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Great affection remains for BMC's Mini yet I haven't seen much about slot versions on the Forum, which is possibly a good reason for having started this thread.

Would, as usual, enjoy seeing your cars, and reading yarns, tales and rhymes about anything to do with this little car that is probably overdue for an airing.

In advanced anticipation thank you for your interest.

A couple of my standard Scalextric cars below.
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A super collection, Kevan. Thanks for photographing them. I've been meaning to buy a 6R4 for a while. Often wondered what Cecil Kimber might have made of it.
 

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Now ya started it.

I have owned 1:1 minis even here on the wind blown plains of Texas:

- a 1960 Morris Mini while in high school

- a 1967 Austin Cooper 1275s in college (see my avatar)

- a 1966 998 Austin Cooper in the late 70s-mid 80s

I have also dabbled in conversion of 1/24 AJ’s polypropylene Winnwagen, Tamiya, and Taiyo
Vehicle Creative arts Asphalt Toy Natural material
RC bodies to my own 2.4 Ghz RC slot car formula.

My latest mini slot car idea is to convert cheap 2.4Ghz 1/64 RC toy cars to use the 1/50 Matchbox diecast mini bodies to create a bunch of micro mini RC slot cars.
 

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Er, thought it was launched in 1980 as the Austin mini metro.
Had one on hire in 81 for a week, yellow, seemed OK.
Younger sister had a new white mg version in 85, nice car, mg graphics, leather steering wheel, red seat belts, nice alloys.
Sills were rusted through by 89, dobbed it in for a Peugeot instead.
 

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Here's my favourite. It's front wheel drive using a Scalex or possibly Airfix shell with a butchered SCX or Carrera 1/43rd chassis turned 180 degrees. This is cut and shut to get the correct wheelbase and the two bits are joined with a longitudinal hinge (taped over) to get the tripod action in reverse. It uses a homemade guide pin assembly. I am still experimenting with front tyres to find the grippiest, and there is suprising variety on the market considering only two manufacturers produced original Minis in any quantity.

It is great fun to drive, just like the real ones.

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