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#1 rvec

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 07:31 PM

I have never been happy with the layout of my driver's stations - simply not enough room for car, controller, wires, tools etc.  So I started looking at controller hangers.  I could have bought them off of the internet from various vendors for $13- $15 apiece.  Instead, I decided with much time on my hands to make my own. 
 
I went to Lowes and purchased a relatively thin sheet of steel for about $9.00.  I worked up a design, cut the metal and tried it out. Worked fine. Below are a few images (I finished 2 and the other two are nearly done as well)
 
 

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 07:38 PM

Nice work!

 

I would really love to see more of your track layout. If I missed an earlier post, mea culpa! That track looks challenging...

 

Happy New Year!

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 07:56 PM

Nice work!

 

I would really love to see more of your track layout. If I missed an earlier post, mea culpa! That track looks challenging...

 

Happy New Year!

ScottH

 

I built this track about 15 years ago. It resides in a 1000 sq ft room in my 2400 sq ft shop. The track is very fun and lane times are nearly equal making for some close racing.  Lane length is about 90 ft.

 

I posted info on the track in the Electron Raceway section of slotblog. See the link Electron Raceway: specs & pictorial tour - Electron Raceway specs & tour - Slotblog


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Posted 30 December 2020 - 09:11 PM

Rich, your controller hanger look great. Nice job!

 

Scott, Rich also built at least two tracks while a high school teacher in Prescott, AZ. He had some of the students involved in a hard body racing program there.


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Posted 30 December 2020 - 10:42 PM

Excellent Rich!

 

It's simple and effective - that's what I like!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Happy New Year!

 

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Posted 31 December 2020 - 12:19 AM

Rich, your controller hanger look great. Nice job!

 

Scott, Rich also built at least two tracks while a high school teacher in Prescott, AZ. He had some of the students involved in a hard body racing program there.

 

Bill,

I had a home track at our town house in Fountain Hills and I did build a track at the Prescott High School. The kids had a great time. At that time I was working with my wife for her software company - much easier than being a teacher


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Posted 31 December 2020 - 12:19 AM

Excellent Rich!

 

It's simple and effective - that's what I like!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Ernie

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Posted 31 December 2020 - 08:46 AM

Bill's post got me to thinking about the fun I had while living in Arizona. At that time we were shuttling between our Townhome in Fountain Hills (near Scottsdale) and our Condo in Prescott. 

 

I built a track in our loft at our Fountain Hills townhouse.  Here is an image of that track

 

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Since I had no place to race in Prescott AZ and we were spending a lot of time at our condo (working and playing), I decided to approach the local high school tech teacher and see if we could build a track at the school and form a school/adult club. He agreed and suggested that we approach the local Home Depot for a donation (one of his former students was the manager).  Home Depot was kind enough to supply all of the wood, fasteners, etc. for the track.  The track was named :"Home Depot Raceway" and located in the school annex.  The club was dubbed P.A.S.A. (Prescott Area Slotcar Association). The six lane track was built in the school's wood shop over a period of months.  Attached are two PDFs about the club. One is from Scale Auto Racing News (July 2003). The other is from an article from a local newspaper back in April of 2004. Below is an image of that track

 

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Also, I got together with some of my friends in Mesa AZ for some Arizona Garage Racing (AZGR club), and at two different facilities that my friend Bob Scott built. 

 

What a great time in my life

 

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Posted 31 December 2020 - 04:29 PM

Rich,

 

That story is so - so - so awesome as well as your track project!

 

Your local Home Depot that provided the supplies must have been "tickled to no end" as to how excellent the track came out as well as it's name!

 

What a tribute!  I hope Home Depot gave the track more exposure by telling "all the employees" about it.

 

I hope to this day and on, that the track club will have a continued bunch of new hobbyists to participate at the local tracks.

 

I concur - it IS a great time Rich and I'm happy for you! ! !

 

Happy New Year - and as always - thank you for sharing all the great projects and events like this.

 

It is appreciated!

 

Be well and Thank you!

 

Ernie


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Posted 31 December 2020 - 04:53 PM

Ernie,

Thanks for the kind words. I love slots and do my best to promote the hobby whenever and wherever I can.  It is, however, difficult to recruit new members, especially in a small town like ours.


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