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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:27 PM

Red track - Professional/commercial wood routed eight-lane 1/24 slot car track - 185 foot Grandstand style Engleman track built by Steve Ogilive.
Track is assembled and in working condition - 52' x 16' footprint. Price: $5,000.
 
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Black track - Professional/commercial wood routed eight-lane 1/24 slot car track - 225 foot Engelman track built by Steve Ogilive - track is smooth and fast!

Track is assembled and in working condition - 60' x 20' footprint. Price: $6,000.

 
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Description of both tracks:

Track sections made of 1/2" MDF, legs are adjustable bolt-on, surface paint latex - plenty grip with foam rubber and spray glue, standard copper braid, rebraiding needed in sections, 4" lane spacing,dead strip for lap counter. 75 amp Rivergate power supply and SRT/PC scoring system included.


Located in Danbury CT, these premium tracks are available to a buyer willing to disassemble, transport, and set up. Please contact by email: danburyraceway@gmail.com.

[Admin note: This ad was reposted from OWH and as far as I know, the seller is not a Slotblog member nor does he visit here. If you have a question or wish more info, use the email address rather than posting here thinking the seller will see your questions.]


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:50 PM

Wow – next to a King – that black Engleman style has always been a favorite of mine.

 

Was fortunate to run on one a few times many years ago. Hope they both go to good homes.

 

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:35 PM

I believe that red track is the Engleman that spent 1996-2010 in Manchester, NH. I've always been told it went to Danbury when Need for Speed closed. Over the years, we ran that track in both directions. When run backwards, it drove like a big road course. While in Manchester, it mainly saw flexis, but we ran wing cars and Eurosports on it, too.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:41 PM

I've emailed the seller asking about the situation with Danbury Raceway, as the Raceway List entry for the facility also shows an orange track. 

 

Wanted to know if the raceway was going to remain open with just the one track or if it had already been sold. If anyone knows, please chime in.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:46 PM

Track is closed, all gone but these two tracks. Distributorship will be closing soon.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:51 PM

Thanks, Jim.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 05:55 PM

Bill,

 

You are correct the red track is from Need for Speed.

 

I have raced on that black track a number of times since it was built. The track has always been in the current location, the original owner had intentions of having a USRA Goup 7 National class track. While the power may not have been up to that standard the track was smooth and very fast when I ran there.

 

I am very sad to see the raceway leave, as there was a track in that area from 1993 until now.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:04 PM

Does anyone care to:

 

*Take apart those two tracks?

 

*Load them into a truck or shipping container?

 

*And optionally... bring them to California?

 

Or we can set a time for the trailer or shipping container to be left at location for loading. Several trucking firms will gladly bring the trailer to us.

 

Please submit any bid you with to make at your convenience. We would prefer you have track moving experience.

 

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:06 PM

The larger of the two tracks would be so well suited for Group 27 races.  Or maybe Group 12/20 NASCAR?


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 07:41 PM

"as far as I know, the seller is not a Slotblog member nor does he visit here"

 

Maybe if this was not the case circumstances would have been different. Just sayin'.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:44 PM

Raced for a few years on the black track and it is a fun one. It will however need the braid lowered as it is above the surface in many spots unless something was done to it recently.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 05:27 PM

"as far as I know, the seller is not a Slotblog member nor does he visit here"

 

Maybe if this was not the case circumstances would have been different. Just sayin'.

 

The owner of the track passed away earlier this year and I don't think any of his kids wanted to take over the business so everything was being run by another family member I believe.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 05:41 PM

Eric,

 

Yes, Peter Adano, who owned Danbury Raceway and the associated distributorship passed away recently and the family has no one interested in continuing the businesses.

 

Evidently Sandra Duff, who has registered here as Danbury Raceway, is the contact person. She indicated to me that she'd be watching this thread and I apologize to her for assuming the seller was male in my comments in post #1.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:06 PM

That Engleman makes me want to move to a bigger place and bring it down south.
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Posted 31 December 2015 - 08:33 PM

These tracks are still looking to go to a good home. We hate to sell them but have no choice and would love to see them be able to still be used. They need to be out of the space by the end of February.

 

Please email  danburyraceway@gmail.com with any questions.

 

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:52 PM

Owner (who has been nice and pleasant to deal with at every point) reports that a 75a power supply comes with the 220 ft Engleman. I think I read a string of comments about how fast the track was and how it was destined for Group 7 races. With a 75a power supply for 220 ft of track? I'm going to need some education to make sense of that.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

75 amps is probably way too light for eight G7s.

 

Post #7 alludes to whatever power was on the track, wasn't adequate for G7.

 

You add another or a different one. NBD.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

Been many years since I raced on an Engleman. But when opens were on the track...

 

Oh how nice that sounded. Able to appreciate the sheer speed more with the long chutes.

 

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

I'm thinking... some of the first buyers might have taken advantage of an opportunity to swap a 75a out with whatever was on the Engleman. I can't imagine the largest track would have a 75a power supply.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:17 PM

been many years since I raced on an engleman. but when opens were on the track
 
oh how nice that sounded. able to appreciate the sheer speed more with the long chutes.


If I could only find affordable space I could have an Engleman and a King under the same roof with an oval one other smaller tracks.

It's always the doggone rent.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

Michael,

 

In addition to the power for the track, I would also have someone experienced with wiring Group 7 tracks review the wiring on that track. I'm not sure what cars were raced on that track.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:23 PM

Michael,
 
In addition to the power for the track, I would also have someone experienced with wiring Group 7 tracks review the wiring on that track. I'm not sure what cars were raced on that track.


Thank you. To be clear.....it's still a reach for me to get this down to SC. Transportation is a huge issue. My fallback is a very nice King I'm working on. And in the end it all depends on revenue of course.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:40 PM

I did a lot of racing on that Engleman years ago. A fun track to race on.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:27 PM

I wonder if these tracks are sold yet.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

The one Engleman hasn't. I was hoping to get it but transportation is to much for me

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:37 PM

So did the larger or smaller track sell?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:37 PM

Smaller sold.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:57 PM

Get somebody to drive you up there rent a uhaul or Ryder truck one way.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:09 PM

Get somebody to drive you up there rent a uhaul or Ryder truck one way.


Very best price on a one way rental from CT to SC has been around $1800

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:50 PM

Price a container?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

I didn't price a container. I figured if I can't afford to get it myself I can't afford for someone else to.
It's a 220ft track. 28 pieces of 8 ft each.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 05:03 PM

My step son moved from PA to the Memphis area, and used a service that drops a trailer (as in tractor-trailer) off, you load it up, and then there is a partition you put up and you pay based on the amount of space you use.  He did that twice, I think it was priced well below a moving service and much less of a PIA that doing the drive yourself.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:11 PM

You put all the pieces in on there sides and strap to wall.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

A 24ft truck or trailer would handle it.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:14 PM

You put all the pieces in on there sides and strap to wall.


Yes you're right. The tracks I've moved have been just like that. But 28 pieces with the banked turns.....not sure 30 ft will be enough.

I want the track. I can buy the track. I can store or set it up here. But I can't move it from CT

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

A 24ft truck or trailer would handle it.


I used a 24 foot trailer to haul my 165 foot corner climb from Michigan. And I filled it completely up having only a little room at the back to slide a counter and the computer.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:05 PM

theres a website called www.uship.com where drivers bid down the price of shipping your product for you. hope this helps keep this track alive



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:22 PM

uship.com........  great idea!  You may get on a reality show. 


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 08:39 AM

theres a website called www.uship.com where drivers bid down the price of shipping your product for you. hope this helps keep this track alive


That seems to be a good option. I've got one bidding so far. He is about $400 over my budget. But at least it's movement.

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

oooooo...... There is a glimmer of hope. Time to say a prayer. I'm close to pulling this off! 11th hour..... 9th inning or whatever......it's not Impossible. Now let's see if it's possible!

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:20 PM

Good praying with you.
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:48 PM

So did the larger or smaller track sell?


I was mistaken. The smaller track hasn't sold.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 09:54 PM

That "smaller" track is 185'. :)


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:26 PM

That "smaller" track is 185'. :)


Wow. Not to much smaller. I should begin another thread to help advertise since I mistakenly reported it sold.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:29 AM

I'm out of the hunt. Couldn't get the cost of transportation down to within my budget. Size of the Engleman required a large hauler.

Hope someone picks up these great tracks soon.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

Are you saying that both tracks are still unsold?


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:44 PM

As I understand it, yes. Need to speak directly to the owners. I'm sure I've disappointed but just can't pull it off.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

I see a yellow track in the back grand is it for sale,and what kind is it



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 02:16 PM

I see a yellow track in the back grand is it for sale,and what kind is it

It was similar to an America Orange. Best information is it has been sold and  removed.


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 03:22 PM

Bob, could that be the UK Orange that at one time was in an Agawam, MA mall? I was only there once for a CASRA race, but the donut appears to be in the right place for it to be. It was then owned by a guy named Bob, who a times had a number of raceways spread across western MA in the Springfield area. This would have been about the same time as when Russ Upton was in Palmer, MA.


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