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Effluent Man
21st Dec 2017, 21:59
This geezer had a modest sized two lane Scalextric track installed in his house
for $75000! I think someone saw him coming.

kkbuk
21st Dec 2017, 22:15
What geezer?

G-CPTN
21st Dec 2017, 22:33
The World's Most Expensive Toys (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/12/22/worlds-expensive-toys-ho-hum-ho-ho-ho-review/).

troppo
21st Dec 2017, 22:42
And I thought these were...
Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces: Rupert Murdoch, Steve Wynn | Money (http://time.com/money/4533415/most-expensive-divorces-celebrities-steve-wynn-donald-trump-rupert-murdorch/)

visibility3miles
22nd Dec 2017, 03:32
Elon Musk's Space X Blooper reel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ

PDR1
22nd Dec 2017, 07:52
This geezer had a modest sized two lane Scalextric track installed in his house
for $75000! I think someone saw him coming.

It's not scalextric track - it's a custom-built slot-car track. The track itself is not made from the plastic scalextric sections, but is a wooden track with a pair of continuous contact strips let into machined slots in the surface. Around this the supplier has then built a diorama. I can quite see that doing this on a custom basis (presumably mimicking the customer's chosen track) could cost as much a $60,000.

Whether someone should look to SPEND $60k on a slot car track is another question entirely. But then that could equally apply to the sort of moron who spends more than $20 on a watch or more than $50 on a handbag. Heck, some sheep even pay money for iCrap.

Value is in the eye of the wallet-holder.

PDR

RAT 5
22nd Dec 2017, 08:42
You could buy an old Lotus esprit for 10,000; get it into race trim and have great fun on numerous track days for ways less than 75,000.

Hussar 54
22nd Dec 2017, 10:08
PSG, Chelski and Man City were pretty expensive toys, no ?

Effluent Man
22nd Dec 2017, 10:18
It's not scalextric track - it's a custom-built slot-car track. The track itself is not made from the plastic scalextric sections.
PDR

I know exactly what it is. Fifty years ago I was in a slot racing club, half a dozen of us banded together and built a 100ft four lane circuit. You use a router to cut the groove. Allowing for inflation my guess is that today it would cost 500.

SARF
22nd Dec 2017, 19:15
You should have put a quote in for 45k

alfaman
22nd Dec 2017, 21:02
I know exactly what it is. Fifty years ago I was in a slot racing club, half a dozen of us banded together and built a 100ft four lane circuit. You use a router to cut the groove. Allowing for inflation my guess is that today it would cost 500. 100ft of plywood & a router might only cost 500, but that's not what the programme showed: anyone who thinks that level of modelling is worth 500 is deluded. My lads both race slot cars, & that wouldn't get you the materials, let alone the amount of time building something like that would take. (Struggle to believe you're only 65...)