Think anyone will ever start racing on Sunday's?
Ill have the slot car track permantly set up and I will also have an indoor offroad track for the Micro-Ts. Might have it all done this weekend.PD2 said:Changing jobs? Retiring? Quitting? Or are you about to start a hobby store that will have its own track? :bounce:
Really?!? VERY nice Gary! The indoor offroad track for the Micro-T ought to be about the size of a 1/32 scale slot car track so I could see that working. In fact, check this out:Gary said:Ill have the slot car track permantly set up and I will also have an indoor offroad track for the Micro-Ts. Might have it all done this weekend.
Tell me more. Do you have pics? What was it? Slotless tracks? If so, I've seen those - those still require rails in the track and power being applied to the track set itself. I'm interested in hearing more Justin.justinspeed79 said:The next evolution? I had tracks just like that 15-20 years ago.....
The slotless ones with the rails in them were called TCR, or Total Control Racing. Tyco and a few other companies made them. I had those too, but those arent the ones I was refering to.PD2 said:Tell me more. Do you have pics? What was it? Slotless tracks? If so, I've seen those - those still require rails in the track and power being applied to the track set itself. I'm interested in hearing more Justin.
Now that is VERY interesting! I'd definitely be interested in hearing more or definitely getting a name of who made this setup. If it has been done in the past, obviously it did not catch on as a big hit and died pretty quick.justinspeed79 said:The slotless ones with the rails in them were called TCR, or Total Control Racing. Tyco and a few other companies made them. I had those too, but those arent the ones I was refering to.
I can't think of the name of the company now, but the ones I am talking about were basically fully proportional R/C cars, but the track had a guide wire on both sides so the cars couldn't go off of the track. The track itself was rubber if I remember correctly. No rails, no grooves, except for the ones the guide wire went in right next to the edge of the track. The guide wire was like an RC receiver antenna, you just pushed it into the grooves. They were 1/32 scale I beleive, and the ones I had were GTP style cars. They worked almost identical to the ones you posted, but these didn't need "turning points", they had proportional steering at all times. The track I had was fairly small. But there was a shop not far from where I lived that had a huge track setup fot them. I never saw it in person, but the guy who ran the sports card shop near my house was into it, and he had pictures of it on the wall. He also sold the starter set in his shop. I also saw them on QVC once. I'll see if I can find some more info and pics of them.
PICS! Need pics! Let's see the permanent setup bro! And yes I wanna see the Micro-T track too.Gary said:Got the slot car track up and running yesterday. I have a little more detail work to do yet though. I should have that and the Micro-T track finished today after work.
I'm kind of surprised no one posted on the thread that got started with the Mag-steer racers about there being a system that was out before like it. But I'll throw up a post about what you mentioned so far. Thanks for trying to look around and find that info - I appreciate it.justinspeed79 said:Paul, I spent a couple hours searching the net last night for any info on these things. I can't find anything. I wish I could remember tne name of the company or something, but nothing comes to mind. Found some interesting stuff about slot cars though. I had to stop looking, because I was getting VERY tempted to start buying stuff lol... The last thing I need right now is another hobby lol... I am going to look again, if I find anything I will let you know. Ask some of your slot car racing buddies about it, I'm sure someone must remember them. I don't think they ever got really popular, but it seems like someone would at least remember seeing them. It was the early 90's when I had them. Wow, I can't beleive that was that long ago... I feel old!