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Building a track for one night's race, 6 car digital

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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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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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you lot make me laugh, i don't mean that in a derogatory way. Immensely enjoyed your comments

but I must say, it's only for exercise purposes

my woman does on occasion use the pole and dance to Motley Crew records, but it is purely exercise.

No clear heels and bikinis

little ZaraMoon testing the track
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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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