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Hello, I'm new here and this is my first post! Back in the early 90's I managed to save up all my pocket money, birthday money, and christmas money to buy my first RC car. I was drawn to Tamiya models because of their realism, and the model I really wanted was the Escort Cosworth. At the time, the only model available was the tiger stripes model (from memory the pilot model came out the following year) but I still think it looks great. I have great memories of building the model, and I got help with the painting and decals. It got used on tarmac and ash pitches, and I loved playing with. I was largely stuck with one battery pack (a 1400mAh) and the trickle charger, which probably helped to reduce the wear and tear on the car. I always wanted to buy lots of upgrade parts, but I never really had the money and there wasn't any model shops near me to buy things. Over the years I managed to buy a full ballrace set, a second-hand Trinity Monster Horsepower motor, a MTroniks RT500V ESC, and a second-hand french quick charger. It went away into the loft in the late 90s when I had grown onto other things, but in 2005 I thought I would retrieve it and give it a quick refresh. I bought some new wheels with rally blocks (these need to be replaced with original wheels), and a new battery. Surprisingly, other than a quick re-grease it actually worked really well. I must've used it once and then put it back in it's box for the last 15 years over multiple house moves. I decided after seeing a thread on another forum about Tamiya cars that I should really retrieve it from the loft again and give it a proper rebuild to get it working again. Well, when I picked it out of the box I could've kicked myself from 2005 as I didn't bother to clean it before putting it away. However, the coating of oil and grease form first glance appears to have kept the worst of damage at bay. It has been well used and the layer of filth is how I left it (stupidly) in 1995: Classic retro stick controller still in box and seemingly working
Greets, I`m selling up due to retirement. i have some pretty rare parts ending soon,more to be listed over the next couple of months,please do bookmark me and keep looking. Very best of luck. and many thanks. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/anchordriver/m.html?item=182155358527&hash=item2a694e313f%3Ag%3AauQAAOSw3R1XTta5&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562