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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 03:23 PM

Stuck here in Nassau County Long Island. One of the hardest hit areas. Total boredom has set in.
 
What to do?
 
I am looking up addresses of old slot car companies then Google the address and zoom in on the street view.
 
Most are in Cali of course but they are all over the place. Interesting to see what they look like today.
 
Go ahead and try it, you'll be hooked.   :dash2:
 
Thank God I stocked up on red wine and cookies.  :)
 
Everyone stay safe.
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:42 PM

I am Building Models and watching South Park, but will try it.


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:53 PM

Mura was in a barn on a landscape materials site in San Leandro, I could not find it on current aerials. Really Hi-Tech, a barn.

 

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 04:45 AM

I built a bunch of frankenmotors in my off hours (I work in an essential business that is still open). I have now started on chassis work and after that will assemble slot cars. This is what keeps me sane during this crazy time.

Stay safe and well, and wash your hands!
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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:50 AM

I have been sitting here at home, watching the news, exploring my Roku, listening to music, watching anime, and sipping some rather exotic liquids off of some ice. I could get used to this....


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:04 PM

Since I am in quarantine with my wife the voice in my ear said “the bathroom fan really needs replacing and the big box home improvement store delivers”. So off to the attic I go, 18 inches “floor” to roof changing out the fan. As I was cleaning up I spotted my #3 box (there have been five). Before I when back to the family I decided to see what was buried in there.

 

From 1969 two group 12 Friday night cars, a Dynamic and a Riggen. Shape eyes will note the 26D has an aftermarket shim and the armature has grind balance marks. Also the front axle and tires are not correct. After all this time both motors turned over on 3 volts from my power supply.

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The other frame is from about the same time frame, 3/32 axles with 5/8 fronts.

With projects like these who needs epay?

 

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