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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010 15:36 pm 
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How many people on here collect Airfix racing tracks and cars?
Im just wandering is there many people on here who collect the airfix racing tracks, cars, models related to this kind only?

Reason why Im asking there seems to be alot more of the model making kind on here. That make plans, cars, boats etc.

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I aquired two cars in november as they are slot cars and that is my other hobby


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010 15:41 pm 
Ayup Pete...

Maybe, erm, because in the main here we make Airfix model kits. We DO have some collectors here, But I don't know about slot-car Makers, racers and the like...

Maybe you need the airfix collecting forum :shrug:

We welcome anything Airfix that you want to discuss though.


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Welshy_Pete:281732 wrote:
Reason why Im asking there seems to be alot more of the model making kind on here.


There's a hint at the top of the page  :wink:

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tshirt_tony on the the airfix collecting forum is actively collecting Airfix slotcars, accessories and sets.

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I have an Airfix slot track and cars etc.

Interesting comments about collecting and making. Many of the slot cars I have had to be built and were often painted and customized...I guess this means they are made.  :)

(Also have Revel slot cars and scalextric)


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Does anyone remember a race set that came out in the 70's which I had as a kid.
You had an oval, black coloured vinal track. Sort of like an indy circuit with raised banking.
You had a petrol pump which you filled with batteries. Each car had a hole in the side. You charged up the cars by inserting the petrol pump nozzle into the car. Then you let it fly around the track.
No one seems to have ever heard of it? I'm wondering if this might have been made by Airfix.


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Hi, I'm new to this. In answer to DogTailRed2.
The cars were Mattel Sizzlers and I still had some of the cars until recently. Your not the only one.


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does anyone have advice on how to go about converting Airfix 1/32 static model cars to working slot cars?

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Dusty Dave wrote:
does anyone have advice on how to go about converting Airfix 1/32 static model cars to working slot cars?


Dave, quite easy to do, especially if you use an 'off the shelf' generic adjustable slot car chassis - specifically the PCS32 chassis available from Pendle Slot Racing, who also do wheels, tyres, drivers etc.

Take a look at my SlotForum blog here at http://www.slotforum.com/forums/blog/britfix/index.php?showentry=2510, as it says, a 'Quick Chassis Bash', that shows how I fitted PCS32 chassis to the Airfix Aston DB5 and the Triumph Herald.

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Dusty Dave wrote:
does anyone have advice on how to go about converting Airfix 1/32 static model cars to working slot cars?


The old [1960s & 1970s] Airfix magazines had articles telling one exactly how to do the cars. Each article concentrated on the model car that had just been issued as new by Airfix.
If you need a particular one [eg MGB] PM and I'll see if I have something which I can scan and get to you.


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One of my daughters was given a Scalextric set for Christmas which comes with two cars. Additional cars are about £40 and so the obvoous question arises: what is involved in converting the Airfix 1/32 kits into Scalextric-compatible slot cars?

I could probably handle the building if I knew what was involved, but short of taking a £40 car apart to see, I don't know what is involved. I've not been able to find a Scalextric forum that's lively enough to ask there. It appears that you need a disc thing with brushes at the front to pick up the current, and the cars in the starter set seem to have either a weight or a magnet at the back, which I guess is to hold the thing down around the bends.

It must be possible to buy a chassis kit that you fit bodywork to, no? It would be a hoot to slotify the 1911 Rolls Royce. Or the TR4 perhaps. Can anyone share any hints?

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Airfix used to sell the necessary parts in their MRRC range. They can still be picked up at reasonable prices off ebay.
Also, the old Airfix Magazine of the 1960s into the early 70s ran articles on how to convert the cars. As far as I know the 1911 Rolls wasnt done, but the 05 was, the 04 Mercedes, the 29 Bentley and many others.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jan 2013 09:51 am 
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Have a look at sites like 'Pendle Slot racing' - there are indeed chassis kits to convert body shell to slot cars. there are also slot car "white kits" available.

PM me if you want to discuss the idea further.

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I've converted most of what is available from Airfix, MGB, TR4A, DB5, BMW Mini and some that are more difficult to obtain, MG 1100, Cortina :D and a resin copy of the Bond Bug, just got a MRRC classic mini which is going onto a spare Scalextric new classic underpan. And a DBR9 that is going onto a spares or repair Scalextric chassis.

Best way is to find the cheapest running old cars, used lots of old Metros as well as getting adjustable chassis.

Great fun, made many cars that at the time were not available from the slot manufacturers


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