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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 487
Posted By Maddman
All I am saying is that the six or seven Bowman...

All I am saying is that the six or seven Bowman tracks that I have personally wired had no keys etc. connecting the rails on adjacent track sections to each other. They came with 16 AWG power taps...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 487
Posted By Maddman
I really don't think so. What I see are long...

I really don't think so. What I see are long straights with open curves and few hairpins. Long straights are easy on motors. You aren't braking and powering out constantly as we would be here on...
Forum: HO Pancake Forum 02-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,488
Posted By Maddman
April 17, 2019

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I will open the list for the 2019 M-Magic “S” controller build at 12 Noon (12:00 Hours) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. I have set up a new e-mail address for the list. The e-mail...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-19-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 487
Posted By Maddman
Like I said it works for them. I have no issue...

Like I said it works for them. I have no issue with big tracks. However, there are many whose profession was not electrical engineering and think that what works there will work for them too. It...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-18-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 487
Posted By Maddman
Cat 6e Cable

Cat 6e cable consists of eight 23 AWG copper wires. 23 AWG copper wire has a resistance of 20.4 Ohms/1000Ft or 0.020 Ohms/Ft. The result of using Cat 6e cable is a fairly low power track per US...
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 02-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Maddman
The 909 was a defining moment for Porsche. Prior...

The 909 was a defining moment for Porsche. Prior to the 909 the car bodies were crafted for style and appearance and not necessarily performance. The 904 is a perfect example. The 909 took things...
Forum: HO Pancake Forum 02-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,488
Posted By Maddman
2019 Controler Build

I have decided to do a 2019 build of thirty controllers featuring the one-turn trigger pot. They will be built in three groups of ten. I will start accepting orders on April 1, 2019.

Details...
Forum: The Paddock 02-08-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By Maddman
Looking and performing much better. Thanks for...

Looking and performing much better. Thanks for the great work! :USA:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-08-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By Maddman
The easiest and fastest way is to ask what to...

The easiest and fastest way is to ask what to other racers use for tires on this track. On a typical groomed track you can go as low as mid 430s in the rear and 230s in the front. It depends on...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-28-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By Maddman
The January 14th issue of Autoweek Magazine...

The January 14th issue of Autoweek Magazine featured Hot-Wheel cars and contained a ton of information from Mattel. As we know Mattel was the final resting place of the Tyco slot car line. Matell...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-27-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By Maddman
That is nice.

That is nice.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-14-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By Maddman
No need to rest your case. If the goal of SCI is...

No need to rest your case. If the goal of SCI is to grow the hobby it would help if the moderators (and some others) would learn about the hobby, its history and who the movers and shakers were and...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,079
Posted By Maddman
I see it declining in the US. This is due to...

I see it declining in the US. This is due to increasing cost, the aging of the manufacturers and racers and poor quality products.



Back in the day raceways and parts were plentiful. Today...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 487
Posted By Maddman
A good rule of thumb is an active jumper every 10...

A good rule of thumb is an active jumper every 10 feet of track length. There are many threads on soldering jumpers to the rails. A 10 Amp regulated power supply should be able to power a four lane...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,744
Posted By Maddman
While not racecraft it is worth noting that some...

While not racecraft it is worth noting that some drivers don't spend time in the gutters during practice. The gutters is where the race can be won or lost. Many a time I won the race by winning...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,744
Posted By Maddman
As Ed said there are two instances where ‘pushing...

As Ed said there are two instances where ‘pushing it’ is appropriate. One, where you are trying to pass a car in the lane next to you. This is always risky, and you can lose a lot of time waiting for...
Forum: HO Pancake Forum 01-03-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By Maddman
You can't race with just junk. You have to race...

You can't race with just junk. You have to race with the approved high price junk! :focus:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-28-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,744
Posted By Maddman
I have never had a problem racing other scales...

I have never had a problem racing other scales well. This includes Radio Control cars and 1/24th wing cars. On the other hand I have observed that it takes longer for a 1/24th driver to...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Maddman
The 2A was the Sebring winner with the fiberglass...

The 2A was the Sebring winner with the fiberglass tub that Cox modeled. The 2A evolved from that simple aero package to something much more complex. The 2C is the alloy tub version with the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-27-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Maddman
I too would love a LolaT-70 roadster, McLaren M1C...

I too would love a LolaT-70 roadster, McLaren M1C and either a Chaparral 2A or 2C.


With all the problems that this board has with logging in its almost pointless to try and post anything. Time...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-17-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,141
Posted By Maddman
There was tremendous experimentation with motor...

There was tremendous experimentation with motor and traction magnet location in the 1980s in the restricted open and unlimited classes. The new at the time Tyco 440X2 provided many options for...
Forum: The Paddock 11-27-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By Maddman
Tried to edit my previous post. ...

Tried to edit my previous post.



When I tried to save the edited message it kicked me out and I had to log in yet again. When I tried to edit the message I recieved the following: You do...
Forum: The Paddock 11-27-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By Maddman
Fifty percent of the time I try to post the...

Fifty percent of the time I try to post the system resets and kicks me out. Many Many database errors. Using latest version of Firefox.
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 11-22-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Maddman
Been using WD40 for many years and havent seen...

Been using WD40 for many years and havent seen WD40 destroy silicones yet. It is recommended to NOT spray the WD40 directly onto the track. My approach is to apply the WD40 to a cloth and wipe the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-10-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,648
Posted By Maddman
That is why I bought a Miata when I retired. ...

That is why I bought a Miata when I retired. :thumb: Now back to the HO Slot Car 911!
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