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#1 rvec

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:08 PM

As I swung open the door to enter Sidewinder Raceway and Hobbies, I felt like I had emerged from a time machine. I immediately turned into that car crazy young boy I once was; one that grew up in the 60s when cars were king and model car racing was at its pinnacle. Ah, but something was different... To read and view many more images see the link http://slotblog.net/...dewinder-21016/

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:42 PM

What race program is that?


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 02:03 PM

Looks like Track Mate to me.

 

How do you tell witch lane to return the car to  ( no  lane color ?? ).......

Also looks like the corner marshals will be in line of sight of drivers ......

Vary nice tracks & shop.... Also nice Art on wall's ..........

 

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:07 PM

What race program is that?


Check out Sidewinders Facebook page for class, format details. see the link https://www.facebook...ewayAndHobbies/

System is not Trakemate. Not sure what it is. Next time I visit I will ask and post

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 03:10 PM

Looks like Track Mate to me.
 
How do you tell witch lane to return the car to  ( no  lane color ?? ).......
Also looks like the corner marshals will be in line of sight of drivers ......
Vary nice tracks & shop.... Also nice Art on wall's ..........
 
GAV


Lanes are numbered. If a car goes off, the driver yells the lane number. In their format, if two cars go off at the same time, the race is paused, cars re-slotted and the race re-started.

Inner section marshals stay outside the line of sight

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 05:09 PM

Race Control system looks very much like Race Coordinator: http://www.racecoordinator.net/


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 09:58 PM

We may grow old but never grow up when it comes to slot cars.


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 12:52 AM

Race Control system looks very much like Race Coordinator: http://www.racecoordinator.net/


I think you are correct

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 09:26 AM

We may grow old but never grow up when it comes to slot cars.


Nick,

You are correct. My first taste of slot cars was back in 1959 when I walked into a hobby shop in White Plains, New York and saw a figure 8 set of 1/32 Scalectrix open wheel cars with thumb controllers. I ran a few laps and was hooked. That Christmas, my brother and I got a 4 lane model motoring set. We had several friends over to race and spent hours thinking about and building different layouts. I was 12 years old. My how time flies and I still love the hobby. I am retired now and my latest track is Electron Raceway. It is a wood track that I built myself. My passion is hard body 1/24 cars. Below is a image of my track and a few cars. Check out the Electron Raceway forum in the 1/24 forum.

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