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  • BRM Alfa Junior - I think I have created a "bigger" problem for myself.....

    During the last 10 years or so of being actively involved in buying 32nd scale slot cars, I have collected a 'few' cars - using the word few, the same way that one would say, "a few people attended the U2 concert in L.A", but during this time always vowed to stay away from 24th scale (to avoid another addiction) ...until last week.

    Yesterday this absolutely stunningly beautiful Alfa arrived from Tacoma, and soon after I placed an order for a running mate, the Escort Mk1.......I think I might be in trouble, big trouble.....I must resist, must resist!

    Chris

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    Last edited by F1Fan; November 28, 2020, 04:40 PM.
    "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
    "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

    Murray Walker

  • #2
    I think the Greek Stoic Philosopher, Epictetus, summed it up best...

    "Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly."
    😎
    Last edited by Silberpfeil; November 28, 2020, 04:37 PM.

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    • #3
      Resistance is futile.......

      I now have one of every mini saloon they have made..... well at least one LOL
      I have 1x Simca, Escort, and Kadet and 2 x NSU, Mini classic, Fiat Abarth and Alfa. I have been collecting the Jagermeister liveried ones so have another Alfa on the way and I am disappointed I have to wait to next year for the BMW 2002

      They are a hoot - with a wee bit of tuning they are quiet (enough - some are better than others) smooth and a ton of fun to drive. We race them regularly now. Best bit is you just need to do some tuning - check all clearances, true the tyres and away you go. Very close racing.

      Will take photo later and post it up if you like

      I can't recommend them highly enough they and the Revoslot are a blast. So much so that I have paired back my buying of 1/32 cars so I can spend more on these instead. I would rather have one of these than 3 Scalextric.....

      cheers
      David
      Dangermouse to the rescue.

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      • F1Fan
        F1Fan commented
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        Thanks David...but please don't post any pictures...I beg no pictures! LOL

        BTW, I am getting that 2002 for sure, I will take the Warsteiner car and leave the Jaggie for you, although in 1:1 life, the two beverages go together for me, like a hand in a glove
        Last edited by F1Fan; November 28, 2020, 10:34 PM.

      • waaytoomuchintothis
        waaytoomuchintothis commented
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        F1 has excellent taste.

    • #4
      Originally posted by F1Fan View Post
      During the last 10 years or so of being actively involved in buying 32nd scale slot cars, I have collected a 'few' cars - using the word few, the same way that one would say, "a few people attended the U2 concert in L.A", but during this time always vowed to stay away from 24th scale (to avoid another addiction) ...until last week.

      Yesterday this absolutely stunningly beautiful Alfa arrived from Tacoma, and soon after I placed an order for a running mate, the Escort Mk1.......I think I might be in trouble, big trouble.....I must resist, must resist!

      Chris

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      The only cure is to race those pretty cars! And that is a looker!


      Why doesn't my car run like that?

      Scott

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      • #5
        Yeah, I thought I was done after the Escort, Alfa, then Mini. Now I see they are making the BMW 2002. There is no light at the end of the rabbit hole. Click image for larger version  Name:	106731028_10220957222294868_5595977322048174508_o (1).jpg Views:	51 Size:	290.3 KB ID:	66254
        Last edited by Mitch58; November 29, 2020, 08:45 AM.

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        • F1Fan
          F1Fan commented
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          LOL, that Alan Mann Escort looks great beside the Alfa!
          Last edited by F1Fan; November 29, 2020, 01:13 AM.

        • Ragtopman
          Ragtopman commented
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          That Escort looks incredible as well. Does it have the same running gear as the Alfa? I see it’s made by BRM partner TTS? Thx for any info.

        • Fast Co.
          Fast Co. commented
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          Two very sexy machines!

      • #6
        I feel your pain brother, I feel your pain...

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        • #7
          Originally posted by SuperSlab View Post
          I feel your pain brother, I feel your pain...
          Thank you my friend, thank you....!
          "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
          "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

          Murray Walker

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          • #8
            I feel this, as I was just on this precipice. I have wanted a BRM car since I first saw them, and almost pulled the trigger and got my first 1:24 car. Backed out last second after seeing a particularly nice looking Revoslot car. Now I'm thinking it's going to need a racing mate. I'll have to run it a bit and see.

            I still want a BRM car.

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            • #9
              Ok nothing to see here - move along.
              As promised no pictures
              They are addictive
              Problem I don't have a problem

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              Dangermouse to the rescue.

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              • F1Fan
                F1Fan commented
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                WOW, those are nice, love the Castrol Escort, the Gordini, the Mini, the Opel........you get the idea...thanks so much for NOT posting, the pictures! LOL....However I was thinking.....once we have a vaccine, we would love to travel and get out a bit, I get points on my VISA, if I buy these cars, I will earn more points, I will then very generously "donate" these points to our vacation....meaning we all win....! (assuming I survive the kicks to my backside...LOL!)

            • #10
              Well with all these pics and having wanted that Alfa(red w yellow #40) as soon as I saw it. Unfortunately I resisted until it was unavailable and when I looked again they had been “re-ordered” so I ordered one and can not wait until it comes, thanks(I think for all the pics. One of my all time favorite cars and if they look half as good as my RevoSlots I will be happy. Cheers!

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Ragtopman View Post
                One of my all time favorite cars and if they look half as good as my RevoSlots I will be happy. Cheers!
                Some may dare say they look even better! You will undoubtedly be happy with the Alfa, and you will want more. 😉

                I’m trying to resist buying another until the BMW 2002 comes out but this thread isn’t helping. So far I have the Alfa Romeo (red/white), the Gordini (blue/yellow), Abarth 1000 (black/blue), Mini Cooper (green martini) and the Simca 1000 (Rothmans). I mostly race the Alfa as it suits my driving, lack of skill would be more accurate, the best. The Rothmans Simca is in my opinion the best looking of the bunch and I have deemed it too pretty to race.

                I am currently racing them on a commercial track and we are having a lot of fun!

                In the right hands any car in the series can be a winner, I’ve seen the Fiat Abarth turn blazing fast laps taking second at the first race of the series and at the last race, which I unfortunately missed, the Mini Cooper took the top spot.

                https://m.facebook.com/Slotboys/?tsi...&source=result


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                • F1Fan
                  F1Fan commented
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                  I just made the mistake of Google'ing the Rothmans Simca.....which took me to the Pendle site and apparently they have stock.......aaaaargh!

                • Ragtopman
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                  Nice! I will probably get that BMW as well. That Gordini is sweet as well as all the others! I better start saving some more money!😃

              • #12
                "hat Escort looks incredible as well. Does it have the same running gear as the Alfa? I see it’s made by BRM partner TTS? Thx for any info."

                It is not as smooth or quiet as the BRM cars. I noticed that the BRM motor shafts planed into the axles whereas the TTS motor shafts came in below the axle, I shimmed the motor mount up with a couple of washers and it was quieter. I may order a BRM motor mount and try that. But over all the BRM just seems to be put together better than the TTS.

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                • Ragtopman
                  Ragtopman commented
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                  Thx so much for the info. Appreciate it👍🏻

              • #13
                Just when you think you have finally decided just what you really like and need to collect, these other great looking cars are issued. Probably a conspiracy.
                Matt B
                So. In
                Crashers

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                • #14
                  "the Fiat Abarth turn blazing fast laps "
                  a little top heavy so they tend to want to tip which makes driving a challenge - however they are quick - if you can tame it then you will get good results...

                  I think TTS and BRM were working together at one stage but not sure that their partnership is as amicable as it once was. We haven't noticed a lot of difference in performance between the two except that the first lot of Escorts had terrible tyres with tread on them.

                  A couple of things quieten them down. Mainly running them in though. You can reverse the crown gear - put the spacer next to the bearings then the flat face of the gear and then the wheel. (photo tonight)
                  On some of them you also need to check clearance with the inside of the guard.

                  cheers
                  David
                  Dangermouse to the rescue.

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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by GT40 Racer (DM) View Post
                    "the Fiat Abarth turn blazing fast laps "
                    a little top heavy so they tend to want to tip which makes driving a challenge - however they are quick - if you can tame it then you will get good results...

                    cheers
                    David
                    The Abarth is tippy and needs skill and concentration, both of which I lack, to run well. When it was my turn to marshal I was watching the Abarth and the driver consistently took turns on 3, and sometimes 2 wheels for the duration of the heat. It was a pleasure to watch!

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