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charlesx last won the day on April 14

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About charlesx

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    Formula 3 Driver
  • Birthday 12/04/1945

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    New Plymouth, NZ
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    Slot cars 1/32nd and 1/24th metal; Family research/history and DNA; Neighbourhood Support; reading; Slot car proxies; slot car building/modifying and tuning; painting (art) not house. I am retired so plenty of time. Watching motor racing on TV.

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  1. Hi Paul. The back of my body/chassis is quite loose (up and down) but will bind if pressed down hard. Should not be necessary to sand tyres but do sidewalls if you must. Tyres are very narrow as it is because body so narrow. Motor is an NSR Baby KIng. Whole car is a bit of a hack job but just put back in box if you want. In hindsight I wish I had left in original Scaly set-up as It drove much better then. Great to see all the other cars. Regards Chas Le Breton
  2. Hi Lenny/Alan. Cars arrived today. Thanks for their quick and safe return. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  3. Hi Lenny Broke/Alan. Thanks for another great series. Pity for the impact of the virus but beyond everybody's control. Also good to see the progress made by the winner and some of the other top cars. Sorry my cars did not perform a lot better but I have to admit despite my best intentions they have tended to just get sent back pretty much the same each year. I did try a new SRP 18000 motor in my Brabham but clearly a lot more development is required. Thanks again to all those who contributed to the TC 2021. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  4. Hi Sports Racer. Does not surprise me at all. Put it back in the box if you wish. Regards Chas Le Breton and all the best for the event.
  5. Hi Sports Racer. Would not be surprised if mine is a bit of a dog. Put back in box if you wish. Regards Chas Le Breton
  6. OK thanks Paul. Quick response appreciated. C Le B
  7. Hi Sports Racer. Would you please confirm you have my car. You should have received last Friday. Thanking you. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  8. Hi Paul. According to courier mine should have arrived today. The extra money for the courier was well worth it. 4 days from New Plymouth compared to 6 weeks to Adelaide by NZPost and Auspost for Tasman cars. Hope car goes OK but expect will get left behind by most. Regards Chas Le Breton
  9. That's a real shame but peoples health comes first. Bit concerned though that neither Bruce nor Denny had anti-virus injection before travelling to the land of Aus. Please make sure they spend at least 2 weeks in quarantine before they get back to NZ. Sure Lenny will make sure they are all safe. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  10. Hi Curef99. The old orange motor may work but the new one seems to be producing some real variations going on our recent RTR Nationals. Regards Chas Le Breton
  11. charlesx

    The Asylum

    Sorry Ding. Dead strip may not be suitable in your case. Know nothing of Ardrino. C Le B
  12. charlesx

    The Asylum

    What sensors are you using for lap counting? I found using dead strips very easy. Regards Chas Le Breton
  13. Thanks for the report on cars Phil. Lenny was worried about the Thunderslot guide so sounds like it bit me. Was no problem at home. Regards Chas LeBreton (charlesx)
  14. Hi all. Like SlotsNZ and HB I have tended to use FB as a comms tools for our Taranaki slotties and other people who occasionally join us but only as an add on to our usual email and occasional text messages. Have also of late of my own volition used to add pieces that I thought might be of interest to a wider audience. This has included some out of town results, track systems of tracks for sale and building projects. To date several hundred people have viewed and in many cases passed on their congratulations for the content. Must say however that I also enjoy reading the HB news. Would add that it is a pity you cannot select multiple options in the survey. I had no option but to select "other". Regards Charles Le Breton
  15. Thanks for the run Phil. My Cooper with its under powered BWA motor went quite well. Pity about Brabham though. Very disappointing display with its new SRP 18000 motor. The only way is up. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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