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#1 CruzinBob

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:25 PM

New track build for a family personal entertainment center in Pasadena, CA. 24' x 13.5, four-lane on 4.5" centers. Pic shows sidewalls rough cut in. Another day's wood work and paint ready. :)
 
I have been building quite a few home tracks but not posting here cuz I didn't feel like taking time to resize pics... I post all my work on Facebook at Slot Car Racing.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

Very cool track, Bob. Do you scale everything down the same amount or do you have to make some dims to fit?


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#3 CruzinBob

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

I sketch on graph paper (yes, Craig, still ;) ) and then cut pieces accordingly. It's kind of a rough sketch in some ways and track does not always come out exactly as drawing but it is a freakin' race course, eh?!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

Looks really good Bob!!! In Pasadena?? We'll have to get in touch with him when it's done!! :)


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

Just curious how much does a track this size cost to buy?


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

just curious how much does a track this size cost to buy?

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:43 PM

It's good to be the King!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

Bob, can you post the approximate running length on that track?  Thank you kind sir!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

90' lane length. Lanes are within 2" of each other.

RTR track only with steel braid $5k FOB Phoenix AZ.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hey, Bob, are you building this track on site?


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#11 CruzinBob

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:59 AM

Building in AZ, Jay Jae.  ;)


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

Awesome Bob!! Now go crazy & add another finger to the next one! :victory:


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

Progress. Just waiting for braid. Track will be complete by April 2, 2014.

 

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:38 PM

Great job, Bob. Your pinched baby King will become a classic in its own right.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

Wow, Bob! That track is sure looking sweet! :good: :D Excellent work.  :dance3:



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

Track is complete however I am making lane colored plates for drivers panels.

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:05 PM

Looking fast and sweet!


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

Beautiful work! :good:

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:43 PM

Looks really good, Bob!! You've outdone yourself on this one!!

 

If ya like Kings, ya GOTTA love this little version!! Swoopy and FAST!!! :)


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:13 AM

What is the footprint of this track?



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:36 AM

From my first post:

 

"New track build for a family personal entertainment center in Pasadena, CA. 24' x 13.5, four-lane on 4.5" centers."


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:39 AM

Beautiful work Bob! Can this track be built with the deadman not over the main straight? Is that a lot of work to change? How much would standard braid save over that  $5k. When are you going to move to the East Coast? :D


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful work Bob! Can this track be built with the deadman not over the main straight? Is that a lot of work to change? How much would standard braid save over that  $5k. When are you going to move to the East Coast? :D

Thx :) Here's answers to your questions:

 

Yes it can be built without deadman over straight.

 

Yes that would be a lot of work to change.  (After some thought, on an original build it would be an easier build by not laying over straight.  I was thinking you were asking what it would take to change this particular build)

 

Copper braid would be several hundred less.

 

Never ;)


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:13 PM

All I can say is, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful !


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:16 PM

(yes, Craig, still ;) )

 

Haha! LOL


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:30 PM

Pieces in a container can ship most anywhere that a forklift can unload it.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

Sorry, I missed that.  I just look at the pictures.  LOL



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

Pieces in a container can ship most anywhere that a forklift can unload it.

Yeah Larry...but at what cost? For most of us that is the deciding factor...cost of shipping. Plus everyone does not have a forklift available.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 03:43 PM

I dont mind cluttering this thread with talk about shipping...

 

I've tried to find the least expensive way to ship.  Several problems arise. 

 

1.  Classification of the product to ship is a huge multiplier...

2.  "Port to port" ~ meaning I pack up goods and deliver to the freight companies dock for shipment to dock near buyer/receiver.  This means buyer must have a way to get goods to their location and most always is much less $.

3.  Cross fingers load ships undamaged.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

Wow Bob that's an awesome track!! What scale cars is it for?
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:18 AM

Thank you. The lanes on on 4-1/2" centers so 1/24, 1/32 and 1/43 scale cars can run.
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:37 AM

Beautiful track.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:24 PM

We have shipped tracks all over the world .The problem with container shipping is that it has to go on a ship (as in big steel floaty slow thing whatever ) .So when I sold a track in California , I had 2 options : put it in my own truck and drive it there or crate it up and send it by common carrier .Since I had my own truck , I drove to LA and CA destinations about 19 times ? Dont know I lost track .And I lost a lot of time and money driving instead of building tracks .But if I was shipping to the UK , a truck showed up at my shop with a 20' container and 2 hours later a track was on its way via the port of Halifax by rail from Toronto .But when I had to get a track to Halifax could i put on a container and send it by rail ? No sir , drive it yourself. Never made sense then and it still does not now .But we still crate tracks up in Florida and send them any where they need to go .Nice track Bob .


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:02 AM

Wow! I didn't see this.

Complimented by the best Slot Track builder ever was 😉

Thank you Steve!
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