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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 29 Mar 2018

Welcome to April over Easter
As many of you will already have seen, SlotRaceShop has the new mobile friendly skin installed. We needed to change the site to a mobile
friendly look, in order to retain Google search indexing. I still prefer the old style for desktop browsing, but life is about compromise.
It came with a few bugs from the creators - actually quite a few. My own web guy has fixed several of them for me, but the menu that came
with it still has some glitches we will sort ourselves. You now use either the HOME or BRANDS buttons to get to the full menu.

FEATURES will take you to most of the links which were previously on the right hand side menu; and INFORMATION takes you to the remainder.

Our April Newsletter is now available for viewing and for download as a PDF file; click the link below.
www.slotraceshop.nz/April2018Newsletter.pdf

It is also available as a link under our NEWS section - FEATURES > NEWS
Especially have a read of the tune article to help set up cars for the DTM CLASSIC event we are planning for September in the Hawkes Bay
The DTM Classic - a Slot.it Shootout
under FEATURES > THE DTM CLASSIC


Happy Easter and happy slotting everybody
Mark
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 01 May 2018

Hi all

Hard to believe it is May already, and a lot of us will be gathered at Tony's in Nelson this month for the first major event of the year.
If you are going - see you there, if not, I am sure some of us will find a moment to post pictures and video updates on the

NZ Slot Racers facebook page.

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

It is also available as a link under our NEWS section.

Happy slotting everybody
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 01 Jun 2018

Good morning, folks, fossils, ladies, gents, hobbits, muppets and anyone I may have overlooked.
Our June newsletter is now available for download on site as a PDF file in our news section
Slotraceshop June News
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munter's Photo munter 04 Jun 2018

I have marked the DTM weekend on my calendar and have an Opel white kit in my possession.

It is a nice little car with a stiff chassis and plenty of pod movement.

I have secured the motor, added plastic washers to the front axle, glued and trued the N22's.
The chassis and bare shell lap my circuit in 5.7seconds but in a very polite way...a very smooth ride.

Paint when the weather improves and I have time.
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 08 Jun 2018

Our shipment of Difalco controllers has arrived. Lots of lovely race control
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 19 Jun 2018

We have just received our Sideways order, which includes the new BMW 320, a re-stock of the Lancia Stratos 'Alitalia'
- which is now sold out at Sideways; and we have resumed stocking their Pro-speed soft 18 shore 20 x 11 tyres. We have the
new ultra-thin spacers for fine axle/gear adjustment, and have restocked both Raptor motors and extra-hard red pods.
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We also received an NSR order today which includes this gorgeous Audi R8 LMS, and have restocked all sizes of tyre we carry
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 03 Jul 2018

Our July Newsletter is now available for download in the NEWS section of our site

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There are also links to earlier newsletters below, in case you are hunting for that tech article from prior newsletters
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GAS41T's Photo GAS41T 03 Jul 2018

Thanks Mark
I enjoy your news

Rossko
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 06 Aug 2018

And another month rolls by

August Newsletter here

Following on the speedy departure of Difalco controllers recently, Jim has been busily soldering me up another batch, which should arrive early next week and we will have all 1/32 models in stock, as well as extra "networks" for those who want a hotter response or also do some 1/24th racing.
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munter's Photo munter 12 Aug 2018

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FOOTNOTE TO THE QUESTION: The writer later discovered that another driver was using a tyre treatment agent which was transferring residue to the track and likely the cause of balling affect on his N22 tyres.


I am struggling with that concept, Mark. Care to expand?
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SlotsNZ's Photo SlotsNZ 12 Aug 2018

View Postmunter, on 12 August 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

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FOOTNOTE TO THE QUESTION: The writer later discovered that another driver was using a tyre treatment agent which was transferring residue to the track and likely the cause of balling affect on his N22 tyres.


I am struggling with that concept, Mark. Care to expand?

The person who had the problem later found that another driver was using a particularly aggressive chemical product which in fact melts pretty much every kind of rubber tyre and reduces their life markedly.
Does the word "gymnasium" give you a hint. :) ;)
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munter's Photo munter 12 Aug 2018

mmmmmm tincture of.......strong stuff.

Everyone must have had the problem though.
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 01 Oct 2018

Our October Newsletter is now available for viewing and for download as a PDF file; click the link below.
NEWSLETTERS
Included is part two of the motor power article, some other tech tips, LOTS of new parts from Slot.it and Sideways, and return of the RSM 3 tyre lathe.

And for that matter, I forgot to post the link to the September newsletter last month.
You can find that just below on the same page.
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 01 Dec 2018

Oops, did it again. Forgot to post the link to our November newsletter, and our December newsletter is also now out.

Jump to here for links to both, new products, and tech articles.
https://www.slotrace...&id=6&chapter=0

This is our new section where you can easily get to individual tech articles from past newsletters.
https://www.slotrace...id=39&chapter=0

Our big move takes place next Friday, so Tuesday we will pack the shop, dismantle all the shelving, and prepare to move to the new location Friday.
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 03 Feb 2019

Our February newsletter is already in the inbox of our subscribers and customers, but here is a link to it on our website for others.
Includes a basic setup of a Sideways Lamborghini Huracan

February Newsletter

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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 01 Mar 2019

Yo all, our March 2019 Newsletter is now available for viewing and for download as a PDF file; click the link below.
www.slotraceshop.nz/March2019Newsletter.pdf

New products, Q&A, The "one hour build" - on a Sideways Capri
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slotraceshopnz's Photo slotraceshopnz 09 Apr 2019

Our April 2019 Newsletter is now available for viewing and for download as a PDF file; click the link below.
www.slotraceshop.nz/April2019Newsletter.pdf


Includes New Products, Events, Setup of a Sideways BMW 320 and rebuild of a Scalextric XC Falcon


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