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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC T ONE wrote:
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I think they're fairly common single seaters

RJ


well here is one single seater = http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C276736


Shocked sadly not one of mine!

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
There was also Victory Industries' VIP Model Roadways their cars had double pegs and these actual turned the front wheels.


http://sd2cx1.webring.org/l/rd?ring=collectiblesunli;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emadmalc%2Escreaming%2Enet%2Findex%2Ehtml

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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well here is one single seater = http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C276736


Shocked sadly not one of mine!

RJ[/quote]

This is also missing in my collection, these were never sold in Denmark, so only chance is to pay full price to a over seas dealer / collector.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There was also Victory Industries' VIP Model Roadways their cars had double pegs and these actual turned the front wheels.


http://sd2cx1.webring.org/l/rd?ring=collectiblesunli;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emadmalc%2Escreaming%2Enet%2Findex%2Ehtml

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These are nice, I found a few, while I was advertizing to buy old Scalextric.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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There was also Victory Industries' VIP Model Roadways their cars had double pegs and these actual turned the front wheels.


http://sd2cx1.webring.org/l/rd?ring=collectiblesunli;id=1;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emadmalc%2Escreaming%2Enet%2Findex%2Ehtml

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I had a VIP set in the early 1960's and the cars were first class compared to Scalextric, the track less so as it was just plain metal!
It wetted my appetite though and I later joined a local racing club for a couple of years with a large hardboard racing circuit, alas a murder in the group soured things for me a little and I dropped out. Good fun while it lasted but things were getting expensive trying to keep pace with the latest creations from some of the older and wealthier members, as an apprentice I couldn't really compete. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I never quite managed to find a Bugatti when I was collecting Scalextric in the 1980s and 90s. I'd be digging it out of the loft and selling it if I had and buying something 1:1scale....
Managed a reasonable range of cars and a lot of the trackside buildings. The cars were for using too - I remember racing a Dtype Jag v Austin Healey very well and the skill involved keeping the the ealry pin guide cars with hard rubber tyres in spectacular drifts round long bends. Much more fun than newer ones with magnets to stick them to the track.
I later joined a slotcar racing club and had plenty of fun with faster stuff with sponge tyres on a huge purpose built track, till a change of job made it too remote.
One day when the kids are old enough it'll be time to rediscover it all Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, I never quite managed to find a Bugatti when I was collecting Scalextric in the 1980s and 90s. I'd be digging it out of the loft and selling it if I had and buying something 1:1scale....
Managed a reasonable range of cars and a lot of the trackside buildings. The cars were for using too - I remember racing a Dtype Jag v Austin Healey very well and the skill involved keeping the the ealry pin guide cars with hard rubber tyres in spectacular drifts round long bends. Much more fun than newer ones with magnets to stick them to the track.
I later joined a slotcar racing club and had plenty of fun with faster stuff with sponge tyres on a huge purpose built track, till a change of job made it too remote.
One day when the kids are old enough it'll be time to rediscover it all Smile



Sounds like my history Smile

still have a box with those sponge tyre / metal frame / thin vacuum bodied cars, sitting in my garage.

I remember racing 2 frontwheel drive Mini,s on a big track, at a Scalextric meeting, they behaved just like the real thing Cool

Also raced a racetuned D type, but the track didnt have the correct handcontrollers for this type, so we couldnt race for long.
The smell of a hot RX motor is a real timewarp Cool takes me back to the 60ies, and my first Scalextric track Very Happy

Still have my collection, but only managed to make one display cabinet thou Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had anything to do with Scalextric, but my son has Minic cars combined with the model railway upstairs. Slightly over scale for the 00 gauge railway it still adds interest with cars, buses, lorries, break down truck etc.
There are also Corgi trams. Motorised and running backwards and forwards on a dedicated track. That kept me busy for a few evenings!
He used to use the Minic cars for racing when he was younger, but trying to race them now with scenery and buildings etc. wowould probably be disasterous.
With everything running at once it gets very busy.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd forgotten about the front wheel drive Minis. Got a pair of those too, but finding the proper balance between guide and pickup pressure, v traction on the front wheels always seemed a challenge. But they did look the part without any flared arches or sporty bits and obviously 10" wheels with hubcaps on!
I did have a lot of Minic motorways too, but sold it all to help raise funds when I went back to education and did a full time vehicle restoration course in the mid 90s. Probably should have kept it all and found some cash another way in retrospect...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd forgotten about the front wheel drive Minis. Got a pair of those too, but finding the proper balance between guide and pickup pressure, v traction on the front wheels always seemed a challenge. But they did look the part without any flared arches or sporty bits and obviously 10" wheels with hubcaps on!
I did have a lot of Minic motorways too, but sold it all to help raise funds when I went back to education and did a full time vehicle restoration course in the mid 90s. Probably should have kept it all and found some cash another way in retrospect...


Yes, they look nice, and those long strips that the guide attach to, has to be spot on, using the later softer type of pickup braids does make them go better.
Proberly set up they do run very good.

I sold my original 60ies Scalextric in the early 70ies, to get money for a stereo system.

While collecting in the 90ies, I found a few Minic cars, Porsche 356 / Aston Martin DB4, and a few other, nice little models.

Green E type, they made Blue - red - White models too.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a white E type (stashed in a loft with the rest of it all). Not as crisp and fresh, or boxed, as yours but I was pleased to find one. Always wondered about the odd registration 600 IMA and being left hand drive...
I must have got it late on in my collecting period as I've no recollection as to how it ran.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing with junior on one of his Scalextric sets yesterday evening, reminded me of this thread so thought it might be worth bumping it up again, in case anyone else has happy memories of slot-car racing?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Playing with junior on one of his Scalextric sets yesterday evening, reminded me of this thread so thought it might be worth bumping it up again, in case anyone else has happy memories of slot-car racing?

RJ


Or the modern hi-tech version....Lane assist, anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm embarrassed to say I threw away my Bugatti and Bentley ... Crying or Very sad
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I had the Airfix version.....Auto Union and Mercedes...
Also 'made' my own....
A Revell Corvette Stingray...an AC Cobra...I motorised a 1930's Packard V12..[which was long enough to impede other racers on bends]....and an MG[P or T, cannot recall which] which was a plastic kit[Airfix 1:32?]....and, using a home made mould, produced an enclosed Mercedes 'Avus Rennen'....
Got up to all sorts, me.
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