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  1. "And before anyones asks, no you can't rent space in my storage drawers, and no, they aren't for sale. " and there I was reading through the post thinking I will ask for your address to send you a box of cars to put in the drawer I have no answer - my only suggestion is you have a house elf that likes tuning slot cars - leave a plate of cookies in the drawer if they're gone come morning you have the answer
  2. Probably still discussing licensing terms with young Dick Grayson's estate.
  3. Package from Austria - shipped on the 9th - arrived on the 23rd - happy with that.
  4. Yep my package went from Virginia - to New York to Hong Kong to Perth a lot quicker than it travelled from Perth to Brisbane. But a mate has a better story. His package went from Melbourne to the mail centre in Brisbane (about 10mins from his house) and then on to Mackay - 600km north before heading back to him. One thinks someone put it on the wrong truck.
  5. How did you get tracking on 1st Class International? Only option I have seen for tracking is Priority Mail. cheers David
  6. Part of the Shell Racing Team with Norm Beechey. Peter Manton Mini BRM 1/24 classic Mini white kit. Decals for both cars came from Pattos. A nice partner for the Chevy Nova I just need to find a 1/24 MKII Cortina now. I see also noted that The Parts Box does a HK Monaro - so will get one of those and do it up as well. I also picked up a Cavalier Models HT Monaro - so may look at re-popping and then doing the yellow Beechey Monaro cheers David
  7. Maybe I have a rare one here - taking offers LOL
  8. Anyone else get one with Bridgestone upside down on the front bumper?
  9. Looks better than the first pics Waiting for the Calsonic one myself but I may be tempted to get that one as well now
  10. Spain still doesn't seem to be shipping to Australia I am chasing some decals and can't get them
  11. Mark You probably know this - Plafit does a 3/32 oilite it is 4.75mm diameter Though currently out of stock here :( cheers David
  12. Well done! Didn't happen to find two of them did you
  13. Good luck Chris I bought the black one and then thought I should have bought the white one as well to have a pair - can't find them anywhere now.
  14. BRM White Kit - decals from Pattos Tamiya TS-51 paint.
  15. Picked up this old Exclusiv 1/24 Carrera E-Type Jag not being a big fan of street slot cars I did some searching and found a chap raced his back in the mid 60s. A bit of a modification and some decals and here we have a sweet looking race car https://postimg.cc/F7tk8kmP
  16. I have been researching colours for an Aussie Mini to do a paint of a BRM white kit. I found a nice blue one that Peter Manton ran and during my research I found that Norm Beechey ran a Chevy Nova also in the blue. With some help from Auslot members I found a suitable blue. (Went for Duplicolor Blaze Blue - thanks Alan) Now all I need to find is a 1/24/1/25 MKII Cortina and I will be able to do the whole team. A friend had a AMT slot kit in need of a new home
  17. I had a non-tracked package arrive from the UK in under 10 days. When it arrived I was like what can this be - wasn't expecting anything from the UK
  18. dangermouse

    DG Raceway

    Hey Dick - looking good. Dust the old cars off and have some fun DM
  19. Nice result - thanks for sharing. Instead of buying leaf material I soak foam and dish sponges in different shades of green paint and when dry drop them into an old blender to finely chop them up. Then follow the same technique. 1/32 people are 54mm high or a little over 2 inches so trees need to be big - I think people forget that sometimes when doing scenery. cheers David
  20. I never saw the EP track - I suspect it is quite a bit before my time. Happy to help if I can. I have been back into slot cars now for around 12 years or so they are great fun. A lot better than I remember as a kid in the 70s
  21. Hi BP Squash courts were owned by the parents of a friend from school (late 70s early 80s)- we went there to play squash and once or twice ran some cars. I wasn't really that much into slot cars in high school. I had an AFX set and an old scalextric set. I got back into slot when I saw the quality of 1/32 cars by Fly Slot Cars and then got into Ninco and Scalextric collecting. Carrera 1/24 cars can be bought new from Armchair in Sydney for around $110 + post ( PS Mark if you know anyone selling 2nd hand Carrera 1/24s for $100 send me a message please ) I would look at 1/32 cars if you are using copper tape. If you want to go to the expense of magnet braid then you could choose to run anything magnet or non magnet. Lots of exploring to do. I would recommend MDF over yellow tongue - the chipboard will be ok for routing the slot but I think MDF is better. My brother and I made our first routed track on a sheet of plywood with copper lead lighting tape. We made a single lane rally track. I worked well and was fun to punt some cars on. We used MDF for the next 4 tracks. cheers David "see multiple vehicles racing on the same slot - I'm assuming the voltage to the track is constant and the throttle position is via radio control? But what happens when a faster car catches the one in front???" Digital racing - you are correct constant voltage to the track - each car has a chip in them. A couple of options an Aussie company Scorpius makes a controller /chip setup that uses wireless controllers. Other options are Carrera or Scalextric digital - and the Slot.it company now do an Oxigen digital setup. As for what happens when a car catches another well either the faster car changes lanes at the next change point or if the driver in impolite they nerf the slow guy off the track LOL PS I meant to ask last time where was the track at Everton Park? Must have been gone by the time I was knocking around the area.
  22. Hi BP - was the track at Enoggera in the squash courts? As for scale - only problem with 1/43 is the RTR cars really need a magnet to stay on the track the tyres aren't really up to non mag racing and as such need to be changed. Are you going to use plastic track or build a routed one? If going plastic I would recommend Carrera track the big stuff. You can run any scale on it. If going routed and copper tape I would stick to 1/32 or 1/24 cars. The 1/43 cars really don't go that well on non mag tracks. cheers DM
  23. Hello all I wanted to do an Aussie repaint of a 1/24 BRM Mini and found Peter Manton ran a mini for Trident Racing. A friend had done the yellow one and then I discovered it was also raced in blue. Further research lead to a Chevy Nova and a Cortina also being raced by the same team and then later a HT Monaro I can't locate a Cortina but noticed that The Part Box does a HK Monaro which is 1/24 or 1/25 Is there a lot of difference between the HK and HT ? thanks David
  24. Surprised that people in Germany are still shipping who are you buying from? cheers David
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