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  1. Slot Car General Discussion
    Aurora/Tomy/AFX Catalogs. I have been trying to collect any catalogs I could to make them available on my museum website and hopefully preserve them. If anybody has any they that I don't have and would like to contribute them (Paper copy, pdf files or jpg files), that would be appreciated. You...
  2. Slot Car Tuning Tips
    I have several 1960's-70's Aurora Thunderjet 500 HO slot cars. While the motors work, they run much slower than when they were new (and I was young!). What can I do to recover the speed that they should have? Is it the magnets getting weaker? I've cleaned and lubricated all the motors...
  3. The Modeling Forum
    So I finally pulled this Polar Lights repop out of the stash. It's been sitting in my closet since 2002 and I finally felt I could take on the snakeskin paint job. I had to repaint the snake's basecoat a couple of times because I just wasn't liking the results. I finally settled on grabbing 5...
  4. Slot Car Modeling & Customizing
    Adapting a 4-gear body to a slotless chassis is no small task. Unlike slotted cars, a guy has to account not only for getting the body to 'snap" onto the chassis (which means it has to be tight enough to hold it, but not so tight as it causes the magnets to bind with the armature), but a guy...
  5. Slot Car General Discussion
    Who needs 1 or more of these babies? Pm me!
  6. The Modeling Forum
    Hello, I am trying to locate the gentleman who does those great Auroro Bluesky Monster Scene Model Kits of Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. His name is Rob. He was selling on ebay but is no longer there. If anyone has information on how to contact him I would appreciate it. I am...
  7. Slot Car Modeling & Customizing
    Greetings all: I hope all of you are doing well. I finally had time over Christmas to get back into my AFX stuff over Christmas. I think that it was been about a year since I had time to work on it. My wife bought me a Tyco trailer and some LEDs for my cars. The trailer came with the...
  8. Diecast Cars General Discussions
    OLDSMOBILE TORONADO that is : TOMICA OLDSMOBILE TORONADO XSR - actually the real car was a power T-Roof Prototype that never saw public distribution (three made) - There are 8 or so Caddi Eldorados with the same treatment. I searched Shows for years for this one found it in a little...
  9. Slot Car Modeling & Customizing
    Following up on my post months ago....I finally got around to finishing the Porsche Carrera modification to the AFX Speed Steer chassis. I purchased this body off of e-bay for under $4.00, including shipping. The paint was worn and it was missing two window posts, so I knew it was going to...
  10. Science Fiction Modeling
    If by chance you build a Bride of Frankenstein, watch out for those arms. Find a way to fix them in place with plenty of leeway before final assembly. I just assumed things would fall into place when the half-loops of the restraints were glued into place. Her forearms/wrists were too high on...
  11. Moebius Models
    I really don't want to go through the trouble of building the interior of a sub I don't want opened and intend to make the windows opaque. Reviews here and there suggest that the framework of the crew compartment and engine once completed make the outer hull prone to misalignment. Does...
  12. Moebius Models
    I hesitated on buying the Frankenstein kit until I saw a build-up in a case at a hobby store. I knew I wouldn't want the glow feature even though Moebius took an extra step to use that kind of plastic. Not quite finished. I like to tweak the fleshtones with washes to bring...
  13. Slot Car General Discussion
    Cleaned out a family garage this weekend and picked up my uncle's slot car collection. He was one of the original designers for Aurora when they were in the business. I've got about a hundred cars and mile of track, including a lot of stuff still new in the box. Based on some internet reading...
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