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  1. Thanks for the lead to CML Facebook. I found this:- From May 31st. Several LHS are stating that they are working with CML on resolving this - the fact there is no firm "no more" yet, makes me think AE is probably accumulating back orders to see if worth doing another run or not. So I guess it's a case of wait and see for the next few weeks. Edit: just had email response from my LHS to say they are still working with CML on this, so as at 29th June it's not a firm "no more" but I agree it's not looking hopeful. My guess remains that AE will wait and see total demand before calling it.
  2. Does anyone know if more of these will be becoming available (UK) ?
  3. Your lawn looks fantastic (am I showing my age? ).
  4. Yep - that antenna break is everyone of us reversing into a kerb Nice original find.
  5. No idea what it is I'm afraid but I absolutely love it Any chance it could be scratch built, or a bit of a Frankenstein built from multiple spares from different makes?
  6. Oh wow, look at that - definitely not alone then! Who'd have thought there be duplicate forum thread issues on this topic?! Just goes to show, Tamiya smell is important.
  7. The blue stuff. Yes, I know I have a problem but is it just me? Not sure if it's nostalgia or genuinely just a great smell. No idea what the active stuff is in it - nothing else smells remotely like it.
  8. You're all right - glow ignitor(s) were the issue - all 4 of them! Made my own by replacing the battery on one and bingo - all good, and now I'm behaving noisy and smelly - awesome Buggy is currently stalling out under higher throttle - think it's maybe a bit lean. Going to richen up the HSN and have another go tomorrow.
  9. Hi All, I'm normally an electric guy, but the hot weather for some reason has made me want to blow the dust off my old Ansman Nitro 1/8th buggy from about 2002. It's in good order - last run maybe 2-3 years ago. It has a glow plug in it, and I had 3 which were unopened until today, bought new about 10 years ago plugs. None of them work (have tried with 3 different igniters, all of which are good and showing 1.2v+). They all have continuity, and show a DC resistance of 0.01 ohms - which sounds low to me, but would draw a heck of a current you'd expect to glow hot. They don't even get mildly warm. Do they normally go bad over time? I've ordered some new ones just to be certain, but would be good to get your experience of what might be wrong.
  10. Thanks for the thoughts guys - I bought an action man figure head as per recommendations. I think the scale looks pretty good. Any thoughts on how to get the neck placement right? It's a big neck hole to fill. I forgot the eyes on these heads move left to right! Would be awesome to hook those up to a servo
  11. PS - I was wondering if an Action Man head might be about the right size? A few of those on eBay and some cool motorbike helmets I've seen too....
  12. This is the last piece missing from my Kyosho ATC - kind of an important one Given finding an original is likely to be impossible - anyone have any ideas for possible substitutes? It's 1/6th scale I believe....
  13. Thanks - it's not painted though, it's alloy
  14. Pulled the masking tape off today. Couple of very small overspray issues to deal with (masking lifted in a couple of places while I was spraying) but those can be easily dealt with. Here he is with his sister (that one nearly done)
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