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917 part 2.....

Even though I got back into 1/32nd scale cars for some reason I didn't get a 917 slot car until last year. I did buy a built Airfix 917K kit to convert at some point and also the Matchbox 917/10 to replicate the WinnWagon as it included an extra set of L & M decals.

Then middle of last year I bought a Fly 917K and a Fly 917LH body.


Followed not long after by another Fly 917K


Then completing the circle I got a WinnWagon 917/10 which at some point will get painted as the L & M car and the Matchbox kit will get built as the Martini car.


Then this year I bought an Airfix 917K kit and an Oscar resin body kit.



Another fly 917


My final 917K for now, a Spanish Scalextric 917K


Amazing how quick they can build up 😉 :love:
You should try the Nsr white kits if you fancy the build & paint process, they are quite fast cars and the level of details is decent IMHO.

Im about to get a Nsr chasis and try Laurence tuning for the Flys 917s.😉
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GDSLOT,

The 917's are all for use on my home track so speed isn't important. If I stick with the Airfix track then I may be down grading a lot of cars to 16k motors unless once the shed is clear I go with a single lane routed layout in which case I will have to see what suits. Single lane because at home it's just me and it will same space and give a longer lap.

Laurence,

There may be some delay in building cars for home at the moment as I've started at a local club and most of my time and effort, and funds, are going into club cars at the moment, so much to learn / relearn.
 

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Discussion Starter · #186 ·
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Just because I'm daft, a scratching of a 908/3. A few years ago I spent a Saturday morning in Stuttgart sketching this car before wandering through Zuffenhausen and out on to a flyover intersection on the road network.

When you're this close to the Porsche factory there's always something worth watching. I seem to recall that luncheon wasn't terribly interesting on that occasion.

Jus' sayin'.
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The coupé version of the RS 718 at Le Mans, 1961, driven by Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney. It gave up in the twenty third hour with a broken crankshaft, and was parked outside a rather nice, and typically French, shed.

Another rarity as a slot model.
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The coupé version of the RS 718 at Le Mans, 1961, driven by Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney. It gave up in the twenty third hour with a broken crankshaft, and was parked outside a rather nice, and typically French, shed.

Another rarity as a slot model. View attachment 281779
Laurence,
An interesting photo which very much reminds me of the "Combat Dealers" TV programme with host Bruce Crompton, travelling to France/Europe in search of all kinds of historic (WWII military) vehicles some astute Frenchman/Farmer happened to seclude in said shed or farm outbuilding when no one happened to be looking.
If pictured vehicles wherabaouts happen to be "unknown" right now, it may be worth taking a trip to France to have a rummage in the back of said shed/building if permitted to and not run off by farmer with a rusty pitchfork, as there may be a dusty gem in hiding just waiting to be found!
 

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The coupé version of the RS 718 at Le Mans, 1961, driven by Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney. It gave up in the twenty third hour with a broken crankshaft, and was parked outside a rather nice, and typically French, shed.

Another rarity as a slot model. View attachment 281779
LOVE that little car!

Charming picture: Modern tech in racing sitting beside primitive technology and architecture.

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Precisely, André. You're bang on. A charming bit of Le Mans bucolically off piste.
 

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Thanks, Matthew. Most kind. The New Man livery has always been my favourite among the 956 fraternity, especially in its 1984 Le Mans-winning guise. The Pierlant advertising adds a certain Je ne sais quoi.
 

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Uff! 1984 New Man livery is in my most wanted list of Slot it Porsches, dont know why its more expensive than the 1985 🤔

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I think the yellow and black colour scheme stands out well and makes the car easier to identify at speed. I have a Slot It Le Mans winner car in that livery. Will post it on the thread when get time.
 
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