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About tvwino

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  • Birthday 08/04/1964

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  1. A PDP11, now that brings back memories... I work with computers all day - when I use one at home I don't want to spend all my time fighting it, I just want to do stuff on it. As Yngwie said, it's a tool - I download and edit photos, download and import all my music, movies, bit of work, bit of web, email and the usual stuff. Yep, has to be a MAC at home for me, has been for the past 10 years, ever since OSX.
  2. Some great cars to look forward too, group C is rounding out beautifully - but I don't see the picture of the new Toyota I thought was being intro'd? I like the GT40 too, bet that will run well, something to give NSR classic's a good run against.
  3. Does the Button Brawn F1 count as a new one, although it was announced in 2009 that they'd be doing it? And the Ltd Edition Gulf Aston Lola's from Le Mans last year.
  4. I never find it easy to use Patto's decals, even on the rare occasion they do fit the body I'm painting they are poor (IMHO). There are plenty of people who buy his decals and have great success, but I never have - perhaps it's just the Group C decals that aren't designed for a slot.it body? Love your work though Rainer, another excellent livery, great job.
  5. But HRT beat 888 to the team title... Bummed I left Sydney before this race - had really been looking forward to it.
  6. yes, that was a day to remember - red dust from Adelaide. Missing you guys already.
  7. Yes, was a bit sudden - and I missed that last race night at Joe's too - even had my open GT M3 thingy prepped and ready. Hey Mark, yes was sorry to not catch you, but I know how it goes with work. Swap meets - yep, looking forward to catching some of those...
  8. Well, after a little over 7 years in Sydney, and nearly 7 years in San Diego before that, my wife and I have decided to move the family back to the UK. I had my last Tuesday night race last week, a really enjoyable 2 hour enduro using the Racer Sideway DP's on Jims 8 lane Carerra. THEY ARE AWESOME - if you haven't raced them, take the magnets out and give them a go - did I mention they are Awesome! Congrats to Vinno and MattG for their win - they obviously didn't get the memo that I was supposed to win, being my last race night Many thanks to all who were there, and I'll post up photos of that awesome Slot.It Jag that Jim organised, and Josef so expertly painted for me. I was a brilliant surprise, and left me truly speechless. Thanks to all of you for a great night. I guess I should also congratulate my son, as he (Ryan) and Jason pipped Josef and I for 2nd. Sorry for the late post - I'm in the UK now, landed here on Tuesday morning. It was sunny too - amazing - although it's been grey since that first day. I left the UK in 1996, and most people who know me well are probably surprised to know I've returned, but the time to return had come. I love Sydney, and have many great memories and some great friends including many of those in the Slot fraternity. I dare say now I'm away from Sydney, I'll probably be more active again on the forum - have to stay in touch with what's happening down under somehow. It's been a hectic few weeks, and it's proven hard juggling ebay sales, garage sales and the like, plus wrapping up work and saying goodbye to friends etc My wife and eldest son are still in Sydney for another 4 weeks, but I needed to be in the UK this week, hence the hasty move. I'll miss Sydney for sure, but on the upside, I'm only 30 minutes from Goodwood now - and I wont need to be up at 2am or 4:30am to watch the EPL and Champions league games. Oh, and there's no Rugby League teams in Portsmouth and but we'll miss going to Brooky Oval for the NRL games. The slot fraternity has provided me many good friends - you all know who you are, and I'll miss the rapport - stay in touch. Au Revoir for now. Mike
  9. tvwino

    Sideways Racer

    so how about some results for the toy ones :huh2: Geoff 'Tooter' took it out (partnered by Michael "Slotmeister" Stahl). John A, Nigel and John VD took second and the Auslot All Stars of Vinno, Jim (Boslot) and Jamie (ITElectrical) took 3rd. Great night - well done Geoff - the ever consistent enduro king.
  10. tvwino

    What Controller?

    I would look at Slot.It and Professor Motor - try both, and spend as much as you can afford on the one you like best. For me, the feel of the controller in the hand is important - and both of these work for my hands, but Parma don't. You'll find just as many folks say to go Parma, and that Slot.It and PM don't feel right. Try as many as you can, and go with what feels best. FWIW, an electronic controller tends to give best coverage of a broad range of cars. Slot.It and PM are both electronic, Parma are not.
  11. the details are up on the main formula 1 website - seems it's because he knows he's a pain in the neck, or something like that...
  12. cheers guys, another year wiser.
  13. I think I'm going to retire my Ninco one - well, it's pretty much retiring itself anyway. I held off buying the MB Slot one, waiting to see what this was like - and this gets my vote for sure.
  14. I'm a fan of the big cats, and I know mine wont have any blemishes. We all know, that if we buy a Slot.It and the paint finish is like the one Vinno has tested, that you'll get it replaced. No way Maurizio would expect you to accept that. I wont say it's a one off, but I doubt it's representative of the batch either.
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