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by gpraceman
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Car First Aid Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Car First Aid Kit

I put together a Car First Aid Kit, as I call it, many years ago. It has come in handy so many times in trying to get cars to cross the finish line. I keep it handy as we are testing cars down the track, before racing begins. Any car that doesn't finish or has a lot of trouble finishing will get a t...
by gpraceman
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Free Rocket Car Kit - GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Re: Free Rocket Car Kit - GONE

It has been claimed.
by gpraceman
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Free Rocket Car Kit - GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Re: Free Rocket Car Kit

This kit is still available. Just pay shipping. I am rather in purge mode, so don't wait too long, or it will be pitched.
by gpraceman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Track and Timer for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Track and Timer for sale

Track plating that you attach to a wooden sub structure. Might be best if you have an older wooden track that you want to rehab.

What brand is the timer? Photos would be helpful.
by gpraceman
Wed May 19, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: CBC JAX AWANA Grand Prix Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2581

Re: CBC JAX AWANA Grand Prix Video

Good job to racers and the crew! We've been glad to see races getting back going, especially since so many were cancelled this last year. Next year should be even better.
by gpraceman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Racing display feature request
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Re: Racing display feature request

That feature is there, but it is really really difficult to get it to work perfectly for every monitor setup and number of lanes. The more lanes there are, the harder it gets. I spent hours trying to get that feature working perfect.
by gpraceman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cory Young - Co-Creator of PPN Scheduling
Replies: 0
Views: 1627

Cory Young - Co-Creator of PPN Scheduling

I just heard from Stan Pope that Cory Young, who helped him create the Pefect-N Type scheduling, passed away December 22. Our condolences go out to Cory's family and to Stan.
by gpraceman
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Goodbye Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: Goodbye Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon

Well, this whole Coronavirus pandemic has hit a lot of businesses. Many are struggling to stay alive. So, this is not a surprising development.
by gpraceman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 13
Views: 11423

Re: The BSA nail

davet wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:48 pm
Not sure why step 8 has an emoji. Can't get rid of it.
That's because some combinations of characters represent emojis. So, the 8 + ) = 8)

You can try 8 + . instead
by gpraceman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Squaring the Block
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: Squaring the Block

If you have a table saw, you could square up the block with that. Use the bottom of the block to reference off of. If not and you are drilling axles holes, then again make sure to use the block as the reference plane for drilling. If you are not drilling axle holes, then I would not worry about out ...
by gpraceman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Condolences to Stan
Replies: 3
Views: 2733

Condolences to Stan

If you have been around Pinewood Derby for awhile, then you likely know of Stan Pope and his tremendous contributions to the sport over the years. On Saturday, Stan lost his wife of 58 years, Barbara. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
by gpraceman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Free Rocket Car Kit - GONE
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

Free Rocket Car Kit - GONE

Cleaning out drawers and found this rocket car kit, from Maximum Velocity, that never got built. Put an Estes Rocket engine in it and it runs along a guide wire (fishing line). A parachute will pop out to slow the car (parachute not included). Free to anyone who wants it, just pay shipping. PM me if...
by gpraceman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Help with running a race at 2 different times, but ranked together.
Replies: 2
Views: 3898

Re: Help with running a race at 2 different times, but ranked together.

Just saw your post. We've swapped some emails already, so I think you are on the right track now. If you still have some questions, please let me know.
by gpraceman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: PINEWOOD DERBY 500
Replies: 6
Views: 4317

Re: PINEWOOD DERBY 500

No offense intended, but who the hell is going to send cars to a race if they won’t be returned? That certainly is a valid argument. Probably, BSA doesn't want to pay return shipping for all of the cars. Though, at least let people send a pre-paid return label with the entry so they can get their c...