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  1. They look like urethanes but to be sure you should ask Dave West as i think he built both cars
  2. Race results and comments: Nick drove lanes black and blue and I drove yellow and red.Blue and red were the 2 inside lanes at the hairpin following downhill section which favored cars with good brakes: 658 ,the car that suffered most at the hairpin 111 good car 99 gearing seems wrong could use a higher ratio 98 a beauty but it got you by surprise and rolled 87 good car given the width and height excellent 86 needs a bit more attention to the front end could eliminate the offs 71 I dont think the sprung guide is a good idea 66 good car finished 12th in 2018 now 6th 40 too much body rock tyres rubbing the body 28 Alpine good car given the width and height excellent 28 Jaguar very good car but sideways braking gave 2 very costly deslots on straight line at the downhill section 27 good car but cound not beat 21 for slimlin class honors 21 I wish I could build chassislike this,if fited with a big motor it would be in a class of its own 20 the pinion slipped 3 times then I had to retire the car.The crown rotates out of round and I think this is the reason 19 needs attention to the front end ,it is the cause of so many offs 18 it was quite a surprise as I had not touched it after the 1000 laps test,it makes me consider making 1000 laps run in a standard procedure 15 hoping rear end needs attention 12 ery good car but sideways braking gave 2 very costly deslots on straight line at the downhill section 11 very good car 5 Lotus front end needs attention 5 Daytona,very good car,Nick loved it 2 Very smooth and considering front engine perfect 1 Very good car but I takes a couple of laps until you feel cnfident Results
  3. Just returned from Nick's place,round 1 is in the books.I have to sort out results and photos but that will wait until tomorrow,an appetizer though,the yellow jag sliding sideways under braking approaching the hairpin:
  4. Results of the first 2 lanes Some comments on the cars #98 she will catch you by surprise and roll #12 slides sideways under braking #28 Jag ditto #71 no grip #111 could use some more grip #99 was running reverse,,each time we had to switch track direction #20 pinion slipped.I have already fixed it but crown rotates out of round and I am afraid it is going to happen again It is the best grid since I took ever both performance wise and looks
  5. After all this delay we finally got racing.And then again everything went wrong.Going to Nick I got trapped in a traffic jam due to an accident,was stuck there for more than 1 hour.As a result we could race only 2 lanes ,will do the rest tuesday.Then my cameras battery run out of power and I had not my charger,result only 4 photos.On top of everything else I left the memory stick withthe files on Nick's laptop,he will email me them during the day.So here is an appetizer We had 3 casualties,#20 and #15 the pinion slipped after 4 and 7 laps respectively,#27 (Nick'scar ) slipped through his hand and ended up on the floor,broken post.We could not repair them in place but will do today and run the missed lanes on tuesday. The car that stands out is #21 fast ,stable in a class of its own.The Lancia was lacking grip.The yellow Jag and the open top Porsche were sliding sideways under braking resulting to a costly(time wise) deslot on straight line under the bridge. Watch this space
  6. I wanted to give it a try for very long,finally I found time to build it.Since it has to be easily transported,and will be stored in a covered but open area therefore has to be light and with stand humidity.The solution I found was styrofoam.I had already experimented with a couple of special stages,one single board(250 X60 cm) each .The big issue was if I would be able to bend the board.Which I succeded.I used a single board for this one too because I wasnt sure if bonding 2 pieces would be strong enough.I used pva glue and pu foam which worked quite well.Unfortunately I did not think of taking photos in the proccess but I shot a short video from the firat run.First impressions: -ground clearence has to be at least 1.5 -BREAKS ,the first car that touched the track ended on the floor at the end of the downhill section -sprung guide or drop arm a must -guard rails and walls have to be added Planning for the next one,this time I will shoot hpotos and it will be more car friendly For the time being here is a short video https://youtu.be/sAGMeViUY_0 [
  7. I have not been completely idle though,i started training the next generation on a rally stage: https://imgur.com/a/Pw4vGXu
  8. Real life gets in the way Start was scheduled for the week 20-26 july on Nick's track but Nick had to change his holiday dates and left on the 20th of july for 2 weeks. Second race was scheduled weekend 8-9 august on Creative Hooby track but instead we had some unexpected visitors,my daughters family who also had to change their holiday dates as their transfer to Singapore was postoponed due to the covid.We have moved to our summer home and they are staying until the 28 and needless to say ,i prefer my grand daughters ,who i havent seen since january,company to slot cars .So nothing is going to happen this month .We can rediscuss matters at the end of the month or call it a day
  9. I apoligise for the recent radio silence but this is a very importand week for me as on july 23 its the 2nd anniversary of the 2018 bushfires where 103 people lost their lives in Mati (where our summer home is,we lost some dear friends.For our good luck our home wasunder heavy repair and could not be inhabited ,i really dont know how i would have reacted if i were there.Next door people perished ,4 of them,while their house remained intact if they had stayed inside they would be with us today,they fled to the sea instead and got trapped 30 meters form the beach).As a member of the citizens coordination local comittee i had lots in my plate. First of all my sincere condolences to Rossko for the loss of his father,i i' ve been there and know how it feels,and to Kevan and the IOM slot community for the loss of Mike Dove whom i had met a couple of times at Early Birds,Wolverhamton. My biggest concern about IPS is postal delays.A small packet sent to US on june 16 has not arrived yet as another one to Scotland posted on july 4.In the good old days it would have taken 2 weeks and 6 days respectively.Another one posted to UK on june 10 arrived on the29th.This is why i proposed to run as many rounds as possible in Athens then send the cars back.Do not think it is an easy job because people and (me) are very cautious now that the borders opened up and we are geting small but increasing numbers of covid contaminated people from abroad. Therefore my proposal stands as it is ,run as many rounds as possible localy in, lets say , a couple of months so that entrants can have an idea of where their cars stand and send the cars back. If someone need their car immediately it is fine with me i will post them next week (as until the 24th i am very busy as explained). Your thoughts please
  10. I am very sorry for that it is the first time this happes since we moved into this apartment in 1992.I have 23 cars including 2 mine
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