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SRGB News - Toyota Corolla TE27 'Levin'
SRGB is pleased to announce the second in it's range of limited edition resin kit slot rally cars.
Toyota Corolla TE27 'Levin'
Ref; SRGB 0300
Limited Edition of 40 kits + 10 RTR models
Kit Price £40 + P&P
Continuing with the theme of making slot rally cars that no one else makes, this is the second project undertaken by SRGB (the first being the Skoda Fabia S2000 Evo). This model is once again mastered by Martin Field.
Seven liveries are planned, three are available at this time, others will be added as soon as the artwork is completed and tested.
The 7 liveries are;
SRGB-0301 - RAC Rally 1974 - Ove Andersson
SRGB-0302 - RAC Rally 1975 - Chris Sclater
SRGB-0303 - RAC Rally 1977 - Leif Asterhag
SRGB-0304 - Rallye 'TAG' Portugal 1974 - Ove Andersson
SRGB-0305 - Rallye 'TAG' Portugal 1975 - Bjorn Waldegard
SRGB-0306 - 1000 Lakes Rally 1975 - Hannu Mikkola
SRGB-0307 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Midgley MotorSport.
Each kits comes with, resin body, resin spot lights, Resin bumpers (front and rear), vac-formed windows, mudflaps, interior and your choice of decals.
Designed to fit onto a 'Slot Classic' or 'PCS32' chassis (or with adjustment a SlotIt HRS2 chassis), body posts are already moulded into the body.
Whilst the builder is free to choose his/her own running gear, SRGB has worked with RS SlotRacing to produce a complete kit including chassis, wheels, tyres, inserts, running gear, Ref; JX1
The JX1 pack contains; Tyres 39b, wheels RSW005, inserts RS1318, Chassis, motor, guide, axle and fixing screws.
Front lights are supplied by Pendle Ref; 4mm Circular Headlamp Lens with Chrome Surround PCSG4B.
Decals are designed and printed by Gareth Jex using laser decal paper and all decals need to be cut to size. A combination of clear paper and white paper is used. Each decal sheet comes with enough spares to almost complete two cars!
Each kit comes with a few hints and tips on building and photos showing decal positions.
To order your body either add your name to this thread stating your preferred livery reference (if not produced yet a body will be held in reserve for you), send me a PM or an email. Payment will be either via UK cheque, cash on collection or PayPal. Ideally kits will be collected from any SRGB Championship event, but I will post out (via MyHermes).
More photos in this gallery
Customers buying this model will be given priority on next SRGB model (due later this year) - Toyota CelicaGT 1600 RA22 - Ref SRGB 0400:
Samsworld in Miniature
Samsworld in Miniature.
We have been friends for over twenty years and with a combined modelling and electro mechanical experience of well over thirty years we have worked on static models and the design of new products within the RC arena of boats, helicopters and cars as well as being involved on the construction of large RC model aircraft such as the 26ft wing span C17 Globe master transport jet as seen on the Discovery TV series super models.
Behind this we have always had a strong passion for all things slot car that has been with us both since childhood, having fond memories of the early Scalextric brochures that offered a tantalising range of not only cars but many accessories and buildings that added those final touches that bring a track to life.
Our passion and aim is to try to once again to bring a return of those motor racing glory days gone by, offering a range of retro and modern style individual buildings both built and in kit form to a fully finished scenic layout service that covers all requirements and budgets from compact base boards to large multi lane tracks.
As well as this we hope to bring a range of construction parts for those who enjoy a bit of kit bashing, we noticed that if you enjoy model railways you was well catered for but not so for the slot car enthusiast . With few but good and dedicated company’s offering products at this scale we hope to offer the kit basher constructional parts such as staircase kits, hand rails, doors , building parts and raw materials that we hope will help others complete model building projects that people have found difficult to finish.
The hobby as a whole has come a long way and now enjoys a huge following with new and fantastic products becoming available be it cars or track and scenery and we hope to bring our passion to others and forward this great hobby that spans all generations young and old alike..
Jem and Gary
And here is the question and answers.
Making their first appearance at this years slot car festival are two guys making some of the best buildings and trackside structures I’ve ever seen. They are called Sams World In Miniature.
Please introduce yourselves?
Hi, my name is Jem Little and he is Gary Long. We have been friends for over twenty five years, most of it spent building one thing or another.
When did you first start building models and why?
We have been racing Scalextric for well over 30 years now and a few years ago we started to build a landscaped track. Unfortunately we just could not find any buildings or track-side structures we liked. As you know there are not many buildings on offer in the marketplace. We started cutting out card buildings by hand, what a job that was. Plenty of layers and copious paint effects. Paper models just have that flat look and we were not satisfied with the lack of relief. Being very driven by detail we both soon tired of the small inaccuracies that kept on cropping up, especially when building things like stairs or cutting multiple windows.
How do you produce so many different types of buildings?
Well Gary is very artistic and can sketch up a building on paper to show me what kind of thing he is thinking of. Then I take over and translate the design into 3D on my computer. We check the design to make sure it looks the way we wanted it to before I split the building into panels so I can start to code for the CNC. Fortunately our building material offers us some leeway when it comes to restyling. Most of our buildings are 80% kit and 20% added extra to really set them into their scene.
CNC what is that? (I knew really but its all part of the game)
Sorry, CNC stands for Computer Number Control. It allows us to cut the build material with super precision. Basicly using a special type of coding I can get the computer to control a router so that it can cut very accurately. I had to learn how to use the CNC machine but after you learn, the magic really can begin. I like to say I can cut anything you can draw.
So you taught yourself CNC, isn't that a very difficult task?
Yes and no. I'm a great believer that if you want something you can achieve it if you just persevere. I just took it in little steps (no pun intended) and kept positive even when I was breaking six cutting bits every time I went near the machine.
What is the build material you use?
Its a special type of plasticised foam. This makes for very strong structures that are also quite weatherproof. It also gives a very nice surface finish, a little matt sheen unlike traditional plastic which can be very shiny. Our material is coloured but takes paint very well, so things like weathering can be achieved with relative ease.
What type of buildings do you like to make?
We love the late 60's through to the early 70's as a race period so our choices lean towards that type of structures. Also bridges are a big favourite of ours. In fact, the first thing we sold was a 1/32 pontoon bridge to an army Major from the states, for a huge war-game layout.
How long does it take to make one model?
Not an easy question to answer because we make so many different buildings but on average two days to cut and build but more like a week to finish with all the little details and flock. That is after the computer code work which can take upto a week on its own, but once thats done, it is saved and can be reproduced at will.
Will you be selling kits or only prebuilt buildings?
We really love buildings set into their landscape and will continue to make buildings on flocked baseboards, although we really want to move into full flocked tracks in a big way, recently we have been inundated with requests for kits and are happy to announce our first kits are ready.
What kits will they be?
The first building will be a twin pit building able to accommodate two race teams. And the first big structure will be the pedestrian bridge, this will be available with a choice of raised sponsor letters and an A6 decal sheet.
Both are set to retail at around £27.99
Would you consider making a full scene track?
We have made a few full landscaped tracks and are always happy to take on that kind of challenge again.
How can forum members get hold of you and your structures?
Well they could find us on facebook by looking for sams.worldinminiature or our ebay site Slotz101 or by calling us on 07595 304 939 or Our soon to be launched website, Oh and they might just reply as members of Slotforum too
One final question, who is Sam?
Sam is Gary's four year old son. After spending weeks trying to decide on a name for ourselves, and we had lots to choose from, I suggested Sams as one day the company will be his.
I think you’ll agree these buildings look great and wish Jem and Gary the best of luck with their venture, these building would make a great addition to any track at home or down at the club.
News from 'Stryker Racing Slot Car Kits
News from 'Stryker Racing Slot Car Kits
1969 Piper GTR
At long last, we can now announce that the second Stryker Racing Slot Car Kit, the 1969 Piper GTR, will be available in June 2013. The kit is a limited edition, resin bodyshell, in 1.32 scale, and is the most accurate model of the famous car ever made up till now.
This Piper was entered in the 1969 Le Mans 24 hours, to be driven by Tim Lalonde and John Burton. It was the only one of three cars that made it to the race, as two V8 engined versions were entered, but did not show. Sporting a 1300cc Lotus twin-cam four cylinder engine, and a light balsa wood and fibreglass body, it tipped the scale at just over 600kilos, meaning a top speed of 170mph on the Mulsanne Straight.
The Ford GT40 had its name chosen because of the 40 inches in height that it stood. The Piper thoroughly trounced this, with a height of just 30 inches! This meant that the drivers were almost laying in the car, which although surprisingly comfortable, offered very little visibility for the driver, and was difficult to extract oneself from.
When the small one-car team arrived at Le Mans, it was straight in at the deep end, because the car was completely untested. Lalonde set out in the first practice session, and immediately ran into trouble, as the rear-mounted radiators were far from effective, and the car ran hot every other lap. Despite this, the car showed promise, being blisteringly fast compared to it’s class rivals, in the corners, and unsurprisingly the straights too.
To solve the heating issue, the mechanics fitted a temporary intake above the rear NACA duct, in an attempt to channel more air into the radiators. This caused the air to tear off the rear bodywork at full speed on the Mulsanne Straight. The car could not be repaired in time for Burton to set a lap, and with only one driver qualified, the GTR was not allowed to start.
The kit is available for pre-order now, and is limited to just 30 kits worldwide, plus 5 ready to run options. Kits costing £40.00 GBP plus postage worldwide. Any enquiries can be sent to email@example.com
Stryker Racing Slot Car Kits specialize in the production of 1.32 scale slot car body shells. Stryker Racing is ran by Jon Grainger, an 18 year old slot racer living in Norwich, whose interests lie between building beautiful models and racing them on the track. Hence the cars are not only fantastic models, but also handpicked thanks to their good dimensions, making them perfect for racing.
Cars begin their life in the hands of Martin Field, one of the very best model and pattern makers in the world. Martin is well-renowned, and has been employed by some of the biggest firms in the world, and has worked in many different countries.
The main shape of the car is crafted in Ureol, an epoxy modelling board. Further details are soon added, using filler, brass tube and wire, and plastic. This is then coated in 'self etch' a filler which smooth’s out the shell in preparation for moulding. Further details such as wings, wing mirrors and wheel inserts are also produced by Martin and prepared for casting. The whole master is thinned out so that a two part mould can be produced, perfect for racing, as it keeps its strength, while losing excess weight.
The finished master is then sent to Stewart Griffin, a West Midlands based caster, who works his magic with silicone and resin, turning the pattern into a resin slot car shell. Its a messy and smelly job, but despite this, Stewart produces perfect replicas of the original master.
Wheel inserts and made to fit commercially available wheels, and each kit comes complete with a handy 'Hints & Tips' sheet, showing how we build our models up, which products we used, and hopefully they will be of use to you.
Each kit contains the bodyshell, front wing, wing mirrors, wheel inserts, glazing and a vac formed interior. The kit is specially designed to fit the Penelope Pitlane Inline Competition chassis, which with minor modification will fit in easily. With decent tyres, a little lead weight and a Slot.it 25k Flat 6R motor, the car will be very fast, as proved at a recent Wolverhampton race meeting.
This will be the second car to join the range, and after the success of the 1982 Ferrari 126C2, which sold out very quickly, are sure it will be a success. The next car will be returning to our single seater range, with the 1979 Arrows A2. Details to follow soon.
Specially commisioned box artwork, drawn by Tony Claydon.
Words and images from Stryker Racing
Fábrica de Juguetes will distribute SCX in exclusively this 2013
Fábrica de Juguetes will distribute SCX in exclusively this 2013
(P.R. Ibi, 05-21-2013.-)Fabrica de Juguetes SLU, distributor of the Scalextric (Denomination of SCX for domestic spanish market) and SCX brands in 2012, has reached an exclusive agreement to distribute both, domestically (Scalextric) and internationally (SCX), the products of both brands during the year 2013.
Last 2012 Christmas campaign commercial success, along with the satisfaction shown by the distribution chain and the management quality conducted by Fábrica de Juguetes SLU, has led the company to achieve, after a period of negotiation, the signing of this agreement.
Fábrica de Juguetes SLU welcomes this agreement, that enable it to expand the product offering and to grow in the Toy Industry, despite the adverse circumstances of general consumer trends, thanks to the presence and relevance of Scalextric and SCX brands.
Above supplied by Educa Borras SA.
The following photo also show the planned line up for this year;
SRC News - Special Capri and Porsche 907K
News from SRC about two new models;
SRC900107 Ford Capri 2600
Gaugemaster Special commission
1973 Silverstone TT – Andy Rouse
UK Edition 250 units
Gaugemaster Special commission - The Broadspeed Capri by SRC. Limited to just 250 units in the UK, the model represents one of the two cars entered by Broadspeed in the 1973 Tourist Trophy race at Silverstone, driven by Andy Rouse. As mentioned before this is a UK spec car and is the first SRC Capri to be modelled in RHD form, please note that this car did not have door mirrors fitted to either side and like the original only has one wiper arm!
SRC00203 Porsche 907K – 12hr Sebring 1968
The sun is setting, casting ever longer shadows as Jo Siffert hustles his 907K on towards victory at the Sebring 12hrs in 1968 – Here is the latest offering from SRC the second of the pretty Porsche 907 short tail’s the factory car from the above mentioned race.
Both models available now.
Words and pictures supplied by Gaugemaster (SRC UK Distributor).
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