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About LEE71

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  • Birthday 10/04/1971

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    Marske-by-the-Sea. UK

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  1. Yes, that's my fear. A middle aged bloke turning up with a rere vintage Tamiya. I do miss the old days of racing on grass/mud/dust. BITD it seemed that every other town had some sort of club!
  2. I see your just up the coast. I'm only newly back to this. Where do you run RC in the NE? I've not been on track since'88 and would love to get a bit of casual track time in!
  3. Yes they do now. Not ran it properly yet but am confident that it was loose ball diffs. I just had not tightened them up sufficiently.
  4. I've lost mine. Before I spend 15 quid on a new D parts set is there any hop up available? Maybe alloy or something. I've fabricated something in the mean time but want something right. Not sure whether something of another chassis might work.
  5. I'm ashamed to say that I've just come back to finishing this build due to other issues and having too much fun with the Blitzer and Hotshot. I've checked the one way and its right its just nothing else is consistent to the drive to the wheels. On the ground it just like a slipping clutch on a 1/1. I'm convinced I've built the diffs correctly. Is there an idiots guide somewhere on how tight to build the ball diffs?
  6. Just seen this thread. Absolutely brilliant all round. Thanks!!
  7. I probably am in the Iconic group but, to be honest, I use FB that infrequently I havn't checked. Will have a look. Showing my age now!!
  8. A large part of my RC journey was an annual weeks holiday over the Mayday Bank Holiday at Primrose Valley, Filey, North Yorkshire when I was a kid. I believe it was organised by MAP (Model & Allied Publications) who produced Model Cars magazine and the car racing side ran by employees Bill Burkinshaw, John Bicknell and Richard, whos surname escapes me. I attended from around '83 to '88 for a weeks holiday with my parents for racing RC and drinking copious amounts of full fat coke. I have some great memories especially since I lost my dad in '95 to cancer. I'm aware there's a Facebook group but it appears more recent than my attendance from when I was 11 plus. Does anyone else have similar memories? We used to race off road in the grass gardens next to the swimming pool catering for 1/10th electric and 1/8th I.C. I used to race electric starting with a Rough Rider, a Mardave Maurauder, an Associated RC10 & finally a PB Mini Mustang which I still have. I remember one year the weather was so bad that the swimming pool garden was waterlogged so we had to use an adjacent patch of grass next to some chalets. Another year I got a *****ing off the caretaker for getting in the swimming pool outside paddling pool with my wellies on! All sorts of modelling and RC was catered for and there was even a temporary modelshop in a chalet opposite the reception. Happy days!
  9. I have absolutely no idea to be honest. I only got back into RC at the end of last year. Tamiya Junkies is looking interesting for me but not been back on track since around '88! Luckily I'm 2 mins from the beach so just finishing a Blitzer Beetle for beach bashing. I didn't really want to use HS (or Top Force Evo ReRe I've recently finished) on beach.
  10. Well it was meant to be a runner but it hasn't done many miles over the winter! I just wish there were more places for a middle-aged bloke to run them round here!
  11. Any excuse to post a pic of my ReRe HS and genuine vintage Beatties bag!
  12. Love a HS thread. Its what got me back into the hobby. I got my original from P&S models in Scarborough August 1985. Wish I still had it but at least have an ReRe now.
  13. I kept my Mini Mustang that I got around 87/88 which I've stripped ready for a refurb.
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