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· Dennis Samson
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Regarding Russell's post on the Paxton Turbine:

I think now, looking back into the mists of my memory, that the car was built by Albert Buckley, and given to me by Heinz Schafferer before I transferred it to Russell (who will remember those names).

In the mid 70's in SA there were a number of slot car constructers who were jewellers, dental technicians, machinists, etc in real life and they produced many of these little gems, and set a standard for construction that we all aspired to but seldom (except for Russell and a very few others) ever achieved.

I have not done any slot building since 1989, so this new project is a real throw-back to what I did back then. It's not complete yet, but it's getting there:

This one will be fitted with a V12 and is intended to go under a TSP Porshce 962. It follows the type of construction we used back then for the 1/32 wing cars we ran, so I have real idea whether it is going to work with rubber tires and magnets, but that's part of the fun, right?
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