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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 .
Thanks
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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 09 August 2019 - 08:12 AM

Hi I am looking for somebody who can take a track apart in the New Jersey area . Thanks
Josh Kirsh

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 01:35 PM

Josh is looking to have someone take a track apart, in the New Jersey area.

 

Please PM him if you are able to help him.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:08 PM

I have lots of free time, tools, and would love to help. I don't have a truck but I could get it marked, apart, and ready to go.
 
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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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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

From this:

 

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to this!

 

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in 8 hours!!

 

This will be moving to Teaneck NJ..  Very happy to help in bringing this track from a musty leaking basement to a really nice newly rennovated space.  Can't wait to see it in action!

 

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

Love that layout.  :good:


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:52 AM

What other tracks are coming?


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

Two that I know of besides the Gerding flat track above...

Big Engleman from NC:
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And this black hill climb from Massachusetts:
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And dont forget the full length 1/24 drag strip!!
Should be an epic place to run some cars...
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:36 AM

That is a very vague topic...…………...will there be help?, does one need to set it up again ? where is the track? does it need to be transported? etc?


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

nicky 65,

I now merged these 2 threads back together.

 

In a nutshell;

 

One was started by Josh K.

 

All the answers were "how", not "I can do it".

 

So he started again.

 

With these 2 threads,  now merged you should have the info you need.

 

It will be Teaneck, NJ.

 

Steve M has helped.

 

Try PMing him, or Josh K, for further info.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

Im very excited to see somebody resurrecting the 2010 USRA Scale Nats Flat Track....The Anaconda. This is a very nice track. Looks complicated, but really it is very User friendly. Being Gerding its elliptical routing which makes it more driver friendly. A good rhythm, no weirdness in this track. Gerding tracks are quite portable so I wouldnt think this would be much of a chore to move and set up. Im excited to see this development a mere two hour drive from Hartford.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

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More like a Squiggleman than an Engleman :) . Good luck with the new place.

 

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Thanks for the merge Mike!

8000 sf basement space, full renovation, a couple nice tracks as you can see. 5 minutes off rt4 in Teaneck nj, very close to turnpike and rt 80 too.

Cant wait for the doors to open!
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:39 PM

No problem, Steve.

How far is it from where you live?

Tell Josh, good luck, from me.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

Its a 20 minute drive.

Im gonna swing by in the coming week, will share the good wishes!
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:43 AM

Would be nice to see some pics of the raceway going together. Unless they started another thread some where.

There is a comment about eliptical routing in a post above. All Ogilvie tracks are eliptically routed. Most people do not know how to tell the difference,but really if you look closely at the entry and exit of a small diameter corner you will see that the corner doesn't end  untill it is on the exit straight. And the corner starts on the entry straight. And that is why you can't mix and match different modern style tracks together even if they have exactly the same lane spacing and were made by the same builder.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for chiming in Steve!

I received note that the track was moved and installed yesterday.. its a little wavy in places, just like how I found it. Hopefully with a little leg adjustment the wiggles could be persuaded to settle out?
I notice another mystery track in the background room..?

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