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#176 Mbloes

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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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#179 Tex

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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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#183 Steve Ogilvie

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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.

regards,

Dennis


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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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