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    Seems like yesterday when we bought these up and tore them up

    Thanks Mr. Urbas for this gem.

    -Harry


  • #2
    My thoughts as well.

    Here are my three inlines.

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    The Pontiac Petty #43 is my favorite paint/livery. The John Deere is a close second.

    Dan

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    • chrisguyw
      chrisguyw commented
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      Yessirr,.......I can see why these are your favorites.

    • arroldn
      arroldn commented
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      I like the #43 as well

    • indidragracer
      indidragracer commented
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      That #43 paint scheme was designed by my bud Löörs who won a designcontest among some 6000 contestants and got to meet The King at the presentation of that livery. True story.

  • #3
    Great cars! Harry, I fondly remember the modifieds created in the HRW skunkworks using the Scaley inline NASCAR chassis' and the heavily cut & modified Artin stocker bodies! Those were a gas!
    DAVE - MI, USA

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    • #4
      Someone should ask Dave Kennedy if he thinks Scalextic is likely to do another run of these cars. While you're at it ask him how they did the research and development on these cars. Did testing take place on wood as well as plastic tracks, and did they equalize the setup for ovals as well as road course tracks. I'm sure he'll have an entertaining response.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by slothead View Post
        While you're at it ask him how they did the research and development on these cars. Did testing take place on wood as well as plastic tracks, and did they equalize the setup for ovals as well as road course tracks.
        You give the mainstream manufacturers far too much credit....
        You may be quite surprised to know that zero performance testing/development is done by mainstream manufacturers (Scaley/Carrera ), and if one is ever run, it is on plastic tracks (their own ), with magnets installed.......................there is also no consideration given to the design the track(s) that the cars will run on.........

        Cheers
        Chris Walker
        Last edited by chrisguyw; August 1, 2020, 05:08 PM.

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        • #6
          Another run will never happen. We cannot get actual accurate paint on the new cars, let alone another run on and old mold.

          And Chris is dead on, the only "testing" they do is on a tiny track of their own.
          -Harry

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          • #7
            The reasons cited are exactly why I suggested someone (else) pose those questions to Dave. I didn't want to be the one he could just barely restrain himself from calling an idiot during his response as he addressed those issues yet again.

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            • arroldn
              arroldn commented
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              You must remember the Mfgs are selling toys to kids. No thought for those of us who race them with the exception of the high end Mfgs. IE Slot.it, ThunderSlot, Racer/Sideways, RevSlot.

            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              Yes. I often wonder how many cars and track stuff that are part of Christmas gifts ends up in the trash before spring. Something stops working for a simple reason, or boredom sets in and after things sit in the box unused for a few weeks it's considered junk and out it goes. Toys these days are disposable, not meant to be fixed when something goes wrong.

              If it works out of the box when first set up, good enough. The clock is already ticking toward trash time.
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