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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:13 PM

Just picked this box and contents up today. Anyone remember this guy? The guy I got it from said it was his uncles who passed about 30 years ago.

 

Stuff like this is getting so hard to find now that we are coming up on 50 years. This was on the shelf of a closet for the last 30 luckily.

 

Enjoy

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:34 PM

Nice find.  A treasure chest of Ruskit motors and parts, from what I can see. 


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:37 PM

Joe,

 

 Great find !  Glad to see this stuff being rescued by someone who appreciates it !!!  :good: :good: :good:


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 05:11 PM

Thanks guys.
 
John, I think NYMRA used those Russkit 23s as hand-out motors.
 
Can someone move this to amateur insted of production? Sorry for the error.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 07:42 PM

Done, Joe. No problem.


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 05:49 AM

Thanks, Joe, that brings back a lot of memories, just for the style of car we built in 1967, I'd guess... We also tend to forget that F1 cars ruled for a long time! Offhand, I'd guess '66-67 was the height of the commercial slot boom.

Glad you were able to rescue it. 
 
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:26 AM

I could just smell that aroma of slot cars and parts sitting in the box for the last 30 years.

Joe, I have been trying to get in touch with you but I can't seem to get you on your phone. I have worked out some of the details for a vintage night at Slot-A-Lot. We could do once a month without a problem; have a dedicated track with you so the drag strip if we would like for $15 for the night per person as a vintage club.

It looks like Tuesday night might be the best night for users to get together and play with our vintage slot cars.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:56 AM

Some nice vintage east coast F1s. We used to build them that way with super long guide leads. Cool find.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 08:12 AM

I don't recall Franklin but I remember Mid-Island Hobby Center and I had a number of relatives that lived on Carll's Straight Path in Deer Park.
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:24 AM

Mig, you got that right 100%. Quite an aroma. :wacko2:

Sounds great on the vintage night. Been thinking about it for a while. I will PM you with contact info.
 
Thanks, Tony and Fred. Great to hear from the guys who were there.
 
I was thinking of doing mild restos on these including tumbling. What is everyone's thinking on this? Should I leave them with the original patina?
 
What say you all?
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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:41 AM

Original patina Joe - they look to be in pretty good shape. 

 

I don't have a tumbler, but only do more complete teardowns, etc. when it's really needed. Otherwise just a light cleaning, and maybe resoldering a joint or two if needed. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:39 PM

Original patina Joe - they look to be in pretty good shape. 

 

I don't have a tumbler, but only do more complete teardowns, etc. when it's really needed. Otherwise just a light cleaning, and maybe resoldering a joint or two if needed. 

 

Don 

i agree.

 

and what a time capsule wowzers!


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:19 AM

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:50 AM

Class "A" license. I would guess the "No. 1" is no accident either!

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:06 AM

Wow, Howie. Thanks for sharing. I'd call that one a keeper :)

 

Fred, anybody. Where was Mid Island. I do not see it mentioned anywhere in my NYMRA news.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:39 AM

Very cool stuff!  Love the Orange and Blue Livery he used!


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:14 AM

Thanks, Dave. I must agree, that color scheme also caught my eye.

 

This guy must have been a N.Y. Mets fan :laugh2:


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:37 PM

Does anyone remember how the NYMRA "licensing" worked?

 

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