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Old 07-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Robert47 Robert47 is offline
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Bob here from Spanish Fort, AL
This is my initial post on the forum. I'm just plain new to forums...
Background: Short History:
Back in the 60's I used to build and race 1/32 slot cars that I and other crew mates took to sea on our boat (submarine that is) and raced. No, it was not yellow. Lots of fun when you try to negotiate a turn at hi-speed and the table takes an unfavorable roll. I took my boat through overhaul in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard back in the early 70's. Want to try something challenging? Try playing pool on a barge sitting and rocking in the water in Puget Sound. Gives new meaning to Table Rules. I retired from submarines in the late 80's.
Just a few years ago, I retired from McDonnell Douglas / Boeing and moved to southern AL where the grand kids live. Working on my Model Train layouts and decided to incorporate an old time hobby, slot cars among the tracks.
My current focus is the older TOMY AFX HO scale track for the HO area of the layout. I am looking to buy Ultimate Racer to use for the design work. Using their demo software, I already found one of the TOMY AFX library track pieces in the library file was in error but was easy to correct.
At any rate, glad to be a member of this forum. I see lots of interesting discussions going on daily on the forum.

Bob
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:21 PM
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Bob,
Welcome to SCI! Tons of resources here. I prefer 1/32 scale, but enjoy an HO run every now and then. Just wanted to pop in and say hello to someone else who likes slot cars, model trains and has their dolphins.

Warm regards,
Vinnie (MM3/SS Nuke)
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:38 AM
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Welcome to SCi Bob.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:35 AM
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Hey Bob,


If you ever make it to Huntsville Al look us up on Face Book under NASA (Northern Alabama Slotcar Assn )


We have a very active group where we race Tjets. In addition I travel weekly to 2 commercial tracks in Alabama and Tennessee.


Rob
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