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Hello all, a brief note to keep you up-to-date...

Should get the cars this coming weekend at the UK Slot Car Festival near Warwick. As I am making a weekend of it, the first Scottish stage will be on Sunday 25th May. If weather kind this will be on the outdoors Carrera track. If too cold/wet it will be on the Ninco track indoors. Second stage will be soon after that, following weekend at the latest. In between, I am hoping to run a third stage but not had a commitment on that yet.

Will do shakedown/service runs during the week after I get the cars, but I don't expect problems as the good Welshmen will have done a good job.

 

Kind regards, Leo

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Thanks for the update Leo, looks like you've got everything organized

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Hope you enjoyed the slot festival today, fourth one on the trot I couldn't get to.

 

Have fun running Round 3. :D

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Hello all,

I have the cars and un-packed them and counted to 39 about five times so far. Not run any yet, only work needed so far is to put back in the rear mounting screw on Matt's car (66) - have applied some Blu-Tack also.

 

Leo

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Great! I love the pre round uncertainty, I seem to have gone better since our cars have left our hemisphere, hope it continues....

 

Good luck to all for round 3! :-)

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Not run any yet, only work needed so far is to put back in the rear mounting screw on Matt's car (66) - have applied some Blu-Tack also.

Leo

 

Just leave it out for a while, he's had a good start :P

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Thanks Leo, probably a result of those pesky Welsh boys fiddling with things that they don't, and were attempting to try to, understand!

 

Was 'stuck' in one of the conference rooms all w/e at Gaydon, running a scaleauto penetrate 3 hr enduro on Sat, and then partaking in the festivals Wales n West series. Only got an hour or so to look round the whole event, but it was great. Maybe see you there next year.

 

Matt

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Could you check my guide as the feed back said it was playing up

car 27 GAS41T...

 

Hello Rosko, all looks OK to me - had to repair one of these guides last year so have a bit of previous knowledge. Yours works as well as other Focus', centres nicely and moves freely.

 

Photo :- http://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10259826_672151072853116_5222435004413531003_n.jpg

 

Hello Matt, at least you can find your way to Gaydon, Martyn has tried several times and never found the place yet... LOL.

 

Hello all, Just finishing the shakedown. Will report back later (I'm on a break just now!)

 

Leo

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Thanks Leo

Ps I'm half Scottish my family live in airdrie

My pop came to Australia in the sixties but the rest of the clan stayed in Scotland

 

Ross

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OK, here we go... shakedown times and comments. If you know my track record in WRP, you will know that my comments don't have much value!

 

One car would not go so hoping to fix that tonight and do a few laps with it. Stay tuned.

Just noticed that #144 is "LM BM"

 

Leo

 

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#25 sorted with a bit of wire wrapped around the axle bush to secure it in the broken mount. Got a time of 13.074, so looking good.

#35 motor is banjaxed - its got that synptom of sometimes needs a push start like one winding is not carrying current. Have pulled the brushes out and cleaned the commutator but no change. Am PM-ing Dave to offer to swap the motor out.

 

Leo

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Tippy hmmmmmm..... How much is acceptable, $50-$100? No need to sugar coat it now ;-)

 

Jokes aside I was sort of expecting it might be a bit on the lighter side but went in favour of not overloading and labouring a notoriously poor motor.

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Hello Luv (LOL),

Scotland features the only Ninco track and that is a bit different from most plastic track - you may know this already. Firstly it is quite grippy due to the heavily dimpled surface so a car with good tyres (like the MJKs) can suffer from rolling instead of sliding. Secondly the rails are slight;y proud of the track surface so square-edged tyres can trip up the car when they drift in to the rail. So people who have set their cars up on a flat wooden track might be in for a surprise here. I set my cars up on this - and they tend to be rubbish on all other tracks - grrr!

 

Leo

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Its good that we get differences on other tracks. We all know this is to be expected when in a Proxys. Thanks for the shakedown Leo, was slack with my round , Ember will get up me for that :D . Surprised with some of the cars that went well in previous rounds and now are having small probs. Matt maybe the new Devious in this Proxy. Rosco , will be checking the kilt tonight so hope your packing the Reg Grundies :o:lol: . Noticed that a few cars have'nt got comments , hows my second car going (Gary W's ) :lol: .

Cheers Craig

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Thanks Leo. Seems this year is not going to be my year. Time to start hunting for another Evo for next year.

 

Craig, I had simply assumed you were leading by example. :D

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OK, here we go - the results for Stage 1 in Scotland, on my Ninco track. As per last year, I did the general admin and marshalling whilst Peter did the time-keeping and marshalling and Crawford had the pleasure of doing the driving (and the weary finger that goes with it LOL).

Hoping to run another (short) stage on Tuesday, then the last one next weekend. Photos to follow tomorrow.

 

Leo

 

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Well, that's a bit of a surprise after the shake down review. Thanks lads.

 

Congrats to podiumites, Knealer, Gary W and Mel for the stage.

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I couldn't see mine, then realised there are other positions other than top of the list!!

 

Thanks Leo and team, hope it was enjoyable. Weather was a tad miserable for you today, so I imagine a good day was had indoors racing.

 

Matt

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Very happy with my placing. Qualifying time was pretty unbelievable. Couple of offs fair indication of comments after qualifying. Car was obviously a handful but appears to be showing quite a bit of promise.

 

Is qualifying comment an indication car is a bit light???

 

Looking forward to next round.

 

Regards

 

Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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Thanks for running the 1st stage, hope things get better for my car on next stages.

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Thanks for waking me up BRANCO. Did not realise that was only Stage 1.

 

Look forward to rest.

 

Regards

 

Charles Le Breton

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