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  1. Old Nissan’s are called Datto’s. Like the Datsun 1600, 180B etc. I think it went to Nissan shortly after with the Bluebird with the rear wheel drive which became the front wheel drive Pintara.
  2. I’m not home this weekend so can’t check but I’m sure it isn’t l lacquer thinner it is the acrylic thinner you use with the acrylic paints. Same jar as the acrylic paints. I only use that to keep the clear nice and thin so it coats the decal smoothly. Learnt this from not thinning it as it makes it brushed on. It soaks into the decal nicely. As you say experiment with some decals first So you work out a technique for your special builds.
  3. I just use the 10mm bottle of Tamiya acrylic clear which is X22 and use the acrylic thinner in it too.
  4. I use Mr Mark Softer but only leave it for about 30 seconds and press into body grooves with a tissue. Then I wet another tissue with clean water and dab off the decal softener. I then brush on thinned acrylic clear once the decal is dry just over the decal and have no issues spraying on Tamiya enamel clear after that has dried.
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    Godzilla anyone ?

    Bruce does a few of them. Not number 1 though
  6. He does have an odd system. If you are willing to paint the body yourself and put the stickers on try this. Under F in his links and look for this Frd Flcon - McLeod Frd - John Goss - 1974
  7. Rosco the MJK L34 tyres seem a good fit, I did give mine a run with some but took them off again to enjoy some sliding. I will end up putting the MJK’s back on I think as the standard Falcon tyres trued are just too grippy so I need to even the cars up at some stage.
  8. Sad to hear of your loss.
  9. Some great tips here thanks for posting.
  10. Hi Rosco Yeah might be an idea, I think I should be able to move your stuff if you want. Call yours a tuning thread or something like that. Regards Vince
  11. From what I can see on the internet the screws are M2 but they take an odd size Allen key. Might be best just using a standard M2 Slot.it grub screw. If you have any see if they fit. Only issue with the Slot.it is they are 2mm standard but I usually swap for 3mm. Good luck.
  12. They look promising I might buy 10 and see how they go. Cheap enough.
  13. It’s 2.5mm so not a huge amount but there is also some meat in the guards that can come off. That and aluminium rear wheels and drill blank axle and you might get another 1 to 1.5mm as well. If only the motors were all closer in performance.
  14. It has been nice to see another new model Australian Slotcar and one from such a classic era. I think any Aussie would be happy to see this car released whether you are a Ford or Holden Fan. I am a Ford fan but this model is so well scaled it just looks right and brings back those memories of Brock going for that fastest lap on the last lap of the race all those years ago. At the time I was saddened that Ford had nothing but looking back now I am happy to be able to recreate those grids. The first thing that caught my eye with this car were the wheels which look perfect. Missing are the Marlboro sponsor decals but these are available from Patto's Place or if you are lucky enough to use Armchair Racer as your supplier they were offered in either Watersilde or Peal and Stick as a no cost offer. My only complaint of the model is the front bumper is not sitting straight and is pointing in an upward position which seems to be the norm as both my cars are the same and so it seems are all the others. The famous drop tank is on display with that huge rub it in your face Ford fans Holden decal. The car also displays an interior but not the full interior of the previous L34 4 door model. Instead the interior is a 3/4 interior which for the racers means no grinding away the bottom of the bottom of the interior to get body float. Scalextric seem to be thinking of the racer a lot more with their later cars with simpler interiors that allow easy setup for non magnet racing. The well reverse cowl hood scoop shows is spot on and looks great on the bonnet and the drivers side rear view mirror looks pretty much as it was on the 1 to 1 car. The chassis is different to the 4 door L34 version and is about 1mm lower overall which allows non magnet racers the ability to get that weight down lower to the track which was a problem with the first version. A quick measure up sees the A9X version at 57.5mm across the rear flares while the L34 version is 55.5mm. The rear track of the A9X is 55.5mm which is 2.5mm more than the L34 version and it does make a difference. I am running on a combo of Fleischman and Policar plastic track and the car is very forgiving to drive. I did run it around on some MJK tyres for the Torana but the plastic track makes the standard tyres more fun with some nice smooth drift. I can't tell you if it is as fast as a well tuned Falcon and realistically it probably isn't. But with some tuning it is mush closer than the 4 door L34 version was and the lower chassis helps get that centre of gravity down. The last few pictures are with the decals added and it really makes the car. I am very happy to add this one to the Bathurst collection and have some fun setting it up as classic Aussie cars are few and far between in general. Thanks Scalextric for listening to us all those t=years ago we do appreciate what you are doing for us. And if you can just look at minor quality control you will make everyone happy. If I could add one request it would be to tone down the motor a touch and make it closer to the good old Mabuchi so we are racing cars with similar power. I have changed mine for a SRP 18K slimline but it is my last one. It just makes it so much closer in power to the Falcon it is to compete with.
  15. Will have a white kit and do one of the Aussie versions. Maybe not the Bathurst winning car as I am sure that will be on the Slot.it list.
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    New Scalextric Cars

    Yep I have two and they have the same issue. Working on a review to post as well. A little wider than the 4 door and it helps.
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    Calderwood Valley

    We've moved house and no longer a Mountain Man but living in the Illawarra on the Southern Side of Wollongong. We've built a new house and I planned the Mancave from the start. 7m X 3m under the garage and fully waterproofed so the perfect spot to build a track. I am planning a music wall as well which will have a lot of my Metal and Punk vinyl albums from back in the day when I get the time. As I mentioned a while ago I picked up some Fleischmann track from a mate so thought I would add some Policar track with the adaptors available. At present I have 90% built the tables and set up a temporary track to test the new cars and have a bit of a play. I have about 22 metres of track in total so I should be able to build something of decent size but in the meantime I am enjoying just being able to drive some cars.
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    New Scalextric Cars

    A couple of new Scalextric Cars have landed and one in particular is going to make some Aussies happy. The Brock Richards Bathurst winning A9X Torana looks fantastic although missing some sponsorship decals. Some differences to the 4 door Torana Scalextric have been punching out over previous years and all for the positive. The other car of interest to me is the GT4 Mustang. This is also well done and looks like a winner. I will add some detail later in the week on both cars.
  19. Thanks for the information Mark it’s sad another from the slot community has passed away.
  20. Pretty sure I saw one at The Entrance in one of the fun parlours they used to have there many years ago.
  21. We cover the cost of the forum ourselves, we have been down the advertising route before so a little hard for us to cover the cost of the data storage. The host is also family and we don’t really want to over extend our welcome Maybe one day when I am not so heavily involved in my job it might be time to dedicate the time to managing this place a little more.
  22. Welcome aboard Ken let’s see some of your builds.
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    F1 Is It The Pits

    Would like to see it when it’s running.
  24. Bryan Thompson Volkswagen Chev and Frank Gardner Corvair. Got to my order in.
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