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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-10-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 487
Posted By el gecko
This thread reminded me, I got the itch to build...

This thread reminded me, I got the itch to build a giant back in October, and wired these up to cope with the drop. It was a pretty quick procedure since I already had some terminals set up for...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-04-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,535
Posted By el gecko
You can get a prewired 4-LED kit with power...

You can get a prewired 4-LED kit with power adapter from Trackmate for $38.00. Or if you don't mind soldering, you can get the DIY kit for $24.

You can get a few pieces of balsa from Home Depot...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,535
Posted By el gecko
Sure, but the track was already wired for photo...

Sure, but the track was already wired for photo cell sensors, the cable was correctly terminated at a plug and everything. All Wicker Bill would have needed to do is install a light bridge, whether...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 02-04-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,535
Posted By el gecko
The sad thing is, after all this futzing around...

The sad thing is, after all this futzing around with different kinds of sensors and switches and whatnot, you could have simply bought (or built) a light bridge and hooked up an old laptop and been...
Forum: The Paddock 02-04-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By el gecko
Watched the last ~2hrs on Youtube live, thanks...

Watched the last ~2hrs on Youtube live, thanks for the link WCR!

The Porsche was just HAULIN' over the last stint! I didn't hear if they got penalized for bumping the BMW, but it looks like the...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-15-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By el gecko
Well if it's down across all the boards, first I...

Well if it's down across all the boards, first I would guess video games have completely replaced physical hobbies for most people. Why would little Jimmy invest in a bunch of plastic and metal and...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-14-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By el gecko
Indeed, Viper/VSR have been doing well, and their...

Indeed, Viper/VSR have been doing well, and their web store keeps improving. JAG Hobbies also has a great online store, and their TR-3/DR-1 inline chassis are total game-changers for still using...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-14-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By el gecko
No matter how good the cars are, if you force...

No matter how good the cars are, if you force your customers to jump through stupid hoops like calling them on the phone to check inventory, or mailing in a physical order form, your business will...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By el gecko
I would be interested in something like this too....

I would be interested in something like this too. We already have a good amount of slot car shows or swap meets across the US, but there is a thin manufacturer presence, if any. Maybe some sort of...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,902
Posted By el gecko
Crazy cool longtails, Roscoe--but that yellow 550...

Crazy cool longtails, Roscoe--but that yellow 550 just calls to me :cool:

Rich that's a great cast, looks just like the originals! I love that body--is that resin currently being produced? ...
Forum: The Paddock 12-19-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By el gecko
Welll now. Let's test. Saw the site was totally...

Welll now. Let's test. Saw the site was totally down a bit earlier today, but now it works again and I've been logged in jumping between a few pages, still logged in. Hit refresh to get past the...
Forum: Digital 12-14-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By el gecko
Tracker 2000 :thumb:

Tracker 2000 :thumb:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-14-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 45,441
Posted By el gecko
:bounce: ...

:bounce:

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Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By el gecko
For a cheaper option, Jel Claws also makes front...

For a cheaper option, Jel Claws also makes front and rear factory replacement tires in standard sizes for all types of chassis. They are a different material (neither rubber like the originals or...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 11-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 45,441
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: 2,928
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: 271
Views: 45,441
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: 713
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: 2,928
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: 521
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: 152
Views: 9,141
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: 152
Views: 9,141
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: 82,793
Posted By el gecko
:noidea::rolleyes:

:noidea::rolleyes:
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 10-23-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,141
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: 152
Views: 9,141
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...
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