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Looking great F1nutz!
Looks sharp GI!
Looking great Ken! The white really pops!
Excellent F1nutz!!! Thanks for posting!
Don’t we have a class for this??? 😉
GI – this response was automatically flagged as spam by the anti-spam software and therefore not automatically posted – I’m not sure why – but I’ve released it – my apologies for the delay in doing so.
Thank you for posting!
Porsche911, just kindly let me know the date, start time, end time and classes and I’ll add make sure to add it to our calendar.
Looks great GI! Great addition to our existing field of Indy Roadsters!
Looks great Ken! Pure simplicity which can’t be beat… and so easy to assemble too!
You’ll find a country colours chart here:
As it stands our current Modern F1 rules focus only on the Scaley version of newer F1 models:
Modern F1 (F1)
Eligible Models: Any ‘stock’ modern Scalextric (2000 and newer) F1 model
Motor – must be a ‘stock’ Scalextric S-can or slim motor – whichever came with the model
Maximum overall width not to exceed 58mm
Optional Modifications:Guide – may be replaced by any 1:32 guide and adapter
Rear Wheels – any 12mm (or smaller) wheel may be used – rear suspension detail may be modified to accommodate wheels
Rear Tires – any DArt ‘Club’ series urethane replacement tire
Front Tires – ‘stock’ or any DArt ‘Club’ series urethane replacement tire
Rear Axle – may be replaced by a solid axle
Bushings – rear nylon/plastic bushings may be replaced with bronze/oilite bushings
Weight – may be added anywhere to the chassis or body provided it is concealed by the body – no weight may be added underneath the front wing or underneath the chassis
Spacers/Washers – may be used on the rear axle (inboard or outboard) and on the front axle (outboard only)
Gearing – stock gears may be replaced by any 27T crown gear together with a 9T pinion or any 24T crown gear together with an 8T pinion
Chassis Bracing – The portion from the driver to the rear of the chassis may be braced or strengthened using any material but both chassis and any modification thereto must remain unpainted and not concealed by any substance so that any such modification is clearly visible if the body is removed. Bodies and chassis may not be cut or altered to accommodate bracing
As noted in prior replies (above) other groups are embracing several modern F1 models from a variety of manufacturers which are faster, more durable and nearly the same price.
Therefore it could be time to finally bring some glory (and sanity) back to the Modern F1 class by permitting any modern model (2000 and newer), any make, any chassis (scratch or RTR), any motor, any gearing, any wheels, any size DArt club series tire… basically an open class but for year of model, DArt tires and maximum width (TBD if necessary).
Let us canvass this potential change with everyone to see if we have a consensus in time for the Fall calendar – either reply to this thread or discuss in person… Thank you in advance for your further input…July 20, 2023 at 8:03 am in reply to: Anyone going to Fan Friday at the Indy this Friday? #40145
Excellent! Hinch appears to be on the incline to greater things now – I think his colour commentary is quite entertaining – first indycar now the F1 streamed broadcasts… great for him!
Did you get a chance to speak to him at all?
Thanks for posting!
Excellent livery and colour choice!
The track looks great! Looking forward to your posts!
Excellent work Ken!
This is your list of models to be presented to the grid for La Carrera Panamericana XIII:
Class Year Race Class # Manufacturer Type 50SP 1950 T 18 Ford 6 50SP 1954 TE19 262 Volkswagen 1200 De Luxe 50SP Plus 1950 T 50 Ford Tudor 50SP Plus 1953 SP16 199 Porsche 356SL 50SP 1952 SP 4 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Coupe 50SP 1952 SP 6 Mercedes Benz 300SL Spyder 50SP Plus 1952 SP 21 Ferrari 250 Monza Scarrietti Spyder 50SP 1954 SP15 56 Porsche 550 Spyder 50SP Plus 1953 TS 226 Ford 6 50SP 1951 T 7 Shaguar Xk 129 50SP 1950 T 52 Oldsmobile 88
Spring is finally here and this week is shaping up to be the best of the year yet!!!
Looking very good so far Ken and the finish line is in sight! I guess curbs, gantry cover and some foliage are all that’s left… won’t be long now!!! Keep riding that wave of inspiration!April 5, 2023 at 10:37 pm in reply to: Welcome to Fotodoug’s slot car track in Toronto, ON #38584
Looks great Doug!April 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm in reply to: Welcome to Fotodoug’s slot car track in Toronto, ON #38517
Apart from three separate power supplies each with their own relay what other timing/power hardware is used?
It’s wonderful that there is a place within this great hobby for everyone!
Regardless of our unique tastes and preferences at least we should all be able to agree on that!
Cheers and happy racing whichever way you prefer!
Good question Doug. Sounds like a dare…
I think this format could be very appealing to novices especially anyone brand new to the hobby.
Not sure if racing an untuned Fly Classic LeMans against a scratch built CANAM model and a low power motored Boulevard Cruiser makes for satisfying racing regardless of outcome. Not sure watching one lap the other while that one is lapping yet another is fun to do or watch in my books. At so many levels this sounds very unappealing to me… …regardless of how you determine the winner. But who knows?
Whether I’m racing or watching I love seeing close wheel to wheel racing with fragile hand built models through a fully scenerized backdrop… and that’s what inspires me to continue participating in this hobby. But that’s just a small part of it. Last week I enjoyed finishing the body detailing on my scratchbuilt Porsche 550 LeMans Coupe. The week before I enjoyed making scratchbuilt telephone poles and painting Thelma & Louise who now ride inside my Impala. Right now I’m enjoying working on a 7′ long pit building. Tonight I’ll enjoy painting, detailing and weathering inserts in the great company of two other enthusiasts who are joining me… later this week I hope to share some laughs and pizza while circling a different track I built some time ago. Next week I hope I’m fortunate enough to enjoy goofing around with some large scale cars with like minded friends… such a fantastic hobby this is!!!March 28, 2023 at 2:56 pm in reply to: Welcome to Fotodoug’s slot car track in Toronto, ON #38392
Welcome to the members’ tracks area!
May I ask what timing software you are using? and is it available for others to try out? I ask because while I’m very satisfied with SlotTrak I’m looking for an alternative to the usual breakout bracket solution for slower/restricted motor classes.
If I understand correctly, the software you are using ranks results based on consistency rather than just on time alone…
The VW bus and the Lotus too!!! Can’t wait to see it when it is finished!
Hi Doug, …the above Led Zeppelin post was flagged as spam and sent to the spam folder… not sure why… very cool and clearly not spam though! Thanks for sharing!
Very nice work Doug! Thank you for sharing your pics!
Looks great in white porsche911!
Thanks for sharing!
That body looks great racer68! Was it printed as shown or did you need to sand/smooth it to get it ready for primer?
Keep us posted on your progress! Thanks for posting!
Looks great Ken! Cheers!
Great looking model JMSracer!
Actually you don’t need to turn your head at all to see the whole track! Ha Ha Ha Ha!
But on a serious side it works really well for two car racing in a small space.December 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm in reply to: The 1954 Pegaso Z102 Cabriolet Saoutchik 2a Serie Street #30864
Your model looks awesome! It isn’t about speed…
If I may offer a suggestion:
When building your model you are truing down your white wall tires too much – likely to accommodate your fixed motor and front guide position for the slab aluminium chassis…
Typically when I start a build I true my tires/wheels first for the look of the model and then accommodate them using my wheel blocks to create my chassis…
Not sure what the solution is for a slab chassis but perhaps bending the front to raise the guide height might be one approach…
Slab chassis have numerous limitations but they work well for low power motored models so I understand your preference.
Keep up the great work!
Looks great Ken! Curbs, straw bales and other goodies next! Almost at the finish line!December 13, 2022 at 6:50 am in reply to: The 1954 Pegaso Z102 Cabriolet Saoutchik 2a Serie Street #30834
Great looking car JMSracer!
Looks fantastic F1nutz!
Excellent looking lineup and great fields for each class!
Can’t wait to make the next meet!
Excellent work Luis!
Love those tire decals too… where did you get them?
Great looking model Luis!
That is a good idea Ken.
Scott has cars in stock. I will try to see what he has when I am there next, and he can also order anything directly from Slot.It too…
No rush, we can discuss at the next MVL race in September…
Thank you for so many great suggestions!
Nothing would prevent us from starting an IROC series mid-way through the fall either… so we can discuss in person at future races.
Excellent feedback so far! Thank you so much!
I have two points to keep this discussion on point:
- This would be a true IROC series with no ownership of models. The cars will be put in a box or case and brought to the next race as is. If a car is damaged or needs repair then it will be at the cost of the pilot. Before every race each participant will have an opportunity to choose the car they race – order of choice of car will be based on random chip draw. At the end of the series the cars will be distributed the same way.
- Personally I have no interest in the effort required to set up or maintain inferior axles, bushings, gearing or plastic wheels. Absolutely no interest. If anyone else wants to do that I invite them to do so.
Assuming those involved so far in this discussion can agree on anything we have four. We would need at least three more and for the series to begin on time we would need to collect money and order models within a week or so… as before lmk…
Looks like a great time with great classes!
Thanks for sharing JMSracer!
I’ve got you on the calendar now! Thanks again KK for hosting on the 25th!!
Thank you for the question.
After some discussion yesterday we’ve decided to add a separate USRRC/SCCA sportscar class to the R32 set of classes which will adopt the Scratch32 Pre-CANAM class rules. This class will debut in R32 when we return to The River on Saturday June 11… stay tuned.
We might want to rename our existing sportscar class (including our 1950’s sportscar and 1960’s sportscar subclasses) to ‘Endurance Sportscar’ (1950’s Endurance Sportscar and 1960’s endurance sportscar subclasses).
Thanks for the link.
Moved to our reference forum.
Please keep our general forum area for topics related to the site, site maintenance, etc.
I reinforced the ASS chassis with a few additions which I epoxied in place:
The total weight was light and needed to be brought up to R32 rules to 75g so I added some extra brass pieces:The body was painted quickly to be raced at MVL but then was massaged thereafter with added detail, including a different pilot to better reflect the model I’ve noted.A center mirror, tail pipes, wiper, and several other details were added. I also painted the headlight cavities white and the lenses light blue. The car numbers were airbrushed onto clear decal sheet and then applied….I’ll need to sort out how to better paint the headlights but I’m satisfied with this latest effort. Practice will help.
Cheers and thank you for taking a look!
Just following up KK – does June 25 work with your personal schedule? If not please give me alternatives…
Excellent! I think we will target Saturday morning June 25th if that works for your schedule! Masks (if things remain the same) will be a must indoors unfortunately but so be it… How about Trans Am, Classic LeMans, Group C/IMSA, and CANAM? Let me know… Thank you for reaching out and your kind hospitality in hosting R32! I can’t wait to rub fenders at the Rock again!!!