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Caddo last won the day on October 17 2020

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About Caddo

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  • Birthday 05/14/1970

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  1. Caddo

    Motor brackets

    Thanks to all, guess I know why they stopped making the brackets now!! Rgds Caddo
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    Motor brackets

    G'day, Anyone know where to find the brackets to allow a short can motor to fit into a Slot It long can motor mount? Slot It used to supply them, but can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks for any info Rgds
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Sideways HiGrip tyres now also unavailable according to Armchair website, maybe they were made by Slot It
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Thanks guys We have also had issues with recent batches of N22's, delaminating and splitting after very little use. Cheers
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Hi all, We race 1/32 non mag on smooth timber with rubber tyres. Has anyone found an equivalent to Slot It N22 tyres? Rgds Caddo
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    M2 Allen Keys

    #1 rule for me is replace any Slot It grub screws with better quality alternative, generally have a deeper key way. I just use a basic key with out torque setting, and find better quality grub screws let you tighten firmly without ever stripping. Have bought stainless steel 2mm grub screws at a reasonable price, best thing I have bought. My only real gripe about any Slot It parts is their grub screws are crap
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    F1 Is It The Pits

    The driver and motor supplier merry go round is interesting, but as I get older, it's harder to remember who is with what team and what is powering them each year!! Would like to see a generational reverse shift from F1 though, not a slow advance towards merging with the E-series
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    F1 Is It The Pits

    Would love to see F1 return to its roots, forget about fuel use limits, hybrid, electric power etc Become a retro race series harking back to the peak period v8's to v12's in the 90's. Seriously, motorsport is 50% about the noise for mine and most other fans I talk to... Fuel conservation and hybrid / electric vehicles should be left to the World Endurance Championship. Electric vehicles have great performance due to the instant torque delivery, but close to zero theatre due to the lack of noise..... Anyhow, just a thought, unlikely to happen if manufacturers see F1 as a way to sell road cars. But do they??? For example, does Mercedes success in F1 translate into increases in road vehicle sales? If not, why try to maintain relevance with road vehicle technology? Just go for the spectacle to appeal to motor sport fans
  9. Have to agree that new membership drives are fraught with a bit of risk, never quite know how people will behave when the red mist and adrenalin descend! Driving can be OK, marshalling can be atrocious A few potential pitfalls to worry about. I am not so focussed on recruiting younger racers, happy if they come along, but there is a growing pool of retirees in Australia that will no doubt remember slot cars fondly from their childhoods. They have time on their hands, and maybe a few spare dollars to spend on a hobby. Seems like the best place to start - Men's Sheds and the like. Has posting pics on here gotten any easier since Photobucket changed to subscriber payment?
  10. Hi Vince, we'll be back at Joe's Sat March 21, and will be racing every second Saturday thereafter, alternating between Joe's track & mine. Whereabouts are you moving to?
  11. Some good points Shaynus. Newbies being blitzed by experienced racers is an area our group is becoming more focused on, providing more host classes & breakout races when newbies are involved. This forum not being able to keep up with new member requests is disappointing, though understand it is basically a not-for-profit set up. Unfortunately, our club is going to head to Facebook to try and gather some new race members. Not had much luck on here, despite the other good content.
  12. Yeah mate that would be good to see even if you don’t show the shy guys who don’t want to be photographed. I need to plan one night a month for getting out but I have gotten so used to hanging out at home or going out for dinner that it is the last thing on my mind. I was thinking of digging out some old topics to show what used to happen on the forum when we kicked off and in the years following. Just thinking the best way to show them, do I just reply on an old thread to bring it back or start a topic linking back to old threads? There was so much good content being posted 10 or more years ago. Our group is finding that unless all racers turn up, we struggle for numbers to hold a meet. We have no reserves now, have had a few members move away and/or find other hobbies. The home track owners in our club are sacrificing their garages to house a track, that may or may not get used.I think occasional racers need to evaluate whether they want the hobby to continue or not. Commercial race centers are also struggling for numbers for race meets. Unless racers such as those on this forum, turn up regularly to race meets, the hobby is likely to slowly die. The social aspect of slot cars is a by-product of racers turning up to share a common interest - slot cars. Our group has taken necessary actions to expunge divisive & troublesome entities from our group. This duo had already caused other race group members to leave, and this would have continued unless action was taken. Talking about generating new interest on Auslot is great, existing enthusiasts turning up to race meets is far better & easier than finding new members. No offence is intended to other posters on this topic, my hope is to generate an increase in race meet attendances. I have also posted an expression of interest in the club racing forum on here, aim is to attract new members. This is not an easy, as most clubs in Sydney are finding. Cheers Caddo
  13. Been a while, so thought it a good time to touch base with any on here that may be interested in racing 1/32 scale slot cars in North Western Sydney. We have had a couple of members move away from Sydney, and find other hobbies, and are looking to make contact with anyone interested in racing with our group. Racing is all 1/32 scale, non magnet, on 2 home tracks in north west Sydney. A 4 lane and a 3 lane track. When numbers are good, we also include meets at a commercial centre - 1/32nd World at Pendle Hill. Racing is normally held fortnightly on Saturday evenings, sometimes Fridays. Please PM me if you are interested, we are more than happy to help newbies with car set up tips to get you up to speed asap. Our club has access to tyre truers and lathes which minimises your costs, and gets you racing competitively quickly. Cheers Caddo
  14. Thanks for the feedback Mark, I've had a few comments over the years about the rubber build up on my track being because of tyre treatment. I don't do the treatment thing, and think it is more due to the textured surface I have. Even though the surface is glossy, the textured pockets allow the rubber to deposit.
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