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#1 CruzinBob

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

Back in '98 I saw a review on OWH for a "fold-up" track system called Quickstart.

http://www.oldweirdh...quickstart.html .

About that time I was talking to Jon of Radd Traxx in Vegas and he was selling them, had one on his wall. I was soooo envious :) When I went to one of the early slot car conventions I was able to see it up close and I wanted to make some just like it ;)

As many quick started production projects come and go, so did this one.

Last May as I was preparing for a summer road trip of mobile track fun, I saw an ad in craigslist for a Quickstart track system and a bunch of beat up equipment. When I got some $, I picked it up. Cheerily :)

As I scanned the track and all its neato construction ideas, I also saw some of it's downfalls. Slot is 3/16" wide....whatthe...braid was extrememly poorly glued and was falling off when I got it. And I just dont understand why they didnt use steel braid ?!

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Track is now operational and I'll be adding some touch ups to make it look better.

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A variation of this design will be in production soon ;)
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#2 Steve McCready

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Cool! keep us posted ! :)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

If the deck is at least 1/2" thick, I would recomend using a dowel drilling fixture to install 1/4" alignment pins to locate the sections better. I did that on a dragstrip a few years ago for portability.
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#4 CruzinBob

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

Follow up notes: 

 

Larry, there was no problem with alignment.

 

I have come to believe that the wider slot is quite a good idea.  It allows for tighter turns without worry of binding guides.  And it does not affect handling.

 

I still have the track and still hope one day to produce something similar.  Such a dreamer ;)


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

The designer of the original track came by the store about a year ago. If you have any questions let us know. I think he is still locked up in the backroom.


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