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Thread: Paul K: Something lost something found is this your old Black Track

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    Question Paul K: Something lost something found is this your old Black Track

    I was rifling thru my FB and Shawn Sweeny posted something about a track for sale on C/List. Lo and behold I looked at the pictures and the panel and two small shallow banked sections looked super familiar.

    I think Paul you may recognize the track...Dennis and Craig chime in.

    It the only thing I remember when moving that heavy SOB out of Paul's basement in WS.

    Not trying to sell this for the person but here's the link to view the pictures. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/5866037593.html

    Paul you can move this to tracks for sale if need be.

    Good Find Shawn.....we are going to have to call you Eagle Eyes Sweeny





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    Ps The Famous lost Black track stories are like Bigfoot sightings in Wetsville Seattle.

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    Speaking of "Bigfoot" that reminds me RIP Chuck Ballenger old friend....

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    SO...IS it a 'black road course' shape or what. Looks like an SRT kit and a (?)usable Triktrax display. Relay board and 75 Amp(?) power supply. $1.00? to come get it?
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    Might this be the track Kirk Livernash , opened SOUTH HILL SLOTS WITH ? possibly last owned by Mike Nichols

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    It sounds as if Craig you may be right. So the legend will continue in the mystery.I recall portions of Paul's Black track had a bottom to it like the old Hassie king track at Kent.

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    The old Greenwood track that I had never had the driver's panels like that... but those are not original American Raceways anyway,
    so were added later no matter where the track was from.

    I can't even determine for sure if that IS a Black Track from the pieces...

    I think Craig could be right, and it might be the old SHS Black Track that the Nichols brothers resufaced and then ended up selling.
    but I don't remember that one having the drivers panel like that either.

    I wish all slot car tracks had manufacturers name, date built, and serial numbers on them.

    Man... I would LOVE to have a Black Track again... but where to put it is the big problem.

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    Get it Paul! As Roman recently told me...."Build it and they will come"! How many tracks are in the PI anyway?

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    Cannot see details for certainty, but single key section connections is a Chris Dadds standard and it may also be so with the striping on the drivers panel - sequence of lane change.

    Might be enough sections to make a 'grandstand' with a low banked corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrracer View Post
    Get it Paul! As Roman recently told me...."Build it and they will come"! How many tracks are in the PI anyway?
    Shipping a track here would cost a fortune, even on a slow boat. It would probably cost less to fly Gary Gerding here to build one,
    then to ship a track here...

    Housing a track would not cost much here, but the cost of slot cars and parts
    would make it too expensive a hobby for most here.

    Maybe some day... but it would have to be a small track mainly to satisfy my own needs.

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    It looks like I built it and I know it's not a UK Black. The ratio of straits to turns is too high for a Black. But it does look to me that the picture of the three turns are the deadman, finger and bridge of a King. I'd say that when it's set up it will be more of a driver's King that the super fast things that the layout has become these days. The long shot of the sections has the sections of the bank on the right. Whoever wants to set it up would just have to assemble it so the leg numbers on the bottom of the track are sequential. It'll take up a space about 21' x 50'. At first one of the pictures looked like the surface was warped but it's actually an illusion caused by the "elliptical" slot path I've always applied to all the lanes. If it were closer to me I'd make an offer for it but I don't have time to drive out to get it.

    Looks like the mythical "Lost Black" is still missing.
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    But then on the other hand I don't see a 90 for putting together a King. So it may be a Grandstand layout. But I didn't see any tall legs like would be needed to put togethera Grandstand. So assuming the entirety of the track pieces are shown, I don't know what it is!
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    Thanks Chris for your insight.
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