Live Steam Mad

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  • Location St.Helens, Merseyside, NW England
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  1. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Would this 7.4V Lipo be a battery compatible with Tamiya vintage buggies ? ;- https://www.fusionhobbies.com/product/4130001-absima-7-4v-3000mah-25c-2s-li-po-battery-pack Regards, AG
  2. Live Steam Mad

    Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 Tipper

    Would like to see Tamiya make an 8x4 rigid tipper, I've waited a very long time for one. Would be great if they also made it 8x8 for use around model building site layouts where there are gradients and loose surfaces where a lot of traction is needed. Best Regards, Alistair G.
  3. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Reedy Wolfpack 751 doesn't seem to be imported into UK unfortunately. Jamara pack is a rediculous price in UK. The Yuki Brainergy pack is 40 quid from Germany with the postage. Core 293 pack is about 40 quid with the postage from ModelSport, and 38 quid from Schumacher with the postage. Wow, after all this time, surely there is a cheaper option for a compatible Lipo to fit my Tamiya old and re-re Frog? Regards, Alistair G.
  4. Live Steam Mad

    Rally Mini - tyres and other suggestions?

    Where can I buy those Corsair Racing rally block tyres? They seem to have vanished... maybe they got stopped in making them because they look like Tamiya rally block treads? I see them here at RC Mart but they are sold out ;- http://www.rcmart.com/corsair-racing-tm1855-mchassis-rally-tire-p-27474.html Is there a website for Corsair Racing? BTW what outside diameter are the Tamiya 51427 rally block mini tires (maximum) ? Regards, Alistair G.
  5. Live Steam Mad

    58515 1/10 CELICA GT-FOUR 1990 (TT-01E)

    I just got the body set 51476 for this car and they have removed the Repsol decals!! Why is this? Also, the Marlboro decals in the 1:1 which were altered to just plain blocks of color with no name in the original 58096 1/10 have also now been removed completely!!!?? Just noticed another one missing, the Top Gear decal from the rear window! Fortunately on the 51401 Lancia Delta Integrale body parts set and the Mini Cooper `94 Monte Carlo 84186 body parts set (I bought both of these) I checked and every single decal is present and correct, same as the originals of 58117 and 58163! However, the 6 Martini decals from the 58117's interior for the driver and co-driver's helmet (#51) are not present on 51401's new altered sticker sheet for the re-release kit 58342! And they weren't present in the original optional rally cockpit interior 50463 or in the new optional rally cockpit interior 54491 as far as I am aware. They only came as a separate decal sheet for 58342 numbered 9495465 ! As pictured here ;- http://tamiyaclub.com/pictureframe.asp?t=n&id=img40994_07062013172101_2.jpg ...and ;- http://www.modellbau-seidel.de/index.php?firma=Tamiya&best=9495465 Regards, Alistair G.
  6. Live Steam Mad

    Rally Car Body's

    I just found this topic after asking about ControlFreaks bodies in another topic ;- http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=59067&page=2#entry607076 Regards, Alistair G.
  7. Live Steam Mad

    Frewer Metro 6r4 Paint Scheme

    What happened to the ControlFreaks bodies? I found this interview with them ;- http://www.thercracer.com/2010/05/q-tell-us-about-yourself-my-name-is-and.html ...this 6R4 body that they show (click on that first picture, made for 225mm wheelbase, M chassis I think) is very nice looking. But their website no longer works? Also where is the website for the guys who bought the Frewer molds? Best Regards, Alistair G.
  8. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Can you measure the exact length of this Core CR293 please, I feel it's the best one for me to order, Schumacher have them at 33 GBP delivered, and it means I can use English and be able to return it easily if there is a problem etc. Also, how long does it hold a charge for? For example my Futaba T6XS battery pack is a 3rd party Lipo and I've only charged it once since new and it's held it's charge for over a year! Regards, Alistair G.
  9. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Also, something is wrong here, Tower lists this exact Lipo as being 138.5mm long, and it also looks like it gives the length dimension on the battery label itself as being 138mm ;- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXYKT6 ...so how come taliesin said it was 127mm long ?! I'm confused. Regards.
  10. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    A link to purchasing the Venom 15085 battery would be appreciated. I can't see anywhere else to get them other than Ebay, and the Import charge when I try that is 11 GBP on top of the postage. Amazon.com won't send me one no matter what seller I choose, even the International sellers, since I'm in UK, and the batteries are restricted items for postage via Air. Regards, ARG
  11. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    Holy cow, link please? Maybe I missed them somehow. Regards.
  12. Live Steam Mad

    Tamiya Chassis Lipo compatibility

    This Venom battery is not available in the UK. Venom don't seem to have UK dealers or a UK presence? Tower hobbies /.Amazon etc. can't sent me one as it's a restricted item for postage No chance of getting my hands on one it seems? Regards, Alistair G.
  13. If you do buy a new motor, you are going to have the problem of having no motor pinion to fix onto the new motor. I bought a Jet Hopper with it's original motor and pinion all in place, and simply removed the existing electronics board and installed my own receiver and steering servo. I used a 6V 5xNiMH 1.2V AA cells battery pack for the motor. I think the only way forwards for you is to buy another Jet Hopper with the motor / gearbox intact. Unless you fancy the idea of putting a powerful brushless motor in it like Mark did? Regards, Alistair G.
  14. Can you solder? If you buy a new motor then you will have to be able to solder it in. Let us know. Regards, Alistair G.
  15. Live Steam Mad

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I painted my Frog roll cage with a brush and Tamiya Black brush-on Polycarbonate paint PC series (30ml glass jar). It's a lot easier to remove if you screw it up a few times like I did (alcohol removes it completely). Regards, Alistair G.