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About SlotsNZ

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    Formula 1 Driver
  • Birthday 09/16/1957

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    Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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    Slots of course, "retired" squash fanatic, armchair motor racing devotee. I follow most oval ball games.
    Nothing better than a gang of friends on the patio, BBQ stacked with fresh seafood and other tasties, and a glass of good vino.

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  1. I read the topic header, and was expecting a short, hairy footed creature holding a wooden staff to appear.
  2. I'm away Thursday Paul - as you know. But hopefully you get a gang together
  3. Let's keep Paul busy, so he has no time to tune cars. Advanced Pulley with lateral position fixing and M2 set screw. This is a custom made aftermarket part manufactured by one of the clever engineers in our local club, for use with Professor Motor and Overdrive RSM3/RSM4 lathes. * Note that this is is NOT a split pulley for use with complete Scalextric axle/wheel units, to use with those, you will need to remove one wheel to thread the axle through the pulley unit; though that can of course be done. This is primarily for use with smooth shaft axles from hobby brands. It takes NSR 2.37mm , Slot.it/Policar/ScaleAuto/Sideways 2.38mm, Spirit and Cartix 2.4mm or Ninco 2.48mm axles etc up to 2.5mm which are used with Bronze bushes to position the axle in the standard jaws of the lathe. This makes it capable of truing wheels for almost every brand of car with various diameter axles. **You will need to equip yourelf with an appropriate diameter axle and matching bushes for the type of wheel you wish to true.
  4. Must say, Gazza's pics from the 6th have me poking around my pockets for any spare cash to turn into slot cars...... and in my wife's handbag (wish me luck, if I'm not back in 3 days, someone erect a memorial to foolhardy bravery.)
  5. No, not in V8 Supercars. It was part of the death of real racing in F1, and in electric F1. I just don't bother. It just turns it into a computer game.
  6. Indeed it is, - I do get a few actually, makes you feel its all worthwhile. Sometimes there is an additional adjective in the questions, usually beginning with B of F. I am impressed with the linguistic breadth of some...... But for all that, I haven't had to file a claim for lost goods here or overseas right through Covid. Everything has eventually rocked up at destination. Wish the same could be said for my EBay and Alibaba stuff (Maybe Xi has Jack Ma personally sorting for export....... )
  7. Well beggar me. Sent a parcel of tools to NSW last Tuesday, just got an email 9am Oz time, thanking me for good service . . . 8 days..... Best I've seen since the start of Covid
  8. BU@&%@ - off to open another bottle of Beach House....
  9. the way I read this, we will have an F1 type queue, and you will get allocated x number of “push a button to get boost and pass” each race. so basically we are into the realm of e-sports, but you still get to sit in the pseudo-race-car. https://www.autosport.com/sup/news/154518/supercars-set-to-trial-pushtopass-system-in-2021 Siiighhh
  10. I just noticed this on the Professor Motor site this morning. It confirms my suspicions - USPS have just giving up on scanning, and "Priority" takes less priority than no priority. Maybe the new regime will increase funding to USPS, after vaccinating all their staff, and they will someday catch up.... My Parcel from Miami that left 16th December is still somewhere in a mountain of mail..... maybe it will reach NZ by end of January. JUST BE AWARE ANY SHIPPING IS VERY DELAYED AT POST OFFICE, UPS AND FEDEX ! NOTHING WE CAN DO AT OUR END TO HELP THE ISSUE UNFORTUNATELY - PLEASE BE PATIENT IS ALL WE CAN SUGGEST - PRIORITY USPS PACKAGES MAY TAKE LONGER BECAUSE THOSE ALL GO TO DETROIT FOR SORTING - SO IF UNDER 16 OZ. USE 1ST CLASS FOR FASTER SERVICE - TRACKING INFO IS USELESS UNFORTUNATELY SINCE USPS RARELY SCANS PACKAGES IN TRANSIT - ALSO THERE IS NO SUCH "PRIORITY 2 DAY" - IT DOES NOT EXIST
  11. SlotsNZ

    Sorell Creek Track

    "Quick and Dirty" is the kind of scenery I believe in. I believe in it deeply and truly. Thanks for sharing. Hope the fam enjoyed.
  12. Alpha, (Spelt 'ph') if I remember right, were a budget range of Fly releases with a very basic chassis that came up in ownership change 4.7b v9.6a (or thereabouts ) It is the same Ferrari 512 body mould as was used in previous releases in both Fly and GB track ranges. I think the body was lighter simply because of the light weight interior as Rafael B. jnr, who was in charge by this point, would never have created a new mould with thinner plastic walls so to be light, just for the budget range of cars. More likely it got the lexan interior treatment to save manufacturing costs, which improved performance slightly from awful to almost-awful, as an unintended side benefit.
  13. Brilliant Bram, what a good idea.
  14. SlotsNZ

    Motor brackets

    You should throw this one to Bingo in our club, he speaks “CAD” like it was his native tongue
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