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Will keep this short and make it picture heavy.

You run a small non-profit club from home for the love of 6 car digital with fuel strategy


You race every 3 weeks or so and your old friends and new friends come to club, we have beers and have a laugh racing, shouting, swearing and laughter. Every 3 weeks or so.



- Then you meet a lady, you fall in love


- She moves in, make the house more homely

- It's not a bachelor pad anymore, permanent slot car track is gone


- Then comes the baby



Digital Slot Car Club suffers BUT not finished

Now because I have a child, a new job and a wife, slot car suffers. (this not a complaint, i'm happy, but something's missing)

I have little time to prepare a track in the middle of the living room, so having 2 pieces of already prepared track helps a little but not enough. Still took ages to prepare.

Enough talking, here are the photos.

The living room
The baskets on the left hold most of my Scalextric track, small cheap laptop, powerbase but none of the cars




permanent pitstop piece on wood


Other permanent piece nailed onto wood






track ready, finally ... i think it took 7-9 hours for such a simple track



Race night - Deceptive photo, we had 12 racers in all... some damage, some conductivity problems. Only on power tap. There will be 3 powertaps next time. I can't stand poor conductivity. Did get the white spirit and Inox out. Good night, hopefully we shall race once a month after Xmas, but I'm not counting on it, babies, work and woman are priority. Many slot people say it gets easier.
Let's hope so.
Thanks for reading...
 

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I just wanted to say that as well...that pole wasn't there the last time I was there Chip
....are you sure you want to blame your lack of slotting on babies, new job and wife with a pole like that in your lounge?


Oh, jeeez, I still wanted to say the track looked quite flowing and cool! Damn pole...
 

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Glad I wasn't the only one tempted to ask about the stripper pole in the middle of the room. Nice to know you work at keeping in shape.


Also noticed the reincarnation of Mr Zappa in the first photo. No. Not the one on the wall.

Good to see the slotting back on the menu even on a temporary basis. Just keep practicing the chant "but honey, at least I'm not at the pub."
 

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Sounds fun, mixing up beers, swearing & scalextric is always gonna be a winning combination!

Also impressed that James May took a little time out from his busy presenting schedule to come n have a nosy at your track (pic2)

Good stuff!
 

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QUOTE (Scootcar50 @ 4 Dec 2011, 05:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Couldn't help but notice the gold pole in the middle

Did the guys get into some pole dancing?

LOL but no. Purely for my other half's fitness regime.
Here's a good example

QUOTE (Keeto @ 4 Dec 2011, 05:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Oh, jeeez, I still wanted to say the track looked quite flowing and cool! Damn pole...


It was a fun circuit. Some said it was the best circuit yet. I don't agree.

QUOTE (Ember @ 4 Dec 2011, 07:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just keep practicing the chant "but honey, at least I'm not at the pub."

LOL, I've used that already, and yes it works. She can't argue with that

QUOTE (Ghost88 @ 4 Dec 2011, 15:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Also impressed that James May took a little time out from his busy presenting schedule to come n have a nosy at your track (pic2)
Damned James May, copying my hairstyle which hasn't changed since I was 8. Stuck in the 70s
 

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Wish I hadn't read this thread, frantically looking for old i-pod that's got "willy the pimp" on it.

Good looking track, and looks like you were all having fun. Your club videos always look like you have a great time racing, so good luck fitting in the future monthly meetings.

My question was, did anyone crack their head on the pole when marshalling?
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 5 Dec 2011, 03:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wow... slot car club AND a pole dancing wife. Lucky man... Lucky, lucky man.

Hold on a sec... You are making assumptions now! We got there, there was no sign of 'wife & the baby' but just Chip showing off his moves on the pole! Who knows why the permanent track was taken down?
 

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It does get easier, and it's worth it. You'll find yourself hankering back to times you thought were impossible to get through.

I'd suggest nailing a few more sections down, and cutting down on that layout building time.

Anyway - Chris Rock wants a word with you about that pole -
(couple of words in there you might want to be careful of if you're at work - like anyone watching youtube videos at work doesn't have earphones. . .)
 

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Nice layout. Fantastic woman there who lets you get on with it. Mine? When the kids arrived I was relegated to the garage which has since been intergrated into the kitchen. You one lucky MoFo. Hope it lasts when there's another baby......... Good luck.
 

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Lol chip never for one moment thought that would be you, presumed you'd be the one taking the picture.

I'm sure someone of a more sensitive, shy retiring nature would class this an awkward moment!
 

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QUOTE (Chip of FDSC @ 8 Dec 2011, 02:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>my woman does on occasion use the pole and dance to Motley Crew records, but it is purely exercise.

No clear heels and bikinis

But what about you ?
 

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QUOTE (snurfen @ 4 Dec 2011, 22:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wish I hadn't read this thread, frantically looking for old i-pod that's got "willy the pimp" on it.
PM me, we can sort something out

QUOTE (Michael363672 @ 8 Dec 2011, 09:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>But what about you ?
LOL not for me, high heels give me a bad back

QUOTE (snurfen @ 8 Dec 2011, 11:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Impressed! you've even partly named your beautiful little daughter after one of FVZ's offspring!
If I have another girl, she'll be partly called Diva

QUOTE (Ember @ 8 Dec 2011, 11:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Be thankful it wasn't a boychild. Could've been Norbett Dweezil.
LOL, Norbett is great name. Thanks for sharing. If I have a son, Norbett he shall be.
 
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