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#1 mdiv

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:11 PM

Thought I'd share a few of my runners, worked on some of them this weekend.

 

Some original bodies but not all of them obviously.

 

The boats:

 

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Dune Buggies:

 

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Few more:

 

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Love my Hot Rods:

 

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And my Cheetahs!

 

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Mustangs too:

 

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I do like HO because you can carry a bunch without having 5 heavy boxes.  

 

Mikey


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

Ultra-competitive T-Jet racing is kind of the blahs for me, I just like getting them running good.  We have a club where we meet right in my town and it's racing but nothing serious, some serious pizza though!

 

I do run up at NJ Nostalgia every once in a while when I can.

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:14 AM

Nice collection Mike!! I like building them and racing them too, I cant lie. The competitiveness of some can be a drag at times, but when 5 guys are battling over 4 heats for a single lap advantage... the room can get heated!

Were you at Nostalgia for Chiefs annual tribute run this year?

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:23 PM

Hi Steve,

 

Thanks!  We just had a tuning and testing session in Ernie's garage after work today...it was a bunch of fun.  7 guys. Learned a lot, and Carl even lowered the front of my Charger, making it look nice 'n low.  It's a Playing Mantis Thunderjet 500 JL pullback body.  Sweet!

I'm always disappointed I can't make Chief's Memorial race, so far it has fallen on my oldest nephew's Birthday weekend and  I can't miss that one, ;)

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

 Are those Chargers still available ?


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:49 PM

Hey Pete!  Yes, if you look on eBay and do a search for JL Thunderjet 500 Die Cast or some such, you'll find them...I picked up a Purple Charger, an Orange Charger and an Orange GTO.

 

They came out in the late 90s, and the bodies fit the T-jet chassis no problem.  Maybe a smidge of a trimming on the front body post with a dremel, so far I've done up the Lime Charger, and I plan to do the Orange (that one is expensive, all said and done I think it was $28 with shipping and tax).  The GTO was like $11 all said and done.

 

Check em out!

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:53 AM

Steve, here's the haul from 11/9/2019.  I also picked up a Faller bus and track that will fit it at the train show, not pictured.

 

The Haul.jpg

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:37 AM

Nice stuff Mike......Pretty good over there yesterday......I sold some stuff.......I didn’t know about the train show. Would like to have gone there to check out HO building junk for parts........
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 05:32 PM

Hi Steve,

 

I was a little meh about the train show, not much slots.  Like I said, got the Fahller bus and Aurora track for it, saw some AFX cars, another of the NJ_SCN's member said there were common T-jets for $70ish but didn't see them.  Shrug?

 

I'm sure you would have picked up some buildings.  Interesting stuff.  If I ever make room for a layout other than the oval maybe another time I'll pick up some buildings.  I'm on the fence regarding Parsippany next week, I'm going to be out late for a concert on Saturday.

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

Mikey- nice group of cars. Collecting h.o. scale is addictive- just ask! I had to stop, as there is just soooo much cool h.o. scale stuff out there, original to new to re-issues of all kinds, then start with foreign makers and then- where does one stop? Everytime i go to Joe's shop i drool over the Bauer cars. I used to collect Faller and Bauer work trucks. I may have a set of Aurora buses- lmk if interested and i will try to find it. I think i may also have a Postage Stamps train set too. 


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:18 PM

Hi Glenn,

 

Thank you for the kind words.

Right now I am focused on T-jets, specifically Mustang Hardtops (#1372) and Dune Buggy Coupes.  I want to finish my colors :)

Mike


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