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Hi,

Here's my latest addition to my museum, a 1/32nd scale slot car set made in the Soviet Union in 1983. The set was called "Electromechanical Toy Racing", made by Zakarpatpribor which was located in Ulyanovsk. This set is rare even by Soviet standards.
The cars are open wheel racers made in 1/32nd scale. They use a can motor. The controllers & transformer are like the other 2 Soviet sets i showed earlier.The track is similar to the Soviet Scalextric set made in Moscow but the track surface is smoother & the plastic is softer. The rails are attached differently & the fasteners to hold the track together is also different.I hope you enjoy this unseen set in the west.

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Bernard

 

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I think that first line on last picture is the name of the company "Zakarpatpribor" and second line is the adress : zip code, city, street, number.
Uzhgorod - city in this adress is the city in Ukraine.
 

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Hi Petr,you are probably right,my translation is not is not up to what it should be. The set was mailed from the Ukraine. I will have more sets coming. Im still trying to figure out who & when the tinplate "Victory "slot car was made.I still think it was made before 1957 because of the grill pattern. Thanks,Bernard
 

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Hi Bernard, based on my knowlidge about Soviet Union and their products, I would assume that this design is not from the sixties, but definitely from the eighties. I guess there didn´t use any coloured plastic on toys at sixties.
 

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Hi Petr,the set was made in 1983.Are you from eastern europe ? Ilived in the Soviet Union for 1 year in 1981.Thanks,Bernard
 

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Petr,

I think he's referring to another one from the 50s, not this one!

This set definitely smells of the 70s or 80s, the great Soviet Scalextric Socialist era of products built down to a price... but that motor looks very interesting, and more like one from Japan or Hong Kong.

The controllers look like Scalextric copies, or are they?

Another great find Bernard - soon you're going to have a whole Soviet/Eastern Bloc wing on the Museum!

Don
 

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Yes, Bernard .... another great one. Don is right. There will be enough sets for their own wing in the museum. Keep them coming. Fascinating stuff.

all my very best,

Charles
 

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Bernard,
The cars are clearly based on Lotus type 72 F1 machines. Of course by 1983, the real things were already museum pieces...
 

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QUOTE (Petr L @ 18 Feb 2012, 11:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Phil, this model length is 270 mm.


Hi Petr

Thanks very much for that information. I was hoping I had found another Czech manufacturer who made 1/32 models. You can probably guess why...

Kind regards

Phil
 

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Hi Phil,i have 2 other 1/32 scale cars from Czechoslovakia made by Gonio(they are almost identical to the ITES cars). They may have some relationship with ITES.
You can see them on my website,just google bernards slot cars.Thanks,Bernard
 

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Hi Petr,i wonder why some would use the company name & some would use the factory name?
Heres some photos of both the ITES & GONIO Porsche & Tyrrell for comparison. My museum now has 2 sets & 23 cars from Czechoslovakia,2 sets,23 cars(4 in ho scale)& 3 mib trackside buildings from the former German Democratic Republic,& 4 sets & 11 cars from the former soviet Union. 1 unknown tinplate early slot car from the former eastern bloc. Thanks,Bernard
 
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