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    New Scalextric Cars

    My Torana arrived yesterday. Only issue is the angle of the front bumper, which looks to be a production issue as all of them seem to have it. Other than that Scalextric have done a great job, even down to the bridgestone labelling on the tyres.
  2. Great looking cars. It strikes me as odd that there aren't a lot more Petty cars available as RTR slot cars. I presume its a licensing thing as anything Petty would sell like hotcakes.
  3. Thought this was worthy of a bump https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184373318138
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    Paints And Decals

    I've always used the PowerPlus cans from Supercheap, but will probably have a dip at some of the Squirts range after looking at that.
  5. Theres a page on Facebook "Johnco Scalextric and slot cars." selling cars from a deceased estate. They have 2 of the SCX Sasol Jordans in a photo album "F1, IndyCar, Open Wheel" for $30ea. I've bought 4 cars from them and all were in mint condition. Might be the cheapest way to get parts for cars.
  6. That's super impressive. Perkins cars when he was a privateer always had that 'simple elegance' about them.
  7. I think there's a reasonable market out there of people that wouldn't know any better and would be happy with the performance of an out of the box Scalextric with magnet on their home track. Also a lot of the toy stores only stock Scalextric and Carrera as the market isn't there to have the higher priced cars sitting around waiting to sell. Plus they market cars that will sell to a market, Torana's and Falcons will sell in Australia, BTCC is a big market in the UK and their stock cars, muscle cars and IROC Camaros seem to be a big hit in the US with a lot of these being Club Categories. As long as they keep producing cars that the market wants they'll do well.
  8. I've been looking at these for a few weeks and finally decided they were too good to turn down and got myself a BMW M1.
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    Nsr F1 ( Weapon )

    Brilliant job. It would be interesting to see sales numbers of these cars and the Pioneer Legends, both seem to be a huge hit worldwide.
  10. Gonna be a mad scramble to get the Brock Hatchback as no doubt there'll be the usual suspects buying up then selling them at inflated prices down the track.
  11. Scalextric just announced their Australia only release: Brock/Richards A9X #05 Moffat 77 XC Falcon #1 Bob Jane Camaro #7 Moffat 69 XW Falcon #61 Falcon XY GTHO Phase III road car Redbull ZB Commodore Bathurst 2019 #888
  12. Just announced as part of the 2020 catalogue. Being produced in Bob Morris colours. Hopefully this opens the door for the Brock and Grice versions in the future.
  13. Thanks. Any opinion on best program to use?
  14. I've just picked up a 2nd hand Scalextric Digital Platinum set with the Porsche's, Audi's and Lambo's. Any information on how to get the maximum out of the set would be much appreciated, be it with any apps or programs.
  15. Has anyone removed the wheel flares on the Classic Mini Clubman and reduced the axle width to get a more realistic looking Mini? There's room on the Chassis to cut the axles to get them flush with the body but not sure if taking 10mm off would make the car more unstable. I've shaved down the chassis to lower the ride height at the front and tubed the axle and it runs quite well, so I don't want to completely destroy it for aesthetics. .
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    Supershells

    Pendles have them for $32 without chassis +$82 for a Policar chassis or +$60 for Penelope Pitlane chassis
  17. I think it's a pretty universal view that F1 is losing it's appeal, I think V8 Supercars is also following suit. I used to tune into both regularly but now would rather watch Touring Car Masters if you want to watch good racing and nice cars.
  18. Looking at selling the following: Murphy #51 Supercheap VY Commodore ($55 + Postage) and the Ambrose #1 Pirtek BA Falcon ($60 + Postage) Both are about 7/10, have been used and have some minor blemishes on the paintwork. The Commodore has had the wing glued back on. If interested I can Inbox pictures or send via Facebook or MMS.
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    A9X Torana

    I recently purchased the Brock A9X Torana. Apart from being a really nice looking car, it runs exceptionally well out of the box. Around my track (Scalextric Sport) it's running quicker than both my L34's which have MJK's on the rear and weight added and some of my Camaro's. It doesn't seem to want to roll over in the corners as much as the older models. I was planning on sitting it on the shelf, but it's really surprised me. Anyone else noticed this or did I just luck out?
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    Postage

    Has anyone ever dealt with the Officeworks postage system? Purchased a few cars from someone and they sent it via Officeworks. I never really appreciated Australia Post until now. It was sent on the 28th of June, from NSW to Victoria and I'm still waiting with their online estimate between 12th-18th of July. Would've been quicker to walk up and collect them.
  21. Use whatever paint you want and add Anti Slip Additive that is available at most Hardware stores in the paint section with the floor paints.....It's like a fine sand you add to the paint to provide a non slip surface. Just keep adding until you're happy with the consistency.
  22. This may interest a few: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SCALEXTRIC-MARCH-6-Wheel-F1-Car-Rare-/361712560162?hash=item5437bfa822:g:87UAAOSwOdpXyp27
  23. Will take some photos in natural light, flash doesn't really do it any favours.
  24. Finished with the paint and windows today, didn't run the blackouts along the rear quarter and up the rear of the car. Unfortunately the roof decal crazed when I applied the clear, all the others were fine. I ended up using 1500 wet and dry and some dishwashing liquid to sand a majority of it down and re-applied clear, but the photo's make it look far more noticeable than it is. Also tried to use decals for the rear lights, which didn't enjoy the clear coat, will eventually peel them off and paint them once my paint pens arrive from China. Relatively happy with a first build. Now onto the other shell. Undecided on doing the Bob Morris #7 or something custom with some paint and decals I have left over from other jobs.
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