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About richard.tufty

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  1. I'm selling a few of the cars I don't use any longer and the first to go will be my TRF201. It's a standard TRF201 with no hop-ups that I can recall adding over the original kit (41267) and has only been run a few times, nothing bent or broken. There are a few scuffs on the underside as seen in the photos and the paint is coming off the wing, however it's not physically damaged and could easily be stripped and repainted if desired. There is a Novak 5800kV sensored motor in there with a TrackStar 120A ESC which I can leave in or take out. I have some new in packet spares: 54263 High Traction lower deck x1 54284 Front grooved soft tyres pair x2 54210 TRF201 Body Ver1 x1 plus a second set of wheels with almost new tyres mounted on them (see pic). Price wise, I'd like £300 for the buggy with a steering servo, £350 with the motor and ESC or £425 for the buggy, electrics and the spare parts. I'll happily split the spare parts if nobody wants the whole lot. I am in the Salisbury area but occasionally in Nottingham (I'll be there this coming weekend 6/7 Aug 2022) if anyone wants to view it or come and collect.
  2. I'd definitely price it to sell and would rather sell via here or Facebook to avoid eBay if possible and get it into the hands of someone who will enjoy it. It's literally just sitting on a shelf taking up space with many others that I need to downsize, so I'm not going to try and fleece people!
  3. It's the original TRF201 which I believe is kit 42167 that came with many of the carbon reinforced parts. The body is in perfect condition with a cut out for the ESC fan to breathe, it's painted and the wing is in very good condition, just some cosmetic paint damage. It currently has a set of the TRF201 dish wheels in pink (don't ask!) with Tamiya ribbed fronts and Dirt Hawgs on the rear, however I have also have a set of white wheels with Tamiya ribbed fronts and Proline Calibers for the rears, plus 2 sets of NIP front wheels and tyres. I don't believe I added any more hop ups over the standard kit, it has full bearings but I can't recall now if they were standard or not! There are a few spares as well, like a full new chassis tub and several sets of front arms. I think there may even be a complete new bodyshell as well, but I need to find that. I'll take some photos later on and post them up. It's closer to shelf queen than basher, but it has been run a few times! Oh, location is in the UK, Wiltshire primarily, but Nottingham occasionally.
  4. I am trying to thin the stable down a bit and will be list a few cars for sale shortly and have a fair idea of sensible prices, however I am having trouble valuing my TRF201 since ebay has very few sold items and I can't see many prices in the sales forum here. Does anyone have a good feeling for what a realistic price for a built buggy is? It's been lightly used and has a few scuffs on the chassis bottom, but nothing has been broken on it. I could include an ESC & motor or not, depending on preference. Apologies if this breaks rules in this area, happy to move to the Sales & trades forum if this topic sits there better. Edit: typos...
  5. Still sealed in original shrinkwrap, collection from Salisbury/Amesbury area preferred since it will cost c. £35 to post it because of size and value!
  6. I use a Turnigy 4250kV motor and 2S Lipo in mine and it's quick but just about controllable, in a good way.
  7. I have seen a lot of people mention this over the years and whilst I am not disputing it, I have never experienced it myself. I have a DF03 which I got in 2007 that has been bashed a lot and raced (inexpertly!) a little which has never had an issue with the main shaft idler. It has had a Novak 8.5T brushless in it form day one and a slipper after a year or two. Perhaps I just don't drive as much as most people, but it's still got an original drive train, including ball diffs.
  8. I'm considering getting an old silver Futaba Attack-R, c. 1988 from ebay and replacing the guts with those from a modern Flysky or similar radio. I still haven't found any radios which feel as nice to use as the old 27MHz Attack series. I have a slightly more modern Attack-SR, but it's all off white plastic and nowhere near as nice to use as the older silver ones. I can foresee some chopping and dremelling might be needed to do it, but it's worth a go! I reckon so long as the pots on the sticks have about the same range of resistance in both sets, it shouldn't be impossible. As an aside, I use the HobbyKing 3-ch wheel Tx and a 6-ch air Tx with the small 3-Ch Receivers pictured a few posts above this by LosiXXT-CR and find them very reliable, just not as nicely made and thus not as nice to use. Having all the EPA and dual rate settings on the wheel system is really nice, but not essential to me for most of my bashing.
  9. Interesting... I have a complete NOS Super Sabre replacement bodyset, in the brown cardboard box complete with decals. I picked it up very cheap on ebay about 12 years ago for my own restoration project, which was started for similar reasons to OP's. I have never had the heart to use it, maybe I should liquidate some assets!
  10. You hit the main point for me - the building from a kit. I actually enjoy building and tinkering more than running most of the time. There is also a huge nostalgia factor for me and I imagine many others here - Tamiya were the main brand we had as kids 30 years ago and we can now afford all the models we never had!
  11. I use a 8.5T brushless on 2s Lipo in mine and find it fun enough, but not too much that it destroys the drivetrain. I did put a slipper in there too.
  12. I agree, I love my Agrios, but I had to put Clod wheels on it otherwise it just looks a bit off to my eyes.
  13. I'm in Salisbury, not too far from Swindon and have not found anywhere/anyone locally to bash or race with yet...
  14. Has anyone used the programming card to setup one of the waterproof Turnigy 70A ESCs? I have a card that works fine with my 120A Turbo ESC and a couple of the waterproof combo units, but it won't work with my 70A ESC. I get an Error 14268101 message and no options are available to me. My programmer says "Hextronik (Car) Program BOX Ver 2.1" when I start it up, has anyone got one with a newer version? If so, I might order a new one, since I have had this one a few years and it's possible the 70A ESC came out after my box was made, but I don't want to do that if they are all V2.1!
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