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Everything posted by dangermouse

  1. Looks pretty good. The AR aspect of being able to build a track on any surface would be fun. The thing I don't get about video game slot car tracks is why they need to be slot cars? The reason they are slot cars IRL is because there was a need for a means to keep the car on the track. Various options have been tried over the years but the good old guide in the slot seems to have survived the test of time and so we still have slot cars today. If the game mirrored the physics of how a slot car drives compared to a racing car on a track without a slot then I guess that might have some appeal. Otherwise I could see this game as an AR RC racing game where I build the track and drive a car around it without the need for the slot. Would slot car racers be into it - maybe - but the question is what is the appeal for racing over the thousands of other car racing games. Perhaps its the ability to build your own track. In which case MrFlipp's suggestion about actual track dimensions is good. I mean I could see myself dropping a track when waiting somewhere and running a few cars for fun but I am not sure I would be heavily vested in it. cheers DM
  2. Hi checkout slotshop.com.au they may have something happening or if you are on Facebook look up 'Mick's slot cars' - Mick Freedman could be able to help out
  3. Didn't need you to delete anything... just making a poor attempt at a sheep joke sorry -
  4. I was having a laugh about your comment - 'personally I am into sheep' my poor attempt at humour as well it seems
  5. I have heard of Koala Tyre treatment - I gather from the title that it is based on Eucalyptus oil. I tried some E-Oil and didn't notice any real difference in grip. I also tried mixing it with some other spirits. Charles - you may want to review/edit your post you are reinforcing a stereotype that us Aussies have of you chaps across the ditch. LOL "Thanks Icarve37. Does your name suggest you like lamb. Personally I am into sheep but the odd bit of corned beef, steak or even pork is always welcome."
  6. I have used Paul's XPGs on 1/32 cars and 1/24s. I am happy with the Shore 40 my cars are fast enough for my liking at the club I race with. I tried making Shore 30 tyres but didn't find them to be that much better than the 40s and they pretty much needed glueing on for every car. I don't usually glue the tyres on my 1/32 cars. Perhaps we are all Captain Slow at our club - but we enjoy our racing. Ninco NC1s feature in a lot of our classes and we have an 18k motor limit (well we allow Scalextric motors which are only notionally 18k) in most of our other classes. We also run the Revoslot and BRM Mini Saloons with stock rubber or urethane tyres and Carrera 1/24 on urethane. Tend to find with them the firmer tyres are better than the XPGs.
  7. Ok good to know I have been lucky so far I make Shore 40 using Reflex or Vytaflex and I haven't had a pair of them go to goo and I have been making them for quite a few years now. I have had it happen to a couple of MJK tyres but generally they are pretty long lasting as well
  8. Is that a new release with Robin in it or did you buy a Robin figure to put in the first release car?
  9. well it would be tough to choose between the two - but a Norm Beechey Monaro would be sweet!
  10. I don't know I am more likely to buy the police car than another race livery. Not a big fan of that era of racing so don't know but what other race liveries are there for them to do that people would go "yes finally the xxxxxx car!" I would have thought the main ones were done by now but could be wrong.
  11. I think it will be tough it's a bit smaller than the other cars, I imagine the chassis will be like the Escort or Cortina. It will still be nice to have one :)
  12. dangermouse

    Innes Park Raceway

    Nice idea I built a 3 lane track for my first track, current track is two lane, with both tracks I mostly only drove on one lane. For my next track I am in two minds, either do some work to clear some space and build a decent 4 lane track, or leave room as it is and build a single lane test track.
  13. dangermouse

    Innes Park Raceway

    Looking good I have the itch to start again and build another track. I want something I can run all the 1/24 cars I have collected since I built my last track. I am thinking of making something modular but if I don't go modular I will be making at least one modular piece. I found this on oldslotracer site and think it is a great idea, when doing a solo run you can race each lane on the track... cheers DM
  14. We are all having a chuckle because we can relate to your experience.
  15. Howdy all we have been racing Cartrix Grand Prix and Vanquish MG cars with our race group. A couple of new people are chasing cars. Let me know if you have any for sale. cheers David
  16. I agree with manimmal about lane spacing for 1/24 cars on the corners 150mm is good - 120mm is ok anything >150mm is a bonus. 100mm or 105 mm lane spacing is good cheers DM
  17. Scanning a body and then printing it isn't really at the consumer level yet. I have had a look at a few options and most of readily available options require a significant investment in time to make a file suitable for 3D printing. Interestingly Scalextric used a commercial company to scan some real cars to make into slot cars. So I guess it won't be long before we get better quality 3D scanners. cheers DM
  18. Will try the turps especially after truing, they are a challenge to true up. We haven't change anything other than the tyres so far. My Toyota with stock - treated tyres was the quickest Grp C - with the Trans Am I bought the new Mustang and it went really well with very little work on the tyres. I wiped a bit of oil on them and that is about it. I have several 917k they hook up nicely. With stock tyres though one has some sort of urethane - not sure what they are though.
  19. Yes we ran them the other weekend on a BRM day - they were great fun. MJK on some but mainly stock rubber. We found the stock rubber hooked up nicely with a bit of NSR oil. We ran them at 9v - I think 9 or 10v is all they really need.
  20. Howdy all We have started running the BRM big 1/24 cars - Porsche 962, Toyota 88C - Mercedes - the McLaren and Porsche GT1 and the Trans Am cars. If anyone has any of them for sale please send me a message. thanks David
  21. Will do mate.... What have you done to your TTS? I was talking to a chap in Europe about them and he suggested putting on a 13t pinion. He also put small rubber rings on the suspension parts to firm it up a bit. I haven't tried either yet - lately we have been running the big BRM cars. cheers David
  22. Picked up my Jagermeister the other day - it is a really sweet looking car - haven't had a chance to run it yet to compare with the front motored car though. cheers David
  23. I am thinking the Cobra will have the FF050 motor in it like the Torana, and we all know how that worked out.
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