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  1. He's posted some new shells on FB tonight and apologised in the post for not being active recently, so probably been tied up designing these - new bodies are Sierra Sapphire & Escort RS2000
  2. I bought these from a different seller, but they fit well though I haven't run it yet as I'm waiting for some shims to arrive (the fronts are a bit wobbly even when the nut is fully tightened). The width of the front & back wheels is pretty close, but I haven't adjusted my steering rods yet so my front wheels have a toe-out at the minute. The only issue I have to resolve is when the rear suspension is compressed the inside edge of the tyre is very close to the motor wire. I need to see if I have fitted something incorrectly or if not I may have to re-solder the wire to come off the motor sideways to increase clearance.
  3. I'm in a couple of group on FB for Tamiya, Kyosho, Schumacher and Iconic, and I do agree there is a certain amount of 'mine is bigger than yours' but I also find them a great source of info for models, hop-ups or mods that I wouldn't know about. Some people clearly throw money at everything just to have a model with every conceivable hop-up, but there are just as many members that don't have the same amount of disposable income and find ingenious ways to modify a model for a fraction of the cost, and that's why I stay as a member of these groups. As for the arguing, there is a lot of comments that lead to some heated exchanges, but I think that's common on all social media (including forums), and we've had a few members on TC over the years that have fallen out or quit the forum over some comment or another as well, so I wouldn't say that's limited to FB.
  4. It’s on the website now at £389, hopefully the discount will be available on it...
  5. Traitor 😠 only joking, i love my Tamiya, but I think you get a lot more for your money with the kyosho or Schumacher re-re’s
  6. It would be a good add-on and as the BF & MB are still being sold I’m sure there would be a few of us interested in these if the price was right
  7. Hang on... if Tamiya are doing a fully licenced Ford again, does this open the door for reissues of midnight pumpkin & Blackfoot body sets & parts? 🤔
  8. I’m surprised the escort is the next body, I always expected the 959 to released on this chassis. maybe now the escort is on its way a 959 is the pipeline 🤞
  9. This was pretty much how it was at my local clubs. The Cat was hard to build & tune, but if you got it right it was great. The Mid was quick out of the box, the Yokomo was competitive but let down by poor parts backup, and the Avante was never really seen in races (there were some boomerangs though). I progressed from a Boomerang to Optima Pro, SWB Mid, LWB Mid and finally a Procat, but the Mids were by far the best cars I drove, both for ease of driving, maintenance and build quality.
  10. Just found this while searching to see if anyone made these. That looks fantastic. How is it holding up after a few runs?
  11. Ok, hands up, I’ve never used any design software but have been having a look at sketchup to try and modify a template that is on there. So far I’ve only managed to delete sections that shouldn’t be deleted, so it’s not going well! does anyone have any experience of sketchup? I’ve found a template for a wild dagger chassis that I want to shorten by cutting a section out & then rotate the battery compartment to fit in the shorter chassis. thanks in advance Rob
  12. Where I raced (south-east UK), we all started off at our local club with Hotshots or Boomerangs, but once we started going to other clubs they couldn't compete with the optimas, etc. Gradually everyone moved to CAT XlS or Optima Mids to stay halfway competitive. There was one lad that started at my club, and his parents bought him an Avante as his first car, which just seemed way too sluggish and heavy on the steering when racing against the Cats and Mids. The Cat was the car the very top drivers had, but it took a lot to get it set up correctly, while the Mid was more easy to run straight out of the box.
  13. I’ve sent you a pm
  14. @prp#1 - which parts do you have to sell? I need top deck, rear drive shafts & small connector that bolts to the front gearbox/top deck. Oh, and yellow posts that support the top deck. thanks
  15. The shocks on the procat are not standard - I own a procat and the shocks are the same as the XLS. Also, the rear wing mount on the procat looks like an XLS-type wire mount (the standard procat were black plastic). Penguin shells are good, I've purchased the standard XLS from them before and it is spot on. If you are after a different look they also sell a version of the Parma Fat Cat that was popular as an option on the XLS back in the day.
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