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Presumably the same Aurora who made plastic kits?

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This came in a mixed lot some years ago, I sold it on again.

I believe some of their cars ended up with Monogram. The Maserati 3500 GT I finished last summer was one of their own mouldings, was a pretty decent kit for something dating back to the '60s.

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1 hour ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Presumably the same Aurora who made plastic kits?

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This came in a mixed lot some years ago, I sold it on again.

I believe some of their cars ended up with Monogram. The Maserati 3500 GT I finished last summer was one of their own mouldings, was a pretty decent kit for something dating back to the '60s.

took me right back to early 70s as a kid bought same kit at hendon raf plane museum 1st kit got me into model makeing,

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A funny-face Multipla has arrived at this chez.  To add to the cars-previously-owned-in-43scale shelf

Courtesy of @matt79 - cheers Matt 😊

 

1:43 and being by Solido, it has a plinth and its plastic cover.   

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Bit on the cheap side looking at the front, but it's about right dimension and detail wise.  Painting the bumpers body colour might* make all the difference.  Correct door mirrors too.

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Nice to see the authentic* wheelbearing wear giving negative camber at rear hubs.  The 'heart' rear lamp cluster nicely done.

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But, the best bit of all - if anyone has ever had one of these - is the reproduction of the good old Multipla dash that made use all smile, and gave us sticky oily fingers.

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Screwed-home base, so it could be easily repainted BLUE like our old family dependable, especially as the the interior is the correct colour scheme.  Or just screw a slot car chassis home, for added merriment.

 

RIP, good Old Dependable workhorse Fiat:

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That is all.

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TAT WEDNESDAY IS NOT DEAD

Not when we have had a roving correspondent out in Belfast during the 4th quarter of 2020 !

A fella, who helpfully allows customers' boxes to accumulate way beyond their 'getting-too-heavy-to-send-at-once' stage (read: buyer's fault all along!)

Look what the nice Young Post Man delivered on Tat Wed today.  Believe it or not, he was in shorts too...    cor.

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Cheers @Datsuncog !

Made my day, this stash of delights 😊

(Nice uplifting note too, thanks.)

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16 minutes ago, flat4alfa said:

stash of delights 

Both Scalextric Metros are repaired and up and running now

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Originally just bought for their handy SWB chassis moulding ideal for easy conversions, however the soldering stick and freeing-oil can persevered and together; they won.

(Can you tell I've had a beer)

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17 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

TAT WEDNESDAY IS NOT DEAD

Not when we have had a roving correspondent out in Belfast during the 4th quarter of 2020 !

A fella, who helpfully allows customers' boxes to accumulate way beyond their 'getting-too-heavy-to-send-at-once' stage (read: buyer's fault all along!)

Look what the nice Young Post Man delivered on Tat Wed today.  Believe it or not, he was in shorts too...    cor.

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Cheers @Datsuncog !

Made my day, this stash of delights 😊

(Nice uplifting note too, thanks.)

Hey, glad it all arrived safely (and quicker than expected) - the tinplate Datsun's still here for you, never worry.

Still looks like we could be a wee way from anything reopening, but I'm having a bit of a rummage through some of my model boxes and there could be some more items up for grabs that you ain't never seen before in the next week or so...

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On 8/28/2020 at 3:00 PM, Datsuncog said:

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It's a pair of Matchbox Glo-Racers, which were an odd short-lived range produced for Lesney by Universal Toys in Hong Kong, based on the Powertrack slot cars. After the Powertrack range was discontinued in 1982, the moulded bodies were paired with diecast bases to make a range of non-powered toy cars, with their gimmick being that the bodies would glow in the dark.

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Took a look at these after they arrived in the post.  Universal Era was a bit late for me as I was into other things by then, so knew nothing of them.  What I did know was I already had a Matchbox Powertrack BMW - but not a TR7.  Always wanted the TR7.  The idea being I could put them to use on the slot track by changing the bases for motored ones.

During unwrapping, was a bit confused for moment; but then realised the Porsche 928 might have been added in as a gift!  That's nice.

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Word got around to the Matchbox Powertrack Massive, so they dashed over to greet them into the fold

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Test #1: Do they glow?

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Yay!

 

Test #2:  Do they come apart ?

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Yay!

 

Test #3:  Let's swap over some bodies with the Powertrack cars, after all they are the same, reused body tooling, right?

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Nay!

Now that was a surprise...  there are no common mounting points!  What were they thinking?  Ah well, no problem, could be adapted after all it's only plastic.  But first, will see if TCR, Aurora or MicroScalextric chassis are a better fit tomorrow.  The latter would be a better effort anyhow

In the meantime, I put them on the wife's bedside table, to see if they bug the hell out of her during the night, glowing away...

I'll probably be in for it.

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Front and back page of the Powertrack 'Race & Chase' set manual

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Anyone have one of these sets?  Had to wait thirty years for one, back then I was pawing over the brochure and amazed by the TV advert.   Picked up complete set with extra cars ten years back.  Got it working, then snuck it in loft(s) until this week.

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12 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Took a look at these after they arrived in the post.  Universal Era was a bit late for me as I was into other things by then, so knew nothing of them.  What I did know was I already had a Matchbox Powertrack BMW - but not a TR7.  Always wanted the TR7.  The idea being I could put them to use on the slot track by changing the bases for motored ones.

During unwrapping, was a bit confused for moment; but then realised the Porsche 928 might have been added in as a gift!  That's nice.

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Word got around to the Matchbox Powertrack Massive, so they dashed over to greet them into the fold

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Test #1: Do they glow?

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Yay!

 

Test #2:  Do they come apart ?

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Yay!

 

Test #3:  Let's swap over some bodies with the Powertrack cars, after all they are the same, reused body tooling, right?

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Nay!

Now that was a surprise...  there are no common mounting points!  What were they thinking?  Ah well, no problem, could be adapted after all it's only plastic.  But first, will see if TCR, Aurora or MicroScalextric chassis are a better fit tomorrow.  The latter would be a better effort anyhow

In the meantime, I put them on the wife's bedside table, to see if they bug the hell out of her during the night, glowing away...

I'll probably be in for it.

Loving the Powertrack fun and games here... never had one myself (though did have a Tyco Dukes of Hazard track set), looks pretty ace!

Differences to the mounting points between the Powertrack and Glo Racer shells came as a shock here too - I assumed they'd be one and the same.

Yup, the 928 appeared for cheap at one of the general tat stalls over the summer; not in great nick, but thought it best to keep 'em all together... cheers for the comparative write-up and pics!

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1 hour ago, Datsuncog said:

did have a Tyco Dukes of Hazard track set)

Which you still had it - looks a bit of a laugh

I have a Tyco set, one of the F1 GP sets.  Very large box, biggest set box of the lot in the pile in the loft.  Charity shop, a while ago - never have set it up...

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Anyone into current Bburago 1/32 series of modern diecasts?  This one came in 'kit' form, which just meant 'not assembled' as it's pre-painted (and nicely too)

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The other day I converted this Jaguar XF to be a slot car. 

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Diecast body, so is a bit hefty and won't win too many races off the line.  But that wasn't the point.

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Motor is tucked inside between the hacked about seats, which took a while to get right while keeping centre console and most of the seats intact and tidy.  Then blacked it out to match.   Ought to fit a driver, but might just re-do the interior in tan, to complement the exterior colour.  Or just leave it and get back to repairing the kitchen.

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Good thing about these Bburagos is the bases are screwed home and the tyres are quite rubberish so no need to change the wheels, just drill them out a bit to fit the axles.  Couple of adjustments to make, but it'll do for now

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Why?  You ask.  Because ....no else has made one

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Was naughty the other week and did a buy.

Corgi Opel Senator has been on the wish list for a while so nabbed this for a fiver.   Needs a touch from the chrome pen on bumper corners, but otherwise tidy enough.  And it's in a proper blue from the era too, just what I wanted.  Thought that the marks on the door rubbing strip was chipping, but seems it was grey paint detailing, mostly rubbed away.

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Doris loves it, even if the rear suspension is a bit saggy.  Not unlike Doris, then.

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9 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Which you still had it - looks a bit of a laugh

I have a Tyco set, one of the F1 GP sets.  Very large box, biggest set box of the lot in the pile in the loft.  Charity shop, a while ago - never have set it up...

Bought one of these at Doncaster toyfair in the mid 90's for a tenner still have it.

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Just now, sheffcortinacentre said:

Bought one of these at Doncaster toyfair in the mid 90's for a tenner still have it.

Please sell it to me if it's in the way 😙

Short-term loans considered.  Willing to repair in kind

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While on the subject of 1/32 scale, how about these two by MSZ ?  You can find these in TK Maxx for very little. 

Bentley Continental GT Supersports Convertible and Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

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Bought to convert to slottishness, but in hindsight I think I will leave them as they are.

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Perhaps the scaling is a bit off as the Bentley is a bigger beast in the flesh, but proportions either way are spot on

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Diecast, both have sounds and lights and opening things. 

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Pretty good models and so cheap for what you get. 

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Even came with the lithium cells fitted ready

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