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Barryhi33

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barryhi33

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Great tutorial woodcote - many thanks

Be interested if anyone knows a UK supplier for the buttons .......

barryhi33

98 posts

HI

 

My thoughts are......

There are 2 long straights in that set and you are replacing 1 of them with the ARC AIR powerbase/track.

Replace the other long straight as well - If you use the ARC with a tablet/phone then the lap counter is not needed..

Add 1 x C7018 1/2 straight track (with start grid) to the side with the ARC Air powerbase and match with replacement track on the other side.

So the other side would have a C8205 straight (to match the powerbase track) + 1 x 1/2 straight to match the C7018).

(Note: The C7018 tend to be sold in pairs so you could use that opposite if you were not bothered about having start grids on the other side of the track as well)

You can of course make the straight sections as long as you like and could include both of the long straights opposite each other, just dont connect any power to the original power base.

Hope that makes sense .......

 

Enjoy

barryhi33

98 posts

Dr_C

 

Out of interest how did you cut the track, what did you use  ?  - its a very clean job.

 

Thanks

barryhi33

98 posts

Thanks guys ......

barryhi33

98 posts

OK guys thanks for the clarification on the number of tracks (2) that need modifying.

Can I just check on another point ...... Blagard-01 suggests 'the wiring is mirrored so each one is different' whilst Dr_C suggests the 2 tracks 'are both identically wired!

I really appreciate the input from you guys and only ask so I don't make a mistake, I am not trying to nit pik !

Thanks and Happy New Year .........

barryhi33

98 posts

@Blagard-01

So Dr_C the diagram below will also work DIGITAL ONLY without any of the limitations. For Analogue when the modified quarters are replaced all limitations on layout apply.

Note that the wiring to cross the dead spots is not the same on each quarter, one must be the mirror reversal of the other.

 

 

Hi - Blaggards image suggests 2 pieces of track are needed but Dr_C seems to refer to only 1 piece of track needs cutting.

Sure its me but could someone just clarify please.

 

Thanks

barryhi33

98 posts

@Blagard-01

So Dr_C the diagram below will also work DIGITAL ONLY without any of the limitations. For Analogue when the modified quarters are replaced all limitations on layout apply.

Note that the wiring to cross the dead spots is not the same on each quarter, one must be the mirror reversal of the other.

 

Sorry I need some clarification .....

This image suggets 2 pieces of track are needed with the cuts and cross wired.

Dr_C only seems to be talking about 1 track.

Sure its me not understanding but if someone could just clarify please.

 

Thanks

barryhi33

98 posts

Hi - you can run more than 1 pace car but the issue is that each car gets counted when completing laps.

what I do is space out the other cars on the track (basically to act as obstacles during the race) I then set the number of laps to a high number ..... for example ...... with pace cars I set the laps to something like 90 ..... as the pace cars complete 3 laps to my 1 they obviously win the race. I then check my laps and if I have completed more than 30 ( 90/3 ) then I won.

barryhi33

98 posts

Yeah I thought about that and decided to risk it - if they do charge then as long as it’s only £20 ‘ish I am no worse off than buying them here.

barryhi33

98 posts

I have ordered 2 extra ARC PRO controllers from the states at £41.00 the pair including delivery.

Should be here in the next 2 weeks - tracking currently says;

PROCESSED THROUGH USPS FACILITY

Dec-28-17, 09:57 AM, JAMAICA, NY 11430

 

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