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Greg Gaub
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GO TO MOST RECENT POST FOR LINK TO THE NEXT MEETING!

Worldwide Slot Car Chat Meeting on Zoom!

No matter what part of the slot car hobby you enjoy or are taking an interest in, you are welcome to attend the meeting and share your story, ask questions, or just watch and listen!

Participants should mute their microphone unless they are speaking. This is to avoid accidentally interrupting someone who is talking. If you are making noise, I will mute your mic, so don't unmute until you're ready to speak. That said, don't be afraid to unmute when you want to add something to the conversation. I don't always catch every little wave. Join the chat a few minutes early to test things out and figure out where the mute button is. We are usually there 10-15 minutes early, but the recording will start on the hour.

Suggestions are welcome for talking points and questions you would like to see us answer. If you have a burning question for the group, or a subject you'd like to discuss or watch later, please post your ideas here or send me a private message. I'll compile them all before the show and we'll see how many we can get to.

Come as a viewer or participant, either is fine. You can mute your mic and/or block your camera, it's up to you. There's even a text chat function that can be used if you don't or can't use a microphone.

I hope you are able to join us!
 

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Greg Gaub
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Hah! Probably a good amount of time. ;-)

Next time will probably be a different time of day, so that other people have a chance. Not sure yet when, though. This time, I wanted to make sure it wasn't too late for you lot. I had originally planned for 2 or 3 hours later than I ended up doing it today.
 

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We started with the first of planned weekly video call chats within our club last week at the same time we would normally have raced. We will be doing another one tomorrow evening. How many participants did you get?

Alwyn
 

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Greg Gaub
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Just a few, but there was very little warning. Feel free to watch the video. Those that were in attendance were enthusiastic. The next one will have additional warning, so that more people are aware of it before hand. I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall of your next chat, if you felt like inviting me. :)
 

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Greg Gaub
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Well, it looks like Zoom was not as generous this time, and cut us off at the 40 minute limit. Next week, we'll make sure it lasts longer, hopefully as long as we want. It was great to meet some new faces and chat about slot cars. We'll do Wednesday again, but probably later in the day to make sure some people from down under can also attend. Thanks to everyone that joined us this time! I'll have the video uploaded ASAP and will link to it here.
 

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Greg Gaub
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I think this chat was the best yet! We had great attendance from all over the world, even some night-owls from the UK time zones. It was fun to hear about people's history and experience in the world of slot cars, and put more faces and voices to names. We will definitely do it again next week. I think we'll alternate between this time, and a few hours prior, so that we can give both those down under, and those in western Europe a change to join in at least every other week.

I'm currently uploading the recording to YouTube. There was a problem with the audio when I previewed it on my computer, but I'm hoping that was my processor being busy, and not the recording. If it's good, I'll post a link so that people can enjoy it.
 

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Alan Wilkinson
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Greg,
Thanks for setting this up.
Could not attend because it had been a long day and (unlike Tamar) there is no way I could have lasted into the early hours.
Good topics,
Tyres : the pros and cons of different formulae.
Track : wood v plastic and comparisons of Carrera, scalextric, ninco and policar tracks.
The " my favourite car" topic was revisited , Nascar. A class of racing I know nothing about at all.
I'm looking forward to next week.
Alan.
 
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