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#1 mppicione

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 08:40 AM

Need new home for this track as we are moving next year.
 
It is built of 1/2 inch MDF on top of plywood tables, completely assembled with screws. 4-1/2" lane spacing. Footprint is 13 x 29 ft.
 
Track surface will need to be cut into sections to remove from basement.
 
Comes with Bulldog power supply, Trackmate lap counter, HP computer, four Parma controllers, and some slow wing cars.
 
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New owner will be responsible for removal of track after purchase.
 
$1,500.00.
 
PM me with questions.
 
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 09:20 AM

Nice track.


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 09:28 AM

Where are you located?


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:32 AM

I am located north central Ohio - Lagrange.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 10:38 AM

Those "slow" wing cars are probably as fast as my fast cars from the '70s.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 07:35 PM

Hey John,

 

Those cars lap this track in 3 to 3.2 seconds with Parma Deathstar motors. Not as fast as the ones we raced on the RT 422 track we last raced at in 19??.


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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:11 PM

Well, they look fast!!! I last raced on Joel's track on east coast about 1976... and I am trying to remember if I ran at Slotshop's 20/25th anniversary in the 8'0s but can't remember. LOL.
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Posted 19 August 2020 - 03:59 AM

Track needs to find new home price reduced to $1000.00 come and get it!!!


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 07:24 AM

Nice track.

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 07:30 AM

Let's "cut" to the chase.  What kind of skill level does it take to cut this track into sections, transport and then reassemble?


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 08:38 AM

In response to post #10, I don't know I have never done it. I built the track and I am a crane mechanic LOL! The track surface is 1/2 inch MDF. The bank has birch plywood strips glued to the bottom about every 8 inches, the rest of the track has birch plywood strips about every 2 feet, track sections are joined together with a strip of birch plywood about 6 inches wide attached to track surface with deck screws that are covered with Durhams wood putty. You may want to talk to a track builder as to what the bank may do when released from it's mounts on table, and how fragile track sections may be now that they has slots in them. Thanks for your interest Marc


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 10:48 PM

Marc,

 

This may be an odd question, but can you provide some pictures of the underside of the track? The track was built in sections, based on wood dimensions I assume, so there must be join points for the MDF. If those are the areas that can be cleanly separated, it may potentially reduce the damage to surface. On that. is the track painted over at the joins to provide a seamless surface?  Also, one of the pictures shows a braid splice. Is the track braided by sections? If so, that may also make it less destructive to disassemble. 

 

It's the cost of reassembly that needs to be factored in the purchase. $1,500 is a great price, but if another $2,000 is required for materials plus the labor to break it down, transport, then set it up again? Not so attractive for those who don't have those skill sets front or back end. Those types of pictures and answers will factor in any buyer's decision.

 

It's such a beautiful track and a cool design, too. I wish I had the wherewithal to take it on as a project. My rural Texas space could use more tracks.

 

For a crane mechanic you are one heckova track builder,Marc!

 

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Posted 20 August 2020 - 04:22 PM

Hey Scott

Thanks for the compliment. The track is joined in sections by a 6 inch wide pieces of birch plywood with screws connecting the track segments. the screws are covered with durhams wood putty. the braid taps are equally spaced for even power around the track and have nothing to do with track segments. This track can be cut into sections and removed from the house. you know how slot racers are, where there is a will there is a way. I would be willing to take more pictures for a interested party. But to do so will mean removing side panels.


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Posted 20 August 2020 - 07:02 PM

Marc,

 

The compliment is sincere. It's great track and I've followed the sale progress for some time. The 'must be sawed apart' thing is a show stopper for me. I'm going to suggest based on Tim's #10 post, it's stopping a number of interested parties.

 

Your description is detailed, but the old adage of a picture is worth a thousand words applies here..

 

Think the chicken and egg thing. You want the track sold. Badly the way it sounds to drop it $500. Will another $500 do the trick OR... Since the track must be disassembled to remove it, why not help yourself by kicking in a little labor and remove the side panels to take pictures.You can still race on it with the sides, yes? Plus, it might improve your pool of 'interested parties'. Yes it's a pain to do, but how badly do you want to move it?

 

Lastly, slot racers may have will and way, but not every slot racer is a will and way woodworker. Some of us are better with brass and piano wire. If, like me, an interested party needs to bring a friend who IS a wood wizard, having pictures to determine what needs to be done go a long way. Particularly if we have to travel any distance. I'm not interested in adding to my final cost by having to buy tools locally for the job when they may already be in the toolbox back home.  

 

Just my $0.02...

 

I hope the track goes to a good home and in good shape. It is a beauty and it would be sad to lose that craftsmanship in a rough tear down.

 

All the best,

Scott


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 10:19 AM

Marc advises that his track is no longer available for purchase.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:01 PM

Hello,

Was wondering what your best price is for track?  

would you take $1100?

 

Thanks



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Posted 12 December 2020 - 05:03 PM

Is this track still available?
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Posted 12 December 2020 - 10:52 PM

Read post #15.


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