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Everything posted by Pedro51

  1. My best laid plans have turned to custard. I'll be here this week. Cheers Peter
  2. I've been test routing some track borders, jeez I had forgotten how much mess routing chipboard makes. It also seems almost as much work as doing a track - but that is for the future. For now I need something to test cars actually run, and get a minor mid week fix. I'm most likely be away at "Hampton Downs" this Thursday. Cheers Peter
  3. Not sure about this, it would add a degree of difficulty to the next enduro. Cheers Peter
  4. I'm really trying not to spend more money, but I'm thinking it doesn't cost much/any more to start with a good new car, than upgrade a shelf queen. I worry about excess baggage if we get to Europe (Spain) next year. All good Peter
  5. I should have considered that aspect, I am clearly lacking Bronwen's skill at seeing fish hooks in proposals. Cheers Peter
  6. SlotsNZ No one has commented on this from yesterday, so repeating, as we need to make a decision early next week. We would each need to chip in say $10 to pay for an advert and listing. Do we want to do this to attract (potentially) new members? I am for it. I'm happy to contribute, it could be a good route to no longer being the new guy. Cheers Peter
  7. I'm ok to bring the car thanks, I need to drop Bronwen off on the way. Cheers Peter
  8. For sure I found the Pug a handfull. I think more practive with the knobs on the controller can tame it - a little. I was pleased with how the scaly F1 Pat handed down to me went. I found the rear wing front and centre on my workbench - duh. My truck went MUCH better, faster and better brakes, for trimming and fiddling with the braids. All good learning Cheers Peter
  9. Thanks guys, another positive new experience. I was really pleased the driving lessons meant I wasn't as slow as I feared. I can see doing lots of laps getting addictive. Any lapse in concentration either meant a return to my old cruise on part throttle mode, or perhaps worse forgetting to snap the throttle shut to get all of what braking was available. Learnt the importance of reliability in an endurance event. All good Cheers Peter
  10. What do I need to bring to the Harmon? Controller, attitude, food & drink, anything else? Cheers Peter
  11. Sounds good Mark, see you 1pm ish. That will give me time to see what I could use some help with. Yes it is a Carrera, I took the resistors out of the power wires today, what are they about? I may put some stuff in my shopping basket. Cheers Peter
  12. I'm easy, afternoon is easier, allows time for walk and a few chores, but either is fine. Oh Oh I have been pretending I wasn't going to start spending (more) on another hobby, I'm not sure Bronwen was buying into the myth anyway. Cheers Peter
  13. Thanks from me also, especially to Mac for the clear way he explained to me the guiding principle of racing - use full throttle! Seriously I was pleased with the nights racing, besides the tips on driving, I found first hand some of the ways to make my cars more reliable, and why I need to glue more bits in. Not to mention learning the sound that a crown gear makes when it is missing a tooth. Peter Cheers
  14. I'm just a little anxious about the Harmon Memorial Meeting. I've not yet been able to see any free time to get to Dave's to try and improve my speed? Next week is busy with visitors. My plastic track is smallish, temporary, at floor level, and lacking borders so hard to get a a much of speed up, not to mention my cars set up has a way to go. I think as a newby I'll be a bit of a dead weight driving, and I'd hate to spoil someones day. I'm happy to just come and observe, and I'm super keen to see how the car set up is done. (Even at the expense of missing a group Motorcycle ride, or car trip if the weather gods were against us). Oh and I don't know the location of the track for this week. Cheers Peter
  15. Question. I've put waterslide decals on a pre-painted resin body. Given the number of parts I knocked off my '65-'80 last week I feel I should clear coat them for protection. I am a tad worried about messing up the paint or decals, I'm open to suggestions (polite) about what, if anything to use. Cheers Peter
  16. Damn, I am just heading off to Hastings for RC car racing, but thanks heaps for the offer of help. Not sure my man cave is ready for sharing yet (joking). Cheers Peter
  17. I think I could get enthusiastic about slots, they are clearly more technical than they would look on the surface. Ok the learning starts. clearly taking the cars out of their box is not enough preparation. First an easy lesson. My truck. Sprung guide shoe, BUT the braid was holding the guide up so only half the available depth was in the slot Duh. With the number of cars to sort out this could be a long term project. I'd better get on with gluing and truing tyres. Cheers Peter
  18. No worries I was still on the way back from Waiheke so couldn't make it. Cheers Peter
  19. Yes I think so. Famous last words, never to be seen again.. Cheers Peter
  20. Thanks for the welcome on Thursday. I've been in the shed and for sure I have some cars that will fit into some (all?) of the classes you run. It could though take a while for me to prepare them and set up a test/practice track. It could be argued I have too many hobbies for the time available. Cheers Peter
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