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by Louie41
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track
Replies: 48
Views: 15018

Re: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track

ours looks like the first picture in the post but with side walls and a back stop. our skid stops use the tool drawer liner that looks like beads attached to each other. held onto strips with 3m adhesive spray. I don't like the foam backstop as it tends to cause the car to bounce back (I should have...
by Louie41
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Stop section rubber, Where do i get it at ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: Stop section rubber, Where do i get it at ?

I know this is a while ago but i used the non-slip mesh tool drawer liner to the guides with 3M adhesive spray.
by Louie41
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How do packs raise funds for timers?
Replies: 15
Views: 5588

Re: How do packs raise funds for timers?

we've done bake sales, silent auctions at B&G with lots of donations, candy bar sales (large box from Wholesale club) do pretty good. Our pack runs 25-30 boys. normally the candy bar sales is offered to help parents offset camping fees but you could stipulate what the funds go towards. Food sales on...
by Louie41
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Den leader gift (after 5 years)
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Re: Den leader gift (after 5 years)

Our pack has traditionally given a scout store plaque and other trinket. I like the personal touch of some of the other suggestions myself.
by Louie41
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?

I also tell scouts/parents to test roll it on flat floor and see if it pulls to either side a lot. try and get it to travel fairly straight and it should on the track (if scout lines it up okay, they are only ones to handle cars on race day).
by Louie41
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?

they're okay. they're not 8 foot lengths but you can add enough to make it real long. Biggest problems we encounter are weights added to the bottom without being countersunk allowing for the 3/8 inch clearance. I made an inspection board with a 3/8 inch strip that is same width as our track guide an...
by Louie41
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: So, what does your username mean?
Replies: 73
Views: 38073

Re: So, what does your username mean?

louie is nickname while in Navy from last name Lewis and 41 is the year chevy truck I have (semi-operational).
by Louie41
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Anyone from DC, VA or MD?

Dean, over here on easternshore near Sudlersville off of rt 301. Pack 175 Church Hill/Sudlersville Md. if you can't borrow one from local pack, try the plastic practice tracks. we generally don't provide trial runs but we do provide trial inspections to nip any discrepancies in the bud. kinda hard t...