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3 hours ago, Datsuncog said:

Tric Trac

At the risk of showing my age, I do remember playing with that - it was actually called Trik Trak. The track sections had a wider mouth than exit, made of moulded plastic, with lugs on the corners so they could be secured to a board if required. I don't have clear recollections of the cars though so either they didn't last or, more likely, my interest was overtaken by a Hornby train set and then a Scalextric layout.

Vintage 1964 Transogram Trik-trak Cross Country Road Rally Set #3960 Gm986  for sale online | eBay

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12 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Don't know if @High Jetteris using a phone or PC but the search function allows you to search the topic, there have been some nice Spot Ons posted previously 

I was on my phone then, but have wasted valuably spent much time today going down various rabbit-holes that your kind* suggestion lead me to. I now regret more than ever the actions of cash-strapped late-teenage me in getting rid of most of the models brought for me by parents and grandparents in the 60's, for £notverymuchatall. I do have some left...in boxes...somewhere (I hope!)

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2 hours ago, High Jetter said:

At the risk of showing my age, I do remember playing with that - it was actually called Trik Trak. The track sections had a wider mouth than exit, made of moulded plastic, with lugs on the corners so they could be secured to a board if required. I don't have clear recollections of the cars though so either they didn't last or, more likely, my interest was overtaken by a Hornby train set and then a Scalextric layout.

Vintage 1964 Transogram Trik-trak Cross Country Road Rally Set #3960 Gm986  for sale online | eBay

Had one of those in the 70's

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On 6/18/2021 at 4:23 PM, flat4alfa said:

If anyone is in the vicinity and gets hold of it could they also grab the Fleischmann slot car too please  😎

I asked him (politely) but he still refuses to post:

 

@flat4alfa @barrett,are you still interested in the slot car & the MGB respectively?.I've spoken to the seller,he still has them both,& I should be able to call in on my way home tomorrow.Let me know please.

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4 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Post Lady has been

All from same seller for a tenner

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Corgi FIAT X1/9 in the seemingly less-common blue with FIAT/Bosch/Cibie stickers, which means I can convert and paint a spare white & green one

Corgi Honda Prelude in tidy enough condition so I can paint / convert / dispose of a sun-faded one with glazing problems

Dinky Corvette Stingray with flame stickers surviving for once.  Never had one of these Dinkys before, ever.

I owned that very X19 along with it's smaller 'Juniors' brother too. 

In my head, they were part of a 'little and large' two-car set produced by Corgi in the mid 1980s. I'm sure they produced various models in this two-car setup.

Having said that, I can find no evidence after a quick online search of this setup ever having existed....

Can anyone confirm I'm not actually going mad?!

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22 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

I owned that very X19 along with it's smaller 'Juniors' brother too. 

In my head, they were part of a 'little and large' two-car set produced by Corgi in the mid 1980s. I'm sure they produced various models in this two-car setup.

Having said that, I can find no evidence after a quick online search of this setup ever having existed....

Can anyone confirm I'm not actually going mad?!

Yeah, I can, I remember them.  Never had any such sets myself but I do remember seeing them.  You can stop worrying now.

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9 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

I owned that very X19 along with it's smaller 'Juniors' brother too. 

In my head, they were part of a 'little and large' two-car set produced by Corgi in the mid 1980s. I'm sure they produced various models in this two-car setup.

Having said that, I can find no evidence after a quick online search of this setup ever having existed....

Can anyone confirm I'm not actually going mad?!

Boom! I definitely don't need to add any of these to my ebay watch list...

 

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Yes please @155V6

I did look today funnily enough.  He wants £20 for the Lotus by Fleischmann

If he will do a discounted deal on the two for us, while the cash is under his nose, even better! 

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Cheers!

 

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4 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Boom! I definitely don't need to add any of these to my ebay watch list...

 

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On reflection, I owned twin packs of the Fiat, the Escort and the R5 Turbot. 

I'd love to know the fate of all of them. No trace and I don't ever remember them reduced to poor/bin fodder condition.  

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On 9/7/2020 at 5:11 PM, flat4alfa said:

Picked up this pair from same seller on the cheap.  Corgi Bentley Continental and Spot-On Austin 1800

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Now look like this

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All the Spot-On chat reminded me to go through those project boxes and dig out the stalled Spot-On Landcrab rebuild.  IIRC it was a fiver for the pair, so being a skin-flint, I tell myself it was a £2.50 Spot-on.   Do remember being cheered-up as all the others bid on went for around 6 times that and still had missing parts

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10 hours ago, flat4alfa said:

Spot-On Catalogue 5th Edition 1965

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I keep coming back to this and it's getting me dangerously close to setting up an ebay account.. There's at least five things there my collection needs and as we've established, that's the only real way to get hold of them. 

(I know, why didn't I do this when I was still working..?) I suppose I should stop smoking, drinking and eating cake. 

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Deep pockets required. Just looking on eBay to see what my Beetle is "worth" (about £80 in similar condition), noticed every one has a different registration. Was this normal practice with Spot-On? Mine is RFS 166

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I'm under no illusions that this will be a cheap endeavour but I need the Humber, PB Cresta, A60 and Minx at the very least. Possibly the Zephyr Mk3 and the P5 too, but here we are teetering on the edge of the slippery slope.. 

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8 minutes ago, Amishtat said:

I think the Sunbeam Alpine from Tat Wednesday ended up with you too? 

Found it! 

Yes, the famous 'Spot-On-for-a-pound' Alpine from Essex now sports a full set of tyres and Tiny Tom has just found out he can reach the pedals after all.  

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He really ought to get that spares list together again.

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15 hours ago, High Jetter said:

At the risk of showing my age, I do remember playing with that - it was actually called Trik Trak. The track sections had a wider mouth than exit, made of moulded plastic, with lugs on the corners so they could be secured to a board if required. I don't have clear recollections of the cars though so either they didn't last or, more likely, my interest was overtaken by a Hornby train set and then a Scalextric layout.

Vintage 1964 Transogram Trik-trak Cross Country Road Rally Set #3960 Gm986  for sale online | eBay

Trik-Trak was licenced from Transogram in the US by Tri-ang, which is likely why it seemed an odd fit to the rest of the range.  1968 does seem very late too.

I have a story to bore you.  Around ten years back we were out at my Wife's office 'do' and at some point around a restaurant table, one fella piped-up that as a child he always wanted a Trik-Trak and did anyone remember them.  Blank faces all round - including me.  So, him being a decent fella and coming-up to his 50th birthday soon, I hatched a plot.  I got hold of a set, bought blind through fleabay.  Thankfully, it was complete and I managed to get one of the cars in the set working.   Weeks later, the same crowd was out again, for his 50th meal and drinks.  It was presented as a gift across the restaurant table - a big box too.  Pretty sure this was the set:

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Later that night, sloshed, we went back to his new flat (recent divorce, part of the reason to cheer him up) and, fuelled by more beers, we laid it out all over the floor.  The sight of grown men on their knees enjoying getting a motorised toy to drive itself about must have been great* fun for our Wives.

This is the car in a Trik-Trak.  Anyone got one?  I remember the drive was direct to one tyre:

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They pop up occasionally, not valuable, just nostalgic for all of five minutes.

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