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Old 01-23-2019, 02:05 AM
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Default WHO/digital 2019 - all the action from the Barn

Our 2019 Scalextric digital season start tonight! It's exactly five years since we added 1/32 scale digital racing to our standard HO analogue formats at Worthing HO Racing (hence WHO/digital).


The digital racing has evolved and attendances grown - making digital converts of some of our HO club members and also some local 1/32 and 1/24 scale analogue club racers. We now use RCS64 race management software and the Truspeed / SCS wireless controller system.


The five Wednesday evenings - from January to July - are a great introduction, with a club car team race followed by a Trans-Am pairs competition. Then the four full-day Saturdays ratchet up the action with up to eight events during an exhilarating day.


The full 14-page pdf guide to our 2019 racing - including formats, build-guidelines and information about the hardware and software - is on our website: www.who-digital.org.uk






I'll post up the video from this year's events so you can see how we get on.


Coverage of our 2018 racing is here: http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...d.php?t=100293



The first half of 2017 is here: http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...ad.php?t=96383



And the early years here: http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...ad.php?t=77031
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:09 PM
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I love what you have going over there. Doesn't seem possible over here.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:08 AM
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Thanks MrF


I do think an important factor in WHO/digital taking off was a big slice of luck - a whole load of stars aligning at the same time... We had a nice, friendly and established HO club with a cheap venue and good attendances; a generous digital benefactor in Mike D who bravely loaned all his digital kit; support from Adrian at Scalextric to run a round of the Scalextric World Championship and all the fabulous publicity that gave us in the land where Scalextric = slot cars; plus absolute and active support from the club 'hierarchy'.



Five years later, we still have the Digital Wednesdays with a half-and-half crowd of local HO regulars and digital specialists, but the Saturdays have developed into a more hard-core digital experience with less HO club members and a few people travelling longer distances to attend (although not from the Pacific Northwest - yet). It did take us a few years to find our feet, but those early lucky breaks kept the momentum going. There was an opportunity and we grabbed it.
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And I hope continues for years to come!
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