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#51 Dennis David

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

"Track to be installed in my living / dining room"

Nice to see you have your priorities right. LOL

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

Right Jim. My track is for my pleasure and I love vintage. I don't think vintage tracks had steel braid???? Perhaps modern cars will end up running here too, but not with magnets. The most fun I had personally when I was fooling with 1/32 plasticars was running them on a wood track without magnets and with the Korrect tires for the track.

 

Anyway, I'm sure not planning on running any magnet cars. In fact I have 2 large storage bins full of plasticars that I'll be putting on eBay soon. So regular braid is OK.

 

Dennis, when we first looked at our house the original owner who built it 8 years ago, had added a wall to seperate the combined living room - dinning room into one large room she used for quilting. When I saw it I said SLOT CAR ROOM AND TRACK!

 

I've got my workbenches and parts storage at the far end:

 

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And space for my track behind:

 

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"I love it when a plan comes together" :)


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

No wonder you turn out such works of art!!! With all those parts to rumage through and such a cool work bench :D

Plus space for an awesome track too... *heaven*

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

Rick I want your hobby room..... Love it.
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:25 AM

Right I remember the workbench, top notch. Plastic cars with weight and rubber tires work great on wood.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

I love the workbenches too. All my junk fit into the drawers. There is no way I thought it would all fit but it did:

 

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The drawers glide open with just finger pressure on ball bearing rollers. They open ALL the way. Now all my hand tools are not scattered all over the bench top:

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:17 PM

where did those benches come from?


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

They're not cheap

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

The cabinets are by Lista. They're what was used all over by my former employer. I told myself that when I retired I would get Lista benches for myself. The prices paid didn't see to crazy, pricey but not really crazy. But, those were Federal Government bulk prices. The price I had to pay as a mere mortal doubled. :shok:

 

They cost almost as much as my home track :dash2: But boy, they are really nice.

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

They beat Harbor Freight out!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:57 PM

Gary Gerding just got back from the NATS and emailed me:

 

"Hi Richard,

Your track is progressing nicely and is on schedule.
I'll send some pics later this week......"

 

Pictures soon!

 

WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

Sounds like great news. Now the days will seem longer and longer until the track arrives.  :laugh2:


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:22 PM

Are you sure it's for you?

 

"Hi Richard,

 

Apart from your wife, does anyone else ever call you Richard?? :)

 

Good news!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

Richard is probably on my PayPal payments Gary's has been getting :laugh2:


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:25 PM

Most excellent news Rick ! :D soon all your works of art can blast round the banking!!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

Usually when I hear "Richard..." (or "Mr. Moore...") it is usually followed by "...do you know how fast you were going?"  :pardon:

 

Great news, and all us envious guys like me can't wait to see the pics too!



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

Richard is probably on my PayPal payments Gary's has been getting :laugh2:

 

As long as your Social Security checks are not going straight to Gary..... ^_^


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

Someday a ragged old hobo pushing a shopping cart full of old slot cars will show up at your door, Rick.

That will be me ! :laugh2: :crazy:


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Hey Pablo, you're always welcome!

 

Hey guys, I need your opinions on "Loaner Cars" and controllers for my track. I want to have something on hand in case a neighbor or acquaintance drops by and wants to try out the track. The cheaper the better for loaners.

 

I'd like to buy them from PCH Parts Express or Mid America or?????

 

Any help would be much appreciated!


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

Greg Gilbert did exactly that recently for his Gerding.  Complete set of controllers and cars.

If you want, send me a PM and I'll give you his phone #


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

I would think some JK Cheetah 11 or X25 frames with the JK pre-painted and stickered bodies would be ideal. The range is huge, so you could choose the body style you like or think would appeal to your guests.

 

For controllers, probably the Professor Motor 2100 would be a reasonable choice. To my mind, resistor controllers are not that good with people who are learning and tend to run with a single throttle position for extended periods. I use the older Prof Motor diode versions as my "house" controllers, but they are no longer available. The 2100 can be had in a number of handle colors too, so it is possible to match the controller to the lane.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:16 PM

You've got a good point about the controllers Dennis. The price of the PM 2100 is a little more than I'd hoped but I guess you really do get what you pay for.

 

I forgot to mention that my power supply is variable so I can dial down the voltage to slow the cars down if need be.

 

I would like to get RTR cars that are good to go out of the box. I was looking at the selections here:

 

PCH RTR CARS

 

MID-AMERICA RTR CARS

 

What do you guys think?


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

I'd go with the Parma whisper jets, mainly just because they don't have gears to get damaged. Get one of the COT's and one of the Challengers(kids would dig this body more probably).


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

You could also build your own "womp" cars easily enough for newbie "loaner" cars.  I built 1/32 Hot Rods for my track--and painted them in the lane colors--Red White Blue Yellow!! Makes it easy for the drivers to remember which lane their in.  Also---the FCR cars would work good for this as well. :)


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:54 PM

Rick, Check out the retro bodied JK cars.  They come in both the 7 and 21 chassis.  The 21 may be the way to go as they handle quite well right out of the box.

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