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#1 Ivan B

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

Hello,

Still new and wanted to know where I could post about Womps. I am not sure what section they fit in the forums.

Thanks.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

Ivan,

Best forum for Womps discussion is 1/32 Scale Model Racing.

Thanks for asking!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Not "thingies"?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

I don't think so, MG.

While Womps are pretty non-scale, they aren't really thingies IMO.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Kidding...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

Shoulda "smilied" me so I'd have known... LOL!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

They also are far from being in the 1/32 scale. I would get a new forum for them, titled "Mongrels".

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:31 PM

Mongrels sounds about right although I vote for "Mutants" ... but that's just me. LOL
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

That's TWO votes. :D

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

As I recall, Womps have the track of a typical 1/24 slot car and the wheelbase of a typical 1/32 slot car. Not that either of those "typical" slot cars are true scale, mind you. :laugh2:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Womps are great cars for teaching the basics of tuning and driving slot cars. Some of the hardest fought, best races I've seen were with Womps at Circle T.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

How about a Womp section? There might not be much to talk about they are simple but most people have raced one at some point, or have one in their pit box.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Ivan,

Let me think about it.

I'm not averse to Womps but Slotblog is getting so complicated in its forum structure that many members have problems navigating it.

I need to determine where it would best fit. As the posts to this thread indicate, there's not a lot of agreement as to what type of slot car a Womp is...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Womps aren't really a big leap from the Flexi type cars that evolved from them.

Personally I'd put them in the same section as the TSR cars just to annoy PdL. :)
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

It's not real important, but it is a little confusing where to talk about them. Womps are Womps so they are sort of the outcast these days.

I will stick my thread in the 1/32 scale racing section and you can see if it needs its own place later.

Thanks again. I really enjoy reading everything here so if Womps don't have a special place it's not a big deal.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

They also are far from being in the 1/32 scale. I would get a new forum for them, titled "Mongrels".

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

1 Womps are not very "tune-able"
2 Womps have more horsepower than they need
3 Womps require the "driver" to move his or her finger around in the middle of the band--thus learning car control (if it's possible for that particular driver to learn--anything.)
4 Womps are cheep and easy to work on and fix WHEN they get bent.

All these are good for beginners...If I had any wish to improve womps they would come with a Falcon type motor. This would reduce the motor options and improve (slightly) the handling..but they are fun as issued.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

The first tuning aid is experienced by many a new womp owner.

Let the kids play with it in the house! :shok:

Once it gets stepped on, it is sure to handle better.

(The chassis is bent, front and rear, greatly lowering the center of gravity) :laugh2:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

May I revise my answer to you Ivan?

Where to post to discuss Parma Womps?

Why, in the new Womp-Womp World subforum, of course! :good:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

They also are far from being in the 1/32 scale. I would get a new forum for them, titled "Mongrels".


Flexis should be included in the "Mongrels" category as well since they are far from being 1/24 scale.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:42 PM

Flexis should be included in the "Mongrels" category as well since they are far from being 1/24 scale.


Well, most slot cars, stamped, wire, brass or steel are based on a 4" wheelbase, and don't vary from body to body. That, alone, is pretty far from being 1/24 scale.

The Dokk is comparing a typical 1/24 slot car to a typical 1/32 slot car. Womps are a mix between the two.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

Thanks so much for starting a Womp section. I love them! When I had my raceway back in the 80s, every class we ran was based on Womps and Thumpers. I've still got some of mine in various states of assembly. I'll try to get a few pics up soon.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

Womps need lead and lots of it.





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