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#1 Bill

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:47 PM

Hi Guys , Thought I would repost my track on the site, the track is about two years old now and has not changed much since I posted the build on here. Track is MDF routed three lanes of 15 meters each and has magna braid with ferrodore surface.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:44 PM

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More: http://neophytte.min...Slotcar_Racing/

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:02 PM

track look s good - do you run magnets? Any videos?

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:45 PM

Hi DM, yes for magnets , sorry no video, you are lucky to get photos, anything to do with computers - digital cameras is beyond me (showing my age now) actually trying to forget that to.
Richard, I forgot that you were here with your camera, nothing has changed since then.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:56 PM

View PostBill, on Sep 20 2009, 05:45 PM, said:

Hi DM, yes for magnets , sorry no video, you are lucky to get photos, anything to do with computers - digital cameras is beyond me (showing my age now) actually trying to forget that to.
Richard, I forgot that you were here with your camera, nothing has changed since then.
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Looks good Bill you will have to organize a night at your place in the not to distant future.Do you reckon you can fit us all in?
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:12 PM

Hi SYD, I would have to clean out all the crap just to get to the fridge, But I will organize it when the time comes. the track seems a bit short to the other ones we use.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

thanks Bill
I am thinking of going with magnabraid - hence why I was interested in some video of how the track drove with magnets

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Sep 21 2009, 03:53 PM, said:

thanks Bill
I am thinking of going with magnabraid - hence why I was interested in some video of how the track drove with magnets

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I was over at a track that was copper tape a few weeks ago, and then another with magnabraid this weekend. First thing I did when i got on the magna braid is pull the magnets out. hehe. I *felt* it was harder to drive with the magnets in and was less fun. I like sliding the thing around a bit. Also found that with magnents they just "let go" unexpectedly. But we are now onto the magnets vs non-mag debate. But, the magna braid definitely had pull/attraction.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:17 PM

View Postgzminiz, on Sep 21 2009, 02:22 PM, said:

View Postdangermouse, on Sep 21 2009, 03:53 PM, said:

thanks Bill
I am thinking of going with magnabraid - hence why I was interested in some video of how the track drove with magnets

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DM

I was over at a track that was copper tape a few weeks ago, and then another with magnabraid this weekend. First thing I did when i got on the magna braid is pull the magnets out. hehe. I *felt* it was harder to drive with the magnets in and was less fun. I like sliding the thing around a bit. Also found that with magnents they just "let go" unexpectedly. But we are now onto the magnets vs non-mag debate. But, the magna braid definitely had pull/attraction.
What happens is you may get someone who thinks it is a good idea to load up his car with magnets, cause he can't drive for crap, and if you have ANY weak spots his car will be wearing your braid.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:34 PM

View PostBill, on Sep 20 2009, 05:45 PM, said:

nothing has changed since then.

I was hoping you had put your straight extension in :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:35 PM

avoiding making Bill's track thread a magnet non magnet debate - I am thinking of going with magnabraid because I want the option of magnets or no magnets - I find some cars just run better with some magnetic traction - unless you spend $$ changing gears and wheels and tyres etc.. so for me that is the way I am looking at going.

I have also read on here that braid lasts longer, gives better current flow and doesn't peel up or tear on the corners like the copper tape I currently
have does...

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Sep 21 2009, 01:53 PM, said:

thanks Bill
I am thinking of going with magnabraid - hence why I was interested in some video of how the track drove with magnets

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DM

DM,

After racing on Bill's track (and if money weren't an issue), I'd definitely go with magna-braid; as others have said you can always remove the magnets!!

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:22 PM

View Postdangermouse, on Sep 21 2009, 03:35 PM, said:

avoiding making Bill's track thread a magnet non magnet debate - I am thinking of going with magnabraid because I want the option of magnets or no magnets - I find some cars just run better with some magnetic traction - unless you spend $$ changing gears and wheels and tyres etc.. so for me that is the way I am looking at going.

I have also read on here that braid lasts longer, gives better current flow and doesn't peel up or tear on the corners like the copper tape I currently
have does...

cheers
DM
What I am saying is you can't expect everybody to obey the rules so take out the temptation and use normal braid . The tinned copper braid I used on my third track is simply terrific!
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:17 PM

Nice track Bill, that is my kind of track.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:28 PM

The magnet debate is a funny thing as i have built this track with magna braid having come from a large ninco setup and now race with Syd and the boys on straight copper braid no magnets and must admit that if i build another track i would certainly go copper for the reasons Syd mentioned, having said that i still like to come home and put a car on the track with magnets and have a blast, the times are certainly faster but there is nothing like having the controlled slides and handling of nonmag. As was mentioned car set up is every thing and i must thank Syd and the crew for sharing their vast knowledge of tuning and helping the rest of the crew to set up our cars. I hope the rest of you guys enjoy the friendship and fun of these slot car addicts like I do,Thanks SYD. Cheers Bill B) :D

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

I note comment about length of track. Having looked at schedule for Aussy series recently however seems it is within range of normal. They all appear to be between 15-20 metres. I think configuration is more important and yours looks great.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:27 PM

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I think configuration is more important and yours looks great.
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