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Some cars will just always look good. They exude a sense of an era. The Vanwall is by MRRC Pink Kar wheels at the front, BWA wheels on the rear Ninco tires on front and Carrera on back. The look is similar to one I saw a while ago in Motor. The Bug and Auto Union are Pink Kar, new Scaley motors and pick ups with a few mods to run well. Hope you get the same sense and feel from the photos that I do running these cars.

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Wix..beautiful work! I have not yet worked a resin kit and look forward to it. I received an airbush kit for Christmas and can't wait to improve my paint detailing skills. Thanks teaboy they perform quite well, not a Scaley F1 but smooth and requiring more touch on the throtle. The motor in the Auto Union is a Scaley standard can about 3 years old but the Bug has a standard SCX RX41. What I do John is remove the HO type PinkKar motor and trim the bracket down to two arms to help position the new motor. Line everything up and epoxy! I have also modified the front ends with Scaley pickups as PinkKars idea of sort of draging wires and steering just is not effective. Both these motors give the cars much better performance on par with say a Ninco NC1( about 15,00 rpm.) I use a botton magnet (Scaley small F1 type) to stabalize things as my layout (The Autodrome) is a Scaley classic and a bit bumby in places(that prewar paving was rough)! Turisimo is right as the feel and pace of the race or drive is completely different than other cars. Both cars can't be described as slow but they get the job done at a more relaxed rate(cornering is slower and you need to adjust.) The Vanwall is standard MRRC but the change of wheels and tires have lead to dramatic improvements. The car is faster again than the other two but not up to todays standards. I need that new Scalextric Masser and Vanwall quick.
I run a couple of other 60's F1s I'll post later when I work out some more "moody atmosphric shots." John I used the shrink o later ray to reduce myself in size and when I stepped out of the bar the Bug ran over my toes!

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Lord only knew that my humble post of two pics recreating a past era would elicit such a long, sometimes off topic,
who cares never the less fascinating reaction. And the quality of work!..such lumineries as Russell, Swiss, Rail, Tropi, Phillip, BWA Al, Wix, Martini et al!!! I'm so glad to have started such a fascinating topic! I am not worthy for I bow at the feet of some of the skills of many shown here. But just to keep it going...
The Eagle(suffered tragic paint damage when running into cam whilst I tried to snap action shots ), and BRM are fairly stock MRRC while the Ferrari 156 MRRC has BWA wheels and Ninco and Carrerra rubber. The Jag, MGB, Bug Eye Sprite and Triumph TR4 are Airfix kits on Pro Track chassis with a variety of running gear. The feel is supposed to be amature sports car racing. Please enjoy the pics and continue to discuss amongst yourselves.





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