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#1 Jaak

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:00 PM

1/32 Thingie Proxy 2015

 
Rules: under construction
 
Body Style: 1/32 Thingie bodies.
When in doubt please ask if body is allowed.
 
Max chassis width: 64mm / 2.51969 Inch
 
Minimal Ground clearance: 1.5mm / 0.0590551 Inch
 
Inline - AngleWinder - Sidewinder. anything goes.
 
No of the shelf components except:
Gears, Wheels, Tires, Axles, Bearings, Guide,  Guide tongue, Lead wire, Braid, Motor and Motor bracket.
 
Tires:
Slot It tires, no Silicone's allowed.
No substances are allowed to be used to enhance the tires.
 
 
Chassis must be made out off: Piano wire and Brass.


 
Anything that is not mentioned here is not allowed, if uncertain please ask.


Important Factor:
The cars will drive on Wood and Plastic tracks.
 

 
 
 
Spec motor to be decided 


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#2 Dennis David

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:06 PM

I have a question regarding tire prep. How is that defined?

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hey Dennis good question, It means no substances are allowed to be used to enhance the tires, Truing is no problem.

I edited and clarified it a bit better

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

Jakk... Lets please keep it 1/24 scale, there are simply many many more bodys available, & the cars are MUCH easier to drive!!!

Also, Slot-It tires are not generally available in the states, so just specify no silicones...


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:44 AM

Hi Ben,

The reason I chose 1/32 is because they can be raced at any track.
I want to setup a Proxy that can show the clubs here in France what can be made by scratch building and am trying to raise interest.
Even the 1/32 is not set in stone as the tracks here in France and Switzerland can accommodate 1/24 but my preference would be 1/32 as it something different.
The cars would need to be able to properly run on both Wood and Plastic tracks.

There is a huge amount of 1/32 bodies available so I do not think that should be an issue.

The tire rule is as the rest a suggestion and open for debate.

At the moment I have the possibility to set up races in Switzerland France and the UK but before I really look at what and where I need to know how many are interested.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

I'm interested.  When are you thinking about having this?

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:54 AM

Hi Don very happy to hear that,

I am thinking about setting it up for 2015 no rush.
Want to iron out any wrinkles and see how many clubs/tracks are interested.

There will be four trophies one for No 1 2 and 3 and one for Concourse.

The Concourse will be have the same points as a race so in effect count as one round.
Will setup 3 polls one here one on SF and one on BookFace where real names will have to be left (pm etc) to be sure not double votes will be counted.

First I am seeing how many are interested and to finalize the rules.
Only things still under discussion are Wheels and Spec motor.

I want to narrow down all variable so that the best builds will have the biggest chance.
Not the cars with the best tires or biggest motor budget/knowledge.

It should be a builders proxy...one can have one be build or build themselves.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:08 PM

All rules are not set in stone but where meant as an example.

I would like to hear all interested peoples preference and see if we can find a middle ground we can agree on.


If we can find and agree on a sponge tire that will not leave any residue and that works on different surfaces then I would vote Sponge.
Either way the Slot it tires are out and tire choice is officially undecided.

Please let me know any suggestions and preferences.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 12:58 AM

Could the body defination be clairified please? I would consider entering. Also, the motor defined a little better.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

Hi Charles,


Any 1/32 Thingie body will be allowed, the motor choice and tire choice is still undecided.
The bodies that are allowed are made by Raymond F, Mike Z, John D, Gene A, etc, or any 1/32 Thingie body that one can acquire,
if you are looking for a specific body please let me know and I can try to source you one.

Since this is a very big list I would be typing for a while to get all the names mentioned, hence the reason I said if one is uncertain please ask.

Would be great to have you on-board.

Here is a small list±
http://slotblog.net/...who-makes-what/


 


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:17 PM

I'm very interested for sure.  Count me in.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:21 AM

Excellent Pablo glad to hear that.

Will be checking venues soon, I got a couple here in France and Switzerland.
Ranging from:
Carrera Evelution 1/24 (Plastic-France)
Ninco    (Plastic-France and Another in Switzerland)                         
Scalextric Sport (Plastic - France)
Fleischmann  (Plastic - Switzerland)
Routed wood Braided BLST Matt paint finish(Best lane digital - France)
Routed wood Braided Gloss paint finish (Switzerland)
Routed wood Copper taped Matt paint finish. (France)

I also spoke with Steve Kempson about possible UK rounds and he is willing to host some rounds there.


There will be Trophies for the top 3 and one for the concourse winner for the other entries there will be a reminder of their participation.(undecided on Medal or Box Plaque)

The shipment cost will be as low as possible, I intend to personally take these cars to the tracks that have expressed interest in running a round, and ship them to the UK and from the UK to the US to run a few rounds there if possible.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:45 AM

Sounds like fun!  No promises... but if things slow down for me, I might be able to put a car together.
Regardless, I will be watching things progress with interest Jaak.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

Sounds a cool idea for a Proxy  Jaak :good: Interested observer with possibility of entering :)

 

Should be interesting with running the cars both on wooden and the plastic tracks. Could really level the field with car design/gears and motors.

 

Will you be making it a motor that can run on the plastic tracks in particular, say NSR,Ninco etc ? Or do the plastic tracks concerned have powerful enough supplies to power the Falcons, Demons etc?

 

Slot it tires do work well powered by the 1/32 motors ( having raced the 1/32 plastic cars with slot it tires on a wooden routed track for a couple of years) but with the way the tires fit on the wheels it almost certainly means slot it or similar 1/32 manufacturers wheels?

 

Any ideas yet on gears etc?


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hope you guys will both join :victory: 

The motor is undecided but the tracks have at least 5 amp power sources separately powering each lane.

Thinking of something like the TSRF or Falcon 7 motor or similar.

Gears will be wide open for inline I would suggest around 8T pinion and 28T Crown but this also depends a bit on the motor and what other tracks will be hosting a round.


For the tires I am trying to find one that fits many type of wheels, most likely Paul Cage or Supertires.
Who knows they might even be persuaded to Sponsor the tires for the entries.
(You would still have to source a pair for testing etc,)

 


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

Since you are going to be running on limited power tracks, possibly the JK Hawk 25 being used in the Round Britan Whiz... How has that motor been working???


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 05:28 AM

Are parma 1/32 Mac retro bodys ok to use for proxy?
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:33 AM

Hey Ben,


I think that is possibly a very good idea.
Will wait until the next round has been run to see if there are any problems, up to now all of them have been going great.
It seems to be a good spec motor.

Hi Paul,

I am very sorry to say they are not allowed as they are based on an actual  1:1 car. (or are suppose to represent one)


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:35 AM

Here is a good example of some of the bodies allowed.

Please let me know if you are having trouble to source one or more as I can probably help with that.

http://slotblog.net/...who-makes-what/


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 01:52 PM

Guys I have bad news.. 
Since I am moving to Brasil in January I am not able to set this proxy up.

It is very unexpected and totally unplanned but it is where live is taking me and my family.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:02 PM

Moving to a new hemisphere huh?  Good luck.
You speak the language?


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:56 PM

Thanks J,

I speak a little Portuguese, was just getting the hang of French.

Next to that I speak Dutch German and ofcourse English....not learning as fast as I use to do though.

Hope that someone else will take on a 2015 Thingie proxy, when the dust settles I might have contacts in Brasil.

 


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

Jaak, on a positive note, Brazil is not a country without slot car racing. They have commercial raceways, manufacturers, & a number of good slot car racers.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 02:44 PM

Yeah that seems to be true.

Hope there is activity around where I will live else I will start it myself.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 11:46 PM

Jakk,

Could you please post some pictures of possible bodies and chassis? The only 1/32 racing I do here in the states are the Ninco and SlotIt cars. I am very interested in this type of racing.

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