international plus 12 ….

International 39
https://web.archive.org/web/20190108170950/http://www.hoslotcarracing.com/index.html – click on layouts.
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$578.81 at rcsuperstore.com vs 666.40 at afxracing.com counting shipping with the same 15 items… international set, 6 of the pair of 15 inch straights (12 total), 100 pack of the track clips, race barrier, yellow gt triple stripe, 2 of the 6 foot 120 ohm controllers, blue mustang boss, orange corvette, and liquid red fort gt. Still debating with myself if that’s enough or not to start out with. Going to try to use the 12 straights to do the ‘international 39’ layout https://web.archive.org/…/Layout/4×8/International-39.gif I’m still debating with myself if this is too much to start out with, but my wife says straights are needed for speed… Video over at https://youtu.be/MvVpnH6nCm8 seems to be the only video I’ve found on youtube with that layout. In the video he didn’t have all the straights so only did 2 lanes… Got a HO scale train set up next to this where it’ll go after I buy another piece of plywood, and have enough cash together to purchase (waiting on withdrawal from Entropia Universe to fund this which takes up to 50 business days or so – sold my 2 shops in FOMA in there for 150 more than I bought em, and also sold a rcouple of rare pets – the boxer and oratan axe for a bit more than I purchased them for a few years ago last year, so figure it’s time to get money out of the virtual world hobby and in to real hobby like this that I can share more with my kiddo one one one )… figure we only need 2 of the 6 foot controllers since only me and my daughter will be racing mostly. The other 2 lanes will be for visitors. Thinking about raising one side a bit to sneak a HO scale train under it or beside it but we’ll see… flat may be better for speed and fewer crashes? (I think I agree with my wife that wireless controllers could be fluky if bluetooth syncing is an issue which the tinkertoy video seems to indicate indirectly) (still very much debating with myself if the extra cars are worth it at cost over 30 each but that price seems to be less than from afxracing itself and walmart prices so I guess it is market value for the new cars… really wish they had an afx car in green or something. Orange is ok but is very similar to red for those of us with slight color blindness… primary colors of red, yellow, blue is ok, but need something else for that 4th lane option other than the regular formula stuff)… are the cars in the international faster than the mustang, etc. or is it all comparable when they all have the mega g+ chasis? Seems like formula 1 may have slightly better air resistance physical properties, but cannot tell if that’d make much of a difference? the free shipping on over 100 seems to make a big dent in price comparisons. Still very much debating if this is all worth it, but think it might be fun…. we’ll see. Not sure if this will be bought eventually later this year or it’ll wait… or be replaced with something like an air hockey table?!?…

prices at walmart are not much better than afx racing… on some items it may be a little difference, but still around 330 for the international set vs 248 over at rc racing, at least for now… may change around black friday?


https://youtu.be/MvVpnH6nCm8


RC superstore seems to have cheaper rates than afxracing or walmart at the moment at of 9/4/2022….


This next track layout also fits on a single 4×8 foot table and uses the Tomy AFX Super International Racing Set in addition to one dozen 15″ straight track sections. This layout makes use of every track section contained in the Super International. This design packs a 39 foot lap length on to a simple 4×8 foot table.
International 39 Raceway

View Color-Coded Track Section Drawing
If you own the Tomy AFX Super International Racing Set and are thinking about building a permanent HO race track this is an inexpensive layout to construct. Just add a dozen 15″ straights and you’ll have an excellent raceway. The circuit is comprised of three fast straights with a technically challenging infield section.

The table below lists the Tomy AFX track sections required to build the International 39 raceway:
(24) – 15″ Straights (2)  – 9″ Straights (8)  – 6″ Straights (6)  – 3″ Straights
 (1)  – 15″ Radius 1/8 Turn (6)  – 12″ Radius 1/8 Turns (9)  – 9″ Radius 1/8 Turns(12) – 9″ Radius 1/4 Turns(28) – 6″ Radius 1/8 Turns
(2) – 15″ Power Tracks(2) – 22 VDC Power Packs(4) – Tomy AFX Hand Controls

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