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01-18-2010 10:26 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Mike545

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does anybody run the new slot cars? I used to run group 15 and flexi class. Like I need another hobby, what brand would you recomend?

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01-18-2010 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Foxden

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Tim Tompkins run a slot car track in Georgia and is a member of RR or you can PM him he goes by Tim Tompkins here, he might know

Clyde Fox
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01-18-2010 10:33 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Mike545

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thanks

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01-19-2010 01:24 AM  8 years agoPost 4
wurthless

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I run 1/32 on plastic Artin track. It was a bargin at the time for a four lane figure eight. Most people will look down at Artin but it worked forme. I am now starting to build a wood track. I highly recommend it for serious racing....here is just one site to get you hooked
http://www.centerfirecentral.com/sl...s/Track%203.htm

QUICK! ,,,can someone turn the gravity off for just a second,,,,

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01-19-2010 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Mike545

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Last year I did help sell a king cobra for a guy, way big, needed restored.

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01-19-2010 02:13 AM  8 years agoPost 6
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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My wife and I have 5 commercial tracks, three set up in our home and two in storage. We run from HO up to 1/24th.

I'm also the Club Director of MARC (Miniature Auto Racing Club). Google us and check out our website. We race HO.

Best regards,

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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01-19-2010 02:18 AM  8 years agoPost 7
JimmyC

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I mess around with HO scale. Mainly the older Aurora Thunderjet 500's. This first track was setup in my living room in early 2000. 4 lanes with a computerized lap counter. Had about 20 guys coming over on Friday nights for racing.

I just finished this smaller track in my basement recently. It's good enough for me to have some winter fun with.

JimmyC

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01-19-2010 02:28 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Mike545

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man the pin and clip track, memories there. also some classics sitting there. I took my daughter to trains and lanes in Easton, she was running a woomp and won!!! 7 going on 27. thats what makes me think of getting one again.

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01-19-2010 09:09 PM  8 years agoPost 9
nitrojunkie

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The best thing to do is go to a track in your area and see what they are running.We ran what we called Scale here 4 1/2 inch NASCAR bodies on Flexi 2's at the time with super 16D's. We ran 4 inch Busch cars with Super 16D's and a GTP class with 4" and C cans. I raced alot of HO and for the money and ability to have a track and good timing software at home HO is best or 1/32nd.You can rout a track with a little patience and time for very little money invested.PM me for more info if interested.I have sites that may interest you.

I love the smell of nitro in the morning..

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01-19-2010 09:12 PM  8 years agoPost 10
nitrojunkie

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JimmyC

Track is nice.What are you using for power? I see you have extra taps.

I love the smell of nitro in the morning..

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01-19-2010 09:27 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Mike545

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The afx/aurora stuff is cool, but kinda want to do the 1/32-1/24 stuff. I did the ho size for awhile but want to do the larger size for my daughter

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01-19-2010 09:51 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Bouchah

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I purchased about $900.00 worth of Carrera 1/24-32 slot car sets a few years ago. It seemed to be a popular brand around here at the time, for the bigger tracks anyway. Now Its hard to find anyone that stocks track or cars locally. It seems the popular stuff now is a little bit smaller than what I have but not quite as small as the H.O. scale. I had plans of putting together a huge, elaborate setup, but am waiting on building my pole barn (hobby shed) for a bit longer. It is all boxed up in the basement for the time being.

If you can find Carerra in your area or online if you want to go that way, it is pretty nice.

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01-19-2010 09:52 PM  8 years agoPost 13
yeloowtang

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well for kids !!
i searched a long time and decided to go with SCX
the tracks are flexible so if my youg ones were to step on one
it didn't mather..
they snap together easy and secure.
you can set up a 2,4,6 even 8 lanes if you want to and have the space.

tracks accept all cars i myself get carrera cars now they last longer
not that the scx cars aren't good but the motors die faster i them.

i forget now but think they are compatable with scalectrix tracks..

you can go either digital or old school..

many to choose from

steff

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01-19-2010 09:56 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Mike545

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alot to choose from!!!!!!!! I was going to place it on a table 3ft or so off the floor

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01-19-2010 10:03 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Bouchah

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If you are going with the 1:24/32 scale you need alot of room, long straight aways make it fun & you can appreciate the power or speed of the cars. If your track is crammed together with out straights, just alot of twist & turns the cars will be flying off the track, especially with kids.

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01-19-2010 10:14 PM  8 years agoPost 16
yeloowtang

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that's cool !!
i guess it depends on the space you have and how many lanes you would like..
i know scx have
inner lanes,standard,outerand outer outer lanes in the 1/32 scale
thats what i play with but it's not permanent,i set it up when the kids decide they want to play usualy last about 2/3 weeks then i take it down..
would be nice to have a set up that stays there but don't have the room.
i just got a carrera "go" 1/43 scale for the yougest for christmas..

takes less space but not as resistant as scx because the tracks are rigid and don't clip together as easy.
cars are fast as hell and with the turbo boost !!!!! lighning fast !!
i need more tracks for long straight runs to use the turbo otherwise they are just to fast..nice quality cars are like the bigger 1/32 and they have lights to plus they are only 20-25$ each.

but no outer or inner tracks yet that i know of for now..

steff

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01-19-2010 10:23 PM  8 years agoPost 17
JimmyC

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nitrojunkie

JimmyC

Track is nice.What are you using for power? I see you have extra taps.
The big (4 lane) track had a MG Electronics 21 volt power supply with enough amps to keep all lanes at the same voltage all the time. The recent (small track) is using 2 (1 for each lane) standard Tyco 20.8 volt wall warts. Reason being, if you use 1 power supply for both lanes, when 2 people are racing and one falls off the other person gets a jolt of power. So with separate power supplies, each lane has consistent power at all times. Both tracks had power jumpers around the course to make sure the power was good through out the whole track.

JimmyC

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01-19-2010 10:32 PM  8 years agoPost 18
nitrojunkie

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Yeah thats what I did on my first 4 lane track.I dedicated a wal wart to each lane to eliminate power surges.Next one will have a variable powersupply.I like T-Jets and Magnatraction.

I love the smell of nitro in the morning..

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01-30-2010 04:07 PM  8 years agoPost 19
classic

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That brings back some memories, Too much fun!!

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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01-31-2010 12:29 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Professor Fate

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I ran 1/24 car at a local hobby shop(now closed). I had a blast. It was just good clean fun! Now I'm collecting 1/32 cars. One of these days I'm building a routed track! Check out this site. The details are unreal!
http://ac2car.org/

Welcome my son, Welcome to the machine

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