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Newsletter September 19th, 2014

September 19, 2014 by  
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New Slot Cars This Week

Many New Arrivals

This week we have of new cars from Ninco, Slot Classics, and Carrera. And speaking of Ninco, many of our newer Ninco cars have lower prices than expected. Also you can find some great deals on Ninco “Formula” cars

Want to see what’s new? Just 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.

Ninco 50602 Lancia 037 Rally Car, Olio Fiat

Ninco 50602 Lancia 037 rally car, Olio Fiat

A legendary car and famous livery for enthusiasts of the history of rallying.

$43.99

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Ninco 50696 Formula ‘Yellow’

50696 Formula ‘Yellow’.

Ninco’s new “Formula” cars are replicas of historic Formula 1 car shapes that utilize the late-nineties Ninco Jordan F1 body with special paint schemes. The cars have working steering. There are five cars that are identical except for their red, yellow, blue, black or white paint schemes.

  • In-line chassis
  • Wheels: F-1
  • Tires: F-1
  • NC-14 Motor

Gearing: 9z pinion – 24z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 50697 Formula ‘Red’

1/32 scale slot car, ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital tracks. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip.

50697 Formula ‘Red’ .Ninco’s new “Formula” cars are replicas of historic Formula 1 car shapes that utilize the late-nineties Ninco Jordan F1 body with special paint schemes. The cars have working steering. There are five cars that are identical except for their red, yellow, blue, black or white paint schemes.

  • In-line chassis
  • Wheels: F-1
  • Tires: F-1
  • NC-14 Motor

Gearing: 9z pinion – 24z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 50698 Formula ‘Blue’

50698 Formula ‘Blue’ .Ninco’s new “Formula” cars are replicas of historic Formula 1 car shapes that utilize the late-nineties Ninco Jordan F1 body with special paint schemes. The cars have working steering. There are five cars that are identical except for their red, yellow, blue, black or white paint schemes.

  • In-line chassis
  • Wheels: F-1
  • Tires: F-1
  • NC-14 Motor

Gearing: 9z pinion – 24z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 50699 Formula ‘Black’

Ninco’s new “Formula” cars are replicas of historic Formula 1 car shapes that utilize the late-nineties Ninco Jordan F1 body with special paint schemes. The cars have working steering. There are five cars that are identical except for their red, yellow, blue, black or white paint schemes.

  • In-line chassis
  • Wheels: F-1
  • Tires: F-1
  • NC-14 Motor

Gearing: 9z pinion – 24z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 50700 Formula ‘White’

50700 Formula ‘White’ Ninco’s new “Formula” cars are replicas of historic Formula 1 car shapes that utilize the late-nineties Ninco Jordan F1 body with special paint schemes. The cars have working steering. There are five cars that are identical except for their red, yellow, blue, black or white paint schemes.

  • In-line chasis
  • Wheels: F-1
  • Tires: F-1
  • NC- 14 Motor

Gearing: 9z pinion – 24z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 55098 Renault Megane Trophy “’09 Ellip6” Ninco 1

55098 Renault Megane Trophy “’09 Ellip6”

$39.99

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Ninco 50638 McLaren F1 “Gulf”

McLaren F1 “Gulf”

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks.

  • In-line chassis
  • 15″ wheels
  • Tires: 19×10/20×10
  • NC-5 Motor
  • Gearing: 9z pinion – 27z crown
  • Screws: 2/48″ axle

$43.99

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Ninco 50646 “Lightning” Audi R18 #2

50646 Audi R18 #2

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. In line motor with independent motor pod with spring suspension. Front axle height is adjustable for maximum stability.

$49.99

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Ninco 50647 Austin Healey “Panamerican” Carrol Shelby

50647 Austin Healey “Panamerican” Carrol Shelby

$43.99

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Ninco 50695 Jaguar XK120 LeMans 1951

Jaguar XK120 LeMans 1951

  • In-line chassis
  • 15″ wheels/32 radios
  • Tires: 20×7
  • NC-5 Motor
  • Gearing: 9z pinion – 27z crown

$43.99

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Ninco 50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton

50650 Ninco Porsche 356 Speedster Bridgehampton

$43.99

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Ninco 50648 1/32 Analog RTR “SPORT” Seat Leon Cup Racer #01

– Inline NC-5 “Speeder” Motor 20,000 RPM 299 g-cm torque – Ultra Light Body w/ Lexan Cockpit

Seat Leon Cup Racer 2014, manufactured for the Eurocup championship consisting of 6 races to celebrate around Europe. This is the first car equipped with the new chassis (see picture) and ultra light body.

New chassis tech specs :

Higher stability because of lower center of gravity

Improves cornering speeds by allowing tilting of the body on the chassis

Easily adapts to ProRace / Ultra high performance components

Simplifies digital conversion

Allows for easy interchange of bodies

Complies with EU specs on screw enclosed magnets / components

$43.99

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Ninco 50649 1/32 Analog RTR “SPORT” Seat Leon Cup Racer #02

NINCO 50649

1/32 Analog RTR “SPORT” Seat Leon Cup Racer #02 – Inline NC-5 “Speeder” Motor 20,000 RPM 299 g-cm torque – Ultra Light Body

Seat Leon Cup Racer 2014, manufactured for the Eurocup championship consisting of 6 races to celebrate around Europe. This is equipped with the new chassis (see picture) and ultra light body.

New chassis tech specs :

Higher stability because of lower center of gravity

Improves cornering speeds by allowing tilting of the body on the chassis

Easily adapts to ProRace / Ultra high performance components

Simplifies digital conversion

Allows for easy interchange of bodies

Complies with EU specs on screw enclosed magnets / components

$43.99

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Ninco 55099 1/32 Analog RTR Chevrolet Camaro Green #69 Ninco 1

5NINCO 55099 1/32 Analog RTR Chevrolet Camaro Green #69 Ninco 1 – Inline NC-12 Crusher Motor with 23,500 RPM & 270 g-cm torque

Chevrolet Camaro from Anders Brofalk, from Bryntesson Motorsport team which has participated in numerous editions of Camaro Cup Sweden.

$39.99

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Slot Classic CJ44M–RTR Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo winner 1947 Mille Miglia #230

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo winner 1947 Mille Miglia #230. Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Fully assembled with metal wheels. Winner of the Mille Miglia from 1947 with starting number #230, team Biondetti-Romano.

Features:

Open rear wheel arch

No back plate

Silver color spoke wheels

$399.99

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Slot Classic CJ44S–RTR Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo “Museo Storico” w/Open sunroof

CJ44S–RTR Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo “Museo Storico” w/Open sunroof.Special version “Museo Storico”: sky blue body, cream colour inner. This car is presently at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo and is a usual contestant in exhibition shows.

Features: canvas removable roof (the car will be made with the sunroof open, rolled canvas, fastened with straps). Female driver, made by miniature sculptor Marco Navas (who made the CJ-33 Hispano Suiza figures). Open rear wheel arch. Silver colour spoke wheels.

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

$499.99

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Slot Classics CJ44K–KIT Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo 1947 UNPAINTED KIT

CJ44K–KIT Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 1947 Lungo. Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Unpainted body, clear windows with complete unassembled chassis with metal wheels. Winner of the Mille Miglia from 1947 with starting number #230, team Biondetti-Romano.

Features: open rear wheel arch, no back plate. Silver color spoke wheels.Image of full-size car—product is unassembled 1/32 scale kit to operate on most brands of 1/32 or 1/24 scale track.

$299.99

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Slot Classic CJ44KP–KPP Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo 1947 painted kit

CJ44KP–KPP Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo 1947 painted kit.

Custom-made cast-resin body with etched-metal parts. Painted body with separate decals, clear windows with complete unassembled chassis with metal wheels. Winner of the Mille Miglia from 1947 with starting number #230, team Biondetti-Romano.

Features: open rear wheel arch, no back plate. Silver color spoke wheels.

$325.99

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Carrera 62333 GO! Transformers Bumblebee Chase Set

Carrera Go!!! 62333 Transformers Bumblebee Chase Set 1/43 scale

6.07 x 1.48-feet, 13.8-foot lap length

$91.99

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Carrera 64019 GO! Transformers Bumblebee

Carrera Go!!! 64019 Transformers Bumblebee single car 1/43 scale

$17.49

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Carrera 64020 GO! Transformers Crackdown

Carrera Go!!! 64020 Transformers Crackdown1/43 scale single car

$17.49

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

We have several new cars from Carrera available for pre-order. Don’t miss out, pre-order now!

Scroll down to see the new cars available for pre-order or click here to see all pre-orders.

Carrera 30688 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am gold Digital 132—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 30688 Pontiac Trans Am gold Digital 132.

1/32 scale slot car. Ready-to-run car for all Carrera Digital 132 tracks. Not compatible with other manufacturers’ digital systems. Will run on any brand of 1/32 scale analog.

$54.99

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Carrera 30689 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 30689 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black

$54.99

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Carrera 30687 Chevrolet Camaro Concept blueDigital 132 —PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 30687 Chevrolet Camaro Concept blue Digital 132.

1/32 scale slot car. Ready-to-run car for all Carrera Digital 132 tracks. Not compatible with other manufacturers’ digital systems. Will run on any brand of 1/32 scale analog.

$54.99

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Carrera 27463 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am gold—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 27463 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am gold

$36.69

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Carrera 27646 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 27646 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette #14 black

$36.69

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Carrera 27462 Chevrolet Camaro Concept blue—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Carrera 27462 Chevrolet Camaro Concept blue

$36.69

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Need Tires?

We’ve got what you need. We have a new Jel Claws Tires Application Chart

Use the button below to download the new Jel Claws Tires Application Chart.

Jel Claws Tires Application Chart


Click here to see all our tire charts.

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.

606 Hawaii Street, Unit B

El Segundo, CA 90245

We’re just minutes from LAX. 

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Newsletter June 21st, 2013

June 21, 2013 by  
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Down Under Delta Wing

We recently reported that Avant Slot is developing a slot racing model of the Delta Wing car that competed at LeMans. Some hobbyists, however, are not waiting for that project to bear fruit. Customer Andy Whyte of Australia sends us photos of his resin-bodied Delta Wing in 1/32 scale.

He writes:

With reference to your recent email showing the fascinating Avant prototype Nissan Delatawing, I have made my own version using an extensively lightened AA 1/32 resin body from the UK and a modified Scalextric F1 chassis with an F130 motor, NSR tyres all around and decals from Pattos Place, Australia. As I used mainly parts from my spares ” bin “, the total cost was $50.

You will see from the chassis view that I used a single brass bearing held by a portion of an old plastic chassis which was then bonded with Araldite into the resin body. This supports a small length of 3/32 axle to which both front wheels are attached.

I thought long and hard over the guide position and came up with the same solution as Avant. It handles well but is not very forgiving when on the limit. An alternative would be a TSRF pin-guide in front of the front wheels- there should be room!

Nice work, Andy! Thanks for sending us these photos.

We welcome submissions like this from our readers. If you have a scratchbuilt, kitbashed, repainted, or otherwise unique slot car you would like to see featured in our newsletter we invite you to send photos and a description of your car to support@electricdreams.com.

New wheel insert product line

Electric Dreams is now carrying the EZ-Mag line of injection-molded plastic wheel inserts for 1/2″ and 5/8″ i.d. wheels. Because they are injection-molded plastic, not resin-cast, you can wash them before painting with ordinary soap and water. You don’t have to scrub them to a farethewell to get resin-casting mold release agent off. EZ-Mag inserts come in several styles, molded in your choice of black or silver. You can see our selection of these inserts here.

New items in stock

Carrera 23780 Porsche 917K, Gesipa, Digital124

Carrera 23780 Porsche 917K, Gesipa, Digital124 – $77.49

Carrera 23783 Cheetah, Yellow #63, Digital124

Carrera 23783 Cheetah, Yellow #63, Digital124 – $77.49

Carrera 30168 Time Race race set, Digital 132

Carrera 30168 Time Race race set, Digital 132 – $474.99. Carrera’s 1/32 scale Porsche 904 is scheduled to be offered only in race sets this year.

Carrera 30644 Audi R8 police car -

Carrera 30644 Audi R8 police car – $54.99

Carrera 30646 Ferrari 458 safety car

Carrera 30646 Ferrari 458 safety car – $54.99

Carrera 30647 Alfa GTA silhouette, red/white/green #9, Digital 132

Carrera 30647 Alfa GTA silhouette, red/white/green #9, Digital 132 – $54.99

Carrera 62308 GO! Empire Challenge race set, 1/43 scale

Carrera 62308 GO! Empire Challenge race set, 1/43 scale – $74.99

Carrera 62313 Police Power Chase race set, 1/43 scale

Carrera 62313 Police Power Chase race set, 1/43 scale – $96.99

LeMans Miniatures 132065-1 Ford GT40 MkII #1, 1965

LeMans Miniatures 132065-1 Ford GT40 MkII #1, 1965 – $149.99

LeMans Miniatures 132065-2 Ford GT40 MkII #2, 1965

LeMans Miniatures 132065-2 Ford GT40 MkII #2, 1965 – $149.99

NSR 1139AW Audi R8 GT, FC Barcelona

NSR 1139AW Audi R8 GT, FC Barcelona – $109.99

NSR 1140AW Audi R8 GT, Real Madrid

NSR 1140AW Audi R8 GT, Real Madrid – $109.99

NSR 1152SW Porsche 917 LeMans 1971, white/blue #55

NSR 1152SW Porsche 917 LeMans 1971, white/blue #55 – $109.99

NSR 1153AW Porsche 997 #35 green, Playboy, Daytona 2007

NSR 1153AW Porsche 997 #35 green, Playboy, Daytona 2007 – $109.99

NSR 1143AW Porsche 997 #35 black, Playboy, Daytona 2007

NSR 1143AW Porsche 997 #35 black, Playboy, Daytona 2007 – $109.99

NSR SET07 Corvette C6R 15th Anniversary limited edition

NSR SET07 Corvette C6R 15th Anniversary limited edition – $113.99

PSK 012/2 Lotus 40, A.J. Foyt, Riverside 1965

PSK 012/2 Lotus 40, A.J. Foyt, Riverside 1965 – $249.99

Racer SWK/BM Lancia Beta Montecarlo white kit

Racer SWK/BM Lancia Beta Montecarlo white kit – $66.99

Racer SWK/CZ Capri white kit

Racer SWK/CZ Capri white kit – $66.99

Slot Classic CJ42 MGB GT, Targa Florio 1968

Slot Classic CJ42 MGB GT, Targa Florio 1968 – $299.99

Vintage NASCAR at America’s Car Museum

A member of the Electric Dream team got a day at ACM, aka the LeMay Museum, as a Fathers’ Day gift. One of the exhibits was a collection of historic NASCAR stock cars. Here are some of the photos he took…

A 55 Chevy prepared by none other than the legendary Smokey Yunick.

This is a replica of a 56 Ford convertible raced by Curtis Turner. At one time the convertibles we a popular division of NASCAR. Note that back then they raced these cars with all the chrome trim in place. They really were, for the most part, stock cars.

A 66 Chevy Impala raced by Roy Mayne. For part of his driving career he was a US Army officer who managed to arrange his duty schedule so he could go to races.

A couple of Richard Petty cars, a 70s Oldsmobile and a 90s Pontiac.

Another 70s car, this one driven by Bobby Allison.

Allison also drove this Ford.

No wonder drafting worked so well back in those days. Can you imagine the hole this squared-off body style punched through the air? A lot of the 70s cars could be mistaken for packing boxes for today’s cars. Notice, also, how few decals many of these cars had on them. The days of live network TV, megadollar corporate sponsorships and rolling billboards were still in the future.

America’s Car Museum is a must-see for any car enthusiast. If you ever find yourself in the Seattle/Tacoma, Washington area make time to tour its multiple levels featuring cars of all kinds on display. It will be well worth your time. Visit the ACM web site at http://www.lemaymuseum.org for more information.

And speaking of the museum, its management has been interested from the beginning in holding slot car racing events as an ongoing part of its overall program. We are told that the first of these, a race for 1/32 scale TransAm cars, will be announced shortly. The scheduled date will be October 18-19, 2013. Both in-person and mail-in entries will be accepted with a local slot racing club managing the racing of the mail-in entries. Watch for an official announcement with full information to appear on the various slot car web sites and on the museum’s site before the end of this month.

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 February 22nd, 2013

February 22, 2013 by  
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New Items in stock

Carrera 23773 Cheetah, red #58, limited edition Digital 124

Carrera 23773 Cheetah, red #58, limited edition Digital 124 – $77.49

Carrera 27409 Audi R18 #2, LeMans, 2011

Carrera 27409 Audi R18 #2, LeMans, 2011 – $36.69

Carrera 30618 Audi R18 #2, LeMans, 2011 Digital 132. – $54.99

GMC13/1 Ferrari Dino 166P LeMans 1965 painted body kit

GMC13/1 Ferrari Dino 166P LeMans 1965 painted body kit – $79.99

GMC13R Ferrari Dino 166P LeMans 1965 RTR – $184.99

Scalextric C3275 Bugatti Veyron road car, yellow/ silver

Scalextric C3275 Bugatti Veyron road car, yellow/ silver – $37.99

Scalextric C3303 Ford Falcon GT, Alan Moffat

Scalextric C3303 Ford Falcon GT, Alan Moffat – $52.99

Scalextric C3313 Ford Escort, 1970, H. Mikkola

 

Scalextric C3313 Ford Escort, 1970, H. Mikkola – $52.99

Scalextric C3407 Ford RS200, 1991 rallycross championship

Scalextric C3407 Ford RS200, 1991 rallycross championship. – $54.99

Slot Classic CJ41 Cisitalia 202MM 1948

Slot Classic CJ41 Cisitalia 202MM 1948 – $279.99

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 September 14th, 2012

September 14, 2012 by  
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New items in stock

Carrera 23771 Ferrari 250 GT "Breadvan" red/black

Carrera 23771 Ferrari 250 GT “Breadvan” red/black, 1/24 scale.  $75.49

Carrera 27399 Ferrari 458 GT2, JMW #66, 2011

Carrera 27399 Ferrari 458 GT2, JMW #66, 2011 – $34.99

Carrera 30606 Ferrari 458 GT2, JMW #66, Digital 132 – $53.39

Carrera 30607 Ferrari 458 GT2, black D132

Carrera 30607 Ferrari 458 GT2, black D132 – $53.39

LeMans Miniatures 132048 Dauer 962 with girl driver

LeMans Miniatures 132048 Dauer 962 with girl driver – $113.99

Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set

Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set – $159.99

Scalextric C3267A Rallycross 2-car set

Scalextric C3267A Rallycross 2-car set – $119.99

Scalextric C3273 McLaren Mp4-12C, green

Scalextric C3273 McLaren Mp4-12C, green – $37.99

Scalextric C3293 Aston Martin DBR9, Young Driver

Scalextric C3293 Aston Martin DBR9, Young Driver – $52.99

Scalextric C3300 Ford Fiesta RS WRC, weathered

Scalextric C3300 Ford Fiesta RS WRC, weathered – $52.99

Scalextric C3301 BMW Mini Rally D'Italia 2011

 

Scalextric C3301 BMW Mini Rally D’Italia 2011 – $52.99

Scalextric C3305 Ford RS200, white #4,1986

Scalextric C3305 Ford RS200, white #4,1986 – $52.99

Slot Classic CJ40 MGB GT orange road car

Slot Classic CJ40 MGB GT orange road car – $279.99

Slot It SICW11 Jaguar XJR12, LeMans winner 1990

Slot It SICW11 Jaguar XJR12, LeMans winner 1990 – $74.99

 

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 24th, 2012

August 24, 2012 by  
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Just announced by Ninco

Ninco 50606 Audi R18 E-Tron. Preorder now!

Ninco 50606 Audi R18 E-Tron. Preorder now! – $79.99

Ninco 50607 Audi R18 2012 Sebring winner. Preorder now!

Ninco 50607 Audi R18 2012 Sebring winner. Preorder now! – $79.99

Just announced by LeMans Miniatures

LeMans Miniatures 132048 Dauer 962 with girl driver

LeMans Miniatures 132048 Dauer 962 with girl driver. Preorder now!

Just announced by Racer

Racer SL09 Ferrari 250 GTO, LeMans 1963, Beurlys / Langlois

 

Racer SL09 Ferrari 250 GTO, LeMans 1963, Beurlys / Langlois. Preorder now! – $179.99

Racer SL10 Ferrari 250 GTO, LeMans 1963, P.Dumay / Elde

Racer SL10 Ferrari 250 GTO, LeMans 1963, P.Dumay / Elde. Preorder now! – $179.99

 

Coming from BRM Slot

BRM 917 Porsche 917 Gulf 1/24 scale 

BRM 917 Porsche 917 Gulf 1/24 scale. Preorder now! – $169.99

 Coming from Slot Classic

Slot Classic CJ40 MGB GT orange road car

Slot Classic CJ40 MGB GT orange road car. Preorder now! – $279.99

 New items in stock

2 new Fly Alpha chassis cars

 Fly 707102 Ferrari 512S Coda Lunga, #8, 1970

Fly 707102 Ferrari 512S Coda Lunga, #8, 1970 – $57.99

Fly 709101 Porsche 917LH, LeMans Test Day

Fly 709101 Porsche 917LH, LeMans Test Day – $57.99

Also new this week…

Monogram M5154 Body for McLaren M6B # 48 Dan Gurney

Monogram M5154 Body for McLaren M6B # 48 Dan Gurney – $19.99

We have in stock all the parts for the Monogram McLaren M6 here.

Slot It SICA10F McLaren F1 GTR, Fina #42

Slot It SICA10F McLaren F1 GTR, Fina #42 – $64.99

Scalextric C1288T Start Star Wars Battle of Endor race set

Scalextric C1288T Start Star Wars Battle of Endor race set – $149.99.  The perfect gift for the little Jedi Knight in your family.  Well, we hope he’s a little Jedi Knight.  Our sympathies to you if he’s more like a Storm Trooper.

More Electric Dreams 2-car sets

EDSET-16 McLaren M6A & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack

EDSET-16 McLaren M6A & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack – $109.98 value! – $59.99

EDSET-17 McLaren M6B & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack

EDSET-17 McLaren M6B & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack – $99.98 value! – $56.99

EDSET-18 McLaren M6B & Fly Ford GT40 2-car pack

EDSET-18 McLaren M6B & Fly Ford GT40 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $54.99

EDSET-19 McLaren M6A & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack

EDSET-19 McLaren M6A & Fly ford GT40 2-car pack – $99.98 value! – $56.99

EDSET-21 McLaren M6B & Scalextric Ford Escort 2-car pack

EDSET-21 McLaren M6B & Scalextric Ford Escort 2-car pack – $94.98 value! – $52.99

Pioneer Models update

We’ve all been waiting for hard news about the future plans of Pioneer Models, which has been going through a long, difficult process of establishing its own factory after having too many bad experiences with contractor factories in China.   We have it on good authority from Pioneer USA that the first shipments of cars from the new factory are expected to arrive on these shores sometime in October..  These should be the first of the new and much anticipated Camaro models.  Pioneer says that with the entire manufacturing process under its own control, from initial research to final distribution it will be able to bring out new models much more quickly.  The Legends cars and the 1971 Javelin are expected to follow the Camaro in rapid succession.  Meanwhile, Pioneer is now showing on its web site the first official drawing of the Chevy Legends car.

We will pass on to you any additional information as we receive it.  For now, however, the end of the long drought of Pioneer cars is in sight, for which we can all rejoice.  Electric Dreams wishes Julian Birley and all the gang at Pioneer all success and we congratulate them upon the imminent completion of their new factory.

 

New NSR 2mm axles, bushings, and gears. 

NSR has released and we have received 2mm diameter axles along with bushings and spacers to fit them.  Apparently, the level of competition in European racing has reached the point where reducing the axle diameter by .4mm or so is worth the effort for even the tiny incremental weight reduction this allows.  NSR has also released a line of very lightweight plastic spur gears with metal hubs for both 2mm and 3/32″ axles, but there have been immediate reports of these gears failing due to improper design.  We received a shipment of these gears but we will not be putting them on line for sale until we are certain the problem is resolved.  We may end up returning all of them for replacement with improved gears.

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 April 13th, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!

Don’t break any mirrors, let a black cat cross your path, or walk under any ladders today.  Instead, spend the day safely… racing slot cars, of course.

Coming soon from Ninco

Ninco 50601 Porsche 550 Spyder, red.

Ninco 50601 Porsche 550 Spyder, red. Preorder now! – $79.99

Coming soon from Slot Classic

Slot Classic CJ39 OSCA MT4. LeMans 1954

Slot Classic CJ39 OSCA MT4. LeMans 1954. Preorder now! – $359.99. If you’re not familiar with Slot Classic cars they are exquisitely crafted, beautifully finished hand-built models of classic race cars and road cars from the 1950s.  They are definitely not cheap, but if you want to collect examples of the highest order of the model builder’s art they are well worth the price.  And you can put them on your track and see fine art in motion.

Coming soon from Scalextric

Scalextric C3293 Aston Martin DBR9, Young Driver

Scalextric C3293 Aston Martin DBR9, Young Driver. Preorder now! – $52.99

New race sets announced by Scalextric

Scalextric C1293T Start Finish Line race set

Scalextric C1293T Start Finish Line race set. Preorder now! – $129.99

Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set

Scalextric C1297T Supercars race set. Preorder now! – $159.99

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 July 8th, 2011

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New items in stock

Carrera 27353 Lightning McQueen, Cars 2

Carrera 27353 Lightning McQueen, Cars 2 – $34.99

Carrera 30555 Lightning McQueen, Cars 2, Digital 132 – $49.99

Carrera 27354 Francesco Bernoulli, Cars 2

Carrera 27354 Francesco Bernoulli, Cars 2 – $34.99

Carrera 30556 Francesco Bernoulli, Digital 132 – $49.99

Avant Slot 51001 Subaru rally test car

Avant Slot 51001 Subaru rally test car – $69.99

Avant Slot 51103 Alpine Renault A310

Avant Slot 51103 Alpine Renault A310 $69.99

We have also picked up a few earlier Avant Slot rally cars we did not previously stock.  To see our selection of Avant Slot cars click here.

Cartrix 0925 Aston Martin DBR4 F1

Cartrix 0925 Aston Martin DBR4 F1 – $89.99

DS0107 Universal 4-lane light bridge

DS0107 Universal 4-lane light bridge – $119.99. This is a really cool development from DS.  Because the spacing between lane centers is adjustable this is the last 4-lane light bridge you will ever need to buy.  If you change to a different track system or even to a routed track you can simply adjust the light bridge to fit.

Slot It SICA10E McLaren F1 GTR #40, LeMans 1998

Slot It SICA10E McLaren F1 GTR #40, LeMans 1998 – $64.99.  With Evo 6 chassis.

Sloting Plus SLPL00106 Reynard 2KQ blue

Sloting Plus SLPL00106 Reynard 2KQ blue – $72.49

Sloting Plus SLPL00107 Reynard 2KQ orange

Sloting Plus SLPL00107 Reynard 2KQ orange – $72.49

Sloting Plus SLPL00108 Reynard 2KQ yellow

Sloting Plus SLPL00108 Reynard 2KQ yellow – $72.49

Coming soon from Slot classic

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954

Slot Classic CJ37 OSCA MT4. Alfonso DePortago 1954. Preorder now – $349.99

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 June 18th, 2010

Cartrix 0968 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1 ,yellow

Cartrix 0968 Ferrari-Lancia D50 F1 ,yellow – $76.99

Carrera 27266 Chevrolet DeKon Monza, IMSA

Carrera 27266 Chevrolet DeKon Monza, IMSA – $41.69,. This model was originally released only in Europe but now (finally) has made its way to the US.

Slot Classic CJ34 Mercedes 300SL Spyder,1952

Slot Classic CJ34 Mercedes 300SL Spyder,1952 – $289.99

On The Way To Us Now…

Scalextric C3058A LeMans 1955 2-car set

Scalextric C3058A LeMans 1955 2-car set. Preorder now! – $109.99

Scalextric C3079 Porsche 997 Forum Gelb

Scalextric C3079 Porsche 997 Forum Gelb. Preorder now! – $39.99

Scalextric C1255T Extreme GT race set

Scalextric C1255T Extreme GT race set. Preorder now! – $239.99

Pioneer Models 2010 Scheduled Releases Update…

There have been some changes and additions to Pioneer’s scheduled releases for 2010.  Here are the items listed as scheduled for release in 2010

Pioneer KIT1 Mustang fastback kit, white

Pioneer KIT1 Mustang fastback kit, white. Preorder now! – $49.99

Pioneer KIT2 Mustang fastback kit, blac

Pioneer KIT2 Mustang fastback kit, black. Preorder now! – $49.99

Pioneer KIT3 Mustang notchback kit, red/black

Pioneer KIT3 Mustang notchback kit, red/black. Preorder now! – $49.99

The notchback kit (and, we believe, the two fastback kits) will come with this decal sheet:

This is a huge sheet — 6.75 x 11 inches.  Just this decal sheet by itself would be $15-20 from most companies in the industry.

Pioneer P003 Dodge Charger, Bullitt assassins

Pioneer P003 Dodge Charger, Bullitt assassins. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P005 Dodge Charger "Bengal Tiger"

Pioneer P005 Dodge Charger “Bengal Tiger”. Preorder now!  $54.99

Pioneer P014 Roush Mustang, Folger's, 1986

Pioneer P014 Roush Mustang, Folger’s, 1986. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P015 MGB Club Racer, green

Pioneer P015 MGB Club Racer, green. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P016 General Lee Charger

Pioneer P016 General Lee Charger. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P018 67 Camaro, Penske Racing, Sebring 68

Pioneer P018 67 Camaro, Penske Racing, Sebring 68. Preorder now – $54.99

Pioneer P019 70 Barracuda, Swede Savage

Pioneer P019 70 Barracuda, Swede Savage. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P022 Legends '37 Ford sedan #18

Pioneer P022 Legends ’37 Ford sedan #18.  Price TBA.

Pioneer P026 Corvette C5, Randy Ruhlman 2005

Pioneer P026 Corvette C5, Randy Ruhlman 2005, Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer PWK1 1968 Mustang plain white kit

Pioneer PWK1 1968 Mustang plain white kit. Preorder now! – $46.49

Pioneer P011 67 Camaro, Gary Gove, Sebring 67

Pioneer P011 67 Camaro, Gary Gove, Sebring 67. Preorder now! – $54.99

Pioneer P013 Legends '37 Ford sedan #43

Pioneer P013 Legends ’37 Ford sedan #43, price TBA.

And we saved the best for last…

Pioneer P027 1971 Javelin, TransAm champion, 1971

Pioneer P027 1971 Javelin, TransAm champion, 1971. Preorder now! – $54.99


NEW shipment coming soon!

Autoart 13571 Jaguar C-Type, 1953 LeMans winner

Autoart 13571 Jaguar C-Type, 1953 LeMans winner. We have just received word from our Autoart distributor that they have a shipment of these on the way to them now.  That means they will soon be in stock again at Electric Dreams.  If you missed out on getting one the first time around, now is your chance to order.


Just for fun…

McLaren CanAm kitbash update:

Last week, you’ll recall, we had all the body modifications done and the body in primer.  Now, we have the basic  body color on the car.  We used Testor Boyd Red enamel.  The black strip at the top of the spoiler was painted black and masked off before we sprayed the red on.  You can see several small pieces of masking tape still on the body.  These are covering up small areas of flat black that won’t be uncovered until all the painting, decaling, and clear coating is done.

And here’s the finished running chassis, painted black and clear coated to cover all the white styrene used in modifying the chassis and give it an appearance closer to that of a factory-stock chassis.

If you have any comments or questions about this article or any of our articles 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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Electric Dreams News April 2nd, 2010

New Items In Stock:

Autoart 13201 Koenigsegg CCX, orange

Autoart 13201 Koenigsegg CCX, orange – $44.99

Slot Classic CJ33 Hispano Suiza Type 68, 1934

Slot Classic CJ33 Hispano Suiza Type 68, 1934 – $499.99

These two models together provide an illustration of how cars have changed over the decades. The Koenigsegg CCX is considered one of the most exotic cars on the road today, a no-expense-spared example of the cutting edge of road car technology. The Hispano-Suiza was the Koenigsegg of its day, the ultimate high-performance driving machine of the 1930s. Both cars were made in very small numbers for a very wealthy and exclusive clientèle and feature the most advanced materials and technology of their respective eras. The models also represent the tremendous variety of products available in today’s world of model car racing. One is a mass-produced model selling for a very moderate price while the other is a hand-crafted masterpiece with a premium (to say the least) price tag, but both are part of vast array of choices available to slot car hobbyists. If ever there was a golden era of slot car racing we are living in it right now.

Slot Car Challenge 3

Some of our customers and friends have been asking when our next Slot Car Challenge will get under way. We are sorry to tell you all that the Challenges have been put on hold indefinitely. The reason is that our business is growing so rapidly we have all we can do just to keep up with it and the Electric Dream Team simply doesn’t have the time to run a competition right now and for a while to come. However, we have not abandoned the project and we will be reevaluating our situation periodically to see when we might be able to do another one. We will let everybody know when the time comes.

Just for fun:

Javelin Kitbash Completed!

It’s finished! A week or so late but it’s done.

The car is now finished, assembled, and ready to race. We completed the decals using more sponsor logos plus the SCCA wheel and TransAm series decals from the Pioneer decal sheet to be included with the soon-to-be-released Mustang kits. The exception was the Budweiser decals on the rear fenders, which came from an old decal sheet we had lying around. This car could easily be a model of a 1970s SCCA club racing car and occasional TransAm entry sponsored by a beer distributor with some help from a local AMC dealer. Note that we painted a sunshade onto the top of the windshield and simplified the front air dam slightly.

The project has turned out to be every bit as easy as we thought it would be. It required no modification to the chassis of any kind. The only modification to the running gear was to fit a pair of Pioneer TransAm car front wheels and tires, a bit narrower than the TA rears, to fit inside the Javelin rear fenders. A little minor fender flaring would have enabled us to use the complete running chassis from either a notchback or fastback Mustang race car, including the wider rears, but we wanted to keep this project as simple as possible so we avoided bodywork this time around. The Mustang interior fits the Javelin body with only very minor trimming, as described before. This is a project that even a first-time kitbasher can tackle with confidence.

We have it on good authority that Pioneer is working on making a complete TA Mustang running chassis, without body, available for hobbyists who want to do projects like this at the lowest possible cost. We also have been told that a complete selection of spare parts, including wheels, tires, gears, motors, and detail parts, is in the pipeline and should appear soon. Pioneer is aware of the potential uses of its spare parts that go well beyond just repairing the cars it makes and will be planning its spare parts offering with them in mind.

And just to give you a couple more ideas…

How about a late-70s Camaro? (A version of this kit is currently available from Revell-Monogram for just a few bucks.)

Or a Chevy Nova? (You can find these fairly often on eBay)

If you have any questions about this project we invite you to send them to support@electricdreams.com and our tech department will be glad to answer them.

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

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