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Stewie
12-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Do you know how hard it is to find a decent slot car racing set? Walmart? No. Sears? No. Where have we come when the staple of my childhood is hard to find? I'm ashamed as an adult who can't pass the "slot-car, good-times" on to the next generation.

Oh, I found one, but holy moly why has this perfect childhood gift gone away? I really want to know!

Demonpenz
12-23-2008, 03:08 PM
I am sure you will have to look online I had some good times with mine when I was little, my dad even had some that he had when he was a kid, although his would go slow as shit and start smoking and stinking. (that was bad ass in it's own right)

Donger
12-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Do you know how hard it is to find a decent slot car racing set? Walmart? No. Sears? No. Where have we come when the staple of my childhood is hard to find? I'm ashamed as an adult who can't pass the "slot-car, good-times" on to the next generation.

Oh, I found one, but holy moly why has this perfect childhood gift gone away? I really want to know!

You mean the electrified track with throttle control?

alpha_omega
12-23-2008, 03:10 PM
Those were cool, but if i remember correctly weren't they were really just pieces of junk? (At least all the ones i ever had).

MOhillbilly
12-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Do you know how hard it is to find a decent slot car racing set? Walmart? No. Sears? No. Where have we come when the staple of my childhood is hard to find? I'm ashamed as an adult who can't pass the "slot-car, good-times" on to the next generation.

Oh, I found one, but holy moly why has this perfect childhood gift gone away? I really want to know!

hobby lobby. my womans uncle has like a 20 ft track gets alot of his stuff from there.

Fish
12-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Those were cool, but if i remember correctly weren't they were really just pieces of junk? (At least all the ones i ever had).

You had to be quite the "electrician-mechanic" to keep those suckers running more than 5 laps. From using an eraser to clean the contact pads, to bending the metal joints for the best conductance, to getting the track at just the right angles... it required quite a pit crew.

But man, when it got going, and you could clear that stretch up the wall and back down, man that was the coolest shit in the world.....

Iowanian
12-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Hobby Lobby.

MOhillbilly
12-23-2008, 03:22 PM
i had to stop going to HL. id drop 500$ on models then sit at home gettin drunk and hackin glue. id finish acouple a day. it was great.
place is the devils familiar.

triple
12-23-2008, 03:23 PM
you can buy two brand new cars for 30 bucks or so

Stewie
12-23-2008, 03:23 PM
You mean the electrified track with throttle control?

Yep. I started off with an Eldon set as a kid that kicked ass. I then moved to the smaller scale with the plastic guard rails, etc., and it was still a blast. I'm not sure how the set I bought for my nephews will perform, but if it sucks I'll be pissed.

Darth CarlSatan
12-23-2008, 03:28 PM
Yep. I started off with an Eldon set as a kid that kicked ass. I then moved to the smaller scale with the plastic guard rails, etc., and it was still a blast. I'm not sure how the set I bought for my nephews will perform, but if it sucks I'll be pissed.

They never had the guard rails when I was coming up, and the controllers we're so juiced that you couldn't really employ any kind of strategy to actually race because the car would go flying off the track at the first major curve.

Pestilence
12-23-2008, 03:31 PM
They never had the guard rails when I was coming up, and the controllers we're so juiced that you couldn't really employ any kind of strategy to actually race because the car would go flying off the track at the first major curve.

That was awesome...because if you set it up right....you could hit people with the cars and then blame it on the track. :evil:

Bugeater
12-23-2008, 03:39 PM
These.

Those were cool, but if i remember correctly weren't they were really just pieces of junk? (At least all the ones i ever had).

They never had the guard rails when I was coming up, and the controllers we're so juiced that you couldn't really employ any kind of strategy to actually race because the car would go flying off the track at the first major curve.

Darth CarlSatan
12-23-2008, 03:39 PM
That was awesome...because if you set it up right....you could hit people with the cars and then blame it on the track. :evil:

Heh heh; that's right up there with the diplomatic breakdown between you and your friends racing on the hot-wheels track, and you get pissed, pull the track apart, and start beating the shit out of each other!:D

At that point, the cars become projectile weapons, and you take one section of track, put the car in the middle, and do the ol' "belt-snap slingshot"!ROFL

Good times, good times...

blueballs
12-23-2008, 04:07 PM
you need an electic train set too
yeeehawwwwwwww
smash 'em up

Iowanian
12-23-2008, 04:17 PM
We had slot cars when I was a kid...handmedowns from my uncles. hours of fun.

They then got us into using the parts and slotcar motors.....We'd rewire and engineer our Stomper Trucks, hook them up to square flashlight batteries and slotcar triggers and make "mud trucks" that would throw mud on the ceiling.


I'm glad a HL isn't closer to me. I don't have the time to build models, but could easily have the sickness this time of year.

jlscorpio
12-23-2008, 04:17 PM
I had the Dukes of Hazzard set