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Thinking about getting a track & some cars.....


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#21 Dave Mikrut

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

New Riggen 1/32 track sets are still available online and are compatible/the same track as Revell. A lot of used Revell track sets and track parts can still be found on craigslist and Ebay. I reacently sold a whole bunch of track because even tho I really wanted it I just have no room for a track in my place.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:37 AM

I see from the latest Model Car Magazine That Gregg is buillding a Track! Gregg Post some images of your Track so we can see it. If you have any Slot Car questions, just post them and I will give you whatever help I can!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

Slot cars are evil. Run away!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:33 AM

Andy, go to your room....
Here's the track:
Still have to finish it, one day, soon, I hope...
Attached File  Track.jpg   227.95KB   18 downloads
(no mind the mess...)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

Slot cars are evil. Run away!



money pits!!! lol

#26 Tom Setzer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:21 AM

Gregg
That will be a challenge to Drive> You have made the most of a limited space! What power supply. and what Race Management system do you plan to use? I am using an adjustable 0-20 volts, 30amp Pyramid, that I can set at 10V for ventage GP , and sports racing cars with no-mags. 12 volts for modern race cars with no-mags, or 14V for our low down force(350g max) cars. We never run more than 350g on AIR!
I use TrakMate Race Management, because it has all of the features you will ever want. It can run a race, and keep track of lap times, including the fastest laps in each heat. You can set a minimum lap time to prevent, cars from artificially gaining laps during track calls. You can also set a minimum Brake-out time for Bracket racing! All information during a race is displayed on a Monitor/ TV screen so drivers and spectators can see how eachDriver-Car combo is doing!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:34 AM

The power supply is from Professor Motor, the adjustable one, think it's the same as you state.
Trying to look for timing system.
I think the TrackMate is the one to find, from what I have read, but I only seen the bridge.
Need to find that whole system, and of course, for cheap.

I usually run at 15V, cause that's what the guys run at the club track by airport.

With some of the old cars, it's fun to run down at 10 or 12 volts.
It's funny how the car can be so fast here, but at club, it's a slow as a yugo with the parking brake on.....
Found cheap magnets on eBay, some N52's, the guy has been cool.
I like the slots cause I can stand up.
Sitting is hard to impossible, so at least I can have some "fun"

I used that track software that's free to design track.
I saw some guy's layout/plan on a site, and modified it.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:13 AM

Gregg here is the link to TrakMate:
http://www.trackmateracing.com/shop/