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Mark R-E
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Ok so I am not unhappy
Just a little story.

I picked my nice new Jerry Titus Mustang which I intended to race at Pinewood over the next six months or so.

Collected it from the club on Saturday just after the Pioneer Trans-Am event.

I get home and my wife sees it and says "Been shopping?"

I then show it her and the nice inlay card & box.

Jasmine then asks "Does the guide come out?"

"Yes" I reply

"Why don't you put it on your desk then? It looked really good."

In a nutshell Jules is making cars pretty enough to used a models and now I have to get another to race so two sales!!

You are warned you might just have to buy two of them


This is how the Mustang is sitting on my Grandfather's old desk along with The Doctors M1 Yamaha and a Morris Minor


The only Slot car to make the grade.

This is a bad picture as the lovely cream colour and dark green stripe isn't reproduced well.

Just have to get another I suppose to go with the Black & Gold fastback and I am really looking forward to the Cherry Red Charger on its way


 

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Mark,

Don't forget our Summer Madness special offer. Trade in your unused standard guide and get 50p off your next model.

Irresistible, huh?

Alternatively, if you wanted to keep the guide in your model and still display it, you could always chisel a small slot in the top of that old desk. If at any time in the future, you decided not to display a slot model with guide in place you could fill in the hole you made. A 75/25 mix of chocolate Hobnob and PVA glue will do the job admirably. Lightly sand flush when dry.

Jules
 

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JUST RACE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its to good to just sit there. Norwich Muscle car series is seeing some real quick Pioneers now. Jules, I have a pile of old Scaly guides what will you give for them?
 

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Ian
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Some people are just "So" lucky slotcars in the house!
They do make exceedingly good models or was that someone else's punchline
 

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Perhaps a super resistant range of cars is called for? Might induce people to remove them from their grandfather's desk and onto the track?

Grabs hat and coat and leaves room quickly.


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rick1776
 

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Mark R-E
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Ian - it isn't slot cars in the house. It is slot car in the house


Damaging it isn't an issue. The tyres being trued and glued will make it less pretty.

Jasmine isn't a huge car fan (apart from a 50's 190SL she wants and the Mini she had) and is very keen aesthetically so the fact that it is good enough to show as well as race is a very good sign for the brand.

 

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Ey Up Mark,

I think that Jules' chisel is more appropriate, routers didn't exist when your Grandad's desk was made !!.

Important to use a leather clad wooden mallet as well, not a steel hammer.

vbr Chris A.

ps: I could make you an oak plinth to match the desk, and take the depth of the guide.
 

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Hi Mr Crocker,

Theres actually a bit of a story behind the Titus car you have. Jules went to painful lengths getting the colour right on that model. Perhaps 10 iterations of colour matching in the end. Its a very strange colour, buttercup yellow I think??, Jules may be able to correct me on that. Its the sort of colour that changes depending on what sort of lighting you have. Depending on the brightness of the lighing it goes from almost a nothing colour with a hint of yellow to something which looks like yellow with a lot of green in it. Try matching that colour up based on old polaroid shots taken from the 60s!! In the end I think Jules went to the trouble of sourcing Ford factory colour swabs to get the colour right. Then that tiny yellow Teralinga logo with the rabbit on it. Who would bother with that, right?? Yellow is yellow. That two went through several iterations of yellow so that it looked right. Attention to detail. Must drive Mrs Jules crazy when he takes her shopping and not the other way round.


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