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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 09-07-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By daufderh
Willy Coupe Gasser

Does anybody know where I can buy 3 or 4 Willy Gasser bodies or RTRs? Lucky Bob's has a few from Auto World, but I was hoping for something a bit better looking. I'd prefer they fit on a Tyco 440,...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 09-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
I think I have some CRC lying around. That's...

I think I have some CRC lying around. That's another thing to try for sure. I have plenty to go on with troubleshooting the car. Let's forget about the car until I can spend some time on it.
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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-31-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
All other cars work on the lane. The power...

All other cars work on the lane. The power supply shows 5amp draw with the throttle at full and the G3 on the track. It shows nothing (I'll have to double check that) w/o a car on the track at full...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-30-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
Finally had a few minutes to get back to things...

Finally had a few minutes to get back to things on my track. I haven't ordered parts or done anything else trying to troubleshoot the car, but I did install a 4amp resetable fuse.

Something is...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-21-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
No the car doesn't run anymore. It's blow 5...

No the car doesn't run anymore. It's blow 5 fuses the last 5 times I put it on the track, so I figured enough is enough.

That video is perfect. With that I feel like I could at least give taking...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-20-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
Do I need any special tools for taking the...

Do I need any special tools for taking the armature out and putting it back in? I haven't ordered the parts for my other car so I'll hold off until I know if I need a new one and order everything at...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-20-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,744
Posted By daufderh
Reflectometer

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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-20-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
I just replaced 2.5 amp fuses with either 3 or 4...

I just replaced 2.5 amp fuses with either 3 or 4 amp, and the new ones still blew with the car. I've never had a problem before even with the 2.5 amp ones. I don't have any problems with the setup...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-19-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
To clarify, I think I'm only blowing 1 lane at a...

To clarify, I think I'm only blowing 1 lane at a time, but the BSRT G3 is pretty much blowing the fuse the moment I give it gas. Something must have happened to the car because one minute it was...
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 08-18-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By daufderh
I can confirm that trying to smooth the distance...

I can confirm that trying to smooth the distance out with bondo/rock hard/whatever and then sanding it down does not work that great. The magnet cars now run really well, but the G-Jet at full speed...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-18-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
Sorry for being slow. I'm super busy... ...

Sorry for being slow. I'm super busy...

First, thanks everybody for the help. I at least understand my options.

For what its worth, I tried several things posted here. I couldn't actually...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-15-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
I suspect my experience with slot cars is very...

I suspect my experience with slot cars is very different than most people in the community. I could try to explain but I'd be here awhile. But the short of it is tuning cars and actually racing are...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-14-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
Because of time constraints, I decided a long...

Because of time constraints, I decided a long time ago to put very little if any time into tuning/playing with cars. Sure I could make time for it, but that time would come out of the time I already...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-13-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
So is this something I can expect to happen to my...

So is this something I can expect to happen to my other Wizards eventually or was it just bad luck on this one? Basically I don't have the time/skill/tools to fix it properly. The most I've done to...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-13-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
I use the glass tube fuses commonly found in...

I use the glass tube fuses commonly found in radio shack back in the day. 2.5 amp...

They don't blow all the time, but this is a new track. It ran a race night flawlessly and then I started...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-13-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
After a quick search I assume I could install one...

After a quick search I assume I could install one of these per lane:
https://www.alliedelec.com/te-connectivity-w28-xq1a-4/70199155/
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-13-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
These were 2.5 amp fuses (I think). It's really...

These were 2.5 amp fuses (I think). It's really hard to read off the fuse. For now I'll buy some 4-6amp replacements and then as you suggest I'll look into buying resettable ones. I just want to...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-12-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By daufderh
Track Fuses

Just curious, what's the normal fuse used for an HO track where I run anything from a BSRT G3 and Wizard Storm to SG+/Mega G's?

Is a 4 amp fuse right or do I need something like an 8 amp?

Also,...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-11-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
Had a very small amount of time to look over the...

Had a very small amount of time to look over the car tonight. The gears look fine. It has a single spacer and looks very similar to the one posted by el gecko. One thing I did notice is that if I...
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 08-10-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By daufderh
I built 4 round rail tracks. I never really felt...

I built 4 round rail tracks. I never really felt like there was an issue with it coming off the reel "curved" to the point I felt I had to shave it to get it the right height. What I found is that...
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 08-07-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By daufderh
Rookie Mistake

My current track is my first 4x16 routed track so it used 2 4x8 sheets of MDF. When I started I screwed the MDF down to my plywood topped table and used a level to ensure the seem between them was...
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 08-07-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By daufderh
Just ran a bunch of laps with a Wizard Storm. It...

Just ran a bunch of laps with a Wizard Storm. It just flies around the braided track. No problems at all and the rail seems firmly in the pocket as it should.

Two thumbs up for the braid
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 08-07-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By daufderh
I ended up putting the sensors just outside the...

I ended up putting the sensors just outside the power rail. I went top down with the correct sized drill bit, then partially through bottom up with a larger one to make it easier to install the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-07-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By daufderh
Wizard Storm tire spin

I've been testing my new routed track with various cars. The Wizard Store flies around the track great. After about 50 laps or so it started having issues starting up after a deslot. The motor...
Forum: Routed HO Tracks 07-21-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By daufderh
Okay I'll give it a hot from underneath. That...

Okay I'll give it a hot from underneath. That seems like the general consensus. I have other options, but they include pulling up part of the rail which I'm trying to avoid.

Good point about...
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