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very cool!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:17 AM
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Dave you need to write a book... seriously. Lot's of good stories. Leave out the section on your more difficult employees as they are well known to us already ;-)
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:19 AM
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Rochester, NY First Ever Slot Car Champion here. 1964 (I think).
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I've been thinking about pulling out my SCX Scalectrix track. I bought many pieces over the years, but this sort of fires me up!
Old 11-10-2008, 01:29 PM
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And I back to the tracks at Elmsford Raceway back east - spent LOTS of time there and had my name on a few trophies back in the day.

wow, i haven't even thought of elmsford in years, brings back a few names to mind, bob peterson, louis del rosario, dave braham. we also used to frequent indianapolis speedway in yonkers and scarsdale, and motorama in mount vernon. there was also a track on the fourth or fifth floor of polks hobbies on fifth avenue in nyc.
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ok... I love this kind of stuff... but... in all honesty, I'd rather have the 959 and go to a real race track... now, if this were the only way for me to enjoy racing that would be another thing, but currently, its not

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Old 11-10-2008, 04:58 PM
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Is this really a scale replica? The Mulsanne straight is 3.7 miles long. With 5,280 feet per mile that equals 19,500 feet. If my math is correct in 1/32 scale that would make it 610 feet long! Also the track design looks a little suspect compared to the real thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_de_la_Sarthe
Still would be fun to own it
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The owner of that Le Mans slot car track is fortunate enough to have a VERY nice collection of street and race cars and he enjoys those just as much.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:02 PM
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The owner of that Le Mans slot car track is fortunate enough to have a VERY nice collection of street and race cars and he enjoys those just as much.
If only that were me ... I guess I'll have to be content with pictures

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:52 PM
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Wayne - You're kidding right? That track cost MORE than your 959? So we are talking well over $100,000 for a slot track....GULP?

I can definitely appreciate the time, attention to detail and the dedication but getting hung up on the cost.

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Multiply that a few times. The guy who owns this place is a hedge fund trader. There's about $15M worth of cars about 25 feet away from this track. This is what you spend your money on when you have so much, you don't know what to spend it on. I don't have this problem quite yet - I still shop at Big Lots and Costco.

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Ah... Tony P's track. Yes, he did spend a small fortune building a real Petit Le Mans and bless him for it
It's actually not Tony's but Nick's...

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:40 PM
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Everything was custom built by hand, in replication of the buildings and terrain surrounding LeMans.
Not to be a kill-joy, but have you ever been to Le Mans? That's a cool slot-car track but other than a few of the pit stalls it doesn't look anything like le Circuit des 24 Heures.

The start-finish straight at Le Mans runs past the pits (on track-right, not left) sweeping uphill right and climbing toward the Dunlop bridge at the top of the hill, then dives down to the left-right-left Esses (through some Mickey-Mouse stuff recently installed on the hill), then right through Tertre Rouge onto the L-O-O-N-G ligne droigt des Hunaudieres down to Mulsanne (chicanes added), then right past the old signaling pits and down through the forest to Indianapolis, left to Arnage, right through the countryside to the Porsche Curves (or historic Maison Blanche), then sweepers up to the Corvette and Ford Chicanes -- eight and a half miles. Never been a bridge over start-finish, etc.

Let's appreciate this set-up for what it is: neat. Le Mans it ain't.
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Wayne as always you do things right but boy you got way too much time on your hands

jump on a plane and come and help me with my Pre A resto 9 years and counting at the mo I'm getting abit bogged down with it

looks great though the track
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Multiply that a few times. The guy who owns this place is a hedge fund trader. There's about $15M worth of cars about 25 feet away from this track. This is what you spend your money on when you have so much, you don't know what to spend it on. I don't have this problem quite yet - I still shop at Big Lots and Costco.

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Wow...envious and sick to my stomach all at the same time (hard to fathom)...! I cannot imagine.
Thanks for sharing Wayne...

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Not to be a kill-joy, but have you ever been to Le Mans? That's a cool slot-car track but other than a few of the pit stalls it doesn't look anything like le Circuit des 24 Heures.
Le Mans it ain't.
A big track gets to be a hassle when you have to walk 40 feet to re-slot your toy car.
Here is a Le Mans 1/64 scale slot track a little closer to scale.
232 feet long 8 lanes.
This is 1/64 scale or HO so for a 1/32 scale track as Wayne posted just double the size. That would be a big track.

Another HO track called the The Katz-Spa-Ring.
171 feet, 4 lane.


A link to many custom tracks.
http://www.oldslotracer.com/index.html
for ex.. a Le Mans tribute track in Belgium.
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Amazing what modlers can build.
Imho over detailed tracks can start to look too Doll House.

The Hand built brass chassis raced on these tracks are works of art too.

My somewhat detailed track last year.

In stark contrast my current track is just for racing.

That chassis is beautiful. Wish I had it under my 904 back in the 60's.
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A big track gets to be a hassle when you have to walk 40 feet to re-slot your toy car.
Wow!
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guys i have to run to a meeting but dig around for a 'hillclimb' track, routed. it's unreal. single lane, amazing details, just too cool.
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That Katz-Spa-Ring is fantastic - very impressive.
Seems to be a little ackward for turn marshalling though...
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wow, i haven't even thought of elmsford in years, brings back a few names to mind, bob peterson, louis del rosario, dave braham. we also used to frequent indianapolis speedway in yonkers and scarsdale, and motorama in mount vernon. there was also a track on the fourth or fifth floor of polks hobbies on fifth avenue in nyc.
Went to school with the del Rosarios and lived around the corner from them in HS. Worked at the raceway - took payment mostly in parts and track time.
I remember the tracks in mount vernon and at polks hobbies as well.

Came across this on ebay the other day:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=270301071031
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