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#1 Dennis David

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

The following track was found in an attic in San Diego. The house had gone through several owners so how the track got here and where it came from is lost to time. Ron Hershman has identified the track as an American orange which was either modified or has parts missing to fit into this space.

 

The user is looking for a new home for this track and/or electronics. PM me and I will send you the contact info.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:31 PM

I didn't need to see this...The next door business neighbor is going to leave and asked if I need the room.

 

Is anyone up for an American Orange in Gardena? :dash2:  :dash2:  :crazy:  :dash2:  :dash2:


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

And how did it fit in there - through the hatch or a window???


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#4 Dennis David

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:05 PM

Larry, I'm not sure what you mean.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:07 PM

I'm interested in the power supply/timers (purely as a nostalgia piece, they don't have to work) if the price is right.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

This one looks to be in great shape. Send me a PM.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:14 AM

This is interesting. Does it appear all the pieces of this track are there and together? Is it braided and looks like it was used? Did you have to crawl around the track? I could just see a couple guys like me trying to get around!!!


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Matt, would you come in through the window or up the hatch? :laugh2:  My attic has such a hatch like that, but no windows or track, but it does have some slot car parts.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:54 AM

I been known to get into or reach into some dark scary places for stuff slot car related. I might need some help after crawling around a few minutes, though!!! I would sure like to rescue that track though. I'm only a couple thousand miles away!!!


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

From the two pics, that track looks awfully rough. I'd sure have to see it in person before I'd be willing to state it can be rescued.

 

And those American tracks were awfully heavy, as anyone who has had to move one will attest. Like Larry above, I wonder how the heck they got that track into that attic.

 

If it is an orange (and from what I can see, I am not 100% convinced), it seemingly is the econo version without the Formica sidewalls.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:58 PM

Perhaps the whole gable end wall of the house was removed to get that track in place.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:07 PM

Why the mystery?

I don't think the other side of the attic is pictured.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

Just a comment from years ago. I was looking for a track and was discussing possibilities with Hasse who was in the area. One of those possibilities was a worn out American Orange which would need a complete new surface. His comment was if the base was solid this was one of the best options for results to cost.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:45 PM

Why the mystery?

I don't think the other side of the attic is pictured.


True, but unless it has a street-level entrance, toting the heavy sections of an American track up one or more flghts of stairs to an attic would not be much fun at all...

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

Who knows for sure, but it got up there.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

It's an orange alright. Minus the donut, which is at least out of view. Looks very repairable to me.

Don't know how it got up there. Like Mike said, somebody got it up there, somebody could get it down. Somebody save the old girl!

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#17 Dennis David

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

Well that's the mystery because according to the owner nobody knows.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

The power supply and timer look from the pictures to be in very good condition.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:28 PM

If you look closely at both pictures one has a post near the window and the walls look different. So to me it looks like were have both ends, which leaves a big mystery, unless they went through the window. Wish there was more photos..







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