Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to USA

I am back to the States! Now in Virginia Beach, a nice place for holidays , fishing, surfing, ....Virginia is lovers.

Some things have changed, SCX is no longer in Target, ... but I have already found an awesome place with slot cars races every Wednesday (Hobbytown USA in Virginia Beach Boulevard) with really knowledgeable racers...

Keep posted, news and if possible, pictures and videos coming.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Ministry of Hobby: More pictures (II)

The huge slot cars track


The normal and the off-road tracks


And part of the shop

The Ministry of Hobby: More pictures (I)

A picture of the RC track



The three slot cars tracks



And one more of the RC track


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Ministry of Hobby: Getting there


The Ministry of Hobby



At last some good news from Spain. Avant Slot, a spanish slot car maker, has created a new concept of shop/club/running center?. It is called Ministry of Hobby . You have a shop (RC and slot), a big 300" screen to watch live racing events, a small area with vending machines for sodas and coffee, a RC track and three slot tracks. Prices are very competitive (5 Euros per 1 hour in any of the slot tracks, 8 Euros for 2 hours and 11 Euros for all day). It is also very conveniently located between the M40 and the M50, close to the M511 and you can also get there with Metro, from the station Colonia Jardin in Line 10, you take the line to Boadilla and the stop is Ventorro del Cano. The address is Valdemorillo Street in Alcorcon. I will publish some pictures of the place. It is worth it trying. A wonderful place to spend the day racing with friends or with your kids!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The end of Scalextric (in Spain) SCX (in the rest of the world)



The commercial name SCX (Scalextric in Spain, if you want to know why of this strange situation there is an older post explaining about it) is in danger. The owner is the spanish company Tecnitoys, now in the verge of disappearing. Financial problems are not new for it, that is why distribution of SCX was lately in the hands of a big Spanish toymaker (Fabrica de Juguete S.L.U.). This last company is negotiating the acquistion of the commercial name (SCX). The question is if in these difficult times a company new in slots and with a business based upon toys will succeed in a such a difficult market?

New companies are arriving to slot like the japanese Kyosho starting with 1/43 (brand name Dslot http://www.kyosho.com/dslot43/ ). Or maybe, it will be the begining of a new and exciting age for the hobby.



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Slot cars and economic crisis



In times of crisis, hobbies are one of the first things people usually stop and dedicate the money to more important things. It is the right thing to do, but then, what are you going to do with your free time, with those long winter afternoons? Then it is when you think you are smart and decide to buy a piece of junk because it is cheaper... Yes, you know, Carrera, SCX, Scalextric...they are not so cheap, you can´t spend much money, you need it for something else....WRONG ANSWER!!!! You are just sending your money thru the drain. It is time for bold moves, maybe you discover Compact or GO!!! are not just toys, maybe it is time to take bcak all the cars with small problems you kept apart some time ago, or to decide going all the DIY way... It is time to think and use what you have around to keep your hobby up and running and it would be even better if you could share your ideas with everybody else around, it is time for sharing...Xmas is coming!!!






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Saturday, October 1, 2011

SCX new track, original and digital compatible ...


As you already now, SCX used to have a different track for original and digital systems. This made things complicated if you wanted to evolve and improve from the old fashion way of playing to the amazing new one. That problem is completely solved now. SCX has developed a better track and made it compatible for original and digital. They have even made adaptors so you can still use your original tracks with the new one.

This is the original information in www.scx.es

(This is one more reason for buying SCX, one less for NINCO. One of NINCO advantages was its superior track quality and size, now, they are getting closer...do you think so?)



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Awesome web


This is something you must see if you like slot cars, awesome cars made in limited quantities and highly detailed, you won´t be disappointed...

Check it here http://www.hobbyclassic.net/htm/catalogo.htm

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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