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#1 Waldo

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:19 PM

Hello,

 

a few weeks ago I bought some older bodies, probably made by piccomat (Cologne) and posted them here on slotblog.

 

There was a discussion about the bodies being "speedblobs" aka "chassis covers", not really vintage bodies.

 

I'd like to share some pics of the finished "cars":

 

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Maybe someone knows the manufacturer of the chassis.

 

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The next one in "copper".

 

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Chassis is an American line

 

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All "speedblobs" on the track:

 

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Unfortunately there are no other racers in my part of Germany, who race cars like those.

They all race Carrera digital and this is not the kind of slotcar racing I like.

 

 

greetings 

Walter

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

Walter,

Nice collection of "Aero Cars". These are not the kind of Wing bodies we see today. While not "Scale" they are still quite detailed. My "Chassis Cover" description was aimed at today's "Door Stops", with zero details and 1-D paper drivers.

 

Hope you find some like minded slot racers to compete with. Bring your cars to the `Carrera races or invite them to your basement track to generate interest. 

 

Thanks for posting your builds. Keep 'em coming. 

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

http://www.hsw2.de/2015/05/27/minerva-eine-historische-holzbahn/

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:14 PM



;-)

 

:good: :)
 


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=eNL2In9mrcw

 

 

 

:D :victory:


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:21 PM

Walter, the black & white 15 looks similar to the Dynamic Porsche that was run in the early & mid 70's.The bronze 45 looks like some of the Outasight bodies from the late 70's & early 80's. Both cars look great! They're anything but blobs, some people just need to be educated & not so narrow-minded. :)


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:23 PM



:-)

 

:hi: :to_become_senile:


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

http://www.hsw2.de/2015/05/27/minerva-eine-historische-holzbahn/

We also had a Minerva in Helsinki - bought from Stockholm Sweden, the Gyllene Klotet/Golden Globe P1030509.k.JPG


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:24 PM

These look a bit more than "blobs".   Nice collection, and a good job in restoring them.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for your comments.

 

@Jencar: Really nice videos, I've seen them already. Unfortunately I don't have enough place for a track like this. There is an old 4-Laner on "ebay-kleinanzeigen", which is supposed to be a Carrera wooden track, but I think it could be a  Minerva (you can even insert coins). Link: https://www.ebay-kle...1976534-249-448

 

@Pekka: Thank you for the picture. Pictures of old Minervas are really rare.

 

 

My track is a Faller Club Racing track, which is also quite rare nowadays. In Germany "Carrera" is a synonym for "slotracing", so most of all racers have Carrera tracks.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

The track photo in post #8 bears more than a passing resemblance to a King. What year would this have been, any ideas?


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

The track was made late 60's, as we got it about '72 it was put into an atomic shelter ! Later it was next door to a police lockup, photographed there late 80's. It was King like with a chopped finger and doughnut with short straights and a huge bump on the main straight growing bigger on lanes 6 to 8.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the info, Pekka. Where was the bump in the straight located, close to the bank? In the photo, the straight looks pretty flat for most of its length.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:17 AM

Near the bank, after 3/4 of the straight. It was somewhat milder later but never could get rid of. In the beginning the cars did launch and jump and sometimes even landed back in to the slot. And if they didn't so goodbye to the bank wall. A pic from early 70's as the track was in the bomb shelter shows it better. The track surface did drop more steeply than the wall.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:18 AM

I rather like that track layout.

 

The thing I don't like about it or a king is the 90 going under the bridge that leads to cars off under the bridge. It is a common problem with several track layouts. 

 

Nice looking cars (Speedblobs) by the way.


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