A few months ago, I was talking to a coworker about my resurgent slot car enthusiasm, and he told me that back in the day (about ten years behind me, because thet's about our difference in age) he too had run cars at Modelville at the previous Ashland site, and that somewhere he thought he might still have his cars. I told him that if he wanted, I'd be interested in them and resurrecting them for fun. He said sure, though they might have gotten tossed a while ago, being from his teen years, etc...
Then last week, this showed up in my office...
That toolbox is hand-made BTW... and inside?
Everything inside shows signs of long stroage in not-completely-dry conditions - rust on the axles, corrosion on the controller resistor windings, etc., but I'm pretty sure with a little work I've got some runners.
The most complete, least damaged car.
Its chassis and motor (which looks an awful lot like a two-hole Mura C-can (same as is in my old 1970s car, The Buyers Protection Plan Special).
Pardon the blurry pics, I was a bit too excited. The chassis is covered in really blobby messy soldering, the motor is soldered in at about four places, with an extra bit of wire soldered to the bottom with what looks like about four pounds of 60/40 glopped on here. Gonna be a struggle cleaning it up and making it look nice-ish.
Then there was this, which looks like it was a kit of some sort.
Wonderful blobby solder job on the axle bushings, makes my usual soldering look absolutely pro, right?
The bottom... another Mura C-can?
There was also this naked frame, which seems the mate for the thing under the gold cut-down body...
... so that I don't reach an attachment limit, more treasure next post!