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  1. After many years of inactivity, outside of mini racing, I am selling up. It is time for others to enjoy the icons of our hobby. Please use them at least occasionally. All of these have given so much pleasure to me and to others around the tracks and hobby meets. See my showroom trade section for the adverts with lots of photos. None of these will ever be re released. These are the most difficult to find for sale by far. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/trades_model.asp?cid=121457&id=16759 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/trades_model.asp?cid=121456&id=16759
  2. I'd never seen it before. cool to see the real basis for it the body almost looks like lexan!
  3. Well this is an odd thread would anyone like trophies like these? ...well go out and have fun and practice and race !
  4. On of the guys who races in TC locally works inside nuke power plants, all over the world as a specialist for accidents and maintenance. He and his equipment really go INSIDE. He showed me some of his equipment and explained in detail. Rad is PHYSICAL, ie like sand or dust. It gets WASHED off his equipment before getting outside. So if you are worried, simply wash everything you receive before bringing it near your family/area of concern. Bin the box (who wants a soggy box? lol) and wash everything. Even motors run underwater so unless you are buying a radio or esc there is nothing you could not wash. I make no comment/judgement whether it's necessary, I'm just saying this is what you can do to mitigate your concern.
  5. Hey! That 5 minute lash up job you did in your shed doesn't count!
  6. I confused but maybe thrilled : The VW Scirocco is stated as TT and FF03 chassis but the above photo looks very similar to M-chassis wheels. I'd like it very much on the M05.
  7. WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???? It suxs! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! i liked the orginal better Your opinion doesn't count. I like the Striker more passionately than YOU. WHATS IT WORTH????????
  8. I have seen the Varja in the flesh at the Euro Finals in Switzerland. It's actually ok and the wheels are not as big as they look in the photos. About King Cab size. It looks like a Traxxas on the surface/size and I can see the type of buyer they are likely to attract. New to Tamiya and drawn by the big soft sprung go anywhere truck thing. It looked quite reasonable body on. Body off it looks strange to me, knowing the original Avante. However if you don't know, I think it probably looks quite techy for your money. Still don't think it will take Traxxas type big jump abuse tho.
  9. yes, that would have been a good question too! Thanks for all the supportive replies.
  10. Thanks - I'd never heard of it before you mentioned it. It's good to know!
  11. Thank you djmcnz That's a very good offer and I appreciate it. It would mean I would have to change all the image link addresses tho, and I've already done that one and it was a pain. I've bitten the bullet and now paid for 1 year pro hosting on pb. Enjoy the photos. It was a cool trip and I recommend racing to everyone. It's fun!
  12. Well this was interesting: I received this email today: "Hi! I noticed your post about "THAT question". You have to be either unbelievably stupid or terribly cynical to write something like this. First of all, what you asked is "THAT question" to you and a few TC-members, not to the majority of Tamiya enthusiasts. Secondly, the person you asked, if you really tell the truth about who he is, would of course not answer the truth so specifically about such a question from a complete stranger. In other words, the figure he told you will deliberately be incorrect to protect Tamiya's interests. And you were impressed because he said; "Thank you for buying our products." What would that be to be impressed about. He's a salesman for God's sake, and just like any McDonalds employee, he will have a few empty but polite phrases ready for anyone who bothers him with stupid questions he possibly can't answer with the truth. Of course, you are meanwhile very well known at TC for your disgusting bragging, lies, bellybutton-watching and naivety, and a few people actually seem to believe you. For all others, you're an ridiculous empty shell. Colin" Sent from Colin Stevens I have his email address which ends with sth.co.uk, it looks like he sent me the email via TC but I am not sure how since the email says "THIS MESSAGE HAS NOT BEEN SENT FROM A KNOWN/LOGGED-IN MEMBER OF TamiyaClub."
  13. Many times here on TC we have discussed the question of how important is RC to Tamiya's overall business. The Head of export, oversight of Tamiya USA and one of the overall management team at Tamiya, was at the 2011 Tamiya Euro Finals in Switzerland. So I decided to ask him. In terms of importance to the business RC accounts for 45 - 50% of Tamiya. So there we have it. Much higher than we generally seem to have thought, here on TC. That's pretty big and gives some insight into perhaps why re-re's have come along. RC is not a niche at all. Its a main part of the business. It was pretty cool meeting him and talking to him. I mentioned Tamiyaclub! And you know what the last thing he said to me was? "Thank you for buying our products." :lol: I think that is pretty darn cool. Really really nice to hear a company, and one of its worldwide heads, say that to you. - and no, I didn't ask about manuals.
  14. Depends on your definition of cheap. All of the racers who discussed the cells with me thought they were not worth the price at all and viewed them as throw aways after the race. F1 and GT had Gens Ace lipo's as control cells, and these are the total opposite - outstanding value for money cells. Yes, control tires all around. Thankfully they were preglued. I spent many hours in the last 2 days editing all the posts for links to a new photo album but less than 48hrs later there have been 49,000 views of the photos somehow :o and now that account is frozen too! So I am going to have to pay for the account to go to pro for a year. Has anyone paid photobucket before? I am trying to see what payment method they take but can't find it anywhere. I can't believe how many photo views there have been. Combined with the 4 day race period that's over 70,000 combined views
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