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Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:57 pm
by stoo23
Hi guys and Gals, a New RC and Slot facility is now running at Long Jetty, called Highway Hobbies,..

see here; http://www.highwayhobbies.com.au/

Definitely worth a 'Look' especially to allthose living on the NSW Central Coast !!

Wayne Bramble is currently working there and in the process of setting up the Slotting side of things.

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:13 pm
by Timmy Tyler
stoo23 wrote:Wayne Bramble is currently working there and in the process of setting up the Slotting side of things.


It's gonna be real shiny, if that's the case. Anything Wayne touches turns out shiny, clean and stylish!

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:23 pm
by stoo23
Well,..having had a quick look around the other day,..it is Already Super Neat, Clean and as you say,..'Shiny' as it is !!,..So Wayne should just 'Fit right in' !!,..lol

:D

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:44 am
by stoo23
Things have 'developed' at Highway Hobbies.

After being turned into a Small Lake the other evening, when due to the Freak weather, the lower part of the Shop and the Complete RC Carpet racing area was under about 2 to 4 inches of water !!!

The other thing, is that they have purchased the Larger of the Two tracks and various shleves and display cases etc that were at Slotshed at Tuggerah and in fact, helped out this morning, along with Wayne, Jake and Wayne, loading, it up from Shane's and unloading and 'placing' it appropriately at the New Shop.
We Had to cut some of the larger more difficult to manage pieces this morning to make them Man-Handleable, especially at the other end of the journey.
It all seemed to go pretty smoothly, with No Damage and so Should go back together relatively easily.

Wayne intends to re-paint the surface, Sides and Legs etc and be wiring it up Next week, so Should be Up and Running pretty Soon.

They intend to get some Regular Club Racing happening soon as well, which I am Sure Wayne will provide details of soon.

Cheers,
:)

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:31 pm
by stoo23
Well,..Wayne B and his happy little band of helpers Have been busy, getting the Track back Up and Running in it's New location.

Wayne rang to invite myself to a 'Free' test and run on the Newly,..almost Completed track last night.
Many of the guys that regularly raced on the Track when it was at SlotShed were there, as well as a few of the HSC regulars, that like myself also Live on the Central Coast.

There are still a few relatively minor Details to finish prior to Club Racing starting in the Next week or two, but it was certainly given quite a work out last night, with a Wide variety of different cars being run. Traction was Very good on the New Surface and the direction of Racing has changed as well, which means IF you regularly race at HSC, you do NOT Have to change your Lead Wires over to be running in the 'Right Direction' !!!,...Yay !!! :D

All in all, the facility is large, clean and Airy and has very Keen and friendly staff/owners.

Currently they have a Very Healthy group of RC Carpet racers that meet and race there regularly and one can only imagine that there will soon be a similarly healthy group of local Slotters,..in fact atleast Two interested groups of Newcomers, just dropped in 'For a Look' last night and had some fun with the 'Rental Cars' whilst I was there.

The shop is easily found and well located, virtually in the middle of Long Jetty shops and is on the Left side of the road, just after the main set of traffic lights as one is heading towards The Entrance.

Knowing Wayne, I am sure it Won't be long until he has Both a good group of Local racers and Club and Intertrack races up and running.

The Track is Fast and would be Fun to race on I'd venture with many of the Cars/classes currently being run on Both tracks at HSC.
Anyway,..great to see another Slot car track 'Survive' to live another day and hopefully to provide many Locals with some good Simple FUN.

Best wishes and Good Luck to All involved and a Big Thanks to All that Helped get it all Up and running!!

Some Pics of the New Facility are presented below,...
Cheers
:)

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:02 pm
by SlotBaker
Looks good.
I'm sure Wayne will get the place jumping.
:)

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 am
by FC RACING
Love that Black surface

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:36 am
by chadly
looks like a good track for "scale" cars too!

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:53 am
by coaltrain
looks big enough to have a drag strip

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:54 pm
by stoo23
:) :D :D

Yes,.. in theory,... although I think with the way it is setup now,..perhaps Not.

The side wall of the building, although definitely Long enough, actually has a Door in it, that Is used.
Past that door Could be OK, I'd guess,... although, once again, things as 'Placed' for RC racing and Control, Would Have to be re-arranged.

Mind you,..I Have 'heard Talk' of a Drag Strip,... in 'Another' Centre,..Yet to be established.
:)

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:52 pm
by ozproducts
Hi Guys, Don't forget when you go on holidays on the great Central Coast to bring your cars and race at Highway Hobbies
389 The Entrance Rd
Long Jetty
43326001
Wayne Bramble

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:48 am
by stoo23
Please Note;

This Track/Raceway has Closed.

Re: Highway Hobbies Long Jetty

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:39 pm
by dwellem
Bugger!