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  1. Good to see the track taking shape again in it's new home!
  2. Looking good, your Dad should be happy with them, once you add the CB antenna with a fox tail!
  3. QRphil

    Need Help

    I started with Ninco track, but went to scalextric, as it was the easiest to get at the time and the surface is closer to the routed track that my club runs on. Ninco track is good, but I advise against it as the company does not seem interest in producing slot car products anymore (They have dropped their digital system a while ago). Carrera and Scalextric appear to be committed to the slot car market. What ever track system decide you use, go to Jaycar and get a bottle of INOX, spray a little on the guides for cleaning the braids and then run on the track spread the INOX around the track. Done regularly it will help keep the rust away (Unless you live near the beach). A wood track may still work out cheaper by the time you work out the cost of the table, track, and track borders. They can be made to be transportable. Phillip.
  4. Not going to happen........
  5. Looks like a fast track. I look forward to the next race at your place!
  6. Wow! A great movie and fantastic tribute in slot car models!
  7. Very nice..... I feel a NSR 917 race night coming up!
  8. Thanks for the information RikoRocket. Shadow_Rusty and myself had a good play with the PL chips and found the data signals very noisy on the oscilloscope, and adding the termination resistors helped clean it up. I have to admit that I have not done high stress testing of the PL chips, so when I build a permanent track, I will take your advise and get a FTDI base RS485 converter.
  9. Hi, I have this issue as well. Use course sand paper folded over in the grove to remove a little of the plastic, this takes a bit of time. Also some guides, including the Scalextric guides, are slightly fatter than Ninco one's. So I use a bench vice to squeeze the guide to make it narrow. It does work! I hope this helps, Phillip.
  10. Looking good Andrew! Can't wait to have a run.
  11. I had an hour playing on this track last night. It is a nice track set up and shows that a good track can be run in a smallish space. Love the squeeze corners at the top.
  12. QRphil

    Nsr Ford Mark Iv

    For what it's worth, I have the NSR P68 and NSR 917, both with 15K H & R motors and without magnets. The P68 runs rings around the 917.
  13. Store the super glue in the fridge and it will last a very long time, even the cheap home brand glue. I use super glue on my rims and if I have to remove the tire use a little bit of sand paper to clean up an bits of tire still stuck to the rim on the tire truer Tooth picks are the best way to apply the super glue.
  14. Hi Phil, Same output with real race results, from our club race last Friday night for one heat with my manual calculations at the bottom for a comparison:- Total Laps from RC V1.7.1,15.01,16.989,16.983 Lap Number,,, 1,8.432,8.242,8.017 2,7.423,7.257,7.21 3,7.433,7.537,7.468 4,7.389,7.357,7.302 5,7.659,7.285,7.155 6,7.524,7.489,7.361 7,7.378,7.497,7.192 8,7.15,7.352,7.259 9,13.386,7.528,7.081 10,7.723,7.268,7.268 11,7.749,7.215,7.29 12,7.571,7.308,7.054 13,7.581,7.168,7.021 14,7.741,7.199,7.093 15,7.731,7.053,7.069 16,,7.11,7.074 Manual Calculatios:-,,, Time for all full laps,119.87,117.865,115.914 Average time/lap,7.991333333,7.3665625,7.244625 Time short a end of race,0.13,2.135,4.086 Estimated lap completed,0.016267623,0.289823103,0.564004348 Estimated total laps,15.01626762,16.2898231,16.56400435 Sorry the editor does not support tables, so had to paste as a CSV. Summary: Total Laps from RC V1.7.1, 15.01, 16.989, 16.983 Estimated total laps, 15.016, 16.2898, 16.564 I have also done tests with the V1.7.0 RC version with the same issues. Regards from Phillip.
  15. Hi, Is anyone able to explain why when exporting to a excel file the number 1 drivers "best lap time" occasionally comes out higher than the "average lap time"? This occurred in 3 out of 5 races at the last club event last week. I have had a look through the latter RC release notes and not seen this issue documented. Phil
  16. Any update on this new feature? It is a shame that the Scorpius web site does not cover any of the new features and does not look like it's been updated since 2012.
  17. QRphil

    Hello World

    Welcome to the forum Matt! When can we schedule a club race on the planned track? No pressure! All the best, Phillip.
  18. Nice work! I expect some custom cars in SR team colours at the club races.
  19. Hi, As Shadow Rusty said I use Scalextric Digital system on my Ninco track. A few years ago there was a few issues with Ninco digital being badly affected by dirty track and pick-ups. I have not seen this issue on the limited running on Ninco Digital that I have since played with, so I assume they have fixed this up with latter versions of firmware. (FYI: I do not think the Ninco base can have the firmware upgraded, so I would be careful purchasing a second hand system) The main reason that I went for the Scalextric system is that I could get Scalextric parts/Oxygen parts a lot easier than Ninco digital here in Canberra. Using Scalextric with Ninco track is not the cheapest way to go as it adds $28 for each Oxygen lane change module and requires a bit of work to install. The nice thing with the Scalextric system is that it has a truck load of after market options and information. i.e. Truspeed controllers, Oxygen wireless, Oxygen chips, Scorpious wireless currently through SSD Console, plenty of race management software packages etc. Using the Scalextric power base requires some adapter tracks, I use the Ninco to Scalextric Classic adapter, then go to a Scalextric Sport adapter, this needs a 1.1m section of track. If you do go for a Scalextric Digital System, save up and go direct to the Advanced Power Base, as the basic PB4 is useless bit of kit. The Advanced Power Base will also allow you to run in DC mode and race two cars that are not chipped. In short, if you have a very limited budget go Ninco Digital. Long term I think the Scalextric system is more flexible. Let us know what system you go with.
  20. Thanks shadow_rusty, I should have shortened the cable to the motor before hot gluing the decoder in place, but I will know next time. The worst part of the job was trying to remove the old super hard glue, that held the original SCX decoder in place. Next job is to wire up the Xsara lights.
  21. Just completed a one way conversion of a SCX digital car to Scalextric Digital. I say one way, as it will destroy the SCX chip during the removal process. The SCX digital chips do not look like they have been designed to be fixed. The new Slot.it SP15 chip will fit in the space of the old SCX chip. I remove the power pick ups from the old SCX chip and bent them to replace the pick up wires on the SP15 chip. The guide also had to be narrowed down, by removing the metal plates and filing down to a 1.5mm thickness. The job was not as hard as I had expected. Enjoy. Modified power pick ups, removed from old SCX chip: New power pick up arms on Slot.it SP15 decoder: The end result, a SSD SCX Citroen Xsara WRC chassis:
  22. Nice job, I do like your 1:43 convesions
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