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News from our very own "Hobby Trader" Richard Perry (Mr Modifier) regarding his latest two products;
Route 1 Racing
Digi-Pace (Pace car controller for SSD)
"V" tyres and wheels
New from Route1Racing.com the Digi-Pace gives you control over two independent pace cars for any of the Scalextric digital power bases. Ideal for use with the 4 car digital power base - will also work with either of the 2 six car power bases.
For each car you get a 3 way switch - switch it left and the car runs as if it has the LC button constantly pressed so it always changes lanes. Switch it in the middle and the controller is off line. Switch it to the right and the car runs in the same lane all the time.
The speed control is variable across the whole range from zero to full throttle.
You also get a big red brake button - hold it down and the brakes are applied but let go and the brakes come off. You can use this to stop or slow a car temporarily, or on the APB it can be used when manually ID'ing the car.
So there we are - two sets of controls in one box so two pace cars can be set running independently of each other.
We realise pace cars are available through several race management software (RMS) systems but this is quick and convenient and works with the 4PB which has no RMS available.
Use it to give yourself a challenge - dodge the pace cars and see how many times you can lap them in 10 minutes. Make it harder by adding more magnets to the pace cars (so they can corner faster) or remove your magnets to see if you can keep up!
There's a video of it in action that can be found at
Available now at www.route1racing.com the Digi-Pace twin pace car controller costs £25 + P&P
"V" tyres and wheels
Route1Racing.com is proud to announce our own range of wheels and tyres for 1:32 slot cars.
We always wanted to do this and now we have; our very own design of wheels and innovative "V" tyres. Gorgeously simple concave moon disks - old school brought bang up to date, and outrageously low profile boots - 288/22R16 or 448/22R19 anybody?
Our new Satin Black Hot Rod wheels are 3D printed to our own design using sintered nylon. These wheels are round and strong. The surface finish is not quite as smooth as traditional plastic wheels and we would encourage you to prime and paint them to suit your specific needs (we use an acrylic primer) and to attain your desired finish.
The look is a concave "moon disk". Give it a few coats of primer and sand between top coats and you will have a gorgeously simple wheel that adds a contemporary twist to your project.
Our innovative "V" tyres feature the Route1Racing name engraved in the tyre walls and are made from Shore A50 hardness urethane rubber giving a good blend of grip and longevity. Called "V" tyres because they feature a deep central "V" shaped rib that grips the wheel and allows very low profile tyres whilst maintaining stability on the rims. The tyres are hand made so the inside edge is unfinished but doesn't spoil the overall look.
Made in very small quantities this is an exclusive wheel and tyre combo - ideal for scratchbuilders looking for a nice finishing touch to a custom car, hot rod or rat rod.
The large wheels are 15mm dia x 14mm wide and the tyres are 21mm dia x 14mm wide.
The small wheels are 13mm dia and 9mm wide and the tyres are 17mm dia and 9mm wide.
The wheels and tyres are available right now on www.route1racing.com
Priced at £7.00 per pair (two wheels and two tyres)
Images and text as supplied by Route 1 Racing.