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Newsletter August 4th, 2016

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Two of the Fords that ruled the high banks and infield turns of Daytona are available now at new low prices.

 

Scalextric C3231 Ford GT40 MkII, Daytona 1966 (C)

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks.Model of car driven by Walt Hansgen and Mark Donohue. With working headlights and taillights.

Motor: Mabuchi SP (FC130); 18k rpm; Gear ratio 11:36

Chassis: Rear mounted sidewinder motor; rear 2 wheel drive

Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm; downforce 208gm

Overall length: 133 mm

Wheelbase: 76 mm

Axle/Hub width: 54 mm front; 56 mm rear

Tire diameter/width: 21(ext), 14(int) x 8 mm Front; 22(ext), 14(int) x 10 mm Rear

Weights: Car 78 gm; case 156gm

Scale: 1/32

$49.99 $33.95

Save: 32% off

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Scalextric C3325 Ford GT40 P1075, Daytona 1969 (C)

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks. The most successful GT40 of all, 2-time LeMans winner P1075, as it appeared at Daytona in 1969. With working headlights.

$69.95 $49.95

Save: 29% off

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New This Week

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A new Porsche 917K is here from NSR.

 

NSR0017SW Porsche 917K #2 Targa Florio 1970 Vic Elford

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Porsche 917K Blue w/White Stripes #2 Targa Florio 1970 Vic Elford – Sidewinder Shark Motor 20,000 RPM & 164g-cm torque – EVO Chassis with adjustable front axle ride height – Lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Heat treated axles with self lubricating bushings – Neodymium traction magnet – Clear coat finish over paint and Tampo printing for maximum durability and high gloss.

$88.99

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Two incredible painted figures of the famous fifties era drivers are in stock now.

 

LeMans Miniatures FLM132045M Juan Manuel Fangio 1950

LeMans Miniatures Juan Manuel Fangio 1950. Hand-painted cast resin from France.

$13.99

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LeMans Miniatures FLM132046M Pedro Rodriguez

LeMans Miniatures Pedro Rodriguez. Hand-painted cast resin from France.

$15.99

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The latest issue of Model Car Racing magazine is here with special features on how you can set up race meets and more.

 

MCR89 Model Car Racing magazine September/October 2016

Model cars are designed to be raced and this issue includes feature articles on how to use wireless controllers, how set up a full racing program for two to 20 drivers and how to provide skid areas and hedge barriers for the outside edges of the track. There are full reports on the prototypes’ racing background, specifications and the performance and details of the 1/32 scale models of the 1970 McLaren M7C Formula 1, 1977 Porsche 935/4 LeMans, 1990 E30 BMW BTCC, 1990 Ford Sierra RS500 BTCC, 1994 Ferrari F40 IMSA, 2013 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LeMans and 2015 Corvette C7.R Daytona. There are plans so you can assemble a 2-Lane version of the 2-Lane LeMans Bugatti Circuit on a 5 x 9-foot and on a 10 x 18-foot tabletop using snap-together plastic track. There is also a racetrack plan for an HO scale AFX 4-Lane LeMans Bugatti Circuit on a 4-x8 foot tabletop.

$6.95

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The first-ever 1/32 scale models of the prototype for the 1961 E Type Jaguar, the E2A from Le Mans ’60 are here as a ready-to-race car and as a cast-resin kit:

 

Slot Classic CJ46 Jaguar E2A – Le Mans ‘60

The prototype for 1961 E Type Jaguar, the E2A from Le Mans ’60. Even though the English company originally wanted to use this car as a test car for the subsequent production of the legendary Jaguar E Type, the intervention of the American team of Briggs Cunningham resulted in its participation in Le Mans in 1960. The model is painted to reproduce the version from that race (with the double blue stripes in the nose, which were removed after a crash) considering its nicer looks and historical importance.

Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Fully assembled with metal wheels.

$329.99

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Slot Classic CJ46KPP Jaguar E2A – Le Mans ‘60 PAINTED BODY KIT

Even though the English company originally wanted to use this car as a test car for the subsequent production of the legendary Jaguar E Type, the intervention of the American team of Briggs Cunningham resulted in its participation in Le Mans in 1960. The model is pated to reproduce the proactive version from that race (with the double blue stripes in the nose, which were removed after a crash) considering its nicer looks and historical importance.

Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Painted body, clear windows with complete unassembled chassis with metal wheels.

The photo is the assembled model–the kit may require some detail painting—product is unassembled 1/32 scale kit to operate on most brands of 1/32 or 1/24 scale track.

$269.99

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A new line of premium quality tools is on the way from Professor Motor. You can pre-order your choices now.

 

Professor Motor PMTR1305 Allen Driver 0.050

Professor Motor PMTR1305 Allen Driver 0.050” (1.27mm) Aluminum Handle Allen Wrench for Gear / Wheels / Tires or Similar Setscrews

Features :

Anodized Aluminum Light Weight Machined Handle

Knurled Non-Slip Grip

Free-Spinning End Cap for Ease of Operation

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$21.99

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Professor Motor PMTR1309 Allen Driver 1.5mm

Professor Motor 1.5mm (0.059″) Aluminum Handle Allen Wrench for Gear / Wheels / Tires or Similar Setscrews

Features :

Anodized Aluminum Light Weight Machined Handle

Knurled Non-Slip Grip

Free-Spinning End Cap for Ease of Operation

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$21.99

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Professor Motor PMTR1308 #0 Phillips Screwdriver Straight Blade

Professor Motor #0 Size Phillips Drive Screwdriver Aluminum Handle – Ideal for Body to Chassis Attaching Screws

Features :

Anodized Aluminum Light Weight Machined Handle

Knurled Non-Slip Grip

Free-Spinning End Cap for Ease of Operation

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$20.79

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Professor Motor PMTR1307 Screwdriver 2.5mm

Professor Motor 2.5mm (0.098″) Straight Blade Screwdriver Aluminum Handle

Features :

Anodized Aluminum Light Weight Machined Handle

Knurled Non-Slip Grip

Free-Spinning End Cap for Ease of Operation

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$20.79

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Professor Motor PMTR1306 Tool Handle only—no blades

Professor Motor Aluminum Handle for Allen Wrench OR Screwdriver / OTHER Tool

Features : Anodized Aluminum Light Weight Machined “Hollow” Design

Knurled Non-Slip Grip

Free-Spinning End Cap for Ease of Operation

Setscrew Secured Feature for Replaceable Tips

Suitable for ANY Brand Tips with a 3mm (0.118″) Shaft Diameter

$15.79

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Professor Motor PMTR1312 Allen Driver 0.050” Tip Only

Professor Motor 0.050″ (1.27mm) Allen Wrench Replacement Tip for Gears / Wheels / Tires or Similar Setscrews – NSR, JK, Parma & Similar Brands

Features :

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$6.99

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Professor Motor PMTR1310 Allen Driver 1.5mm Tip Only

Professor Motor 1.5mm (0.059″) Allen Wrench Replacement Tip for 1/24 Gear / Wheels / Tires or Similar Setscrews

Features :

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$6.99

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Professor Motor PMTR1311 #0 Phillips Screwdriver Tip Onl

Professor Motor #0 Phillips Screwdriver Replacement Tip – Ideal for All Chassis to Body Phillips Mounting Screws

Features :

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$5.99

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Professor Motor PMTR1313 Straight Blade Screwdriver Tip Only

Professor Motor 2.5mm (0.098″) Straight Blade Screwdriver Replacement Tip – Ideal for All Chassis to Body Straight Blade Mounting Screws

Features :

Setscrew Secured Extra Long Replaceable Machined Steel Tip

TiN (Titanium Nitrate) Tip Coating for Wear Resistance

$5.99

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These two new H&R high-speed motors designed for long wood tracks (but sometimes the choice of the speed-hungry home racer) are in stock now.

 

H&R HRMs1 35,000 RPM 130 Size (short can) motor (Stingray)

H&R Racing STINGRAY Motor – 35,000 RPM – 130 Size Short Can Mabuchi Replacement Type – Double ended Plain 2mm shaft – NOT Compatible with home racing wall pack power supplies.

$11.95

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H&R HRMX1 50,000 RPM FK130 Size (rear motor leads) motor (Crusher)

H&R Racing CRUSHER Motor – 50,000 RPM – Plain 2mm shaft – NOT Compatible with home racing wall pack power supplies.

$11.95

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New Cars Coming Soon

This may be the best set Scalextric has ever offered—Trans-Am action with full race lap timing, counting and control plus wireless controllers. Note that this set is the only source for 1969 Mustang paint scheme and for the number 9 Camaro!

 

Scalextric C1362T American Classics Set ( Trans-Am Camaro & Mustang (ARC ONE App) —PRE-ORDER NOW!

C1362T American Classics Set ( #9 Sunoco Camaro and the 1969 Red/black/white Trans-Am Mustang (ARC ONE App set)

Analogue set with wired controllers.

$199.99

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The “Crocodile” Audi R8 is on the way with three other new Scalextric cars. Be sure to pre-order yours now.

 

Scalextric C3717 Audi R8 GT3 Crocodile Phoenix 12hr Bathurst—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The famous crocodile livery of one of Pheonix Racing’s Audi R8s (the other depicting a kangaroo) proved to be a head turner at the annual Bathurst 12 hour endurance race in 2015 at Mount Panorama. The R8 finished 9th overall, giving the team yet another respectable result with one of the most recognisable liveries on the circuit.

  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • High Detail
  • Magnatraction
  • Working Rear Lights
  • Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3697 Ford XB Falcon 1976 “street”—PRE-ORDER NOW!

With modified versions appearing regularly in iconic Hollywood films, the Ford Falcon XB is a remodel of the popular XA Falcon. First hitting the streets in 1976 the XB Falcon had been given a face lift with what was considered to be a “less aggressive” nose and an improved interior to enable better visibility, which had been a down point on the previous XA model.

  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • High Detail
  • Magnatraction
  • Working Rear Lights
  • Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3756 McLaren P1 – Green—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Considered the successor to the McLaren F1, the McLaren P1 sold out in November 2013 having only been delivered to retail customers within the UK in October 2013. The Scalextric model captures the McLaren P1 two-door coupe in green, following successful releases in yellow and red.

  • Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)
  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • High Detail
  • Magnatraction
  • Working Rear Lights
  • Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3781 Ford Sierra RS500 – BTCC, Brands Hatch 1990—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Robb Gravett and his Ford Sierra RS500 was able to win the 1990 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with his team Trakstar Motorsport. Despite a disappointing start to the season, Robb was able to bounce back and win nine times that year, including this race at Silverstone in 1990. Robb got the fastest lap time and claimed another win for the imposing Ford Sierra RS500.

Pro Chassis Ready (PCR)

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

The replacement underpan (frame) to accept Slot.it motor pods and drive train components must be purchased separately: C8546 PCR Underpan Ford Sierra RS500

$54.99

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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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Newsletter June 8th, 2012

June 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Newsletter Archive 2012

New items in stock

This has been one of those weeks in which all kinds of cool new stuff comes flooding in.  Here it is…

BSR018/3P Ferrari 250GT, white, painted body kit

BSR018/3P Ferrari 250GT, white, painted body kit – $89.99

BSR018/3R Ferrari 250GT RTR – $215.99

BSR032/1P Ferrari 166, Pescara 1948, painted KIT

BSR032/1P Ferrari 166, Pescara 1948, painted KIT – $91.99

BSR032/1R Ferrari 166, Pescara 1948, RTR – $215.99

BSR032/2P Ferrari 166, Mille Miglia, painted KIT

BSR032/2P Ferrari 166, Mille Miglia, painted KIT – $91.99

BSR032/2R Ferrari 166, Mille Miglia 1948, RTR – $215.99

Ninco 20159 Four Lane Pro Set - no cars

Ninco 20159 Four Lane Pro Set – no cars – $689.99

Ninco 50540 Lotus Exige rally car, Vallejo

Ninco 50540 Lotus Exige rally car, Vallejo – $69.99

Ninco 50578 Mercedes SLS GT3 Lightning

Ninco 50578 Mercedes SLS GT3 Lightning “Viage” – $84.99

Ninco 50597 Audi R8 GT3 Lightning "Total"

Ninco 50597 Audi R8 GT3 Lightning “Total” – $84.99

Ninco 50598 Citroen C4 Lightning, "Novikov"

Ninco 50598 Citroen C4 Lightning, “Novikov” – $84.99

Ninco 50599 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, green

Ninco 50599 Jaguar E-type (XKE) roadster, green – $79.99

Ninco 50601 Porsche 550 Spyder, red

Ninco 50601 Porsche 550 Spyder, red – $79.99

Ninco 55044 Mustang FR500 "DHL"

Ninco 55044 Mustang FR500 “DHL” – $57.99

Ninco 55053 Mercedes SLS GT3 Team Holland

Ninco 55053 Mercedes SLS GT3 Team Holland – $54.99

NSR 1094AW Audi R8 GT, Playstation

NSR 1094AW Audi R8 GT, Playstation – $101.99

NSR 1099AW Porsche 997 Coca Cola

NSR 1099AW Porsche 997 Coca Cola – $101.99

NSR 1106IL Audi R18 #1

NSR 1106IL Audi R18 #1 – $101.99

NSR 1109SW Ford P68 (F3L), silver #6

NSR 1109SW Ford P68 (F3L), silver #6 – $101.99

Scalextric C1286T Start Grid 24 race set

Scalextric C1286T Start Grid 24 race set – $109.99

Scalextric C1287T Start Rally Champions race set

Scalextric C1287T Start Rally Champions race set – $129.99

Scalextric C3294 Mercedes SLR GT, Linfox

Scalextric C3294 Mercedes SLR GT, Linfox – $52.99

Scalextric C3302 Classic Mini Cooper S, Bob Holden

Scalextric C3302 Classic Mini Cooper S, Bob Holden – $52.99

Sebring Chassis Jaguar kitbash

Here’s a very simple conversion project for anyone wanting to try kitbashing for the first time.  It’s an old Revell Highway Pioneers Jaguar XK120 body mounted on a completely box-stock Sebring running chassis from a Monogram Cooper-Ford.  The Jag body is long out of production but examples of it turn up frequently on eBay.  This project, however, illustrates the ease of adapting the Sebring chassis to almost any body you need a simple, inexpensive, and adjustable chassis for.

We chose the Sebring chassis as used in the Monogram Cooper-Ford because it comes with a set of early 60s wheels that look just perfect with the Jaguar body and are very similar, if not identical, to wheels that were used on Jaguars and other production sports cars in SCCA competition in the 60s.  In addition, the width through the wheels and tires was a perfect match for the Jaguar shell, which had had the original skirted rear fenders opened up.  MRRC and Monogram cars that use the Sebring chassis come with quite a variety of different wheels as used on the various cars being modeled.  You can select as a donor car the one that has the wheels you are looking for or you can buy the complete running chassis without a body and put inserts of your choice into the plain disc wheels or use other wheels and tires completely.

You can see in this photo that the chassis needed only to haver its wheelbase adjusted longer to fit the Jaguar body.  To do that we had to remove the two plastic chassis inserts, shown to the left of the chassis, that held the wheelbase to the length needed for the Cooper model.

Here you see the body mounts we made from styrene sheet and tube, available at almost any local hobby shop under the name of Evergreen or Plastruct.  As the car stands right now we could mount the body, put it on the track, and run it, but of course we are going to restore the body with a new paint job, decals, interior, and detail parts, which we will show you in a future newsletter.  Getting the car to this point only took a couple of hours.  Depending on how much paint and detail work you want to do you can easily have a car ready to race on your track in an afternoon.

Roy Salvadori and Cotton Owens

A couple of issues ago we devoted this entire newsletter to a tribute to Carroll Shelby.  Now comes word of the passing of Roy Salvadori, Shelby’s driving partner in his 1959 LeMans victory.  Salvadori also competed in Formula One from 1952 through 1962 and managed the Cooper F1 team in 1966-67.  The drivers whose exploits we followed so avidly in our youth are getting fewer and fewer, but their achievements live on in our memory.  Rest in peace, Roy.

We also note that Cotton Owens, who had a long NASCAR career as a driver and a car builder and was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, passed away recently.  He, too will be missed.

E-mail matters

We have had several instances lately in which we have replied to a customer’s e-mail message and the e-mail system has been unable to deliver the message as addressed.  This is almost always the result of the return e-mail address being somehow invalid or not accepted by the system.  It is our policy to reply to all e-mails we receive within 1 business day, usually sooner.  If you have sent an e-mail message to our sales department (shop@electricdreams.com) or to our technical support department (support@electricdreams.com) and have not received a reply please call us at 310-676-7600 so we can resolve the e-mail problem and maintain reliable e-mail communication with you.  Thanks!

 

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.

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