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Hello,

I'm a newbie - only 6 months into Scalextric. I have plans (and all the track pieces) for a digital layout of about 22-23 metres. I bought a cheap triple cup set and then sold the 4 car powerbase and bought a brand new 7042 six car base, a second C7024 power supply and three more hand controllers.

As I will be racing with up to 6 people I wanted a bigger screen than the 7042's LCD so the obvious thing to do is go race management on my laptop with a bigger monitor (22" widescreen) hung off the back and positioned above the track.

I want the pit lane game to still work. I also want to run practice sessions, qualifying sessions, grand prix style races (first to complete set number of laps) and endurance races (highest number of laps in a set time).

The reason I want the pit lane game to work is that my son (aged 5) understands the pit lane game concept but may not be able to cope with more sophisticated fuel load stuff.

However I would be very open to the more sophisticated pit related calls for when the adults race.

MY QUESTION: What is the best race management software to achieve these goals? What else do I need to buy (cables, pit lane mods etc.)?

I'm good with PCs and reasonable with a soldering iron if that helps!

All advice gratefully received!

Thank you.

Richard
 

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Hi Simon,

Thanks for your response.

I had a look at SSDC but their contacts page is under construction so I can't contact them!

Can you tell me what "Pit-pro" is?

Thanks

Richard
 

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For information or help on SSDC contact Andy Wallace as it's his baby.

You can send him a message through his profile on here.

Pit pro is the pit game modified by either RichG or RikoRocket so that SSDC can detect pit entry & exit if you wish.
 

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Thanks Simon, I appreciate your advice.

Will get in touch with Andy now.

Regards

Richard
 

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hi
+1 vote for the excellent ssdc and pitpro route...
 

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The nice thing about Pit Pro is that it retains the simple game if you want to play that with your son. It doesn't beep any more, but most consider that a blessing.
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 14 Sep 2011, 15:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It doesn't beep any more, but most consider that a blessing.


Great - my wife will certainly like that! Just found a way to justify the cost - result!

Richard
 

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My vote is for SSDC (not that I have tried anything else) but its good for me. The brand new and soon to be Oxygen and Scorpious are proably to expensive for other than the complete devotee and clubs.
 

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Done the research. Got great responses from Andy Wallace and RikoRocket. Validated by some of their customers.

Now investing in SSDC and a PitPro.

Gimme 6 weeks to build my layout and the dark winter will be a lot less grim!
 

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hi
best of luck with your build but be aware all this stuff is very addictive.
 

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QUOTE (bigbird @ 16 Sep 2011, 21:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi
best of luck with your build but be aware all this stuff is very addictive.


Thanks for the warning but TOO LATE - already getting too little sleep (designing track layouts on PC, scratch building chassis, designing 1/32 hot rod body, converting static transits to slot vans, refurbishing old classics like Porsches, minis and 260z's). I'm already beyond salvation.

Missus is stuck into Big Brother, X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing etc. So tons of slot time available!
 
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