BSA Derby Track across America

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BSA Derby Track across America

Post by Speedster » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:07 pm

GOOD ONE !!!!
It's Great to see they are getting it started on April 1st. My team has got ours started. It will be a "Hershey Bar" type design. We are using 2" x 4' x 14' planks.
We wish everyone who is attempting this the Very, Very Best.
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Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Post by gpraceman » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:37 pm

I take it that you referring to this article.

"BSA to build world’s longest Pinewood Derby track, host race across America"

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/ ... rby-track/


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Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Post by Speedster » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:45 am

Thank You. Yes, that would be the one.



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Post by gpraceman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:08 pm

I do think that if they made it less far fetched, it would have been a better April Fools joke.


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Post by Speedster » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm

It was Fun to see Folks have a Great Sense of Humor. I liked the pictures.



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Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Post by whodathunkit » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:14 pm

The car's are to be 180'' inches in length ( = to 9 feet) and 48,000 ounces..
And there asking how to stop them at the end of the track !

To give you an idea on the size the car would be close to ..
check out this topic by Kcarchitect:
https://derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8219


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Post by Speedster » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:25 am

Stopping them would be easy.
The Atlantic Ocean.



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Re: BSA Derby Track across America

Post by Darin McGrew » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:40 pm

California is due for another earthquake. That might help lift the western end of the track high enough to produce the needed slope. ;)



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