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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:01 am


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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:31 am

Big Boss Man wrote:That's cool. The super fast 50m in 2 seconds sounds cool. People used to be really into Scalextric and buy like things like this

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Same with Subbuteo, you could buy the different teams and have like stands etc. I think things like Scalextric are a cool hobby to have since there's like a lot of customizable stuff you can do. I looked into the digital cars and found this video


I have that dunlpp bridge :olol:

And yeah, I'm looking into some pretty awesome software at the moment to make things really detailed.
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:06 pm

That sounds cool, is it possible to hook them up to a laptop or PC and have it program the cars, like to go around the track so many times, at a certain speed etc. Or do they just record track times etc?

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:54 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:That sounds cool, is it possible to hook them up to a laptop or PC and have it program the cars, like to go around the track so many times, at a certain speed etc. Or do they just record track times etc?
The advanced power base in the platinum set lets you set pacer cars that go around at a speed you set, you can also program them to start when you do, and compete in the same race. The really advanced stuff happens with a PC. you can set pit stops and times, fuel burns, best laps, drivers, cars, split times, different race types, yellow flag and safety car stuff.
Etc etc.

I'm gonna settle on a permanent track, then get into that when the track is all good to go.
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:39 pm

That does sound cool, this site does custom tracks but they are expensive

http://www.jadlamracingmodels.com/scale ... Gwoda8wEVg

I'd like to see like a mini F1 setup with a nice set like with the dunlop bridge accessories and stuff. I had one set with lights on the cars years ago that lit up, think it was like a nighttime racing one or something similar. They also do digital trains

http://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/all-se ... -sets.html

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:57 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:That does sound cool, this site does custom tracks but they are expensive

http://www.jadlamracingmodels.com/scale ... Gwoda8wEVg

I'd like to see like a mini F1 setup with a nice set like with the dunlop bridge accessories and stuff. I had one set with lights on the cars years ago that lit up, think it was like a nighttime racing one or something similar. They also do digital trains

http://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/all-se ... -sets.html
I actually bought some cool lane changing corners from Jadlam (they've been discontinued for about 5 years, so when I found new stock I jumped on them) And am going back on their ebay to get some more boarders and barriers etc. I paid about $300 for all the tracks and barriers I got from them including postage, which was pretty cheap really (thank you weak pound!!)

And I can't afford model trains at all.. if you think 2000 pounds for a slot car setup is a lot, you should talk to train enthusiasts.
I know several people who'll spend 2 grand on a single HO locomotive :oshocked:
My limit with trains was about $1600 for a REALLY nice set which I split the cost with my brothers
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:23 am

Yea trains can be super expensive, but I think there's a market there for collectors and some rare ones I imagine are highly sought after so it's a win-win situation where if someone pays a lot they would get it back or more if they sold it. But there's always a premium price for any form of top end collecting. I think the key is to make the introductory set(s) at an affordable price and go from there so if somebody is into customising they can buy the accessories etc.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:48 am

I just have to stop spending money on this.
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Re: New hobby.

Post by OrangeRibbon » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:14 pm

Was that a Ford GT 40mm? (because it's small)

Looks fun though.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:38 pm

I always wanted the Mighty Metro set when I was a kid, never managed got my hands on it.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:49 pm

Matisfaction wrote:I always wanted the Mighty Metro set when I was a kid, never managed got my hands on it.

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I have a metro! Got it in a twin pack with a ford RS200. :olol:
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Matisfaction wrote:I always wanted the Mighty Metro set when I was a kid, never managed got my hands on it.

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I think I had that one. I might be misremembering but I think the cars were adifferent colour. I can vaguely recall one being blue.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm

My mighty Metro:
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Metro came in a pack with an RS200:
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Pissed off that these cars don't have lights, most of the limited car sets do, but I got the set for $80, so not too bad.

My oldest, but favourite car:
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Needs new rear tyres and a digital Chip installed, but I'll get to it one day.

Caterham:
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Which will be hard to physically fit a chip in, I'll have to find a way though.

One of my three Mclaren P1's:
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one of my 4 MP4-12C's:
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1986 Audi Sport Quattro S1:
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Absolutely exquisite model (along with the lancia Delta it came with) I really hope it has lights, I need to fit a digital chip to see.

Awsome model right here 1986 Lancia Delta S4:
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This car is so beautiful I almost don't want to drive it, I really want this quality of model in a 1976 lancia stratos alitalia:

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Re: New hobby.

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:34 pm

They are very cool looking.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:32 pm

The caterham was the cheapest single car at $50.
The Mclaren F1 was $64 with post
The most expensive single car was the Green P1 at $75
And the Audi, Lancia set, as well as being hard to find, was $145.

Normally I won't pay more than $120 for a 2 car set, but they looked so nice I had to get them.

I still have to work out a track design, But I do know how my pit lane will look:
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That middle building will be another pit garage when I put it all together.
I just need one more pack of single lane straights.

Team Marlboro Mclaren pits:
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And the Audi pits:
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I also am toying with an Idea to make a SEMI permanent layout that can be broken down quickly and easily.
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Matisfaction » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:18 pm

Big Boss Man wrote:
Matisfaction wrote:I always wanted the Mighty Metro set when I was a kid, never managed got my hands on it.

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I think I had that one. I might be misremembering but I think the cars were adifferent colour. I can vaguely recall one being blue.
They did do different colours

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Re: New hobby.

Post by Big Boss Man » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:42 am


They did do different colours

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Yea thats definitely the one. Cool cars too Ian.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:04 pm

Flux Capacitor... Fluxing:

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The New Scalextric McLaren F1 is much better than my old one: (sold the old one the second this was announced, for $7 more than this cost)
the old one:
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Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm
My oldest, but favourite car:
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Needs new rear tyres and a digital Chip installed, but I'll get to it one day.
The new one:
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Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm
I really want this quality of model in a 1976 lancia stratos alitalia:

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They heard me on this one too:
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I've got a lot in 4 years lol. :olol:
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Re: New hobby.

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:24 pm

Very nice. I especially like that Lancia.

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Re: New hobby.

Post by ian » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:53 pm

I have more pics of the Lancia (it is a twin pack) but they're on a drive that isn't plugged in right now.

I'll put some new cars up, and change the thread name I guess since it's not new anymore.

the BG slot car thread.
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