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  1. Nice work so far. The Superten is a lovely series of highly detailed cars ! I have also a few of these, not startet the restaurations though. Oh- btw- you should swap the rear right and left front tire to match the rotating directions ;-)
  2. The 959 is without a doubt a wonderfully successful and technically sophisticated model from Tamiya. Its only fault - you already mentioned it - is its "wrong" scale. But above all - and this is now my personal opinion - the 959 is one of the most overrated models among collectors. The prices which are called for a good specimen are mostly beyond good and bad. Especially since the 959 is anything but rare. I sometimes have the feeling that everybody - really everybody - has another one of these things stashed somewhere in the cellar. (By the way, just like Wild Willy's). Secondly, the chassis is an absolute ulcer, so complicated and crippled in its construction that I don't really understand the hype. But just - somehow it's good manners to own such a thing, and that's how long the prices are paid which are called here. To each his own. It's not my thing anyway.
  3. Does it need to be working? Or just for display purpose? NIP or used? I might have a look through my stuff, possilble i have a used one..
  4. Don't mix up the two different shops: Kalfakis is a Greek shop ( former tamiya Distributor ) while the tread here leads to an italian hobbyshop in Palermo !
  5. Vintage Hirobo. Though don't remember correct type or name but i assume that's the same as here: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=13956&id=126
  6. As in the title, I am looking for such a body set. Article 50863 Toyota GT One TS020. Meant is the 1/8th scale nitro version for the TGR chassis, not the smaller 1/10th scale. Please offer only NIP, or as good as new goods without significant traces of use or even holes. I have PayPal or equivalent goods (div.TGX Bodies and more) to offer in exchange. Also thankful for any hints or links on auction sites. Thanks in advance
  7. Not the best example as there are some really hard to find stuff here. For example that O.S 26 Surpass motor is a highly sought after collectors item. Not quite worth what he's asking though but therefore he accepts offers as well
  8. Well- I guess they have come to realize that the rest of the world is now buying supplies in Japan after the domestic spring has dried up. Word travels fast and they are certainly not stupid.) So why not raise prices? I'd probably do the same thing...
  9. Don't have any personal experience with this transmitter but from what i can read in the manual, this transmitter is designed for the use of 8pcs of rechargeable Nicads. saying: total voltage of the power source should be 9.6V. If you have a try with standart type AA batts, you should try with 6 cells ( 1.5V each -> 9.0Volts) to see if it starts. Or better try with rechargeable AA's then you can use 8 cells which provides you the correct voltage of 9.6V ( accus have 1.2V / each). Better keep your hands of the internal charging system as it is designed for 115Volts AC which is pretty obsolete (we have 220Volts for quite some time now;-) Good luck
  10. Some of my personal favs: Clod Buster Sand Rover ... and probably many more that don't come to my mind right now.
  11. That will help for sure (so had i)
  12. If you really intend to run it on a track, i'd definately go for the Top Cat. It's a competitive car with serious Shocks and can handle brushless power for sure. While the Super Astute is still a plastic-kit with ridiculous Shocks ( for a 260Euro kit) it's not worth the money imo. But keep in mind that the TopCat might need some experience in building and setting up - i assume the SA is easier to handle and needs less setup to run properly out of the box. Just my 2 cents
  13. Maybe i should mention that the Icon is always there, but i cannot see the newer messages that i sent. I only see elder messages ( conversations) where people have responded. I assume it has to do how i contact: when i contact a member directly by a forum post, it works, but when i browse a member by "find a member" and "contact" then, seems it doesn't.
  14. Somehow I seem to have the same problem: I've contacted a few members recently, but I'm not getting a response. I click on the blue "Contact" icon of the member, send my message (a confirmation that the message was sent appears), but then I can't find my own personal messages anymore. What am I doing wrong?
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