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I was digging around in the closet yesterday and lo and behold I found my old Kodak Carousel slide projector and about 20 boxes of old slides in circular holders. Well one was labeled old models and cars.

Pardon me as these are 1/24th scale as no one near me then ran the 1/32nd stuff. They all thought it was too small. I built a few but not many till 1998.

Well, with no projection screen, I set it up to project some slides on a door face that was near white.

And What to my wondurous eyes should appear but some of my old slot cars. Including my very first two which were scratch builts in 1963 and my 52 hour enduro car in 1965. Many all well over 40 years old. I remembered taking those pictures with my old Argus C-3 camera which I knew very little about and it had no macro close up options so they are not the best quality.

Especially since I re-took these shots of them with my digital camera from the door projection image.

Exactly when these were taken is also a blur in my faded memory but some one might enjoy seeing them as I recover a few more in the next week or so. This first one was a real runner as I remember and I did quite well with it then. And if you notice the shiny spots on the rear tires they are some of my first silicone coated sponge tires I started to make back in the mid to late 1960's.

 

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Superb! Thanks very much, Larry. But what are you waiting for? Let's see the rest!
What an exciting find that must have been.
 

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Well I will post more as soon as I get a decent projection screen from a friend and then digitize them with my digital camera so I can touch them up a bit from the mess I made of them originally with that Argus camera.

My original two will need some help to make postable. I don't think I took any chassis pictures then as I could pick them up and look at it any time I wanted to and the internet was not around. And and that time you did not show what you made to others, as they would surely steal your ideas you figured.


 

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Larry,

The best way to digitise slides is on an adapted flatbed scanner. The Epson Photo scanner comes with a slide and negative attachment with a light on the lid. Most people who use those scanners, never end up taking those gadgets out the box. Ask around. The result is very good.
 

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Yes Nuro I know about flatbed scanners. For about 40 old slot car slides total I did not think such an investment now, was prudent, for such old pictures. For any of the other non car slides I have, I may pack up the original negatives I have also and send them out to an outfit that digitizes them all for a pretty reasonable price. Then I can play with them with my paint shop Pro for any I want cropped or saved.
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I did scavenge another one today that came out decently for what it is.

This body I think is still in the drawer out in the shop but in a much different configuration. May have to restore it.

This one had a brass rod space frame with an RP-66 motor (Revell/Pittman) in it and brass bevel gears, with Silicone coated sponges on the rear.

Yes I know the wheels are too small in Dia. and they are not Porsche RSK Wheels as I was out of those inserts then I guess.

But it ran real well then in our run what you brung races locally. Parts of the frame may still be around, as may be the motor.
 

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That Porsche's a beauty, Larry. Thanks! Perhaps we could have a whip round within the forum to finance your slide restoration?
Can't wait for more.
 

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I've been a fan of your work for many years Larry and these are simply gorgeous!

Any chance of you posting some pictures of that fabulous Cheetah you built a few years ago, which had a bonnet (hood) that opened to reveal a fully detailed engine?

Howmet, perhaps Mrs H would care to make another of her wonderful creations that could be raffled to raise some cash for Larry's scanner?

Kind regards,

Russell
 

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Sorry Russell, Mrs H is still in a state of shock over your revelations. She thinks she might have had the pattern upside down all this time. Can't keep her needles steady. And I'm feeling very inadequate.
 
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