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In the "New Stuff" section of the July/August 2003 issue of MCR magazine there is a picture of a Slot.It Pit-Stop. It isnt the best of pictures but it looks intriguing all the same. I havent been able to find any more details though..... anyone out there know anything about it ?

Cheers...Mark.
 

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I don't have the picture in front of me but I remember that Slot-it presented their Audi in a pit-stop diorama with several figures included.

There was never any mention that the pitstop building would be produced.

I will check this evening if the picture in the magazine is the one I have in mind.
 

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I just checked the picture. It's a different one from the picture I had seen before.

I wonder if the building come from Slot-it at all since the figures are from Fly instead of SCX. So the building could be from Fly as well.

Fly WILL make pit buildings, drawings of these were shown in the MiniAuto magazine, though it is hard to say if the building shown on the picture is a prototype of these or only purpose made for fairs.
 

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Fast Lucky, thanks for taking the time to look.
The article in MCR seems to suggest that it is a Slot.it pit stop but it is finished off with a Fly Saleen (I think) and SCX re-painted figures (according to the text). All a bit confusing !!!


I hope Fly or someone does decide to release a detailed pit-stop, I'm afraid Scaleys old 60's and 80's (?) re-issue just dont cut the mustard for me any more. Not keen on the Sport card version either.

Thanks again for your help
 

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Hi GBMark,

The figures seen on that picture are definitely the very expensive ones made by Fly, not SCX. The Saleen and the 'vette in the top left corner are both from Fly as well.

Fly has revealed that they intend to produce the grandstands and pits from the Catalunya track. The big question mark is WHEN it is going to happen.

If you can't wait, there are several options to go for, avoiding the far from sexy Scalextric cardboard buildings.

A first one are the pit / grandstand made by SCX. A modern building, sadly produced in unrealistic colours.

Another possibility is Carrera. The grandstands are wonderful, the pits not too bad. Big problem is that they are out of production and therefore command a high price on (German) Ebay.

The third option is SRA. It is a modern great looking resin building, but it is sold as a kit, so you must be ready to do the painting job.

And then there's FLY ... I saw some of the drawings, it really looks promising but as I said we've got to be patient (as usual with Fly).
 

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QUOTE grandstands and pits from the Catalunya track

Not the most charismatic track or buildings, but modern. It must be the ever encroaching fuddy duddiness, but I can't help but think that someone making a set of the Goodwood pits and grandstands as used at the revival would have a hit on their hands.

Adrian Norman of Hornby made some buildings - including a great looking crossover bridge complete with sponsors logos - for the layout used a the Goodwood meetings this year. Even a downloadable paper based cut and stick version would be good.

Scott
 

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MRE has the Bauer Pit Tower/garage/office kit in stock. In the photo it looks very good in some areas but in others such as the stairs it looks decidedly "cheap"

Anyone have any experience with these card kits ?

I am thinking about buying one to see for myself but you will be saving me £21 if the general consensus is to steer clear of them


Thanks in advance.

PS to Moderators...perhaps this topic needs moving to "Tracks and Scenery" ?
 
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