Hi, I'm Matt Ryder. Over the last few years, I've been tuning, repainting, and modifying RTR slot cars. I enjoy the challenge of getting old, tired, broken, incomplete vintage cars to run well. I don't have easy access to replacement or repro parts, so I scratchbuild a fair number of items.
I haven't yet completed a car with my own scratch chassis or body, but I'm close to finishing one.
Participating in this forum will be a pleasure. Thanks to Chris for the invitation to join.
Post by Chris Wright on Oct 8, 2012 10:57:39 GMT -5
Hi Ray, welcome. I noticed your tyres...now if you could scratch your head and come up with a way to produce replicas of the Monogram F-1 tyres with detail on both the inside as well as the outside side walls you'd sell a bunch on this forum. A selection of urethane compounds would be useful too.
Nigel, I was disappointed to not make the start of the VRAA. I'm still working on the car, and hope to send it over to one of the rounds, just to see what kind of lap it will do. I did a few test laps and it ran, but I have no idea how it would compare to the other cars. I'll start a thread for the car - it will help me maintain motivation to finish the car.
My name is Gert Jonker and I live in Zwolle which is in the Netherlands.
I have been, on and off, involved with 1/32 slot racing since I was 11 years old. I belonged to various racing clubs in my native South Africa and have recently joined a great club here in the Netherlands.
Although being a Formula 1 fan most of my life, I have, as yet, not really succeeded in creating a useable F1 car as a scratch build project. So, now I hope to pick up all the tips I need and identify my mistakes that I have made.
I have been a member of this Forum for some time but rarely posted on it until recently.
My real name is Barry Boor. I have raced slot cars since my Dad bought my a Scalextric set in 1959 - shiny track and tinplate cars. Nowadays I build sets of cars from a particular era and run races, by myself, on replicas of real circuits.
There have been a few intervals with no racing through the years - one of those gaps being while I was involved in building the F.1 Connew Grand Prix car 1971-72.
Since I lost my wife in September 2011 I have moved to Malta and have a large lounge in my apartment where I am able to build some very nice circuits.
Post by vintagetitans on Nov 13, 2012 17:37:09 GMT -5
Hello, My name is Jérôme MARDON, from France . Danny Vanstraelen made me know your website and I should say I'm very pleased of it. Like you, I'm found of 1/32 slotcars. This passion began when I was very young (maybe 5 or 6), when Santa Claus brought me a Scalextric track. I remember I played a lot with it. I developped this passion, but was a little frustrated : I could'nt find any Indy or pre-war car. So, with help of silicon and resin, I decided to make my own cars. Maybe some of you remember me, maybe not. My 1st cars were not perfect, and they are still not, but I'm very pleased and proud to large prewar collection. Most of all, I liked Delage, Amilcar, Peugeot, or Alfa. I like this era when driving meant driving. I like this era when everything was to be done. For sure, I'm not as gifted as some persons, but i like what I do. And most of all, I like to find and create new cars, such car nobody remembers, only the fans. I'll be happy to share my passion here and show you pictures of my cars all along this forum. Please excuse my poor english and poor knowledge in computers, but certainly I will need help and time to understand how to post a picture !
I'm glad you joined this forum, welcome. I hope to see a lot of new creations here. I'm glad that people like you are doing an effort to create new models, even if they, like you say, are not completely perfect. I think a lot of us, sit here out of frustration, because their favorite models aren't available or just not good enough. I do hope that you'll find inspiration, creativity and advice on this forum, that help your skills to develop new and better bodies. I'm also convinced that this is the hole idea of this fairly new forum, to interact with each other to raise the quality of builds. There for, it's also very important to have people like you, who stand at the beginning of a creation, interacting with us, and I truly do hope this will bring builds to a higher and better quality level. Maybe, when you've got time, you could show us the steps, in how you go ahead, when you create a new future model.
By the way didn't anybody notice here on the forum, as on other forums, that the average age lies between 40 an 60 years, is this a hobby for old men? ;D
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Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Nov 14, 2012 4:48:13 GMT -5
It is always a pleasure when a new member to this Forum introduces them selves and takes the time to tell us anout their activities. Your English is fine, upper case where needed, full stops and commas. Perfect!
Danny, I'm 60 next year, will I therefore become 'above average'.