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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars Today, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Top Down
Darn. Beat me to it Andy. We've been using Cat6...

Darn. Beat me to it Andy. We've been using Cat6 cables for several years. Cheap to buy, easy to replace. Lots of colours and lengths available, so no unnecessary excess cable trailing about. Just...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-15-2019, 12:32 AM
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Posted By Top Down
Good to hear you got SHORS launched. It takes a...

Good to hear you got SHORS launched. It takes a great deal of perseverance to get something like that up and running. It would be good to see some pics and/or track plans on here if you have the time...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Top Down
Scattered over the Country though, so we had to...

Scattered over the Country though, so we had to find a way to bring everyone together.

Doesn't matter what they race or where, from TJets to Mods, the duration of the finals or the size of the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-12-2019, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Top Down
You've got the idea :nod: A bit of fun and...

You've got the idea :nod: A bit of fun and 'togetherness'.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Top Down
Certainly raised awareness and promoted interest...

Certainly raised awareness and promoted interest in other HO clubs, with people checking monthly to see how they were doing.

It also helped extend and sustain interest throughout the year, with...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-08-2019, 03:12 AM
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Posted By Top Down
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal/forums/showthread.php?t=97787&highlight=birth+nascar
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-08-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By Top Down
I'd tend to go for Patto's peel & stick for...

I'd tend to go for Patto's peel & stick for durability in IROC racing.

Your biggest problem will be finding what you're looking for as his range is HUGE.

Somewhere on here is 'Birth of a...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,568
Posted By Top Down
Neither do I - but I didn't see anyone say that.

Neither do I - but I didn't see anyone say that.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 09:24 AM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By Top Down
Exactly my point :nod::thumb:

Exactly my point :nod::thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 06:07 AM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By Top Down
Actually should have been 'paperclip' - but...

Actually should have been 'paperclip' - but hairpin will do just as well - or should it be 'bobbypin' in American English? :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 03:20 AM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By Top Down
I can't pick up the same info' on a 'hairpin'...

I can't pick up the same info' on a 'hairpin' layout. It just seems like me against the track, the fact that three other people are on at the same time is incidental.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 03:10 AM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By Top Down
Agreed. :thumb: It's the mixture - and...

Agreed. :thumb:

It's the mixture - and balance - of long, intermediate and short straights connected by the technical sections AND open nature of a big track that makes it different.

What's...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-07-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
There you go - belt and braces :nod: Hope...

There you go - belt and braces :nod:

Hope you get the opportunity to run your big (footprint!) tracks again :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
So you use one PSU for all four lanes then? ...

So you use one PSU for all four lanes then?

Can't have too many boosters in my opionion - belt and braces :nod:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
We ran box stock so didn't need big voltages or...

We ran box stock so didn't need big voltages or high amps :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-06-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
We found it very feasible, even on one off...

We found it very feasible, even on one off set-ups, as do other HO-UK clubs. It was very easy to tell when a booster had NOT been connected - but we're all different, so each to their own.
...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-05-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Like everything, there are detractors and...

Like everything, there are detractors and doubters - but we were 100% convinced of their efficacy. No burnt track on the resistor controllers either. :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-05-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
You're welcome. :thumb:

You're welcome. :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-05-2019, 12:42 PM
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Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Lifted from a model railway forum and exactly...

Lifted from a model railway forum and exactly mirrors our experience with HO slots :thumb:

I'm not sure the Relcos are still made but I laid in extra stocks whenever I saw them on offer. In 25-28...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-05-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Used them from very early on and wouldn't be...

Used them from very early on and wouldn't be without them. Yes they're safe with electronic controllers. Although we only used resistor controllers at the club visitors had tested Slot-it, Professor...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-04-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Sounds about right. If our tracks had been that...

Sounds about right. If our tracks had been that small we wouldn't have bothered with jumpers - or maybe just the one. :nod:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-04-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
The average size being?

The average size being?
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-03-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Well as we had people coming from all over to...

Well as we had people coming from all over to race it only seemed right to do the best we could with track preparation.

Always got positive comments on how smooth the power was - and equal across...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-03-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 487
Posted By Top Down
Having run 'big tracks' for 28 years, for 25 of...

Having run 'big tracks' for 28 years, for 25 of those we've used 6 track boosters. Depending on the layout that would put them anywhere between 10'-20' apart.

However, distance apart wasn't the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-03-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By Top Down
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