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7 hours ago, David Carter said:

Mark

It sounds like you are talking about the rear tyres

Bingo is talking about the front tyres, coning is what Dave West doing

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,  now it makes sense.  Basically a more tailored method of what Wongy was doing way back to reduce friction.
 


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17 minutes ago, SlotsNZ said:

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,  now it makes sense.  Basically a more tailored method of what Wongy was doing way back to reduce friction.
 

Yep, that's the one


Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

slot cars are my drug,

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If anyone is interested I have added to the brochure from the Masterclass all the notes I took. 

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Yes I'd be interested Paul.


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And just so you know that I am not been to lazy the VK Commodore is nearly there

 

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From now on I will be focusing mainly on the classes that interest me and that I enjoy the most. ATCC, muscle car, nascar, legends, grp5, fly classics, scaly f1

Classes like GT1, GT3, LMP, 65-80 are just not doing it for me and never really have done, so I am not interested in investing money or time in these classes

I mostly like to scratch build or kit bash the cars that I love. I started building models at a young age but only got to put them on a shelf to collect  dust, now I can build model cars and put them on a track and race them. That's where my passion  is

Personally I enjoy the lower powered classes as I find that pace of racing offers much closer dices and enjoyment on the track and for me that is where the fun is, it's not about how fast my laps times are, how many laps I have done, how many times I lap someone or if I get on the podium, they are nothing more than just a  bonus to me. Close racing, good friends  and plenty  of harmless banter, OH! and awesome tasty slotdogs, to me that is what it is all about

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Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

slot cars are my drug,

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Me too, but the going fast bit still excites me, However, the part that excites me about it is having the skills to build a great, fast car. To me that's hugely challenging. In the same way Crockett is challenged by building great models, i love learning new build techniques that make my cars faster and nicer to drive. Actually racing the fast classes doesn't really mean that much to me. I have always said that my favourite classes are 18K, but I am competitive and always try to win regardless of the class. I wish everyone in our group pushed themselves harder to build great cars. Banter and mate-ship aside, running a great car you have built yourself is the most satisfying thing in the hobby, surely? 

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Podiums are for short people.

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I like how nice a well set up car is to drive, irrespective of speed.

Only a few of my cars are at this stage, but I now have extra training to try and improve the more evil handling ones.

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It's that time

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Loving all these comments and agree with mostly all of them.

Sharing my master class progress... my shed time was focused this weekend on the kids lego racers.
My fleet will have to wait their rightful turn.

3D printed chassis & pod from Thingiverse.com. and printed guide too.

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Got it running pretty good. Need to find an option for larger diameter rear wheels or experiment with lowering the bearings. Scrapes a bit on the banking...

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They are only toys .... until you pull the trigger.

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1 hour ago, Capri-corn7 said:



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Got it running pretty good. Need to find an option for larger diameter rear wheels or experiment with lowering the bearings. Scrapes a bit on the banking...

Pat, I have some concentric bushes - we usually fit them to change the motor shaft to axle shaft distance or lower a car, but they could equally be used with the bush offset at the bottom - to raise the chassis 0.6mm - which is equivalent to fitting a wheel of 1.2mm bigger diameter.
You just need a pod that takes a Scalextric type bush as opposed to gimbals.
You're welcome to grab  a pair from my war-chest sometime soon when someone kind in Welliewood lets us out to play 


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Thanks Mark 

I think I'll just tweak the pod to suit - But I do need some more inline crowns off you.  Order on it's way.
Maybe a Level 3  neighbourhood exercise bike ride  - non contact pick up might work  :) 

 


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I think we ok to meet friends this week at Bahia Vista under level 2, with masks??

My reading is that public venues have the  1 meter with masks rule, my shed is not public.

Show of hands please, with polite opinions.

Here is the menu.

Week 4

1 NASCAR/Classic NASCAR

2 DTM [Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft 1984 - 1996]

Legends

3 Group 5

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Sure!


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I'm out, but don't worry about me, I was teetering about rejoining communal activities anyway.
Have a great evening, and spread the blagging, deep, wide and long - I expect pictures and video.

- Pedro - when you're in town, I have bits for you
- Crockett - I have bits for you
- Reptile - I have a lathe for you if you want it, - and a power supply to try (that's gratis)
- Roscoe - I have some bits here for you that you may find useful

Guppy Lane coffee shop is open for anyone from club who happens to be passing by the area.
(Apart from Thursday. I am out from 9am till 3pm weather permitting) 
 


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Thanks Pedro. I’m keen. My reading is that we are friends gathering, so there is no need for masks. See you all, Thursday. 


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44 minutes ago, slotmadmac said:

 I’m keen. My reading is that we are friends gathering, so there is no need for masks. See you all, Thursday. 

I agree.

Mark I may drop by Wednesday.

It is not like I am close to finishing the projects on hand, however it important to have a large stash of stuff To cover any eventualities.

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Roscoe, Marty, Rod - I will have your rolling roads there on Thursday. 
 

Everyone else there will be some Dave West style tyre gluing tools………these are a freebie, first come first served. [4 up for grabs]
 

Roscoe, Rod & Richard have already claimed one each

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Hi Mark

I will try and pop around tomorrow after work


Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

slot cars are my drug,

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22 minutes ago, David Carter said:

Hi Mark

I will try and pop around tomorrow after work

Dave, I have to go out about 4:20. I'll leave them in the letterbox.


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16 hours ago, SlotsNZ said:

Dave, I have to go out about 4:20. I'll leave them in the letterbox.

ok cool, thanks


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