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Hi All.

I have finally started to update my out of date web page with newer pictures of my cars and also the layout I have started working on.

You can view it all and comment by visiting:

Phils Scalextric collection

I will update it as and when I get time to build more scenery for it.

Cheers 70s_Scalex.
 

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Nice to see a collection of old slot cars. Impressive
, I especially like the sidecars.
The Capri's are not that bad either.

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Its about time I got them out and did something with it all. Why does everybody like the Capri's they are terrible on the track.
I love the sidecars, I must add pics of the power ranger bikes yeah I know very sad..........

70s_Scalex

QUOTE (Larsson @ 10 Dec 2004, 17:15)Nice to see a collection of old slot cars. Impressive
, I especially like the sidecars.
The Capri's are not that bad either.

Eric
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so with the flyover thats a 2 lane track, that looks ike a 4 lane, yeah? thats such a cool idea, cos most tracks of that length take up way more room than that. im impressed, nice looking track
 

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I did have a four lane track but laps were too short, I have tried many shapes and that layout gives a good selection of curves from R1 to R4 and some nice fast bits and some slower bits.
Not too hard for beginners and still fun for those that are better. I have to start work on some green stuff next.

70s_Scalex.

QUOTE (Skeeter @ 13 Dec 2004, 15:25)so with the flyover thats a 2 lane track, that looks ike a 4 lane, yeah? thats such a cool idea, cos most tracks of that length take up way more room than that. im impressed, nice looking track
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Impressive site! & a man after my own heart. Most of my cars are from about the same era. Sierras, TR7s, Minis, 911s and a couple of Metros have just been given to me (as scrappers!!!). They go like stink with a new set of tyres!!!

Keep up the good work!
 

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I just sold loads of 70s F1 and saloon car scrappers plus a large pile of other left over 70s car bits on ebay, Bit late now but could have offered you missing bits for repair of your scrappers.

70s

QUOTE (bacardibeast @ 14 Dec 2004, 00:09)Impressive site! & a man after my own heart. Most of my cars are from about the same era. Sierras, TR7s, Minis, 911s and a couple of Metros have just been given to me (as scrappers!!!). They go like stink with a new set of tyres!!!

Keep up the good work!
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I always wondered which cars you have collected; blimey you have near enough all of them!

From recollection, you must have near enough all the cars from the seventies/eighties although I have got to ask, where the Superstox are.


A very impressive collection, a fine choice of cars, I collect virtually identical cars myself, although some cars still elude me but steadily getting there. I have to ask what your inspiration was. For me it was the 1982 Scalextric Catalogue (the best slot car catalogue by far, excluding the sixties editions) I spent days poring over the pictures contained within, making a promise to buy some of the cars&#8230; one day.

The trouble is for me, instead of basing my collection on one area and sticking with it, I go off on tangents, too easily tempted by today's cars so it's taken longer to collect these oldies. I like the basic simplicity of these models, whether appearance wise or driving, they are for me slot car racing in the most unadulterated format.

I couldn't help noticing some cars such as the sidecars in combination Blue/Yellow, also a dark Blue BRM P160; forgive me for asking, any further information on these?

All the best

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Hi Jamie.

I started as a kid around the early 70s with a basic set that had a figure 8 track and two UOP shadows, they are still there in the pics, I got a few cars Datsun, Mini, Escort, JPS, Tyrell and then found out a friend of my fathers worked for Triang in the model shop. The 281/282 sidecars, the BRMs and the white Wolf all came from him along with some other cars, track and scenery. In 1981 I got into motorcycles and packed it all into boxes. I started again about three years ago when my eldest daughter found it all in the loft
I have decided that the 70s-80s is where I will stay and collect the cars that I remember. I have not looked at the stocks or the lorries as they are not really my thing, but who knows what I will collect next. I have a few still on my list and buy them as and when money and the cars are around at the same time.

Phil.


QUOTE (Jamie @ 14 Dec 2004, 01:09)I always wondered which cars you have collected; blimey you have near enough all of them!

From recollection, you must have near enough all the cars from the seventies/eighties although I have got to ask, where the Superstox are.


A very impressive collection, a fine choice of cars, I collect virtually identical cars myself, although some cars still elude me but steadily getting there. I have to ask what your inspiration was. For me it was the 1982 Scalextric Catalogue (the best slot car catalogue by far, excluding the sixties editions) I spent days poring over the pictures contained within, making a promise to buy some of the cars&#8230; one day.

The trouble is for me, instead of basing my collection on one area and sticking with it, I go off on tangents, too easily tempted by today's cars so it's taken longer to collect these oldies. I like the basic simplicity of these models, whether appearance wise or driving, they are for me slot car racing in the most unadulterated format.

I couldn't help noticing some cars such as the sidecars in combination Blue/Yellow, also a dark Blue BRM P160; forgive me for asking, any further information on these?

All the best

Jamie
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