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Graham Windle
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Check out the alfa on the right


is that a slot guide ? or maybe a pod like the new vanwall

Its a great source of reference and would also be a good subject for next years world proxy
 

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thanks beejay, great site

sounds like a great idee for next years proxy race,
more choice for me to build an Alfa Romeo
 

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Alan Tadd
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Graham.....Love the idea......NO Foam tyres tho...

Regards

Alan
 

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Peter Farrell
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Just as a matter of interest. Why no Sponge tyres? They really are only effective on very smooth painted tracks. So why not use the right tyres for the tracks best suited to them? As in 1:1 racing

Alfetta
 

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Alan Tadd
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Hi Alfetta

The reason is in the World Proxy Race Series, as all the tracks are routed ,the Rules specify that foam tyres must be used, and they go on to specify minimum and maximum diameters and widths. That's fine for this years series as it is for DTM type saloons, but it just would not look right fitted to something like a Ferrari 250 GTO that might be raced next year. This is of course if Graham can persude the others to adopt this class of car.

Would be fun if we could race them, no magnets and skinny tyres.

Regards

Alan
 

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Peter Farrell
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Weeell OK but having been slotracing since the V early 60's and have used hard rubber and soft rubber and finally soft sponge tyres I cannot see why using BLACK SPONGE TYRES ON APPROPRIATLY SIZED WHEELS, THERE CAN BE AN AESTHETIC PROBLEM. Sorry about the capitals. I,m not shouting I simply pressed the caps lock accidentely.

Alfetta
 

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Alan Tadd
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Yes you are right Alfetta, a lot of the modern foamies mounted on decent wheels can look pretty good, but as a good proportion of these cars, certainly the early ones, ran on wires, they might just look a little strange on such narrow wheels.

Anyway it's not even been decided what we will race next year so the whole thing is still in the melting pot.

Regards

Alan
 
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