Dave Lelievre's Slot Master system seems to be the most popular club timer and we have only had 1 fault with ours but it was fixed within 2 days of it being away and most of the time it was in the post!
I use the SlotMaster scoring system,and I have found it to be fairly trouble free.
One problem that I have found,using the new Slot.It Porsche 956, is with the translucent guides,the track sensors would not sense the guides.We used a black felt tip pen,to color the guides,then no problems with scoring the Porsches.Other than that,no problems with the system!!!
Also,I use the fuel management system for our endurance races and works well,great fun!!
For me,the SlotMaster system took some time to learn,due to the many things that it does,and also,I am no computer wizard.
Overall,the SlotMaster system works well,and keeps the races moving smoothly.
I agree the system works well ONCE you have taken the time to master its depths. I think there is alot of documentation (also in downloadable in English from the website along with other track system files than Ninco) for usinghardware other than Race Manager.
Howver we use the under track unduction loops instead of light sensors so no problem with translucent guides.
I highly recommend this system now, after playing with it awhile.
Not wishing to take this off topic but the colour of guides issue reminded me that Adrian told me Hornby are going to make all their guides black for the sake of the sensing element of Digital/World Sport.
Im not quite sure of the name but i could check up soon but at the local hobby shop the computer they use is a mac and they have a lotcar timing program if u still need i could check for u i should be going on sunday
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