Just started a little prep ahead of this evening's party in, on and around the Mess. Life's too short not to be partying because, as everyone knows, the dying process starts from the minute we're born.
Exactly, Keith. Honestly, I've lost count of the times I've started out on a lap of the Mess, and not made it to the end without stopping because a camel, cow, horse, turkey, goose, or 'gator has wandered into my path.
Usually receive abuse from Gandhi when this happens, too. He really can be coarse. So very very coarse.
As a chap who dislikes imperfection I've been on a quest to produce a flawless slot car for far too long. Things always go wrong during building, and even tiny things annoy me. Most folk wouldn't notice these mistakes, but knowing they exist is a constant source of irritation, which is why I intend to succeed this year in producing a good 'un, even if it kills me, which it possibly will.
Difficult to understand why Scalextric, and especially Carrera, haven't made a Beetle cabriolet. Scalextric already have the chassis and running gear from their saloon, so 'all' they need is the body to fit on the top.
Seems to me like the last bastion of the hobby is doin' just fine without them, as evidenced by this marvelous forum who makes exactly what they want, rather than buying what the clueless tell us we need.
I recently saw a few photos online of a model built with the front end of a Beetle, and the rear of a 917. 'Twas interesting, and has, regrettably, given me an idea for building a similar slot version. It's a very silly idea, but someone has to, I suppose.
A potential slot project below but... Dare I take a dremel to the 917 (a static model) and the Beetle, and cut both down the middle, before joining the front of the Beetle to the rear of the 917? It might well make a unique slot car, but whether I can bring myself to perform such butchery remains undecided.
I've never thought of myself as a yob, but this is getting perilously close.
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