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I'm getting the power to the lanes working first, apparently you'd removed the wires to allow the track to work without the computers but that the timing will still work or something. I dunno - I'm just laughing and having a ball with the boys doign stuff..


Captain's log: We are enroute to some planet whose name I cannot pronounce to do something really complicated that I don't understand.

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I had set it up so the power only need be connected and it would go RED WIRE, BLACK WIRE.

Eno start a new thread with pic's called Get My Track Going :)

Sorry off topic.

 

back on topic

Eyelet's for rim repair's


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I explained to the missus that I'm adding some bar stools and a bar fridge to the setup before it's done.. I was in enough trouble for that.

 

..I haven't mentioned I need a TV & couch down there for race days yet..

 

Forget the bar stools and couch, it's hard enough to get marshals as it is.


"You must always strive to be the best but you must never believe that you are."  Juan Manuel Fangio

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A-10 pilot: My gun has a plane!

 

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Picked up this little item today

 

DSC01753.jpg

 

It's primarily a trimmer, but can be used (at a pinch) as a router

 

DSC01754.jpg

 

Just started rebating some of the rally sections to replace the tape with braid and it's ideal for any tight sections


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Got one already and can be used easily as router. Did the door track with it as the bigger one bit too much.


Stu

 

Old racers race harder

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Picked up this little item today

 

DSC01753.jpg

 

It's primarily a trimmer, but can be used (at a pinch) as a router

 

DSC01754.jpg

 

Just started rebating some of the rally sections to replace the tape with braid and it's ideal for any tight sections

 

My First track was routed using this exact router, and did not have a problem..


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David

 

Team Phoenix

 

4 x Australian National Champion.

 

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My First track was routed using this exact router, and did not have a problem..

This is my second one, the first one did my original 24mtr 3 lane track + all the mods, and the first 2 rally tracks, ended up burning it out ages ago


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Yep, I picked up one of these for doing my rails on the HO track; with this jig I was able o make a more accurate cut than with a bigger router:

 

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My only beef with it is that there is no adjustable speed controller :starwars: Which was needed for routing perspex for the intended bridge ...

 

Cheers

 

Richard

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I dont mean for this to be an add for the big green hardware store but if you are looking for one of these units Ryobi is now exclusive to to the afore mentioned warehouse. may save some legwork.

 

Regards John


WANT THAT ONE! AND THAT ONE!

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MCGREGOR168's correct... just went to the Big Green Warehouse and apparently GMC is no longer on their shopping list...Ryobi are now exclusive.

 

So I got this r-e-a-l-l-y cheap!!!! :o

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Just what I need to cut those timber fences!


Cheers,

Dick

 

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Superglue is my number one tool box item and I found this oil syringe at a train shop. It has a long needle like tube and when you squeeze the plastic body it lets you put oil into very tight or small spaces. A magnetic screw driver is helpful.

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I think there was a thread on this not so long ago. Have a look through some old threads. It had some good info in there

Edited by MOPARDEVIL

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Greg

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you need a power supply to test motors,a dremel, a soldering iron,a tech block to check chassis straightness and ride height as well as small screwdrivers,flux,solder,a tire truer,etc

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Hey Torino? Do you mean tools or actual bench top surface?

John


John Warren

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I think there was a thread on this not so long ago. Have a look through some old threads. It had some good info in there

Is that better?


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i was just re -reading the whole thread and the word superglue seems to be mentioned most of the time,,,,,,,,,

 

it was a good buy to get the aluminium case they selling at supercheap auto

 

because super glue was always mentioned, i put one little tube in my box............

just when i was going to pack up to go out to race........

due to unknown reasons , my box got stuck forever .

i had to use a dremel to cut it open.

upon closer inspection, i noticed that the lid was shut tgether by superglue .

the tube seemed to sprung a leak and it flowed right through and seeped into the crevices.

 

carefull with those little tubes mates .

 

no harm done to the cars but need a few more little tools again........

 

probably a screw or driver must have poked a little hole in its side

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I always seem to be going to the local hardware or hobby shop every weekend to buy more tools for this hobby. There must be a point where you have enough of them and can make do

 

Intersted to hear what people regard as the essential tools for the sloter's toolbox? I know it depends on what part of the hobby you are into - club racing, metal chassis's, scratchbuilding, or just racing scaleys at home with mates, but there must be a set of essentail tools we all have in common. I'll list what what I think

 

Basis items

 

1. Good 3mm screwdriver set

2. Good set of allen keys

3. Long nose pliers and sidecutters

4. hobby knife

5. Pinion puller (Ninco)

6. Jeweller's files

7. Range of glues - Araldite, superglue, contact etc

8. Vernier calipers

9 Paints and brushes

10. Steel rule

11. Hobby scissors

12. Small hobby vice

13. Car setup block

14. Feeler gauges

15. Lube oil and braid conditioner with needle applicator

16. Sandpaper

 

Nice to have

 

1. Dremmel

2. Tyre truer

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Cable ties,

A good light,

Air commpressor,

A powered board with a slot to test/run in motors.

Surgical blades.

 

More here..

 

Or this one for a laugh.. :P :nice:

Edited by Davnic74

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David

 

Team Phoenix

 

4 x Australian National Champion.

 

Premier Raceway Build

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