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slaintedan said:
What can you lads tell me about these bikes? I've read that there are bars in Sillywhore that have actual scalextric tracks. Is this true? Does it bring in the crowds?
Only if you classify the regular retards of this forum as the crowds. :twofinger
 

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A gathering of drool cups and adult diapers makes a crowd in the US Senate.

Do you have experience with these MotoGP toys?
Not personally. But many on this board have been known to have a bash.
 

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Came across a couple of the GP bikes cheap on E-bay. Still never tried them on a track thou:mad:

The detail on them is great and the riders are not fixed to the bikes. There's kind of a stabilizer bar under the belly pan that stops them flipping over too quickly.
They are direct drive with the rear wheel being driectly driven from the electro motor shaft onto teeth around the rear wheel rim.

There a couple of tracks in Singapore with one of them being run by an old work mate of Tugs. We went there last year as part of Chumleys leavin do. Great laugh with the boys and they let us bring beer in as well.:cool:
 

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bigphil said:
Came across a couple of the GP bikes cheap on E-bay. Still never tried them on a track thou:mad:

The detail on them is great and the riders are not fixed to the bikes. There's kind of a stabilizer bar under the belly pan that stops them flipping over too quickly.
They are direct drive with the rear wheel being driectly driven from the electro motor shaft onto teeth around the rear wheel rim.

There a couple of tracks in Singapore with one of them being run by an old work mate of Tugs. We went there last year as part of Chumleys leavin do. Great laugh with the boys and they let us bring beer in as well.:cool:
How big was the track?
Was it only 2 lanes or more?
Were the bikes fast?
Did they have an electronic scoring setup?
Did the bikes come off the track easily?
 

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The track itself was I think 6 lanes - awesome. ... a very professional layout. We were absolutely throwing the cars around - and although I haven't seen the bikes in action, they do look like you'd have to grab a hand full of anchors to go round the bends as the wee fellas don't lean... :D

C'mon Tug - You still got those pics of the track???
 

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slaintedan said:
How big was the track?
Was it only 2 lanes or more?
Were the bikes fast?
Did they have an electronic scoring setup?
Did the bikes come off the track easily?
If i had to guess i'd say 18 to 25 yards with a 5+ yard back straight.

I think it was 4 lanes ( could be 6)

The bikes weren;t out then ( it was a while ago)

The place had the best electronic scoring i've seen ever.
Start lights were on a computer screen. as were positions all thru the race. You could also alocate names to each lane.
The was also a couple of simple commentary voices ...as in " Get set .....GO"

As stated we didn;t have the bikes then, but looking at them i'd agree with Chumley. corners are going to be trickey and if the bike comes off the rider will dissappear into the distance.
Having said that!, everybody has the same problem as all the bikes are the same. Just the paint jobs and riders leathers are different.
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So you've all not actually raced the bikes, just the cars? This bar you were at, do they have a website? I'd like to find out where they got the scoring system from.

I'm sure there's a way you can build the track so that the bikes can lean into the corners...just might take a little more engineering than usual. ;)
 

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So you've all not actually raced the bikes, just the cars? This bar you were at, do they have a website? I'd like to find out where they got the scoring system from.

I'm sure there's a way you can build the track so that the bikes can lean into the corners...just might take a little more engineering than usual. ;)
Web site ?? Not sure ..i'll find out.

Nope never tried the bikes ( yet)

The mechanics to make the bikes themselves lean is possible but would be delicate and screw up at every crash! Would have to be somehow attached to the brush guide ( which is the only bit that follows the track on the bikes or cars)

The only other thing would be banking the turns as used to be the case with the cars
:crying:
I'm more into re-enacting the Edwards 2003 get off with lighter fluid and matches:D
 
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