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  • MRRC BRM P261

    Hi Folks, In the late 60's MRRC came out with a range of 1/32 F1 cars...( BRMP261, Eagle, and the HondaRA300) and while these were not the most accurate, or detailed, nor the best performing, they did offer us slot car guys a few more cars that were not in the market.

    Our local clubs run a class for 60's F1 cars (14K motors/skinny tires) and the MRRC range offered some much needed bodies for this class.

    While not all that visually appealing out of the box, (and their performance was worse),.....with some work they could be made into some quite attractive models, and with a decent chassis ,they run great

    I have built all of their range, but, this post highlights their BRM P261.

    I have done one in Jackie Stewart's Owen BRM team colours, (1964) and one as the privateer entry of Bob Bondurant (1966)

    The following pic. is of an in box MRRC P261........lots to do !!...they were reissued in the 90's, but came with nose fins, rear wings etc.,...not at all like the real cars, and honestly quite hideous looking.

    The car pictured below is a re release, but thankfully this one only has the ridiculous nose fins and not the rear wing/cowling.

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    The next shot is of the "Stewart" version.......I removed the nose fins (they did not exist on the real car), replaced the injector stacks, rollbar, stole a Mr. Stewart head form a Slot-it GT40, built a chassis with suspension bits, replaced the wheels/inserts, and, several other little things, and came up with the following........

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    The chassis is a "Flexi Board" , with rather soft flex, which works very well with slower motors and skinny tires.

    This is a pic. of the partially completed chassis..........the torsion bars, front axle tube, and suspension bits, had not been added.

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    The finished "roller".....not the best pic.,...sorry.

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    The Bob Bondurant version, went through basically the same make over......

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    Mr Bondurant's chassis is more straightforward/simple ........a single rail chassis.

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    Last edited by chrisguyw; March 19, 2020, 04:34 PM.

  • #2
    I scratchbuilt a similar car

    I bashed something similiar. I utilized scaletric parts for the front suspension Click image for larger version

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    G.P Alberta


    • #3
      Did you start with a Lotus 49 ??

      Chris Walker


      • #4
        Just awesome work as usual Chris.

        I am getting the itch to build some early open wheel cars. I will have to start searching!



        • #5
          I popped resin shells off the Lotus and then modified the shells with a brass chassis. Built a Honda and a Ferrari to run with them as well


          G.P Alberta


          • #6
            Those are extraordinary transformations Chris! I am struggling to see the awful roots of the cars in the finished articles.

            I can only shake my head in bemusement.


            PS Is that a Porsche 804 I see in the one photograph?
            Last edited by SuperSlab; March 19, 2020, 11:09 PM.


            • chrisguyw
              chrisguyw commented
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              Hello Alwyn,......Yes it is an 804 !!.........It is one of the cars from the "Lindberg" line.....I will start a separate post !!

            • SuperSlab
              SuperSlab commented
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              Aha, looking forward to seeing, and reading about, that one AS WELL! You are a magician Chris!