Dragtracks new timer & finish line?

delta6 Saturday, 10/18/2014

I know it says it's for slot cars, but does anyone know if it will work for us? It doesn't have much of a description. http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/m20ProductDisplayView?catalogId=10002&langId=-1&produc...
http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/300/330/330-sct14a_2.jpg

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model40fan 10/18/14

looks interesting, I wonder if it has the flashing back and forth of both total and reaction times... or just total time like my expert racers / drag tracks ? looks like it arches over whatever track type you have... didn't see any wires but the start and finish must be connected, says [4] C  batteries ?

I have had lots of vintage ford car parts over the years...127 Model As and 101 '32 to '34 bodies, I throw a few on ebay now and then... I consider the cash to be funny money... that is how I am justifying the slot / track drag tracks set's $69.99 cost... ordered one Saturday morning... thanks for the heads up DELTA 6.

  • Cool Smitty! Looking forward to the update. Sorry, did NOT mean to hit the report button. — delta6
  • i've endured worse delta 6... — model40fan
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model40fan 10/18/14

hmmm..... I don't see any starter pegs, or a slot for the paddles to swing open... I wonder if YOU launch your cars anyway you can, and they pass under the starter tower breaking a beam and then to the finish tower breaking another beam...? we will see...

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Keef921 10/18/14

As Delta says this is aimed at the slot car market so there isn't any starter pegs etc.

This ad has a bit more info:-

http://www.genuinehotrod.com/itemgroup/drag-tracks-slot-car-racing-system

  • $30.00 cheaper at summit, but i see wires, they use phone cable between the towers... — model40fan
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model40fan 10/18/14

keef921's link shows 2 straight black lines on each side of the track... delta 6's link's pic shows phone jacks on each side at the bottom of the tower stands... the black lines are phone cables... looks like a phone cable for each lane  and 1 other wire coming out of the side... that one looks like a 6 volt acc. adaptor plug, which is what drag tracks uses...

 it "may" be set up so that you can anchor the starter tower just below your starter and set up the finish line tower at the track's end...

"if" so and the timer starts when the cars pass under it, and stops when the car passes the finish line, then it should work as it times the same distance each lane... but... if it needs to be started [xmas tree] then it's back to reaction time problems... can't wait...

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model40fan 10/19/14

jeg's says 12/17/14 as a shipping date... they don't have them in stock...

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model40fan 11/3/14

Just spoke with a tech at Jeggs, he called DT., they said the set flashes elapsed time, then reaction time, back and forth till reset... very cool ! ...  won't be shipped till December 17th, 2014...

 MERRY XMAS Sloppies...

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This should let us run any brand of track under it, start your cars with the green light, then subtract the reaction from the elapsed time to get the car's time... timed in hundredths of a second, math should be easy, it should work well for us... I got the deal $69.95... new add says they come with the AC adaptor and phone cable...$99.95....  bet mine doesn't have either...

may have to set up a "slot car drag event" someday...

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model40fan 11/3/14

says it can take 1;64 to 1;24  cars for drags.... the track for those biggies appears to be 9" wide... the DT  starter and finish line "arches" must be at least that wide...adjustable sensors ?

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model40fan 11/16/14

The starter arch doesn't appear to have sensors, if you happen to have a pull cord or electric starter, the fact that the tree is attached to the arch should allow you to set it up at a remote spot, you should be able to start and watch the race from beside the track, better view of the whole run and of the finish... won't get it till mid December rrrrrr !  

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model40fan 12/28/14

jeggs said this week, but xmas eve / xmas day... maybe next week ?

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model40fan 12/31/14

got an email this am... jeggs says the timers are in... had to re-order as paypal only holds the order for 30 days...

let you know when it lands...

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model40fan 12/31/14

Timer should be here Tuesday... Santa don't fail me now...

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model40fan 1/1/15

does anyone know the overall width of 1;24 scale slot car track ?

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