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  1. Rick I have a different question - what voltages can the car decoder chip run at? Will it work on 7.5v? regards, Ricky
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    Ferrari Van-Cam

    lol Phil it sure does. I wonder what sort of video it makes. I've seen some slots on youtube that obviously have a camera in a car. Have that Ferarri Van as a ghost car and run it around while you race. Could make for interesting viewing especially if you set it to random lane change.
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    They have one of those at red racer. It works good and it's amazing how a slightly different magnet makes a difference. regards, Ricky
  4. Thanks John & Rick. I'm glad I didn't buy this set I was looking at. I'm now going to buy the scaley Platinum set which comes with the 6 car powerbase and 2 transformers, 6 cars and 8.55m track. From there I'll build my scorpius controller collection. regards, Ricky
  5. Dave will RC run on the 4 car scalextric powerbase? I think I'll be getting a set that has the 4 controller. I'd like to know if scorpius controllers would work with the 4 base. If it doesn't then I'll get myself the 6 base. regards, Ricky
  6. Ok. How hard is it to hook up an adjustable, regulated power supply like I would for ssd? I'll ask red racer to show me the piece of track that accepts power in their setup of the set which has 2 cars and of course 2 of their wireless controllers which I have used at red racer and the car they have on the track kept stopping. I think the carerra wireless is next to useless. Hence I would get scorpius and ditch the silly thumb operated version they have. regards, Ricky
  7. yaq ..... If I go ssd could I use the 4 car power supply to run scorpius? regards, Ricky
  8. Thanks Rick. If I go carerra what's the go with lane brain? Are the lcs of carerra similar to ssd? I can get a digital carerra set from red racer. Would I be able to use it's powers supply to convert to scorpius? My track would only need 3 lane brains for 2 lcs and the start/finish line. I don't know how pit bays work in carerra. regards, Ricky
  9. Which track would be better to get scorpius on - SSD or Carerra? Because of Nincos problems with lane changers I won't even think about it. What are the pros and cons of each please. I know the Carerra will take 1/24 cars but that's not something I will get into. I'll stay with 1/32. I know if I want to run scorpius on SSD I'll need a beefier power supply than the scaley one. Is it the same for Carerra? My track will be one I setup on my days off and put back away in it's separate pieces during the week because I don't have anywhere to put a large table. How does lane brain work on Carerra? What mods to cars are needed? regards, Ricky
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    I'm starting out from scratch and intend to get myself ssd track to build a scorpius setup. In my travels on the net in forums like this I quite often read about using a dremmel. Which model will be most useful for slot cars? I see they have a hobby version 300 for sale fairly cheaply. Is this what is being used by the people on these forums? regards, Ricky
  11. Many thanks Rick. I eagerly look forward in getting my scorpius controller and the wam to start with. cheers, Ricky
  12. Thanks for the reply on the plug. I assume the owner of the track (it's red racer) would have such sockets - it's got 2 straight pins and one round one. regards, Ricky
  13. YAQ - yet another question.... How do we program the wam to be a certain ID? From the controller? Let's say 3 of the 6 racers in any given race are using scorpius with wam how do we make sure our ids are unique? I might have mine set to 1 and someone else comes and they also have theirs as 1. We'd agree one of us needs to change. How would we do that? regards, Ricky
  14. Good one! The track where I watch my nephew race use race stations that use a female socket at the station and one of the holes in it are round and it's in the shape of an australian electrical plug with the one that's at the bottom being round (I assume it's done that way so no one tries to plug in a normal electrical plug). Will the wam have a connection like that or would I have to build an adaptor? I'm considering changing from night shift to day shift so I could race on Friday nights. They have a 6 lane analogue track and I'd like to get a car (analogue) to run in the race series. I assume they'll let me use my scorpius controller with the wam. I'll show all the guys there the controller in action and let them try if for themselves. Might be able to get you some sales from that especially when they see me walk around the track and still drive the car or go get the car after I deslot it and drive it as soon as I put it back on the track and not have to go back to the driver station. Another question about setting my ssd track (when I get it) to work scorpius.... When I setup lane brain on xlcs on ssd do I need to connect the liven flipper wires? If so I assume I solder them onto the flipper underneath? regards, Ricky
  15. Thanks Rick. I look forward to building this track and using scorpius. regards, Ricky
  16. I am going to buy myself a scalextric analogue set with the intention to turn it digital running scorpious. I am wondering what power supply will I need and where I can get it from? I will buy the LC (lane changers) and fit them with Lane Brain. I will chip the 2 cars that come in the analogue set to become scorpious. The track is 9 metres and I will extend it maybe a further 4 or 5 metres and with let's say 4 LCs. Any ideas on what I will need to run up to 6 cars on this track? regards, Ricky
  17. Change of plan. I'm going to get the scalextric Thundering V8's (I can get it for $260) and digitise it firstly with scaley (because the cars are easy to chip with SSD) then buy the lane changers to add lane brain as I start to build my scorpious car collection. This will take me quite a while but it'll all be part of the fun as I continue to learn about this hobby. I'll need to buy myself a soldering iron (I've got experience from the past) and the relevant other stuff to be able to do lane brain and the car decoder. regards, Ricky
  18. I don't have anywhere I can put the track permanently. Not to worry. I'll get the old le mans analogue set up and running and clean up the old track and test and throw away the dodgy pieces. I will replace the old track with ssd but getting the old analogue working is my first priority. I've looked on ebay and there is a range of track. That can wait til next year now. regards, Ricky
  19. Ok thanks. And would the track be able to be taken apart? I need to pack and unpack as I don't have space to have it permanently up. The copper tape tracks I've seen are one continuous strip and set permanently. regards, Ricky
  20. Thanks guys. I'm in a tight bind atm and will see how this goes. Copper taping sounds interesting. I will replace the track with ssd but I'd rather get a scorpious car(s) running around on it before I invest in that. If I copper tape it do I put it straight onto the rails or rip them out? regards, Ricky
  21. I have windows 7 so that won't be a problem. It'll be a while before I get to the stage of having a scorpious car running around. I just got some very old track for $20 and will need to test the pieces when I get the $40 le mans kit (I think it's 20 years old or so) which has a power supply and 2 cars. I want to see if Inox will make the really old track operable even though there's a lot of rust. Once I have the cars running right on analogue I'll be in a position to start to build the digital side. I want to see if I can mate the old track to the ssd components - I know scalextric have an adapter piece of track but it would be nice to have LCs hook straight onto the old pieces. Will have to wait and see on that issue. I'm already having sleepless nights thinking about this stuff lol. Glad I had the operation which has forced me off work otherwise I'd have never come across this again. regards, Ricky
  22. Oh I see. I assume I'd need the dongle too then. How will it know when cars lap? regards, Ricky
  23. Hi again Rick. Millions of questions..... What hardware do I need to run the scorpious rms? My track will have lane brain on all LCs and of course running scorpious cars & controllers The track will be right next to my PC. regards, Ricky
  24. Actually what I'm going to do is this : Buy up old track - I can get an old Le Mans set which is $40 that has 2 cars and some other old track for $20, inox it (their Australian headquarters is just down the road from me), buy a power supply, buy some ssd lc track and fit lane brain, buy some of those pieces that allow you to connect old scaley to ssd and then get cars which I'll chip with scorpious, buy some controllers - one a month for say six months and then I'll have a full scorpious scaley track. I believe the inox will clean up the old track quite nicely. I'll get the track working as analogue first to make sure power is getting to where it should. What power supply should I use? I imagine I'll need one with variable voltage and amps. Also what should I clean the plastic parts of the tracks which do need some tlc or better still what can I paint it with. I'd like to run my cars non magnetised and have better grip for tyres. regards, Ricky
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