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#1 Flashbacks

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:15 AM

121' Paperclip eight-lane slot car track, footprint is 22'x37'.

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Includes computer with SRT lap counting/timing system, two monitors, printer, and stand.
Eight 8D batteries and 75 amp power supply.
Six tables and school chairs.
Eight controllers and rental cars.

$5,000 or best offer

Best contact: Tina - (678) 873-8823, email: flashbacks@comcast.net.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:40 PM

Where is track located? Is it braided each section?


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:23 PM

Snellville, GA, an eastern suburb of Atlanta.

I am told the sections are indivually braided.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:23 PM

Click on the Flashbacks Model Raceway link.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:24 PM

BTW, it is not 100% certain, but this track is believed to have been made by Tunkel.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:01 PM

I hope this track will stay in the south somewhere. We are losing too many tracks.
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#7 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:21 PM

It will if I can find an affordable building to put it in.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:52 PM

They have some places down here in Saraland you could probably get fairly cheap.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:49 AM

I have raced on this design both in the east and west. This is an exceptional design for many different classes in the lower to middle ranges including Retro. Maybe a slightly "better" orange. For an affordable one track plus dragstrip raceway... this would be great.
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:23 PM

I think I might have asked this question in the past, but is this the same track that was at Electric City?

 

Regardless, I'm pulling for you, Ralph!


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:28 PM

Jim,

Yes, I believe so.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:25 PM

Thanks, Greg.

 

I know some racers preferred the King, but we always went straight for that Paperclip at EC. We'd spend hours on it.

 

Again, would love to see Ralph keep it in the Southeast. But all we can do is just hope it finds a good home.


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 04:55 PM

I'm just prowling through old threads and wondered where this ended up.


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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:00 AM

We race on a Paperclip track at Fosters in Santa Maria Calif!  It's really a fun track -- a bit of a balance between a King and a very fast flat track.  Donut, and two flat turns with a very slightly banked lead on!  It can handle Retro to GT12 cars with no problem-- it does take driving skills to be really fast!  :)


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Posted 17 August 2021 - 06:32 PM

Track still for sale
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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:19 AM

Does anyone know if this track is still available?

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