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charlesx last won the day on April 14 2021

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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 Tonka. In my humble opinion the sample track contains no true Isochronus curve. Sure the right hand end has a short straight section but this is not a true Iso curve which is based on different radii curves although the outgoing curve bears a slight resemblance. In mthe two tighter curves are clearly opinion Parabolic. Have to say though that my preference if for corners that either tighten up or broaden. This helps a track flow but still involves some degree of additional skill over regular bends particularly when used in combination. These can easily be set up with set plastic track but easier if routing your own. For what it is worth. Regards Chas Le Breton
  2. Thanks Vinno. It was Mark Burgess who said they were being phased out. Time will tell. Ta for quick reply. C Le B
  3. Hi All. Happy New Year. A question re Slot-it N22 tyres -This may have been reported on previously but some months ago I heard a rumor that production of these tyres was to be ceased but I have never heard news of a replacement. Some N22 tyres still seem to be available in NZ but still no news. Can anybody help? Regards Chas Le Breton
  4. Hi all. Think you can also measure them. Like Vinno suggests I mark mine too. Regards Chas Le Breton
  5. Hi Stevefzr. Not for sale and on wrong side of Tasman but my track would suit your dimensions and 1/24th requirements if you decide to build. It is 4.8m long and 1.2m wide. Lane spacing mainly 110mm except for one place where I went off track momentarily. See my FB page - Charles Le Breton for picture. Regards Chas Le Breton
  6. Thanks for Info. Lee. C Le B
  7. Looking good. Like the rock work. Did you use moulds? Regards Chas Le Breton
  8. The countdown stops too so it does not make much difference. You could put some rules around it so stops would be minimised. e.g. car out of reach, under a bridge, 2 0r more cars involved. C Le B
  9. Thanks Sports Racer. Enjoyed the videos. Some good close racing in some which is all the more enjoyable. I thought the marshal did pretty well covering the whole track with a little help from the drivers. Just a suggestion but if we are short of marshals we use to pause button when car out of reach. Slows things down a bit but fairer. Keep up the good work. Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  10. Hi Sports Racer. Please continue with event as we have all waited so long. Have agreed to take my car out as it was so slow despite mag. Last year I did not even send it as I was so disappointed. Should have done same again. I have just had a look at another Baby King motor and see it is clearly marked Mag Effect so my mistake entirely. Will enjoy reading about others exploits. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  11. Hi Paul. Cannot believe you were that out of practice. Its like riding a bike. Will still be interesting to see how they went including the videos anyway. Hopefully cars will settle in soon. We all know you will do your best. I often find it is best to settle into a rhythm before pressing too hard. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  12. Hi Paul. Same here from NZ. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  13. 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
  14. Hi Lenny/Alan. Cars arrived today. Thanks for their quick and safe return. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  15. 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)
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