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The countdown is on for our first slot rally event at the Barn - the 2024 Spring Stages.

We'll see how many of our racers come with rally cars - but there will be club cars on all four of the stages, the SCX Renault 5 on the Ice Rink kindly donated by UK distributor Gaugemaster.

These are the four stages...

   

The Ice Rink has seen plenty of proxy action since its debut in March 2021 and physically moved from Brighton to West Sussex last summer - its fantasy location now outside Gaugemaster HQ in Ford. The rink is routed into white foamboard, power delivered via copper tape. As usual, it will be wired up to my Maplins adjustable power supply - probably at 12volts. Like all the tracks, there will be a club-standard 3-pin controller socket fitted, fused and the L terminal connected to the +ve output of the power supply - as per BSCRA standards.

   

This is the first stab at Titnore Lane, a glorious drive just down the road from the Barn. Much of the stage is built with ice-effect Ninco track, which will scupper the desired elevation changes through the woods. More Ninco track needs to be found! As with three of the stages, timing is using the LapTracker app on a iPhone or iPad. We had hoped to use the new Scalextric Hot Laps app, but it is not signed off as yet - should be ready for July.

   

Jupp's Farm covered much of the area around WHO HQ before the railways arrived and Goring started to be developed as a residential suburb. All that remains of Jupp's farm is the Barn where we race. This stage is mostly Ninco off-road track - a bumpy surface that requires caution and ideally a little weight up front and maybe a sprung guide. A single crossover means cars race on both lanes. This layout has been well tested with a wide range of cars and is being raced on by the local Scout group before its WHO debut. A Ninco N-Scorer will take care of the timing.

   

Another big stage based on another boy-racers' favourite - the dual-carriageway down Sea Lane, with roundabouts top and bottom, plus a sprint along Ilex Way. This is just a stone's throw from the Barn. The track surface is Scalextric Sport - and the very cool loops at either end pay homage to those built by Simon and Oli for the 2021 WHO Winter Rally-Sprint proxy.

How will Wednesday work?

The plan is to open doors at 6.30pm to see what cars people have brought (ie scrutineering) and the opportunity for a very brief shakedown session. That's followed by a driver briefing at 6.50, when all racers will be divided into groups - splitting the total number of cars into four. All racers will receive a record card for each of their cars.

Racing begins at 7pm, each of the four groups starting on a different stage and then rotating approximately every 30 minutes, until everyone has raced their cars on all four of the stages. Fingers-crossed that should be shortly after 9pm, when Rally HQ will crunch the numbers and prizes will be presented. Pretty much everyone will go home with something!

The full details of our 2024 Slot Rally events can be found here, including a 6-page pdf document with format and rules. Put simply, cars need to be 1:32 scale, analogue, have no traction magnets, an inline motor, a driver & co-driver and a rally-style livery.

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SCR 
Slot Car Republic

New production chip, compatible with Ninco N Digital, suitable for installation in almost all existing slot car models (including F1); decidedly smaller dimensions than the smallest original chip (mm. 22 x mm. 13) and thickness of a few mm. (about 5) see photos. Connections with silicone sheathed wires. Cables for connecting lights. Factory welded harnesses.
Location Italy.
Price 22,00 Eur for each unit

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SCR 
Slot Car Republic

NOVELTY

Direct connection from Ninco digital track to computer with USB cable. Rail with sensors to achieve a direct connection with the computer, by USB cable, bypassing Ninco power base, for races management. It works together with all versions of the Ninco Digital power base units. Perfect to be paired with Pc Lapcounter software. It allows you to play with all the different options offered by the software (free practice, GP, championship, fuel consumption, lap or time trial races, starting traffic lights, disqualifications for black flags and many other things; all with editable sound effects at will). All this was never been possible with any of the Ninco power bases. In this case the power base (all models) is used to connect the controllers and supply electricity to the track, only. 
YOU BUY: 
N⁰1  20cm. straight rail with sensors and USB cable; 
N⁰1  20cm. grid straight rail. 

Price:
85,00 Euro + shipping cost

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SCR 
Slot Car Republic


Hand made, modified Ninco 40 cm. rail with added sensor, electronic new board and USB cable: prototype for working test. Repainted.
Direct connection from Ninco digital track to computer with USB cable. Rail with sensors to achieve a direct connection with the computer, by USB cable, bypassing Ninco power base, for races management. It works together with all versions of the Ninco Digital power base units. Perfect to be paired with Pc Lapcounter software. It allows you to play with all the different options offered by the software (free practice, GP, championship, fuel consumption, lap or time trial races, starter traffic lights, disqualifications for black flags and many other things; all with editable sound effects at will). All this was never been possible with any of the Ninco power bases. In this case the power base (all models) is used to connect the controllers and supply electricity to the track, only. 
THE ELECTRONIC PARTS ARE NEW.
YOU BUY: 
N⁰ 1  40 cm. straight rail with sensors and USB cable; 

55,00 Euro + shipping cost

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1) A replacement sidewinder chassis for a hairline cracked ScaleAuto Home Racing series Pantera? UK source please.
(Seems to be a common problem as it was shown in an early YouTube review as an issue straight, from the box!)

2) A bulk supply of brass? replacement snap in axle bearings to replace the nylon double flanged type for Scalextric and other 3/32 axles. (I thought someone had posted a link to an eBay supplier on here but I'm blowed if I can find it.) 

I've Googled both without success,

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Hi fellas,

Just a little update. I decided to post this also in the Carrera forum as we are currently focusing on Carrera protocols.

John our engineer took 5 weeks off on a well deserved trip so that has delayed things a fair bit. 
To program Carrera was harder than we imagined. The code is antiquated Manchester code developed in 1943. So not easy to convert to C+ as the code is quite convoluted by Carrera engineers and in some places illogical. It seems they modified the old Black Box code rather than start over. Hence the messy coding. 
Although we have the Brumbaer CU protocols to help us the entire car code has to be written from scratch with no resources online. It’s purely hard work.
However I’m glad to say we have ironed out a lot of bugs we found since my last update which has taken time. So now we need to add fuel and brake level. The pace car function which most 3rd party Carrera chips don’t have will also be implemented for 100% true compatibility.


Nitrous has taken a little bit of time too. But it’s around 75% complete.
Nitrous is a hybrid concept where the MPD car decoder accepts Carrera native protocols off the rails for all Carrera functions except throttle and brake control which is dictated by the Scorpius control data being sent. On top of that the Nitrous product will send car telemetry (not track telemetry as Carrera Native does not employ Scorpius Lane Brains obviously). 
Current car only telemetry includes ID, PIN, Version number, throttle and brake values.
Future telemetry will include virtual Dyno (revs, power, torque) and a few other goodies. But let’s get the basics done first.
V2 production run had been held off due to fears of a hardware issue. Until extensive testing of Carrera happens it would be an unwise risk. Carrera protocol and operation is very fussy and every capacitor and resistor etc must be perfect.
Currently we have 87 components on the MPD board. In comparison I think a SSD board has around 27 from memory. So lots to go possibly wrong. 
Although I hope to order them as soon as Carrera beta testers are satisfied. Who wants to risk 7 weeks and $xxxx?
Anyway we cannot wait to complete the Carrera protocols so we return to our own Scorpius to start the Brushless motor driver, accelerometer function, tidy up the lights protocol, Dyno, added telemetry, onboard fuel/brake pads/tyres/damage levels, TX and RX, hall sensor and more.

So that’s my Carrera update.

The project continues…..exciting times for the industry. [Image: thumbup.gif] 

Rick

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So onto the final lot:

As before study pics as some may have mirrors, ariel's, etc missing.
Prices without postage - Postage to UK £3.50 for up to 4 cars, other destinations will need to be calculated.
Payment vis paypal friends/family or bank transfer please.

Carrera Detomaso Pantera Grp 5 Upgraded gears and Scaleauto aloy wheels with urethane rear tyres. £45 the pair or £25 each +P&P.

   

   

Carrera Ferrari 458 and Mclaren 720 Upgraded gears and aloy wheels, NSR rear tyres, magnets removed. £45 the pair or £25 each +P&P.

   

   

Ninco Mitsibishi Evo X2 stock IIRC, motors hot glued in, noisy and not the best runners, but in good condition ! £30 the pair or £17 each +P&P.

   

   

SCX Mercedes and Corvette - I think stock tyres (not 100% sure) Varnished fronts motor pods may or may not be hot glued. £30 the pair or £17 each +P&P.

   

   

Scalextric Bentley GT3 X2 - Amato 3dp Chassis Slot it AW pods and gears, Fly Racing motors (17k IIRC), urethene tyres, painted lexan interior. £45 the pair or £25 each +P&P.

   

   

Slot It Nissan R390 GT1 - inline short can (either slot it 21k or BRM 23k) NSR rear tyres. £30 + P&P

   

   

Sideways Lexus GT3 -  painted white kit, Slot it flat 6 inline, alu wheels NSR or Slot it rear tyres, Sloting plus guide, rubber rear wing. £35 +P&P

   

   

Sideways Lamborghini Huracan - Inline stock motor, sloting plus guide, trued/glued stock rear tyres.Built for club racing but only raced a couple of times £35 +P&P

   

   

Scalextric Corvette C8 -varnished front tyres, F22 rear tyres otherwise stock £20 +P&P

   

   

Fly Venturi stock £12 +P&P

Fly Lister Storm stock £12 +P&P

Or the pair for £20 +P&P

   

   

   

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hi guys 
hoping someone will be able to help 
i am looking to restore a couple of set Scalextric C012 Shadows
they are very tatty but easily salvageable
one white and one black , the white one is missing the spoiler and air intake , the black one does have a black spoiler and  is only missing the air intake
everything else is readily available to get these cars back up and running 
so if anyone has these items and do not need them , please PM me , or post here , more than happy to pay a fair price and postage 
thanks in advance
 
Kev

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How to ruin what should be an exciting lineup of new cars...

Two iconic 1930's/early 40's GP cars, Auto Union D type and Maserati 4CLT

Very nice looking cars, great looking chassis...ruined by adding modern alloys, small diameter tyres...and pushing the wheels out like stabilisers.

If you're going to roll out iconic historic cars at least make them look 'proper'

Come on Scaleauto I thought you were doing soooooooooo well in recent years too  Tappingfoot

   

   

   

   

...no tiny wheels, no wheels out on stabilisers...get it right Scaleauto please

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Selling a few cars/kits off the shelf

Powerslot Hummer
Never been used or taken off base £75
   

Braha Friction 1/24th Scale Bentley Continental model
bought as a conversion for a Slot Car £10
   

Carrera 1/24th Scale Porsche LMP 
Not used to my knowledge £25
   

Iberslot Mercedes W154  1/32nd scale kit
Un-made and still as supplied, all parts in sealed bags, front wheel drive motor £50
   

Postage not included

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