Joined Apr 7 2009
Slot Car Tracks Australia Directory
Hi, I first raced slot cars when I was 10 years old. That was using the early series of Scalextric Cars. I had a small circuit on a 6' x3' table. Scalextric track 2 lane and buildings with home made track lights. I still have the original BRM C56 - modified brass wheels to get some traction.
My Father and I constructed a 55' 4 lane circuit. It was an "L" shape made of tempered masonite and on a steel frame . It had a few "S's" then into a fairly steep climb on the corner leading to the bridge straight. The contacts where strips of 1/4 inch wide copper.
the lap counters where operated from a "dead strip" through some hugh capicitors which sustained a voltage to a relay. This voltage was then applied to a coil with a metal "slug".
which pulled the slug into the coil an that activated the lever on the mechanical counter unit.
This system was very reliable.
We where members of the S.A.S.R.A. and held some championship races at the circuit
The circuit was called "Lincoln Park".
My Father and I entered the 24 hour race at the "Road Runners" CIrcuit. I remember being very tired after that one and I still have the car- Pitman powered , bevel gears,Home made chassis by my father - he loved using stainless steel - thats solid stuff. The body was a monogram 279p Ferrari sports with an aluminium roll bar fitted. No one seemed to want to run into that one.
1970 moved into my own home. got interested in other things. The track was sold and went to Tailem bend - haven't heard of it since.
Built and raced speedboats for a few years.
in 1998 I started building the bases for the 2 Carrera tracks I have now at Fulham Park Raceway.Might build another routed track one day. But having a lot of fun with the Carrera road circuit and the sprint cars on the 4 lane Oval Speedway