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Perfect Day

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Her indoors was out for the day and I could indulge myself so after watching the Isle of Man TT review on Eurosport (extremely scary) I spent a wonderful hot and sunny Saturday morning out in the Morris Minor and pottering around second hand bookshops where I picked up the Anthony Pritchard "Maserati - A Racing Hisory" and a couple of other good motor racing reference books. I can see a scratchbuilt Streamlined Maserati 250F as a future project.

I then dozed through the F1 qualifying session on TV and woke refreshed for an hour or so in the model room soldering up an F1 chassis.

I put together the chassis while listening to my choice of music as well as browsing through magazines and books for other ideas for future slot cars.

I finished off the afternoon with half an hour driving a few slot cars in the summerhouse and a glass of something nice and cold in the garden.

What a perfect day and a very selfish one!

Here's the chassis.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

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Jay - At one point every year I have a sort of model-making burn out where I find it impossible to even go into my model room. I'm never sure why this happens but it's probably a combination of my busy work schedule, the summer distractions of Goodwood and other real life motor racing events and not forgetting life generally!!

Whatever, the Lotus 43 still sits (as in the picture in this thread) with the complete Jim Clark figure waiting to be worked on. The 1967 Ferrari 312 F1 sits complete with nice BWA wheels and Ferrari wheel inserts awaiting my attention. The 1968 Cooper-BRM scratchbuilt is half done. Tha Matra MS11, Eagle Weslake, Lotus 72 and the Brabham BT26 shells are all partially prepared but gathering dust.

Sometime soon I'll prise open the door to my model room and get the urge to pick up one of the cars and start my autumn/winter burst of activity.

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