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Thought it would be easiest to just have one thread with news posts in it from time to time.

 

Arrived this week are the new Trackmate Racing boards with native USB connection.

 

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No more RS232 to USB cables. Yay.

It is also powered from the USB port, so no external supply is needed.

Sensor cables are now terminated as CAT5 into the board. Anyone wanting to use an older DB25 plug terminated cable with the new board can do so easily with the adapters we supply.

Adapter

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Hello all

 

We've been a bit quiet the past few weeks. There was good reason for that.

 

I have been preparing for some NEW PRODUCT RANGES in October.

SO, I am intending to hold a two COMPETITIONS, with prizes from our new product range.

Meanwhile, I have just opened a Twitter account for Slotraceshop New Zealand which you can follow at Slotraceshop

https://twitter.com/SlotraceshopNZ

SO here are the competitions:

 

1) Guess the new products we are adding to our range - or SUGGEST the new products you would like us to add to our range to improve our "One Stop Shop" status in New Zealand - 3 Winners from best guesses or best ideas by end September. You can email us, or tweet us your thoughts.

 

And to encourage you to tweet no email -

 

2) Simply Tweet and follow us on Twitter from now to end of October to enter, and we'll select TEN winners from those who follow Slotraceshop NZ on Twitter between now and end October.

 

Tweet us with news and pictures from your local club or home racing, and we'll double your entry chances.

 

ps. To make it easy, we now have a twitter button on the Slotraceshop site.

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We are pleased to announce the new NEO controllers from Difalco Design.

 

All the Difalco quality with just the basic features adds up to an un-matchable price for a 'High-end' controller.

 

The Difalco Neo DD300 is a high-performance 1:32 controller with many of the same features as the high-end Difalco Genesis controllers at under NZ$200

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Next up the DD301 adds the functionality of the higher end Difalco controllers with the optional interchangeable 30 band resistor packs which fine tune the feel of the controller for the car or track you are running on.

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I have also added a controller comparison chart as a downloadable PDF to the description of all Difalco controllers

Difalco comparison chart (PDF popup in new window)

 

Difalco Controller range

http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=index...

 

You can order now, stocks available approximately 30th October.

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Hey all, I would really appreciate some opinion and idea from racers and customers.

 

Firstly - does anyone know of any Slot Racing shop, or any Raceway or club which has an "App" - for i-Phone, Android, Windows.....

 

Secondly - If Slotraceshop New Zealand develops an App, what would you like to see included in it - particularly for mobile computing.

Here's a sample layout below, just to seed some ideas.

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Second thing is, Difalco have just announced an entry level controller range - AND it is dual polarity.

Our stock is "in the air" already, due at the start of next week.

The entry level DD300 is under AU$200 for a pro-level controller. http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=181&products_id=1994

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Hi all

our December newsletter is now online at

http://www.slotraces...4Newsletter.pdf

 

And just missing the deadline for the newsletter, our copies of Slot Magazine Issue 10 are in transit, featuring an article on Slot Racing in New Zealand.

http://www.slotraceshop.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=80&products_id=2022

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Gee, I am behind the times.

Our May Newsletter is now available for viewing and for download as a PDF file; click the link below.

 

www.slotraceshop.co.nz/May 2015 Newsletter.pdf

 

And great news. I have been in contact with Ernie Mossetti - lots - over the past 3 weeks, and can now confirm that the long awaited first models of his Short-tail McLaren have been in production over the past couple of weeks.

The assembly is about done, and they are ready for packaging, boxing, and dispatch to the International distributors.

We are pleased to be offering these cars into both NZ and Australia and supporting the range with spare parts.

Shipment of the 6 Contender series cars and the white kits from our warehouse is planned for Tuesday 2nd June - Monday is a public holiday.

Click the image for our shop section with details of the cars and lots more images.

 

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64MM Wide Body – 21 Grams with full Interior. 88 Grams Total Weight ( FK180 “Boxer” sized Motor)

Angle-winder Chassis Motor Pod– Gear Ratio 11:29 (6.5mm Diameter Pinion/15.5 Diameter Angled Spur Gear)

Setscrew ERGAL axle gear - Screw mount guide system - Adjustable front axle/wheel ride height

Designed for optional Rear and Front Suspensions, to follow shortly. Front suspension has ability to be independent left to right, and to set the camber.

Higher Impact Resistant plastic for the body shell.

Press fit rear wing mounting system - Damage resistant, removable rear view mirrors (Press Fit – Can be removed for Racing)

“Ultra Clear” Window plastic material – Secured fastening method to eliminate windshield collapsing.

Elongated body attachment holes to provide fore/aft movement of the body to provide maximum handling characteristics

Improved quality and finish of all metal parts – Wheels, gears, bushings and axles....and Grub Screws !!

Machined bronze axle bushings - 3/32" (2.37mm) hardened axle

Traction magnet

Long Can "boxer" high torque Motor, 21,500 rpm & 320g/cm torque @ 12 volts

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Hi Mark, I take it you will be carrying the full parts back up for these? Will there be a plain white model being released with the coloured versions? If there is I'll take 4!!! :D

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Yes, there is a white kit.

I better lock those aside for you as I didn't grab a lot of white kits.

Yes, we're carrying parts here. A few aren't going to become available until the cars are finished production, as they are all at the facility in China so I'll get those in next month.

I have/had most of the parts here, but some are common to the Mazda, and I have )quite surprisingly) been selling a few of those already, and some of the small diameter pinions and spurs for - I am only guessing - some scratch builders.

So some I am listed as out of stock, - as either yet to come, or sold, and need to re-stock.

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Our monthly parts order arrived this morning.

Included were the new Mobil Porsche, and the new Torque drivers.

These are a big improvement from the first generation tool.

The tip is harder - as many requested, but more significantly, the torque level is adjustable.

Simply flick off the cap at rear of the tool, turn the phillips screw until the driver is ratcheting to the desired tightness.

- And remember to re-insert the cap before you lose it..... :lol:

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Our new site is now live.

 

For those of you on smaller screens, we have a responsive/scalable format site suited to mobile devices.

There are still a few tweaks needed, but if anyone spots something broken - please let me know.

It may just be worth some free goodies with your next order :)

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Just 5 days to go in our competition. What's in the box?

Open to our NZ and Australian customers.

Go on, take a guess - email guesses to admin@slotraceshop.co.nz, or message me on Facebook https://www.facebook...shop.newzealand

 

Individuals can each ask me 2 general questions if they wish, before making their guess. - eg "Is it smaller than an elephant?" "Will it make me go faster?"

 

And there's a prize. Something, fast, pretty and red.

Only one competition guess per person.

nb, no team tactics ...... besides, who can share a car.

 

And the prize is an MR Slotcars Contender McLaren in red. Needless to say, that ISN'T what's in the box.

 

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Also just a week to go for our rolling July sale. New specialled items are still popping up on sale for 7 days until tomorrow, then everything on special reverts back to full price after 7 days.

The V1 Slot.it controllers are nearly sold out, there are still some great specials on Fly and Ninco cars, a few Revell and MSC.

So grab your change and bag a bargain

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Okay, the competition to guess "What's in the box" is now closed.

 

No-one got even close. I was all prepared to disqualify members of my own club, as if they'd looked on one lower shelf in the "warehouse" at Oakland Raceway last week, they'd have seen a proto-type sitting on stock, which I am about to loan to a club member for his new track.

 

One club member was even in my office processing an order after club last week, and there were the empty boxes beside us - and a whole pile of components and cables - but he probably didn't know about the comp. as he isn't on Facebook and doesn't get the newsletter.

 

But after a bit of pondering, I have awarded the prize to Jeremy McMahon of Orakei club in Auckland.

Jeremy - a box of red goodness is heading away on Fastway couriers to you this afternoon.

 

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And what WAS in the box? see it in my August newsletter which will actually be out this weekend.

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