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#1 Cheater

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:35 AM

Fun video about a dad buying a Carrera Go 1/43 slot car set to enjoy with his pre-K son Clark.

 


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:59 AM

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:16 AM

The battle cry of any little boy under 7... "I'm winning, I'm winning."


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:09 PM

This could very well be the future in a world minus routed commerical tracks.



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:10 PM

The battle cry of any little boy under 7... "I'm winning, I'm winning."

 

And every "little boy" over 60!!!  :shok:  :crazy:  :clapping:


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:17 AM

Give that kid a glue bottle!


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 02:59 PM

Building a routed track for home use is not really that difficult. The Bensenville group I used to race the plastic 1/32nd scale cars

with started with all plastic snap track. But once they learned how to route a track, one by one they all converted to wood tracks. 

So the plastic track won't end slot racing. But it most likely will go underground, literally. Basement tracks will be the new norm 

because the cost of having a dedicated building for a track will become too high.

 

My Dad used to do all sorts of wood projects, and would usually let me help. (sort of) If five to seven year olds can learn to run

CAD software and operate 3D printers and CNC routers with minimal adult supervision, I think they can help Dad build a slot track.  


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