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Forum: The Paddock 07-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ramcatlarry
Be sure to bring hiking boots, canteen, and a...

Be sure to bring hiking boots, canteen, and a poncho. Each 'campsite' can be shared with up to SIX tents in the Carosel turn. Binoculars optional. Friday and Saturday dusk 'in-town' concours is a...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 05-25-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,455
Posted By ramcatlarry
Our 1/32 club (Great Lakes Slot Car Club) has...

Our 1/32 club (Great Lakes Slot Car Club) has periodic races with all F1 era. Pre 1960 is one that includes Cartrix, Scalextric, and others with 'NC-1 class' motors to equalize power with similar...
Forum: The Paddock 05-25-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By ramcatlarry
Remember TV aerials? They still work for many...

Remember TV aerials? They still work for many races including this weekends Indy 500, Monaco F1, and the Charlotte 600 - and other selected races during the seasons. Getting my VHS to time record...
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 04-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,140
Posted By ramcatlarry
It is pathetic that the 1/1 racing community sees...

It is pathetic that the 1/1 racing community sees model car racing as a 'profit source' rather than a 'marketing tool' as STP and several teams did in the past.
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 04-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,224
Posted By ramcatlarry
I think it is a waste of time and investment. ...

I think it is a waste of time and investment. You can make a car, but I doubt if it would even move on a carrerra track without upgrading the track power source and wiring to pump the amps into the...
Forum: SCX Digital 03-30-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,258
Posted By ramcatlarry
Digital is a complex fad. Analog is operating...

Digital is a complex fad. Analog is operating continuously since 1960 with good stability and compatability
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 03-23-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By ramcatlarry
Track polarity is an issue as well as collection...

Track polarity is an issue as well as collection variety to get a low cost controller. The manufactured sets may use a standard for them, but most club or commercial grade tracks might use another. ...
Forum: Scalextric USA Forum 03-20-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By ramcatlarry
Alan, I could find NO link to the (1000) spare...

Alan, I could find NO link to the (1000) spare parts on 132slotcar.com...?
Need 1 each W8329, W9207, W9211, and 3 - W9211 for Ferrari F-1 156
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 03-13-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,043
Posted By ramcatlarry
Green Scotchbrite and a bit of WD-40 has never...

Green Scotchbrite and a bit of WD-40 has never hurt any slot car track.
Forum: Routed Track Scale Racing 03-13-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,760
Posted By ramcatlarry
Prime and paint the braid recess always. The...

Prime and paint the braid recess always. The glue or tape sticking to the paint is much better in the long run than pulling chunks of wood up when you rebraid down the road. I prefer to use stain...
Forum: Routed Track Scale Racing 03-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,760
Posted By ramcatlarry
Temperature and humidity control are major...

Temperature and humidity control are major factors in keeping ALL contact materials in place since the lumber track WILL grow and shrink with the changing room climate in garages and basement...
Forum: SCI Race Track Directory 03-12-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By ramcatlarry
It would be better than darts or pingpong in any...

It would be better than darts or pingpong in any of the homes where some of the residents are mobile enough.
I have a stroke impaired friend still building model kits in a nursing home.
Forum: Routed Track Scale Racing 03-12-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,760
Posted By ramcatlarry
The types of formica countertop 'contact cement'...

The types of formica countertop 'contact cement' commonly used on commercial tracks are the aromatic ones that are being banned as carcinogenic in many states. I have tried the waterbased 'safe'...
Forum: Swap Meet 03-06-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By ramcatlarry
Can you find any mfr #s on the broken pot? ...

Can you find any mfr #s on the broken pot? Digikey.com is one source for electronic parts that might have it.
I understand Jeff (JG) is around St Louis now days and still races.
He might be...
Forum: Tech Q & A 03-06-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,257
Posted By ramcatlarry
Maybe I missed it in the comments, but the RED...

Maybe I missed it in the comments, but the RED controller post is wired to the negative (on + gate tracks) track braid and the power supply. The track needs it to operate, but the driver has the...
Forum: Scalextric USA Forum 02-23-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By ramcatlarry
HEY DAVE, is the Scalextric Spare Parts store...

HEY DAVE, is the Scalextric Spare Parts store open yet?
Forum: Scalextric USA Forum 02-23-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Sticky: Hello!
Views: 1,905
Posted By ramcatlarry
Hi Dave, congradulations on the new job. If you...

Hi Dave, congradulations on the new job. If you wander into the Chicago area, you are always welcome to come race with the Great Lakes Slot car Club. We usually race two alternating Saturday nites...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 02-23-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By ramcatlarry
Contact cement such as 3M yellow automotive...

Contact cement such as 3M yellow automotive weatherstrip adhesive is the gold standard for slot car tires and braid-to-track repairs.
Forum: Tech Q & A 02-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By ramcatlarry
The flat-6 has extra motor mounting holes to...

The flat-6 has extra motor mounting holes to screw it in in a hypoid/under centerline position for lower center of gravity and extra body clearance.
Forum: 1/24 Scale Slot Cars 02-18-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By ramcatlarry
This is a newly imported FK-180 sealed can motor....

This is a newly imported FK-180 sealed can motor. Same size an the NSR 50K long can motors. I have tried one in a retro (IRRA) road car. Not much on brakes, big armature wire, runs high rpm and is...
Forum: Carrera parts information 02-12-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By ramcatlarry
small risers to make a hump in a straight? or...

small risers to make a hump in a straight? or elevate before a banking?
Forum: Scalextric USA Forum 02-10-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By ramcatlarry
I need a couple as well: W9210 Front axle assy...

I need a couple as well: W9210 Front axle assy fits all liveries. 3D printed wishbones is an option as well. Ferrari F1 156
Forum: Race Management systems ( Timing and Scoring ) 02-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,624
Posted By ramcatlarry
The 'bypass switch' also allows using the timing...

The 'bypass switch' also allows using the timing features in practice mode. Place the power supply and relay and fusing in a place for easy access. Allow some extra wire in those areas also if you...
Forum: News & Reviews 01-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,435
Posted By ramcatlarry
Which is why I have explained to new racers that...

Which is why I have explained to new racers that "Slot car racing is a game that teaches RESPONSIBILITY - for your actions, your equipment, as a preparation to driving a real car". Tuning involves...
Forum: Devis3D Designs LLC 01-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By ramcatlarry
How about the design programs?

How about the design programs?
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