Tuesday, 31 May 2022

SCALEXTRIC - Le MANS Set.

 Hi....Yesterday I turned 66 and to my joy the Scalextric Le Mans set arrived on my Birthday. I spent last night pleasurably setting up the Scalextric track on my 11ft x 4ft Shed Table.

The two Le Mans cars set up on the grid- I spoke with my friend Karl Pohl this evening and it looks as though we will have a Race Day sometime next week which will be a whole lot of fun- definitely looking forward to racing with Karl.
I ran both Le Mans cars tonight and to my surprise the #21 car gave a rather annoying whining noise - so I unscrewed the chassis of the car and applied Castrol Oil to all the motor bearings, spur and pinion gear and wheel bearings and re-ran the car....the problem was solved which I was most happy about. I do like both cars though #21 in white appeals to me the most and it has become a favorite. The printing of the cars is superb and crisp- a very high standard indeed.
This view shows the entire Scalextric Track - I've added to the basic Le Mans set with six Standard Straights. The total track is about half of what I use to have ten years ago - it is a short run this time  though a whole lot of fun.
This morning I extended my standard table with a rectangular shelf and painted it - the shelf is made from 6mm MDF on a 40 x 40 Radiata Pine bearer.
Also this morning I made a holder for the Hand Controllers to store them when not in use. The hand Controllers have power settings for 25%,50%, 75% and 100%....so far I've used the 50% Power Setting and found this to be adequate with the Le Mans cars.
Lastly I made up a small box to house the Transformer....this is good as it gets it all off the ground and is much neater.

Well - that is my News for this evening.
It is very cold and windy - Winter IS here!
Stay well my Friends.
Cheers. KEV.


8 comments:

  1. Happy birthday KEV, 66 years young. That is a grand set, you'll have to give your mate pole position (pun intended) on race day, let us know how it goes.

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    1. PAUL,
      Thank you friend for the Birthday Wish- yes, 66- I didn't think I could make it. Yes, Karl will have to have Pole Position on Race Day- I've already decided that he can race the Red Le Mans car. Cheers. KEV.

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  2. Many Happy Returns Of The Day ! all the best Tony

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    1. TONY,
      Thank you for the Birthday Wishes- never thought I'd make it to 66 - guess now I can call myself an "Oldie". Cheers. KEV.

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  3. What excellent timing for the arrival of the Le Mans set.

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    1. PETER,
      Yes- to receive the Le Mans set on my Birthday certainly made it all feel rather special - the track now is all completed and is as big as I can make it on my 11ft x 4ft table. Cheers. KEV.

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  4. Happy Birthday a day late and thanks for the birthday wishes. : ) Nice to share a birthday with you. :)

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    1. KAREN,
      Thank you for the Birthday Wishes- yes, it is good that we share the same Birthday...makes it all feel rather special. Best Wishes. KEV.

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