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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

Here's another old track pic snagged from Facebook.

 

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Only info provided was "Dildine's slot car track 1960s".

 

Surely one of the the most banked figure-8 style tracks I've even seen.

 

Any one remember this track or know anything about it?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

I saw a post about that yesterday...  somewhere (?).


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:39 PM

Any one remember this track or know anything about it?


I don't recognize this track, but it appears to be a bicycle shop (bikes on display and front window indicates Bicycles). 
 
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

Just saw a repost of the Facebook item.

The track in post #151 was in Hammond, IN.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:02 PM

Certainly a very unique banked figure 8, a very flowing smooth track by the looks of it. :)

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

Tracks with "HUMPS" not nice at all!!! :shok:  :diablo:
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:55 AM

Not sure exactly when the King left Wonderland. I opened my model shop about a mile or so away in June 1988 and it was shortly after I opened that I got involved in the rescue attempt. I reckon the track was gone by the end of 1988, maybe early 1989 - certainly no later.

 
Afew days ago I paid a visit to Bob at Carkits to get some vintage bits and he was able to shed some light on the fate of the TMR/Wonderland King.

Bob said it was sold to someone in Kent or Surrey (I had previously heard it went to Guildford in Surrey). The new owner came to collect the track and apparently it was in such a bad way that it literally fell apart as they tried to get it down the stairs and into the van so, sadly, it would appear that "The King is dead".
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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

More track pics grabbed from Facebook...

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No ID or info was provided for this not-very-good pic, but that's gotta be one of the longest eight-lane tracks I've ever seen. Guessing it is a temp track set up for an event in Europe, but that just what it is: a guess.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:50 AM

This image was labeled as being in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Guessing it's another temporary set-up for a particular event, most likely in a hotel lobby based on the greenery and what looks to be a registration counter on the left.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

If I squint hard enough, it does appear to say "Minsk slot(?) racing" on the side of the track across from the driver's panel.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

That's what I see too, Tex.

Here's the last one for today, a twisty four-laner that I believe is at the Bolton Slot Car Club in the UK.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

Here's an unusual track at the Northland Racecenter in Neumünster, Germany.

 

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What's so unusual about his track? It's not the design itself, nor the understated and nice scenery....

 

When's the last time you saw a slot car track with five lanes?


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

Hey, track builders like Bob Scott can/will build to your specs depending upon space available.

 

I've dreamed up how I could knock a wall out between the living/dining room and the family room (OK, may require some creative new load-bearing support) to maximize space for a home track. THAT probably won't happen.

 

BUT, after I retire, I CAN envision coaxing Bob to come down here ($!) and put a three-lane 1/32 approximation of Watkins Glen circa 1967 in the living/dining room, complete with some minor elevation changes.

 

Stay healthy for about three more years, Bob!


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:03 AM

I'm way behind in posting some of the many track pics I've saved, primarily from Facebook. I'm going to try to get a bit caught up on posting them this week.

 

Here's a really nice HO track, with much better scenery than one usually sees on a track in that scale. Don't have any info or a location on this one. As always, if you know something about a track I post to this thread, please speak up!

 

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:06 AM

Here's a different view of the Northlands Racecenter track I showed in post #162, giving a better view of the club's facility. Plenty of pit space it sure looks like.

 

Wish we had a club like this near me...

 

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:21 AM

Very nice!


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 04:57 AM

When's the last time you saw a slot car track with five lanes?

 

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The Michigan 24 hour endurance race is run on a track with five lanes.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:19 AM

Thanks for that info, Butch.

 

I can't ever recall seeing a five-lane slot car track in person.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:59 AM

Here's another five-lane track for ya.

This is the "Williamstown Brown" at King Willys Raceway here in Melbourne, Australia.

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It's a 90' lap. It's great fun and always provides tight racing.

We've used it for Retro, Touring Cars, Flexi, F1, and last year we staged a ScaleAuto hour-hour enduro on it.

We are about to run the Aussie Retro Nats on it in November.
 
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

This is the Ballarat Slot Club track here in Victoria, Australia. I think it's a 130' lap. These blokes love their Flexi racing!

I haven't had a chance to race there yet, but I'll get up there soon.
 
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:54 AM

Both nice tracks!


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:05 PM

I have raced on the the track at Ballarat and the bus stop section is very tricky.You definately need a controller that you can adjust the sensitivity on as i used a Parma Turbo 2 ohm controller when I raced there and going through the bus stop it was way too agressive, could not get a good flow through there at all.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:32 PM

The five-lane track looks like a mini Kingleman like at BPR without the bank!! Fun track design!!


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:58 AM

Heres a link to a bracket of "FJ" racing on the Williamstown Brown.
Thanks to Paul Johnson for this video.
 
https://www.facebook...type=2&theater#
 
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They were extremely popular in all forms of 1:1 racing, and have always had a place in Aussie slot car racing.
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Awesome fun!!
 
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:25 PM

Here is a unique track you can own:

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:42 PM

These pics of a unqiue track design were snagged from a post by Russell Martin on Facebook. The text seemed to indicate this was a track located in Corpus Christi. I've sure never seen one like it. Anyone have any info, perhaps how long this track was?

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:59 PM

Russell Martin replies that he was always told it was 175 feet long.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

This track was operational when I re-entered the world of slot cars in 2006, but it went dormant not too long after that... I never got to race on it.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:07 PM

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The HO track you posted in #164, is "Kastleburg*, built by Tom Druckenmiller...
 
I think it's in California, but not positive...
 
More photos at  AFX Racing...
 
Even more...Kastleburg
 
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:29 PM

Since DHORC just completed their 2015 24 hour race, here's a link to the layout...

 

233'+ 8-lane HO le Mans replica 

 

Custom routed by Brad Bowman...


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:35 PM

More super HO tracks... Jason Boye's le Monzaco... Katz Spa Ring...  and more...

 

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:54 PM

Since DHORC just completed their 2015 24 hour race, here's a link to the layout...

 

233'+ 8-lane HO le Mans replica 

 

Custom routed by Brad Bowman...

Awesome race to take part in and superb track !!! Last time I raced on it the track was setup on the floor of the sports hall.. seems they've improved it by placing on tables :D Much more comfy marshalling !!



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:33 PM

WOW!!!---Envious is not a powerful enough word...   I'd love to race there, but probably never will...

 

Chairs for the Marshals is much better than sitting on the floor, I agree...

 

Did you race with Team USA when they won it 3 straight?...   I've seen photos of it being run in a round type of building in a park at some point...

Maybe 200' or less back then...    All Tomy track then, too, I think...

 

Andy & Rob of the Wrun Wragged Team are super people...   Only *met* them through emails and on an HO site a few years ago...  Bought some cars from Rob... 

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:18 AM

1999 Team HORSE @ DHORC 24 hrs

 

Have raced the 24hrs a couple of times :D Winning on the maiden trip .... Was part of a purely UK based team as I was born & raised and still living in the UK at the time. But raced against Team USA and I think it was one of the first years to run on the complete track by Brad :good:



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

How could you see an HO car on that size track?

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:25 AM

How could you see an HO car on that size track?

 

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Surprisingly well actually :D

 

Although as the hours went by it got harder as tiredness crept in :laugh2: Red Bull didn't give you wings but sure helped to keep track of the little things!



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:16 PM

Here's a couple of sectional tracks snagged from Ryan Hirashiki's Facebook timeline. No further info provided, so I have no idea where these two tracks are located.

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Unusual to see a 1/32 sectional track with this much bank. Lots of racing in what seems to be a compact footprint.

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