Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

by Robert Schleicher

Voyageur Press | December 2, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 10.62 × 8.25 × 0.62 in

Published: December 2, 2008

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760332355

ISBN - 13: 9780760332351

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Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

by Robert Schleicher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 10.62 × 8.25 × 0.62 in

Published: December 2, 2008

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760332355

ISBN - 13: 9780760332351

About the Book

A comprehensive overview of slot car racing in its latest analog and digital forms, with advice on building cars, tune-up tips, track tests, and nearly 50 track plans.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 , C olorado .

Editorial Reviews

“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.”- Model Cars
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