Pre-Add Kit 16/2 Ferrari 625 1955
First released in 2004 Pre-Add Kit number 16 - Ferrari 625 GP body has undergone a serious make over by expert modeller Bryan King.
Minor modifications have been made to the shape of the body including the shape and angle of the front nose and extending the rear tail. All shutt lines have been re-scribed with rivet detailing added. The windscreen now fits neatly into a recess behind the flared lip of the body. Separate parts such as exhaust, interior & driver figure will be moulded in resin to keep the overall weight of the complete shell to arround 15grams. The whole interior & driver figure has been re-designed and will be supplied separate to aid decoration of the instrument panel etc..
Even the underside of the body has had a make over, being smoothed out and mounting posts fitted to accept the Penelope Pitlane SMJ chassis.
The kit will be supplied with waterslide race numbers & Ferrari badges.
We hope to have stock of the kits in March. All new Pre-Add kits will retain their origional kit number but will also carry the suffix /2
You can register your interest via the Pendle Slot Racing website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. History.
After two years of F2 regulations grand prix racing returned to F1 regulations for the 1954 world championship. The new regulations allowed for 2.5 litre naturally aspirated and 750 cc supercharged engined cars.
Ferrari modified their 1952-53 world championship winning 500 F2 car, by boring out the cylinders and lengthening the stroke of the four cylinder engine, renaming it the Ferrari 625 F1. The same Webber side draught carb’s fed the cylinders were twin sparkers resided. Two valves per cylinder were operated by twin overhead camshafts, giving a maximum power rated at 250 bhp at 7,200 rpm. Little else changed from the F2 500.
Minor chassis enhancements did not help the 625 in 1955 leaving it basically out paced by the Mercedes and Maserati contenders. The team still coaxed the 625 to two wins, the frist Ferrari F1 win by Froilan Gonzales in the 1954 British GP and the other an equally famous win By Maurice Trintignant at Monaco in 1955 The car was campaigned alongside the 553 Squalo and 555 superSqualo until finally being replaced by the Lancia Ferrari D50 for 1956.
The 1955 Monaco grand prix, 100 Laps of the 3.145 km city circuit, was dominated by Mercedes, Fangio and Moss....But not when it counted.
Fangio took pole position and set fastest lap in the race, but failed to finish due to transmission trouble. Moss, as ever baking Fangio up, took the lead only for his Mercedes engine to blow on lap 80. Ascari (who had matched Fangio’s pole time, but not in an official timed session) then took the lead until he misjudged the chicane and launched his Lancia D50 into harbour.
That passed the lead to Maurice Trintignant who was steadily driving his Ferrari 625, a car that was otherwise uncompetitive, who hung on to scored his first Formula One race win, and the first for a French man at Monaco too!. Other Updates.
We are currently working on several other bodies in both the Pre-Add & Penelope Pitlane Range.
Kit 17 Ferrari Super Squalo - currently being moulded for release in March
Kit 4 Maserati 8CTF - currently being remodelled
Kit 6 Mercedes W125 - currently being remodelledPenelope Pitlane
PPRB05 Birkin Bentley - currently being moulded for release in March. Body now includes driver figure
PPRB09 Healey SR LM 68 - currently being moulded for release in March. Body adapted to accept New PP AW chassis.
4 new chassis kits to be released in March. All dates are provisional and may change without notice.