition

Schedule is subject to change.
In case of inclement weather or if it is forecast please check the HOCOC yahoo board for updates.
Underlined classes are classes that will be judged and awarded Modeler Of The Year points.
Main, Support and Bonus Events: open to all drivers.
Drivers Choice Events: Drivers choose one of the 2 classes. If there is not enough drivers to fill the field of one of the Drivers Choice Events beginning with the lowest finisher from the other Drivers Choice Event will be permitted to run in the other Choice Event. This will be done until the field is completed.

Arduino and race coordinator.

Ok I've had nothing but pain with lap counters recently, and have given up on building a system with a dmd display and have gone back to laptop and arduino for the usb.

My issue is, if a push the car over the sensor, it registers, drive it fast over and it doesn't.

Is there anything in the sketch that I can adjust to make it pick up at speed?

I'm using reed switches rather than ir, if that makes any difference.

Really at a point of giving up on lap counting.

Noob here question

So I am noob sorry if this is a stupid question. Purchased my son a couple of year back a AMF track for X-mas he loved it fell in love with slots. So I see a lots changed since I was a kid in slots and I am looking to get him a Carrera digital track. Well want start him off with a just a basic kit and I am going to build a good size track in my hobby room for him. My question is been looking at the 132 and 124 kits. If I buy the 124 kit I can run 132 cars I get that. But do I have to buy another power plug to run the 132 cars? Or can I use what comes with 124 power supply. Sorry guys I am a noob at this digital slot world I am a rc helicopter guy and my slot knowledge is analog.

Mavtv 500

Was just watching a little of the MAVTV 500 Indy car race, live on NBCSN. As the camera tracks the cars around, the parts of the stands you can see are empty.

Meanwhile, though, what exotic looking cars. Would make cool slot cars, though I expect they'd be very fragile.

Slot Car illustrated Forum

Looking for...

I'm looking to purchase some Carrera digital 1/32 cars, new or used, but in running order.
Thanks :canada:

August 30, 2014

Slot Car illustrated Forum

NISSAN GR-R sweet on the street

New Track - Up and Running

Finished my first wood track, made a couple mistakes. Hopefully, the next one will be better. Thanks to the guys at Mini Grid. :CanuckBanana::CanuckBanana::CanuckBanana:

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WTB Carrera Digital Cars

I'm looking to purchase some Carrera digital 1/32 cars, new or used, but in running order.
Thanks:canada:

Racing with Boost

G'day guys,

We all enjoy racing no doubt, but I enjoy adding strategy such as pit stops for fuel we've added solenoids for a dedicated pit lane with sensors fitted. This has made our racing so much more interesting and competitive as it isn't always easy in the heat of the moment to get your pit stop spot on eg. Over shooting your pit bay, missing the pit entry or not having enough fuel to finish the race.

So as a follow on to these great improvements I'm currently designing a system which will enable me to apply Boost or an increased amount of voltage to my lane for a pre determined amount of time. I am thinking in the range of 1 1/2 to 2 laps so about 12 to 18 seconds will be in the ball park. This will obviously be available on all three lanes but will only be able to be used once per heat heat race / final to keep strategy a key part of the race.

Any feed back about this idea would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards
Tjk

Mans Hatch - Vintage Revell track in the UK, help please!

I'm now in a position to start putting together my new track at my new house as my workshop has been sorted out, well 90% done. It looked like this when we moved in, in March.



For a while it was a dumping ground for surplus boxes but the intention was always to turn it into a super dooper workshop with a track.

It's now been painted, carpet laid and frame and board built.









Some of you may have or may not have seen some of my posts in the 'Vintage and Scratchbuilding' forum but if not then I am a big Revell fan. So I thought I should have a Revell circuit. Trouble is there isn't a lot of Revell track in the UK, especially outer curves and half straights/curves. Also my board is fairly narrow in terms of 4 lane tracks so it will never be that complex. I could of course go 2 lane but I already have a 2 lane track at my parents so ideally would go 4. It's mainly for racing with my friends and the scenery will be quite basic compared to my other track. If anyone has outer curves they'd be willing to sell and then send to the UK I'd be interested to hear from you.

I started laying some track down and can't believe how hard it is to put together, anybody else have that problem? Anybody have any ideas, vasoline in the joints maybe?

Anyway this is where I am so far, any comments or ideas welcome as I'm in need of some inspiration!





Thanks,

Pete

Results 8/27 Classics Sidewinder Raceway

Classics
2, 7 lap heats

Modified
Class A
1. Vince Puleo 36pts
2. Ryland Strange 19pts
3. Billy Strange 18pts
4. Jan Strange 15pts
...
Class B
1. Bill Strange 33pts
2. David Helmer 21pts
3. John Vina 19pts
4. Larry Stevens 15pts

Class C
1. Mike Davis 35pts
2. Joe Hiner 19pts 56 laps
3. John Roberts 19pts 53 laps
4. Craig Holsted 15pts

Limited
1. Paul Hendricks 34pts
2. Michael Wright 32pts
3. Rich Vecchio 16pts
4. Rob Marshall 14pts 56 laps
5. Ron Tilford 14pts 55 laps

BRM Gear Question

Are the BRM angle winder pinion gears 6.5mm? If so, then my 6.5mm Slot.it or NSR 6.5mm pinion gears should work correct?

FastBodies - Audi R8 LMP

I like to detail my race cars like they are when they finish a race. Little dirty and oily. I still might put antenna and mirrors on it, but this will be one of my "running around the track" bodies.


Fast lane

Fast Lane can be good source car here in US when cannot fine parts for your Artin brushes to motor ITS like a tune up kit I have a number times When I needed to put new motor in a Artin that FAST LANE Has came to rescue they can handle up 14 voltes the some fine people clame that they are made Artin if so then don’t you think they might be a helpful source in your quest for fun you get two in pak they are on sale I HAVE THIS WOPRK BEST FOR MY NEEDS Im hoping they don't run out they are on sale $4.99 if they don't work you just don't like them you can take back for refund https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=U...&v=d1pl0h8rftI

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