MTH RailKing Lighted Billboard – SANTA FE SPEEDWAY

$39.99

Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • Santa Fe Speedway
  • Product Line: RailKing
  • O-gauge
  • Delivered October 2023

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Description

  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

The fully assembled lighted billboard is premounted on a base for easy placement anywhere on the layout. For those looking for a more prototypical look, the base can be quickly removed and the billboard legs can be easily inserted into soft styrofoam ground cover for a more realistic appearance.

The three overhead lamps cast a soft glow on the bright and realistic-looking graphics are sure to make any layout’s dark scenes really pop. The lamps are powered by any AC or DC model railroad power supply including the M.T.H. family of transformer’s using their accessory ports.

M.T.H. offers a variety of O scale buildings that will help you create whatever kind of model railroad world you desire; rural or urban, nostalgic or modern. Fully assembled and ready-to-use, M.T.H. accessories will transform your layout into a world of action in just minutes.

Perhaps the most well-known short track in the Chicago area during its run, Santa Fe Speedway operated between 1953 and 1995.

Located just southwest of the corner of 91st Street and Wolf Road in the Willow Springs area, the speedway featured a quarter-mile and a “short” half-mile clay oval.  Howard Tiedt built and operated the speedway on the property where his father, Frederick, had built the original Santa Fe Park, a picnic grove/race track complex, in 1896 in the area that became known as Tiedtville.  The early track saw horses, bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles raced there until a tornado in the late 1920’s destroyed the grandstands, bringing a halt to the racing activity at the site located adjacent to the Santa Fe Railroad tracks, thus the name.

Carved from the hilly area by teams of horses drawing wheel scrapers, the original track was a quarter-mile in length and featured two grandstands.  Early attendees came via the Santa Fe Railroad to view the racing.  Other entertainment was offered in the form of a dance hall, beer garden, a bowling alley and other refreshments stands.  Frederick Tiedt passed away in 1946 with his son, Howard, taking over the facility.  Prior to the 1953 racing season, Tiedt established Santa Fe Park Enterprises, Inc. and as president of the group he began an overall construction program of the race track and grounds—the beginning of the modern-day Santa Fe Speedway.

The above statement taken from:       SANTA FE SPEEDWAY – HISTORY

By Stan Kalwasinski         http://www.kalracing.com/autoracing/santa_fe_speedway_history.htm

 

FEATURES

  • Intricately Detailed ABS Construction
  • Fully Assembled
  • Operating Lights
  • Self-Standing Or Mountable
  • Unit Measures: 7 1/”2 x 5 3/4″ x 6″

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