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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    Probably, but it is worth noting that I didn't make this slang word up, I heard it on a fruit and veg market in Bow (I kid you not!) P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    Hey SteelRat, I wasn't even thinking of you I was thinking of some older threads. P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    Sorry, I wasn't being intentionally 'aloof' I was just sleeping (**** Australians wide awake whilst I am tucked up!) I was kind of poking fun at myself with my comment about talking in code. For a long time I lived in East London, home of Cockney rhyming slang. Listerine means anti American, it was a term introduced after the Iraq war. I will explain (note : I am not being clever, just poking fun at myself...) Rhyming slang takes a pair of words with the second rhyming with a single noun, example: Apples and pears = Stairs. Although real Cockneys never use the second rhyming word, they would just say apples. Another example : Trouble and strife = wife. You would just say trouble. Cockney rhyming slang was started to confuse the police (Cockneys for the most part are involved in something dodgy, even if it is just minicabbing!) The origins of the rhymes and which ones are original etc are the stuff of the kind of legend that would involve even more bile and arguing that even Tamiyaclub.com members are able to muster. Without going into too much (boring detail) Listerine is abstract Cockney rhyming slang, thus: Septic Tank = Yank (Sorry guys) which means that a Cockney would say 'Septic', as in, my mate is living with a Septic (American girl). Listerine is an 'Anti-Septic', hence my comment about us being a little less Listerine. We should be less Anti American. As I said, I was poking fun at myself with my previous comment about talking in code. But I have seen a few Anti American (Listerine) posts before... P.
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    Buying Tamiyas As A "tribute" To The 1:1

    There is a Porsche 961 from Tamiya in the 1/24th Tamtech series of mini radio controlled cars. It has the short wheelbase type 2 chassis. Paul.
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    Any Female Rc Enthuiast In Tamiya Club?

    What about irenL, who I am sure is a lady? I sold some stuff to Rabied Mushroom, clod gears if I remember... P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    We need to be a little bit less Listerine as well. Paul.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    Love the smiley, never seen that one before! It isn't in the dropdown!
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    +1 Twinset, as I was reading the posts (I have been away for a few hours) I thought just the same, you beat me to it! P.
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    Buying Tamiyas As A "tribute" To The 1:1

    I could have sworn I read an article about Tina Turner's tricked out Lambo Cheetah being sold a few years ago to a German collector.... Maybe I was just hallucinating I thought there was more than one. P.
  10. Very funny, 'I don't know' P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    You know what really annoys me about the forums? People talking in code P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    The forum is just like a woman : It leads you to buy expensive things you don't need and doesn't listen when you complain Paul.
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    The Hobby Of Actually "building Stuff"

    Very true about the starting with RTR, my very first car was a Nikko Hilux Winch! Take the Avante, I would rather build one of those than run almost any RTR car. Rob, do you mean Radio Shacks, Tandys and Maplin electronics? I know what you mean, there are fewer of these stores in the UK now I think. P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    What makes anyone think this is a democracy? This website is privately owned and the moderators stick to the rules as much as they can. They can be quite tolerant as well sometimes. As has been stated many times, this is Chris's ball, he makes the rules, nothing stop anyone setting up another game somewhere else This seems to be where everyone wants to play though. Paul.
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    The Hobby Of Actually "building Stuff"

    Hey, you are in the Isle of Man, say hi to my money for me, please I know what you mean about the servos in the box, when I was rummaging through my first kit (after receiving my Nikko the year before) in the shop, I asked the question about the radio gear and felt a little silly when the guy started to explain and started stacking up the other boxes. I only ever bought one RTR to run and that was because at the time the Porsche Cayenne wasn't available in kit form. I stripped it, replaced the shocks (which actually were oil filled in this one) with alloy ones, ball diffs and bearings I think. P.
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    It is one of those silly things. Obviously 99% of people don't agree with the rule and probably now even those people who wanted it instigated think it is silly, but it has been the most enforced rule for so long, they can't back down now, or they will look weak. It is like politicians who don't cave under pressure when they need to apologise for something, or someone who gets backed into a corner by a silly comment they make then refuse to refute it because of pride or vanity. Paul
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    What Turns U Off About The Forums

    +1 Shodog For me, bad spelling doesn't matter so much, as I know we are dealing with foreigners here, however, there is no excuse for TXTSPK. Ever. It should be punishable by death. It annoys me even more than SHOUTING. Paul.
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    Egress Strip And Rebuid

    Hey, pleased to see the momentum and enthusiasm is still there Regarding colour, the Dyna Storm (some might say a 2WD cousin) is PS16 (Metallic blue) and this is actually by far my favourite colour, so although I have suggested go original all the way with parts (preferably used as well, in a restoration job) I would go with the PS16, I have seen an Egress like this, it looks really great. I don't know if someone else said, but yes, there should be a bend in that wire going upwards. Have you made the part yet? Paul.
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    Boomerang Discount?

    I think the Hotshot looks better too, but the Boomerang is a better car in my opinion. Better shocks, lighter overall and with the Supershot upgrades and full ball racing (including thrusts) can perform as well as a Supershot. I have owned Boomerangs for 25 years, another member Kontemax is also another fanatic about them! A well known Japanese supplier now has them at $110! Paul.
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    Motor

    Just what the Lunchbox needs, a more powerful torquier motor to make it spin, wheelie and handle even worse I would love to see before and after shots, one built with that big heavy motor in the rear, the second with the pieces lying about your garden and the big grin on your face! Paul.
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    This Tickled Me :)

    It is one thing to have the twisted mind to dream up something like that, totally another thing to make the effort to put it all down and share it with the world! P.
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    The Hobby Of Actually "building Stuff"

    That is just it though, unfortunately. Every built car I have ever used, I have taken apart to the gearbox to ballrace and set up properly. Same with some of the bodies, the Mazda 787B, it was lazily put together and needed 30 minutes of careful re trimming decals etc to get it looking right. I don't really like ready built cars that are also available as kits, they often have lousy dampers as well! Paul.
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    The Hobby Of Actually "building Stuff"

    I can't ship that, it has 67%, it is very flammable Paul.