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Hi guys, going to have a home HO drag strip as can have a 19 foot length strip fit in my kitchen. Question is is it ok to build a drag strip with normal Tomy or Tyco track and buy slot dragon timing set or is it best to buy a full Autoworld set? If is best to get a set where as in uk? Thanks
 

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Lee,

A full length HO drag strip is 20ft 9 and a half inches long, over its timed distance.

19ft gives you a decent run, probably longer then the AW set.

Tomy or tyco track is fine, and is actually better than the AW stuff as it all comes slightly bumpy!

Timing is the only issue, but i would use infrareds at either end, and have some kind of timing. The AW set has no timing, just lights capable of catching jump starts and a light at the other end to announce the winner.

If you do want a AW set, you will have to get one from the US. I had a mate travelling over the pond who kindly brought a whole set back.

Andy P has sourced just the 2 ends of the AW set and used his own track, controllers etc.

andy
 

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Ok thanks Andy i could probably push too that length just need to make a strut at one end as go into my race room but not a problem. Going to have a look at slot dragon see how long there wiring is for it. Is there a computer programme for drag racing like race coordinator???
 

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Slot dragon comes with 22 foot of wire so that cool and a timing box with light system. Happy days
 

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Lee ... have a word with Alan at DHORC, he has been developing a drag strip and timing software which he demonstrated at the Rockingham event recently.
 

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Dont forget you will need a piece of track without rails to cut the power, followed be several with rails to grip the car, or you will soon have a wreaked kitchen
 
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