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#1 neilped1

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

I just purchased this large club track but need to partially dismantle so I can take it down the stairs from a loft its in.
Construction is 12' 2 x 6 running along back width and another 12' 2x 4 running along width 3' back from front.
1x2 and 2x2 stringers but not so organized to make a clean cut . I'm thinking of cutting down the 12' length just behind the garage area. Makes 2ea. 3 x 12 sections.

I also wonder if I should just cut into 3 x 6 sections instead. or 2 6 x 6 sections. Take a look.

Any suggestions most welcome.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

All you CAN do is look for the LEAST point of destruction to attack it with a circular saw....

Been there, done that.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Yeah--without seeing the table construction--- you have to go between the least amount of "stringers and support boards as possible. And-- create the best "sizes" for transport you can. BTW Neil--- if you need a "car trailer" for transportation--I at least have one of those.
Tim

BTW--the track does NOT look too good for racing---too many questionable marshalling areas!! It's not fun to marshall in a race with "grabbers"??
She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Tim,

Thanks for the trailer offer as I might move it this weekend. I hear you ( and didn't think ) about marshalling, I just liked the realistic looking switchbacks and layout. Maybe I re-do the back section for easier access. Suggestions will be helpful.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

All you CAN do is look for the LEAST point of destruction to attack it with a circular saw....

Been there, done that.


Thanks for the encouragement !

Well it took a Circular Saw and Sawzall to get the separation job done. Front section of track went well, the rear 3 ' needed some reconstruction, but easily accomplished.
Now for the fun stuff of getting it out of the loft and moving to my house.
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