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Aurora Racetrack Layouts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pitts642, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. junkyardjeff
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    1/32 scale with cars and trucks,snap togather track and the vehicles were battery powered. The bodies also snapped on the chassis so you change the body to another if so desired and there were boats you could use in the pool or the bath tub.
     
  2. Deuces
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    from Michigan

    That was fast!!... I also checked out the Auto World Dragstrip set.... Gotta get me one of those...:D
    I'll wait for my tax refund... That's if I get one next year... :rolleyes:
     
  3. 1/2done
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    I dug this out the other day with intentions of setting it up if I can find the room.
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  4. Found my old bubble top custom I built as a kid. Hood scoop is now missing. Crude looking now but it's from the 60's.
     

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  5. junkyardjeff
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    For those of you unfamiliar with the Ideal motorific tracks here are some pics,they made different track sets and I grabbed a couple pics of the one I could get to.
     

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  6. junkyardjeff
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    More motorific pics
     

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  7. racemad55
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    They were very well detailed for back in the day if I remember. I had a maroon 2-seater thunderbird but no track.
     
  8. junkyardjeff
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    One thing nice about them is they could be played with on or off the track.
     
  9. pimtina
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    I had this set when I was a kid. Got it for Christmas from my folks. I had a ton of Matchbox cars so it worked great at the time. I remember it being very noisy because of the springs inside the groove.
    I soon moved onto HO slot cars, still have some track and a few cars.
     
  10. Deuces
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  11. abc123
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    Here's an Aurora set with some H.A.M.B.-friendly cars from 1964.
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  12. I Drag
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  13. Fortunateson
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    Just read this thread. Great memories. I got a Strombecker track for Christmas '68 and yes I do need a "fix'. A little late but do you have some for sale?:eek:
     
  14. junkyardjeff
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    I think I got my first motorific when I was in kindergarten and for christmas when I was in first grade I got the GMC dump truck that I took for show and tell,it was too big for the track I had and just played with it off the track.
     
  15. screwball
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    I have a motorific hot rod.
     
  16. 46stude
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    Out in the store room, I have the Motorific track & some of the cars that my Mom & her siblings had as children. My Grandmother gave it to me a few years back because she knew I was the one who'd appreciate it most, I do believe. Its one of my prized possesions now that I think about it.

    I also have most of my slot cars (HO) from my childhood as well as a couple from my Dads.

    I don't throw nuthin' away.......
     
  17. junkyardjeff
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    I also have my Strombecker track too,I wore out the cars that came the track but used a couple Monogram or Revell 1/32 cars my uncle gave me.
     
  18. Deuces
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    Revell just got back into making 1/32 slot cars again.. www.revell.com
     
  19. B.A.KING
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    still have most of my ho stuff. i had all kinds of slot car tracks/cars. but i guess the most fun one i had was a track .............gilbert i think was it . had 40 ford jalopys, the pin/brushes was a thing that the front wheels were on. when you hung the rear out in a turn,the front wheels appeared to be turning into the spin. cool.but it didn't take much to amaze me.lol
     
  20. Iron Dog
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    Another one of my vices. I have American Flyer, Revell, Strombecker, Cox, Gar Vik, Monogram, Eldon. . .well, you get the idea. I like the bigger scale, but also have some old HO stuff, too. It's all fun!
     
  21. mrtc4w
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    Here is a picture of my original Aurora Tub Track from a few years ago:

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    The track is all original Aurora Lock & Joiner track. The side has several holes for the many different style of controller hook-ups over the years. I built the shelf and used the original holes for the "drop box" to hold the shelf and controller hook-up.

    Here is a video I shot using a Hot Wheels video racer. Turn down your sound!! The video racer has plastic wheels and they are LOUD!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uRkPV45uCw

    I am the owner/moderator of a group just for Aurora Tub Tracks:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/auroratubtrack/

    I also have a "door" track to play with in the house:

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    I got it off ebay with a BIN of $40. I had to replace the side boards and of course I painted them Petty Blue.

    For those of you that dug out your Eldon slot cars, 1/32 or HO, I also am the owner/moderator of a group for them:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eldon_Slot_Cars/

    I got my first Aurora set in '63 and I haven't quit yet!

    Marty
    Marysville, OH
     
  22. Deuces
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    Those tub tracks are neat....
     

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