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Please join me as the completed Cobra Daytona Coupe and Ferrari 250 GTO are tested on our track:


Any and all comments are more than welcomed!

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John

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Hi guys

Just found this forum.  I was searching for articles on painting the track.

I've been racing for about 15 years, I was a late bloomer.  My home track is a 1/32 scale Scalextric 4 lane (I hope that's ok that it's Scalextric), external 25 amp power supply, using a Carlson section (electric eye to count laps), hooked up to a pc, with 4 additional power taps.  

I race with a group of guys from the NY/NJ/PA Metro Area, called NJMETROSLOTCARS, we're on FB, and have a website (being rerun, but the old one is still active).  We've also been featured in a Slot Car mag from the UK.

Goes without saying this has been a very strange year.  We normally would be racing tonight, but we haven't raced since the end of Feb 2020.  We went from "race if you feel comfortable" to "the season is suspended" in two hours!

We have multiple tracks that we race on, Scalextric, Carrera, Routed, Ninco.  It depends on the host.

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Am looking to buy some E Types but not with those b@=#>! wing mirrors on! Also the Scalextric models (like many of their cars) seem a bit long and thin (maybe to do with the track's minimal lane width?). I think the Revell ones may be better. Many years back I had a very chunky fastback model but don't know who manufactured it (may have been an old Revell/Monogtram). I'm asking here because there are no slot shows to go to in order to examine and make comparisons.

I have heard that the current Scalextric versions aren't very good without the magnet, but in any case I don't like the long, skinny look! If you've any experience of E Type slots could you share them here? Photos would be a bonus. Thanks!

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Please Note that my track is a Work in Progress!
This is the CALTEX footbridge that crosses over the main straightaway of the Circuit du Soleil.
Circuit du Soleil is a mythical track set in late 60's - early 70's France. I am in the process of re-doing a lot of my scenery to give a more "European" flavor to reinforce that illusion.
There was an similar bridge at the old Spa-Francorchamps trach @ 1968, and, I believe, one at Clermont-Ferrand. I have also seen pics from other tracks from that period of CALTEX * BORON advertising.

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As someone who has a copy of The Unfair Advantage by my bedside and a few Sunoco #6 slot cars on my shelves, this car is so very wrong (Ford? Mustang?!), but is also so very right. Sideways have come up with a fabulous tribute livery and it has me drooling. Donohue didn't live to see the IMSA GTX Mustang Turbos race - he died forty-five years ago this summer. If he had survived his accident at the Österreichring, perhaps he would have ended up in a Ford - with Sunoco sponsorship and the #6? The Racer Sideways model is certainly a striking and imaginative tribute to one of the great American racing drivers...

       

Ford introduced the Mustang to take on the all-conquering Porsche 935s in the 1981 IMSA Camel GT series. A Zakspeed Capri underneath, the revised bodywork paid a speculative nod to the Mustang road car. Maybe an acquired taste for some, but I love these big, boxy silhouette Group 5 cars. Klaus Ludwig was scheduled as the star driver and produced some outstanding performances for the Zakspeed-Roush team. However, reliability issues meant he finished a lowly tenth in the standings. With an upgraded 675bhp engine the factory Ford car continued to race and win in 1982.

Only 696 of the HC08 Mustang Turbo - Sunoco Decoration Edition Limited have been produced -  and some of those are available now in the UK - RRP £72.96 - at Gaugemaster, Pendle Slot Racing and MRE.

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I thought they were still in Jersey until I looked online and saw Germany. I was kinda hoping they'd reissue the Porsches they made awhile back  but there doesn't seem to be much happening at all. I can't be alone in wanting this outfit to produce more. What happened to the car moulds, were they sold off? Who's got 'em? Come back MRRC!

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Here's a few of my 1/64th scale figures. I have a modern day pit crew set, plus podium girls, backup girls, team mascots (dogs and a pig), and now working on vintage 60's/70's mechanics/pit crews, and seated and standing spectators. I create fully rigged models, which allows me to pose them any way needed before printing on a high resolution resin printer. A lot more to come... even a set of spectators doing the wave, and the YMCA dance (why not!).

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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My favorite car of all time. She's no deuce coupe, but if she had set of wings, man, I know she could fly!

3D printed custom spoked large diameter wheels - uses rubber O-rings until I can get around to try casting my own tires for her. Started initial prints through Shapeways, but switched over to resin prints for a much better finish. Printed in 18 parts, it's like assembling a 1/64th scale plastic model. 

Unibody system. The frame and fenders serves as the chassis. Powered by choice of an N20 or N30 motor. 

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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