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The Slot Car Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Setting-Up and Running Scalextric Style 1/32 Scale Ready-to-Race Slot Cars [Paperback]

Dave Chang
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27 April 2007
The 1/32 scale slot racing, made popular by Scalextric, is enjoyed by all ages. Half the fun of the hobby is taking apart, tuning, upgrading and reassembling the cars, but until now this has been a black art.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (27 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861269161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861269164
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dave Chang is a record producer by day and a slot car racer by night. He has been deeply involved in the hobby for years, and this is the book that he has wanted to write for most of that time. Resident: Berkshire

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slot car handbook 19 May 2007
Format:Paperback
Excellent book, clear photos in every chapter of the book. This book will help anyone intrested in slot cars wether they only race at home or race at a club. It covers preparing your car, upgrades, tracks, digital and racing. There is a handy list of the tools you will need.

One thing i would of liked in the book was a gear ration chart.

The book is a handy size so will fit in your pit box.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top slot! 26 May 2007
Format:Paperback
This book gives a clear and helpful insight into the obsessive hobby of slot car racing. Everyone has heard about Scalextric, but this book brings other manufacturers into the mix. Good images and step by step details allow even the most technically retarded to progress in this sport and develope their interest. Well worth the investment, it is a serious addition to any 1:32nd motorsport library. It's "astro"monical!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real handbook it is 18 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
This book is an absolut must for the slotrace enthousiastic who want to get more out of his cars or who wants to enter at club level. Nice and very clear pictures, good advice and the right amount of indepth tips to help anyone optimize his cars for racing and keeping them in good working order for years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brill! 24 Mar 2009
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This is a superb book for the new starter to slot car modelling. If you want to build your own cars, you'll need this book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slot Car Hand Book 30 May 2013
By Mart
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book, so why have I only given it 2 stars. The reason is this the Book is very good but the slot car hobby is huge and it depends on what part of the hobby your interested in. I bouht the book hoping it would show me different ways of powering a two lane home circuit, although it does touch on this subject it dosnt really give a full explanation. I found it also a little light when discussing hand controllers , both these might be too big a subject to cover in a hand book, and the hand book could have been written to only give the reader an outline of what information is available, or it might be that the hobby is growing quicker and mote complex than anyone writing a book of any kind and especially when not writing about just one manufacturer. So the book is a good simple guide, giving a good outline on what is available and a little bit of in depth information on some subjects within slot car racing.

Mart
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any level of expertise 28 Feb 2012
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I bought this book after buying my first Scalextric set to get some tips and background information on different brands, car set-up and other details. Turns out it's probably the best thing you could possibly do, whether you're just getting into slot racing or have been a fan for years.

With plenty of images, advice and knowledge, this book is a must for any slot enthusiast.
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