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  1. Does a Slot-it HRS chassis stretch this far. Do BRM sell a variable chassis. What about making some basic brass ones. Use motor and front axle bracket and it is quite easy. If printing can you just scale up a HRS, MRRC or similar chassis. There also seem to be plenty of also produced by likes of Shapeways but then again they are fairly dear. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  2. Looks great Peter Gunn. Still working on Mini. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  3. Hi all. I ordered from Armchair Racer AU and Slot Car Centre USA over lock down. Both warned me about shipping delays but SCC in particular forecast serious delays and offered cancellation. I decided to proceed with both and already have Armchair order. SCC seemed to make good progress initially but no progress for a while. Cannot fault SCC. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  4. Hi all. A bit more progress with my Brabham BT54 this time with body mounted on chassis. This shows it off so much better I am sure you will agree. Only a few decals at this stage but already starting to look the part. Trouble is as soon as I complete each stage I think of other things to further enhance. Photos will be added soon. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  5. Following on from the excellent thread started by ChrisW in the old AUSLOT format here is a picture from about 2019 of the Tasman Cup field of that year. There must be many more great pictures out there. Hopefully this will be joined by the old thread posts. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  6. Good one Mac. Not too sure about that but it has been an interesting journey. Will show whole car again soon hopefully complete with full decals. Having the first people around to try my new wood track tonight. Racing will hopefully resume at Level 1. Your Metro looks great. Sure it will leave my WRP Rally Metro for dead. It is nearly standard except for weight. Tends to be a bit tippy compared to other rally cars in class as very high. Regards Chas Le Breton
  7. Finally started the final painting and decaling of balsa body. After some careful masking here is the basic colour of body. A little bit of touching up to do but pretty good by my standards. Should have checked before but have also confirmed Tassie Phil's decals will fit so that will be the next stage. Photo attached. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  8. Hi Sports Racer and all. I hear what you are saying but with all due respect I think people sometimes overdrive cars. I appreciate drivers try to do their best for entrants but I have noticed sometimes the comments are inconsistent with the cars known characteristics. I normally try to send a reliable and easily controlled car but this year I am thinking of pushing the envelope. If I find car unmanageable though I will depower. My Scaly based car is a bit of an unknown quantity. Will be interesting to see reports of other peoples builds. There has not been much to date. Regards Chas Le Breton
  9. Hi Peter. I would be in as long as rules clear. We run standard in NZ as a National class except for rear Slot-it N22 tyres which can be treated prior to event, grub screws for front axle and tape on bottom of body to act as dampener. Motor can be glued in and tyres glued and trued. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  10. Fine - certainly agree with your last comment. Some people are forever looking for a better motor but their time might be better spent improving handling. Regards Chas Le Breton
  11. Are you going to have two classes then or is this a NSR marketing ploy? Ha Ha. Thanks for report. Very helpful. Might try one in my Touring Car Proxy Holden if FX180 too much. Previously had a SHARK 20. Regards Chas Le Breton
  12. No panic Mac. Imagine you have lots of spare parts hanging around. Glad it is running better. Reminds me a bit of the good old days. Regards Chas Le Breton(charlesx)
  13. Hi Ontheflipside, Phil and all. Looking forward to hearing more about this event when you have decided on the format for next year. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  14. Hi Stubbo, Stu, Phil and all. Look forward to news on next years Tasman Cup when you decide on format. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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