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  • Talladega Resurrection

    Helloooooo SCI, I'm ba-ack! Yep, its been almost ten long years since I decided to fulfill my childhood fantasy and build the 1/24th scale slot car track of my dreams.
    Knowing absolutely zero about how to go about it I merely Googled slot car forums and found this one. I began reading all the threads and put together a game plan.'
    I named it Project Talladega and there's an old thread here somewhere by that title following each step of construction. Unfortunately we sold that house and Talladega was carefully disassembled and put in a climate controlled storage facility. Finally we have a new house with a basement big enough to resurrect Talladega and that's what I've done. I decided to go all out with the newer control box and controllers with six driver displays and a long two lane pit stop. I'm still putting the final touches in but I thought I'd check in with you guys on my progress.
    I'm sure I'll have questions and I know where to come for answers. A big shout out to Bruce Yingling.. I see your still active here. That's great. I noticed your rebuilding your track too.
    I still live in the same general area so hopefully we can get together again after all this craziness passes by. I'd really like to start a serious club and hold race events if there's not one already.
    The new Talladega is 20 feet by 6 feet ... so far. lol I found the plans online from cincyslots and its a fast track including a long straight away into a Carrera #3 high bank turn.
    Look forward to meeting some of you and being a productive member here at good ol' SCI. Stay healthy everyone and I'll see some of you on the other side of this thing..

    Just for funsies here's the YouTube video of the original Talladega Grand Opening with several SCI members in attendance. Enjoy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7QrWMGCEZY
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    Last edited by Ponderwilu; 03-30-2020, 11:25 PM. Reason: Added final photo’s

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    New Layout in BW.jpg A little track tweaking is in order.
    Coming soon.
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    Last edited by Ponderwilu; 05-01-2020, 05:59 PM.

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    • #3
      Hey Ponder, great to see you back. Looking forward to following your new build. I have a couple questions... I am planning on building my new tables the same way as yours and the height will be 32". I see your nephew on the table. I want to be able to climb on the table if need be myself. My layout is 10'x25' and I will be building 9 4'x8' tables and a small extension for the length [a couple will be cut to fit the layout in a couple spots] I have had the wood for about 5 years now , been procrastinating.
      1. Did you screw the tables to each other?
      2. Will the tables hold you, or would you recommend some additional bracing?
      Randy

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        8AEBA482-982A-4EC8-AD92-140DB9BB96C4.jpeg No we didn't screw the tables to each other.
        Once moved into position they keep together pretty well and feel reasonably stable. I myself have not climbed onto the tables but my nephew has with no issues. I probably could.
        We used 1/2 plywood 4x8's and 2x4's entirely.
        For maximum rigidity you probably should use 4x4's for the legs but we didn't and it's fine as is for the intended use.
        Hope this helps.
        Last edited by Ponderwilu; 05-01-2020, 06:03 PM.

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        • #5
          Cool.. Thanks for the info,
          Randy

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