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Just wanted to show how quick some of these cars are.
This was a match held during a recent race held on my track. The light green 55 Chevy gasser is powered by an AFX magnatraction chassis. It is 15 mph faster and 1 second quicker than a stock AFX car. The darker green 55 is running a BSRT inline chassis.
The latter is highly modified and holds both ends of the track record. It has beaten the times shown and is running at only 20V.

 

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Length of the track is 15' 7.5" or a scale 1/64 1000'. There is a 3' steel stop strip on each lane + dynamic braking and a catch box.
 

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You are welcome. I have had several organized proxy races on the track with good success.
Many are amazed at how fast these cars run. I have heard of speeds of well over 100 mph on a 21', or full 1/4 mile, track in under .2 of a second.
They ran two industrial batteries with a commercial charger pushing around 30V with a lot of amps available. Some of the motors would explode running that fast.>:)
I have the power supplies but not the stopping room to run faster.
 

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That's pretty cool. I'm starting a Wed night race at my pub the first Wed of Aug. I'm still looking at getting the extra timing lights we talked about. I'll learn as I go.
 

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This kind of racing can become addictive as you can see by what I have been doing. I think your customers will find it is a lot of fun and reaction time is critical with cars as fast as these are. My setup can even run bracket races which allow a driver to put in a time they think the car can run. You cannot run under that time or you break out and lose the race.
 

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Length of the track is 15' 7.5" or a scale 1/64 1000'. There is a 3' steel stop strip on each lane + dynamic braking and a catch box.
Question; My track table length is the Same. What does that = to in mileage
also table is 4ft. wide... what would 15' 7.5 X 4' come out to in HO scales
(1/64 & 1/72) ???
also, could you list a math formula for this in; 1/64, 1/72 (Aurora/DASH T-Jet) 1/43 & 1/32 Please ?? :confused:

BIG Thanks :wink2:

Bubba 123
 

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a mile is 5280 feet
divide the scale by that to determine scale mile.
a quarter mile is 1320 feet
1320/64 = 20.625 feet
20' 7.5" is a scale 1/64 quarter mile.
 

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Al has it right.
15' 7.5" is a scale 1000' in 1/64. In 1/72 a 1/4 mile or 1320 comes out to 18.33'.

Just divide the scale into 1320 and you get the length in feet for each scale 1/4.
 
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