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  1. Great photo's. I wasn't going to get that Torana but now I think I'll hafta. The last two I bought, the Morris and Brock two doors had zero brakes. There is a sweeper onto my main straight and without a word of a lie I'd literally take my finger off the trigger and they would rocket down the straight at undiminished speed. Pulled the motors and hot glued in the 14,000 rpm H & R motor. A few other mods but that absolutely transformed them. Chris.
  2. Really sorry to read that you are going that rubbish, John. Sad to say but I wonder if it's just the nature of the beast, the so called key board warriors. It reminds me of a forum for classic NASCAR I used to lurk on. There was a core of about twenty guys who saw all those fabulous sixties NASCAR race cars up close and personal had so much information and photos and to top it off were fantastic modellers. Then, a bunch of younger guys joined and started arguing with these established members and what I gather they were going through what you are, being bombarded with aggressive messages and e-mails so eventually all the older guys with all that experience and knowledge left the forum. Soon after these newer guys left as well and the forum was just left in tatters. At the end of the day, if those on SF bug you, stuff 'em, just enjoy the hobby your way. Chris.
  3. slot car tragic

    tyres

    Huh, I just went into Workshop and its at the top of the menu
  4. slot car tragic

    tyres

    Hi, if you go to the 'Search' box on top right and put in Mjk Tyre Selector With a bit of luck that might help. Chris.
  5. That is a great looking Nova, lots of detail has been put into it. Chris.
  6. Nice bit of surgery there! You really exploited those rear wheel bulges, looks terrific. Chris.
  7. I think it looks fabulous. I'm a firm believer in the one metre rule, you did it to be a slot car and so once it's out on the track and racing any faults you think are there will disappear. Well done. Chris.
  8. I dunno, maybe it depends on how many in your race group and how many actually want to do it. Say you ran 4 classes in a night and then ran this Run Whatcha Brung as the final event, the guys who don't want to do it can go home and the guys who do can have a mess around with or without the lap counter on. Or, you could run sub groups within the one class, the fast cars up together, then the next slowest and so on. One of the race groups I'm in were at an impasse about a new class. We ended up using Patto's 1/32 scale FJ Holden shell with either scratchbuilt plastic or any old chassis out of the spares box and what a success! Guys who hadn't done any of that sort of modelling for many years really enjoyed it so much so we started another class, same deal chassis wise but any choice of Patto's body. This has led to a third class using a Pendles plastic chassis which we got landed for about $9 each and any Patto's Aussie muscle car from 1967-80. No sticky tyres just stuff out of your spares bin, cars sliding around, similar performance what a hoot. Sorry to ramble, just home from our 38th wedding anniversary, several beers and a couple of bottles of wine and a great meal. Chris.
  9. 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.
  10. Sorry, just noticed they are out of stock
  11. This one is a little closer to home: https://www.eroma.com.au/decal-inkjet-white/ Hope this helps. Chris.
  12. 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.
  13. Looks great, thanks for all the effort. Chris.
  14. Yeah baby! Now, THAT'S a race car, looks fabulous. Well done, Chris.
  15. 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.
  16. If I do another track it will be this one as a three laner:
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Pretty sure the yellow Porsche is VIP. The one under that is Revell from one of the set cars I think. Chris.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Hmmm, should have read the article before posting but I agree with Stubbo 70mm is the wheelbase
  24. Alan, here is a link to December 1970 Model Cars magazine with plans for the Elfin: https://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=186757 Not being computer savvy I'm gonna feel really silly if that link don't work. Chris.
  25. Hi Matt, the Ninco 'Classic" tyres will fit the HIT wheels. All you have to do is grind a tad off the step. The MJK urethane replacement for the Ninco's will fit as well. My very first slot cars way back in 1966 were both HIT, a red Ford GT and followed up a few months later by the beige Corvette. Chris.
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