(3 replies, posted in BSCC)

I agree, dinner was left-overs from the Enduro. A great, great race. And oh, so close. Each and every team member contributed to a great result. Four hours of racing and only a couple dozen laps decide who's first and last???? In my book, we were all winners!

The track is great! The cars are great! The drivers are great! This season promises to be one of the most competitive ever. EVAH! ;-)

no magnet, low-voltage racing is SOOOOOO much more fun than overloading on magnets. What did Byron's car pull at one time? 1500 grams? That's bout three pounds of down-force....

I'm looking forward to finding a car and finding my groove at Randy's...

Hope to see all y'all at the track.

Yes, the soup was excellent.

A big Thank You! to Monte and Victoria for hosting such wonderful gatherings.


(1 replies, posted in Track)

Awesome track...



(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

I would like some suggestions with regards to the design of a steel chassis. I'm thinking of a fixed rear axle mount that is attached to the base. Should the axle just spin inside some tubing or should there be room for bearings? The front axle mount will be attached to the guide flag post and will be in a sliding mount so it can be adjusted for different wheel bases. The width will be wide enough to hold a Mabuchi style motor in sidewinder fashion (not sure about how to mount it. What would be the best method of securing the body to the chassis?



(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

@Rico: Curb you enthusiasm there, partner. These are just musings for now.....


(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

Scored, no. But I can have small dots 'etched' in to show the fold line. A hand brake would probably work better than the big hydraulic one we have here for thin steel.

See sellout.woot.com (http://sellout.woot.com/default.aspx?ts … d16e2b8dd3)

1:24 scale R/C cars but I'm sure you can take the body and mount it on a 1:24 slot car chassis. Combine shipping on up to 3 cars.


(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

@Bill: The alignment in CAD is not the problem. Once the laser cuts it it will be fine. It's the accuracy of the brake (break?) press operator that controls the alignment. We're a machine manufacturer for heavy machinery, not an instrument maker so our bends don't matter to the mm.

@Monte: You can design too. Check out Alibre Design (www.alibre.com) for their hobby version of the software. It can do solids just fine.


(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

@Monte: You did show me the new train rail chassis design.

@Bill: Good ideas. I may consider bent-up flanges with vertical slots for the tubing, instead of holes.

My company has a fancy laser for cutting sheet metal and once in a while we can slip in some personal stuff. Designing a chassis is also good practice for me using 3D CAD modeling software.


(13 replies, posted in Modifications)

The other day I was over at Monte's and he showed me the abuse one of his proxy cars had taken. The chassis was made from a sheet of styrene. If one were to build a chassis from sheet metal, what gauge steel would be good to start with? 16 gauge may be too thick and heavy. Would 18 or 20 gauge be better? Or should one go even thinner? I am talking about just a flat chassis, possibly with bent up flanges.


(9 replies, posted in Cars)

As I found out yesterday the NSR Mosler is a great car. It ran well on 'The Pen'. It could be testament to the love Monte puts into his cars, or of the quality of NSR cars, as Rico suggested while referring to his fabulous Ford P68. I will be eyeing more NSR cars in the future.

Thank you, and thank you....

For the hospitality of Monte and Victoria, for the compliments on the chili, for the congratulations on winning, for letting me use the awesome Mosler car, and for being very patient with my two boys. We all had a fun filled afternoon.

Thank you all...

Victoria and Monte,

Thanks for hosting. You guys know how to take care of guests.

Perhaps some strips of Saran Wrap would fit between the two cars in the picture. ;-)

Perhaps, but this would be quite the undertaking, the solution is to raise the straight-away a couple inches and add an apron to the corner underneath the dead strip that allows the car in the blue lane to swing out under the straight-away.

Quite the undertaking.

Please, reroute the track so there can be a barrier to prevent crashes..... ;-)


(16 replies, posted in Penguin Point Raceway)

Should we place a group order?

Here: http://www.oldslotracer.com/Urethane.html

Or here: http://stores.shop.ebay.ca/Pauls-Slot-C … Z666941012


(3 replies, posted in Slot Talk)


Is it the fist year of the new decade or the last year of the old decade?


(5 replies, posted in Slot Talk)

Thanks Bill!

Merry Christmas everyone!

SCX Nascar from the Beaverton series were all equipped with silicone tires. These will lift any deposits off the track (according to other posts). I assume silicones are out of the question for any class at Pelican Point Raceway.


(1 replies, posted in Modifications)

Here's a picture....



(16 replies, posted in Penguin Point Raceway)

I know Randy postponed the Fly Classic class, but why not keep the cars the same? Wouldn't that reduce the required parts and/or associated work needed on the cars?


(16 replies, posted in Penguin Point Raceway)

Didn't we agree on IndyGrips for the Fly Classics? I thought IndyGrips are silicone. Or are they urethane? There's too much sh@#$%^&t out there that I can't keep track (get it, track?).

Even I have a rally car. A Ninco Peuget 307 WRC.

I planning to be there as much as I can with Sean.


(3 replies, posted in BSCC)

It was nice meeting the Seattle/Tacoma gang for the first time. I hope I can make it to one of the Enduro events up there.

Great job on setting the high score for the day, Professor and Team DOS.