September 20, 2014

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VINTAGE AFX MAGNA TRACTION VW THING Yellow no box, otherwise mint

VINTAGE AFX MAGNA TRACTION VW THING Yellow no box, otherwise mint

VINTAGE AFX MAGNA TRACTION VW THING Yellow no box, otherwise mint

Please ask questions about condition if you need to. And I can supply more pictures as well. All cars come from my collection that I am beginning to sell.

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS first class

List Date: 9/20/2014

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AFX #1778 Baja VW Bug Orange w/Black Tanks Magna-Traction Chassis Nice Condition

AFX #1778 Baja VW Bug Orange w/Black Tanks Magna-Traction Chassis Nice Condition

AFX #1778 Baja VW Bug Orange w/Black Tanks Magna-Traction Chassis Great Condition!

AFX #1778 Baja VW Bug Orange w/Black Tanks Magna-Traction Chassis!

The car is also missing one tire and one of the headlights is broken off, otherwise the car is in great shape. Please ask questions about condition if you need to. And I can supply more pictures as well. All cars come from my collection that I am beginning to sell.

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS first class

List Date: 9/20/2014

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HO Scale Aurora AFX Tomy Ford Bronco Baja #3 Slot Car Yellow Black Magnatraction BEATER

HO Scale Aurora AFX Tomy Ford Bronco Baja #3 Slot Car Yellow Black Magnatraction BEATER

HO Scale Aurora AFX Tomy Ford Bronco Baja #3 Slot Car Yellow Black Magnatraction

The top roof spoiler is loose. It has been glued on before and came loose. The car also has no tires, otherwise the car is in good shape. Please ask questions about condition if you need to. And I can supply more pictures as well. All cars come from my collection that I am beginning to sell.

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS first class

List Date: 9/20/2014

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Aurora afx model motoring orange #1987 jeep cj-7 lighted -very nice condition!!

AURORA AFX MODEL MOTORING ORANGE #1987 JEEP CJ-7 LIGHTED -VERY NICE CONDITION!!

AURORA AFX MODEL MOTORING #1987 JEEP CJ-7 LIGHTED - VERY NICE CONDITION!!

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS first class

List Date: 9/20/2014

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Aurora afx model motoring blue #1918 jeep cj-7 lighted - very nice condition!!

AURORA AFX MODEL MOTORING BLUE #1918 JEEP CJ-7 LIGHTED - VERY NICE CONDITION!!

AURORA AFX MODEL MOTORING #1918 JEEP CJ-7 LIGHTED - VERY NICE CONDITION!!

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS first class

List Date: 9/20/2014

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Afx magna traction red and black ford baja bronco no.1909 (1976) nice shape

AFX MAGNA TRACTION RED AND BLACK FORD BAJA BRONCO NO.1909 (1976) NICE SHAPE

AFX MAGNA TRACTION FORD BAJA BRONCO NO.1909 (1976) 3ED WITH BLACK #3

I HAVE 1000'S MORE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN MY GALLERY: http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/album.php?albumid=3129

I will ship USPS First Class Mail

List Date: 9/20/2014

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I am the partspig!

Hello everyone! I have been in the business for over 50 years! I dabble in modeling, resin casting and custom brass war type chassis! Have a good day!

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Chaparral 2J

Hey, anyone vacuum form a Chaparral 2J sucker car in 1/24th scale? (no pun intended)
I know that at least one WAS available back in the day because Rick T. posted a pic of something Eddy had had in his slot box that resembled that weird contraption a ways back. 

Thanks in advance.

My bet is on the Australians btw.

 

Meet 'yall Half Way

Late announcement here.  The few and brave from Foster's is having a get together at PCH TOMORROW Saturday on the newly setup KIng Cobra track.  We expect to be racing Retro CanAm, flexi sport coupes and our very own Retro coupes!  Those are the Turbo Flex chassis with Hawk 7's

Racing should start around 2pm.

 

So bring your CanAm's if you need a punch bowl fix !

 

=M=

 

 

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Modern Vintage, or like that ...

Many here will already be aware that SCI has pretty much become 'proxy race central' amongst the slot car community. A remarkable number of different series use this forum to host their races.

Those of you who appreciate vintage Grand Prix racing should check out the cars that have been entered into the new VRAA season; they're all just about perfect (except for a couple that are obviously missing suspension details :rolleyes: ).


Take a look, here. :thumb:

NCSRA Series Races

The Northern California boys have some upcoming events:

Date/Track Classes


9/27 Mt. Tam Raceway NCSRA Series
Trans Am & FLY Classics (digital) Round #6

10/3 Mt. Tam Raceway NCSRA Series
Trans Am & FLY Classics
(digital) Round #7
Note: Friday evening event


10/4-5 Sears Point California Sports Racing Group
Vintage Races/ Charity Event (1:1 Scale)
Including Trans Am and 70’s Formula 1


10-11 Black Point Raceway NCSRA Series
Modern GT3 & 70’s Prototypes
Round #1


And, of course, the re-born Red Hill track will soon be on-line!! Also mark your calendars for November 29th --the 4th Annual Turkey Trophy --This year being held for Group C cars!

See details in the SCI Club section!

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VRAA 2014-15 Tech Inspection

I have crawled over and under all the cars, measuring tolerances and checking for required modelling details per the VRAA Rules and regulations. There are several minor transgressions, most of which can be fixed before the first race. I don't want to hand out penalties if I can easily put the car right. The Rules are there to ensure a level playing field during the running of the event. I want to encourage entrants to be more careful in the future, not to send them away in anger over a minor issue that can be easily rectified.

Two cars (#3 and #19) are partially lacking some of the minimum suspension detail required. For this one-time 5 point penalties will be assessed. The Rules state: "As a minimum, all entries must include the following modeled detail: ... A reasonable attempt to model the suspension detail of the actual car -- at minimum, upper and lower “A-arms” and radius rods, if present -- is required."

As for running gear related transgressions, three of the problems are the result of falling afoul of the new-for-this-year guide rules. In all cases the guide blades were too long. That is, over 20mm. I can easily snip off a millimetre or so from the trailing edge of the guides in question... if the owners give me permission. So GT6, Chas and Phil please send me a PM.

Two local cars are slightly too wide of track and one exceeds the maximum tire width due to having neglected to sand the flash from the inside tire sidewall. These will be adjusted by the owners (Peter McG and Ferrari1950). One car, Marek's last minute BRM 2nd entry, exceeds the Wheelbase tolerance. It will be modified before the race.

I have attached the Excel spreadsheet for your review. It will be updated as corrections are made.

Old23

Attached Files
File Type: xls VRAA 2014 Tech Inspection 1.xls (26.5 KB)

Decal on Windshields

I am putting a graphic "band", for lack of a better word, across the top of a windshield with decal paper I printed on.
To complicate things, I needed a white base so I lay down white decal paper first and then put my graphic, printed on clear decal paper, on top f the white piece.
I am finding that decal paper doesn't stick to the acrylic, or whatever the clear plastic is.
Any suggestions?
Would I be better to put down a white stip of paint and the graphic banner on top of that?

:confused:

September 19, 2014

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Fly Porsche 908

Fly Porsche 908

New in the box never raced Porsche 908. $50.00 plus shipping to be determined. Will ship only in the US. PM me for any questions.

List Date: 9/19/2014

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Farrout Club races at King Mini Boola - Sept. 27, LA, CA

Farrout Club races at King Mini Boola, Sept. 27th

 

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For any of you able to make it to the So Cal area, I'm hosting two races on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at King Mini Boola. It's one of the home  tracks in rotation in the Farrout Slotcar Club, located 5 miles northeast of downtown L.A.

The track opens for practice at 11AM, with racing beginning at Noon. We'll be having two races, with the following specific rules for each class:

1. Ninco '50s/'60s Roadsters: No magnet. NC-1 or NC-8 ONLY. Everything else stock. Weight may be added. Tires may be trued/sanded.

2. Racer Sideways Group 5: No magnet. Otherwise stock. Braid may be changed since the stock stiff braid can lift the front due to those torquey motors. Tires may be trued/sanded. Cars may be lowered using the stock alternative axel/motor mounts.

Well-prepared, lane-designated Loaner Cars are available. Controllers at the track must be used.

For more info on my track, see here:  http://www.shorer.com/ed/King_Mini_Boola_Raceway.html

For more info on the Farrout Slotcar Club, see here:  http://www.farroutslotcars.com

If you have any questions, specific address, etc., PM me here, or write me directly at: eshorer@gmail.com

Eddie

F1 front tire width

The rules require a .375 width for the front of the F1. Looking at pictures throughout the blog it appears that some people run front tires wider than required. Opinions?

Thank you

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Next race

4 different classes.... and we should be done by around 10:30 or 11 pm.


:spy:

Revell Uniroyal Super Cup Fun Beetles never run Volkswagens

Revell Uniroyal Super Cup Fun Beetles never run volkswagon

I have two Revell Uniroyal Super Cup Fun Beetles never run. I bought them for my daughter and sold all my slot stuff before we ran them and I just found them when moving. Neither has a guide in the car and the spoiler on one is gone and the other broken. Other than that the cars look great and haven't been run. Just need the guides. US ship only, thanks for looking

List Date: 9/19/2014

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BMW 2002 Olympia Rally 1972 T. Fall

Porsche 917K 1000km Monza 1970 P. Rodriguez L. Kinnunen

Le Mans 1970 Pits Complex from Tokyo to Derby

A couple of years ago when we were running a track at the Derby Mini Maker Faire in the Derby Silk Mill I got into conversation with a gentleman who produced unbelievable lifelike versions of buildings and houses. I asked him whether he could produce a set of Le Mans pits based on the 1970’s era for our Le Mans track. He said he could and we got a long way with the design until the 2013 AGM decided that the costs were just too high for something that would be used just once a year. Therefore the project was canned and we paid the gentleman for his costs to date.

Two years earlier Brad Bowman, who built our Le Mans track for us, had sent me a web site showing Tokyo based Ryotaro Endo’s superb 1970 Le Mans pits complex shown below.











Having agreed we could not afford to produce our own I decided to try and contact Ryotaro. A month after our AGM I received my first e-mail from him and over the following months we discussed the possible sale of his pits. I was so pleased he spoke some English as my Japanese is hopeless. I was delighted when he agreed to the sale for a price DHORC could afford.

The next issue was transporting the pits from Tokyo to Derby. Luck was on our side a colleague based in Tokyo is taking early retirement this year and so was returning to the UK with all of his Japanese possessions being transported in a large container. He agreed to transport the pits so long as they arrived with him before the end of September. He also visited Ryotaro to take a look at the pits taking the following pictures







I received a text a couple of days ago to say they have just arrived at his home in Tokyo from Ryotaro! They will be with us in Derby in December!

More info once they arrive…..

Cheers
Nick

Looking for used CARRERA track

:USA:These are pieces needed, for the layout
I'm working on.
If you have any or all contact me please.
Charlie Hurd
Headtrustee@yahoo.com

19 - 20509 straight
4 - 20611 1/3 straight
3 - 20612 1/4 straight
11 - 20577 1/30 curves
1 - 20515 driver connection track

Tasteful Modifications

I stumbled across this German guy's website where he modified some Carrera cars really nicely:http://slotcar-tuning-direkt.de.tl/Umbau-Carrera.htm


He was nice to share what he did, even though it's in a different language, and tells how much he spent and how many hours went into it. One of the nicest ones is how he added lights to the old Roadrunner police car. Been thinking of tackling that one myself, but the idea of reselling it one day stops me:)

Anybody else have any favorites, or if you'e modified your cars post some pictures and let me drool over your creativity:banana::banana:

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Campionato Italiano Slot.it - Gubbio

L' 11 e 12 Ottobre si terra a Gubbio in provincia di Perugia, la seconda tappa del Campionato Italiano Slot.it.



continua....

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Fresh from the Paint booth - NHRA - Nascar

I don't do many Drag cars, but when I do, I like them
#33 Reb Wickersham Flying rebel Racing team
#88 Dale Earnhardt jr this is a paint scheme e ran at Talladega
#61 Hoss Ellington 1967
#12 Brad Kesolwski before Penske changed to Ford
#7 Mike Wallace Geico
On the bench: #1 Neil Bonnett Dodge -- #64 Elmo Langley 63 Ford -- Peter linder Jag D type - #47 AJ Foyt 66 Charger -- #43 Petty pontiac

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For Sale: Wright Way mini power supply

I have a very slightly used Wright Way mini power supply I don't need. I acquired it in a buy-out a year ago and forgot I had it. it was only ever used on the gentleman's home bench, and it looks brand new, no scratches anywhere. It works perfect. Great for tire truers, comm lathes, or breaking motors in. 

 

$165 shipped.

 

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For Sale: Two Can-Ams and two F1s

Pre-Australia Sale, I leave next week and wouldn't mind having some extra cash. These cars were all my personal cars, and all race winners in OH.
 
Car #1, CHR .055" four-rail X25, this is a lightweight copy of a GVP car I ha., Car was new in the spring and only raced once to a win. Comes as pictured, $100 shipped.

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Car #2, CHR Samson Rail F1, this is a combo of Samson style bronze/steel rails with the Z-rail style torsion pans. This is a great all-around race car. Always a stable performer on any track. Comes as pictured, $100 shipped.

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Car #3, CHR eight-rail F1, this car won the ORS race at T/R Motorplex last year in its debut as well as a lot of podiums in BRS. Dave Simerka races a copy of this car with lots of success also. SOLD!

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Car #4, Originally built by Bud Bartos as a two-piece chassis, I later turned it into a three-piece chassis. This car won a BRS race at HMS, as well as many other podiums. These three-piece eight-rail chassis are absolutely awesome all the time. Comes as pictured, $100 shipped.

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Open to reasonable offers.

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KB Trophée Karim BERSET



Bonjour à tous, amis sloteurs
C'est avec une grande émotion que nous avons donné ce soir, le départ du TKB "Trophée Karim BERSET" en groupe C de Slot-it.  Trophée en mémoire de notre ami Karim, tué dans un accident de la route près de Lausanne, le 15 Avril de cette année 2014. Karim roulait en scooter lorsqu'il a été percuté par un fourgon qui arrivait en face.  Un fourgon qui ne laissa malheureusement aucune chance à notre ami.  Impuissants, nous manifestons ce soir notre amour pour lui en respectant une minute de silence. Intense moment d'émotion ...Tous les pilotes sont debout et le calme absolu s'est  installé aux abords de la piste.  Ce grand silence nous transporte dans une profonde pensée pour lui  ..."Karim...tu nous manque".

Après cet hommage appuyé et ô combien sincère pour notre ami si cher, le départ de la course est donné. Douze pilotes sont venus faire cette course en mémoire de leur ami.  Ils participeront aux 4 épreuves prévues au cours de la saison 7 du "DIJON RACING SLOT".  Des voitures de marque Slot-it, et de Groupe C ( protos Le Mans années 80 ) constituent le plateau du TKB.  Les Lancia, Toyota, Sauber, Porsche, Mazda et autres, étaient présentes sur le THAI-PHONG.évo3 pour cette première épreuve. Notre photographe était là...bien sûr, et vous présente la meute des superbes Groupe C.

La course s'est déroulée parfaitement bien dans les règles de l'art et les pilotes ont fait preuve d'un grand professionnalisme tant au niveau conduite que préparation.  A ce petit jeu, trois d'entre eux se sont hissés sur le podium...et nous avons les noms, pour ne rien vous cacher ....DIDIER termine en tête de cette première épreuve ave 408 tours sur MAZDA (une ancienne voiture du tôlier) ...ah bin quoi, si on peut pu rien dire maintenant !!  Grande maîtrise au niveau pilotage, cette victoire incontestable lui revient de droit. Nous lui adressons un grand bravo DIDIER et lui offrons 12 points.  Le deuxième du podium n'est autre que le très connu CLAUDE à un seul tour derrière avec sa Porsche jaune et rouge ...avec nos félicitations. Toujours aux trousses du premier et parfois premier aussi, il restera à la seconde place au final, mais empoche tout de même 11 points.  Le troisième a monter sur le podium est DUSTEFqui fait lui aussi un parcours nickel presque parfait comme d'habitude, avec une conduite sans fausse note, avec en plus le temps scratch 9'86 jamais réalisé en groupe C. Il empoche 10 points. Voici la photo du podium....

Le reste du classement..c'est à dire les 9 autres pilotes du TKB figurent sur le tableau des résultats de l'épreuve...la sacro-sainte feuille de course. Merci à tous les pilotes pour la bonne ambiance qu'ils ont fait régner ce soir.  Une grande soirée dédiée à notre ami qui aurait aimé être là aussi pour rire avec nous. Karim on ne t'oublie pas.

Ci dessous, le gégéne du DRS comme d'habitude

Voilà chers amis, c'est la fin des commentaires. Prochaine course normalement c'est le Trophée Vintage Ninco  ....en espérant qu'elle est bien lieu, mais normalement ça devrait être bon. Merci à tous, merci Karim pour les bons moments passés avec toi.  Paul JOURNET

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Lap counting issues

Hello everyone. I’m having a few issues getting my Arduino Uno counting laps correctly.

My setup:
Race Coordinator
Arduino Uno R3
N scale reed switches (http://www.miniatronics.com/Merchant...roduct_Count=0)
Tyco 440 cars/track
Cat5 wiring for the reed switches
No other communication with the track other than lap timing (no relays, call buttons, etc)

Pushing the cars over the sensors by hands works great. However, when I press the trigger over ¼ throttle so a lane (or both lanes) get power, it starts registering laps on both lanes sporadically. I’m guessing it is triggering laps somewhere in the 5-30Hz range by looking at the flashing trigger lights on the “Mangage Arduino” page in RC and the TX light on the Arduino board.

I feel like I am getting interference or the voltage/current in the track is tripping the reed switches. I have tried re-routing cables to the track so my power and sensor cables are as far from each other as I can get them. Here's a few pictures of my setup.

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The frustrating part is I had this same track hardware setup (reed switches, wiring, track layout) working with a modified keyboard and Lap Timer 2000 fairly well. It would miss a lap occasionally, but it would never trigger a lap that wasn't a car passing.

Any suggestions other than going the IR sensor route?

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12-Hour Danish Endurance Series is streaming now

We are doing a webcast from the Danish Endurance Series (DES).

DES live webcast
 
This is an open Danish series with participation from Norway as well.

It is raced over three races. There are ten teams of three racers, each racing for six hours.

This is the last leg of the 2014 campaign, so now we need to find the Winner.

You are invited to join the webcast, and maybe even comment on the chatroom of the web page.

Best regards,

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DS pro 4 controller

Hi,anyone tried the DS pro 4 controller or seen a review thanks, phil.

Rubber Tire Rules

Seeing that this is a rubber tire year, what are the allowed treatments to the tires? I saw nothing in the rules and would like to know before I start testing.
Scott

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Carrera: la Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Winner Bathurst 2013 – 23795

Carrera la Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Winner Bathurst 2013 - 23795Carrera présente la Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Winner Bathurst 2013 à l’échelle 1/24. Cette nouvelle voiture pour circuit D124 Carrera est encore une réussite de la marque de slot. On connait la qualité esthétique des voitures de slot Carrera. La marque allemande le prouve une nouvelle fois avec cette magnifique Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Winner […]

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VRAA 2014-15 Entrants Gallery

The entries in the VRAA 2014 Championship are in the paddock and ready to take to the grid for the first race. RIR/Peter photographed the cars in his studio. Here they are for your enjoyment:

#1 Biedmatt/Matt - Ferrari 156








#3 Ferrari1950/Marek - BRM P261








#4 Phil Kalbfell - Emeryson Climax








#5 F143/Nigel - Lola Mk4 Climax








#6 Charlesx/Chas - Cooper T60 Climax








#7 Old23/Stewart - Cooper T53 Climax








#8 GT6/Scott - BRM P261








#9 RIR/Peter - BRM P578








#10 Billx/Chas - Lotus 18/21 Climax








#16 Stubbo/Alan - Brabham BT7 Climax








#18 Mrossmassler/Max - Brabham BT3 - (to come)


#19 Chrisguyw/Chris - BRM P578








#20 AMCC/Phil's Grandkids - Lotus 24 BRM








#22 Bigskybanker/Mark - BRM P61








#23 Geno/Gene - Lotus 21 Climax








#27 Area51/Peter McG - Gilby BRM








#30 Old23/Stewart - Porsche 804








#69 Ferrari1950/Marek - Ferrari 158








Enough with the pretty pretty, let's go racing!:banana:

Old23

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2014 SCRRA Boola Bash - Oct 24-26 at BPR

    The 2014 Boola Bash will be coming up in just over a month!  Oct 24, 25 and 26 at Buena Park Raceway and the format will be pretty much the same as last year with a few detail changes. Can Am and F1 will run on both the Flat track and King track with individual winners in each class and points being scored and totaled that will determine an overall winner. Race positions with points breakdowns will be posted shortly for the F1 and Can Am.

 

     On Friday, Oct 24 the Retro Pro class is scheduled for the King track but unfortunately the SCRRA cannot be there to run things but several racers have volunteered to help out and now we just need the RP racers to kind of organize things and show up and BPR can run the race. :)

 

     On Saturday, Oct 25, the schedule features first the Can Am in the morning on the Flat track followed by Can Am on the King track. Tech inspection for the Flat track race will open at about 9:30 AM. Tech inspection for the King track race will be about an hour after the conclusion of the Flat track race.

 

    On Sunday, Oct 26, the schedule will be F1 on the Flat track followed by F1 on the King track with tech times the same. On both days no formal lunch is planned as Imperial Burger is always ready!

 

     The little detail change is that for the F1 and Can Am races on both tracks there will be NO QUALIFYING. All racers will just be randomly seeded to Mains and positions determined by total laps and sections.  Just something a little different and will speed things up with 2 races each day with F1 and Can Am.

 

     Also, with the entry in either of the F1 or Can Am King track races, the racer will also get his choice of a TSR, Falcon 7 or Hawk Retro motor included in the entry fee.  Entry fee to be announced shortly. 

 

    The now legal Hawk Retro with cut shafts will be legal at this race but anyone purchasing them DO NOT CUT THE SHAFTS until further notice as a little issue has surfaced with the Hawk 7 being similar.

 

     More to follow.................should be a little different and fun!  :good:

[RSS] 1966 James Bond 007 1/32 Strombecker slot car

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Ninco Cobra

Ninco Cobra

Ninco Cobra. Run some laps but like new. No case. Shipped to US and Canada.

List Date: 9/18/2014

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6 hours of Horseheads N.Y

The Slot Car Club of the Twin Tiers are having there annual 6 hrs race Sat Oct 11th and are looking for teams.

Cars- NSR Classic Le Mans GT -40, Porsche 917 and Ford P68. Cars are run stock with some race tuning.
Tracks- Piper glen wood track and Van Duzer Raceway Carrera plastic track.

For a list of rules or any questions feel free to contact me

Dave Van Duzer
vanduzer1@yahoo.com
607-796-9816

Here is some video from last year race

http://youtu.be/kv1XaFHx6iA

http://youtu.be/sLAcZr8tjPc

September 18, 2014

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2-Sandeman Fly Porsche 917s

2-Sandeman Fly Porsche 917s

These cars haven't been raced in years if at all. Our club races on a wood track so the rear tires were replaced. I'm looking for $50.00 plus shipping each for the Sandeman cars and $45.00 plus shipping each for the white cars. I will only ship with in the US. PM me for any questions. I also have T70's and Ferrari's.

List Date: 9/18/2014

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Updated pics of the routed track

Just another boring picture thread :)

Finally got a stand built under it so felt like posting a few pics. The stand is only 2x4's, nothing fancy.











New Pit Box

Picked up my new pit box today, always wanted a nice wood pit box.

Made by a local guy named Kevin. He did an excellent job!





race results Euro Trucks Georgetown Glen Sept 17th

we did 3 separate races with 5 minute heats, and then added the totals for final results.
the lap totals are, Chuck 350, Bill 331, Art 330, Mike 318, Doug 311.
This is a stock class with Arts club tires and only allowing modifications to the guide stem, replacing the spring with tubing







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Slots-A-Lot race results - F1, 9/17, Franklin Square, NY

Track was slow, but Dandy Dene was fast. Two late crashes under the bridge took its toll on Dandy,he finished one behind the cat 262-263.Casey Jones is getting better every week, now knocking on the door of Dandy and the cat.Casey slid in at 258.Arthur the hand just nipped Mean Gean , both drivers had 255. Mean Gean only came off once, but horsepower is the name of the game on the king.Big bad Sean had trouble at 238.Jack the Wack also had trouble 237.This was a handicap race.Next week we might do a stock car / f1 race on the king. Half the race(4 heats) stock car,4 heats f1.We will vote before the race on what to race.This format should get both classes of car ready for the Speed Zone.

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New and wants to build own Track

Hi everyone! I am very new to this site and about a month into 1/32 slot car racing. I just bought a house and am envisioning turning my finished basement into a nice slot car track. The questions I have are these:

1) Which brand do I use? I race Analog

2) Is it better to purchase a set for $300 or $400 and build on to it or buy a prefabricated set like they have on hotslots132.com for $600 or $700 that includes everything? Please keep in mind I am mechanically inept LOL and basically need to set it up and be able to use it right away without having to do any major building or electrical work.

3) Where is a good website to buy such a track or track pieces? I live in NY in case your wondering.


Thank you so much for any help or advice you can give.

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MERCEDES SLS AMG GT3 BATHURST / CARRERA

Carrera offers at 1:24 slot scale within its D124 range, former Exclusive, a new Mercedes SLS AMG GT3. It is the livery of the w...

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FERRARI 250 GTO PEBBLE BEACH / FLYSLOT CARS

One of the 38 units produced of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, of the 31 still existing, which has been held for 49 years by the same owner changed hands last August. The car, which the Frenchman Jo Schlesser bought new to Ferrari, was born silver with the French flag stripes. In two years it changed han...

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nsr vanquish wheels

Hi would anyone have a set of nsr 5006 wheels for a mg vanquish car new or used, pm if u have and will sort out a deal cheers

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Is this your next Dremel?

The name "Dremel" has become so closely linked with their well-known rotary power tools that it has almost fallen into the generic usage category. That situation is likely about to change.
 
Yesterday, Dremel announced a new product called the 3D Idea Builder, the first 3D printer to be released by a major tool manufacturer. With initial sales being handled by traditional tool-sales outlets Home Depot, Amazon, and Canadian Tire, it promises to help expose 3D printing to a new range of users. With a combination of accessible features, smart packaging, and a $999 price point, it's obvious that the Dremel Idea Builder is a machine aimed squarely at the mass market. 

 

Dremel says that pre-orders for the 3D Idea Builder can be placed beginning today, September 18, through Amazon and Home Depot's websites. It will become available at Home Depot stores in the US starting in November and will also be available at Canadian Tire stores.

 

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My first commission

A comment of Iain's on the previous post about "old modelmakers" got me thinking....This is my first ever commission.  A sand barge from the Essex coast called Peterna.
I was 18 when I made it, 44 years ago.  It has a basswood hull covered in litho plate and everything else is nickel silver.
I'm really not sure that I've improved on that!  Just got a lot quicker.  Which is what makes a professional, as opposed to an amateur, which is most definitely what I was then.  I remember getting a massive £85 for the model and £25 for the mahogany base and case!

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TOYOTA PROTO DAKAR / DAKAR LEGENDS

The third Dakar Legends Collection reference of the manufacturer with the same name is another unexpected and unprecedented in the world of 1:32 slot scale models. The Toyota Proto who entered in the 1982 Rally Paris-Algiers-Dakar.
Dakar Legends reproduces the excellent Proto from Pierre Foug...

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2014 ISRA Worlds - Oct 3-11, Limbaži, Latvia

The event doesn't get much notice here in the US, but the ISRA Worlds is each year one of the largest slot racing events on the planet.

 

This year the Worlds is being held in Limbaži, Latvia, over the course of eleven days. Registration for the race closed September 1 and a total of 127 racers have signed up, from fourteen different countries.

 

Only three racers from the US are shown on the list: Paul Gawronski, Roger Schmitt, and Greg Norris, but it seems to me that there's a fourth US-based racer, Chris Radisich, who is shown as representing New Zealand.

 

Here's the track that will be used at the Worlds. It's 40 meters (131 feet) in length and was built last year by Janis Rage-Ragis.

 

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And here's a very slick promotional video about the event that was posted to YouTube just yesterday.

 

The website for the 2014 Worlds is located HERE. The racing schedule can be found there, as well as a link for the live stream that will be running during the event.

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Sideways JPS Ford Capri FS

I have a Sideways JPS Ford Capri. It's new no box. The motor is not 100%. You will get the complete car. $66.00 shipped to the USA. Email g2712@aol.com

Bruce

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AUDI SPORT QUATTRO S1 / SALEXTRIC HONRBY

Available from next week. A new Scalextric Audi Sport Quattro S1 livery at 1:32 scale in its highly detailed cars range. In 1985 Michelle Mouton only entered one round of th...

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Carrera D124 Mercedes SLS


The latest Mercedes SLS GT3 Bathurst livery, #23795.
Link to the product listing on the website:
http://www.carrera-toys.com/us/produ...13-2865/#23795



Wtb this car anybody has one available

WTB THIS CAR ANYBODY HAS ONE AVAILABLE

Looking for this car it's a ninco Porsche 997 lightin version

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Brandywine Raceway - Melbourne

Brandywine Raceway
2850 Ohio St
Melbourne, FL 32904

 

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Club track owned by Kenny Snodgrass. Oval racing on the second (Sportsman & Reality Modified) and fourth (FCR Retro Spec Stock Cars & Legends) Wednesday of each month.

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Ghost Trax Brabham BT46B

:help: I just bought the Ghost Trax Brabham BT46B. I have translated the French instructions but have a few questions about the build. If anyone here has built one of these, please let me know. I thought I saw a thread some time ago from someone who had got the kit but I can't seem to locate that thread. Thanx!

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R-Geo Dragonslayer 6 chassis kits in stock

R-Geo Dragonslayer 6 chassis kits in stock at slotcarstore.net HERE.
 
We also have some of the original Dragonslayer kits in stock.
 
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MAZZARI CAN AM COMIC / N'CO EDITIONS

That Ghost Trax is an atypical slot brand it was clear from the beginning. Nicolas Castello is an entrepreneur with a very special view of the automotive world and the world of slot too.
Ghost Trax created from scratch an imaginary bra...

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AFX '69 Shootout

So I went out last night and bought a new set for my daughters (and I, OK, mainly me) to play with. We previously had a Cars 2 themes set from Mattel, but I grew frustrated with having to constantly buy batteries anytime we wanted to pull the set out.

After the kids went to bed (as we bought it late in the evening) I set it up to do a quick run of it to ensure it all ran smoothly.

Wow do those cars fly! Even on the beginner setting. The Matter Cars 2 vehicles don't seem to have as strong a magnet as the AFX vehicles do. Frencesco sticks to the track pretty well, but McQueen flies off the track pretty easily, even on the beginner setting.

I don't see myself doing any permanent track build as I am sure the girls will love the idea of building different track layouts shown in the manual, or trying their hand at their own creation. If I were to build a permanent layout, it would need to be on a collapsible table that I could put away as my wife will definitely nix the idea of a permanent structure in our basement.





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Cortinas, something to give them a run for their money!

Finally completed my Volvo 122. When I see how productive someone like Phil Insull is my output seems minuscule! This is Steve Francis' excellent shell. I was going to 'Gulf' it but there may be a limit to how many Gulf liveries one wants.

The shell was very smooth, but the only slight caveat is that the resin was slightly more brittle than other kits I've had, so make sure you have a very sharp scalpel blade when trimming the flash.



Volvo Amazon 001 by alexandernoble, on Flickr

Volvo Amazon 002 by alexandernoble, on Flickr

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A bit of Gilbarco's finest...

Just a quick update on the fuel pump.

A very careful coat of self-etch primer for the brass, followed by a completely pointless attempt at spraying with Vallejo acrylics.  You have to thin the paint so much, it just goes on like water and does much the same, pools, runs and doesn't cover.   So I left it to dry and put a couple more very thin coats on the main body, with the gauge face all masked up.
I'd already used Maskol as a resist to the paint and to give a slightly curly edge to the peeling paint on the front panel.  Not too much, just enough for a suggestion of wear, rather than neglect, but not being able to spray it with any success as I had no enamel or cellulose the right colour, I actually used gouache paint!  As it went on it caused a few tiny bobbly bits for some reason, but since it was supposed to represent a hand painted pump, often and carelessly, the poor finish actually looked fine.
The hose was made from nickel silver wire with care to make it look like a naturally coiled stiff pipe. The nozzle is a piece of tube pushed on and flattened in the vice.  The holster is one of the etchings I had done.  At the other end of the pipe is the flow meter that pumps used to have. A kind of clear cylinder with a barber's pole spinning round inside, is done with brass rods and soldered up.

All that remains is to make the switch that turns the delivery on, the other side and either a globe or a suggestion of where the globe once was, I haven't decided yet.
The dial was hand painted, including the Gilbarco logo with a VERY fine brush and just visible behind the clear glazed face.

This pump will be for DERV, but heaven help the attendant who pumps that muck into the Jaguar XJ13!
That was the first of my small range of 1/43rd scale model car kits and is now an astonishing 28 years old!!  No wonder the epoxy headlights have yellowed a bit and the wiper's gone missing.

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3 X FERRARI 250LM – KYALAMI / FLYSLOT CARS

FlySlot has made a special edition of three Ferrari 250 LM commissioned by South African dealer Kikali. Ferrari 250 LM that over three years raced in Kyalami 9 Hours.
These are exclusive models that will be presented in special cas...

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