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  • Vintage Scalextric F-1

    Picked up this old set from a Craigslist seller. Still fresh from the attic. They need a good cleaning, tires, etc.

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  • #2
    nice. looks like a Vanwall in there.
    i don't suppose that any of the tires are still soft...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SpeedyNH View Post
      nice. looks like a Vanwall in there.
      i don't suppose that any of the tires are still soft...
      Hi Speedy,......the "Vanwall" is actually a Lotus 16.......Scaley did not make the Vanwall in this series of cars.

      If new tires are needed, RSSlotracing makes repro urethane tires for just about every Vintage scaley car,....the repros use the original tires as molds.

      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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      • #4
        Those look like FUN!!
        Rusty

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        • #5
          aha. i thought it was the wrong shape but don't think that i've ever seen a 16.
          good!

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          • #6
            Thanks for the tire info.

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            • #7
              The attached shots are of a Scaley Lotus 16, and the Cooper T61,...after a bit of paint and some decals.

              Cheers
              Chris Walker

              The Lotus

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              And, the Cooper..........

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              And a much more modified Lotus 16.....

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              • #8
                Awesome work Chris - as usual!
                Rob

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                • #9
                  Beautiful job on those!

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                  • #10
                    Wow!

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                    • #11
                      Superb work on these vintage cars !

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                      • #12
                        Chris you never cease to amaze me. Those are just extraordinarily good. Out of sight better than what they looked like new from Scalextric and to my eyes they even look better than the original 1:1 cars they represent!

                        Master class

                        Alwyn

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                        • #13
                          There were a couple more F1 cars from this Scaley series,.....the Lotus 21, and the Ferrari 156 "sharknose",......along with the Cooper and the Lotus 16, they all had the "clamshell" body/chassis, and the upper/lower body pieces were attache by nylon pins, front and back. This series utilized "pin" guides and were powered by the open frame "train" motors so common in the early 60's slot cars. While they were far from the best in terms of speed and handling, with a bit of work they could be made to run quite well,....they will not scare any modern stuff, but, in their own right are, they are a lot of fun.

                          Pictured below are both the Lotus 21 ( painted in Rob Walkers' dark blue/white nose band), and, the Ferrari 156.

                          I did swap out the wheels/inserts, and made a few small mechanical improvements, but the bodies/drivers are stock, with a bit of paint, and decals. They do lack the level of detail that is found on more modern models, but, once underway, it is hard to tell

                          Not what the Scaley "purists" would do, but, they do run/look a bit better to my eye.

                          Cheers
                          Chris Walker

                          PS, This post is not intended to hijack this thread,.....just thought this was the right pace for these.

                          Lotus 21........it is painted in Tamiya Dark Navy,......not black , and represents the car Stirling Moss drove for Rob Walker

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                          Ferrari 156 "Sharknose"

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                          • #14
                            absolutely beautiful.

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                            • #15
                              I have a couple of these older cars. Just how to get them apart without force is the question.

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