Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

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9780760332351: Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

Robert Schleicher wrote the book on slot car racing—literally. In the three short years since Schleicher’s Slot Car Racing: Tips, Tricks & Track Plans was published, the hobby has been virtually transformed by new products and technologies. This new volume, a perfect complement to its predecessor, brings readers and racers up to date, offering a concise, comprehensive overview of slot car racing’s developments, along with expert, practical guidance for putting this information to good use.

 

A primer on the latest digital and analog developments for both 1/32 and HO scales, Schleicher’s book delivers the lowdown on building cars from individual components on ready-to-race chassis, as well as popular tune-up tips to get even more speed and better handling out of today’s cars. Schleicher also provides track tests of 70 cars and a slot-car shootout featuring 23 more vehicles. Finally, Schleicher includes nearly 50 track plans: 14 tabletop-size plans for Scalextric, Classic, Carrera, Sport, SCX, and Ninco brand track; 14 plans modeled on real circuits like Watkins Glen, Monaco, Spa-Francorchamps, Sears Point, and the Bahrain and Shanghai F1 courses; and 17 4x8-foot HO scale plans. Illustrated throughout with color photography and track plan line art, this is the book that no serious slot car racer can afford to be without.

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Bob Schleicher is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher and the author of several MBI titles, most recently The Lionel FasTrack Book. He lives in Niwot, Colorado.

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"In all, it is an excellent reference book and like his previous efforts has a great deal of re-read value, especially to the enthusiast. I know I'm a bit biased, but I like this one a lot and can highly recommend it to you as a look at where the hobby is today and as a great read."

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