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Slot Car Database

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Hi guys a bunch of people at SCI have been tossing around the idea of setting up a slot car database that would contain information on RTRs, parts, motors, etc. Measurements, maybe links to reviews, all the odds and sods that are recorded about these toys we play with but get lost in the ephemera. I was wondering if this is just more idle chatter or whether this maybe something of value.

The idea is that I would set it up on my new slot car site. I have a database and PHP all set up plus I do these types of databases for a living. I would make it available for a select group of contributors to maintain. The information would then be available via reports and search screens for all. I could also make it available to other sites in some manner to be determined.

Any interest or should I forget the whole thing?
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What do people want out of a database?

Lists of everything made, and everything that is no longer made.

That is a monumental task. My contribution can be in the form of a database I have been compiling of motor armature resistance (ohms across the commutator plates) as well as manufacturer's claims of RPM and torque, when available. There are 50 motors listed at present. Most are vintage.

People also want tire interchangeability tables, or maybe the sizes of all those tires/wheels. More monuments. Maybe links to Professor Motor's tires and wheels pages should be contemplated.
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