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Digging around the parts/dead cars box I came across this Scalextric Fiat. I don't remember buying it, it probably came with something else I bought. It had a broken wheel and a motor that would barely turn. I took it apart changed the motor, wheels ect, basically treated it like I race going to race it. The end result was something not as fast as what we usually race but a car that is an absolute blast to drive around the track as fast as you can.

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I sanded the old paint and most of the magnetic primer off and repainted with an acrylic latex paint in semi gloss using a smooth foam roller.

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I guess it did

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fC-s1YXLik

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CrashPilot wrote:

Thats good to know! What they are compared to Thunderslot or NSR?

It runs as well and my NSRs, I've found nothing that runs as well as a Thunderslot. however I had to do some work on the Thunderslots to run as well as they do. I haven't even removed the body on the GT-1

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CrashPilot wrote:

Thats good to know! What they are compared to Thunderslot or NSR?

It runs as well and my NSRs, I've found nothing that runs as well as a Thunderslot. however I had to do so work on the Thunderslots to run as well as they do. I haven't even removed the body on the GT-1

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Time

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Out of boredom I was fooling around with this Spirit Peugeot, suddenly it matches my 962 for lap times and just happens to fall into the ground effects era. The handling is excellent, king of like a swollen Thunderslot.

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Time

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It took a bit of doing but I was able to get my Slot It LMP to out perform my NSR Mosler

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I just got my second Revoslot. The Toyota GT1. That and my Marcos just out of the box will run 6.315 without turning a single screw.  Sure they all run $79.99 but you don't have to add weight,  swap motors,  guides,  or tires to run very fast and smooth. Just open a box and go racing.

Ready for whenever we start racing again.

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitchtrack2a.jpg

so here is at least something to look at

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitchtrack1a.jpg

I couldn't get it to do anything last night, I barely got those 5 words typed

Never mind this site has issues

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Bill's Too Bad track was in his garage The only Issue I was aware of was when we had a drastic temperature/weather change the tape would wrinkle a bit and need to be smoothed out.

Al has had no problem with his.

Mine still takes a beating in the corners even with the new smooth surface. I'm beginning to think it may be because I run so many different brands of older cars, and run them harder than they were ever intended to run on a home track.  But it sure is fun.

Looking forward to helping you with yours.

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Looks good Doc. Shouldn't take long to whip that out with the right tools. Being in a garage with the temp. Changes are you wanting to use braid or tape?

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Back to bushes and such

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Another photo

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I was adding in some details and playing with the camera when suddenly the white lane seemed to drop to around four volts. I got out a rag and cleaned it all again looking for any cracks/tears in the tape. Finding none I started checking all of the lapped areas, no visible problems. After about an hour I found a tear under the center of my overpass. Now my arm won't fit under there very far. I managed to cut it on the outside of the bridge and peel it out, but there was no way I was going to replace it. Luckily Chris was home and can get her arm in there but can't reach both sides at once. Between us We managed to fix it.

Now I remember why my original plan had no over pass.

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From the end

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Chris is adding detail to the rock faces this evening and I have the bridge railings ready to go.

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I made some progress this week. Chris will be painting the rock faces and blending in the darker colors to match the artificial rocks I found in Tammie's train dept. These are just laying loose at the moment, I'll move them around a bit before gluing them in place. I'll be making tufts  of grass and small bushes to soften up the edges. I'll also be using train ballast along some of the edges but I need to let Chris get ahead of me a bit.

The extra plaster on the back board I intend to paint either as low clouds or as hills in the distance, perhaps a little of both.

I never handled boredom well as a kid, if it wasn't for having this track to fuss with I would have lost my mind by now.

docdoom wrote:
Mitch58 wrote:

Hook up the black and white, clip to red on to your tongue, then drive a car around. You may get a small surprise when you stop.

does it have to be the tongue????

No, but it is a rather small clip.