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Newsletter February 2nd, 2017

February 5, 2017 by  
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This is a new very-early Christmas 2017 release from Scalextric with two LeMans-style LMP cars in a complete set with lap counter at a very low price. We should have them next week so you can pre-order now.

 

Scalextric C1368T Le Mans Sports Cars Set—PRE-ORDER NOW!

75 x 52 inch area, 190-inch lap length.

Take part in your own version of Le Mans with this fantastic set. Feel the sense of accomplishment of making it to the end of an endurance race, with nearly five meters of track and four different track configurations to pick from, plus a lap counter to keep track of your progress against your opponent. Even if you prefer shorter, quicker races this set is perfect with its two Super Resistant Le Mans Prototype cars that can keep going even after more serious accidents.

There’s also an adjustable power setting on the hand controllers to limit the speed of a race, perfect for keeping less experienced racers on the track!

Features Include:

  • Lap counter
  • 4 Multiple track layouts
  • Speed limiter hand controllers
  • Super-resistant cars Contents
  • 1 x Le Mans Prototype 17
  • 1 x Le Mans Prototype 21
  • 1 x Powerbase
  • 2 x Speed limiter hand controllers
  • 1 x Lap Counter
  • Track (484cm)
  • Track Supports

$149.99

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We collected the two most popular McLaren Can-Am cars in a one “bundle” deal that is almost getting two cars for the price of one—for a limited time only. No Dealers.

 

EDSET-36 Can-Am 1970 First & Third Overall cars #5 and #7

HSRR 5M McLaren M8D Mosport Can-Am, June 14, 1970 # 5 Denny Hulme – 3rd place achieved with burnt hands from previous race accident.

HSRR 7 McLaren M8D Road Atlanta Can-Am, September 13, 1970 # 7 Peter Gethin, 7th place.

HSRR cars are high-quality,accurate 1/32 scale models. They have aluminum wheels with detailed inserts, front wheel steering, rear axle machined bronze bearings, sidewinder Mabuchi “S” motor, traction magnet, spare guide assembly. Detail includes separate helmet visor, intake trumpets, correct roll bars for each driver and run fabulously well on the track with realistic speed.

89.90 $49.95

Save: 44% off

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New This Week

Want to see what’s new? Just keep reading…

Keep reading – or if you would rather just cut to the chase and see all our new products, click here to go to the shop.

The ‘croc’ is here! One of the most famous race cars from the early part of this century is now a Slot.it model with superb detail and ultra-quick performance. The Slot.it true-Brit LeMans Lola is just as well detailed and just as quick. Get yours now.

 

Slot It SICA22E Lola B12/69 EV ‘Drayson Racing’

Slot It SICA22E Lola B12/69 EV ‘Drayson Racing’.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA33A Audi R8 LMP 2000 Crocodile

SICA33A Audi R8 LMP 2000 Crocodile.

$69.99

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The March/April 2017 number 92 issue of Model Car Racing has just arrived with a preview of the incredible Policar 1970 March 701, how-to build brass chassis, two-color paint and decals, plus everything you want to know about the Scalextric PCR chassis and the 1990 BTCC, and 2015 BTCC and 2015 Australian Touring series cars.

 

MCR92 Model Car Racing Magazine, March/April 2017 (C)

The latest developments in slot car racing, including slotless racing, a live-action hologram pit crew and races for digital cars, are featured in this issue as well as do-it-yourself techniques for two-tone painting, applying chrome and decals and both modern “pod” chassis and seventies-proven brass chassis. There are full reports on the prototypes’ racing background and the performance of the 1/32 scale models of the 1958 Aston Martin DBR1, 1963 Corvette Stingray, 1965 Ferrari 365 P2, 1967 Corvette C2, 1970 March 701 Formula 1 car and the 2015 Porsche 911 Type 997 and touring car racing with the 1972 Ford (Australia) XY GT-HO Falcon, 1990 BMW M3 E30 BTCC, 2014 Honda Civic BTCC, 2015 BMW 125 Series 1 BTCC and 2015 BMW Mini Cooper F56. There are plans so you can assemble a 2-Lane version of the 2-Lane ROC track inside Marlin’s baseball stadium in Miami for 8 x 8-feet and 4 x 8-feet with plastic track. There is also a plan for an HO scale AFX 4-Lane version of the ROC stadium track on a 4 x 8-foot tabletop.

$7.95

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We just received this new “sled” that your car can push around the track to clean the pickup strips and track surface quickly and easily.

 

HTC1 Hi-Tech TrackPro Contour-Cleaning Module

Track-cleaning “sled” to make track and pickup strip cleaning quick and easy. The Module has a guide or keel that fits into the slot and it is pushed-around the track by your more powerful 1/32 or 1/24 scale car. The kit includes 10 replacement pads and full instructions. Note: will not work on the older Scalextric Classic, SCX or Ninco track with their rougher surfaces. It is designed for the smoother surfaces of the current Scalextric Sport, Carrera and most wood tracks. The pads pick up dust and oils off the track surface. The rails still need to be done by hand, if they are really rusty or corroded.

$30.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

The first Indy 500 winner is coming as an incredible hand-made ready to race 1/32 scale slot car from Ostorero Models. There will only be 150 available worldwide so pre-order to be sure you get yours.

 

Ostorero ODG230 Marman “Wasp” 1911 first Indy 500 winner, orange livery RTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Ostorero ODG230 Marman “Wasp” 1911 first Indy 500 winner, orange livery RTR.

The Indianapolis 500 celebrated the 100th running in 2016, so, Ostorero Models commemorated the event with 1/2 scale ready to racer replicas of the car that won the first-ever Indy 500 in 1911, the Marmon “Wasp”. Ray Harroun was the project engineer and also the driver. Enthusiasts are used to see this car in the yellow livery but, during Ostorero’s research, they found that the original car was painted orange. So Ostorero has reproduced both versions. The Marmon has the usual accurately-detailed handmade cast-resin body, SLS chassis, several photo-etched parts and aluminum wheels, in a limited and numbered edition of 150 units.

$204.99

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Ostorero ODG231 Marman “Wasp” 1911 first Indy 500 winner, yellow livery RTR—PRE-ORDE NOW!

The Indianapolis 500 celebrated the 100th running in 2016, so, Ostorero Models commemorated the event with 1/2 scale ready to racer replicas of the car that won the first-ever Indy 500 in 1911, the Marmon “Wasp”. Ray Harroun was the project engineer and also the driver. Enthusiasts are used to see this car in the yellow livery but, during Ostorero’s research, they found that the original car was painted orange. So Ostorero has reproduced both versions.

The Marmon has the usual accurately-detailed handmade cast-resin body, SLS chassis, several photo-etched parts and aluminum wheels, in a limited and numbered edition of 150 units.

$204.99

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The C7.R that goes as fast as it looks is coming in March from NSR so now is the time to pre-order yours.

 

NSR NSR0025AW Corvette C7R #73 24 Hours of LeMans 2014—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog Chevrolet Corvette C7R LMS – #73 24 Hours of LeMans 2014 LMGTE Pro – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO 2 Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods.

$89.99

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Fly has just produced two new replicas of the wild but real Daytona Prototypes and they are available at a special low price so pre-order yours now.

 

Fly 700104 Riley Mk.XI Daytona 24 hr. 2011—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly Riley Mk.XI Daytona 24 hr. 2011 drivers, Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long, Beth Neyman and Johannes Van Overbeek.

$49.99

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Fly 700105 Riley Mk.XI Laguna Seca 2000—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Fly 700105 Riley Mk.XI Laguna Seca 2000 drivers John Pew and Ian James.

$49.99

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Click Here to See All of this Week’s New Arrivals

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.

Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us.

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El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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Newsletter August 17th, 2012

August 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

Coming in September from MRRC

MRRC MC12005 Cobra roadster w/hardtop, #19 yellow

MRRC MC12005 Cobra roadster w/hardtop, #19 yellow. Preorder now!

MRRC MC12006 Cobra roadster w/LeMans hardtop

MRRC MC12006 Cobra roadster w/LeMans hardtop. Preorder now!

New items in stock

Arrow Slot 1001B Saleen S7R kit, red

Arrow Slot 1001B Saleen S7R kit, red – $79.99

Arrow Slot 1001C Saleen S7R kit, yellow

Arrow Slot 1001C Saleen S7R kit, yellow – $79.99

Arrow Slot cars are designed to compete with Slot It, Avant Slot, NSR, and similar cars developed for high-end organized open competition.  They are powered by Scale Auto motors and feature a podded rear end, aluminum wheels, and other pro-racing features.

NSR 1107IL Audi R18, 2011 LeMans winner

NSR 1107IL Audi R18, 2011 LeMans winner – $97.99

NSR 1117AW Corvette Z06R GT2 #27, ADAC Masters

NSR 1117AW Corvette Z06R GT2 #27, ADAC Masters – $94.99

NSR 1121AW Audi R8 GT, Race of Champions

NSR 1121AW Audi R8 GT, Race of Champions – $94.99

In recent months more favorable dollar/euro exchange rates have brought the prices of NSR cars below $100, making them a better value along with their outstanding on-track performance.

Monogram 85-4846 1967 Plymouth, Jim Hurtubise

Monogram 85-4846 1967 Plymouth, Jim Hurtubise – $64.99

 

More new Electric Dreams 2-car sets

EDSET-10 McLaren M6B & Porsche 934 2-car pack

EDSET-10 McLaren M6B & Porsche 934 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-11 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack

EDSET-11 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-12 McLaren M6A & Alfa Romeo 2-car pack

EDSET-12 McLaren M6A & Alfa Romeo 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-13 McLaren M6B & Ferrari F40 2-car pack

EDSET-13 McLaren M6B & Ferrari F40 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-14 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack

EDSET-14 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $59.99

EDSET-15 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack

EDSET-15 McLaren M6B & Ferrari 365GTB 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

Monogram/Fly Lola T70 Kitbash

We build a Monogram Lola T70 the way Monogram should have built it to begin with

You may recall an article we did some time ago in which we corrected the principal shortcomings of the Monogram Lola T70.  We got the body down out of the stratosphere and solved the problem of insufficient clearance under the spur gear.

We not only made the car look better; we also turned it into a pretty decent runner.  Still, we couldn’t help thinking that the whole chassis should have been designed differently to begin with, especially in regard to the magnet installation.  What we really wanted was a car that would run with our highly successful modified Fly classic cars.  So, we thought, why not just put the Monogram Lola body on a Fly chassis?  It wouldn’t be the first time we had rebuilt a car around a Fly chassis.  We had previously done it with a Spirit Porsche 936, totally transforming the car. 

We have lots of different chassis floating around the shop, including several of the Fly classics, so we took a body off a Monogram 85-4826 George Follmer Lola and began test fitting chassis to it.  The Fly Ferrari 512S chassis, we discovered, is a near-perfect fir for the Lola body.  It needed only some trimming at the front, a new body mount at the rear, and two new front mounts to match the position of the body’s front mounting posts to look like body and chassis were made for each other.  The chassis also needed a very slight change in the wheelbase, but we noticed that both the front and rear wheels fell withing the body’s wheel openings, just not quite centered.  So, instead of cutting up the chassis we decided to do a little work on the rear wheel openings instead, moving the center of the rear wheel openings slightly aft to accommodate the wheelbase of the chassis. 

Here you see what we’ve done to alter the rear wheel openings.  We CA glued in pieces of strip styrene and used a Moto-tool to shape them to the desired configuration.  We have made the wheel opening smaller; it fits more snugly around the rear tires while still giving adequate clearance.

With the trimming, filling, and sanding done and a coat of paint on the body this is how it looks.  The wheels and tires are spares for a Fly BMW 3.5CSL.

The Fly Ferrari chassis shown here with the new rear body mount made from sheet styrene and mounted by drilling the screw hole for securing the motor pod to the chassis and using a 4-40 machine screw and nut.  You can also see the new front body mounts, made from styrene tubing, as well as our standard Fly classic car modifications – replacing the stock gears with Scalextric ones and notching the pod to accept a bar magnet in place of the original cylindrical magnet.  The blue tape around the magnet serves to make the magnet a tight fit and also to allow the magnet to be shimmed up or down slightly to adjust magnetic downforce when equalizing the car’s performance with other cars for closer racing.  Also visible are the Slot It guide and the Pioneer 21K motor we swapped into the car.  Neither requires any modifications to install.  We had to cut a little out of the bottom of the interior tub to clear the magnet installation.  Note that the Fly BMW wheels and tires are wider at both front and rear than the original Monogram wheels.  Note also the trimming at the front of the chassis.  At this point all that needs to be done to complete the running chassis is to install lead wires and braid.

The pod modification for the bar magnet is seen here.  From left to right, the stock pod, the pod with the notch for the bar magnet cut into it, and the pod with the bar magnet in place.  This modification does not prevent the original cylindrical magnet from being swapped back in if desired, but you won’t want to.  Th bar magnet gives plenty of downforce with improved drivability. Note that the bar magnet is centered on the socket for the cylindrical magnet, which centers it on the car as a whole.

Here’s a closeup of the rear of the chassis showing the new body mount, the Scalextric gears, and the Pioneer motor.  Note how the body mount is shaped to fit snugly into the pod so it can’t move when the nut is tightened down.  The asymmetrical design of the pod places the mounting holes in the correct position to line up with the body posts.

The body and interior are completely stock except for removing a bit of material from under the left side of the carburetor detail to clear the endbell and a little trimming of the bottom edge of the radiator air outlet to clear the top of the guide post, as well as the mod to the interior tub described above. We did replace the driver’s head with one in a full-face helmet.  Overall body color is Testor Boyd’s True Blue Pearl Metallic over pale gray primer.   We made the Kitt’y’s Guns and Ammo, Kalashnikitty, and ASR decals on an HP Photosmart inkjet printer.  The rest of the decals are odds and ends from our decal box.  The BBS wheels, wider tires, and the full-face driver’s helmet give the car the look of a Lola being campaigned in Sports Car Club of America amateur racing in the 70s or 80s.  Such cars were always under continuing development with updated components throughout their active racing careers, and some raced into the 90s before being restored to their original specifications to begin a new life as vintage racers.

The Fly chassis as we have modified it makes the Lola quick, good-handling, and drivable on our Scalextric Sport track, even with the stock Fly tires.  Available aftermarket tires will give it even m,ore grip.   Monogram Lola bodies are available separately on the the Electric Dreams web site so you don’t need to buy a whole car to get the body.

We’re beginning to accumulate quite a nice field of CanAm/A Sports Racing cars.  Row 1: Carrera McLaren M20 and Porsche 917-30. Row 2: Kitbashed McLaren M12 and Carrera Lola 222.  Row 3: Lola T70 on Fly chassis and lowered Monogram Lola T70.  Row 4: GB Track Porsche 917PA and lowered Monogram McLaren M6A. Row 5: Fly Porsche 908 and kitbashed Cooper-Chevy (modified Monogram Cooper-Cobra.)

If you have questions or comments about this article please send them to support@electricdreams.com.

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 

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Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter August 10th, 2012

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New Cartrix cars in stock

Cartrix 0936 Vanwall F1 #6, 1956

Cartrix 0936 Vanwall F1 #6, 1956 – $89.99

Cartrix 0966 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1

Cartrix 0966 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1 – $89.99

More Electric Dreams 2-car packs

EDSET-04 McLaren M6A & Porsche 906 2-car pack

EDSET-04 McLaren M6A & Porsche 906 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-05 McLaren M6B & Porsche 908 2-car pack

EDSET-05 McLaren M6B & Porsche 908 2-car pack – $114.98 value! – $62.99

EDSET-06 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack

EDSET-06 McLaren M6B & Porsche 911 2-car pack – $104.98 value! – $57.99

EDSET-07 McLaren M6A & Brumos Riley DP 2-car pack

EDSET-07 McLaren M6A & Brumos Riley DP 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $54.99

EDSET-08 McLaren M6B & Fly Riley DP 2-car pack

EDSET-08 McLaren M6B & Fly Riley DP 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $54.99

EDSET-09 McLaren M6A & Porsche 934 2-car pack

EDSET-09 McLaren M6A & Porsche 934 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

EDSET-20 McLaren M6B & Porsche 935 2-car pack

EDSET-20 McLaren M6B & Porsche 935 2-car pack – $119.98 value! – $69.99

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

www.electricdreams.com

Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

 

Free shipping

Slot car technical information and advice:  support@electricdreams.com

Our warehouse is open to walk-in customers Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.  Next time you’re in the greater Los Angeles area stop by and see us at:

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX.

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