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Hi there!

My name is Mario van Ginneken living in the Netherlands and I came across this forum through a fellow slotracer who pointed me here


I'm in the slotrace hobby for some years now, after picking my old childhood activity up (carrera 1:32 track) at the age of 30
This time I'm in it deep (like with all my hobbies, hehe) and after racing on Scalextric tracks for some years now, I am discovering the possibilities of wooden tracks!


I am also the writer of SlotRace Manager which is a program for timing races (up to 8 lanes) and managing car-, track- and driver info. It's a program that started as a small piece of code for my own use, but (as I said before) it got out of hand and changed into a rather extensive piece of software. I decided to put it on the internet as FREEWARE for all slotracers to use. You may have come across it?

And to get the slotracers over here in Holland a little closer together, last year we started http://www.slottrack.com, a Dutch slotrace forum in the Dutch language.

...oh, and since my other big passion is Corvettes (I own two 1:1 Plastic Fantastics) I try to collect as much Corvettes on my track as possible!

Please check out My Personal Webpage
 
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Hello Mario welcome the the Forum, be good to have some info and ideas on what's happening in Holland.

Like your site.....................cool

 

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Hi Mario!!

Welcome!!...and thanks for making SlotRaceManager I'm a very happy user
. Hope you'll enjoy it here just as I do.


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hello Mario

And welcome to this forum...you will surely find this site interesting. By the way...really nice track you got, hope you will post some more photos.

 

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Thanks for the welcome guys!

Nuro:
Corvettes is also a long time favorite of mine. Since a couple of years I finally bought myself an (old) Corvette and it's great! I am also the webmaster of the forum of the Heartbeat Corvette Forum, the forum of the Dutch Heartbeat Corvette Club.

The big track (called Corvette Speedway) is a Scalextric track, some 33 metres long. I was so lucky that my business moved to a bigger location and the old showroom (60 m2) became obsolete, so... what to do with it?


At this moment, Corvette Speedway is like this:





I now added MDF curbstones all around and a timing PC in the middle (ofcourse running SRM
) but I kind of put the track on hold for now. It is completely functional with timing and it runs, so technically it's finished, but there are some very bad track pieces which I need to swap. At this time, something else got my slotrace priority after being bitten by the Wooden Track Bug

So now, I am building a Rally Track out of MDF board. After that, I am going to evaluate the possibility do convert Corvette Speedway to a 3 lane MDF track.

And, next to all that, I am also finishing up version 2.30 of SlotRace Manager, which has some nice new features!
 

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Nice pictures cenobyte ( thank you ), really like those long smoth bends. Scenery comming up next i guess?. Stick to the Scalextric track, its possible to change the layout if you might wanna do that. A littel bit hard when you have a Wooden Track. Anyway good luck with the project´s.


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Welcome to the forum Mario. Great track and your SlotRace Manager program looks fantastic too! I'm wondering whether I could adapt my Scalextric RMS unit with a PC parallel port connector so I could try out your system.

 

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QUOTE (JohnP @ 11 Sep 2004, 10:12)Welcome to the forum Mario. Great track and your SlotRace Manager program looks fantastic too! I'm wondering whether I could adapt my Scalextric RMS unit with a PC parallel port connector so I could try out your system.


Thanks guys!

QUOTE I'm wondering whether I could adapt my Scalextric RMS unit with a PC parallel port connector so I could try out your system.

I'm not shure about the details, but some guys over here in Holland have don just that. It involves some soldering and stuff, but it can be done.

If you fear demolishing your timing track piece, just try experimenting with some light sensitive diodes. On the long track on the picture, I spent about $10 on the timing hardware!
 

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Thanks for the info Mario. I've downloaded your program and installed it onto my aging laptop (which can run in DOS mode).

The program looks very good but I need to rig up some hardware before I can try it out properly. How about adding a feature where you could press the keys to increment the lane counters? It would useful both for trying out your software without having to build detectors and also to manually correct missed laps during a race.
 
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