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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Venue stress is definitely one of the downside of...

Venue stress is definitely one of the downside of the whole 'BigTrack' experience.

The solution is not to keep hiding at home though, it is to promote public venues enough and race in them enough...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-27-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Some examples of UK 'BigTracks': 67ZAOFRdWSY...

Some examples of UK 'BigTracks':

67ZAOFRdWSY

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https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1sepGCAom78/V0oGeb7JUBI/AAAAAAAAGTA/BXn90nACieUo22-kCWX42AbvEK1KkgP6gCKgB/s640/Watkins%2Bglen%2Bcrop.jpg
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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
AFX was briefly on sale here again a couple of...

AFX was briefly on sale here again a couple of years ago, but the deal did not last.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
And there is no reason to do one or the other....

And there is no reason to do one or the other. You guys could do both.

The visibility and public accessibility of the BigTracks should not be underestimated. Hiding tracks in your homes does...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Great to se you back on here Mike :) How ya...

Great to se you back on here Mike :)

How ya been?

Will THORN be back in action this year?
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
I'm not sure. Other than making it possible...

I'm not sure.

Other than making it possible to run 1/43rds, which would not interest Hornby, or the vast majority of buyers. It might tempt Scalex to go wider with their cars (especially as the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Until you try a BigTrack you have no way to know,...

Until you try a BigTrack you have no way to know, it might be better than bacon :)

You have to open your mind to the idea first.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Again, until you try both, you have no way to...

Again, until you try both, you have no way to know that at all.

What is an 'average slotter' anyway? I have yet to meet one.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-26-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
And yet we pass each other without confusion....

And yet we pass each other without confusion. Thousands of times. If somebody does mess up, it is rare and they suffer some good-natured ribbing. Most of us us fulgent colors and/or colors that...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-23-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
If you want to start a new thread, that would be...

If you want to start a new thread, that would be fine by me. I'd do it, but I only have my phone right now.

Until BSTS came along we only used toy track, nearly always Tomy, for nationals. In the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-23-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Big Track Thread

Sorry, I missed this the first time around, where do you get $6000 from?

I'd say the national group here has $1200 worth of BSTS, acquired gradually and half of which I donated, and about the same...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-22-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Indeed, and I feel that the best way to get those...

Indeed, and I feel that the best way to get those is via Brad. The conversation then took an interesting and informative tangent, as conversations tend to do.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
We have the same constraints here, and yet.... ...

We have the same constraints here, and yet....

I have done enough research and spoken to enough people to be pretty sure the only real lack over there when it comes to BigTracks is will.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-22-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Thanks. The BSTS has really helped us push...

Thanks.

The BSTS has really helped us push what is possible with a large-footprint temporary track.

It is long past due that such tracks start appearing Stateside, but.....
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Another image: ...

Another image:

http://eahorc.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/5/0/14500264/820523_orig.jpg
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
The grey stuff in the image above. It is...

The grey stuff in the image above.

It is routed, but you buy it in sections. Anything from a 6'' curve at 11.5 degrees up to a 30'' curve at 90 degrees. Straights too.

It is brilliant.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
The BSTS curves work out about 20 dollars.....for...

The BSTS curves work out about 20 dollars.....for four lanes.

As you go for larger diameters, that of course goes up, but BSTS is very cool and very underused.
...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Brad Bowman makes those in BSTS, and adapters to...

Brad Bowman makes those in BSTS, and adapters to Tomy AFX too.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
The tapered, all-in-one design is on the outgoing...

The tapered, all-in-one design is on the outgoing as well as incoming Micro chassis designs.

It is definitely only a money-saving thing. I always retro-fit the earlier, more expensive to produce...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-21-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
That is a clear cost-saving faux pas that is hard...

That is a clear cost-saving faux pas that is hard to ignore.

People in the know often list the many missteps Scalextric have made with their bigger range, which paints a picture of them not so...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-20-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-20-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
It would not of been on the list at all, not for...

It would not of been on the list at all, not for their smaller scale anyway. The three guys who came to visit me thought about it, but they would of been in the minority, and that was years ago. In...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-20-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Given the ongoing conniptions some HO guys still...

Given the ongoing conniptions some HO guys still have every time AFX release a new body with a 1.7'' wheelbase, despite that being more accurate, I can imagine the uproar if they brought out a whole...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Right. Whatever the merits of the various...

Right.

Whatever the merits of the various changes, or lack of, at least the 1.7'' wheelbase remains. As we have seem with some of their past stuff, as well as most of the post-2008 offerings from...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By NicoRosberg.
Betamax was better technically better, it just...

Betamax was better technically better, it just died because of the fickle public, the recording time, and some marketing mistakes.

The new Micro Scalextric system will have higher UK sales than...
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