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Engineer builds lifelike slot cars with steering and suspension [w/video]

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Oct 31st, 2012 at 12:30PM

If idle hands are the devil's playground, idle engineers are a field day of awesome. Gareth Jones is a mechanical engineer with a penchant for slot cars, and when his child grew to an age to appreciate scale cars whirring around a plastic track, he did what any responsible father would do: he went out and bought a new Scalextric set. While Jones found the new cars to be much more detailed and accurate than the models he had known from the '70s, he was frustrated to find models like a '69 Dodge Charger handled just as well as an F1 car. At some point, he decided to right that wrong on his... Read More

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