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Glad to see you posted the video on here Phil - I spotted it a few weeks ago on your site... I check it regularily to see how the guys are doing down at Molesey,

The truck racing seemed to go well again this year from what I read and see...

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"Great! love the trailers"

Phil, did you guys ever dececide whether the trailers should run with a guide at the rear..... I recollect following a truck round - havin the trailer fish tailing every where - over all 6 lanes when running in the center lanes..

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"But isn't everyone in the video sporting hair a tad short for Black Sabbath???
or is that the true vision we have of aged rockers?"

LOL - there all old rockers down there -


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" track looks sweet too, nto seen pics of your track before."

Its a very fast track - with awesome grip about 20 laps after a good clean. The track manages to hold down alot of rubber - and you get way to much grip... so needs cleaning regulary...

A few pics of Moleseys track on here - with a few details and history..

http://www.moleseyscalex.co.uk/

Phil has some more info on his site.... and loads of interesting stuff too

http://www.ttracing.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

And I tried out playing with a web page when I first started up racing at Molesey - theres acouple of pics there too - a few pages of babble....
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/jrsslo...ing/index.jhtml (not a great website)

Keep them vids comming Phil - look great

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Hey Phil...

Its good to hear Molesey has in influx of youth..... new members are always good.

Its good to hear the club moving on and prospering.... with that said - I notice the track is the same as it was when I was there - Im assuming its staying wood and not going over to plexi?

The TT Raceway is looking stunning too...

Pass greetings on to the guys for me there....



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QUOTE (MR MAX @ 11 Sep 2004, 07:56)Great video. Are the Fly Mercedes Atego Fly trucks very quick out of the box?



This is my truck - approx a year old... From the box..... not a fantastic peice of machinary.... but now tho - its one quick Mo Fo...

Dropped a NC3 into it - not much differnce between the origional engine - but I had been running it in for a while and its a str8 fit.. Y can see the colour of the can throught the body work under the 5th Wheel

Replaced front axle with independant axles -
Low profile front tyres- I think they were Zero grips trued on tyre grinder - with a super glue glaze
Rear axle - trued each wheel on a small lathe - took out all the imperfections
Glued each tire on - took ages to get them right - again trued on a tire machine.
All magnets out - there were 2 in it origionally..
It runs really low at the front - and bottoms out on bumppy sections - but the sprung quide helps alot there... Which can be seen by the size of the arch over the front wheel.

Its as quick as a ninco merc GT in a straight line - cornering - it tends to let go rather than delsot - and Im suprised its still in one peice....

Set them up right and they do go very well....
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Mr Max

I cant really say I am a serious Modder.... Normally I dont change engines in cars - Normally I set the cars according to the rules of the track - eg no mods apart from a change of tyres or guide. Most of the cars I run have basic mods - essentially to make them run smooth - theres nothing worse than a bouncy rear axle. Most mass produced cars like ninco, fly, scalextric all have dodgy areas - like wheels not being "true".... or protusions from the molding process. I prefer to rub them off with a light file, in paricular to aid body movement when running the body loose. I dont run magnets in any cars - and that amplifies inadequacies in setup. I am truly not that daring -


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