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  1. You could try having a look at the paint section in auto accessory shop like Repco. The Dupli-Color DST219 Tidal Blue might go close and it's metallic. Chris.
  2. Sorry, just noticed they are out of stock
  3. This one is a little closer to home: https://www.eroma.com.au/decal-inkjet-white/ Hope this helps. Chris.
  4. Scalextric A.C.T run a class for combined Group A and Supertouring. We get a good variety of models and since there has been no racing since March when we resume there will be at least two resin Holdens. That really is a cool looking track. Chris.
  5. Looks great, thanks for all the effort. Chris.
  6. Yeah baby! Now, THAT'S a race car, looks fabulous. Well done, Chris.
  7. I'm a bus driver here and about five weeks ago an older age Chinese lady got on in the city with a heap of full shopping bags. The bus meandered through the 'burbs and arrived at her stop in Hughes. Taking her time to get organised I popped my head around and asked if she wanted a hand, "No, it's ok". As she left I noticed all the bags were full of packs of toilet paper so with a smirk I said "Curry for dinner tonight?" but she just gave me an odd look. Going down to my local Coles to get some fruit bread yesterday I looked but wasn't surprised to see the tissue and toilet paper section empty and I thought of that Chinese lady with her pantry full of toilet paper and she thinking 'Who is smirking now, baldy?' As John Lennon sang "Nobody told me there would be days like these" stay safe, stay happy and stay in touch. Chris.
  8. If I do another track it will be this one as a three laner:
  9. Here is a link for V.I.P. : https://www.philsmith.co.uk/VIP/1967pt1.htm Going to feel pretty silly if the link doesn't work Chris
  10. Here in Canberra I have the opportunity to race every Friday night with three different race groups. Why there are three is the usual boring clash of personality, rule changes etc., I'm just here to enjoy racin'. With a bit of cross-over two groups average 7 - 10 turning up while the third has been kept to six, we have been racing together for many years and is slowly morphing into scratchbuilt racing. Guys who haven't built a chassis or painted up a body for many years are really getting into it. We started out with one class, now three and already talk of a fourth for 2021. I started slot car racing in 1965 and moved here in the mid 1980's. A chance meeting and we started Scalextric ACT in 1994 and over the years seen a lot of people come and go (just like on this Forum!) for various reasons. Younger people probably see the hobby as a bit of a novelty but really get their kicks with virtual racing and they don't even have to leave home. We were going on holidays last year so I bought an English model railroad magazine, mainly because it had a free card signal box kit on the cover but the editorial was interesting as they spoke about falling membership at model railroad clubs. Like our hobby it has an ageing fan base and went on to say that very soon members would not even leave home, just turn on the computer and take their virtual new loco along to their mates new virtual lay-out. As for new membership drives, gotta admit I get a bit gun shy. It can bring a lot of positives but the risk of negatives as well. Once you open the door you loose control of who walks in...…. Getting back to that model railway magazine, there was a great cartoon as well. The caption was 'Model railways in the 1950's' and a guy happily puffing away on his pipe tinkering with a detailed layout. The next panel was 'Model railways in 2019' and a guy on the computer with a loco on it's side and half a dozen bits of track on a table. So, better get off this thing as I have two of Pattos HQ Monaro's to paint up. Keep enjoying the hobby! Chris.
  11. Pretty sure the yellow Porsche is VIP. The one under that is Revell from one of the set cars I think. Chris.
  12. I'm not on Facebook so I use forums and Auslot is my first port of call when the computer is turned on. Would post more but not being computer savvy I'm unable to put photos up a situation made a bit worse as my daughter who was my I.T. tech support has moved to New Zealand. I would happily pay a subscription if that meant there was an easy way to post picks. Every group has its fast guys, that's the nature of the beast and so one group I race with has Club Supplied where 4 SCX LMP's stay in the lanes and the drivers rotate through. This always evens out the field and last Friday night we had seven covered by a lap and a half, four on the lead lap. Great fun! Chris.
  13. We run a class for '50's type GP cars and all are powered by NC-1's. Open to RTR plus scratchbuilt with either resin or vac.formed bodies. The other open wheel class is for 3 litre GP, track voltage is turned down to 9. A couple of guys run Policars but they don't dominate the results. Chris.
  14. I built up the Pattos version, he split the difference and went with a 73mm wheelbase I won a Fly Chevron in a Club raffle and that's the chassis I used as the wheels kinda/sorta looked right. Chris.
  15. Hmmm, should have read the article before posting but I agree with Stubbo 70mm is the wheelbase
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