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  1. 2 points
    Like most of us, I have tuned a lot of slot cars over the years. Some go great from the get go. Some don't. Some I get frustrated with and put away in the storage drawer to be revisited another day. My frustrations are usually based around one of the performance brands - NSR /Slot It / Thunderslot. They should be straight forward and very easy to tune, but some cars just won't play ball and track performance isn't up to par. They aren't as fast or smooth as I know they should be, so in the drawer they go to be looked at another day. Weirdly, when I pull them out of the drawer (usually after in a few weeks time), they sometimes run far better - even though nothing has been done to them. A recent Sideways Toyota Celica is a case in point. When first built, gear mesh was good and the completed car felt 'free' and supple on the bench, but it was a dog on the track; lumpy and erratic under full power. I ran it at a club night and it was fast but jumpy; far from what I was looking for. Fast forward a month and I pulled it out of the drawer to tune it again, and it's a silky smooth runner that corners like it's on rails. My fastest car, a NSR Mosler, was built for the 2017 NZ Nationals. It was never a good car and consequently was never raced in anger. I spent hours on that bloody thing but eventually gave up on it. Mid way through last year I thought I'd have another go, but tested it it straight out of the drawer first. It started lapping my track right on record equalling pace. Weird, right? Am the only one who has seen this happen? I don't think my car storage drawers have secret tuning capability, but something's going on. Is the chassis 'relaxing' over time and does that somehow equate to a better drive and faster times? Are the tyres coming on under 'hibernation'? I have no clue. And before anyones asks, no you can't rent space in my storage drawers, and no, they aren't for sale.
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    Is this news ? haven't we had a "push to pass button" for donkeys years ? i think the button is known by another name in some places though........accelerator sounds familiar.
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    "And before anyones asks, no you can't rent space in my storage drawers, and no, they aren't for sale. " and there I was reading through the post thinking I will ask for your address to send you a box of cars to put in the drawer I have no answer - my only suggestion is you have a house elf that likes tuning slot cars - leave a plate of cookies in the drawer if they're gone come morning you have the answer
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    Must be nice to get a 'thank you'. I would imagine most correspondence would be 'where is my stuff?' , which is out of your hands
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    On that note, well done to the Black Caps for becoming the #1 ranked test team!
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    Well, those photos go a long way to show the gulf in our standards Rosco. You are resigned to redoing, where I would be rapt with that result! Back to reality, are you planning on masking and painting the white areas of the car, or will they be decals?
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    From MRE SCALEXTRIC BATMOBILE - you will all have noticed that this car comes with Batman but NO Robin ! Disgraceful - but there may be an answer. Today I have had discussions with the relevant people and can have a ROBIN figure created to go in the Scalextric car. I am happy to proceed with this if there is enough interest. Cost uncertain at the moment, and it would be supplied unpainted, but it would certainly complete the car. Please show your interest on the MRE Facebook page, or email to MRE directly at mre@mre.co.uk if you would be interested in a ROBIN figure for your Batmobile.
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    I thought I'd start a thread to show of the builds for this year Tasman Cup proxy. Please feel free to add your cars to this thread and show off what we are all doing for this year series. I'll start off with my Ferrari 158. The chassis is a variant of the Brokespeed Skate design. It was started for last years series but not completed when it was decided not to run the series in 2020. After the series cancellation it sat on the bench waiting to be finished but was pushed to one side to make way for other more needed projects. Body is a Tassie resin Ferrari 158, Motor will be a SRP speed18 with Slot It gearing wheels are RS slot with BRM classic hard front tyres Rears are MJK ninco classicc but this may change before the start of the series.
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    Car 19 will be the same as entered in 2019 . 1962 Lotus 24 Climax . Body from PPL ,wheels PPS , rear tyres MJK , gears Slot it 9:23 , guide Slot it , Chassis by PeterD . Motor SRP18 .
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