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Cakes and pit box are waiting for tonight.

As an aside TopSlotsNTrains special offers are out, they have some Ninco-1 for 16.99 and some SCX NASCAR for 15.99. Anything of any use for another class?
 

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Hello Martin,

Yes, saw those bargains on there yesterday. Not sure if there's another class in there. There's five different Mustang and Camaro liveries, so possibly a 'Modern Muscle Car' class?

The GT cars on offer there are probably too close to what we're already running in the Scaley LMP/GT class.

I like the look of that Ninco1 Renault Megane on there though. Michael had a couple of these with him down at the Oval two weeks ago. Nice looking models. That would be an interesting different class, perhaps, though with only one livery in their special offer, any bulk buy of these would mean lots of re-spraying etc so we're not all running the same livery. I'm happy to have a crack at this if we're all going to chip in for our own personal car (though I've never done this before!) Any thoughts on this?

I'm off work on leave at the moment so have already popped along to Tesco this morning and picked up some doughnuts etc - so plenty to go round!

Cheers
Steve
 

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Only just saw this as out all day,

The SCX NASCARS are what we already run and I have some still left if any one after them

The Ninco would be good as a club class for the GT track
And then could be sprayed in lane colours

Personally as numbers are gradually creeping up it would be good f we could run more that 2 times a month

What do you think ????
 

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Hello Michael

The Ninco Renaults would make a great second championship - run the NASCAR championship on the Oval and the Renaults on the GT track.

I'd love to race more than twice a month - it would be tricky for me, but not impossible. Alternate weeks might be one way of doing it. That way, we'd get more racing but less trouble balancing this with other commitments.

Looking at the 2012 calendar, racing alternate weeks in a season which ran from Thursday 5 January to Thursday 13 December you would of had a total of 26 race nights, and you'd have had three months (March, May and November) where you raced three times instead of just two.

How you split up those 26 sessions depends very much on how many different classes you want to run. I could be wrong, but I suppose this club is probably quite unique as you have the option of two different track layouts to use: the oval and the full GT track. It depends on how long you want each championship to run for, but just as an example, I thought you could break-up a full season as follows:

NASCAR Club Class (OVAL) - 6 rounds
Renault Megane Club Class (GT TRACK) - 6 rounds
GT/LMP (GT TRACK) - 6 rounds
SCX COT (OVAL) - 4 rounds
American Muscle (OVAL)- 4 rounds

I'm just making suggestions here, of course, and one based on the huge assumption that everyone will think a second club class involving a single-make hot-hatch/touring car type format is a good idea.

Perhaps, if we do run a second club class on the GT Track for the Meganes, we could run a different race format to the NASCARs and the GT/LMP classes and run a series of sprint heats with no re-fuelling?

Would six rounds be enough for the club class championships? Maybe yes, maybe no. But I'd be loathe to give up one of the other classes to accommodate more championship rounds. The variety is a good thing and - I think - important. The above suggestion for how a season would look gives something for everyone. A championship for each track layout, plus the existing other classes.

Let's see what everyone else thinks, but that's my two cents'!


A cracking night's racing tonight, I thought.

Cheers
Steve
 

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Keep all the ideas comming in.
We will have a vote near the end of the year on next years racing.
A couple of things to consider is the oval racing makes all the club funds.
I am happy to run the larger track more often but it just pays for the hall hire.
The idea of the club is to make close affordable racing.
Also difficult for some of us to race once a week as a few of us also race at other clubs.
And lastly I am not keen on running anything ninco although if out voted I would support a ninco class.

Lee
 

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QUOTE (lee thorndike @ 10 Aug 2012, 20:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.
And lastly I am not keen on running anything ninco although if out voted I would support a ninco class.

Curious as to why, is it you just don't like it, or are there performance r maintenance issues. Or are they not resilient to rubbing?
 

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Martin,

They can be a bit noisy and are not the most robust

Personally I think if setup they will run ok on the GT Track but would need to be a club class

How about running the Oval twice a month and then the GT Track once per month. Could that work?

Michael
 

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I've only got one and it s not chipped (yet), it s noisy, I just thought it was a lemon.

As for robust, seeing as I play with myself most of he time I tend to hit non moving things like walls so it is a bit difficult to gauge.
 

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QUOTE (MPJBud @ 11 Aug 2012, 14:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've only got one and it s not chipped (yet), it s noisy, I just thought it was a lemon.
No that's how they come as standard, need some running in and spacing etc

QUOTE As for robust, seeing as I play with myself most of he time I tend to hit non moving things like walls so it is a bit difficult to gauge.
Well what ever floats your boat lol

A bit like driving behing Crash lol
 

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We run ninco moslers at the other club in anulogue.
Mine is like triggers broom.
The only original bit left is the shell which is broken.
It has had 4 chassis and is always broken.
You may need a bucket for all the bits if we run these in digital.
On a positive note they make realy good guides
 

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You're not a fan then, Lee?


I have a few Ninco cars, though admittedly these have never been properly raced, so I've never had to find out the hard way how flimsy they are. They're all a bit on the noisy side, mind.

See what everyone else says. We've got plenty of time before we have to start thinking about new classes for next year!

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Probably a bit unfare but firstly a slot car manufacturer would have to make something of interest to me.
Take slotit for instance they dont make anything i would buy but they are a first class car.
Then take say scx they make numerous cars i am interested in but require a lot of work to run the way i like them.
The other thing with ninco is im not sure the scales are right?
Personaly I would rather pay more for a car and have a better quality.

Lee
 
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