Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Sloting Plus parts

SLPL 090100 is hard motor pod ( photo joined )
SLPL 090103A is soft chassis alone and SLPL 090104A is hard chassis alone ( photo joined )
The soft chassis is a new compound more flexible for plastic tracks...
Complete chassis with bearings and screws are always sold under references SLPL 090101 ( soft ) and SLPL 090102 ( hard ).
You have also the called kit chassis EVO with motor pod separated ( photo joined ) under references SLPL 090103 ( soft ) and SLPL 090104 ( hard ).
So, possibilities are various : Complete soft or hard chassis, EVO chassis soft or hard or Hard motor pod + soft chassis alone for example...

Of course, we propose with this chassis the possibility to make your own Reynard with a complete white body kit under reference SLPL 090109 as photos joined . 13 g weight for the complete body with ABS cockpit !

Also, a new reference is SLPL 00109 Reynard basic white kit which include a complete white body kit + a complete chassis + a sport guide with all screws necessary for make yourself tunning and decoration you want ! Indeed, the idea is racers from different countries and clubs use different motors, gears and ratio, wheels, tyres ..etc and so, here, they can choose the parts adapted for such or such races or events or tracks !!!

Finally, regarding new parts, we have New eccentric bearings under references SLPL 1016, 1017 as photos joined and New long allen screws 8 and 10 mm under references SLPL 9309, 9310.

Monday, March 26, 2012

MB Slot track article

An article from MB Slot:

For the past few days we have the opportunity to work with our center and we wanted to immediately begin the design and implementation of some parts of the slopes.
The work on the tracks is very large and for the first series of standard parts will take several days to put into production the various sections of track.
Build standard sections 4 6 8 lanes with radii of curvature as the main tracks in plastic
22.5 ° 30 ° 45 ° etc. combined with lengths of rectilinear so as to be contained in a length of 180 cm and its width.
Of course the production of special parts or entire circuits is possible, only requests are waiting, believe it or not you can do everything.

Very important is how to support the tracks and that's why we started the construction of the first prototypes of "LEGS
After several attempts we came to this version, which seems ideal for all types of track and offers some great solutions.
Maximum width 45 cm
Minimum height 60 cm
Maximum height of 110 cm
MDF 19 mm for the same track.

Instead of the usual long central slot, to adjust the height, we have realized more slots, much smaller, to facilitate the adjustment at the same height of the various "LEG."
The slots have a width of 10 mm, a length of 3 cm and a pitch of 2 cm in order to have the settings between a slot and the other by 5 cm at the stroke end, to 2 cm between the individual slots.
In the picture the two sides of the support are bolted with a nut and double 60x10 oversize washer. In this case there will be a support for a flat track, if one wishes to tilt the track necessary to use a single bolt. It would suffice just one bolt, but with 2 one has the safety of the floor track.
In the pictures above, you can see the detail of one of the 3 holes in the head supports, hole 6 mm to 1.5 mm from the edge, to allow the bolt to the track "LEGS", through a strip of wood or angle metal.
These pieces were constructed with the same boards and the black part of the track is the track surface. From the first picture you can guess the slight surface roughness, type or Polistil Carrera track.
Probably the final version will be used the same MDF, melamine finish but without.

The particular in photography has been designed to collect the cables that there will be below the track, so as to prevent them from falling and earth.
Here we will try to eliminate the edge that is formed by passing a drill linearly from outside to inside.
The top and bottom of the "LEG" are absolutely identical, if you wanted to do a track across it would take a 60 cm high, supporting the narrow, 30 cm wide, on the ground.
Soon we will be presenting the first pieces of track, as the anticipation I can show the classic oval.
In this case it is a 4-lane drawn back and forth on a single table, not through a central milled place for a guardrail.
The tables are long, 180 cm and 120 cm wide, minimum radius of curvature of 15 cm and 10 cm distance between lanes.
The strip will have a width of about 6 mm and a thickness of about 1 mm, galvanized metal, then magnetic.
The slot a depth of 10 mm and a width of 3mm
Also here for anyone who wants a non-magnetic strip, just ask.
Suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated to make a product better.

Good luck to all
Marco Ballardini

Monday, March 19, 2012

Slot Car Corner Open House!

Slot Car Corner is inviting you to a fun filled weekend of slot car racing (if you're reading this-you're invited). The dates are May 25th, 26th and 27th. The store is located at 322 Village St., Penacook, NH 03303 (On some GPS systems, you may need to use Concord, NH instead of Penacook.)

Come try out our new custom built 80' 4 lane track (pics coming soon). We'll be racing a variety of classes throughout the weekend, with both individual and team style events planned. There's even a special team event planned that we know you've never done before, so be ready for something that will be talked about for quite some time.


10am - Track open for practice

7pm to 10pm - Individual race based on HOST GT class. Good opportunity to try and set the track lap time record...


8am - Track open for practice

10:30am to 1pm - Individual race using Super GT's

2:30pm to 5pm - IROC Team Race format - This won't be your ordinary team style race. You don't want to miss this one...

7pm to approx. 11pm - 4 Hour Enduro using Racer DP's based on NEC rules - Team event


10am to approx. 1pm - Individual race with Slot.It and Mr. Slotcar Group C cars - (rules forthcoming)


Friday - $7.00 - includes pizza for dinner

Saturday - $20.00 - includes lunch and dinner

Sunday - $5.00 - includes lunch

For more information see these links.
Northeast Challenge Rules

Slot Car Corner

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's pronounced "hWHY-ruh"

A great video showing the making of the new Pagani Huayra.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Carrera on SpeedTV tonight

Check out Episode 2 of Season VI of the hit Speed TV show, GearZ with Stacey David, March 12, 2012! Carrera is going to be on the episode!

Season VI
Episode 2 “Drag’N’Wagon & Carrera Slot Cars”

Episode 2
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Monday Evening 3/12/12 @ 9:00 pm NEW
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Monday Overnight 3/12/12 @ 1:00 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Tuesday Morning 3/13/12 @ 9:00 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Saturday Morning 3/17/12 @ 9:00 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Sunday Morning 3/18/12 @ 7:30 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Monday Evening 3/19/12 @ 9:30 pm
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Monday Overnight 3/19/12 @ 1:30 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Tuesday Morning 3/20/12 @ 9:30 am
The New Face of Slot Cars (30 mins.) Saturday Morning 3/24/12 @ 8:30 am

Check out the Stacey David website for more info about the show and Stacey!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Pix of the new Sideways Capri

Photos of a prototype Sideways Capri. The production (Wurth decoration) car should arrive within a month or two here in North America.
See more information here on Home Racing World.