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#1 slotcarmann

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hi guys

I'll be picking up the box of cars from Malcolm at the Pendle GB Slot Rally this weekend.

Once back home in the Isle of Man at 6am on Monday morning (and after my dental appointment at 0915 Monday...!), we will test and check the cars for running on our tracks, in preparation for running the first three stages (Round 8) over the weekend of 10/11/12 August.

Then Round 9 will be held over the weekend of 17/18/19 August.

Looking forward to seeing all the cars, meeting the challenge of staging two rounds and seeing what effect this has on the Championship.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

HI guys

Can someone pin this thread and move to the top of the page?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for that. Will post photos of some of our tracks shortly.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

Looking forward to it Dave. Hope the new mountain section is involved - built by the lad who lives up Cronk-y-Voddy - that was a gem.

Don't forget to ensure spangers is medicated before the meal on Saturday, don't want a repeat of the Glen Helen dessert incident! - looking forward to seeing you all.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:00 AM

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hi Martyn

Yes, Chris Priest's Manx Hill Climb will be one of the featured tracks. Round One will be in the normal direction, but in the Second Round it will be in reverse....! At least, I mean the direction of travel will be opposite, not that the cars will be in reverse, hopefully. :lol:

Some new vegetation was added last night by Chris, so it's less green now and an autumnal look to it. Must be the drought...?!!!!? that we haven't had in reality this summer, outdoors at least. :rolleyes:

The second track will be Andi Burt's Glencrutchery Road, or TT Grandstand section, if you prefer, which can also be run in both directions.

The 3rd track for each round - well that's still to be decided, with at least 3 options - more news later. :P

I have a short video of Chris's track taken last night, with Dave Kneale providing the car action. I'll post it later on with some photos of Andi's track also.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:28 AM

Oh yes, Andi's track is a little cracker. Drives well with the added touch of it's part of the TT course and even has the scoreboard.

Wishing you guys a smooth crossing tomorrow and looking forward to Sunday.


Edit** 4km pursuit just starting, oz and GB in for the two big medals. Awesome work from these 8 guys.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

View Postslotcarmann, on 03 August 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

Hi Martyn

Yes, Chris Priest's Manx Hill Climb will be one of the featured tracks. Round One will be in the normal direction, but in the Second Round it will be in reverse....! At least, I mean the direction of travel will be opposite, not that the cars will be in reverse, hopefully. :lol:

Some new vegetation was added last night by Chris, so it's less green now and an autumnal look to it. Must be the drought...?!!!!? that we haven't had in reality this summer, outdoors at least. :rolleyes:

The second track will be Andi Burt's Glencrutchery Road, or TT Grandstand section, if you prefer, which can also be run in both directions.

The 3rd track for each round - well that's still to be decided, with at least 3 options - more news later. :P

I have a short video of Chris's track taken last night, with Dave Kneale providing the car action. I'll post it later on with some photos of Andi's track also.

Cheers
Dave


I fear however, that Chris Priest's MANX HILLLCLIMB will not be one of the races features... :wacko: :unsure: :rolleyes: :lol: :D :P

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Yeah...I thought only that spooky SF writer was there.

Must be a small island thing :blink:
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

Mate, even the Cornish think the island is odd :eek


So the challenge is there now Haystack, we need the Tas hill climb.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

Hi guys

Well, the box of cars was passed to me at Pendle by Bill from Wolves, so this afternoon's project is to open the box and give them all a preliminary run on a small Scaley Sport track up in the attic. Then we can see if there are any major issues which need sorting before the weekend.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

Dave, meant to ask you on Sunday, but we had to rush off too quick. Could you do my screws 2 turns undone please? I had written it on the bottom of the car, but had rubbed off by the time they got to me.
I totally forgot when I had them to put a sticker on the bottom!
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:24 PM

Hi Martyn

Noted, will do.

Cheers
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:25 AM

Hope testing and all goes well Dave. Should be a slightly quicker job with two less pesky Citroens and no Skoda to deal with. ;)
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

Hi folks

Just completed initial testing early this morning (it's now 0843) and all cars made it around 3 laps on my home Scaley Sport track in the loft.

Where cars had an "off" - only about half a dozen - I ran them again so we could compare clear runs. Running standard Scaley wall wart and home set controller, no barriers or run off areas, with one longish straight and the rest fairly twisty, but no R1 turns. There were a couple of motors that smelt a bit (yes, one of those was in the car, which had a message underneath: "hope the motor survives") and a handful needed braids adjusting a touch, but other than that, no problems so far.

Most went pretty well, but a few were lagging behind a bit, sadly.

I wouldn't read too much into these "results", as the stages we will use will be quite different and challenging, unlike my home track!

Photos and results table follow after I've had my breakfast and a cuppa or two.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:01 PM

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Manx Rally Part 1 - Round 8 - Test Stage

Place No. Car Owner Time Comments Wt - gms
1 40 Citroen Xsara Slotcarscrapyard 18.5 Superb, strong magnet, rattly gears 83.4
2 53 Citroen C4 Conti Rowland 18.7 Very quick, drives beautifully 83.4
3 8 Mitsubishi Lancer Jimmi 18.8 Quick,superb to drive, quite heavy 99.2
4 13 Mitsubishi Lancer Ember 18.9 Superb to drive, predictable 96.2
5 66 Peugeot 206 MattTucker 18.9 V. strong magnet, v. quick 90
6 14 Skoda Alexis 19.4 Strong magnet, heavy, quick/predictable 103.6
7 52 Citroen C4 Gary W 19.5 Quick, quite heavy 97.4
8 26 Citroen C4 Kidvoltage 19.5 Quick, good handling 90.1
9 35 Mitsubishi Lancer Slotcarmann 19.5 OK, quick 85.1
10 46 Peugeot 206 Team Red 19.5 V. strong magnet, well set up, quick 83.9
11 22 Citroen C4 Reek455 19.6 Quick and predictable 91.1
12 84 Citroen C4 Ianj@wolves 19.8 Quickish, but body tight and no rock 83.9
13 3 Citroen C4 Jon 19.8 Quickish 93.3
14 47 Mitsubishi Lancer Mohawk 19.8 Quickish 95.8
15 64 Peugeot 206 Yngwie 19.9 Quite quick, but a bit twitchy 88.9
16 7 Subaru Impreza Zarko 19.9 Quickish, heavy 102.1
17 4 Ford Focus Gazza 20.2 Nice to drive, strong magnet and brakes 91.3
18 54 Citroen C4 Brama 20.3 Well set up, strong brakes 85.2
19 1 Citroen C4 Mexico 2000 20.5 Body tight and no rock, quite heavy 99
20 44 Peugeot 206 Lenny Broke 20.6 V. strong magnet, rattly gears 82
21 12 Citroen Xsara Phoeno 29 20.6 V. strong magnet, quite quick but rattly 89.5
22 72 Hyundai Accent Devious Dave 20.8 Handles well, heavy 102.8
23 33 Ford Focus 20.9 V. strong magnet, not bad 88.2
24 83 Hyundai Accent malatwolves 21.1 V. strong magnet 91.6
25 5 Seat Cordoba OTFS 21.1 V. strong magnet, stable, heavy 101.9
26 17 Peugeot 307 Leo Capaldi 21.3 Noisy, but not bad to drive, quite heavy 98.5
27 58 Subaru Impreza Retromatt 21.3 Fine, nice to drive 94.6
28 59 Peugeot 307 Snurfen 21.3 Fine, nice to drive, heavy 105.9
29 51 Citroen C4 ScalexV8 21.5 A bit slidy, heavy 99.2
30 10 Subaru Impreza Miveson 21.6 Strong magnet, a bit sluggish, very heavy 113
31 6 Ford Focus FPV GTP 21.8 V. strong magnet, heavy 100.1
32 55 Citroen C4 LPV 21.9 No real oomph….but handled OK 87.2
33 2 Citroen C4 Sciri 21.9 No oomph, a bit sluggish 85.2
34 2 Peugeot 206 P Kalbfell 22 Strong magnet 92.5
35 11 Mitsubishi Lancer Ben M 22.1 Sluggish 92.9
36 43 Citroen Xsara Silver Rocket 22.3 Body solid, noisy and sluggish 95.3
37 74 Peugeot 206 Oldslot 22.4 V. strong magnet, strong brakes 96.5
38 88 Citroen Xsara Highlander 22.5 Quite slidy 96.6
39 50 Citroen Xsara Zero5 22.6 Gears rattly 96
40 9 Citroen C4 Ironman 22.8 Quite heavy, gears rattly 90.8
41 96 Peugeot 206 Syd 23.9 Strong magnet, loose handling, quite heavy 98.2
42 21 Peugeot 206 Haystack 24.5 V. strong magnet, slidy 91.1




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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

Must put my car on a diet - I didn't realise it was so heavy (urgh SCXProxy car is to heavy, OzRally car was to light) :)





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