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  1. The move to Orbost was somewhat based on an affordable semi retirement. The landlord was selling up so the timing was somewhat forced. The track and everything else went with him and as mentioned is selling via eBay. I worked there for over three years, I hated to leave however we needed money which meant a 'real' job. After all that time he still would pull out random interesting things I'd never seen before. It truly was an Aladdin's cave, one i hated to leave. I don't know how many laps i did on that track, all of them i'm guessing. It truly was for me a great place to spend Tuesday night, i reckon I missed on average one a year, good times.
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    I had the toyota and a porsche 962kh, once i stopped club racing they were sold as my old track had 90mm spacings. The Toyota had many victories at Ged's, although back then they were all inline and crown gears were terribly fragile which resulted in fields dropping by over 50% by the end of race night. I'm still waiting for brm to release new liveries of the 917 and 512, i wasn't in the 1/24 market last time around and the 2nd hand market is too inflated given i'll be slowly destroying them on track.
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    My track is ordinarily at no more than 10.5v, it's fast and flowing, is not modular and only has three braid joins so conductivity and momentum are no issue. I've found wiping rubber tyres with Turps is also effective, particularly at the end of trueing. For me not as much benefit as the nsr oil but quicker results without lingering goop. I haven't tried oil on the 'big' cars, I'll hit one of my Camaro's with nsr oil and see what happens, i'm guessing i'll go through yet another fence trying to stop it, shortly after smashing a class lap record. Are you changing gear ratios on the trans am cars? If so where are you going with them? Between the two of us we have 5 and all have all the power but none of the braking, kind of like a real v8...
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    Just a blueprinting really. I removed a chassis burr which was fouling on the body, did the cigarette paper trick to space the gears after grinding the gears in with lapping paste. At first one of the cars lept sideways under acceleration out of corners, this was traced to the rear tyres not being spot on true. After the rears went back on the tyre truer lap times improved greatly. At this point I'm happy with it, however as I'm not club racing these days there's most likely a few tenths left to find. The big cars are a blast on my new layout (100mm lane spacing, so much better for these), a bit terrifying though. We like to have a few drinks and race, the trans am battle is a bit messy after a few, just ask the scenery...
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    When you have a comparison please share. I've finally got the tts fwd guys running quite well now after many hours of tyre trueing. Not as quick as the small wheel mini on my track but good fun nonetheless.
  6. Such a big footprint and long rear overhang should make for a predictable fun machine with lovely flow characteristics. Carrera regularly produces enjoyable cars that can be easily adjusted to run cleanly non magnet, I'll get one for sure.
  7. MJK4213. 20x10 is the size you're after.
  8. I always coat the inside to ensure high gloss and depth. Ordinarily i'll brush molotow chrome in the aperture, not the back of the lens, however sometimes this isn't the best option.
  9. I simply brush on tamiya acrylics, no problem.
  10. It appears somebody has been cutting laps in the Bentley, i don't blame them! One of each for me please
  11. Possibly the best home printed car i've seen so far. It just looks 'right'.
  12. Agreed. I was quite the Nissan fan in the day. Perhaps Slot.it can do a VL SS Commodore? They can go chassis economy mode and also do the VK and VL Walkinshaw, all of which have European liveries to go with the multitude of Australian liveries. Now that era of Holden I would like to see. Those would sell well here in Aus.
  13. Steve Ogilvie. Google and look for the slotblog link. It is a long thread and contains simular information to what you've already found. For my track building journey I used Mr. Ogilvie's teachings and it worked out very nicely in all aspects of the build, not just the banking. 1/8 guide width works fine for modern cars on my track. I didn't need to cut wider slots for 1/24 Carrera, plafit, brm or anything 1/32 I know of. I suspect your old school Cox etc should also be fine but i don't own any and don't remember how wide the guides are. I have an 85 degree corner banked at 30°, and a 190 degree corner banked around 25°. In both cases this is quite steep and the 30° corner is taken flat out by maybe half my cars. My vernier tells me the greatest discrepency in guide width is under 1/3mm; around 10% (2.9mm vs 3.175mm unbanked). This tightest measurement is on a 115mm diameter corner at 25°, the inside lane. On the same corner the outside lane reads 3.2mm, which is most likely my router skills (or lack thereof). Use ratchet straps to pull the bank in, you'll be surprised what mdf will tolerate. I didn't score the back of my corners and based on my results consider it perhaps a matter of personal choice as when researching I saw simular results with and without. Of course cut the slots and braid rebates prior to distorting the mdf to ensure consistent depth of slot and braid recess. For the record my track was built between March and May this year using 12mm mdf. Also search here for pretzel logic, that track will show you what mdf will do.
  14. 10 points if you crash through the stargate onto 'Planet Floor'.
  15. I like the communications array, so discrete.
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