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#1 JKslotcar


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:39 PM

Hi I am looking for somebody in the New Jersey area to take apart a slot car track .
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:01 PM

Kind of a general comment with no details about  anything.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:19 PM

Grab a 7/16, 1/2 and 9/16 socket and wrenches, and take it apart.


It's not hard.


Load it on a U-haul, and go for it!




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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:47 PM

Tracks are pretty easy to take apart, especially if you have two people.


BTW... Here are a few very important tips that will make reassembly a lot easier.

1. Make sure you number the track sections and, more importantly, the legs before you take things apart.

2. Mark the wires  and where they were connected.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:51 PM

And if they are two piece adjustable legs don't separate the two pieces. When you put it back together you should only have minor adjustments to the legs due to the differences in the floors.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 12:04 AM

One person can move most commercial tracks with the help of a four wheeled furniture dolly.  After the sections are apart and the numbers are on matching points under the track, turn the sections on a flat edge , remove the legs, lift one end of the track section and slide the dolly under the center of the section.  NOW you can move anywhere you need to.  Leave the sections on edge in the container or truck.  Use pads to avoid damage between sections and the walls.  Some trucks have a shelf over the drivers head.  That shelf is a good place for boxes of stuff and the legs as well. Load it first.


If it is not marked beforehand, Use lane colored electrical tape and tags to identify all of the wiring connections and details.  Keep as much wiring hooked up to the driver station as you can.  It is a lot easier to reassemble the panel to the track piece than to wrestle the whole wiring harness tied to the track.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:01 AM

Get help when lifting and moving track sections. Most of us are well beyond the age of 35. Maybe hire someone standing out from of Home Depot that speaks English. This might save you injury. A carpeted four wheel furniture dolly is nice. They are sold at Home Depot and Harbor Freight. I would hate for you to hurt your back or feet or trigger finger. 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:05 PM

Still going...


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 04:12 PM

you could try calling one of the big NJ/ eastern PA tracks to see if their owners know anybody.

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