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OK gang, I finally got a digital camera, but if it wasn't for ParcelFarce's incompetence (a UK courier and delivery firm that I personally wouldn't trust to transport a tray of tea and biscuits from my kitchen to my lounge without it costing me a fortune to put right...) I would have had it on Monday. So I decided to put the thing to use and pop in to the Wolverhampton club and snap their new wood track with an eye towards letting the Early Bird attendees know what they will racing on.

An overview of the track.



A panorama-type view taken from the driving positions. Currently the direction is left to right along the rostrum straight, this has been a recent change as it went the other way just a couple of weeks ago. Malcolm Scotto told me the club isn't 100% sure as to which way it will be running in the future.



(Not too apparent from the shot is the fact that the hairpin in the top right is banked nicely)



(Again slightly flattened due to me not bothering to read the camera manual but cars are going downhill past the church spire and into the left/right hairpinny bit.



This is a great track. Several of us from Oaklands have been going to Wolvo on the past few Fridays to mess around fun-running retros on this track and all of us have given it a thumbs up. Roll on Early Bird!

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Hi Coop
Looks like a nice track to hold a vintage race on.
So whats the verdict from Ralph and Eddie on what tyres will work on that track?

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QUOTE (JOHN SECCHI @ 27 Nov 2004, 12:55)So whats the verdict from Ralph and Eddie on what tyres will work on that track?

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Hi John,

Eddie hasn't driven the track yet, keeps making some lame excuse that he has to take his trouble-and-strife to some Telford drinking den on Fridays rather than come out and mess with slotcars!

Certainly Ortmanns seem to be the way to go. Last Friday Ralph was muttering that he thought skinny tyres were more suited than fat ones. The track surface is coarse compared to the high gloss Oaklands surface (very much like Wellingborough if you've been there) and although sponges will run on it they probably won't last very long. Unfortunately some of our early test data became invalid when Malcolm reversed the track direction and upped the power.

I could ask Ralph for more info but I'm sure if he knew that data was heading over to North London for NLSME analysis he'd invent some lies to put you all off the scent.


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