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#51 mrtc4w

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 10:19 AM

The Tubbie is no longer for sale or the track?

Please contact me off line @
mruiz2@columbus.rr.com

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:40 AM

Glad you're keeping it for now. We need to get you some newer Tomy track in there, dude!!!
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

I have an orange one where the track was replaced with AFX snap-lock track, but it is in storage for now.

I know that there was a hobby distributer in North Reading, MA, A.J. Gonsalves, that used the tub that I own as a mold to make several others in various colors. He used a fiberglass shop in Nashua, NH, to make the tubs and would supply the buyer with Tomy track to make the layout.

This was in the early '80s and he was selling them for, I think, $600 for just the tub and track.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:10 AM

Guys,
The fiberglass base that is at Modelville Hobbies ia a very rare bird. I know of only one other that presently exists in Colorado. The base and original wood and braided track was made by Stan Englman for Car Model Magazine in 1970. The track was advertised around May or June of 1970 in the magazine. The very first one or two advertisments were a little different than the later advertisments. The two tracks had minor differences. The Modeville track in the later version.

Peter Lentros actually owned the Modeville Car Model Track. It was only stored at Modelville. It was purchased from Richies Hobbies in Springfield, MA. Over the past 20 years plus, Peter was asked by many H O drivers to sell the track. Peter refused. He planned on restoring it himself. I called Peter around June of 2009 and made an offer to buy the track base It was not until Peter saw my H O Nuvolari that he knew I was the guy who should own the Car Model Track. It should be noted that when Peter first purchased the track over 20 years ago, it had all the wooden braided pieces. Unfortunatly, we think an employee accidently threw away the original track pieces.

I purchased the track base from Peter. I do consider the track as owned by both of us. The base is now being restored and repainted. The two major problems with the original track was the original leg pedestals and the wooden braided track. The pedestals were too small for proper support so Richies Hobbies did away with them and installed regular table legs. The second problem was that many H O cars did not work well with the braid rather than track rail.

Since we were now missing the original track pieces, it was difficult to have copies of the track made. Fortunatly, over time, while stored, dust accumulated on the fiberglass when the track was on the base. The dust crusted from moisture in the room and formed a perfect outline of the track suface

Peter brought in a engineering firm to scan the track and develop a 3d CAD model on a disc. We are currently making up templates for the track. As soon as we establish that the templates are correct, we will then have a C&C machine cut out the track pieces. The pieces will be then shipped to Escondito, CA. were Brad Bowman will hand route and rail the track. The track needs to be hand routed because of the 37 degree bank. I think there are photos of the fiberglass on this siteunder Ameican Sovereign arrives in Ashland or under a heading about Modelville Hobbies moving. Thanks,
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:23 AM

A photo of the Car Model Official H O Competition fiberglass tub base can be seen on this site when you go to the Starting Line, General Slot Racing. Under American Sovereign/Purple Mile arrives in Ashland, go to fram # 125 submitted by LenJet.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:02 PM

I have an orange one where the track was replaced with AFX snap-lock track, but it is in storage for now.

I know that there was a hobby distributer in North Reading, MA, A.J. Gonsalves, that used the tub that I own as a mold to make several others in various colors. He used a fiberglass shop in Nashua, NH, to make the tubs and would supply the buyer with Tomy track to make the layout.

This was in the early '80s and he was selling them for, I think, $600 for just the tub and track.


Bob, I remember that very well , I used to frequent Gonsalves quite a bit up until about the early 90s.;) Not to get off topic but, what ever happened to them? I tried to get a hold of them a couple years back, and I guess they are no longer in business . To bad, It was a great place and I used to give them alot of business.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:18 PM

Vic, I recall A J Gonsalves well. They carried a full line of hobby shop supplies & model kits in addition to slot cars when I lived in the area 1969-1978. Most hobby shops had closed by then, but they were still selling slots when Queen City Speedway opened in Manchester in 1996. About 5 or 6 years ago Gonsalves sold out to Peter Adamo, the owner of Danbury Raceway. He set up USA Raceways Distributing, also in Danbury, CT, & still sells slots.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Bill, I know of USA Distributing, but I never knew they had bought out Gonsalves.


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:58 PM

Here is one with a history . :laugh2:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item45f6695029
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:40 PM

Here is one with a history . :laugh2:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item45f6695029




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Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

Does anyone know how much that Tubbie on E-Bay sold for?



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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:02 AM

$0.00


DIdn't sell


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Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:27 PM

Thanks Mike

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:57 PM

Beautiful track. Merry Christmas Dennis :)
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

Guys,
Sorry to get off the subject . Peter Lentros of Lentros Engineering and associated with Modelville Hobbies in Ashland Ma. is having a 1/24 scale style American Sovereign aka Purple Mile built in H O 1/64th scale. Peter just recently posted pictures of the original Purple Mile that he has been restored by Gerding/Silky this past week for Modelville. This Purple is the original prototype Purple and may be the only one left in the world. Please take a look at these photos of the Purple and you can see why I'm pretty excited about a H O Purple Mile. To see photos go to General Slot car Racing. The post is under American Sovereign/Purple mile in Ashland. Go to post # 174 for pictures.

Also, this Ashland location is were my H O 1970 Official Car Model Magazine fiberglass based track is being restored and will be it's home.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:40 PM

Slot & Wing Hobbies in Rantoul Illinois had a yellow tubbie which was sold in the 80's some time. Their other store in Champaign Illinois had an orange one which when sold went to either Chicago, or Colorado somewhere. I've heard rumors of another orange one in the area but haven't found anything yet. IF there is and it is possibly for sale, I will make it mine!
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

Slot & Wing Hobbies in Rantoul Illinois had a yellow tubbie which was sold in the 80's some time. Their other store in Champaign Illinois had an orange one which when sold went to either Chicago, or Colorado somewhere. I've heard rumors of another orange one in the area but haven't found anything yet. IF there is and it is possibly for sale, I will make it mine!


My ex-brother-in-law was stationed at Chanute AFB. When we would visit them I would ride to the base with him, he would drop me off near Slot & Wing hobbies. When they opened I would spend all day there until he got off work. That was the first Tubbie I ran on. They had a lot of NOS stuff there. I kept in contact with them for a while until the Dad passed away. He was selling me the stuff real cheap. The Daughter found out and quit selling to me. That was the place I got my first Specialty Chassis car, the yellow coupe. At that time it was a rocket!

Thanks for the memories!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:35 AM

One sold recently on ebay for buy it now 3,600.00

Does anyone know how much that Tubbie on E-Bay sold for?



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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

My ex-brother-in-law was stationed at Chanute AFB. When we would visit them I would ride to the base with him, he would drop me off near Slot & Wing hobbies. When they opened I would spend all day there until he got off work. That was the first Tubbie I ran on. They had a lot of NOS stuff there. I kept in contact with them for a while until the Dad passed away. He was selling me the stuff real cheap. The Daughter found out and quit selling to me. That was the place I got my first Specialty Chassis car, the yellow coupe. At that time it was a rocket!

Thanks for the memories!

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Cap was awesome! I started going in there in 1969 and spent a lot of time in there up until they closed. My daughters marshall both the Tubbie and the 1/24th track whne they were old enough to rach the cars. Cahnces are good Marty we may have raced together at one time. I collected a lot of pit boxes when the guys stationed at Chanute would ship out.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

Cap was awesome! I started going in there in 1969 and spent a lot of time in there up until they closed. My daughters marshall both the Tubbie and the 1/24th track whne they were old enough to rach the cars. Cahnces are good Marty we may have raced together at one time. I collected a lot of pit boxes when the guys stationed at Chanute would ship out.


What a great way to collect cars!! I'll bet there were a lot of guys that didn't want to carry that stuff with them!

I went there early to mid 70's.

Didn't they have a track on base too?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

Guys ,

If anyone knows anyone looking for a Tub Track. Mine is for sale in NJ 4.000.00.

Thanks John F


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:52 PM

Villa Capri hobby shop in northern Kenosha, Wisconsin had an orange tub track in the '60s. No idea what happened to it whether discarded or put into storage. The two 1/24th tracks were gone the last time I was there (30+ years ago). Possibly someone in the area might have more current information if the track survived.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

I had one loaned to me for a short time but he needed it back to put a new more modern routed road base in. This one was done many years ago and had tall rails that I trimmed down but still needed lower rails.
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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:12 AM

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