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#1 Benno - SAC

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

Hey history fans,
 
Did anybody of you ever heard of this German manufacturer?
 
Neumanns Rennbahnen
 
I have seen it the first time ^_^. The last page with the financial calculation of return of costs is very interesting (and optimistic) :crazy: .

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:53 AM

Not me.

Not a lot of German presence in slots in the US, as I dimly recollect.

Other than Graupner model airplane tires that were often cut up for use as early slot car tires.

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

Nope, haven't heard of that one. But i hadn't heard of any of the other German track manufacturers either, until I started seeing their names on the forums. 

 

As Greg points out, the German manufacturers weren't that well known in the States at the time... even Carrera - not sure they even exported to the States. 

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hey history fans,
 
Did anybody of you ever heard of this German manufacturer?
 
Neumanns Rennbahnen
 
I have seen it the first time ^_^. The last page with the financial calculation of return of costs is very interesting (and optimistic) :crazy: .

 

I didn't look.

 

Was the return of cost based on an almost full track, from opening to closing?

 

There was another old (US?) document, maybe by a prospective raceway owner, where he assumed the track would be at 90-100% capacity, every minute the raceway was open.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:30 PM

Little off this subject, but looking at the stuff on eBay/DE why are sellers not willing to ship to USA?


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 03:04 AM

Was the return of cost based on an almost full track, from opening to closing?

 

There was another old (U.S.?) document, maybe by a prospective raceway owner, where he assumed the track would be at 90-100% capacity, every minute the raceway was open.

 

ROI was based on a half full track, 12 hours a day, 30 days a month.

But they calculatet 5000 DM (Deutsche Mark) a month for parts sales. :wacko2:

A VW Bug (1/1) was 4500 DM at that time!

 

Little off this subject, but looking at the stuff on eBay/DE why are sellers not willing to ship to USA?

 

I don't know, I do not sell on eBay.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 04:40 AM

Lots of folks in the States won't ship overseas either, and this happens in just about every country. 

 

Some sellers seem to have had bad experiences with shipping overseas, and some seem to think it's a lot like shipping to Mars... 

 

In any case, with ebay's Global Shipping, they're now discouraging any buyer from ordering stuff from overseas... 

 

The other thing is that it's often worth asking: sellers may just tick the wrong box without understanding, and if you ask they will often ship overseas (from my experience in France, with mainly US or English sellers). 

 

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