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#81 SlotsNZ

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

View PostYngwie, on Oct 15 2008, 08:26 PM, said:

Looking good SLotsNZ. Your track surface looks a little shiny? What is it?

"Cabot's Floor clear" for wooden floors, over a semi-gloss acrylic paint.
We tend to use glossy surfaces in the shakey isles, and run "clean" tracks, as opposed to running ferrodor etc, and rubbering up.

I actually thought about ferrodor - or a home made version of it, but as I run classics, and plan to run more "nice" cars, decided to repeat my first track surface, so they don't get scratched when they roll.
- See "that thread" about silicons having messed up grip on someone's track for more info :nice: :P
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:22 AM

More for Gref....come on man, show and tell.....

Had one pit building kitset, (the white one), so over a long lunch today I patterned off it, and made a replica in 3mm MDF.

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Shame they're not longer to actually fit a car parked across the front, of each garage; but then again, my pit lane length is silly-short.
Since they're kitset, I can install furniture, monitors, bar, figures, lights etc in the corporate areas at my leisure, before glueing it all together.

Have a bundle of pitlane figures, media figures and equipment, so should be able to fill this area up quite nicely.....eventually.
Now I have a space where I can put lots of standing spectators, - along the rooftops of the corporate boxes, like you see at Phillip Island.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:12 PM

I don't have many bright ideas, but this was one (well I think so anyway), and I forgot to post a progress pic at the time.

I wanted a 2 wire fence like I have seen at a few circuits, a metre inside the main safety fence. They are usually just 6" x 6" posts with a couple fat old wire ropes run through them.

I was poking round a discount junk shop and spotted packets of chopsticks which already had the 45 degree bevels on the ends of them.

Cut and used the top 1 /1/'4 or thereabouts, drilled two holes in each, at the level where the wire rope was to run, then painted thm rough/dirty white.

Drilled into the bottoms where I had cut them off, fitted a bit of axle into the hole, and left about 10mm protruding out the bottom, and then drilled the track base, and fitted the protruding piece of that axle into the track, VOILA, instant, secure posts.

Used steel trace from fishing line, ran both lengths of it it through each post in turn, then glued the posts in place last.

Placed grass and weeds into the gap between the 2 fences, still need some small signs about not crossing into the gap, rubbish bins etc for this area....and some litter lying around the place.....like a real track LOL

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

Mark, I know what you can do next!
Run off a couple of hundred remolds of your figures and send 'em to me!!!!! ;)

The garages look good! Plenty of room above and below windows for signage too.

Edit: Just saw your fence... marvelous!
I plan to have some post and wire fences too, but a bit more delapidated... like they've been there 10-15 years.
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Thanks for posting!
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

Love your work on the pit walls and the way you have set up the track

have to ask if you made up the double ended light post next to the grandstand and how you did it cause it is very much like what i was imagining

if so what have you used to make up the tee and post etc

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 03:31 AM

Hi Gloveman, no the light was a shelf product.
Made by some european company called "Art Kit" They have a range of light bollards and lighted sponsor signs like Champion and Repsol

You'll just have to do a bit of hunting if you want them, they don't seem to be widely available.

Alternately, if you're patient.....well Ive discovered it isn't hard to buld most of this stuff, just needs cylindrical plastic, in various diameters, a dremel and knife..... but I'm not patient.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 04:29 AM

View PostSlotsNZ, on Oct 17 2008, 03:40 AM, said:

But I'm not patient.

I dont know, I'd say your wonderful results say otherwise.
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Posted 17 October 2008 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback - looks like i will be on the scrounge again to see what i can come up with as i am not given a huge allowance for this addiction and what i am given i would rather spend on cars

Cheers gloveman

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:42 PM

Well, I had to go back to go forward. My great idea of a 2 storied pit/corporate building blocked the track view from one lane in particular. [insert rude word here]

So made a single story from 3mm MDF.
I'm not going for an accurate "period" or track reproduction, too late to get fussy with so much else just done for "effect"

Starting to lay out figures, props etc, to see where everything will go, some figures not painted yet, and some of my pit bay props and figures are still in boxes, but this gives an idea of the final design.

I have decided the LED lights used in the pit garage look better than the old "grain of wheat" 12V ones, so I will have to embark on a replacement program at some stage, but may keep some of the yellow 12V ones for secondary lighting, such as the wee trackside tent things.....whatever they're called.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:14 PM

Looking good Mark! My pit building will be 2 storey (once I get in gear!)
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:21 AM

I had about 40 guys around between 2 groups last saturday as part of a "Rampage, - The Big Day Out" for guys from our church. each group got about 90 minutes.

We chucked about 15 at a time around the track, gave them a few laps warmup, then a 2 minute race, just one lane; then put three new drivers on track. The remaining 5 of each group were in the theatre room with the V8 Supercars simulator. - The slots were the star, not the simulator and 3 metre screen!

I just ran 3 Ninco GTs, 2 were stock with blueprinting, one had Slot.it running gear, all on urethane tyres, at 10 volts, to make the cars easier to drive. Carnage? - no damage in 3 hours running, and they got the idea pretty quick.

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A lot of these people had no idea what a slot car was, but the response was - well, you'll hear it on the video.

At the end of the 2nd group, I had to turn off the power to convince them to move to the next activity site - Quad bikes, a paddock sledge and Paintball wars on a friend's farm.

Out of this, I have one possible for our regular club, and enough guys to start a casual "Garage Gang" group for once a month laughs, tucker and racing. [including a 2 metre guy - 'the marshal every track needs']
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:37 PM

Nice fences Mark....the two metre guy sounds impressive.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 06:20 PM

We had club at my place Wednesday, and finished off the night with a bash using my FLY trucks.


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:46 AM

Great video. I had a truck sitting here for for some years and never used, BUT when the Fly truck proxy was announced I decided to set it up and run it.
I was surprised just how well this things can be made to go. Mine has an NC5,eurethanes on alloy wheels and some weight and it is very good.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:00 AM

View PostSlotsNZ, on Jun 4 2010, 06:29 PM, said:

We had club at my place Wednesday, and finished off the night with a bash using my FLY trucks.
The video quality looked great Mark, any special type of camera? Good to see the track again - brings back memories.

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Mine has an NC5,eurethanes on alloy wheels and some weight and it is very good.

Some of the guys here run smaller diameter front tyres but I'm struggling to find a stock tyre to fit - any ideas fellas.

Must try my Fly on "The Mountain"
It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:45 AM

Mel: I make a 90 shore front tyre and a soft eurethane rear tyre all moulded off the original Fly tyre so will fit the Fly wheels.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:01 AM

View Postkalbfellp, on Jun 5 2010, 08:54 AM, said:

Mel: I make a 90 shore front tyre and a soft eurethane rear tyre all moulded off the original Fly tyre so will fit the Fly wheels.
Now why didn't you tell me when I was on the farm. Unless I couldn't hear over the Cockey! B)
It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:17 AM

View Postkalbfellp, on Jun 5 2010, 09:54 AM, said:

Mel: I make a 90 shore front tyre and a soft eurethane rear tyre all moulded off the original Fly tyre so will fit the Fly wheels.

HAH, I already molded some too, but haven't gotten around to trying them on a truck myself yet, to see how much improvement I get.

We resorted to the evils of "chemical warfare" on Wednesday night, to get the grip levels in that video, but I'd much rather use them with a tyre that has stable natural grip.

Phil, what alloys did you use on your car for the Truck Proxy?
Did you change axles/bushes?
I was wondering about say BRM 1/24th wheels, but have no idea what the BRM 1/24th tyres are like.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:53 PM

Sorry Mel,thought I was the only one silly enough to build a race truck. PM sent!

My Proxy truck has MB slot MB19011 wheels on it changed the rear BRGS axle and gear for reliability.

Running second in the Proxy so far so going reasonable for a first build.





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