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From Keith
11-05-2022   (01:13:50)

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Fitted some replacement tyres to some of my vintage 1/24th scale cars today as we have a vintage meeting at my club end of this week.
1/24th scale Ford Mustang


1/24th scale Ford GT40


1/24th scale Ferrari Dino 260 S


1/24th scale Porsche 904


The Ferrari now has a pair of NSR Vintage Supergrips while all the others have urethane from Slot Car Tyres.


From Keith
09-05-2022   (01:14:25)

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As the weather was nice today I managed to get the clearcoat on the NSR Porsche 911RSR , mist coat of semi gloss the two coats of semi gloss followed by to coats gloss. With all the problems I had applying the decals at least the haven't reacted with the clearcoat. All parts are also glued back on the body
While I had the car apart I took the opportunity to change the motor and have changed the NSR 21k for a 25k, not sure of the brand. I have also change the rear wheels as those fitted were a little on the small side. Fitted a pair of Slotting Plus 16.9x10mm Alu-magnesium fitted with NSR fitted with NSR 17x11 Ultragrips. Will give it a test run at the club tomorrow.




From Keith
08-05-2022   (01:15:09)

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Spent a go 2 hours or more putting the decals on the NSR Porsche 911RSR this evening. The decals were very thin and with some of them being quite long and narrow I had more than a few problems. Some of the decals decided to fold back on their selves when being slide of the backing sheet and I just could not get them apart again so a few errors and bad spots.


Will hopefully give them a clearcoat tomorrow, fingers crossed for no reactions.

The Revoslot Porsche 911 had a problem at the rear which showed up when I tested the car on my club's wooden track. The back of the car was bouncing about and on close inspection the problem appeared to an out off square wheel, tyre or even a bent axle. As I don't have any 3mm axles or wheels and no tyres that fit the rimmed wheels on the car I put it to one side. In todays Pendles delivery I received a pair of Revoslot 2.38mm bearings, these have now been fitted to the cars along with a new axle and replacement wheels and NSR tyres. Although not eligible for any club classes I will try the car again this week at my club to see how it goes now.



Also in the Pendle's delivery was a pack of Plafit spacers and I have changed the front chassis/axle and guide mounting point, on the red Mini Sprint, and have put the spring back in place along with a smaller spacer, from this pack, which will allow a small amount of movement but nothing like the original setup. I have also had to reduce the wheelbase slightly to make sure the guide isn't visible from above.




From Keith
24-04-2022   (13:57:29)

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The Audi Quattro now has it's decals and clear coat applied and I've added most of the extra bits to the body. I've also made up the interior plate but as this car is for racing and the motor seems very tight to the interior plate I may well fit a vac-form interior. I've also made up the chassis and fitted a Flat 6RS motor with Slot.It gears, PSR wheels and NSR tyres. Looking like the guide may be a bit of a problem as the Team Slot guide has a spring around the post which means most of the guide holder is bigger than a standard guide stem.


From Keith
23-04-2022   (00:24:57)

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Having decided the weather wasn't that bad today I decided to paint the Team Slot Audi Quattro body and while I had the primer out thought I might as well paint the resin Alfa 105.

The Quattro primed nicely,


and took it's orange topcoat with no problems.

I haven't painted that many resin bodies and all that I have I've painted with rattle cans so this would be my first with the airbrush and Zero Paints. I don't know if I didn't wash the body properly, if it's the resin or the paint but I had a few problems.

Looks like I will need to do some sanding before I can even think about the topcoat.


From Keith
19-04-2022   (13:56:45)

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The Lotus 49 ran fine at the club tonight and is quite fast but the gearing is right, at least for me, and the rear end of the car was very lively. I think I will enlarge the gear opening in the chassis and go back to a 28T crown gear.

The Ninco XK120, even though only on temporary wheels, ran quite well and should handle a lot better once the I have ordered some new wheels for it. The rear wheels are ok but I had to use the original Ninco front wheels and axle which had quite a bit of free play.


From Keith
18-04-2022   (13:56:56)

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I have changed the crown gear on the Lotus 49 back to a 27T and on my home track it now appears to be running ok, will see what happens at the club tomorrow

The Ninco BRG Jaguar XK120 has now been fitted with an Amato 3D printed chassis and a Scaleauto 25K S-can Tech 2 motor. As the XK120 is front engine and has a deep interior this has now been removed and will be replaced with a flat vac-formed drivers tray.


From Keith
12-04-2022   (13:57:12)

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I've change the motor in the Lotus 49, the Penelope Pitlane chassis was fitted with a SPR 30k motor and 9/27 gears but I have now replaced the motor with a SRP 35k but to give a bit more brake I have changed the gears to 9/28. On testing at the club track this evening the car appeared to be running ok but then kept stopping, it would then run for a few inches and stop again. It was suggested that the crown gear may be to large for the the PP chassis so some more work will be required.


From Keith
18-01-2022   (16:05:13)

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The Scalextric Lotus 49 received yesterday has now been fitted with a Penelope Pitlane chassis so I can use it in my clubs F1 race class.




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