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Jealously saying congrats :mrgreen: . See a few of the bodies I used to race. Looks like good times. What kinda track you race on there Rod?

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He has a 10 :shock: lane Tomy AFX track, but we were only using 8 lanes and rotating lanes each heat, for 8 heats!

Those pictures are staged BTW! Can't take pics and race at the same time! :mrgreen:

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must be huge to get 10 lanes an not in an oval :wink: . Would love to see some overall pix of the track if there are any. If not no big deal. :idea: be a good reason to go race again though :mrgreen:

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I will get some full pics of my friends track next time I race there! Never thought of it at the time, but I will be going back :wink: . It's only an hour away at an "average" 80mph! :shock:

Here are some pics of some of the buildings and cars on my track. Please forgive the dust as I have not used it in two years :oops: . It's a 4'x10' table 2 lane layout with only one 9" hairpin. All the other corners are 12" and 15" radius for a nice flow. You need this flow when you are running T-Jets with no traction magnets and you have to drift through the turns! :wink: Good fun! :mrgreen: I will show a full picture of my track much later as I still store RC stuff on it! :twisted: Another member asked many years ago to see pics of my track! :wink: Here ya go Resto!

The Start Finish with some T-Jet Chargers

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The Judges Towers and Grand Stand

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Pit Lane

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The Parking Lot, Back Straight Grand Stand and Service Garage

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The Infield Bleachers with a CANAM Shadow on the apex!

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Looks good. What did you use on the outside of your turns. I was going to use some train cork road bed but what you're using looks a lot better.

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That sure brings back memories, slotcarrod! I was digging through some old boxes a while back and turned up all my old AFX slot car stuff, including a track layout I designed that was completely fair. A "fair" track has a number of turns so that each car has the same number of inside & outside lanes. When you're on the outside lane making a turn and you have the guardrail holding you in, you can floor it, but you have to be a lot more careful when you're turning on the inside lane. My layout design had the same number of 90-degree turns for inside & outside for both cars. I never got around to building it though, but I still have that scale track layout on graph paper. :mrgreen:

I loved those old AFX cars, because they didn't stick to the track like glue; they fish-tailed and you could use this to knock your opponent out of his slot or right off the track, but it required a lot more driving skill. Good times!
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Another member asked many years ago to see pics of my track! Here ya go Resto!
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SMOKE-DOG wrote:Looks good. What did you use on the outside of your turns. I was going to use some train cork road bed but what you're using looks a lot better.
Thanks, A friend of mine who is a cabinet maker, made them for me out of I think MBS board! I did the cork thing first and it looked ok but was not smooth enough for T-Jets hanging their asses out! :mrgreen: They would flip off the track!

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Those are some really nice cars Rod. I remember way back, going to PM (when it was PMS, and old old location )and picking up my first AFX cars.That had to have been 25+ years ago.

Still have em all, and many boxes of track. Tempted to dig them all out and have a few friends over and do some racing this weekend.

Fantastic collection you all have.

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Dude you should have seen what I had! This is nothing! I was needing some cash in 2006/7 and sold most of it on eBay! Got over 30K $! :shock: At the time I only thought is was worth a couple thousand! I just kept a few runners and one of each body type that Aurora made!

Be careful running, because some of yours could be worth some good coin! :wink:

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Wow! That much money hey! I will be much more careful with them. I will say that mine are not all packaged and in as good shape as yours.

No where near as many either. I like the way you have them displayed, and the track. Even if you are using it for storage, cool stuff.

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Thanks Dave, if you ever need me to look at your cars, I can tell you what to run and what not to! :wink: Hope to meet you one day!

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Sounds good Rod. Thanks for the offer. I think I am going to treat them gingerly from on.

I am not sure about this, but I think we have met. A handful of times at the hobby shop.

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A few of my drag slots at race night.
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Wow, been so long... Nice pics.

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