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Ref tyres for the Scalextric Production Class - i'm looking into having some tyres made for these cars - as ever not for any profit - simply a benefit to us all - i don't think they will be ready for Wales 2012 to test, but hoping for the first event 2013.

Will keep you posted.

Can some one tell me if the tyres for the Mini and Fiesta are the same and ditto for the RS200 and 6R4?
 

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Check out the prizes that will be given away on the day - some may need a trailer!

PS - i'm actually coming to Usk on Saturday so may pop in with the wife and daughter on Saturday so they can see what daddy does on most Sunday's!
 

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Please add Nick Faulkner-Elliot (Sun) to the list.

We`ll be happy to see you and the family on saturday Gareth, we`re going to have to make an early start putting track up as there is a Dr`s Hallow`een Do at the club on the friday so we can`t start our usual preparation on the thursday. We may leave the spookie decs up if they`re not in the way.

We`ll post a list of stages asap, hopefuly a decision will be made in the next day or two.
 

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Good news one and all - Water Splash is back!

The water splash will return to Wye Valley for the final.

The stage will be set up outside (under a gazebo).

Once all the groups are registered and set we will ask a representative from each group to draw a number from a hat - this will determine the stage order you do the splash - i.e. you can not leave the splash until last! Draw will be random. This is to ensure that we all get through the stages in the best possible time.

Water levels will be regulated and deep! - there will be a red line showing the required depth of water.

You will be able to clean and dry your cars after the splash before moving onto the next stage.

I will be on hand to take still photos of your cars taking a bath and with a little luck i should have a slow mo video camera also.
 

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Not the best idea.
If you have to use a 'water splash' (which you don't) then the depth shoild be no more tham about 6mm. This equates to about 7.5 inches in 1.1 scale.
In the past its been INRO 30mm+ or as deep as the car!
If it's the old 'Toyota Slot Rally' stage, then its a 1 trick horror, best consigned to the skip!
As a lot of guys like to keep some semblance of reality to model car Rallying, can we try and keep the 'water splash' or 'model ruiner' to the minimum, please.
Bill.
 

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For the benefit of anyone who has not tackled the SRGB watersplash before, Bills comment about it being a 'model ruiner' is unfounded, none of my cars has ever been damaged or ruined nor has anyone elses as far as I`m aware.

I remember Bill was reluctant to run through the splash years ago as he was running a cardboard interior in an old Zodiac, so elected to take a maximum time of 180 seconds for the stage for failing to attempt or complete it.

When doing the splash in the past all I`ve done is shaken the water out of the cars and then run the motors up to spin any water droplets out with no problems.

In fact the tyres will have been cleaned by the water ready for your next stage and years ago someone running an old RX powered Scaly Mini benefited from the motor dip when the water shifted the crud and it ran better all day.

We will have on hand, a piece of live track to spin and warm up the motors, a hair dryer, paper towels and if necessary WD40.


Just as an aside I`ve been through a river crossing in Hafren Forest on the Severn Valley National Stages in our Mark Two Escort when the water came in through the doors and half filled the footwells - happy days
 
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