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This is my current Scalextric digital set located in Cambridge, Wi. It's 145 foot long with 10 lane changers, PC Lapcounter RMS software, 32 " flatscreen monitor, web cam recording of RMS and pits, so if a dipute comes up were someone says a lap was missed it can be replayed. So far all disputes have been proven wrong. I was one of those people that said Digital was running slow.
well all tracks are soldered together underneath so basically a continuous rail system, AND the use of INOX and good braids WELL i guess you can see the results. all cars are stock motors with single stock bar magnet, painted all pace cars gray and numbered them. the reason pace cars are all the same color was with six car running so fast it was easy to lose your car in the chaos. The layout size is 24" x 8". Still looking for slot car racers in the area. Currently it just me, the wife, our kids and the grand kids. Sorry for the shakey Camera work will work on it in the future
Special thanks to MrFlippant, RichG, Awallace, Guy, BigBird and alot of others that have answered questions and provided advice. Without this forum and the one in the states none of this would have been possible here is the link to the vdeo
 

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Dude - thats awesome!!!! Too bad I just moved away from Wisconsin in August. If you'd like I'll pass this on to the club guys I used to run with. We were a mix of 1/32 analog (2 tracks) and HO t-Jet racers ranging from just North of MKE to racine. Good luck finding more racers!

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Wow. I knew you'd end up with something fantastic when I saw the space you had for your track, and the analog one that used to be there. Talk about a FAST track, and long. Truly amazing. I'd love to come race on that track. If I'm ever in the area, I know who to call. ;-) Oh, and here's your video embedded for convenience.

 

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Rakete, yes please do I'm trying to get a club started in the area
MrF - anytime, I saw your track on your web site I could only imagine what you would come up with if you had this area.
outside of the track is very fast, but the inside more technical. a fast lap is around 12.2 sec.
will try and get some pic. & vid of the whole layout. The other layout I had was too fast, too many long straights not enough challenging curves. This one fits the need. how did you embed that. THANKS
 

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Will do - will see a few of them next week. If you're interested - the club's website is hoslotcartracks.com There are 2 1/32 tracks in the gallery Woodview (my now torn down track) and Stanage which is still operational in the club, etc... The rest are HO/t-jet tracks. Made for a nice club having the variety. Congrats again on the build and good luck!

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QUOTE (THESLOTCARGUY @ 22 Mar 2012, 07:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This is my current Scalextric digital set located in Cambridge, Wi. It's 145 foot long with 10 lane changers, PC Lapcounter RMS software, 32 " flatscreen monitor, web cam recording of RMS and pits, so if a dipute comes up were someone says a lap was missed it can be replayed. So far all disputes have been proven wrong. I was one of those people that said Digital was running slow.
well all tracks are soldered together underneath so basically a continuous rail system, AND the use of INOX and good braids WELL i guess you can see the results. all cars are stock motors with single stock bar magnet, painted all pace cars gray and numbered them. the reason pace cars are all the same color was with six car running so fast it was easy to lose your car in the chaos. The layout size is 24" x 8". Still looking for slot car racers in the area. Currently it just me, the wife, our kids and the grand kids. Sorry for the shakey Camera work will work on it in the future
Special thanks to MrFlippant, RichG, Awallace, Guy, BigBird and alot of others that have answered questions and provided advice. Without this forum and the one in the states none of this would have been possible here is the link to the vdeo

This has got to be the most awesome digital set-up I've seen! Something I've only dreamed of! You mentioned that you're pace cars are all panted grey with numbers for easy identification of your driver cars, this is a great idea. I have a question: You're using PCLapcounter, and the pace car settings do not have a variable throttle mode; any tips on setting your pace cars? they seem to be running very well, and fast too. and what kind of cars are you using for pace cars?

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I remember you telling me what your table size was, and I tried laying track down, but I literally got lost in all that space. I had no idea how to fill it.

I realize the inside needs some throttle control, but still... 150 feet in 12 seconds for a Scalextric car is really fast.
I'd definitely like to see more details of the track. I could make out the gist of it from the video, but more is better.


Embedding a video is easy. just copy the special code at the end of the video URL after the = sign. It's the random letters and numbers. Don't copy any & and anything that follows, as that's extra junk.
Then, put it in a post inside youtube tags. start with [ youtube ] (but take out the spaces) and end with [/ youtube] (again, take out the spaces). There's also a "Youtube link" you can click on when you're creating a new post or using the advanced editor to reply to a post. Just remember that the only thing to paste in is the special code between the = and the & of the video web page address (URL).
 

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GUAM SLOT RACER - They are lamborghini gallardos and the have extra magnets to keep them on the R2 turns I have them set to run 16 sec. laps so they are competitive with 12 sec. race cars, so we have to drive our cars fast because of fuel stops and black flag penalties. Also true the tires it really helps the cars stay on the track

MrFlippant - I usually don't start with a plan except pitroad then just experiment from there. Hard part is getting the 2 ends to meet. It's funny last night me & the mrs and son we're racing and my son swore he didn't get a lap counted. boy was he surprised when I played back the web cam video and he saw the counter was correct. THAT SHUT HIM UP!
 

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Wow great track!

Impresive speeds as well, although it seems a little bit to much, especially the pacecars,

Looking at the vid, you don't seem to have used any curbs, so the guard rail is right next to the outside lane, and thus the cars can maybe ride the rail, instead of deslotting? (By using curbs you'd probably have found that the pace cars need to be going a bit slower, and then you most likely wouldn't have had the need to paint them grey since they are easier to spot...
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But what a nice built space!

Cheers,
Martin
 
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