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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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Lee didn't score championship points at AEC (with the Renault 5) so it doesn't affect the championship.
Thanks for clearing it up Gareth. So will be 1 car in 80's, 2 in Classic and 1 in Pro Stock
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Does anybody have any hints as to how to keep a 4wd band on Subaru's and Focus's?

I have spare genuine Ninco 70241 bands which I have used, as both my original Subaru & Focus bands have the same problem half way through practising of coming off and I have changed them for newer ones but same problem occurs. Are the Avant Slot bands any better?

I understand if the 4wd is not operating on a 4wd car in Slot Rally, it will be excluded. Is this still the case between stages? I find it handles worse without a band to make it 4wd so it would be my disadvantage. I have tried a tighter rubber band which works and does not come off but is it within the rules? I know oil on the band stretches it (as I found out the hard way) and I try to prevent oil contamination when oiling the bearings etc. but cannot be certain oil will not get on the band during racing.

Anybody want to reveal any remedies or is it only me this occurs to?


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Hi Chris

I can honestly say a new 4wd band should not be a problem, in terms of it becoming loose quickly.

Maybe after hard season, perhaps. I put a new one on my Ninco Subaru before Wye Valley in June - the original one which became loose was 3 years old at least - and the new one seems to be holding up well.

Have you got the correct band for your model?

And as if to show the problem of classes once again;

This Renault 5 from 'Octane' which represents the Renault 5, Tour De Course, "Ragnotti" from 1990!

Photo credit - Pendle

Normally i would say this would be fine in the 80's class, but as luck would have it i know these run on MSC Montecarlo chassis so it's in Pro-Stock.

See clear as mud!
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I've never had the band come off my Focus or Impreza (the Impreza has two red bands BTW) whereas my MSC 6R4 is pushed to finish a stage with the band on.

Not very helpful I know - but you can always borrow a band from me on the day as I doubt if I'll use either car.
Ensure the pulleys are lined up and the band is not catching on anything. Also ensure the sideways movement in the front axle is minimal so the pulley's remain in line. I've never had an issue as long as I have ensured all the above are sorted.

At £115.00 for a Octane Slot Rally car, it can stay in Pro Stock!

Thanks for the info Matt & guys about the bands. My belts are N70241 so will try Ninco 80207, might be better fit. Will check everything is alligned as great cars to rally, but which one? So far the Focus has the edge, will test at 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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That's quite a cool bit of kit Alan, although I wont be at the Slot Rally, I might be interested in obtaining one.

I use a TruSpeed PWM controller, what would happen if I plugged that controller into your box? Which would have priority.

Sorry if it's going off track of the topic, PM me if you think it is,
Please put me down for one Alan, as discussed at Pendleton argh. Cheers, martyn
QUOTE (mtucker666 @ 28 Aug 2012, 19:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ensure the pulleys are lined up and the band is not catching on anything. Also ensure the sideways movement in the front axle is minimal so the pulley's remain in line. I've never had an issue as long as I have ensured all the above are sorted.


Another tip is not to get any oil on them at all, as this will make them expand.
Thanks Phil, yes I found that one out the hard way!

I have the newer bands on now which are tighter and seemed to have solved my issues. Will try out at Farnham.

I will post the time sheets to download and print on Wednesday.
Can you remove me from the list for this one, the missus has been asked to work so I can't make it

Definitely be there for Wye and have the hotel booked
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You really think that one of those will make you go faster Martin? Yeah right.
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Cheeky ! No, the opposite Dave, trying to make my fast cars slower, in fact!
I can only get decent points off slow old motors
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49. Paul Roach - replaced with Mark Probert
50. Simon James - replaced with Tony Squires

List updated - MARK PROBERT - you now have a place if you are still able to come - please advise ASAP.
Just heard from Mark Probert - he can't make it so we have a spare place if anyone would like to come - please advise ASAP.
Oh go on then
add me on please
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