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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

Tyler Slot Cars
8220 Baylor Drive
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 534-4675

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105' Dadds four-lane roadcourse
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:44 AM

Chris, is this track in your home? I'd like to list the owner in the entry...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Greg, the track is in my garage, but it is a club track. Donations were made by David Berry, Moe Callison, Chris Bess and Chris Tanner.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

Chris,

Thanks for the clarification.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

A few more pictures of our track.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

Really neat track design, Chris. Who came up with it?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

Michael Bloes in the LA area came up with the initial layout using some program that designed layouts for the snap-together plastic tracks. He had me adjust his drawing a bit and cut the pieces from MDF so he could put them together as a flat braided 6x12 two lane layout in his home. I used a picture of that layout just as an example of how I do a Real Racing Line on the slot path to get swing space between the outside lane and wall. It makes a tight little track faster, too.

Anyway... The Tyler boys liked the layout and thought it could be a good balance between a challenging road course and big track tuning course so we went through several design modifications and that's what we came up with. It looks a little like Michael's original idea but it's way different.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Chris,

Thanks for the detailed info. I kinda had an idea that design wasn't sketched on the back of a napkin after a few beers... LOL!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Over the whole process on my CAD system, there actually were more than a few beers involved. :-)
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

LOL!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

Thanks for your good work on the track, Chris. We are very happy with it.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

You're welcome, Chris.

And thank *you*. I love to hear my efforts make my clients happy.

Enjoy!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:11 PM

That is one of the coolest four-lane tracks I have seen yet!

What is the footprint, just in case my plans for my King track fall apart.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

That's 14' 2" by 25' 3" or so. The upper right hand turn (T3) is inset a bit from the overall length.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:37 PM

That baby looks AWSOME!!! Nice job, guys - love it!!
She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:47 PM

I said it previously somewhere else, but the track is faster than at first it looks. The first target times I was quoted was around 4.9 for a Flexi/GTR (Saleen, Corvette, Dodge Viper, etc.) and a 5.1 or so for a Retro Can-Am.

Once everyone had showed up for the race on the 4th, the fast guys pushed it all the way down to a 4.3x for the Flexi and 4.8x (I think) for the Retro Can-Am.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

A track you have to drive, not a punch bowl... sweet! Great job!
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:02 AM

Very cool track.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:36 AM

Nice!!! 

 

I also like the 330P cut-out under the fan! Where in the world did you get that?


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:17 PM

Hi Dave,

You can get the Ferrari wall decal HERE.
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:31 PM

That's going on my Christmas list! 

Thanks.
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