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My builds so far this year.

1:32 scale 2CV slot car (Scalextric) with a scratch built brass chassis.  
 2CV

Glued not soldered brass chassis.
Glued Chassis

Scratch built slot car (Scalextric) 1973 Vauxhall Ventura
Vauxhall

Tamiya Toyota 4 Runner Slot (Scalextric) Monster Truck Build & Test
Toyota 4 Runner

Scalextric Mini With Scratch Built Brass Chassis
Mini

Am I On The Right Track ? Scalextric Train
Train

Tamiya Wild Mini 4WD "Bill Head" converted to slot (Scalextric[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)])[/color]
[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)]Bull Head[/color]

1905 Fowler Showmans Engine converted to slot (Scalextric)
1905 Fowler

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Here is my track, it is  named Kempston Park as I live in Kempston, Bedfordshire, a play on a horse racing track with a similar name. It ws built with 4 lanes but I rarely have that many racing so I have decided to remove the inside lane to allow more room for scenery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZD-TL_xGPc&t=3s

As my first step towards scenery I have bought the Magneticracing Reims multi pack:

https://magneticracing.com/product/005al...ulti-pack/ 

The track is very much a work in progress. I was motivated to get the race management system installed when I agreed to host a proxy race as part of a series organised by Colin at http://www.rsslotracing.com I used race coordinator https://www.racecoordinator.net

The shed that houses the track is 12' x24' and lives at the bottom of my garden.

Cheers,

John

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It's finished at last.
24 metres each lane x 3
18mm MDF. Dulux Paint. 11mm slot depth. 5mm Copper Braid.
Race Coordinator Timing including sector timing.
Drivers rostrum for 3 + 2 stations at strategic points around the track.
All with individual call buttons. 
Laptop display and separate TV monitor.
IR timing gantry. Arduino Uno and relays. Ability to run both directions.

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Here is a video clip of my 2020 builds

2020 Builds

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    The "East Devon Slot Racing Club,
 Which meets Friday evenings at the Awliscombe Parish Hall, Awliscombe, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3PJ
Plan to resume our racing meetings from the 6th August. Some of the members set up the track last Friday for a bit of testing of the equipment after its long period of disuse. A few minor repairs are now being made, and the club will be meeting again this Friday for a bit more testing, with a return to regular racing the following week.
The doors open at 7 o'clock and we start the racing at 8 o'clock.
Any questions about the club please Email: daves.winters-lane@hotmail.co.uk

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WASP 3D printed figures and trackside accessories are excellent and normally sold on eBay. Mcslots are now a distributor of the range and  they sell on eBay as well. There is no price difference between the two there.

If you want to save some money then forget eBay and go to Mcslots website direct.  LINK 

All items are cheaper there. Figures are £5.40 instead of £6 and the other stuff is cheaper as well. UK postage is still included and service levels appear good. I have just bought a phone box for £6.30 instead of £7 on eBay which only took a couple of days to arrive. If you are buying several items then the savings really add up.

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Looking to complete my stable of 'Regulation' rally cars with this Modern example... 

Where I am... 
   


Where I hope to get to... 
   



Just got to paint and add water slide decals. Things I've not done for 45 years!

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This year's 24 Hours of Spa takes place this weekend and all the important info - plus live coverage - is on the official website: https://www.totalenergies24hours.com/

As part of the GT World Challenge Europe series, the 58-car entry list features all the best GT3 teams and drivers from Europe and a few more from further afield.

   

The schedule started today with a test session for the Bronze-graded drivers - Rob Collard was driving the RAM Racing AMG GT3 (above). The four classes are all based on driver classifications - Pro, Silver Cup, Pro-Am and Am Cup. All you need to know about the event is here: https://www.totalenergies24hours.com/new...urs-of-spa

The weekend's action begins properly on Thursday with qualifying and night practice. Friday sees the super-pole knock-out at 7:50pm local time - and the race starts at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon. Live coverage will be on the website, The GT World YouTube Channel and on Facebook.

Here's a  preview...




I'll be cheering on the RAM Racing quartet of Ricky and Rob Collard, Sam De Haan and Fabian Schiller. They are posting news and pics on the RAM Racing Facebook page.

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A competitive offshoot of the fabulous 'Triumph TR7 Refurbs' thread here, the first TR7 proxy will take place over the weekend of 20, 21 & 22 August 2021. Let's see what those Leyland legends can do!

1. Rules & Regs. Are very simple, as per Alan's suggestions here...

  • Scalextric or George Turner TR7 body. No chopping the roof off (ie making it into a cabrio) 
  • 58mm max width
  • Any chassis and side skirts from any material
  • Any weight can be added internally to the car
  • Any interior - but there must be an interior with a discernable driver with full head/helmet
  • Four wheels are mandatory, all four with face detail or inserts
  • No traction magnets
  • No rare earth motor magnets
  • Car must have transparent windows 
  • Suspension is permitted 
  • Guide must not protrude beyond the front of the car when viewed from above.
2. The format. Cars will face three tests...
  • Driving test: Ninco tarmac course
  • Stability test: Scalextric Sport skid pan
  • Climbing test: Scalextric Sport hillclimb
'Best in Show' will be voted for by forum members.

I shall be the 'Racemaster' and - as such - don't have a TR7 in this race. With a bit of luck, there will be some live coverage of at least some of the action. All coverage will be shared on this SlotRacer Online thread.

3. How to enter. Send me a private message or add a reply below. One TR7 may be entered per person. Family members and friends are very welcome to enter too. I will message you with the address to send cars to. You will need to pay for return postage. Otherwise there is no race fee.

4. Sending cars. Aim for your cars to arrive in Brighton by Wednesday 18 August,  so they can be quarantined, registered, scrutineered and photographed. Please also pack in a small box - max height 16cm - so they can be posted in a parcel box. This event is designed to be Covid-safe. Overseas entrants must talk to me about customs forms on their parcels to avoid any unnecessary fees.

5. Prizes. All participants will receive a commemorative sticker, plus the first 15 to sign up get a Scalextric body for another Leyland legend - the MG Metro. There'll be a SlotRacer Proxy sticker too. Winners will receive something to remember their triumphant exploits.

Entries: TR7 Proxy - August 2021

1. Gpa113
2. OXO cube
3. BARacer
4. AdeC
5. 964rh
6. Nonfractal
7. classicchrisk
8.
9.
etc

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