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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2002
This is a "must have" book for anyone either getting into slot cars or returning to slot cars as an adult. Robert Schleicher has an obvious passion for "true to scale" slot cars and doesn't let that passion get in the way of writing clearly. The book is a great source of information for the home slot car enthusiast particularly for 1/32 scale and to a lesser degree HO. He is not into "hopping up" slot cars and even states that it is more fun to win a race between equally matched cars using luck and skill than to win having the faster car. He does however, cover how to customize and optimize as well as performance match "ready to race" slot cars. The pictures are spectacular while the layouts and cars are worthy of the pictures. The book has quite a few typographical errors but weather you want to collect slot cars, build a detailed layout, both or just assemble your slot car set on the floor and race, this is a great book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2001
If your into 1/32 scale, I guess it would be fine. If your into h.o. scale, the book has nothing to offer. there is only one chapter (four pages) on H.O. and it is not good. [...]
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2001
"Racing and Collecting Slot Cars" is a book for every slot car racer and collector. It's primary focus is HO and 1/32 scale slot cars; however, the information provided applies to all scales. This book is well layed out. Each chapter exploring a specific aspect of these table top racers. The photos (many in color) are EXCELLENT. Best book around on the topic. No book is perfect, but Mr. Schleicher does a great job.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2001
The book Racing and Collecting Slot Cars, is a great buy. It tells you everything there is to know about 1/32 scale slot cars. But not a lot of info on 1/64 scale slot cars. All and all this book is excellent book and highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 4, 2002
Great Book! The book gives super information about the slot car hobby. The information is very basic though, so keep that in mind. Great pictures throughout.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2001
As with his books on Model Railroading, Mr. Schleicher writes in an unfortunate style. He certainly knows what he is talking about, but that is not the problem. He writes as if he invented the hobby; for example his comments on page 9 as to his books being "part of the history of the hobby." It's annoying, but the book is full of good information nonetheless. It might not bother others, it's just that I've also experienced his opinionated style when modeling trains. All in all, the book is useful, if for no other reason than it's the only up-to-date treatment of the hobby I've seen.
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on August 26, 2011
I'm 62 and just getting back into slot car racing with my 40 yearold Revel set. This book is nice and if your are looking for some interesting track layouts for various home set tracks. But it is missing a lot that can easily be found on the internet.
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on June 7, 2013
very good book on the slot cars & how they work and to race them..a good book on the early slot car days good info
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on October 18, 2006
This is a great book. Has lots of tracks and great idea's. I really like it.
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on January 5, 2015
My husband loved it thank you
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