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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

Yes, this clip is ten years old, but it's never been posted here and I thought that was worth doing.

 

Neat track set-up.

 


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:31 PM

Nice job.
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:32 PM

That's a pretty elaborate home track set-up. :)  There used to be, maybe still is, a Bob Scott routed four-lane wood track in Montana that was supported by a cable and pulley system. When not in use, the owner could elevate the track up into open space of the vaulted ceiling. Racers from the Spokane area would travel to race on this track..


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:40 PM

He took a page out of the model railroader's book. They started doing this in the 1950s.

 

There is an article in a model railroader's magazine, I believe Railroad Model Craftsman, from the 1940s that describes how to do a layout that retracts into the ceiling of a room. It is a real possibility for the basement racers who don't want to dedicate their rec room to a track.


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