Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

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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 ...

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Overview

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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“A primer on the latest digital and analog developments for both 1/32 and HO scales, Robert 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. 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.” - carreraslotcar.net

“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.” - Scott Van Aken, ModelingMadness.com

“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

carreraslotcar.net
A primer on the latest digital and analog developments for both 1/32 and HO scales, Robert 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. 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.
ModelingMadness.com
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.
—Scott Van Aken
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760332351
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 801,494
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet 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, Colorado.

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