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Newsletter January 11th, 2012

January 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2013

More new Scalextric cars announced

US-only cars for 2013

 Scalextric C3318 1969 Mustang, Mike Folsom

Scalextric C3318 1969 Mustang, Mike Folsom. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3429 Eagle F1, 1967, Dan Gurney, Nurburgring 1967

Scalextric C3429 Eagle F1, 1967, Dan Gurney, Nurburgring 1967. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3430 1969 Camaro, Jerry Petersen

Scalextric C3430 1969 Camaro, Jerry Petersen. Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo . Preorder now!

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo . Preorder now! – $54.99

Scalextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white

Scalextric C3442 Lotus 49B, all white. Preorder now! – $44.99

Scalextric C3443 Mercury Cougar, all white

Scalextric C3443 Mercury Cougar, all white. Preorder now! – $44.99

Scalextric C3444 Dodge Challenger, all white

Scalextric C3444 Dodge Challenger, all white. Preorder now! – $44.99

We now have prices and expected due dates by quarter (Q1 through Q4) on all 2013 new Scalextric cars.  We are also advised that most of the 2012 holdovers have just arrived at Hornby America.  We will have them sometime this coming week and they will be in next week’s newsletter.

Four cars scheduled for release in 2012 have been canceled prior to production.  If you have a preorder in on any of these your money will be refunded.

C3183 Ford Fiesta

C3202 Ford Fiesta

C3207 Caterham 7

C3259 Start Rally Twin Pack

We are told that none of the Start car twin packs will be available in the US, at least for the time being.

 New items in stock

Humbrol AG9156 Modeler's work station

Humbrol AG9156 Modeler’s work station – $29.99.  This looks like a handy device for the modeler who needs to keep his work organized in a small space and have a work surface to protect the underlying table from spills and cuts.

MRRC MC12009 Cheetah, #46 blue

MRRC MC12009 Cheetah, #46 blue – $61.99

MRRC MC12010 Cheetah, #66 yellow

MRRC MC12010 Cheetah, #66 yellow – $61.99

 

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.

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

 

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.

Newsletter March 23rd, 2012

New items in stock

Carrera 30153 NASCAR Daytona 500 set, Digital 132

Carrera 30153 NASCAR Daytona 500 set, Digital 132 – $416.69

Carrera 61201 GO! NASCAR Tony Stewart, 1/43 scale

Carrera 61201 GO! NASCAR Tony Stewart, 1/43 scale – $14.99

MRRC MC11010UC Complete running Sebring chassis

MRRC MC11010UC Complete running Sebring chassis – $39.99

Slot It SICA21A Lancia LC2/85, LeMans 1988

Slot It SICA21A Lancia LC2/85, LeMans 1988 – $64.99

 

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.

Newsletter January 20th, 2012

January 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New items in stock

Fly 055107 Williams FW07, Alan Jones, 1980 World Champion

Fly 055107 Williams FW07, Alan Jones, 1980 World Champion – $75.89

Fly 057103 Alfa Romeo TZ2, blue #29

Fly 057103 Alfa Romeo TZ2, blue #29 – $64.99

MC11018 Stock replacement gear set for Sebring chassis

MC11018 Stock replacement gear set for Sebring chassis – $4.69. Now you can replace the gears on your MRRC and Monogram Sebring chassis at a lower cost than buying aftermarket gears with the aftermarket axles and bushings they usually require.

MRRC MC11081 Porsche 911 #4, silver

MRRC MC11081 Porsche 911 #4, silver – $61.99

MRRC MC11131 Cheetah #36

MRRC MC11131 Cheetah #36. – $61.99

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.

 

Newsletter January 6th 2012

January 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

It’s new product announcement time!

First off the line is Scalextric, with a 2012 product range that includes, among many others, these three US-exclusive cars…

Scalextric C3323 Dodge Charger, Bobby Allison. We don’t yet know if this represents a newly tooled body with all the changes from their Charger road car that would be needed to make a proper stock car model.  It could be another road car painted up as a race car in the same vein as the embarrassing Scalextric “Junie Donlavey” Torino that was the Starsky and Hutch car painted up like a race car but otherwise a road car.  The changes needed to make a proper model of Allison’s race car are extensive, starting with the race car being the Charger 500 with the “fastback” window while Scalextric’s road Charger is the standard version with the nearly vertical rear window.  And that’s just one of many differences.  We really hope Scalextric gets this one right.

Click here to download the entire release list ==>

 

C3324 Ford GT40 P1075, Gulf,  as driven by David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood to second place in the 1969 Daytona 24 Hours.

C3325 Ford GT road car painted in 60s Gulf colors.  Our first reaction to this one was “Why?”, but we have actually seen one of these on the street and it doesn’t look half bad in Gulf blue and orange, so it may turn out to be fairly popular.

We’ll have these three cars up for preorder shortly and the full 2012 Scalextric lineup as soon as we can get proper product pages prepared for them.  Meanwhile, you can see the list HERE.  It appears that the new price point for a Scalextric standard-issue (not high-impact or limited edition) car is going to be $52.99.  The new releases from the main 2012 product line most likely to be of interest to US hobbyists include:

C3258 Camaro in retro-Sunoco livery (there is actually a car like this running in a US race series).

C3289 Camaro, Stevenson Racing, GrandAm GT series.

C3291 Lola Coupe LMP from Gregg Pickett’s 2011 ALMS effort.

C3317 Dodge Charger.  does the blower look oversized to you?

The Ozzophiles among us will salivate over this one…

C3303 Ford Falcon (Australian) as driven by Allan Moffat after his fabled Boss Mustang reached the end of its road. Nice opponent for the Holden.

And then there’s this…

Yep, a mid-70s Camaro ,in particular the one from the Transformers movie.  Unfortunately, it won’t be distributed in the US, most likely because Scalextric didn’t want to cough up the fee for the US license.  Okay, they aren’t gong to sell this here, but you’d think that they could have made one of their US exclusives a TransAm/IMSA version of it, like this one, maybe…

This would sell better than the C3325 retro-Ford GT.  Well, maybe next year.  BTW, this car isn’t all that far from this…

A gen-you-wine IROC Camaro.  All they would need to add is some fender flares and a hood hump.Some of you will want one of Scalextric’s cars to build your own IROC car from, and you will pay through the nose for one from an overseas dealer.  We have a better suggestion.  For just a few bucks you can still get Revell/Monogram’s snap kit of a 70s Camaro, and it’s a perfect fit for an unmodified Pioneer Mustang chassis or a Scalextric 70 Camaro chassis with a little trimming at the front end.

More info on the whole Scalextric line to come as we receive it and put it on the site.

New items in stock

MRRC MC11132 Cheetah #27

MRRC MC11132 Cheetah #27 – $61.99. It’s here, it’s finally here!

And to race with your Cheetah…

MRRC MC11141 Kellison #90

MRRC MC11141 Kellison #90 – $61.99

MRRC MC11142 Kellison #12

MRRC MC11142 Kellison #12. – $61.99

Ninco 50558 Audi R8 Lightning, ABT

Ninco 50558 Audi R8 Lightning, ABT – $89.99

Ninco 50589 Porsche 997 Lightning, "First"

Ninco 50589 Porsche 997 Lightning, “First”. $89.99

Ninco 50590 Austin Healey "LeMans Classic"

Ninco 50590 Austin Healey “LeMans Classic”. $84.99

Ninco 55025 Megane Trophy "Kinnesport"

Ninco 55025 Megane Trophy “Kinnesport”. $59.99

Ninco 55042 Lamborghini Diablo "Valvoline"

Ninco 55042 Lamborghini Diablo “Valvoline”. $59.99

Ninco 55043 Lamborghini Diablo “Valvoline” digital. $74.99

Ninco 60019 BMW E30, Blaupunkt, 1/28 scale, plastic chassis

Ninco 60019 BMW E30, Blaupunkt, 1/28 scale, plastic chassis – $129.99

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.

 

Newsletter December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2011

New items in stock

And we’ve got lots of them this week, still in time for Christmas!

From Carrera

Carrera 27377 Dodge Charger Daytona, blue #55

Carrera 27377 Dodge Charger Daytona, blue #55 – $34.99


Carrera 30585 Dodge Charger Daytona, blue #55, Digital 132 – $49.99

Carrera 30551 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, D132

Carrera 30551 Mercedes SLS GT3 Black Falcon, Digital 132. – $53.39

Carrera 30552 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, Heico, D32

Carrera 30552 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, Heico, Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 30588 Audi R8, D132, limited edition car, 2011

Carrera 30588 Audi R8, D132, limited edition car, 2011 – $61.69

From Monogram

Monogram 85-4843 1967 Plymouth, Paul Goldsmith

Monogram 85-4843 1967 Plymouth, Paul Goldsmith – $49.99

From MRRC

MRRC MC11061 Cobra roadster #14

MRRC MC11061 Cobra roadster #14 – $63.99

MRRC MC11062 Cobra roadster #11

MRRC MC11062 Cobra roadster #11 – $63.99

From Proto Slot

Proto Slot GM020-1 Alpine Renault A106, 1958, white

Proto Slot GM020-1 Alpine Renault A106, 1958, white – $213.99

Proto Slot GM020-2 Alpine Renault A106, Mille Miglia 1956

Proto Slot GM020-2 Alpine Renault A106, Mille Miglia 1956 – $213.99

PSK 002-2-RTR Aston Martin DBR1 #2, LeMans 1958

PSK 002-2-RTR Aston Martin DBR1 #2, LeMans 1958 – $257.99

PSK 002-3-RTR Aston Martin DBR1 #3, LeMans 1958 – $257.99

PSK 002-4-RTR Aston Martin DBR1 #4, LeMans 1958 – $257.99

PSK 003-1-RTR Ferrari 275GTB, red, LeMans 1966

PSK 003-1-RTR Ferrari 275GTB, red, LeMans 1966 – $257.99

From Scalextric

Scalextric C1284T McLaren MP4-12C race set

Scalextric C1284T McLaren MP4-12C race set – $149.99

Scalextric C3204 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Scalextric C3204 1963 Volkswagen Beetle – $49.99

Scalextric C3229 Corvette L88, Filipinetti

Scalextric C3229 Corvette L88, Filipinetti – $49.99

Scalextric C3230 1969 Mustang, Smokey Yunick

Scalextric C3230 1969 Mustang, Smokey Yunick – $49.99

Scalextric C3219 1970 Camaro


Scalextric C3219 1970 Camaro – $49.99

From SCX

SCX A10026X300 Peugeot 908 LMP

SCX A10026X300 Peugeot 908 LMP – $49.99

SCX A10030X300 Mercedes SLS GT #7

SCX A10030X300 Mercedes SLS GT #7 – $49.99

SCX A10040X300 Lotus Renault F1

SCX A10040X300 Lotus Renault F1 – $49.99

SCX A10054X300 Mercedes SLS GT #8

SCX A10054X300 Mercedes SLS GT #8 – $49.99

SCX D10051X300 Corvette safety car, digital

SCX D10051X300 Corvette safety car, digital – $74.99

SCX D10061X300 Chevrolet NASCAR, Tony Stewart, digital

SCX D10061X300 Chevrolet NASCAR, Tony Stewart, digital – $69.99

SCX D10062X300 Chevrolet NASCAR, Jamie McMurray, digital

SCX D10062X300 Chevrolet NASCAR, Jamie McMurray, digital – $69.99

From Slot It

Slot It SICA07D Jaguar XJR6

Slot It SICA07D Jaguar XJR6 – $64.99

Coming soon from MRRC

We’re told that these cars will be on the way to us sometime in the coming week.

MRRC MC11141 Kellison #90.

MRRC MC11141 Kellison #90. Preorder now! – $63.99

MRRC MC11142 Kellison #12

MRRC MC11142 Kellison #12. Preorder now! – $63.99

And…

MRRC MC11132 Cheetah #27

MRRC MC11132 Cheetah #27. Preorder now! – $63.99

Yep, it looks like the long-awaited MRRC Cheetah is finally about to appear after every imaginable kind of setback.  Let’s hope the plane carrying the shipment doesn’t go down in mid-ocean…

Christmas shipping information

Here are the suggested ordering deadlines to ensure that your Christmas purchases get to you in plenty of time for the big day, whatever part of the world you live in.

US Postal Service within the US:

FIRST CLASS MAIL : DEC. 17

PRIORITY MAIL:  DEC. 18

EXPRESS MAIL:  DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)

Please note that Express Mail is the only USPS service that guarantees the delivery date.

US Postal Service International:

First class mail international – 5 to 21 business days  – Dec. 2nd

Priority mail international – 6 to 10 business days – Dec. 10th

Express mail international – 3 to 5 business days – Dec. 15th

Delivery dates with these services are not guaranteed as customs can delay packages and that is out of anyone’s control.

United Parcel Service:

UPS does not give specific dates but here is our best approximation:  Basically, UPS Ground shipments (our free shipping method for tracks)  take up to 6 business days depending on distance from our warehouse to the customer.  If you’re within a couple hundred miles of Los Angeles it typically gets there next day.  A state or two away might take a couple days, and so on.   A shipment to the East Coast might take a week, perhaps more if Christmas shipping volume is exceptionally heavy.  UPS does not guarantee delivery dates. Customers should account for 2 handling business days before order is shipped ( We almost always ship in 1 day but we’re being careful) and their distance from Los Angeles. You can use the www.UPS.com time and cost calculator to see the expected delivery date based on shipment date.  If you have special needs please call our warehouse at (310) 676-7600 or e-mail shop@electricdreams.com for further information.

 

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.

Newsletter December 2nd, 2011

Coming soon from Scalextric

Scalextric C3219 1970 Camaro.

 

Scalextric C3219 1970 Camaro. Preorder now! – $49.99

 

On the way to us now from Scalextric

Scalextric C3229 Corvette L88, Filipinetti

Scalextric C3229 Corvette L88, Filipinetti. Preorder now! – $49.99

Scalextric C3230 1969 Mustang, Smokey Yunick

Scalextric C3230 1969 Mustang, Smokey Yunick. Preorder now! – $49.99

Scalextric C3204 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

Scalextric C3204 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. Preorder now! – $49.99

On the way to us now from Monogram

Monogram 85-4843 1967 Plymouth, Paul Goldsmith

Monogram 85-4843 1967 Plymouth, Paul Goldsmith. Preorder now – $49.99

On the way to us now from MRRC

MRRC MC11061 Cobra roadster #14

MRRC MC11061 Cobra roadster #14. Preorder now! – $63.99

MRRC MC11062 Cobra roadster #11

MRRC MC11062 Cobra roadster #11. Preorder now! – $63.99

Christmas shipping information

Here are the suggested ordering deadlines to ensure that your Christmas purchases get to you in plenty of time for the big day, whatever part of the world you live in.

US Postal Service within the US:

FIRST CLASS MAIL : DEC. 17

PRIORITY MAIL:  DEC. 18

EXPRESS MAIL:  DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)

Please note that Express Mail is the only USPS service that guarantees the delivery date.

US Postal Service International:

First class mail international – 5 to 21 business days  – Dec. 2nd

Priority mail international – 6 to 10 business days – Dec. 10th

Express mail international – 3 to 5 business days – Dec. 15th

Delivery dates with these services are not guaranteed as customs can delay packages and that is out of anyone’s control.

United Parcel Service:

UPS does not give specific dates but here is our best approximation:  Basically, UPS Ground shipments (our free shipping method for tracks)  take up to 6 business days depending on distance from our warehouse to the customer.  If you’re within a couple hundred miles of Los Angeles it typically gets there next day.  A state or two away might take a couple days, and so on.   A shipment to the East Coast might take a week, perhaps more if Christmas shipping volume is exceptionally heavy.  UPS does not guarantee delivery dates. Customers should account for 2 handling business days before order is shipped ( We almost always ship in 1 day but we’re being careful) and their distance from Los Angeles. You can use the www.UPS.com time and cost calculator to see the expected delivery date based on shipment date.  If you have special needs please call our warehouse at (310) 676-7600 or e-mail shop@electricdreams.com for further information.

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.

Newsletter August 26th, 2011

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2011

Pioneer does it again!

We just got word from Pioneer Models that their Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Charger is close to production, and the news comes with a BIG surprise!

Pioneer P016 General Lee Charger. Preorder now!

Yep!  coming at the same time will be a Hazzard County Dodge Monaco police car!

The cop car will have good ol’ Roscoe behind the wheel and his hound dog riding shotgun.  Let the chase begin!

YEEEEEE -HAAAAAAAH!

No word yet on stock number or price for the police car but we will have it up for preorder soon.

You can bet that the Hazzard County car will be just the first in a series of movie and TV show police cars, since the Dodge Monaco was the standard police cruiser both in real life and in the movies for a long, long time.  We have it on good authority that there will also be state and city police cars from all over the US as time goes on, though no plans beyond the DOH car have been firmed up as yet.

On the way to us now

Scalextric C3223

Scalextric C3223 Dodge Charger R/T, plain white. Preorder now – $42.99

New items in stock

MRRC MC11051 Porsche 910 #8

MRRC MC11051 Porsche 910 #8 – $63.99

MRRC MC11052 Porsche 910 #24, open cockpit

MRRC MC11052 Porsche 910 #24, open cockpit – $63.99

Coming soon from Carrera

Carrera has distributed updated images of these cars, which means that they are on their way to the US and will be out soon.

Carrera 23761 Cheetah, green, Digital 124.

Carrera 23761 Cheetah, green, Digital 124. Preorder now! – $75.49.  Don’t ask us why, but somehow this car in this color makes us think of Kermit the frog.

Carrera 27380 McLaren M20, Weisberg

Carrera 27380 McLaren M20, Weisberg. Preorder now! – $34.99

Carrera 30587 McLaren M20, Weisberg, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30567 Mercedes-Benz McLaren GT SLR, D132

Carrera 30567 Mercedes-Benz McLaren GT SLR, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Recently announced by GMC for release this year

Costin Nathan, blue #58

Costin Nathan, blue #58, RTR.  Price TBA.  also to be available as painted body kit.

GMC09 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, RTR.

GMC09 Porsche 718 #27, LeMans 1963, RTR. Preorder now! – $204.99

Osca, LeMans 1955, red #40, RTR

Osca, LeMans 1955, red #40, RTR.  Also to be available as a painted body kit.

Stanguellini, LeMans 1957, red #58 RTR

Stanguellini, LeMans 1957, red #58 RTR. Also to be available as a painted body kit.

 

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.

 

 

Newsletter July 29th, 2011

Wow, have we ever got the mother lode of new items for you this week!

New from Carrera

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124.

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124.  $75.49

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", silver

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, silver.  $75.49

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124 – $75.49

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue – $34.99

Carrera 30566 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS "Remington"

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS “Remington”.  $34.99

Carrera 30569 Audi R8 LMS Remington, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30142 Pro GT set, Digital 132

Carrera 30142 Pro GT set, Digital 132 – $449.99

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132 – $53.39. Yes, we know it looks like flat gray primer but actually, the effect is rather striking in a bad-boy kind of way.

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132 – $53.39

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132 – $53.39. We’ve always thought the Opel GT looks like the runt in a litter of C3 Corvettes, but Carrera’s model, with the fat tires and flared fenders, needs only a wing on the back to look like a poor man’s Greenwood Corvette

Carrera 40013 Ferrari Formula 1 race set, Digital 143

Carrera 40013 Ferrari Formula 1 race set, Digital 143 – $166.69. Your formula one-literate grade schoolers can fight over who gets to be Alonso and who is stuck being Massa.  But once they get past that hurdle and get on with racing there’s lots of digital racing fun at low cost.

New from MRRC

Well, friends, it looks like MRRC’s new owners have the resources to get new products out in a much shorter time frame and meet projected release dates.  Here are the first two under the new regime…

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967. – $63.99

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967. – $63.99

New from Ninco

A little something for everyone, from dirty driving (see #50577) to classic motoring…

Ninco 50546 Audi R8 Lightning, S-Line

Ninco 50546 Audi R8 Lightning, S-Line – $86.99

Ninco 50556 Renault Megane Trophy green/yellow

Ninco 50556 Renault Megane Trophy green/yellow – $86.99. With that paint job nobody will be able to say they didn’t see this one coming…

Ninco 50577 Ford Focus WRC

Ninco 50577 Ford Focus WRC “dirt effect” – $69.99. Ninco appears to be taking up SCX’s penchant for modeling dirty rally cars.  What somebody needs to invent is a slot car that gets progressively dirtier over the course of a race and then reverts to clean for the next one.

Ninco 50584 Classic Corvette, "speed record"

Ninco 50584 Classic Corvette, “speed record”.  $79.99.  Or paint it black and have a sort of B-movie Batmobile.

Ninco 50585 Cobra 427, Comstock Racing

Ninco 50585 Cobra 427, Comstock Racing – $79.99. Here’s a car that was raced extensively in the US and Canada, perfect for your 1/32 scale USRRC grid.

Ninco 55015 Lamborghini Diablo "Fedon"

Ninco 55015 Lamborghini Diablo “Fedon”.  $59.99

Ninco 55030 Lamborghini Diablo “Fedon”, digital.  $69.99

Ninco 55024 Corvette Z06 GT3 "Sangari"

Ninco 55024 Corvette Z06 GT3 “Sangari”, Ninco 1.  $59.99

Ninco 55031 Corvette Z06 GT3 “Sangari”, Ninco 1 digital.  $69.99

More new cars

Scalextric C3218 Dodge Charger R/T, black road car

Scalextric C3218 Dodge Charger R/T, black road car. – $49.99

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954 – $349.99. Cars like this aren’t for everyone, but if you enjoy hand-crafted works of art the Slot classic models are worth the price.

Slot It SICA19A Toyota 88C #98, Daytona 1989

Slot It SICA19A Toyota 88C #98, Daytona 1989. – $64.99. Slot It offers a combinations of scale authenticity and performance that’s very hard to beat..  For best handling on a plastic track use a pair of 19mm silicones slicks and the racing magnet.

Note:  Our warehouse will be closed Thursday and Friday, August 4-5.  The on-line store will be operating 24/7 as usual.  All orders placed on those two days will be shipped the following Monday.  Tech help will be available by e-mail as usual.

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.

 

 


Newsletter July 15th, 2011

New Items In Stock

Slot It SICA14Z Nissan R390 GT1, all white

Slot It SICA14Z Nissan R390 GT1, all white – $54.99

Cars due for release this month

We can’t guarantee that all these will all actually show up by the end of the month, but here’s what’s scheduled.

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney. Preorder now!

Pioneer P032 68 Mustang, Dan Gurney. Preorder now! – $55.99

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson

Pioneer P039 68 Mustang, Dean Gregson. Preorder now! – $55.99

Pioneer RTP3 TransAm Mustang twin pack

Pioneer RTP3 TransAm Mustang twin pack. Preorder now! – $75.99

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11031 Ford MkIV, #3 LeMans 1967. Preorder now! – $63.99. On the way to us now!

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967

MRRC MC11032 Ford MkIV, #4 LeMans 1967. Preorder now! – $63.99. On the way to us now!

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124

Carrera 23754 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124. Preorder now!  $75.49

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan", D124

Carrera 23755 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan”, D124. Preorder now!  $75.49

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124

Carrera 23756 Ferrari 599XX, red, D124. Preorder now! – $75.49

Carrera 23757 Ferrari 599XX,blue, D124

Carrera 23757 Ferrari 599XX,blue, D124. Preorder now! – $75.49

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue

Carrera 27362 Ferrari 458 Italia, blue. Preorder now! – $34.99

Carrera 30566 Ferrari 458, blue, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS "Remington"

Carrera 27365 Audi R8 LMS “Remington”. Preorder now!  $34.99

Carrera 30569 Audi R8 Remington, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132

Carrera 30563 Ferrari 599XX, yellow, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132

Carrera 30564 Ferrari 599XX, silver-grey, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132

Carrera 30565 Ferrari 458, silver, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132

Carrera 30575 Opel GT, red/black, D132. Preorder now! – $53.39

 

Just for fun…

Fiat 124 project

We’re big fans of SCCA club racing around here.  you will probably have noticed that many of our kitbash projects have been aimed at creating cars, real or mythical, that raced or could have raced for a national championship in one of the SCCA’s many club racing classes.  They have included numerous A-Sedan (TransAm type) Mustangs and Camaros as well as a Javelin and a Pontiac GTO.  We have also done or are in process with a McLaren M12 and our “Super Cooper” both A-Sports Racing cars.  We’ve done several A-production Corvettes, a Cobra, and even a mythical production class Ferrari GTO roadster.  Our eventual goal is to create two SCCA race groups, a big-bore sports-racing, production, and sedan group and one for smaller production cars and sedans, each with about 40 cars.  We also want to do a GT1 grid for more modern tube-frame cars.

We’re fairly well along with out big-bore grid but just starting out on the lesser game.  We’ve chosen, for our first small-bore kitbash, to take one of these…

An SCX Fiat 124 rally car and turn it into something like this…

or like this…

In SCCA racing the Fiat 124 has raced in the E-production or F-production classes for many years.  Individual cars have undergone extensive development and some of them are really cool-looking race cars.

Here’s where we are so far with ours.

We have cut the top off and cut out most of the interior, leaving the model’s original roll cage, which will be retained for our project.  I’s a bit crooked in this photo but it will be straightened and modified before we are done. We also removed the entire lighting system from the car.

We have also begun to return the hood to a more stock appearance by cutting off the housings for the extra driving lights found on the rally car. You can see, too, that we have replaced the original wheels with Minilites from a Scalextric TransAm car with the original Scalextric tires turned don to a smaller diameter suitable for a smaller car. Other than the wheels and tires we have retained the original SCX chassis and mechanicals unchanged, though we will eventually see what we can do to enhance its performance if needed.

We picture this car as racing with Scalextric and Pioneer MGBs, Fly and Autoart Alfa Romeo sedans, Scalextric Caterham Sevens, Scalextric and Revell Cortinas, classic Minis from several sources, Fly Classic BMW 320i’s, Carrera BMW 2002s, and most of the Ninco classic cars, as well as kitbashes of similar cars from resin or model kit bodies and probably many other RTR cars we can’t immediately think of.

We’ll be keeping you updated on this project as we go along.

 

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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