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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:02 pm

Jon,

I would have extended an invite, but I know it drives you nuts when we do the last second planning. Fear not we will plan another play day soon and I will try to plan it out farther in advance.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:22 pm

Well Harry and Tom just took off. I think that the track is up to HRW standards, but I will let Harry give his own feedback. My report is that we all had a good time. It was great to have an opportunity to try running some different cars on the track as I don't own many and they are mostly the same. I am happy to say that everything we ran worked good on the track. Almost every car I have has foam tires on it, but tonight we ran silicone (Quick Slicks), Urethane (P.G.), and Foam and they all worked well.

I had fun hosting one of slotting's best hosts tonight and thought I would share a short video of Harry and Tom running some 1/32 scales. Something we don't often do as we only have 3 of them.
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I know that he took some pictures so keep an eye out for him to post some that are better quality than what I can take.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby RazorJon » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:29 pm

midmoslts wrote:Jon,

I would have extended an invite, but I know it drives you nuts when we do the last second planning. Fear not we will plan another play day soon and I will try to plan it out farther in advance.



Next time for sure, track looks mighty fine in that video :music-rockout:
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:22 pm

Had a great time. Will do a report tomorrow. THANK YOU for the invite. Can't wait for next time.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby Gentleman Norb » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:52 am

Track looks great! Congrats.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:12 pm

Well today I'd the day. I'm out of surgery and everything went good. Recovering in my tool any getting ready to take a nap so I have the energy for PT latter.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:21 pm

:) I am glad to hear this. Now go nap and let the happy gas wear off. See you soon.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:51 pm

Just did a few laps around the hospital wing with the PT gal. She said no one does 2 laps soon soon so she says I'm doing great.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby Cheater » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:16 pm

Good new's man.

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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby dreinecke » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Get well quick!!!
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby BIG E » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:49 pm

Really like the design of the HO track, I'm sure you've had lots of fun on it. Sorry to hear you're leaving us HO guys, but I can see the "big" track is gonna be a blast to drive! Maybe after the dust settles, you might find yourself building a small HO track again, just so you can still run all your HO stuff. It doesn't have to take up that much room to still be FUN!
Best of luck with the new track and racing series... Ernie :>)
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:14 pm

HO track is still there Ernie. I might bring by the new INDYCARS next time.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:49 am

Yesterday Insane Speedway went green. I replaced all the light bulbs in the basement with LED's. Above the track I went with dimmable and all the others are non dimmable. We stopped at Menards yesterday after a doctor appointment in Jefferson City and found LED bulbs on clearance cheaper than I had ever seen them before.

They are 450 lumen, 3000k, and only use 6 watts. The dimmable bulbs were $3.00 each and the non dimmable were $1.65 each. We bought all of the non dimmable that they had on the shelf and liked them so much that last night we went online and ordered 36 more for use in the rest of the house.

All in all this will replace 70 bulbs that were mostly CFL, but not all of them were. It will be interesting to see what affect this has on the electric bill after they are all replaced.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:18 am

I'll fire up that nice grill you have next time. You know, to save energy :)

Not switched to LED yet, but a good idea.
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Re: INSANE SPEEDWAY

Postby midmoslts » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:30 pm

Harry,

I've got 2 grills and a smoker. Save all the energy you want, but you have to race too. Don't take it the wrong way. I like to do things that are good for all of us and saving money in the long haul is a bonus for me, but I wont spend all my money to make it happen. When a good deal presented itself I felt it was a good opportunity to do something good. At $12.00 each it's not gona happen.

Razor Jon went Insane today. We played and had a good time running everything we could find. Then I decided to do a 50 lap race. Gentleman rules applied just as a normal fun run kind of thing. Lane 1, LocoRacerTom. Lane 2, Chance (10 year old friend of my son's that lives down the street and races with us on a regular basis). Lane 3, RazorJon. Lane 4, me. Lots of friendly rubbing and paint trading along with some hard core nerfing. At the end of the 50 laps Chance came out on top. Damn, kids sure have good eye hand coordination.

Jon also brought my Tire Razor along. That was the number one item on my Christmas and birthday list and the wife was ok with getting one for me. So now I can say I am part of the Razor nation. Time to get to work on some tire truing not to mention making some from scratch. I have been told that the rubber in flip flops makes great tires and while it seems hard to believe I'm going to find out. Dollar store flip flops and home turned rims hear I come. I will report back with my findings.

I got my vinyl plotter out for the first time in over 5 years. Took a while to get it up and going again as well as remembering how the hell to do it. I will post some pictures of what I have been working on in a day or so.
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