Friday, 24 June 2022

2nd SLOT CAR RACE DAY - with Karl.

 Hi...We've had another great day racing the 1/32nd Slot Cars- Karl and I have had lots of fun!

In Lane #1 is shown the new RevoSlot -Toyota GT1

All my Slot Cars in readiness for Race Day #2.

The Toyota GT1 and Mosler MT 900R.

The SCALEXTRIC Track prior to Race Day.

The generic Le Mans race cars on the Grid ready for the 1st Race of the Day.

Lunch Time! Hot Sausage Rolls, Potato Chips - Tomato Sauce and Salt ( And Coffee).
Chris looks after Karl and I very well.

Chris and Karl chatting - Karl took a liking to racing the SAUBER C9 Mercedes.

We found that the Toyota GT1 wasn't fitted with a Magnet - on the track the car constantly was loosing it's tail and spinning out- something had to be done!

Tonight I drilled the aluminium chassis just in front of the Toyota's Motor- then with a Jewelers Saw and File opened up the chassis to take the unfitted magnet which was loose in the supplied box.

I fitted the silver colored magnet so that it was just proud of the chassis and fixed it in place with a sheet of thick plastic and super glue.

The TOYOTA GT1.
The Toyota now sticks to the track like glue - the fitted magnet has that much grip I needed to adjust the hand throttle to 100% power rating - the Toyota runs like a charm and is now ready for our next race day in a couple of weeks time.

Yesterday I disassembled two of the Cupboards in the shed to make space for an Extension of the Scalextric Track - I'm thinking the extra track will allow a longer lap time and thus be more enjoyable for Karl and I in the future. I will have to save for the extra Scalextric Track.

Well that is my news for this evening - it has been a fun day.
Best Wishes. KEV.


12 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having great fun, KEV.

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    1. JONATHAN,
      Yes- it is good to have a friend like Karl who shares the same interest. Lots of fun and there will be other days of slot car racing ahead of us. Cheers. KEV.

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  2. Another great race day ! , I didn't know the modern cars had magnets in them - when I had a Scalextric about 50 years ago the cars spent more time off the track rather than on it .

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    1. TONY,
      Yes - there are still a lot of slot car enthusiasts who prefer the non-magnetic cars...to be honest I really prefer the slot car to have a magnet fitted to keep the car really on the track- all of the time. Cheers. KEV.

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  3. Cracking times KEV, great toys, great friends and sausage rolls. Heaven!.

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    1. PAUL,
      Yes indeed - Hobby time such as Karl and I have shared today is just great enjoyment and fun...there will be more times ahead. Presently working on extending the Scalextric Track. Stay well and safe there in England. Cheers. KEV.

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  4. You certainly got this project up and running super quick Kev.....looks like a lot if fun too...I have raced Scaletrix cars since I was about fourteen....and that is a LONG time ago !

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    1. KIETH,
      Yes- I've just about reached the month of renewing my interest in the Slot Cars and I must admit that it is all coming together rather nicely. Plan on extending my shed table tomorrow to later add additional Scalextric Track...this'l be fun! Best wishes to you there in New Zealand. Cheers. KEV.

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  5. Looks and sounds like fun and lunch sounds great too.

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    1. KAREN,
      Yes- a most enjoyable Race Day with Karl for sure - and Chis certainly looks after us with a hot Lunch for us. We probably chat more than race the cars - which is good company and fun to do- certainly looking forward to our next Race Day as if all goes well we'll have a bit more Scalextric Track to race on then. Best Wishes to you there in Western Maryland. KEV.

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  6. Hello KEV., My earliest interest in things that move – ships, trains, cars, planes, etc. – was when, as a kid, my dad gave me a model train set one Christmas. It was very simple but I got hours and hours of fun out of setting up the tracks and running the little train around and around. I mention all of this because your post here is so interesting … this is the first time I’ve seen a model car track set for racing. Wow, very cool! I’ll bet you’ll have hours of fun with this. Thanks for sharing and have a fine week ahead! Best regards from Seattle! John

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    1. JOHN,
      Thanks- glad you like my Slot Car setup- yes, the future looks good for get to-gethers with my mate Karl for Race Day meetings - lots of fun for sure. Stay well there in Seattle - and enjoy your Summer. Winter here now and it is freezing in the afternoon and night. Regards. KEV.

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