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Farnham Slot Rally - Surrey - 23rd Sept 2012

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In association with Farnham Scalextric Club, SlotRallyGB is proud to announch the seventh round of the championship will take place on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at Farnham Scalextric Club - Farnham Conservative Club - Ivy Lane - Farnham - Surrey - GU9 7PQ

Doors will open at 0830. Parking is available on-site.

Breakfast will be served along with food during the day and the bar will be open during lunch.

Stages will be a mixture of Ninco, SCX, Scalextric and routed tracks some tracks will not have brakes!

This is the thread to enter this round, please add your name to this thread if you wish to enter.

1. Gareth Jex (SAT)
2. Don Stanley
3. Lawrence Atrill (SAT)
4. Alec Edge
5. Nick Garton
6. Adrian Leggett
7. Jenson Leggett (jr)
8. Chris Evans
9. Paul Evans
10. Brian (Farnham)
11. Paul 2. (Farnham)
12. Norman Facey
13. Graham Smith
14. Jamie Coles
15. Jim Moyes
16. Steve Baker replaced with Lee Green - Pete Day
17. Martyn the nervous
18. Sebastian Birchmore (jr)
19. Alan Birchmore
20. Julian Allard
21. Chris Angold
22. Dave Capelan
23. Ryan Kneale
24. Ben Clements (jr)
25. Keith Clements
26. Steve Jones
27. Craig Jones
28. Phil Field
29. Gary Williams
30. David Williams
31. Wayne Goble
32. Luke Tyrell
33. Alan Davis
34. Nigel Lewis
35. Chris Lewis (Jr)
36. John Underwood
37. Phil Barry
38. Russell Powell
39. Matt Tucker
40. Bill Charters
41. Keith Jenkins
42. Dave Lord
43. Phil Upton
44. Lee Henderson
45. Kane Tilley
46. Charles Tilley
47. Wes Hooker
48. Alan Murrell
49. Tony Squires

Please reserve your place as quickly as possible and let others know about the event.

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Multi Range PARMA controller:
In response to interest in the switches on my controllers at the Oxford Slotrally:
My controllers are Twin range controllers - Using one 180 Ω 3 W resistor in parallel with the Parma resistor and one On/Off 5Amp toggle switch you can turn a 60 Ω in to 60 Ω / 45 Ω , or a 45 Ω in to 45 Ω / 36 Ω.
You should also be able to convert to a three range model : For this you need to use one On/Off/On 5Amp toggle switch and three 5Amp resistors as shown in the diagram (60/45/34 or italics: 45/35/26 Image 3parma.gif)

For a Twin range Parma use a 5A ON /OFF toggle switch, and replace the three resistors with 1 x 180 ohm

NB1: The parallel link to the Parma resistor is the small tag (max resistance) next to the brake.
NB2: With the switch in the off position you will have a standard controller.
NB3: I have used Maplin 3W resistors for slot rally, however the 5W would be more suitable the endurance.
(Maplin only do 3W or 7W , Rapid on line have a better range and cheaper though you may need to pay postage))
NB4: when using the parallel resistors the values are given at max. resistance, and will give a small none liner effect of around 10% at 1/5 value (most drivers will not notice this).

My 60 ohm Parma has two additional power(voltage) limiting settings, using one On/Off/On 5Amp toggle switch and 2 x 6.8 ohm 3W resistors. However I would recommend that you use 3 Amp Diodes as they will give a more consistent voltage control, in place of the resistors were voltage is more affected by current.
At around 0.4Amps voltage drop is approx. 1.3v and 2.6 v for parallel pairs of diodes, you need to connect 8 diodes as shown (diodelimit.gif) to allow for any track were the voltage is reversed.
NB: You could use 1A diodes, but then risk blowing them under extreme conditions as some drivers have discovered.

PS: Both Oxford Cherwell stages have brakes .

Alan (Oxford / Banbury)
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Reference the 3pin inline box (plug/Socket) power limit/brake adjust and the multi range controller, some of the information is on Banbury Club Site LINK.
If their sufficient interest shown I will put some Boxes together and stock a small number of the controller components at competitive prices, hopefully by Pendale/Farnham.

Controllers and In-Line Boxes:
If any one is interested in obtaining an inline Power Limiting/Brake Adjusting Box (Mk2), I have two left at £25 each, and for the moment I will not be making any more.

NB: Farnham will be the last change to obtain them this year, as I will not be at the last slotrally meeting on Nov 4.

For those with appropriate skills you can also get the diagrams and instructions hear.
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Also if any one is interested in converting just the Parma Controller, I have a few Switches, Resistors and Diode left.
180 Ohm & Switch £2 (2 range Parma)
3 restores & Switch £2 (3 range Parma)
8 Diodes & Switch £2 (Power limiting Parma)

(Controllers externally fitted with Resistors / Diodes)

Farnham will be the last change to obtain this year, as I will not be at the last slotrally meeting on Nov 4.

Alan Davies (Oxford)
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