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can anyone give me some info on this model, a friend has an unmade kit and was wondering of it's worth and if anyone is interested in it.

has an RX motor and an un painted pinky grey body, most parts still on sprues and transfers still in plastic bags and instructions too.

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Carl,

It would help if you posted some pictures. But if you're just trying to sell the model, then you should do that in the appropriate section and you have to be a Plus member.

Marusan shared a lot of parts with the Atlas kits from the USA (mostly sourced in Japan), and they are generally considered desirable.

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he is not neccersarily looking to sell, mainly looking for info as we can't find anything substantial about the ferrari in 1/24th.

can't host pic at the mo cos I forgot my login details for website


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There was also a 1/24 scale Cooper in the range. It had an open-frame motor (Marusan, or at least Japanese, but not an RX) which was also used in Marusan and later in American Atlas cars, both 1/24 and (with a shorter front half-chassis) 1/32. Quite a good motor of its type.
I had the 1/24 Cooper kit a long time ago but cannibalised it for 1/32 and later sold the 1/24 body.
I believe there were a Lotus 25 and a BRM too in 1/24.
Have you tried the search facility here on SlotForum? There's been quite a lot on them here from time to time.
Or you may be able to find info on one of the museum sites such as
http://lascm.com
http://bernardsslotcarmuseum.com/
http://scalemodel.net/asp/viewcountry.aspx...an&pageno=2
http://www.geocities.co.jp/Milano-Cat/7927/index.html
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Carl,

Here's the page on Bernards site with some photos of the Ferrari 156 - is that the one you're referring to? It has a can type motor, not the open-frame RX type motor.
http://bernardsslotcarmuseum.com/?page=gal...&man_id=160

It was mostly the 1/32 Marusan and Atlas cars that shared parts. Atlas also made two 1/24 F1 models, a Cooper and BRM, so Marusan might have as well, and those would have the open-frame motor (AT206). Look through this site and that may help to identify the model.

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http://bernardsslotcarmuseum.com/?page=gal...&man_id=160

there is some reference on the site thank you,

looks like they where moulded in red and this one is pinky grey and doesn't have the can motor, they seem very few and far between as there is little reference to this model throughout the site, the motor looks very good quality, it has never had power through it so you can see everything perfectly,

does anyone know how popular a brand they where in the UK as he seems to think it was bought here, I was under the opinion that nearly all slots of that era in UK wer 1/32

cheers

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Carl, if you look at the last row in the second set of pics, you'll see the same body in a mint Marusan kit, and what looks like the same chassis - I wonder if the assembled one above is not really the same model? (the later series of Atlas cars used this kind of motor, but not sure about Marusan).

Racing in Britain was mostly 1/32, but there was also some 1/24 activity, especially starting with the big commercial slot racing boom in 1966 or so. And there were lots of Japanese kits sold there, because they were much cheaper than the US models..

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