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We have a new SAMCA spec track opening here soon in Johannesburg. (Russell - Its Mike Hudson's track).

No-one outside of the priviledged few that are involved in the actual design and building have seen the layout, so none of us have any idea of what to expect.

All I know is that its a wooden 6 lane with MagnaBraid. So, should I be preparing according to wooden track rules or regular magnetic track rules. I know the basics will always apply, but beyond that, I don't know which avenue I should follow.

I can say this; with the exception of the Slot.It Audi, my good magnet cars have been absolute dogs on a wooden track, and vice versa.

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

best regards

T
 

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Hmmmm, so far 2 major points for me then:

1. MagnaBraid not as magnetic as Ninco/Scalextric track
2. Setup without magnets first - Brilliant idea, why did I not think of that first ?

The best part of this is that all club members will be on an equally inexperienced footing !

I am waiting to hear about the rules, but probably std and mod cars of all classes. The problem is that most of the Club members have mod RTR cars already, so this class would have to stay.

From what I understand, the power is sufficient to run Parma 1/24 or even Strap motors, should they decide to do so.

Not sure about slot depth yet, will check soonest.

Not sure about surface finish yet either. Do the "International Slot Car rules " specifiy surface preparation methods and paints to be used ?

OK, so its off the local tyre balancing shop for lead then..

Thanks for all the help so far.

T
 
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