Hi y'all, boleropilot here - a very long time ago (around 60 years actually) me and my two brothers were slot car fanatics - there were two tracks close enough to Wavell Heights (BrisVegas) to cycle to, one at Enoggera and another at Everton Park, the latter about twice as big as the former - happy days....
Aviation has always been my major hobby pursuit and I am lucky enough to have my own 200 metre 'strip for RC aircraft at our property near Boonah S E Qld. Recently I came across a YouTube video of a 24 hour slotcar race at Le Mans, and I was amazed to see multiple vehicles racing on the same slot - I'm assuming the voltage to the track is constant and the throttle position is via radio control? But what happens when a faster car catches the one in front???
Anyway, I am still a slotcar fan and having lived in an Old Queenslander house for 20 years, I'm fairly handy with woodworking. I've decided I'm going to build a little track for the two young fellas that live at the top of the hill. They have access to a garage with concrete floor and 240 volts, space is limited to around 3 metres by 2 metres. After watching the recent Mugello (Tuscany) F1 GP I have decided on that plan, it looks like a very nice circuit. I haven't looked at availability of cars as yet but the cars we raced were 1/24, so that's the size I'd like to use.
From all of the above I would really appreciate any advice you can give.