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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 43,950
Posted By el gecko
Thanks, guys... I think it's a good sign when I...

Thanks, guys... I think it's a good sign when I can't stop staring at it :)

Hilltop, I'm always adding to the garage, but not in the way you think... I've been busy building storage and working on...
Forum: The Paddock 11-27-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By el gecko
Months? Try YEARS :frusty::frusty::frusty:

Months? Try YEARS :frusty::frusty::frusty:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-25-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 43,950
Posted By el gecko
Back on track building and tuning a bunch of...

Back on track building and tuning a bunch of chassis, then painting bodies for them the last few weeks. Got a bunch of old Wizzard chassis for cheap at a show, and thanks to Gary I have a bunch of...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By el gecko
The way I always remember how it works (not just...

The way I always remember how it works (not just for TYCO--for any 2 inline arms if all else is equal)

- wide gap is torquey like a V8, instant smooth power but has a lower redline

- narrow gap...
Forum: The Paddock 11-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By el gecko
Yep, it's bad. Hit refresh 3 times just to get...

Yep, it's bad. Hit refresh 3 times just to get past the DB error to view a forum page, then 4 logins just to post a message. No wonder it's a ghost town lately.

This is with Firefox, Chrome,...
Forum: The Paddock 11-04-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By el gecko
I've gone to the Midwest show (Indiana) twice a...

I've gone to the Midwest show (Indiana) twice a year for the last 5 years or so and never been disappointed--in fact I always spend too much money! There's a lot of HO stuff there, the larger scales...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
That's true, I forgot about the Turbo. The...

That's true, I forgot about the Turbo.

The Magnatraction pancakes are sort of the same way if you think about it. The motor magnets--also used for downforce--are transverse across the chassis,...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-01-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
Yes, just not recently. The original TYCO 440...

Yes, just not recently. The original TYCO 440 Magnum and TYCO HP7 used transverse bar magnets.

I upgraded one of my HP7s with an N42 bar and N52 dots from K&J and it's wicked stuck, now it needs...
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 10-23-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 80,973
Posted By el gecko
:noidea::rolleyes:

:noidea::rolleyes:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-23-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
How presumptive of you. I have never used it...

How presumptive of you. I have never used it because I HAVEN'T NEEDED TO.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-23-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
You know Ed, sometimes people JUST DON'T WANT TO...

You know Ed, sometimes people JUST DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING. It is NOT because it's "too tough" or that anyone is militantly ignorant here or completely inexperienced. I have soldered wires...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-22-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
This exactly. Succinctly well put.

This exactly. Succinctly well put.
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
Lamenting the lack of good solderers in HO is...

Lamenting the lack of good solderers in HO is like lamenting the lack of good flathead V8 mechanics. Sure, there are still guys out there who can do it, and for those guys it's really quite...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-16-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
I actually attempted to do some material testing...

I actually attempted to do some material testing with a simple design in Shapeways, but it seems that they don't do "free prototypes" anymore so that was it--everything stopped and I deleted my...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-16-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
model murdering, I have no desire to get into a...

model murdering, I have no desire to get into a discussion with you via PM. My inbox is almost full and it takes like 6 logins to even read your message.

I don't care if I'm "wrong" and I don't...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-16-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By el gecko
Here's a pic of the layout. Gonna try the outer...

Here's a pic of the layout. Gonna try the outer 2 lanes at home soon (I don't have the 6" turns for the inner 2 lanes).

http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/image/Layout/4x8/Challenge_cc.gif
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-15-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,643
Posted By el gecko
Way to bring a dark cloud into this recently...

Way to bring a dark cloud into this recently resurrected thread. Good job killing the positive vibe.

Nico and I have had our disagreements, but the fact of the matter is, now people can try the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-03-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By el gecko
HO DL Challenge track?

Was poking around on Greg Braun's hoslotcarracing.com site tonight and noticed a track called HO Challenge in the 4x8' section that is supposedly an international standard layout. Anybody know...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-02-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By el gecko
Yes very cool indeed! Mike sure sounds like a...

Yes very cool indeed! Mike sure sounds like a good guy. So are you planning to incorporate this support design into your table then, or just taking notes? I guess now would be the perfect time to...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-01-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By el gecko
Oh man, that's really cool Gary! I remember the...

Oh man, that's really cool Gary! I remember the thread when Downtowndeco was building it--it's great to see his hard work appreciated and repurposed :cheers:

So you got it via Mike Block? Have...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 09-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By el gecko
Unfortunately it doesn't matter at this point. I...

Unfortunately it doesn't matter at this point. I just logged into Shapeways for the first time in awhile and they have been doing some "restructuring" which has made their prices utterly ridiculous...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 09-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,268
Posted By el gecko
Hmm I wonder if I could 3D print those wheels...

Hmm I wonder if I could 3D print those wheels Gary. Based on the dimensions of the stock MG+ of course, but without knurled axles. Would you continue to use stock tires?
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 09-12-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 43,950
Posted By el gecko
Hmm, silver with a white lip... hadn't thought...

Hmm, silver with a white lip... hadn't thought about that combo. Really? Chick car? Come on man there's no need for that.

I did see the gullwing hullabaloo--pretty funny! YoBear did give me...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-30-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 43,950
Posted By el gecko
Ok what do you guys think... should I paint the...

Ok what do you guys think... should I paint the wheels white with a silver lip or just all silver?

...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 08-28-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By el gecko
Yes, LL M bodies will fit the T chassis, as well...

Yes, LL M bodies will fit the T chassis, as well as the Rokar M chassis (exact same as LL just different branding) and Cox/AmRac/Galoob bodies will also fit, with a few exceptions.

From what I...
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