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jimmyslots 1950

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  1. Thanks for the run & as usual a great presentation with feed back & vids,congrats to the podium. Cheers Jimmy
  2. Hi Paul The motor in my Megane is a $10 Plafit Pointer 4 rated at 21.5 K @12 v. Cheers Jimmy
  3. Thanks for the run Paul & buddies,as usual great vids & feed back,great little track with heaps of grip. I knew it had a lot of grip when I think it was Alvaro driving the Yellow lane doing the donut flat. Cheers Jimmy
  4. Hi Tony I've used the Blue T plate in this build as it is much simpler & easier to get the allignment right. The Blue T plate is off a Plafit 1700C chassis we use for our 1/24th Can-Ams & in my opinion are the easiest chassis to set up,the bearing blocks are from the rear end & these ones were off a 3/32nd chassis,only used 3/32 axels in my attempt to save weight,only a couple of grams which was negated with the M6 body coming in 6 gms heavier than last years Z4. Currently working on my entry for the Slot it Porsche Proxy for next year & using another Plafit,the maximum weight for this class is 96 gms & my runner is 90gms so watch for a light GT3 next year. Here's a 1700C chassis with Blue T Had to modify slightly to fit 3/32 chasis but wasn't much work. Here;s the standard 3300 chassis Cheers Jimmy
  5. My Slot it McLaren M8D has been on my mind for a couple of years now ever since I did this livery for my Plafit 1/24th Can-Am. The Slot it turned out way better than I expected & has made me re-think on the colour for my Plafit & maybe a repaint will happen down the track. Lately I've tried the Bunnings Squirts as a replacement for my usual Tamiya rattle cans as was suggested by some one on this forum,more than happy with the results at more than 1/2 the price of Tamiya & twice as much paint is music to a pensioners hip pocket My main aim was to change the livery so I wasn't too interested in converting a M8D into a M8E,6 months ago when i was planning the build i was going to fill in the bottom of the side skirts to make it more slab sided & more like a M8E but decided the leave it alone,either way it looks sensational. After filing the origional wing down to replicate the M8E I was lucky to stop where I did as I broke through on the left rear guard,just a small hole that I can live with. Here's what I started with. . Here's the Vic Elford livery host online image . Slot it 1/32 with Plafit 1/24th big brother. . Cheers Jimmy
  6. Finished another of my 1/32nd cars that was on my work bench,this one is a Sideways BMW M6 white kit from Armchair. It's over in Canada at the moment waiting for the GT3 Proxy 2021 to start next week. I've gone for another Plafit 3300 chassis as my previous cars have been fairly successfull,this one has a couple of my newer mods which I was dying to try out. Chassis are free of choice so it was fun to put my own mods on an already great chassis system. The last test session before it was shipped to Canada was a good hit out with the car very easy to drive & faster than last years BMW Z4 & the previous years BMW M1 Group5. Here's the Chassis with the main difference being the Blue T plate & the 3/32 bearing blocks making the front end much simpler. Bimmer on the test track With lap time Here's a group pic with my previous years cars & their test mules in the back row Cars are going to be on you tube tonight being un boxed,if I can I will post the link. Cheers Jimmy PS Wait to you see my next repaint of a Slot it McLaren
  7. Thanks for the run guys,vid & feedback sensational. Great flat track using all avaliable space & some,my Megane looked like it was behaving itself & looked very planted. Cheers Jimmy
  8. Thanks for the run Paul & helpers,good to see the Captain have a good result with the little bit of help he had i'm sure he will return next year much wiser with his build. Love the track & there wasn't much time for the drivers to have a rest with a good combination of corners sorting out the better handling cars, Congrats to the podium & again well done Sticks. Cheers Jimmy
  9. Thanks for the run guys,great vids & good to see some cars getting much needed attention to make them competive.Keeps it all low key & friendly I went up to Sticks place to do some last minute testing on Ferradore before the start of the Proxy & his car was nice to drive. With Proxy's TYRES are critical & was good to see him get a some new boots to keep him interested in the rest of the series,watch out next year when he gets serious. Cheers Jimmy
  10. Thanks for the run guys,looks like you are enjoying these cars,congrats to the podium & ArroldN for his first win in the fastest Taxi in Aus. Thanks also Paul for the vids,fun to see our cars in action & highlights how hard it is to win a Proxy with all the different tracks & surfaces to tune a car & be consistent over many rounds,love a challenge Cheers Jimmy
  11. Thanks for the run Paul & friends & congrats on another win with Mr Gunn keeping you on your toes. The Frog continues to improve on last years results with 2 laps more & 87.77 laps would have placed it 3rd last year just in front of Rossco Cheers Jimmy
  12. Thanks for the vids Paul,The Megane looks to be behaving it's self fairly well thanks to the MJK's' This year it is doing 4 - 5 laps more than last year & lap times are also improved. Bring on Rd 4. Cheers Jimmy
  13. Thanks for the run Paul & friends,this is a very tight Proxy, in the middle group where one lap can mean a 3rd or a 13th,kind of like a lucky dip. Congrats to the Podimites,bring on the next round. Cheers Jimmy PS Any vids Paul?
  14. Try Postimage.org — free image hosting / image upload,never fails for me ,I've been using it ever since P Bucket went haywire ,much quicker & reliable just like my Megane Cheers Jimmy
  15. Thanks for the run Paul & helpers. Happy with the Meganes result & if it continues to be a top 10 place will most definately return next year with much LIGHTER Plafit chassis. Happy with the Plafit Pointer motor & with a trip to weight watchers should liven up the Frog. Bring on Rd 2 Cheers Jimmy
  16. Track all running well with some grip making life a bit easier but I still like 10 volts & is tight enough to get your attention,12 volt might be too scarey. Computer hook up soon & then she's done jpeg upload \ Cheers Jimmy
  17. Finally got around to posting some pics of my NSR F1,coulden't wait for the factory Marlboro livery so got some of Patto;s peel & stick decals & painted my own. images to upload Car is sensational & is very close to set up straight out of the box,just needed a few tweaks. Cheers Jimmy
  18. Hi John Going through the same life thoughts myself at the moment & struggling to get my race face on.I've been full on racing for 27 years mainly 1/24th Plafit & Vintage scale & more recently Slotworx at the Bullring Shellcove & before that X-Treme Dapto & Hornsby where I have many great memories & thought nothing of driving 2 1/2 hours to race on a Friday night getting back home at 1 am & getting up at 5am to work in the old days Basically lost interest in national & enduro type racing,not a good traveller & love my own bed too much. Just finished my new track & can't be bothered to set up the computer which is a simple process as it's left over from my old track & should only take a couple of hours to hook up. Not sure if my lack of interest is Covid,old age or just had enough,still enjoy building & still doing some Proxies but the big crunch will come if I ever start to sell off some of my better cars,that time hasen't arrived yet but is on my mind. Any progress with the VK mould yet John,I think I've got just enough energy to put a good scratch build chassis under it. Cheers Jimmy
  19. Sad to hear Rossko,hope to see you back with us when you think the time is right. Cheers Jimmy
  20. Hi Paul Put me in for another painfull run with the Renault Megane#21,with a better set of tyres this time hopefully to grip up on the Ferradore. Cheers Jimmy
  21. Have a few contenders in mind just have to tune to do a lap,their that ugly they were put in the bottom bottom draw Cheers Jimmy
  22. Tracks a goer,only running 10 volt at the moment,12v would scare me too much Experimenting with track prep trying to get all types of tyres comfortable as I have a big variety of cars & tyre combos & I hate shelf queens. MJK's are very good,NSR super grips are getting there,foam are working good on some & not so good on others,I think some of them just need a good clean as most haven't had much run lately. Track is tight & suits 1/32 better than 1/24th,with a couple of thousand laps I'm getting used to the tight corners & not as worried as I was the first few laps,having some grip certainly helps but I don't want too much. My 1/24th Nascars are the best of the 1/24th group which makes me happy as they are my favourite class. Cheers Jimmy best free image hosting Plain & simple under the bonnet what fish can i put with a betta
  23. Hi Rosco Just a little tip on your wheel machining,With many hundreds of wheels behind me & many mistakes,I found the best way to drill out the axel hole is to do it last before you part it off & use a small centre drill to find true centre then use the double drill method,where the first drill is .010" to .015" smaller than your finish size,the second drill [axel size] only takes minimal material & acts similar to a reamer. Also all my Outside diameter turning I use a 2 mm wide carbide insert parting tool,there is not much load cutting ally & saves a lot of time. Cheers Jimmy
  24. Here's my track update,all painted & routed,bottom braided & bridges refitted ready for their braid tomorrow. Best part of a Slot car track is all the storage room underneath,but the bride still thinks I've got too much crap Cheers Jimmy food on sawmill
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