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Walkden Fisher has to be one of the most influentual and inspirational figures in the history of rail and slot racing - truly one of the founding fathers of our hobby.

These pictures of two of Walkden's models were kindly sent to me by Jeff Davies to share with the forum:









They were made from Revell kits and are in original condition - just as WF built them almost 40 years ago.

Thanks Jeff
 
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I bought these and other Walkden Cars in 1982 when I had part of a collection I bought with a friend from an advert placed in Motor Sport but I was not told who the car were from.

I raced the AC Cobra for many years as it performs really well. Often when looking at these car I would think who ever built them loved slot car, many years later I found out that were Walkden Fisher's cars.

Jeff
 
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OK Phil, I have Walkden's Bentley too.

Walkden's Alfa has a different driver and steering wheel. Which look much better it came with a rewound RX motor and two large brass exhaust pipes in the back of the chassis.

This car was almost certainly one of the first Scalextric Alfas to be painted red, I would think in one of the early slot mag their is a review of this car and how it was altered and painted.

Who will find it first? or more importantly will anyone find it at all.

Jeff
 

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QUOTE Tell us about the Alpha , tell us about the Alpha!!

It's ALFA. A-L-F-A. Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica di Automobili, that is, until purchased by Nicola Romeo. So it was A.L.F.A., then A.L.F.A (Romeo), then ALFA Romeo, then Alfa Romeo, and soon it will be Alfaromeo as the PC revolution wipes any semblence of history as irrelevant.

But Alfisti were never Alphisti... and never will!


 
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"It's ALFA. A-L-F-A. Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica di Automobili, that is, until purchased by Nicola Romeo. So it was A.L.F.A., then A.L.F.A (Romeo), then ALFA Romeo, then Alfa Romeo, and soon it will be Alfaromeo as the PC revolution wipes any semblence of history as irrelevant."

Philippe,
As long as one person still believes in it, history can not and never will be irrelevant, PC revolution or not.

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I wonder how far we can get:

Alfa, Betta, Gamma, Delta.....

I think I recall an Epsilon somewhere and there was a Lamda ( or, at least a diLamda)......I know of an Omega (not much of a car but nevertheless).........

Alright, Alright - I promise to behave

EM
 
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