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#1 Paul's Slots

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

Just wanted to let you see the new track at my place being built, taking time to build... will be finished for next year's racing... hope to be racing brass cars similar to Retro... track is 85 ft lap length.

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:03 PM

Sweet :)



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:09 AM

Very cool! Having your own home track has got to rank right up there with... with?... beer and toilets!
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

beer and toilets!

 

:laugh2: They do kinda go together, don't they?  :laugh2:


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:43 PM

Really sweet track. What's the footprint?
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

The foot print is 12x20
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Posted 18 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

I am looking forward Paul! :good: :good: :good:


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

Paul --

 

Where in Oregon are you located?  What kinds of cars do you plan to race?

 

My son (and our grandchildren) live in Albany, so we make the trek there from Spokane with some regularity.  Would love to try out your track sometime!

 

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:57 PM

Hi....I'm in Keizer, it's just off I5 about 30miles north of Albany, and just about 1 mile north of salem....I'm going for crafted built cars, brass and steel soldered, lexan and some hard plastic...true hobby cars, mostly small motors, and a couple classes that are unlimited motor, no cobalt, there's nothing wrong with cobalt cars, but now a days there just too pricey for me and most of my clients and friends.....I used to think long live eurosport, now long live retro inline...hi hi hi it's just the sign of me growing up with nothing more to prove to myself, regards Paul
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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

Paul, I think you're going to find that with a flat track, tight turns and short straightaways a lot of horsepower is not needed and really makes the cars uncontrollable. You'll have more fun with 1/32nd scale cars or 1/24th scale cars with home set motors than anything. That's what we like to race on my track.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

Jim, the local club up here has run everything on their flat tracks.  As the motor size increases.... the chassis gets heavier.  200g is the norm with 5/1 gear ratios using those huge pink crowns Parma sells. In NASCAR they usually run the ProSlot S16D.

But lately we are running a sort of "retro" series with JK's FK motor and CanAm bodies.  Requirements are that the livery be realistic and the tire size be 7/8" to 1" dia.
Oh... and chassis design is open and some have found the sweet spot with a pure sidewinder.
 

Trust me... the cars are fast enough.

 

With Paul's new track we will now have 4 tracks to rotate monthly.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:27 AM

Well,got the lane color done..not as easy to bend down after the heart attacks this last year, but done anyway....old and slow. ...hi hi hi....I know about the motors on a short course been racing for 50 years now....but that's still one of my favorite items about slotcars.....most of the classes here will be falcon 7 style, but a few will be open for experimentation......and been winding chokes for a long time so running fast motors on small tracks is very possible, now with my new 3rd eye controller with a built in choke no problem at all. Anyway it's all fun, I've been buying custom proslot motors for awhile now, good company and Dan will build what you want, and will guide you through the process if you ask him to...he's been doing a great job for a long time now. Anyway I hope you'll enjoy the pics as I progress, I will post, and sorry about the miss post I did this morning on another gentleman's post, that's what happens after 60...hi hi hi, regards Paul

 

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:57 PM

Fantastic, Paul.  Clockwise or counterclockwise?


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

Hey there, counterclockwise....dead man corner at the end of the straight...should be fun for late braking before the esses, regards Paul
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:39 AM

Well after 2 years...after 2 heart attacks and almost kicking the bucket....here it is....starting practice next week....running on reduced voltages...no glue...great traction with natural rubber tires....I couldn't ask for more....really fun! Started a new race Assoc. Oregon Retro Racer Assoc. And named the track...Mile High Raceway...because it's upstairs over my shop....Hope for a great year of racing with good people.
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:42 AM

Well after 2 years...after 2 heart attacks and almost kicking the bucket....here it is....starting practice next week....running on reduced voltages...no glue...great traction with natural rubber tires....I couldn't ask for more....really fun! Started a new race Assoc. Oregon Retro Racer Assoc. And named the track...Mile High Raceway...because it's upstairs over my shop....Hope for a great year of racing with good people.
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:51 AM

Here is some pics.

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:57 AM

Paul, you build a nice looking race track. :)  I've always found it easier to pick out a race car on a light gray track rather than on something darker. I especially like that feature on yours. Too bad I didn't live closer. :to_become_senile: Are you in the area of the Pelican Park club?


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 10:14 PM

Hi Bill...well I race at pelican but about 75miles north on I5.....Keizer. Or
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 10:22 PM

We are racing retro style cars....without glue and with natural rubber foam with reduced voltage.....old time tire cleaner with oil of wintergreen...auto granny fluid and suntan lotion.....been using that mix forever for tire cleaner....with this urethane finish the foam has quite a bit of bite....anyway the tires leave a tire grove without a sticky mess...I clean the track with alcohol...no residue!
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