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About sgt.barnes

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  • Birthday 12/29/1975

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    Tamiya, RC aeromodeling, P.C. building and modding, any other form of RC models. Astronomy/telescopes & Stargazing, classic car & Bike Restorations,

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  1. Hey Guys thought this would raise your interest. I'll do a free post for TC subscribed uk members too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Raleigh-Burner-Competition-With-Skyway-Rims-etc-/180966895061?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item2a2277add5#ht_722wt_1186
  2. New build rules out sand in the gear box then
  3. No The falcon should roll smooth and quite. Pop the dog bones out and check the ends where they come off the sprue. Make sure all the flashing has been removed. Secondly check the bearings in the trailing arms are fully pressed home. They should be flush in. The next thing to check is the diff alignment pin. Its the turned pin that sits inside the ends of the two drive cups in the middle of the diff. If this has not seated correctly or is too long it will cause binding. Beyond that it could be an poorly aligned pinion. Is it a new built falcon or a restoration ?
  4. Sorry to moan Is there any chance of increasing the picture limit beyond the 500k size please. Thats only really enough for an avatar. I wanted to upload pic in the trade section but I need a couple of meg ? Pretty please ? Thanks in advance Mark
  5. I have been hanging on to this meaning too do 'something' with it, but you know how this story goes Its the first Impreza Tamiya ever did and its the TA03F McCrae version. Its in good nick but not perfect. Its had very little running but to make it really nice it will need a new decal set. The chassis is very dusty but has only minor marks on the underside and the belts and transmission are all in good order. It comes complete with the motor mount and pinion plus is fitted with front and rear anti roll bars and a steering servo. I presume its ball raced too but dont quote me on that. The wheels and tyres are brand new too. All in all a nice example that could be a shelfer with very little effort or just run it and enjoy it. I will take offers and trades/Part Ex etc. P.S The pics do this no justice it look better in real life. £65 Plus post Cheers! Mark Rawson93@hotmail.com See My trade link for photos http://www.tamiyaclu...=12062012102916 See my showroom Link http://www.tamiyaclu...=49064&sid=6167
  6. Cheesy Peas, Peas with cheese on !

  7. My ol mans a dustman E wears a dustmuns at, e wears cor blimey trousers an E lives in a council flat

  8. They are ESC arms from an older esc. try the first gen Tamiya and Kyosho for reference
  9. No that's a common misconception. The only part that is common to both buggy's is the bath tub. Because it has Falcon stamped on it people assume the whole thing is the same. The Blitzer is a Bearhawk chassis with bigger wheels again with the falcon tub. Even the fittings inside the tub for the battery and MSC mount are different. On the Plus side I have been working on an all metal drive system using modern off the shelf & cheap Tamiya parts and it seems to be bomb proof. I have just agreed to buy a 9T brushless set like Bromvw's to give it the acid test but at the moment it seems too be fine with a Tamiya super modified 11t brushed and crazy driving. I usually use Thorpe sets but I have even been shearing the cups from the stubs on them whilst running on high grip surfaces due to the torque of the motor. The Tamiya standard steel set does not seem to have this weakness. I will reveal all in a how to showroom entry shortly. Mark
  10. quack quack ooppss cheesy peas... peas with cheese on !
  11. White spirit ! just soak a cotton cloth in white spirit and rub it gently !
  12. The last few days when I go into my trades or other peoples trades the categories are all mixed up (trade, for sale, wanted etc) They all used to be in categorical order and now they seem too be random ? is there a way of arranging them like my showroom entries eg: date added, most viewed etc ? I know it's not the end of the world and all that but I was just wondering as its interfering something chronic with my O.C.D Cheers! Mark
  13. Just to make you all feel a little better BBC News Police arrest 25 Anonymous Hackers
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