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Marchon MR1

I need a little help.. I found this body at a toy sale that I want to customize but it didn't have a chassis that would fit on this odd body. I finally found a chassis that fits this body I have been playing with. Its a Marchon MR1. Does anyone know where to get parts for it.
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Try SCJ or Jag Hobbies. If you have a hobby shop in youur area with a nice supply of parts, see if they have the multi-colored display that has little baggies of parts from the various makers. They usually have Marchon parts on them.
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Try SCJ or Jag Hobbies. If you have a hobby shop in youur area with a nice supply of parts, see if they have the multi-colored display that has little baggies of parts from the various makers. They usually have Marchon parts on them.
Is it a MKI or MKII?
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Is it a MKI or MKII?
How do you tell the differance?

I was lucky to find out it was a Marchon
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Thsi website depicts a lot of different chassis....very useful

http://www.modelmotorist.com/web-content/idchass.jsp

Montoya1 maybe means if this chassis is an original Marchon chassis (with classic pickups) or the later Hornby with braided wires pickups

Hornby/Scalextric bought Marchon in 94 or 95 and use first the classic Marchon chassis and then replace with their own built chassis, Hornby with braided wires

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It has steel pick up shoes. best I can tell it is a MR1
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www.slotcarworld.com has parts. the mr1 is a good chassis to do nascar diecast conversions. it doesnt heat up as bad.
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Montoya1 maybe means if this chassis is an original Marchon chassis (with classic pickups) or the later Hornby with braided wires pickups
Actually, Zanza, I don't!
this is the Marchon MR1 Mk1



This is the Mk2

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sweet chassis, totally underrated
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Hey! I have a yellow MkII...
At least now I know what it is...
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sweet chassis, totally underrated
first toy chassis to use neo magnets?
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My chassis looks like the black one with out the light bulb, wheels. tires axles and pick up shoes. Thanks for the help guys

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Yes really underrated, because these are real fast chassis
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Yes really underrated, because these are real fast chassis
and a nice long wheelbase for projects.

Anyone else ever put a Tomy motor and gears in one?
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tomy motor?

i think the marchons and tomys use the same type of mabuchi can motor already. i used to buy MR1's just for the can motors, because for awhile you could get an entire MR! MkII for $3, and a replacement mabuchi motor was $4.

actually, according to SlotCarWorld's website, they still stock the Marchons for $3-4.50 depending on which chassis you buy.

i like the 22463 chassis. it has screwposts on the top of the chassis that can be used to very quickly mount a lexan body to the chassis. $3.50 for a chassis and $2 for a lexan body, so for less than $6 you have a really fun magnet car.

http://www.slotcarworld.com/
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