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Is that my better half running the track for you?


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Garry J

 

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I must be getting older than I thought. I was too busy admiring the track to notice any pretty blondes. It is a nice looking track.


13 times world wanking champion. Not proud of it.

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I must be getting older than I thought. I was too busy admiring the track to notice any pretty blondes. It is a nice looking track.

 

That an oxymoron if I ever saw one Tim, given your forum signature!


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Here's another fibreglass track I installed... I think around 1990... There's a few familiar and much younger faces in the crowd..

Fibreglass loves being a compound shape. What made the bank special on these tracks is I could finally achieve a shape called an elliptic paraboloid.. That is the corner is curved in two planes.. sort of like the shape of a bowl... something just not possible with normal construction using a single layer of MDF or ply. I thought this would be the holy grail of banked corners.. . After much grief making the mould I finally managed to get the entry of the bank to this shape but found it was only marginally better on the inside lanes where the transition from straight to banked turn takes place and certainly was'nt worth all the extra work from a car performance point of view. I also found a downside of Fibreglass is that it just does'nt like sitting flat enough for long straights as its hard to keep the joins smooth. On a positive note for fibreglass I remember having the yellow track (in post #125) at the Sanctuary Cove Boat show... out in the open. We would come back in the morning with the track wet from last nights rain, chamois it down, plug in the laptop and start selling track time. Cant do that with a timber track!

 

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I think these tracks would have worked well for scale racing. Wonder where they are now...

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A laptop in 1990???

 

I think you mean Commodore 64.


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Garry J

 

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Hmm.. you're right Garry. The blue track is about 1990 with a C64, the yellow promotion track a few years later and started out with a C64 but got a Laptop later on when I sold it. The laptop was ideal for the promotion tracks as I did'nt need external power. It was the same P.C. version as Barry had at Annerley and the same as the one my son Heath is operating here at a fete around 1996. All the tracks I sent overseas had the same setup. (box under the track for switching and timing - computer really just there to display and enter info).

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Track and Hobby in Brunswick had it as a hire track and was still with it when they moved to Thomastown and then to Bendigo.What happened to it after Bendigo closed i have no idea.

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I think the last track at Moonee was another modified AMF Royal 95. We made a King track out of ours.. Ray simply added a few straights to his and no bank the last time I saw it. By that stage the old Moonee Track had gone to South Australia..

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Thanks Kim, It was the later one I was curious about. Will give Maurice a call and see what happened to it. He may till have it. I did hear a while back he was looking at a new track. It would be pretty tired by now I guess.

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I raced on it when I was up in bendigo, first it was out at kangaroo flats, he then moved it into town across from the train station, last time for me was a 12 hour, it was pretty tired then.

 

After it shut down he went prospecting for gold. :)

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That would be right.

You know what they say about motor racing ( and slot cars ), how do you make a million dollars from either, start with 3 million!;)

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Talk to Peter at Mobile Raceways he may very well be able to help you out with a track,either a second hand one or he can design and build one to suit your needs

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Ken at Penrith slotcar is getting rid of his trioval if anyone is interested.


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Go for it Old Quikslotter.. If you've got the time, space and desire... build your own. These days of predominantly flat tracks make it a very do-able home project you can get immense satisfaction from. If you've got a few mates and are looking to get a club going even more reason.

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Thanks Kim I think I will build my own. Have a design very loosely base on a Blue king but with a hammerhead where the hairpin used to be. I wont have a Quikslot bank either. lol Will post a sketch later.

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Did you build the one at the amusement centre at ulladulla on the south coast nsw..... It had the saw put through it about 2003 I remember useing it in the earlie 80's maybe late 70's

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Pretty good plan old Quikslotter.. I agree with your " hammerhead" idea. stick it at the end of the main straight and get the exit parallel to the main straight like Garry J 's Birkdale track. That will give you more options for the exit out of the deadman to get some interesting " eases" happening where traditionally "the finger" is.

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