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On the way back from Verbano I was invited to meet Edo at his track - how could I refuse a chance to run some slot cars when all I had done was stare at 32 of them for 24 hours!


Firstly - Edo you are a gent! it was good to meet you and try out that track.


For someone who has been out of the hobby for a fair amount of time and only recently back into it with his partner in crime (his nephew), Edo has set up an amazing track with top notch power and control, on top of an impressive collection that is growing fast..

The track is 4 lane Carrera, sitting at around 17 Metres..

The hay bales are made by his brothers wife and of real hay!

Pretty comprehensive power...


A colleague made the control terminal to order...


A couple of the nicer of the cars and a pleasure to run..




Edo's Maranello is produced by Maxslot in Italy, built with a Marlboro style livery and is an original Topslot 550 on a Slot.It chassis with with Bigslot and NSR running gear. The other is my test model of the new Dapretto offering..


There wasn't actually much between them performance wise, with Slot.Its new P3 compound rubber giving slightly more grip.
Testing was cut dramatically short when a late braking manoevre by Edo nearly resulted in an airborne Marlboro Ferrari as it deslotted and hit the top barriers of the banking. they held - just! - and the car was Ok, unlike my heart rate
and it wasn't even my car so I can't imagine what Edo felt for that split second!

Funnily enough we changed car types after that and discussed the pros of incorrectly used mosquito netting


Once again - thank you Edo and you have to let me (and thomas I hear! who visited the previous thursday) repay the hospitality by coming to the NASCAR series in the middle of next month...
 

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...can't add more to your description of Edo Swiss - it's precisely what I met in Lugano ;-) He's a very nice guy and we've to try to establish regular visits - within a racing series?
I hope Edo is joining us for the DSCFFC on 16. - 18.07.
If there is an emergency or a lack of rental cars, I've just got 2 ASCARS as a birthday present yesterday.
 

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Hi Swiss
it was a real pleasure to meet you (and Thomas a few days before): you are really passionate and I learned quite a few things in the little time we spent toghether.
As I suspected I noticed that I am not ready to race you guys yet: you drive like the seasoned racers that you are while I get all emotional and deslot quite easily under pressure.
But I am getting 2 Scalex Nascar for the race in Egg and I might come with my friend who did the electricals (BTW he is preparing a special "turbo"controller-based on a Carrera shell- and since he is an electronic engineer he might come up with a very secret "verboten" weapon
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Please guys let me know the details of the Egg race on time and in english

Thanks again for coming by and for the tune up suggestions.
Best regards
Edo
Happy Birthday Thomas!
 

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QUOTE If there is an emergency or a lack of rental cars, I've just got 2 ASCARS as a birthday present yesterday

We have NO Nascar rentals Thomas, but I wouldn't risk your pressies in 4 hours of carnage either


Any chance of some close up pics of the ASCARS? I think they are based on the older inline chassis, with different a body shape to those cars, am I right?

Edo, maybe you can make it down before the race and I (we ) will help you set up the NASCARS to be competitive (within the Rules of course
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I can also get you the 1 metre and 1 and a half metre 'grabbers' for the back end of your track if you have trouble sourcing them.
 

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Swiss, for the DSCFFC I have some NASCARS to rent to racers which have problems with their own cars or which show up to race without an own car!

Edo - just remove the magnet, true the tires, seal the front tires with superglue to make them gripless, add app 8 - 10g of lead - 5 in front, 3 to 5 in front of the rear tires - and that's it! Don't forget to grease all moving parts! Nothing else is necessary - nothing but training! so best would be if you and your freind would show up in Egg on Friday 16th!
 
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