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  1. In a 1:1 vehicle, the identity goes with the chassis/frame. The engine is just another subassembly that's bolted to it. You can swap the engine every day if you want, you update the engine number in the logbook but the core vehicle remains as is, with the original VIN/registration. (This is the UK I'm talking about, might be different in other countries). I have a few Japanese-import motorbikes that don't even have a stamped engine number, just the model prefix. So my vote goes with the chassis/tub - once you swap that, it's a new car.
  2. Your basic point is valid. But those aren't Unimogs in the bottom picture, they're L-series trucks, significantly bigger still. A Unimog has more in common with a farm tractor.
  3. Not been on here for 3 months or so, too many other things going on. Last night I boxed up my 10 built cars/trucks, NIB's, old boxes, spares, hop-ups, shells, transmitters, chargers, paint and tools and took them all to a storage unit. Hopefully we're moving house soon, first time in 21 years. Afterwards, I'll need to review how much space we have versus how much stuff, and have a think about what's important. That applies to everything, not just RC. My life needs decluttering a bit.
  4. I've not been on here for 3 months or so, too many other things going on. Not given RC any thought at all lately. I might still be interested in a T5 shell if there's a good one out there. Only because that's what I drive every day.
  5. Mr Tweetles always seems interested.
  6. Love it, not enough 'mogs on here. I really ought to finish mine.
  7. The blue one stands out, those white wheels are the key. Lovely. Not a single body post trimmer between the 3 of you though ?
  8. I bought the same kit but couldn't work it all out, even from all the photos and videos on here and elsewhere. Might revisit it if you get a helpful response.
  9. I'd quite like the box... Mine was bought as a ZX-Sport kit plus a full RS500 bodyset and wheels.
  10. You're a patient man if you've been waiting since 1986 and are only just getting annoyed about it now... I assume you mean the proper one, not the confusingly-named hot Focus from a couple of years ago. I bought the Kyosho one back in the day, it looks slightly off from certain angles but it's a lot better than some of the upturned-margarine-pots that the aftermarket have turned out.
  11. That's a relief, saved me some money. Wouldn't want that for free.
  12. Doh ! It's happened again. Electrics and pneumatics this time.
  13. 99% sure it'll be down to the source artwork, not the printer or some mid-stream process. Once the quality's gone, you can't get it back.
  14. I don't come on here every day, sometimes it can be a couple of weeks between visits. All of the bold 'unread' posts nag at me, even though there are several sections on here that I have no interest in at all. My OCD insists that I still have to open each one, click the 'mark forum as read' link and then acknowledge the pop-up though. Just discovered that you can click the button on the left of each section to do it in a single click. You have no idea how happy that makes me.
  15. Gah ! It's sucked me back in. I'm so weak. I've restrained myself to a secondhand 8109 Flatbed Truck for now, and built it over the weekend. It'll be a good way to display the wife's Splittie and Mini builds. Here it is with the 850 Fork Lift Truck that I got for Christmas in 1977. Have to say I much preferred it when everything LEGO was built with generic pieces in a handful of colours, there are far too many bespoke single-use parts these days. Creativity over realism any day.
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