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#51 Zippity

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:33 PM

I have a large plastic Plano Phantom Pro fishing tackle box that I purchased about 15 years ago.

 

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I removed several of the dividers using a cut-off disk on my Dremel.

 

It is large and carries all my cars (chassis), rubber, and tools etc.

 

I use a lighter and smaller plastic tackle box to carry my hand controllers and bodies.


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#52 Dennis David

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:55 PM

Apples and oranges. Id have to carry 10 tackle boxes.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

Am I alone in not liking wooden boxes?  :(


No.. Wood boxes are too damn heavy. After I saw a Cleve box at the worlds I've wanted one. Real hard to come by it seems.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:24 AM

Just ordered my new box. Should have it around Christmas. Will then need to fit custom slides for the cars.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

Sawdust Man made me a beautiful box.
He has other box configurations.
 
Lime green with red drawer fronts 
The lime green and red is Formica, lot of storage and can hold a lot of cars.
Drawers and door pockets have generous storage.
The hardware is heavy duty.

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Holds my Shinoda fleet, 17 cars with room for seven more.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

Here are some New Zealand made slot car boxes:

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

Good variety of boxes

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:11 PM

Just ordered my new box. Should have it around Christmas. Will then need to fit custom slides for the cars.


Did you get your new box like what you have in the picture? What type of slides do you need for it?
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

Am I alone in not liking wooden boxes?  :(


Yup. :)
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:08 AM

Time to eat humble pie.  :)

 

I am about to invest in a DeWalt table saw and I want to try my hand at building a wooden slot car box.

 

Does anyone have any recent plans or photographs of their latest creations?


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

Ron,
 
I'm not sure of what type of car and equipment you are planning to transport and race but there were some interesting ideas in the "R4/11 Box Tour" thread.
 
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:57 PM

I am about to invest in a DeWalt table saw and I want to try my hand at building a wooden slot car box.

 

Ron, make yourself a cut-off sled for the saw before you attempt a box. You'll get more accurate and square cuts when using a sled than you will using a saw's factory accessories. YouTube has dozens of "how-to" videos on sled making. I'd also recommend you get a carbide-tipped combination blade for your saw, unless you want to always be blade changing.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

Check out the pics from any of the ISRA races. They have some very creative ideas along with the James Cleve travel box.  Also in the BSCRA magazine.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

Bob - thanks for the link.

 

Bill - building a sled is my first priority  :)  isn't YouTube just fantastic?!

 

Rob - thanks.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:18 PM

I meant to say, the box will be for 1/24 scale cars :) 



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:32 PM

This guy makes a nice box. You can glean some designs from his offerings.

https://www.ebay.com...119.m1438.l2649


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:07 PM

Guys,

Here's the ISRA 2017 Gallery with a few Pit Box photo's!

 

http://www.isra2017.com/gallery/

 

 


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