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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:39 AM

Need help ID ing these two oddballs.
 
The white Ferrari looks to be 1/24. Is this something like a Sanwa or other Japanese brand? Also has working headlights. Did it come this way?
 
The X-KE is slightly larger than 1/32. Maybe 1/31 or 1/30. No markings. By the look of the posts and 007 decal I was thinking maybe Marx or Gilbert but I have not been able to verify. 
 
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:53 AM

Marx used that style 16D with can drive through a small bushing.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:08 AM

John Austin, the motor in the Ferrari is a Mabuchi FT36D, the "big one."

The Marx labelled Mabuchi motors in all their 1/24 scale cars were the FT16D type, all painted in a very unattractive mustard color with a black endbell. Yuk.   :(

Now for clear ID of the two models shown above:

 

The white Ferrari 250GTO/LM was built from the Japanese Kogure kit, #610.
The red Jaguar body is by the Japanese company Nitto, kit number unknown since the box does not say... except the name of the car is spelled "Jaguer." 

 

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Most of these cars are posted on the www.lascm.com website. Please never hesitate to consult its online library for information!   :)


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:27 AM

Rats, you were faster... Took some time to hunt that Kogure - that crappy crown gear put me think about certain Japanese makes.

 

Had some from Gakken, Doyusha, and Otaki 50 years ago. All lost.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

Thanks, PdL. I visit the LASCM site often. Maybe I should do it more often.   :laugh2:

 

Strange that Scott's kit shows plain and slotted wheels. Mine has the same fronts but my rears look like Tamiyas. 

 

Somewhat different from the box illustration.   :shok:

 

The motor in mine is a 16D can drive in dark metallic grey similar to the one that comes in the GRC Spitfire. 

 

Lastly, can't make it out. Does the Jag come with chrome bumpers?

 

Thanks again.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:59 AM

Joe, that motor looks a lot bigger than a 16D, and the kit is designed for a 36D...  but as most Japanese kits, you had to purchase the motor separately. 

Yes, the kit has plated bumpers and other plated stuff in it. 

Pekka, most of us lost all our childhood toys... :(
There is only one original toy from my youth in the whole accumulation of toys (over 5,000!) in my collection today... and the few handbuilt slot cars I had in the 1960s were donated to the LASCM... 

The good thing is that the LASCM's dedicated owner bought, like a vacuum cleaner everything he could find, so the collection there is awesome, and eventually all the cars will be shown on the website, while actual visits of the dedicated space, now nearly completed, will thrill local visitors. 

Check the Facebook page to see construction progress at www.facebook.com/losangelesslotcarmuseum


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 12:14 PM

Was not aware of the separate motor thing. Thanks for that info. 

 

Many of the things I've been selling lately are cherished items I've had for years. Many of those are going to the museum and I get some solace from that. 

 

Maybe someday I will come to visit them.   :)


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:46 PM

Pekka, most of us lost all our childhood toys... :(
There is only one original toy from my youth in the whole accumulation of toys (over 5,000!) in my collection today... and the few handbuilt slot cars I had in the 1960s were donated to the LASCM...

 

www.facebook.com/losangelesslotcarmuseum

 

I visit it occasionally.

 

At least I do have my first ever slot car left - a Jouef Lotus  F1 from ca 1966 but equipped with too big rear tires loaned from another car. But it's so modest... Well, two sets of ca '68 Tri-Ang Minic HO worm drive cars and beginner tracks saved from a shop clean-up, boxes water damaged.


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