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by Speedster
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Lovers of Design category
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Lovers of Design category

Do you have this? Erie Council, Northwest District invites 2 cars from each Den for "Design" category and 2 cars from each den for "HIGH TECH DESIGN" category. High Tech design is defined as any car having working lights or a paint scheme that is UV lights reactive. Is the Northwest District the 1st...
by Speedster
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

The holes and actually the tool itself lines up perfectly with the tool made by Derby Worx. The only visible difference is the HL tool is not as smooth and shiny as the Derby Worx tool. I have no idea if the HL tool was made from the same grade of aluminum as the Derby Worx tool. Eagle, a Gentleman ...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

The tools are Derby Worx tools but made in China. Hobby Lobby raised the price but still cheaper because there is no shipping cost. Hobby Lobby has a nice display of the tools but right now the Route 20 store is out of most things that are popular. They sell a wedge block of wood that is identical t...
by Speedster
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

I checked out Hobby Lobby today. They were very low on a lot of Derby things and out on many others. There order is arriving tomorrow the same time we are predicted to get over 11" of snow and freezing rain with high winds. I live about 600 yards from the shores of Lake Erie and if it's a Nor Easter...
by Speedster
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Derby Magic Bluetooth Timers
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Derby Magic Bluetooth Timers

I agree 100%. We always use the KISS method. As my Computer Genius Brother Joe once said to me, "Electronics are Great when they work".
Boy, Oh Boy. The Pinewood Derby is no time to be having any kind of a problem.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Thank you. That is very valuable information.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Critique my Rail-riding explanation
Replies: 15
Views: 5009

Re: Opinions Wanted: Critique my Rail-riding explanation

Good Morning, Everyone This is a Great Topic. I especially like Vitamin K's post on Monday January 25, 2016, 10:28PM. I love the Physics of the Pinewood Derby. I enjoy reading everyone's opinion on how to make a block of wood with some plastic wheels go down a hill fast using gravity. I respect ever...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

OK, I have received my answer - Almost. Thank you, Kindintentions. The Pine Car Axle Slot Jig, $13.99 is the Derby Worx tool, "Pro-Body tool Axle Drilling Guide." The picture of the Axle slot jig was angled so I could not tell if the hole for a raised wheel was at the other end. There is no mention ...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Eagle, you might be correct and perhaps some day we'll find out. I have never seen that tool in any of the Big Box stores. Our scout shop does not carry that tool. I have not been to Hobby Lobby yet so maybe they do carry that tool. I'll email Kindintentions and perhaps my curiosity will be satisfied.
by Speedster
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

I still do not know what you mean by Axle slot jig. Would this be the tool that Derby Worx calls the "Pro Axle Guide" or perhaps the "Pro-Body tool axle drilling guide"? The nail can easily be checked with a caliper. If you don't have a caliper, Harbor Freight sells them at a very reasonable cost.
by Speedster
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Update 2019 results - Still need assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: Update 2019 results - Still need assistance

Yep, there is a better way. Lets forget about League racing completely. I bend all my nails at 1 1/2 degree with that $75.00 axle bender. Rear wheels are set with Negative cant. If you are going to drill holes, drill them in as straight as possible. Some folks put a pin or tack in the front of the c...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

I'm going to guess that Roadway Racers is nothing more then a Trademark for Hobby Lobby stores. The products are all probably made in China which doesn't make them bad. What do you mean by "Axle slot jig? What is the same tool called by Derby Worx? What is your main concern? We have a Hobby Lobby st...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Update 2019 results - Still need assistance
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: Update 2019 results - Still need assistance

Did you polish your wheel bores with Novus 2 and an extra fluffy pipe cleaner or one of the other polish rods? No graphite needs to be on the outside of the wheel. Graphite should be on any part of the wheel that will touch the guide strip or the nail head. Did you fill each wheel bore with graphite...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Kits are missing wheels and axles (nails)

Go to Maximum Velocity as suggested by Randy. Click on Pinewood Derby Wheels and Axles Scroll down to "MV stock wheels and axles" You will find 18 wheeler set with MV wheels. Nails only, 9 long and 3 standard for $2.95. Tubes of BSA wheels and axles are $2.99 per tube. Let us know if you have any pr...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Carpenters Union Cut Out Clinic
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Carpenters Union Cut Out Clinic

Hi there, Eagle. I know we have discussed workshops outside of Derbytalk. I followed the same Stations we do in Pack 217's workshop with the same displays. The difference is the scouts are simply introduced to what is done to a car following science. They don't actually polish bores, prep axles, use...