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#2041 OFFLINE   johnbaz

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:35 PM

Hmmm

I had forgotten about these from in the loft....

Tamiya Top force, it has an electronic speed controller that i can't seem to set correctly (jerking back'ards and for'ards :( )
It goes like stink when it feels like it though..
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I have another one similar but haven't taken a pic of it, mainly due to not knowing where the hell i put it :oops:



John :D

#2042 OFFLINE   morris_ital_lover

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:49 PM

Try swapping the speed controller out temporarily and see if it still a problem them, if it is still a problem on the new one your receiver/aerials borked (its what happened to my subaru brat - it took me three months to find that one out!).

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#2043 OFFLINE   johnbaz

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:55 PM

Try swapping the speed controller out temporarily and see if it still a problem them, if it is still a problem on the new one your receiver/aerials borked (its what happened to my subaru brat - it took me three months to find that one out!).

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Thanks m0rris

I'll do that, i have a few mechanical speed controllers that i can try in :wink:

Mind you, i also have a few sets of radio gear that i could try swapping round too...


Cheers, John :)

#2044 OFFLINE   morris_ital_lover

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:23 PM

Thanks m0rris

I'll do that, i have a few mechanical speed controllers that i can try in :wink:

Mind you, i also have a few sets of radio gear that i could try swapping round too...


Cheers, John :)


Always worthwile having some working spares around... not sure how many of them Ive got through over the past four years!

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#2045 OFFLINE   Negative Creep

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:26 PM

Also bought a Brera but it was of such naff quality I gave it straight to my Mum for her to give away in her school fete


Mondo Motors Brera by any chance?



Yep. Thought the fact it was wonky in the packet was due to the angle of the base, but it was infact leaning over to one side. Oh well only 2.99 so no great loss

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#2046 OFFLINE   sludgeguts

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 06:38 PM

Nice Top Force johnbaz.This was the 100th model Tamiya produced and therfore quite sought after by RC pervs.
Heres some of mine:

Tamiya Sand Scorcher
http://www.tamiyaclu...22945_1_350.jpg

Tamiya Brat
http://www.tamiyaclu...62006_1_350.jpg


Tamiya Rough Rider
http://www.tamiyaclu...53614_1_350.jpg

Tamiya Monster Beetle
http://www.tamiyaclu...15447_1_350.jpg



Thats Just a few of them.Can post up more if anyone is interested.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:00 PM

Tamiya Monster Beetle
http://www.tamiyaclu...15447_1_350.jpg


Haha, I still have the 2WD QuickDrive version of this. It's battered but still works perfectly.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:44 PM

Hmmmm. I had a Tamiya Subaru Brat, but mine was on the same chassis as my mate's Monster Beetle which looks like the chassis in that MB picture.
Were the shells interchangable, or did I have some bizarre hybrid Monster Brat?

#2049 ONLINE   sludgeguts

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:00 PM

Hmmmm. I had a Tamiya Subaru Brat, but mine was on the same chassis as my mate's Monster Beetle which looks like the chassis in that MB picture.
Were the shells interchangable, or did I have some bizarre hybrid Monster Brat?


What you had there was a Tamiya Mud Blaster

http://www.tamiyaclu...23401_1_350.jpg


Same Chassis as the Monster Beetle but had friction dampers as opposed to oil filled items that the Beetle had.
Body shells are interchangeable but the corresponding body mounts would be needed.The original Brat also used a similar chassis.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:27 PM

Inspired by the Lightup Christine model i set about lighting up the first of the set display models so....

Ratlook 404 gets Neon :o)

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and some headlamps too, looks better in the dark but impossible to get a good image

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#2051 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:14 PM

It was indeed a Mud Blaster, I remember now! I had three shells, an original mint red one with decals, a lime green one with the same decals, and a white one with Ford zebra stripes. Hey, it was the 90s ;) It also had the oil dampers from a Monster Beetle and I made a few other mods.... faster motor (supposedly) and proper bearings instead of the nylon ones.

Do they fetch much? I sold mine for about £15......

edit: Yes. Gulp. £280-£350 for a NIB unbuilt one, and £100 for a built used one. Bugger.

#2052 ONLINE   sludgeguts

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:28 PM

Old Tamiyas do fetch strong money nowadays.The old 3-speed Hi-lux and Blazers fetch upwards of £350 for one that need restoring for example.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

the evolution, and the lighting on the 404 :)



#2054 OFFLINE   brammy777

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:57 PM

Put this on hold for now, may even offer some up for sale in the future if anyone is interested.
Actually may as well, I have a Bronze MKIII Cortina by Vanguards, which I no longer need. The Fern Green one is the only one I need, how does a tenner including postage sound? I think they are worth a little bit more than that, sold out quickly from what I heard.
Also, when is the Vanguards Cortina MKIV actually being released? I pre ordered mine in June FFS.
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#2055 OFFLINE   VWPowered

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

Mercedes Recovery now with lights :)

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night time

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#2056 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:46 PM

My Canadian cousin brought me copies of 'Car Trader', that country's version of Autotrader I suppose, way back in 1988.

2 of the cars I remember most from the pages were the North American Ford Escort and the 80's Ford Tempo, mainly for their likeness to the European Escort and Sierra.

I have heard of the 'Fresh Cherries' brand and they make some top quality American shite.

I just purchased these 2 tonight :D

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#2057 OFFLINE   hennabm

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:02 PM

On a visit to Canada in 93 the hire car we had was a brand new Ford Tempo. 1.6 auto with power everything. When the aircon cut in you lost 5 - 10kmh and when it cut out you gained the same amount - pure and utter autoshite :D :D :D :D :D :D
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#2058 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

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#2059 OFFLINE   VWPowered

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:42 PM

reminds me of the old shape celica

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#2060 OFFLINE   garycox

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:42 PM

Cheap-ish Vanguards anyone? Ending tonight...

http://shop.ebay.co.... ... ksid=p3686

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#2061 OFFLINE   VWPowered

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

did the beds police viva sell? i'd be interested in that pay via paypal.

my dauphine gets lights :D
now have three vehicles that light up

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typical french only one bulb works :lol:

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#2062 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:35 PM

This Princess arrived in the mail this morning - chuffed!
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

I've got two of them, painted up to match the full-size Princesses I had. :D

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#2064 ONLINE   barrett

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

More new euro-shite:

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#2065 OFFLINE   fotorabia

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:05 AM

just scored this..circa 1974 Dinky Beach Buggy..
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:34 PM

Last weekend I was in Whitby. There is a little model/junk shop about the size of an airing cupboard in the market place. I went in and there were a few Fiats on the shelf. He'd just recently bought somebody's collection of Italian Rammel. So I ended up with a metallic green Polistil 127, a Green Polistil 126 8) and a orange Polistil Fiat Campagnola (The Seller's words to me were "that one that looks like a Land Rover, is ACTUALLY a Fiat" - My reply in my head was, OH I know what that is mate, I definitely know that is) Anyway, I payed a fiver for each of them. I was even more pleased when I then found out that a green Polistil 126 is worth more than a fiver..... :D :D

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:49 PM

I went in there in the summer - another bloke had to get out as there is only room for one customer at a time. Then the infant arrived, so I had to leave ... good purchases!
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 06:42 PM

i got a dremel fer christmas, watch out models :twisted:

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:13 PM

Also, when is the Vanguards Cortina MKIV actually being released? I pre ordered mine in June FFS.



Expected January / early Feb.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:20 PM

Those Tinas look lush 8)

I've heard that a pre facelift Mk2 Granada has been pencilled in for May (doubt it coming out on time though :roll: ) too :D
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