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by Speedster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have different rules although they are very similar. Our Pack happens to race Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts but they each race on different days. The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts do not race each other. What we have is a Girl Scout belongs to both a Girl Scout troop require...
by Speedster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Loud2ns, Thanks for your thoughts. I think it's going to be difficult to tell a scout who wears the uniform and was invited to belong to that group that only she cannot participate in one of the activities. I sense a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America coming if that happens. It seems to me it...
by Speedster
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

We have a Girl Scout who has joined our Cub Scout Pack. She happens to be the daughter of our Pack leader and the guy who runs our Pack and District Pinewood Derby. She and her dad also build very fast cars. Our Pack leader's wife is closely connected to a Girl Scout troop. OK. She wears a Cub Scout...
by Speedster
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times-Vol.18
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Pinewood Derby Times-Vol.18

Howdy Racers, I like to share with everyone things that make me laugh. The latest Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 5, November 28, 2018, has an educational Feature Article. I urge you to read it. Here's the thing I can't quit smiling about. The name of the Feature Article, "I BOUGHT STUFF FROM...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Something vintage to share
Replies: 56
Views: 14061

Re: Something vintage to share

Congratulations rwburbage, on what you are going to do. Might we get pictures of the track and timing system when you have it completed? I think you will have One of a kind.
Best wishes.
by Speedster
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Something vintage to share
Replies: 56
Views: 14061

Re: Something vintage to share

Hi there, rwburbage. Welcome to derby talk. You've been a quiet gentleman the past 2 years. There is a picture of a Pinewood Derby track in the Cub Scout Leader, How To Book, 1987 Printing, and it sold for $6.50. I emailed you a copy of the track. If you are unable to make out all the fine print on ...
by Speedster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 101443

Re: How to post a photo

Howdy Gramps,
I'm very familiar with electric cars. Might we see some pictures of all the cars that raced?
by Speedster
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

Reducing the size of the wheel bore would actually work against some of our builds, though I suppose I could grind the axle down. We are required to have the wheels sit straight up and down and square to the block. Our rear wheels and Right Front wheel are riding on a nail with 1 1/2 degrees of camb...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

All good ideas. Maximum Velocity already has the perfect nail (for me) with his 4094 nail. Unfortunately, the head is not a perfect match to the BSA nail but if that were the BSA nail everyone would be the same. Let me quickly say, "I do not like the blunt end of anyones nail". I know, I know, Randy...
by Speedster
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 497

BSA Wheels and axles

I'm going to take a guess. It appears wheels change about every 10 years. Somewhere near, 1986, 1999, 2009, and we are now very close to 2019. Someone always seems to know something. Are we going to get some new wheels that come out of new molds, lighter, more streamlined, and I'll be able to buy th...
by Speedster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Do you want fries with that?

Everything looks good to me. Beautiful Job.
by Speedster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Do you want fries with that?

I notice you covered up the axle slots before painting. I'm curious. Where does this little beauty balance?
by Speedster
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Do you want fries with that?

There has been a misunderstanding. Let me try to clarify it without making it more confusing.

Where the car first touches the Pin I called it "The backside of the Pin". My error. When staging a car the car would rest up against "the Front" of the pin.
by Speedster
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Do you want fries with that?

It would be the Backside because the backside is simply a part of the Pin. It would be a disadvantage because the timing lights of today are centered in the middle of the guide strip and the car would need to travel a longer distance before it would set off the light. We simply correct this situatio...
by Speedster
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Narrowing body for Railriding
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Narrowing body for Railriding

VK, I apologize for any confusion I might have caused by writing something that caused you to write your 1st sentence. My intent was focused on the Dominant front wheel and the rear wheel that follows the Dominant front wheel. I understand the narrowing of the body of the car 1/16th of an inch is to...