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#51 chdphd

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 15:29

I had the 1960s version with the extra wee button hazards.

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It think it was from this set: http://vintagetoysga...50_vintage.html

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#52 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 15:32

Those controllers are the reason why I can only drive using the gun-type controller upside-down with my thumb on the trigger.

#53 chdphd

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 16:27

A bad case of RSI?

#54 ripplestrip

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:21

Here's one I did a few years ago
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#55 Barry Boor

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:44

Excellent. The 'new' Zandvoort. I recognised it immediately - which is a compliment to your building ability.

#56 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 17:44

Accidently saw the title of the thread on the main TNF site, and thought "exciting"

Just beginning to explore the world of replica circuits, creating my first functionally track, if still not fully drivable circuit - the pre-1983 Nürburgring Betonschleife. The parameters were to fit within a 244x122cm square (96'x48') and the 2.2 or so kilometer round about eventually worked.

Since the car pool collected by my dad, my brother and myself are exclusive modern slot cars based on 1960s and post saloons, GTs and sportscars, I have looked at other circuits reflecting that era. Tracks like Norisring, Diepholz, Zolder, Ring Djursland and Jyllands-Ringen has been tried, but so far not tested in 1/32, but by 1/4 card board cuttings of 1/32's track pieces.

Circuits like Monza with oval (novelty, saying, "yes, this was done in real"), Le Mans (size and history) and the Nürburgring Nordschleife (size and variety) are faint future projects.

For now it it as much about assembling an as workable and accessive track as possible. Cars fall off and in my family that confines to YOU drove it off to YOU put it back on track (no biggering from the driver about you as a spectator being slow to retreive any stricken car).

For a bit history my dad used to race 1/32 slot cars back in the 1960s with his pals and they cut up two lane tracks into one - with the inside always lacking a bit of support. After most of 15 years of neglect my dads cars and tracks pieces were brought back to life in the early 1980s for myself and my sister. This lasted for about five years.
For the past few years an ever growing scene has grown - cars without magnets.

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#57 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:03

For the past few years an ever growing scene has grown - cars without magnets.

Is there any other sort? ;)


#58 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:19

Well, unfortunately, yes. The guys in the slot club over here use three or four magnets per car.

You should see them go round corners! But don't be nearby if they come out of the slot - serious injury could be caused.

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#59 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:25

I just start to wonder what would happen with trucks flying off. I know that radio controlled trucks has safety measures for that very same safety purpose.

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#60 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:39

Right, anyone who doesn't know where this is deserves to be drummed out of TNF and banished to Racing Comments forever:

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#61 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 13:04

Spa lives again!

Here is something you probably thought you would never see again....

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Even with a slot car it's a bit daunting. :rolleyes:

The front row for tomorrow's race is Behra - Moss - Gonzales.

Is this one outside too?

#62 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 13:07

Amazingly, that one I built outside in Wales just about fits into my lounge here in Malta - but with the Malmedy kink included. I think, that apart, it's exactly the same size.

#63 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 13:12

Then I'm probably writing my last post on TNF. Looks like an ancient European road corse, with its wide open expansion. Could it be Australian?. Close to a final version of Roskilde Ring, but awaiting the final few corners for completion and also to work out the elevations.

Barry and others, instead of cutting lanes by the middle I have used a 90 degree R2 x-lane. In this way you retain the original structure of the track pieces and using both lanes. It does make a mess of track lenght and race distance, but its workable.

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#64 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 16:46

Right, smart-a***s, here's your next challenge.

This is a pretty accurate representation of... well, that's up to you to identify.

One little clue, it's an anti-clockwide circuit.

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Edited by Barry Boor, 17 October 2012 - 18:03.


#65 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:12

And in case you think I'm playing games.....

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#66 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:12

Clever man.

#67 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:58

I was a bit naughty because I called my race the Gran Premio Luigi Arcangeli, which was the name of the real race that was run there in 1947 but my entry was from a few years later and included Ferraris, Maseratis, OSCAs and Gordinis. In contrast to the real race which had Cisitalias, Cisitalias and more Cisitalias; (and a Fiat Special.)

#68 LittleChris

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 21:21

I had an inkling it was an old Italian post-war circuit with all those straights.


Funny, I had an inkling it was an old Australian or UK airfield circuit with all those straights. :well: :D


#69 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:26

Just completed a cracking race on this circuit:

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No sharp corners and no chicanes. A really enjoyable blast.

#70 Jean L

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:35

Monza !

#71 Tony Kingston

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:47

Monza !


...with post '55 parabolica.

#72 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:05

Yes. When I build it again in the future for the '50-'51 cars, Verdano 1 and 2 will replace the Parabolica.

#73 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:57

Clever dick time again. You have 5 minutes to identify this:

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But no time at all to name this one that I shall be building in the next couple of months:

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Edited by Barry Boor, 14 November 2012 - 10:59.


#74 D-Type

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:03

Is that Silversone 1948 for the RAC Grand Prix using bothrunways as the main straights.

#75 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:15

Funny that, someone on the Slot Racing Old School group on Facebook suggested the same thing. You are both wrong, I'm afraid.

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Not really very similar to me.

#76 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:09

I can see what you mean but.... it isn't that.


#77 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:17

It's a funny thing but that one has been suggested before, elsewhere, and there is no doubt that it IS very similar but if I post a Google Earth street view of this one, you would see that Aspern it isn't.

Over time you will realise that, Nurburgring excepted, if my track is not exactly like the one it appears to be - it isn't that one. :)

#78 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:53

This is a very interesting one, Regga.

I have built Aspern some time ago for a race (1961 as you correctly state. But this is the map I built it from:

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Using the Google Earth timeline facility, the airfield looked like this in 2001:

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Whereas now things have changed:

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It would seem that considerable alterations have happened at the eastern end of the circuit. The circuit map I have posted above always looks pretty authentic to me.

However, excluding ovals, I doubt there have ever been two race circuits so similar in layout as Aspern and ?????

#79 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:40

Well, it would have been had you found it on the 14th when I posted it but after all this time I'd call it a draw.

Remarkable how similar it is to Aspern though, isn't it?

P.S. Wimille spun out of my race, leaving Sommer in the lead but his gearbox failed handing the race to Rosier.

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#80 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 15:27

You'll see the next one shortly but it's a much easier one.


#81 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 18:14

Does anybody have a detailed map of the Nürburgring Nordschleife? - a slot car circuit project of mine. Coming to mind, I'd like a detailed map of the Betonschleife first of all, as various drawn versions seems to vary a great deal in turms of curve measures. As most of the Nordschleife is still about various satelite photos should cover most of the circuit, but a detailed map would be a helpfull start. A map of the 2.2 kilometer Betonscheife would therefore be most treasured, as this part of Nürburgring has been totally erased.

In the near future I'm about to race at the Danish Jyllands-Ringen (1.475 km version) and according to my dad it's about as twisty as it's reputation.

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#82 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:04

Iinteresting to look at the Scalextric version of Sebring in the first post on this thread. In truth, it's one of the better ones from that leaflet.

Here's my version from last week:

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One of my longer circuits, with a lap time between 11 and 12 seconds.

#83 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 13:31

Did you include/are you going to include Harry Schell's short cut? :lol:

#84 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 15:38

No, I didn't, Tim, but he wouldn't have got away with it with me. I see all.


#85 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:24

I'm not going to insult anyone by asking you to name this one. I have just put it together and am wondering if I'll EVER get around it without errors.

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Watch this space.

#86 JacnGille

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:35

Going to need an awfully big room to set that one up!

#87 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:26

I have, and it's already set up. First run on it this morning.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:35

Can we get a picture of 'Karussell'? :clap:

#89 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:39

I plan to take some photos later - be patient, but don't expect the Karussell to look anything like the real one. That can't be done with Scalextric track.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:03

I plan to take some photos later - be patient, but don't expect the Karussell to look anything like the real one. That can't be done with Scalextric track.


Can't you bend the tracks in all directions with a blow torch? And prop it up with some books?

(I am talking as a complete ignoramus right now)

#91 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:41

Maybe but remember, there are other circuits, dozens and dozens of them that I build so I'm not going to spoil bits of track for the sake of one race. I will bank the corner as much as I can but it won't be much, given the radius of the pieces used.

First error free lap completed this morning after connecting booster leads in all directions, was a 21.78 seconds with Villoresi's Ferrari 375. I still have to clean the rails - some of these pieces haven't been off the shelves since I've been here in Malta, so with that and familiarity with the track, I'm reckoning on pole position being around 18 seconds.

One thing though, I'm going to have to drive the whole event standing up because from my usual seat, on a pouffe, I cannot judge the position of corners that are several meters away from me.

Edited by Barry Boor, 25 January 2013 - 10:42.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:44

First error free lap completed this morning after connecting booster leads in all directions, was a 21.78 seconds with Villoresi's Ferrari 375. I still have to clean the rails - some of these pieces haven't been off the shelves since I've been here in Malta, so with that and familiarity with the track, I'm reckoning on pole position being around 18 seconds.

With an eighteen second lap I'm going to hazard a guess that you didn't built it to scale. :cool:


#93 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 14:56

I have posted a video of the above circuit on You Tube. If you wish to see it, go here: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 15:08

That lap took 41 seconds!

Just joking. Nice work (as usual).

#95 LittleChris

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 21:56

Blimey, like having a giant, if a little flat, anaconda in your living room !!

#96 JacnGille

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:50

I have posted a video of the above circuit on You Tube. If you wish to see it, go here: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

:up:

#97 Barry Boor

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 21:31

How's about this one then:

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#98 D-Type

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:37

That looks vaguely familiar. Is it one of the short-lived WW2 airfield circuits made up of runways and perimeter tracks - somewhere like Boreham

#99 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:37

No.

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#100 jcbc3

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:05

I was thinking Spa when I saw it first, but the angles doesn't really fit.

Edited by jcbc3, 24 February 2013 - 10:06.