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#1 eggsplurt

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:14 PM

Thought you guys might like what's going on over here...

All stock components, some X-100s, some X-200s. Everything runs great.

Oddball colors were painted a long time ago and just rubbed out and decaled. Some original decals. Some are static kits converted. Just digging these things.

The BatMobile is a very old build and it's really nice. RommelsRod... I'll get to him on a stock chassis, too.

The AMT Impala is being re-worked.

Hope you like them!

Steve

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

Great-looking cars!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:47 PM

Thanks, Matt!
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:40 PM

Nice cars.

Thanks for posting.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:23 AM

Glad you like them, Nick!...
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:36 AM

Very cool.

Nice collection.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:44 AM

Fine collection of cars Steve! I'm familiar with Monogram's '55 Chevys yet don't own any. I didn't know they had a '56, too. I have a unbuilt kit of their '58 T-bird I may build for slot racing or drags.

Just an FYI, there was an AMT '66 Impala Super Stocker on eBay the other day that sold for over $300. And it wasn't nearly as clean as yours either.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:52 AM

Hi Bill...

The ‘56 is a molded blue static kit, simple conversion using a Professor Motor '55 front mount and my own rear post system that mimics the originals.

The Impala came off of a 'live' auction here on eBay a couple or so weeks ago... $200.00. It is mint. Bought it by accident really. That auction was loaded with Monogram stuff, too.

Enjoy!

Steve
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:26 AM

Revell did offer the '56 Chevy as a slot car body. Their 1963 model kit came with a front and rear mount to fit the model and a Revell 1/25 frame.    Not every day you could build a slot car with opening doors, hood, and trunk!!!

 

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:58 PM

Now, is that a 16d and does it have issues with becoming hot after a few laps?........
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

Steve it's the blue 36D.    It only ran one lap after I put it together and it was a used chassis so I'm sure it is all in working order,   Not much goes wrong with these simple cars.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

Funny thing about them........I’ll go over to The Race Place here in N.J. with just these Monograms once in a while and just run them with a cup of coffee.........or bring them to a CARS meeting.........They seem to like a 7 ohm controller.....I’ll go early or late though because we all know it won’t be those kids fault if one gets creamed.............How are your tracks in New Hampshire?.......Went to a school their in Antrim in ‘79........
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

Steve, the last NH commercial raceway closed in 2010 & there hasn't been a local track since. There is a small home/club group that races a couple 1/24 hardbody classes, scratch jalopies & late models on H&R  or FCR chassis. One guy in the club has a Tunkel 4-lane Mini-orange, another built a 5-lane oval. There are a few 1/32 home tracks scattered throughout the state, but I'm not updated as to where they are. I live about 18 mi. southeast of Antrim, toward Manchester.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:06 PM

Fellas,

 

 These Monogram cars are habit forming...I've got one in the works for a while now. I hope to have it out this Fall in time for the C.A.R.S. meeting in October.

Maybe we'll have something to give the AMT Chevy a run for it's money too ?


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:25 PM

Sure thing Pete....Being that Jackie and Jerry won’t re-open until Tuesday the 17th of July, I have yet to put this Impala on the track.......Went through it all and it’s ready to go..........Are the AMT’s any good?......Steve
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:26 PM

That"s a realy nice group of cars, hardbodies tend to show more detail than vac. formed bodies IMO.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:52 PM

Steve,

 

 I don't know about the AMT cars, I've never run one before...


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:45 PM

The AMT brass chassis was a good design.   The biggest issue with the Super Stockers is the narrow rear tread width.    The chassis and motor was a fine combo.   It is a superior chassis to the the big Monogram cars.    Probably the Impala will be a better running car then you think, if compared to cars like the Monogram 55.

 

I have built a few of the AMT brass chassis with FK 180 motors and made decent running canam cars  using the Lola or Mclaren bodies.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:09 PM

That chassis & motor combo was a favorite of the late Rocky Russo too. He was always raving on here about how good it drove.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

Rocky's big thing was the 1/32 version.  It was probably the best of the 1/32 designs back in the early 60's.    They had a fixed wheelbase, but were the best of the factory frames.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

The AMT Impala sounds pretty powerful when held up to my Monogram 13 volt transformer........Really looking forward to run it this week.....
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:07 AM

Here's a shot of one of our recent race nights. We try to keep these stock and have lots of fun racing them. Some are originals some clones but using original running gear.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 11:52 PM

They all look Fantastic Gary!.......Is that a track in a friends home for club-racing?......
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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:01 AM

Yes , it is Carrera track with power from a big 12V transformer, in Pickering Ont. We also race on Strombecker and a routed track.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

Alert!......Sunday...Aug. 12th...It’s now.....3:18 est.........Monogram ‘55 Chevy on Ebay......Going off in 5 hours......at $130.00......I’m not going near it......
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