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    First post. Nick here. This stay at home stuff brought on a relapse of my slotcar problem. Do you have weekly meetings with lots of coffee?

    Last edited by xcnick; May 18, 2020, 11:18 AM.

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    Hello Nick , and welcome aboard . These meetings can be weekly , daily , or hourly . But sorry to say you will have to bring or have your own beverages .

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    • #3
      Cool video!!!!Welcome to HRW..
      Rusty

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      • #4
        Welcome... nice video and track and cars and music and....Welcome
        LARRY

        "OLD PEOPLE NEVER MAKE MISTAKES"...We just spend the rest of our lives paying for the ones we've made when we were younger..

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        • #5
          Hello Nick, You will find everything you will ever need HO. Just ask

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          • #6
            Thanks guys! My obsession is track aprons. I mostly run Tyco and Super Gs with just the magnet replaced with brass. The video has some foam, Masonite, and 3D printed aprons.

            Time to try a gif of a brass super g drifting on 3d printed aprons. (Some forums don't animate gifs.)

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            • noddaz
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              Nice job on the video! And that track is crazy! Please share you brass weight conversion.
              Scott

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            LOVE the drifting and the fact that you are ditching the magnets for brass weights!
            That makes the cars a lot more fun to run in my book!

            Welcome aboard and look forward to future updates!

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            • #8
              Welcome, and neat video! Out of interest, where did you source the 3D-printed borders? How do they stack up to your other solutions?

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              • #9

                I drew it up myself, I welcome anyone to play with the file. Started a thread, look forward to sharing my frustrations.

                https://www.hrwforum.com/forum/hrw-s...snap-on-aprons

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by xcnick View Post
                  Thanks guys! My obsession is track aprons. I mostly run Tyco and Super Gs with just the magnet replaced with brass. The video has some foam, Masonite, and 3D printed aprons.

                  Time to try a gif of a brass super g drifting on 3d printed aprons. (Some forums don't animate gifs.)

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                  Welcome and very nice aprons and really like your brass weight instead of magnets in the Super Gs! As Todd Tusco, a little brass tutorial would be nice. I've been figuring and reading what to do for aprons on my plastic track. Edit: just need to look at the chassis, measure size of the downforce magnets, buy closest little bar stock at LHS, cut, sand and file to shape/size and press in place instead of the magnets. Actually might make me like the newer Super G+ chassis.
                  Last edited by SlotCat; June 10, 2020, 12:32 PM.

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                  • #11
                    Iwas going to use foam poster board of aprons on my 1/32 scale track . Not sure how thick HO track is , if the thickness is the same try that out

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                    • #12
                      A few years ago my club was going to have a class for 440X-2 cars with traction weights, but those never caught on. Mine had brass front wheels and traction weights from Harden Creek, I believe.





                      What sort of tires are you using? My car did not want to slide that much.

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                      • #13
                        Nice, I have a SG with brass from the place in the northwest. The brass front wheels and good tires like you have give a great realistic feel. Most of mine have stock front ends and hard tires which just make them challenging to drive.

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                        • #14
                          Fathead59, I just measured with calipers and AYX HO track is 0.250" (1/4") thick.

                          RichD, that's sweet thanks for the picture and similar to what I though, that NASCAR looks good and like a ton of fun without magnets.

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                          • #15
                            Up until the past season we ran G-Jet type cars with NASCAR type hardbodies. We also ran them with GTC/GTP or vintage prototype bodies, like this.









                            The NASCAR bodies looked great but no new bodies had come out in years that would fit any of the available chassis, so we switched to using Lexan bodies for our National Sportsman Championship class.

                            All that sliding is great fun when you are running by yourself, but it makes for total chaos in an actual race.

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