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Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby dge467 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:24 pm

I haven't seen much action in the forum lately. Did everyone head elsewhere? Or is the scale dying off? I hope not! I have been getting back in this scale lately after redoing my track layout to something I like better. So what is everyone else up to?
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Re: Where is all the H.O. fans?

Postby loosewheel » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:10 pm

I packed up my HO stuff 2 years ago and have never looked back, IMHO. I'm sure their are still a lot of fans out there.
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Re: Where is all the H.O. fans?

Postby vins123 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:25 pm

Hi
i am in HO but unfortunately i live upper north of the border...
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Re: Where is all the H.O. fans?

Postby Java » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:49 pm

I'm just getting back into HO after a 40+ year absence. In a "home racing" forum, I should think HO would be huge! That's why I'm coming back. I moved recently, and now the nearest 1/24 track is over 2 hours away. You all can't disappear yet, I'm just getting ready to start building a track, and I'm going to need your help! :angry-tappingfoot:
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Re: Where is all the H.O. fans?

Postby dge467 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:35 pm

I am a fan of 1/32, 1/25 and HO. Heck I even have a few 1/43 slot cars. I have been playing with the HO cars forever and I don't think I will ever lose interest in them. They are just to damn cool, plus I have too many of them! Post up some of your collection and track when you can Java. Oh yeah, welcome to the forum!
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Re: Where is all the H.O. fans?

Postby pastor bubba » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:51 pm

I have ho, 1/32 and 1/24 as well. I have mostly been doing 1/32 for the last couple of years but built the frame work for a ho drag strip last month and I also have a small table started for a ho oval. I had ho as a kid and up until last month, I hadn't bought a new ho car since the 70s. I got some super mods for the oval and a couple of drag cars. Here in central Kansas, there is a group of ho drag racers that has a monthly race. Yesterday's race had 46 cars between kids and adults.
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby btaylor » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:27 am

I had a huge 4 lane HO Layout that I passed on to a member on the board. I found HRW while researching stuff for HO. I had to get out of it because as I aged, I couldn't see them well enough to build or work on them anymore. it is a great scale for space limitations, and there are a lot cars and bodies available. Since I built my new oval, and made it with 4" lane spacing, I have been getting serious into 1/25 scale racing. The cars are a lot easier to build, and the bodies available are endless. The road course will stay 1/32, but the oval will be primarily 1/25 scale scratch built cars.

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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby RichD » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 am

There are several clubs that have tracks that are not too far from you, including MARC, Nantasket, LenJet, East Coast Outlaws and HOCOC. http://hococ.weebly.com/
If your reflexes are no longer good enough for racing modern high downforce cars there are groups that race T-Jets, Magnatractions, G-Jets and gravity cars.
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby Z-carfan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:43 am

I still have my HO stuff, but have been converted to 1/32 for the size and build opportunities.
Keeping my HO stuff as I have a few buddies that will occasionally want to race. Not like it used to be, but I still like to run them.

HO seems dead in Central Ohio. But then again, so does 1/32, so I end up sending cars in proxies for fun.
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby BIG E » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:01 pm

Sorry man - I've been busy packing up model car parts for my vendor tables at the RTS Model Expo (formerly MassCar's annual show) in Taunton, MA at the Holiday Inn off RT 495.
The show is Sunday, March 19th opening at 9 am to the public. I scored a bunch of T-Jet and AFX stuff there last year. Kinda cut into the profit margin, but hey - we're there to have FUN, too!
Hope you can come by, it's a great show for checking out beautifully built model cars with a well filled vendor area for shopping.
PM me if ya need more info. See ya there! -- Ernie :>)
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby dge467 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Ernie, my dad and I have a vendor table or two this year. See you there! It seemed like there is a lot less posting in the HO section. I was wondering what happened to all the usual posters. I didn't know if they got out of the scale or moved to another site.
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby eastside johnny » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:04 pm

These guys have a race in the Columbus area & may be able to get you in touch with other guys in the area. http://www.ohioho.racing/

There's a good bunch in Dayton too http://www.daytonslots.com/
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 am

Z-carfan wrote:I still have my HO stuff, but have been converted to 1/32 for the size and build opportunities.
Keeping my HO stuff as I have a few buddies that will occasionally want to race. Not like it used to be, but I still like to run them.

HO seems dead in Central Ohio. But then again, so does 1/32, so I end up sending cars in proxies for fun.



Mike,
On the HO front, if you have a facebook account, you may want to check out the COHORA group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/COHORA/
I've made it to a couple of their races and they are a great group to race with!
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby Z-carfan » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:56 am

Thanks guys, Will look into them. Any 1/32 groups in the Central Ohio area?
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Re: Where are all the H.O. fans?

Postby BIG E » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:45 pm

dge467 wrote:Ernie, my dad and I have a vendor table or two this year. See you there! It seemed like there is a lot less posting in the HO section. I was wondering what happened to all the usual posters. I didn't know if they got out of the scale or moved to another site.


Awesome! See ya in a few weeks - hope the weather's decent.
I'll be staying in southern Rhode Island with one of my music buddies.
Yeah, I get to jam, sing, and crash out in the same place! Usually spend two or three days with him.
He's only an hour away from the show, especially in the morning.
I always shoot for arrival at 6 am to set up, as I work alone on this trip each year.

Looking forward... Ernie :>)
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