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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby vins123 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:17 pm

Hi Brian

welcome to HRW, you will find all the infos you need,
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby RazorJon » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:35 pm

watchticktock wrote:Hello HRW,

I'm Brian. I'm new to the forum. I've been enjoying "Scalextric" since I can remember. 35+years maybe, as I'm 40 now. I have never been a builder of cars, unless glueing parts back on counts.




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glueing parts back on is how we all started
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby CJR » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:27 am

Long time lurker. I don't have a track or cars yet, but I will soon. Looking at digital options. I think digital is the future :clap:
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:05 am

Glad you came aboard. No way to do it wrong, so I bet you will have fun.
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby epowr » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:24 pm

Hello HRW group. I am just getting started in slot cars, kinda; I am 53 and like most young whippersnappers back in the 60's and 70's I had track sets. AFX and the good old slotless TCR brand. Had lots and lots of fun with them but being an old-timer now, it's just different. I bought my grandson one of those Bass Pro Sets a year ago, he was 3 at the time and not 100% ready for slot cars. He is 4 now and is doing well. So, I guess I might be using him as my excuse :lol:

Be patient with me, I have discovered a lot has changed and I have lots of stupid questions. I did join one other forum and they are a good group, best I can tell. I found Harry's e-address and he has been very kind, so I thought I'd hang out here a bit also, if that's ok with everyone.
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby 2FER SLOTS » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:31 pm

Nice to have ya !
One big happy family, us slot racers.
You see some familiar names on the other forums......'s all good :dance:
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby ShotgunDave » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:32 pm

Welcome to the madness epowr!

You'll find lots of great folks here, ready to help.

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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby dan1955 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:19 am

New to site. Been looking at posts. Want to build a wood track. looking for info on how to start building it. I like road courses. I live near Watkins Glen road course and it is one of the courses I would like to build. Sebring is also a track I am interested in. Please direct me in the right direction to start my track.
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:32 am

-Harry

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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby SpeedyNH » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:46 pm

this can get quite complex. layout-Wise (no pun intended), I'd say, pick out your favorite parts from your favorite tracks, add a long straight and some sweepers, try to make it into a bent figure-8 for lane equalization and then try to fit it all together in the space you have. you can always change it later.
that also gets you some elevation changes because you have to cross over, which you can do a Lot with, if you mix it up with straights on those parts and corners or sharp reversals in 'em. these cars seem to like short straights and lots of turns mixed in with the longer ones.
and don't forget the chicanes! (house rule- no flipping from behind or you're out.)
I personally don't like a track so much that has all-lefts and then all-rights, although there is something to be said for that; I try to mix it up a little, say, two-or-three of one and the one-or-two of the other.
it ain't easy, as they say. I'm still a student of track design, although I do have my ideal.
I'm sure that others will chime in, because that's not necessarily (almost for sure!) what everyone else does. but it works for me, because I love driving 'em. I bet you will too. you gotta have a rhythm that you'll remember for the rest of your life. I have two favorites.
just my take.
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby Slot GT » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:04 am

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby RobNC » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:41 am

Hello everyone,

My name is Robin Petree and I live just north of Winston-Salem, NC. I have watched the forum for sometime now and I am very impressed with all the talent and knowledge displayed here. It has helped me a lot. I started out with slotcars in the late 60's and and finally built a routed road course a few years ago and presently have a routed oval. I enjoy 1/32 and 1/24 cars and hope to be able to post some builds in the future when time permits. Thanks to everyone for the great info that you provide.

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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby ShotgunDave » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:12 pm

Slot GT and RobNC, welcome to HRW!!!!!

We hope you find everything you need and if not, just ask! Lot's of helpful folks here.
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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby WaltB » Mon May 02, 2016 3:18 pm

First, thanks Harry and shotgundave for getting me going. And Dave I hope everything turns out ok, been down that road several times.

For myself, I started in '67 or '68 with T jets then AFX, early 70's found motorcycles and didn't touch slots again till '91 for a year or 2. In 2010 bought a AFX set and just recently dragged all the HO back out for my grandson. I picked up a bunch of cars on the bay and realized they are still fun but something was missing.

Found a large SCX set reasonable and picked it up, my first 1/32 (sorta) anyway these things are a ball to run. Better detail , more variety, super cool cars, I can see them.
So hunting the net I found this and a couple other places and got hooked, 5 new cars arrived today(pics and reviews later} Now I'm planning a couple tracks in wood , you know how it goes!

Really like the review section and tracks(roads) forum and all the tuning info here. Hope I can contribute and we'll see you out there! :auto-driving:

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Re: Welcome ALL Newcomers!

Postby strangebrew » Mon May 02, 2016 5:33 pm

WELCOME................... :text-welcomewave: I think you're hooked
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