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  1. I wouldn't see the others controller no as I am not looking in that direction, but the controller does the flash thing that the Slot.it controllers do. I do notice the braid short on all cars as the flash/spark is easy to see even in peripheral vision. With cars deslotting the car usually shoots across fast and have never seen any flash/spark with these stray cars, yes we have had cars deslot into the other lane and take off under another persons control, these are those WTF!!! moments. As for body screws yes you find them the next lap around for sure, we have had quite a few of these as recently as last weeks race multiple times, this is why you should put a small ball of Blu-Tac in the screw hole after attaching body, simple and effective. Regarding snapping guides, again we have had quite a few recently for one racer, turns out he has been 3d printing his own guides, they appear to be extremely weak for some reason.
  2. re your first query, strange, are you jumping the start at all? Try moving the cars back one car length and start a race, you could always do the same on the other side of the start gantry and start a race there. RC Contact for Dave: contact@racecoordinator.net Tutorials Table of Contents: https://www.racecoordinator.net/raceformats.html FAQ's: https://www.racecoordinator.net/faq.html When I run laps every other lap (or every third lap) is missed. What is wrong? There can be many causes of RC missing laps. The simplest is that the race min lap time is set too high for the track size and type of cars you are running. By default the min lap time is set to 3 seconds. If your lap times are faster than that, they won't be counted and an audio queue will be played instead. The min lap time is configurable in the "Expert Race Setup". The ideal value for the setting is at least half your fastest lap time possible, but no more than your fastest possible lap time. So if your fastest possible lap time is 8 seconds, then the min lap time should be set to at least 4, but really should be set to something closer to 7 or 7.5 seconds. The next likely cause of missed laps is a sensor/interface issue. Converter cables like parallel to USB can often lead to missed laps. DIY sensor setups may have issues if they're not probably grounded or susceptible to interference or noise on the track. RC provides a debug mode to help troubleshoot such issues. You'll need to go into the Race Day Setup Screen options/preferences menu and enable it. Once enabled you'll need to run laps until the problem occurs then send the logs for my review. Almost without fail, the logs show exactly what you're seeing on the track though, which generally means there's an issue outside the software. For more information and help please visit the Contact page for how to reach me for help. Regarding your second query: Race Coordinator Add a late arrival racer to events Ok folks. Looking for some guidance on using the Race Coordinator software... Is there a way to drop in (add) a new racer to an already in-progress race? We had a situation tonight with an unexpected drop in, but while we could add the user to the race, and he showed up in the list of racers, it never expanded the race or added him to subsequent heats. I'm sure I'm missing something (Hopefully) simple. I know track mate let's you do it very intuitively, but I really love trackmate, stats, screens, etc. Any help is appreciated! Pic shows poor Jeff with zero laps. ANSWER ONE We've had to for this a few Times, its not too bad. Here's a summarized procedure: ______________ A racer arriving after the start of the race can be added IF there is still at least one racer who has not run in a heat yet. If the last racer’s fist heat has started, that heat can be restarted, and a racer can then be added. SUMMARIZED PROCESS: 1. Allow existing heat to complete, or restart heat 2. From “Race Director” menu, select “Modify Heat” 3. Add late arriving driver (one at a time) to bottom of list of “Drivers Racing” list. 4. Click “Automate”. Repeat step 3 and 4 for each driver added. 5. Click “Validate”. Fix errors if they appear on screen otherwise… 6. Click “Accept”. You will return to the “Race Day” screen from where you started. This presumes you're using round robin or friendly round robin. the method of adding the driver to the bottom of the list only works if you are using a straight rotation and have very specific settings. If you use anything other than a straight rotation the driver list draws from the bottom first, and will likely completely reorganize your heats
  3. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Howdy Chas, For pricing you need to contact Peter Van Horssen at Mrtrax (mrtrax.com) just a vague memory of a conversation with Peter. I think sent a track to NZ Online Contact Form: https://www.mrslotcar.com/contact Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1980612378848941 track details which include the footprint and lane lengths: https://www.mrslotcar.com/mr-trax As for plastic track being cheaper, it actually isn't, not here in Australia at least. And as for the tracks by Peter beng a startng point, they are much, much more than that, they can be utilised in a commercial environment also, the lane centers are 100mm therefor 1:24 scale cars can be utilised as well as 1:32 scale. Cheers Johnno I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area. I would like to get some evenings or weekend racing happening, if you are interested, please reach out for a chat. Location: Taree, NSW, 2430 on the Mid North Coast, my private home 4-Lane MrTrax track is named 'Shenanigans Raceway' Shenanigans Raceway 1:24 and 1:32 Scale Commercial Slot Car track definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or mischievious activity or manoeuvring - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The Scalextric Digital ARC PRO Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Peter Van Horssen mrtrax.com mrslotcar.com
  4. I did mention at the time the controller might need some cleaning in a broad sense of the word. I can't see the controller having any broken/shorting wires as the owners look after their gear exceptionally well, will mention this next week. Thanks Alan
  5. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    That's all good heads up it is raining up this way. What comes next is the unpacking, at least with that you can do a few beers and pizza on the first night Those cars are very nice, if Scalextric they will take quite some tuning to get to stay on the track, probably you know already. Bet you are hanging to get your track going, just got to get that shed hey
  6. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Great to see, like I mentioned if you have five and want to call in to check things just say so, I'm not going anywhere, my back won't let me sounds like you are making a bit of a mess like all moving entails, bet you are getting over the move fast
  7. Sadly an update with this controller issue, it is still occurring on multiple tracks, random cars and random lanes , I've taken on board about checking braids which are fine and I have been watching hmmm What I've been witnessing it appears to occur with one particular controller more often than others, yep this is totally weird.
  8. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Just browsing back through some forums and popped in here how's that move coming along?
  9. So Chris, did this solution work for you four years ago?
  10. Plug? As in the standard three prong 240v female as below image? They are all the same and can handle up-to 240v as the tracks run at 12v these standard 240v plugs are more than sufficient.
  11. Johnno

    Racing At Old Bar

    hmmm another track in the area... good to see where about are you currently before Wingham move? I hope your house is on a high area after seeing how much of Wingham lower areas got impacted recently with flooding. I am in Taree with my 4 lane MrTrax track, I have posted in the Community group on Facebook a few times now. If you are keen, here is my info. might interest you. I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area utilising two small MrTrax 2-Lane tracks, one large 4-lane custom track and one large 4-lane MrTrax track. Link to my forum post on AUSlot: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shenanigans Raceway definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or dishonest activity or manoeuvring. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The ARC Pro Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Johnno My mobile: 0403 213 901
  12. Johnno

    Racing At Old Bar

    Morning, I am in Taree with my 4 lane MrTrax track, I have posted in the Community group on Facebook a few times now. If you are keen, here is my info. might interest you. I am a part of a small group of guys that race every Wednesday around the Taree, Old Bar and Forster area utilising two small MrTrax 2-Lane tracks, one large 4-lane custom track and one large 4-lane MrTrax track. I am in Taree, NSW, 2430 on the Mid North Coast, my private home MrTrax track is named 'Shenanigans Raceway' Link to my track forum post on AUSlot: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shenanigans Raceway definition: - silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief. - secret or dishonest activity or manoeuvring. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df47a35036302d92ad592 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup MeWe: https://mewe.com/group/602df55d123eb774f9b52594 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - slotracer.online Library https://slotracer.online/library/index.html slotracer.online Index of tracks and track plans https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html The Complete Slot Racing Handbook https://slotracer.online/manual/index.php The ARC Pro Guide https://slotracer.online/arc-pro-guide/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #slotcarsforlife Johnno My mobile: 0403 213 901
  13. Have to keep an eye out on the braids in case, as mentioned, it could be a braid wire shorting. I very rarely see a flash from the braids on random cars, this as I said is very rare, maybe something close to 1 in 30 (or more) odd races... hmm more ongoing investigation and closer watching of the car, the track and the controller is needed, which is hard when concentrating on racing as we all know.
  14. Don't know how these are being snapped up, again with today's racing one Slot.it controller caused issues requiring us to unplug the Slot.it controller, plug a resistor controller in, pull trigger, unplug the resistor controller and plug the Slot.it controller back in to get the Slot.it controller to work.. This had to be done 4 times, this situation has occurred on 4 different tracks and 4 different controllers, there is obviously something amiss with the Slot.it controllers, where? Who knows, but for the money they are not to be trusted nor relied upon, sad as I thought they would be a decent controller and was going to buy 4 of them for my track but after witnessing this bad behaviour on 4 different tracks and 4 different Slot.it controllers, nop not spending money on them. edit: to fix the ongoing issue with all Slot.it controllers, what we now do is unplug the Slot.it controller, plug in a Resistor controller, pull trigger, unplug resistor controller, plug Slot.it controller back in and away it goes until it decides to play up once again, guaranteed
  15. Here is Australia Post tracking info. for some items from South Australia to NSW... disgusting updates and times
  16. Slotworx links for you Slotworx Chassis Build Slotworx Cup Car Build and Slotworx V8 Body Build
  17. Welcome to the hobby, hope you have deep pockets and understanding partner A few links that might help you along the way: Track Library and The ARC Pro Guide both of which will be invaluable to you. The best and cheapest way is to buy a Set which contains track, special track pieces such as XLC's and pitlane entry and exit and four to six cars digitally chipped ready to race, from there you just buy extra track packs to extend your track and extra cars. Keep in mind sometimes it can be cheaper to buy another complete set with track and cars
  18. And to make things worse, Australia Post have just announced a 2.5% increase to their charges, excerpt below from the email I just got: Domestic and International standard retail rate changes^Over the last year we've worked hard to support customers with the pressures of their sometimes rapidly changing businesses. Rising costs over the period however mean that, effective 1 March 2021, we'll be raising our standard retail rates for domestic parcels and changing our standard retail rates for international parcels. We'll be introducing a 2.5% price increase across our retail domestic parcel products; which includes Parcel Post, Express Post and Return Paid items.International outbound parcel and letter prices will also change, which will mean a price reduction in some instances and an increase in others.
  19. Fastway is owned by Australia Post now, just another million dollar decision and purchase that the Australian government pen pushers made without consulting with the people of Australia. The irony behind all this expenditure is that Australia Post have turned around and whinged about suffering massive losses, so in turn they have increase the prices of postage for letter stamps, which has continuously increased since and implemented quadruple dipping with other bulky and large parcel charges, they (Oz Post) now charge four items on one parcel, this being: Postcode of Origin, Postcode of Destination, Weight, and cubic cm measurements
  20. Yes have had zero issues, time is anywhere between two whole weeks and three whole weeks. But the items do arrive
  21. Ordered some pitch measurement tools from Vanguard which were posted on 28th December 2020 and arrived this morning 15 January 2021 so not too bad coming from the USA. Vanguard Speed Lab Vanguard Speed Lab Gear Gauge website
  22. Johnno

    Track Number 4

    Be sure to reach out for our details, to help, I've included a couple of FaceBook Groups of mine should make it easier to contact also. Be great to have possibility of another track to race on, more the better I say. All the best with your move when it happens. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG) https://www.facebook.com/groups/nswslotcargroup - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Shenanigans Raceway (Mid North Coast, Taree, 2430) dictionary definition: - mischievousness or high-spirited behaviour, - secret manoeuvring #slotcarsforlife - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Looking for inspiration for a slot car track? Then head on over to SlotRacer Online https://slotracer.online/library/tracks/index.html https://slotracer.online/track-plans/
  23. Bit of more work done with the PSR (Pro Scale Racing) Dunlop Bridge, finally got motivated. I had a rattle can of Machinery Grey so decided to go with that, didn't expect it to be so dark a grey, though this works in with the bridge name and other decals that really pop out. Original Dunlop Plastic Bridge compared to the Pro Scale Racing MDF Brdige PSR Bridge with lettering and Low Clearance Signage... which has been swapped out for the other part of the track name PSR Bridge with lettering and Low Clearance Signage... which has been swapped out for the other part of the track name PSR Bridge with lettering and Raceway signage swapped in PSR Bridge with lettering and Raceway signage different angle PSR Bridge with lettering and Raceway signage collage PSR original MDF bridge - SM-BS-0904-1-DNLP-Bridge-1 PSR original MDF bridge - SM-BS-0904-1-DNLP-Bridge-1
  24. Electric Dreams have been fantastic, expediated supply and shipping (to get it to collected at least) then times are dependant on the USPS, airlines and other third party shippers. Yes the package was packed superbly and extremely secure with plenty of packaging and as mentioned by someone who actually cares about successful undamaged arrival. Highly recommend Electric Dreams in EL Segundo, California The shipping price just makes me spend that much more to make it worth the USP price gouged shipping charges so in turn the store wins with a little more income and the USPS looses a little with a bulk delivery. Regarding shipping price, sadly this is out of everyone's hands as the USPS have hiked pricing by 100% to every country the price gouging bastards, all they are doing is making up for their lost COVID income :( :( :(
  25. Well having owned a 4-Lane MrTrax track I am absolutely sold on this track system.

    Having spinal fusion and more to come, setting up and dismantling this track system is an absolute breeze and pain free... woohoo.

    The track is designed around the 100mm centre so it allows you to race 1/24 and 1/32 cars. As the track rubbers in times and grip do improve.

    The sales, service and support from both Mr & Mrs Slotcar (Peter and Debbie) has been an absolute astonishingly easy and enjoyable process, no question can go unasked, both will tell you the simple facts. There is zero pressure sale tactics at all, both are more than happy to go above and beyond for their clients, to which I will be a long term client and supporter of MrTrax and MrSlotCar.

    For those people thinking about a slot car track and would like to have a look and race first hand and are in the Taree, NSW, 2430 area please reach out via PM to arrange a visit and race, I am more than happy to open my house and track, you will be amazed with the entire system.

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    My Facebook group links:

    Australian Slot Car Group (ASCG) - all things Slot Cars
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianslotcars

    NSW Slot Car Group (NSWSCG)
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    Shenanigans Raceway (Mid North Coast, Taree, 2430)
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    Peter Van Horssen

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