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#1 Cheater

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:33 AM

Blue King Slot Car Track - $3,000.

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:50 AM

Fair pricing on this one if anyone has the "footprint" to set it up.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

Looks like a robust wire harness, too. That is a giant plus. Good deal...


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

Looks like the old DnD track over in Theadore.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:55 PM

That's what it says in the Craigslist ad, Bud.


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:32 PM

Funny that it has the vertical slotting on the pics of the inside corners. We always used two layers of poplar plywood cut with the grain standing up to go around inside corners. You can see in the one pic, it is clearly MDF. Maybe it got repaired once?

The vertical slotting is the way Ed Tunkel used to do inside corners.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

This Track was severely damaged by water when in storage...Last I heard he wanted $600.00..



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

Is this stil for sale ?
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

Yes ..It popped up on a Craiglist national search yesterday..

   

Had the water soaked pictures added to the original add..It is now junk.. The track was stored on the edge upright and from the retaining wall to the first lane it was twice the normal thickness and separating..

Just checked and it is still on the Mobile, Al. C-list under Slot track..Read the whole add and he wants $600.00 for everything..



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:11 AM

Can it even be repaired?

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

"..included is 50' dragstrip, never set up"  just lumber or power and timing?   Some inventory included.....


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

The inventory and dragstrip and cars might be worth at least half of the purchase price. I would jump on this if I was close. I would just cut up what is their and build a nice four-lane track. Might be a different design, but with all that wood a decent carpenter could build a nice, smaller track.   

 

Anybody want to haul it to southern Indiana?


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

I applaud repurposing stuff, but I think making a 8 lane track, into a 4 lane track, would be more difficult than you think.

 

One issue is the aprons.

 

4 lanes, cut out of the middle, would leave narrow aprons, unless you cut past the slot.

 

IOW, there would be a 5th or even 6th slot near the walls.

 

Then you would have to reattach at least one wall.

 

When you factor in the time and expense of picking up the track, IMO, you would be off driving down to Home Depot and picking up some new 1/2" MDF, and start fresh.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

Mike, my thinking is the track would not be put back together as a King.   You cut it down to 4 lanes and see how you can re-position  everything to make a track design that works with those pieces and fits your space.     You may be using the outer 4 lanes, the inner 4 lanes, the center 4 lanes, you can use whatever is good and fits what you want.   

 

Routing is done, as is most of the sub framing.   All your electric is there.  If you need to make a piece to finish it off, that would be a small job, but I bet there is enough here to not even have to rout anything.    You probably have enough braid and you have the legs.   I would sure like that chance to build a new track from this.   $600 is nothing for what you get.   I bet you can sell the extra stuff and get back at least half your money.  

 

I would welcome the chance to do this,   It would be better and a lot cheaper than all the Carrera track I have.   Anybody want to haul it Indiana??


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:44 PM

Straight down I-55, turn LEFT before New Orleans on 12....another right near the ocean......


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

As soon as you begin mixing lanes, than the lane colors don't match.

Also, being a King, it has a twist to it, so matching up spots is not like snapping a Carrera track together.

For someone with a lot of free time, it could be a fun challange, but I doubt much less work, than starting new.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

I figure you would have to paint the whole track, so lane colors would not make any difference.  We agree to disagree.   I do lots of carpentry work and this looks easy to me.

 

The first st routed track I built 1986.

 

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

If you have carpenter skills, then you should just build your own track.

Especially if you are going to repaint it.


Like I said, the track has a twist to it.

If it has glued on supports and walls, you are not going to rid of it.

Also, as mentioned, even if you narrow the track in the middle, between the slot and the braid recess, you'll have to either trim that off, and have an extremely narrow apron, or cut beyond it, and have a goofy, unused slot, near the wall.

I guess you could bondo that in, but again, a ton of work.

Again, too much effort to avoid cutting slots and the braid recess.

I built both of my tracks, and doing both of the above wasn't that big of a deal.

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