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    Split_Pin got a reaction from lesapandre in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from CGSB in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from SEATMad in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from bunglebus in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from JJ0063 in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin reacted to eddyramrod in Shite in Miniature II   
    Pic heavy post, just so you're aware...
    I've been doing a bit of outdoor model work today, starting with a blast of primer on these...


    And while I was outside drilling some more apart, a box arrived.

    Oooh, hello, what could this be?  Return address tells me it's from @danthecapriman so the only thing it can possibly be is a birthday present.

    Which it clearly is!  I had to unpack it in stages.


    That's most of it.  It also included an ebay bargain that I had arranged to be posted to Dan, to defer the cold-shouldering I always get when a parcel arrives.

    Florida Highway Patrol Chevy Caprice in 1/18 scale.  I have the same model in NYPD blue, and had a white Chicago one until I sold it a while back.
    Oh and those models I drilled apart earlier?  They went through the Cosmic Soda bath and are now in an overnight rinse.

    That Jag will need a second bath, which is fine, I'll be doing some more soon.
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    Split_Pin reacted to AndyW201 in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Spottedlaurel happy birthday!
    Had my weekly pilgrimage to Morrison's to get my unhealthy food stash for the Scotland truck run.
    I was pleased to find my local store has  started doing diecast again, with Hot Wheels and Matchbox mainlines, along with some 1/43 Jada Star Car things, (KITT, BTTF DeLorean, F&F etc). Sadly the Hot Wheels and Matchbox were still old cases, the HW was the batch that Aldi got in months ago, and the Matchbox was that batch that has been everywhere since 2023, yep, the one with the green Ranchero and the blue Nissan Sentra... But it was encouraging all the same, that particular Morrisons has been one of my more successful hunting grounds over the years.
    It wasn't all bad news though, they had some Matchbox 5-packs in, and they looked like pretty new ones. I was going to get some pics, but loitering around Berwick Hills Morrisons early on a morning taking pictures of toys isn't the best of ideas... There were some nice packs, including a "British Roadways"  one, with a Trafalgar blue-ish  Minor saloon, The new Coffee Cruisers one isn't bad either, but this is one pack I couldn't leave behind,



    The Skyline GTX is still one of my fave castings, not a bad livery either,

    Not sure about the colour on this one, but I've been after one of these spaceship Civic Type Rs for yonks now, so it's nice to finally get one,

    First Matchbox Impreza too, though I've got quite a few Hot Wheels ones,

    The Mazda 3 looks quite sharp in white,

    Great colour scheme too on the 4-Runner.
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    Split_Pin reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    It's staying as-is, it can keep my kid custom Dinky company 


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    Split_Pin reacted to Bren in Shite in Miniature II   
    This arrived yesterday - 

    corgi cheverolet caprice. Not one I owned when I was small - it came out in 1980 - I liked superfast and airfix kits back then plus I was starting to take an interest in Star Wars toys.
    Never a big seller - in fact I don't ever recall seeing it in shops. It's a nice model - large and heavy. It also came as a  taxi and stock car - green and two tone blue and silver versions also exist. With the postage I got for under a tenner.
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    Split_Pin reacted to junkyarddog in Shite in Miniature II   
    One of Sunday's finds was this down at heel Corgi rockets Volvo.



    A quick scrub with some soapy water and some wheels I found* at the back of Smoll Eddy's lockup later we have this..


    Slightly less down at heel Corgi rockets Volvo.
    😁
     
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    Split_Pin reacted to andy18s in Shite in Miniature II   
    Funnily enough I treated myself too..
    Manta CC is one I've been looking for ever since I had my full size version.
    400 was a cheap auction buy over here in Bg,and in Rothmans Racing colours probably the best looking rally car..



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    Split_Pin got a reaction from danthecapriman in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from eddyramrod in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Jazoli in Deletion of comments and/or threads by members   
    Good point to raise and well worth discussing IMO, but I voted to keep as-is.
    Has there ever been a thread removed by the OP that anyone ever gave a flying fuck about though? Not that I have seen. As an example, people's lifestyle choices do not belong on a car forum and I for one would be glad if they were all deleted, but it's a free forum and that's the beauty of it.
    Conversley, I'd never delete my Shite in Miniature II thread because it's become a sub-forum in itself and, if I may say so, flipping legendary among us miniature shite collectors.
     
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    Split_Pin reacted to stuboy in Shite in Miniature II   
    Treated myself 1/18 mk1 xr2



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    Split_Pin reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    I've found a diecast in Spain too. Just wandering along the beach and spot this among the seashells 



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    Split_Pin reacted to sierraman in Shite in Miniature II   
    Renault 5, Citroen CX and a Simca 1100 I think. 
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    Split_Pin reacted to sierraman in Shite in Miniature II   
    @Split_Pin Guisval still alive in Spain. A bit salty at €7 but still they’re obviously still being made 

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    Split_Pin got a reaction from mk2_craig in Forum LCBL Star '05 Audi A8 D3 3.0TDi   
    The parking sensors have dried out now and are working fine. What I don't understand (and this exact same scenario happened with the alarm sensor on the Rover 75's slam panel) is how I can wash my cars with a hose and sponge and nothing is affected but heavy rain seems to find its way into electrical components?
    Anyway, this (now correct) code reader is great for the money and its quite simple to use. I was able to work out how to interrogate all the modules after a few minutes.
    Here are the parking sensors working when reverse gear is engaged. I make no apologies for bare legs in the shot, long trousers get put away mid March regardless of the weather. 

    You can see that it detects the A4 correctly.

    All good!
    The parking brake is a bit flaky though. As soon as I interrogated it, the message appeared on the dash.

    Here are the results  with the brake applied (pictures were the right way up on my phone 🤔🤷‍♂️)


    ..and the pads look fine to me. It gave a % worn elsewhere and I can't remember the exact figure but it wasn't especially concerning.

    The brake itself works perfectly so there's currently nothing I'll be doing anything about for the time being but I'm very delighted with the code reader 👍
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    Split_Pin reacted to Marm Toastsmith in Marm's Motors: Audi Improved!   
    Washed it.

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    Split_Pin reacted to Marm Toastsmith in Marm's Motors: Audi Improved!   
    Forward progress at last on the Audi!
    First up it is (unsurprisingly) happier for a service. Seems to be revving much more freely and is definitely quicker.
    Even better, today I sorted out the radio - entered the code, manually cleaned the (filthy) tape head (tapes now play in stereo!) and fitted a bluetooth adapter which works really well.
    Only downside is to fit the bluetooth dongle I had to disconnect the original multiway connector - the bluetooth thing (blue connector) uses the wiring for the non-existent optional CD changer, but there are also an "option" section which I think talks to the display (so I've lost that) but the worst of it is that the rear speakers were apparently connected via an amp - and I've lost those. I'm wondering about hacking the original connector or whether an adapter exists to break up the connector into 3 sections @philibusmo?
     





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    Split_Pin reacted to Marm Toastsmith in Marm's Motors: Audi Improved!   
    I've barely driven the Audi, and the radio isn't working because repeated non-starts a few weeks ago temporarily drained the battery. Today it had the rocker cover gaskets replaced (very much needed as the plugs were soaked with oil again) and basically a full service - plugs, oil, filters... 
    Of course it has repaid me by the exhaust is now blowing out of the other cat flexi. It is an hateful thing really, but I think I have decided I am just going to keep throwing money at it, it can't keep breaking surely? At some point it has to start getting better. Or going up in value.
    On the plus side it's running better following a service, feels much more responsive.
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    Split_Pin got a reaction from Coprolalia in Forum LCBL Star '05 Audi A8 D3 3.0TDi   
    I normally make a mess when polishing dark coloured cars so I just went for Wax only this time around. I used Fuso 99 Soft. It came up very nicely.




    The B and C pillar finishers were also flat so I did polish those. They came up well.



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