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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:27 PM

I came across this very unique item for home built track use on eBay.

 

https://www.ebay.com...s-/183774467207

 

"here we have a rare vintage tru-flex auto -track conductor rail system with bender to build homemade slot car track  comes with two rolls of rail don't know how many feel is the looks like possible 100 + come with instructions and rail bending tool with original box and instruction rail box in poor condition rails will  need some cleaning look at pictures to see what you are getting sold as is as found pay pal with in three days"

 

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Purchase for $49.99, unfortunately it's $59.95 for shipping.

 

I'm sure it weighs a bit.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Ernie

 

 


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:45 PM

$60.00 shipping? Where is this coming from, Moldovia? I remember seeing an article in one of the slot car mags back in 1965 or 66. It didn't sell much. You can't make much of a track with a 100' strip. One lane  would be using up the role on a 50' track. Must be for display purposes.


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:28 PM

I've had these and they are very heavy.   This is only half the package, you also need the flexible slot that this stuff snaps into.     This is barely enough to do a 2 lane track of less than 25 foot per lane. 


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:06 PM

Good to know!

 

Thank you Matt!

 

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 07:53 PM

Auto World sold this or a similar product in the mid 60's.  I was going to use it for a 1/32 home track I designed. By the time I scrapped up the money for everything, commercial raceways opened in Maine, so I forget of building my own track. 


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