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#151 alainprost22

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:42 AM

Rick ..   Use it in the best of health.  Gary did a wonderful job.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

I'm soooo jealous!  Awesome track and great hobby room.  Enjoy it!


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

Thanks guys! :)

 

I'm looking forward to being able to get accurate lap time on the cars as their being tuned and "hopped up".

 

Gary showed me how to apply a light spray glue to the track. Of course modern tires work great on the "Loaner" Cheetah-Falcon cars. My old school piles with Paul's Urethane tires work fantastic too.

 

Lots of fun ahead me thinks :D

 

BTW: is Charlie carrying a mouse? LoL!

 

 

In big Charlies defense, he's asked me to let everyone know his extended stomach is not normal. You see, Charlies little sister Tiny, our 7 pound mini cat, was hiding under the bedspread the whole time Gary was setting up the track. Charlie ate all her breakfast and lunch. :laugh2:

 

Tiny's OK with the track now though :good:

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:23 AM

Rick, have you taken any time to eat, sleep, shower, go to the bathroom, etc since you got the track? :sarcastic_hand: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:50 AM

Hi Doug,

 

I'm always looking at it. Walking around it, running my hand along the smooth white painted walls. "She's purdy!"

 

I really need to get my display cases wall mounted and unpack my cars so I can drive them.

 

But first, I need to get going on my R&C "entry". Jairus and Pablo will be done before I get started if I don't get my butt in gear!


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

Don't worry too much Rick, Team Pittman are staring at an empty pit area too :shok: you aren't gonna be last ,no Sir !

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:44 PM

Rick what is your track surface finish?


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

Hi Mike,

 

The builder said it's a high gloss 2-part epoxy paint.

 

Rick


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:38 PM

Beautiful track..... now check out SCC controller holders or just make your own.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

I have them on my track, they work great.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Good deal guys. I made the right choice then :)

 

I've already got the holders and just need to stop building cars and install them :crazy:


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:45 PM

Okie Dokie, I've finally installed my controller holders. I color keyed the lettering to match the lane color :dance3:

 

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I also, FINALLY, wall mounted my acrylic display cabinets. Here's an interesting picture of 2 empty units reflecting the camera flash a zillion times off the mirrored back:

 

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Here a more conventional shot:

 

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Here's what needs to fit in the cases. I've sold off all but a half dozen of my 1/32 "plasticars" and about half of my 1/24 scratch builts:

 

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The twin cases hold my inline cars. I've arranged them by period. The earliest cars are on the top left and they get newer as you go do down and to the right:

 

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A third case on the other side of the room has my anglewinders.  I kept are my PdL and Tony P tribute cars, a pair of Mike and Bill Steube inspired cars and a couple of Oakland Speedway racers. Time to build some more: :D

 

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One the bottom shelves are a half dozen "modern" cars from my racing days, a modern Tony P built "Starship" and a Rodney built Modified.

 

Time to build more cars!

 


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:14 PM

Looking good--you're getting very organized!! Congrats!!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

The track looks Awesome !!! :shok:

Best fit ... fast home track in the space available.

Congrats ! :good:


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:12 AM

That's so awesome Rick!   Congratulations on a fantastic track as well as a fantastic display of your cars!

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thanks for chiming looking in guys. It's finally coming together.

 

It was interesting for me to finally unpack my cars and see what I decided to keep. About half of them were sold to pay for the track.

 

I guess I have a fondness for the early, pre-anglewinder cars. I have 9 R&C sports-GT cars in this case already: :wacko2:

 

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Many of the cars have goofy rear tires as their "real" tires are in the refrigerator.

 

Anyhow, I'll finish up a few more R&C cars and then I'm itching to build some anglewinders. I've got a TonyP MAR article that's really cool and Dennis Samson sent me some neat goodies for an early AW project car........

 

So many slot cars to build and so little time!


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

Boy, that might be the world's best race room! Really first class!
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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

Some real beauties sitting in those cases Rick :good: Remember reading some of the build threads, although the R&C cars are awesome there's something about those Pro Anglewinders too :D



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

Looking great Rick. :good: But are you sure you want a bunch of grubby slot car racers in your house? :laugh2:  :dance4:


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

Thanks, but so far I'm on my own. There's no interest in vintage slot cars around here. :unknw:

 

It is wonderful to be able to turn around from my workbench and immediately test. :)


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

It is wonderful to be able to turn around from my workbench and immediately test

 

 You nailed it with that statement, Rick.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

Nice track, looks like you will have to root around and find all those 3 tooth pinions you've been tossing in the junk bin.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

a was going ask about the tires for the cars in the display case. i would display my cars but i dont want to have them dry out and flat spot.

 

could you explain the tires in the fridge. is it like the same as batteries lol. i have mine in there canisters in a zip lock bag.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:52 PM

Mark, I can't answer for Rick, but what I did was put a short piece of wood dowel under each rear end to keep the rear tires in the air, and at the same time, level the car to compensate for the guide flag raising the front ends.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

Hi guys,

 

I'm still gearing my new builds as if I were setting the cars up to run on Eddie's commercial tracks. They can get up a pretty good head of steam on my track as the bank is almost an extension of the straightaway.

 

As for tires, I don't know if this is the "best" thing to do but I store all my "foam" tires in those air tight plastic tubes. The tubes are marked to identify what's in them. Then they they get grouped by type ("Russkit Wheels". "3/32 Wheels" and "1/8 Wheels") and put in gallon zip lock bags. The bags go into the fridge.

 

The cars in the display cases that don't run on silicone or urethane tires have their tires replaced with some sort of "display tire". The Iso Grifo is just sitting on it's belly with 4 old spur gears in place of tires :laugh2:


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Gearing and traction are both issues I've had to address as I try to run "commercial" type (1/32) cars on my home track.  A lap on my track is about 45' and it's 1/32nd only with some very sharp turns.

 

I finished it with a marine high-gloss polyurethane that looks and feels bitchen but I just can't get sponge to perform on it (glue is banned).  I've converted my cars to urethane tires from Paul Gage in Canada and have been happy with these so far.

 

With 64 pitch gears, I am as low as I can go with a spur that clears - that means a 7 tooth pinion and 39 or 40 spurs.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Wow!  Now that is some "museum" Rick!

 

Simply wonderful!   Happy Holidays Rick to you and the family.

 

We'll see you at Eddies next year perhaps?

 

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

I've made a few improvements. The "compter" keyboard, mouse and power supply were just sitting on old plastic storage bins....
 

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Drivers station with temporary supports for the power supply and "compter screen":
 
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............I had some simple stands made from white melamine:

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The keyboard and mouse were a pain to try and use under the track. I had a neato pull out shelf for the "compter" keyboard and mouse made with self closing drawer glides:

 

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Now if there just others who loved vintage slot cars in Southwestern Oregon I'd be all set! :unknw:


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 08:15 PM

:good:


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:01 PM

Most excellent, Rick.

 

If I was anywhere close to you, I would join you for some fun!


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

Looks like the Hillclimb at Minks Memorial/Ted's Raceway in Bloomington, IL. Someone just left it in the dryer too long :P.

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

LOL  :D  Yup, a hillclimb style squeezes a bit more track into my small space.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:30 AM

I received a track drawing from Brian at Ogilvie Custom Tracks:

 

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Compare it to Gary Gerding's drawing:

 

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I like the way Gary pushed the "finger" under the "bank" slightly to increase the length of the straights leading into and out of the "finger".

 

I know It is long past what has transpired but seeing as you posted a negative comment about Brian and our company I will return the favour to you. We are called Steve Ogilvie Custom Tracks because that is what we do. If you did not like the plan Brian drew up, you could have asked him to make changes and send a new drawing. But I guess because he did not guess what you wanted straight out of the box, he was not a "stand up guy " like Gary Gerding. I could add 4 more initials to this post, but I won't.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 07:50 AM

Hmmm....... jumping in where I'm not needed: Saying "I like the way Gary...." isn't exactly posting something negative about Brian and your company. Jus' sayin'.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 08:01 AM

While we are jumping in where we are not needed, let me say that my dealings with Brian Crosby were always excellent. I worked on  a home track design with him and ended up buying two used tracks from him and the process could not have been more satisfying. An absolute stand up guy.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:27 AM

I think Rick made it clear in post #45 it came down to pricing and delivery charges, not the initial designs submitted by the builders. We are fortunate to have such talented people who still build slot car tracks. I live in Southern California so I had Arizona based Bob Scott (Cruzin Bob) build a home track for me and I couldn't be happier.

 

Sometimes it just comes down to location of the builder and the customer as delivery and installation charges can play a major role in the final cost of the project.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:13 AM

I think this thread is drifting off-topic in a direction it doesn't need to go. 

 

Who builds the best tracks or which track builder seemed easier to deal with during a particular purchase is not IMO not the purpose of this thread.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:16 PM

Awesome track, Rick!! Wish I had one like that in my house.


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