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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...

trackunk.jpg

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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