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Newsletter November 3rd, 2016

November 6, 2016 by  
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We made a special search and found three of the extraordinary hand-made Le Mans Miniatures cast resin kits. These are not ready to race but the bodies are painted and all of the decals to recreate their markings are included so you can complete the model.

 

LeMans Miniatures 132006KP Audi R8 LeMans 2004, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20%. Complete, unassembled, painted kit.

$137.95 $109.95

Save: 20% off

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LeMans Miniatures 132013KP Audi R8, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20% 2002 LeMans winner, complete, unassembled kit with painted body. Builds up into a complete running car.

$141.95 $109.95

Save: 23% off

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LeMans Miniatures 132016KP Pescarolo C60 Judd, PAINTED KIT (C)

PRICE REDUCED 20% Builds up into a complete running car. Complete painted, unassembled kit with decals to model either the #16 or #17 car. LeMans 2006.

$139.95 $109.95

Save: 21% off

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New This Week

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

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

The “authentic” General Lee Charger (after its flight through the mud hole) is here from Pioneer with the “dirt” effect applied to each model by hand. There is a limited number so order yours now.

 

Pioneer P017 Dodge Charger “General Lee—Moonshine Run” (dirty version)

Features:

Standing figurine of ‘Daisy’ with yellow shirt.

19K ‘DIXIE POWER’ motor, tuned for Moonshine runs.

Scalextric Digital DPR ready

New ‘PurePower’ wiring loom

Model complete with display case and special edition packaging + vehicle data card.

Spare ‘Dixie’ parts bag included under base.

$80.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Three more Slot.it 2016 releases, including a new Can-Am McLaren M8D, are available for pre-order now.

 

Slot It SICA26E McLaren M8D, n.5 1st Can-Am Watkins Glen—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot It SICA26E McLaren M8D, n.5 1st Can-Am Watkins Glen.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA06H Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘Kouros’ LeMans 1987—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Slot It SICA06H Sauber Mercedes C9 ‘Kouros’ LeMans 1987.

$69.99

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Slot It SICA31B Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2—PRE-ORDER NOW!!!

SICA31B Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2.

$69.99

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The Scalextric “Gulf” Porsche 997 (a new body) and five more new cars are due in November so you can pre-order yours now.

 

Scalextric C3732 Porsche 911 (Type 991) – ‘GULF’ Silverstone, 2015 Elms Series—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Gulf Racing started using the Porsche 911, type 991 in 2014 and was the first Porsche to wear the iconic blue and orange in over 30 years. Gulf Racing has been winning races for over 50 years and is arguably the most famous name in motorsport.

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: C8543 PCR Underpan Porsche 911 (type 991).

$54.99

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Scalextric C3721 BMW Z4 GT3 – Blancpan Series Brands Hatch 2015—PRE-ORDER NOW!

A legend of GT circuits all of the world, the iconic BMW Z4 is seen here wearing the colours of BMW Sports Trophy Team Brazil. Driven by Caca Bueno and Sergio Jimenez, the two Team cars finished in 2nd and 4th in the Brands Hatch leg of the 2015 Blancpain Series.

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 C3722 Aston Martin DB5, red—PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Aston Martin DB5 was designed by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. First released in 1963, the DB5 is famous for being one of the most recognisable James Bond cars. While often associated with darker colours like silver, the DB5 here is produced in a vibrant red.

$54.99

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Scalextric C3743 BMW Mini Cooper S – Mini Challenge JCW 2015 Champion—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Hastings based driver Neil Newstead began racing in 2011 following some track days he attended in 2010. Moving up from the MSVR track day to the Kumho BMW Championship, Neil soon made it to the Power Maxed MINI Challenge for the 2014 season.

Neil had an unbelievable 2015 season and claimed first place overall in the JCW class.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3749 Ford Escort MK2, 1980 Acropolis Rally—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Racing for Rothmans Rally Team, after Ford’s withdrawal in 1979, Ari Vatanen took his first win in the Ford Escort RS1800 MkII at the Acropolis Rally in 1980. The following year he became the first driver to become World Rally Champion without being on an official factory team, a feat that remains unbroken to this day.

Digital Plug Ready

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

Working Rear Lights

Xenon Effect Headlights

$54.99

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Scalextric C3750 Audi Sport Quattro E2, Swedish Rally Cross 1990—PRE-ORDER NOW!

After finishing 1st in the first round of the 1990 European Rally Cross Championship in Austria, Herbert Breiteneder went to Sweden for round two. Breiteneder took to the track in his ex-Röhrl Audi Sport Quattro S1E2, finishing a respectable 7th in the group B class. Breiteneder finished the season 5th overall.

$54.99

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Warehouse phone: (310) 676-7600

Slot car technical information and help email:

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Newsletter October 13th, 2016

October 16, 2016 by  
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Only at Electric Dreams

Exclusive double-discount Bargain prices on two popular Scalextric modern era GrandAm racecars.

 

Scalextric C3289 Camaro, GrandAm GT, 2011

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. With working front and rear lights.

$52.99 $29.95

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Scalextric C3258 2009 Camaro, Sunoco (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Super-resistant. Model of car raced by Stevenson Motorsports in the Continental Tire Series, 2009-10.

$42.99 $34.95

Save: 19% off

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New This Week

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The latest Sideways Group 5 car, the 1978 LeMans Porsche 935K2 is here now.

 

SW45 Porsche Kremer 935K2 Le Mans 1978, Ricoh

SW45 Porsche Kremer 935K2 Le Mans 1978, Ricoh.

$59.99

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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 August 11th, 2016

August 16, 2016 by  
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Trans-Am super special! Two of the most popular Camaros are on sale now! Limit two per customer. No dealers.

 

Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo (C)

After leaving the Penske Racing team in 1968, Warren Agor formed Agor Racing Enterprises. As a race car owner, builder, and driver he set many track records and won numerous SCCA and IMSA races including the 25th Trans-Am race victory for the Chevrolet Camaro at Sanair International raceway in Canada (the only race track in the world with a name that sounds like the naming rights have been bought by a garbage collection company or a room deodorizer manufacturer). Agor, of Rochester, New York, bought the car from Marshall Robbins in late 1971. He changed the color to Hugger Orange and the number to 13. Hoselton Chevrolet sponsored the car for the three years that Agor drove it. At the time of his retirement from racing in 1973, he had accumulated more points than any then-active professional driver participating in the Trans-Am series. Agor now runs a company providing mobility solutions for the disabled.

Best Finishes for Warren Agor

1972 Lime Rock, 2nd: Bryar, 3rd: Mid-Ohio, 3rd

1973 Daytona, 2nd: Sanair, 1st: Road America, 2nd Fastest Trans-Am lap record of 2.25, 99 mph, which was held into the ‘80’s

$79.95 $39.95

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Scalextric C3431 1970 Camaro, Tony DeLorenzo (C)

1/32 scale slot car. Ready to run on all 1/32 scale non-digital slot car tracks. Digital plug ready. Accepts C8515 plug-in digital chip. Ready to run on all 1/32 and 1/24 scale non-digital tracks. Model of car driven by Tony DeLorenzo in the SCCA TransAm Championship.

$54.99 $39.95

Save: 27% off

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New This Week

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

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

Eight new high-performance cars from ScaleAuto with the new “R” chassis (anglewinder motors in a pod chassis) have just arrived so you can order yours now!

 

Scale Auto SC6032R BMW Z4GT3 ‘Crowne Plaza’

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.
Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.
Gearing is 12 x 32.
Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.
Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6035R DeTomaso Pantera Group 3 No.7

Scaleauto SC-6035R DeTomaso Pantera Gr.3 #7 Beurlys Inter Auto entry, Le Mans ?
New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6036R ST Viper No.93 (silver and yellow)

SC-6036R SRT Motorsport Team Viper GTSR #93
Marc Goosens and Tommy Kendall drove in the Mid Ohio round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6037R ST Viper No.91 ‘Forza Motorsport’

Scale Auto SC6037R SRT Viper GTSR #91 Forza Motorsport

Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher drove in the Mid Ohio round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series.

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6038R ST Viper Presentation car (white with blue stripes)

Scale Auto SC6038R “R Series”1:32 scale SRT Viper GTS-R Presentation car. New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6070R BMW Z4 GT3 ‘Crowne Plaza’ black

New RT3 chassis. Use Scaleauto RT and RT2 motorpods, also can be used with the latest Slot.It and NSR motorpods.

Sidewinder SC-0008b motor, 20,000 rpm and 216 g/cm torque at 12 volts.

Gearing is 12 x 32.

Aluminum wheels at the back, plastic on front.

Adjustable front axle height and the guide can be adjusted for both depth and position.

$74.99

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Scale Auto SC6134 ST Viper white KIT with new R series chassis

SC6134 Scaleauto 1:32 scale Viper Kit with new R series chassis.

SRT Viper GTS-R White Racing Kit. Motor Sprinter-2 Anglewinder pod.

Model is shown assembled—this is an unpainted kit.

$59.99

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Scae Auto SC6135 Porsche 997 GT3 white KIT with new R series chassis

Scae Auto SC6135 Porsche 997 GT3 white KIT with new R series chassis

Model is an unpainted kit.

Comes with the new R Series chassis with anglewinder pod.

$59.99

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Seven new rugged and quick BRM 1/24 scale cars are in stock for immediate shipment.

 

BRM029 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #62

BRM029 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #62 Classified 5th in the 24 Hrs of Le Mans 1989.

$169.99

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BRM030 Sauber C9 Team Sauber Mercedes #61

BRM030 Sauber C9 – Team Sauber Mercedes #61 Classified 2nd in 24 Hrs of Le Mans 1989.

$169.99

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BRM049 Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ #17

BRM049 Porsche 962C DUNLOP #17 latest BRM with anglewinder chassis and S-033 black motor.

This car raced at the Norisring in 1987.

$169.99

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BRM049W Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ White #17 Special Edition

BRM049W Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ White #17 Special Edition.

Team Porsche AG – TEST CAR

$169.99

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BRM050 Porsche 962C ‘Dunlop’ #1

BRM050 Porsche 962C DUNLOP #1 Latest BRM production with the anglewinder chassis and S-033 black motor.

Special Edition very limited numbers. Nurburgring 1988.

$169.99

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BRM051 Porsche 962C #20 ‘Marlboro’ (Limited Edition)

BRM051 Porsche 962C #20 ‘Marlboro’ (Limited Edition).

$169.99

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BRM052 Porsche 962C #20 Team Davey (Black Edition)

BRM052 Porsche 962C #20 Team Davey (Black Edition).

$169.99

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New Cars Coming Soon

Two new NSR cars are now on their way. Pre-order yours so you are sure to get one.

 

NSR NSR0016SW Ford P68 #64 ‘Gulf’ “Tribute livery”—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR Ford P68 #64 “tribute” GULF livery – Includes 20,000 RPM Shark Motor Sidewinder with lightweight drilled aluminum setscrew wheels front & back, Lightweight drilled aluminum axle gear, brass pinion, traction magnet.

$87.99

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NSR NSR0019AW BMW Z4 Blancpain Endurance Series 2011—PRE-ORDER NOW!

NSR 1/32 Analog RTR BMW Z4 Black Presentation Blancpain Endurance Series 2011 Livery – Adjustable front axle ride height – Drop Arm type Guide Flag with Screw to Allow Fixed Position – Setscrew Aluminum wheels all around – Anglewinder Balanced King Motor 21,400 RPM & 350 g-cm Torque – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Heat treated axles – Machined bronze self lubricating bushings – Ultra smooth and quiet all metal gearing – Adjustable suspension motor pod – Clear Coat Finish for maximum durability and high gloss – Includes the EVO Chassis that will accept Inline / Anglewinder and Sidewinder Triangular motor pods.

$87.99

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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 9th, 2016

June 12, 2016 by  
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The Back Room deals of the day

Double discount—we found a few more “Playboy” series cars and have reduced their already on-sale price, so scoop them up for your collection before they are gone.

Fly 99034 Lister Storm, Playboy series

ON SALE $54.99 In special box.

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$89.99 $49.95

Save: 44% off

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Fly 99048 Ford GT40 Playboy, in presentation box

ON SALE $59.95

Motor: FC130 endbell drive.

$89.99 $49.95

Save: 44% off

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The 2013 LeMans winner is here with the Slot.it fantastic four-wheel drive system:

Slot It SICW17 Audi R18 n.2 Le Mans 2013 Le Mans Winner Collection, Limited Edition

SICW17 Audi R18 n.2 Le Mans 2013 Le Mans Winner Collection, Limited Edition.

$84.99

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The double-wing Brabham F1 from 1969 has arrived:

Scalextric C3702A Brabham BT26A-3 Jackie Ickx LIMITED EDITION

Held at Montjuich Circuit, the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix took place on 4th May and was the second round of the 1969 season. A famous race of high attrition and danger due to the rear wings of many of the drivers failing, causing several crashes. This led to the race being the end of the high wing era of Formula 1 racing. Jacky Ickx was in second position behind Stewart, but in the closing laps he suffered rear suspension failure and retired.

Easy Change Pick-Ups

High Detail

Magnatraction

$69.99

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New This Week

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Two sports racers from the seventies from SRC are here;

SRC01610 Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange

SRC01610 SRC Porsche 914/6 Jagermeister orange.

$76.95

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SRC03101 Ferrari 312 PB 1000km Buenos Aires 72 Ronnie Peterson – Tim Schenken

101 Ferrari 312 PB 1000km Buenos Aires 72 Ronnie Peterson – Tim Schenken.

$73.99

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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 January 30th, 2015

February 2, 2015 by  
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LOOK WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015!

Most of the model car racing manufacturers introduce the products that will be shipped in 2015 at the Nuremburg International Toy Fair in early February. We’ll have more information in next week’s newsletter but we do know what Scalextric will have for 2015. As soon as part numbers are available we will have the cars listed on the website—click on the right sidebar heading “Future Releases”, then click on “New Releases 2015 Scalextric”, so you can Pre-Order to be the first to get yours (and to avoid missing any of the limited production items). These are the all-new cars but there are dozens more with new paint schemes:

  • 2014 World Champoinship Formula 1 Mercedes F1 W05
  • 2014 Formula 1 McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
  • 2012 BMW Z4 GT3
  • 2013 Aston Martin Vantage GT3
  • 2014 McLaren P1 supercar
  • Brabham BT26A-3 (to race with the Tyrell, Lotus 49 and McLaren 1968-1973 F1 cars)
  • 1968 Lotus 49 with low duck tail
  • 1/32 scale Go-Karts
  • Peugeot 205 T16 Rally car

The two Scalextric BMW Z4 GT race cars and the two McLaren P1 street cars will be fitted with a high-performance chassis for 2015 called PCR. The PCR chassis has a Slot.it anglewinder motor pod, motor, gears and wheels with plug-in electrical connections and the chassis are Digital Plug Ready so you can also plug-in the Scalextric C8515 Digital Plug to convert the car to Scalextric Digital.

The 1969 Sunoco #6 Trans-Am Camaro is coming back with a DPR-ready chassis for quick conversion to Digital.

The Week’s Best Slot Car Set!

Carrera 30178 GT Passion Digital 132 set with wireless controllers & Bluetooth—PRE-
ORDER NOW!

Why? Because this is the first Carrera 1/32 scale set to offer all the excitement of lap counting, timing and race control with a Bluetooth app on your smartphone or tablet. The set includes a Porsche and BMW pair of GT cars and over 30-feet of track.

Carrera 30178 GT Passion Digital 132 set with wireless controllers & Bluetooth—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Wireless controllers, race control with Bluetooth and a Porsche and BMW pair of fast GT cars on a 30.5-foot lap length racetrack.

Includes Carrera 30369 Bluetooth Adapter to use Carrera’s free app and wireless connection between your smartphone or tablet and the 30352 Carrera Control Unit in the set to display lap counting, timing, race management and other race features on your smartphone or tablet.

Compatibility of Hardware for Carrera Race App:

iPhone from iPhone 4S and iPad from iPad 3

others: subject to availability of Bluetooth® LE

Compatibility of Software for Carrera Race App:

from Android 4.3

from iOS 7.0

Note: not compatible with Carrera analog or older Carrera Digital black box

$481.99

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New This Week

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

This week we have new cars and accessories from Slot.it, Carrera, MCR80 Model Car Racing Magazine; plus this week’s Featured Best Slot Car Set.

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.

Slot.it SICA25C Porsche 962 IMSA 1st- 12h Sebring 1987 “Budweiser”

Slot.it SICA25C Porsche 962 IMSA 1st- 12h Sebring 1987 “Budweiser” Your best BUDdy in town!

$69.99

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MCR80 Model Car Racing Magazine, March/April 2015

What’s New in Slot Racing?

Each issue of Model Car Racing Magazine is packed full of the latest slot car news, product releases, home racing tips, slot car track plans, tech tips and lots more.

What are you waiting for? Grab your copy now and get updated!

$6.95

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Pre-orders

Awesome Cars Coming Soon

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

GMC19 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 RTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC19 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

The LeMans regulations specified a tall glass windshield. With a lower windshield the Lola Mk.I was the last of the successful front-engined 1100cc sports cars in America and in Europe, beating the Lotus 11s and Coopers. Charles Voegele and Peter Ashdown drove this car at LeMans in 1960 but retired in the 19th hour with a blown engine.

$225.95

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GMC19/1 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC 19/1 Lola Mk. I #45 LeMans 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT. Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals.

The LeMans regulations specified a tall glass windshield. With a lower windshield the Lola Mk.I was the last of the successful front-engined 1100cc sports cars in America and in Europe, beating the Lotus 11s and Coopers. Charles Voegele and Peter Ashdown drove this car at LeMans in 1960 but retired in the 19th hour with a blown engine.

The clear windshield in the kit can be cut down to recreate the more common Lola Mk1s that raced in the SCCA modified classes in America.

$129.95

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GMC20 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 RTR—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

Rene Bartholoni and Francois Jaeger drove this car at LeMans in 1959 but crashed in the 24th hour.

$225.95

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GMC20/1 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

GMC 20/1 D.B. HBR5 #48 LeMans 1959 PAINTED BODY KIT. Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals. Rene Bartholoni and Francois Jaeger drove this car at LeMans in 1959 but crashed in the 24th hour.

$129.95

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GMC A108 RTR Renault Alpine A108 #122 Tour de France 1960—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Ready to Race with hand-made cast-resin body.

$225.95

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GMCA108 Renault Alpine A108 #122 Tour de France 1960 PAINTED BODY KIT—PRE-ORDER NOW!

Cast-resin body kit complete with clear windows and decals.

$129.95

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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.

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Newsletter January 2nd, 2014

January 2, 2014 by  
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Happy New Year to all our customers and friends around the world!

Thank you for shopping with us in 2013.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2014 and beyond.

New items in stock

RS001 Racing chassis kit for sports/GT & large sedans

RS001 Racing chassis kit for sports/GT & large sedans – $28.99

RS002 Racing chassis for F1 & small/med sports or sedans

RS002 Racing chassis for F1 & small/med sports or sedans – $26.99

SCX A10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf

SCX A10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf – $49.99

SCX D10116X300 Aston Martin Vantage, Gulf, digital – $69.99

SCX A10119X300 Porsche 911GT3, Red Bull

SCX A10119X300 Porsche 911GT3, Red Bull – $49.99

SCX C10124X5 Super Champion Race Set, 1/43 scale

SCX C10124X5 Super Champion Race Set, 1/43 scale – $59.99

Slot It SICA08D Lancia LC2 Jolly Club Racing, Imola 1984

Slot It SICA08D Lancia LC2 Jolly Club Racing, Imola 1984. – $69.99

 

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Newsletter November 12th, 2013

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Proto Slot CB077P Alpine A220 rally car, painted body kit

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Scalextric C3378 Audi R8, Bathurst 12hr, 2012

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Scalextric C3402 Ford Falcon XB , Alan Moffat, Bathurst 1974

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Slot It SICA13D Jaguar XJR12, #36, LeMans 1991

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Slot It SICA21C Lancia LC2/85 Berico, Spa 1989

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Thanks for shopping with us!

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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

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We’re just minutes from LAX.

 

Newsletter September 3rd, 2013

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Coming from Slot It

Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8D, Led Zeppelin

Slot It SICA26B McLaren M8D, Led Zeppelin. Preorder now! – $69.99

The Racer’s Wedge – Part 2, chassis and running gear

Every custom slot car body deserves a good chassis.  That includes, of course, a chassis that fits it.

Here’s the chassis for our reworked Cro-Sal Wedge.  Many of our readers will recognize it as a chassis we have used in car builds before, a Fly Ferrari 512S sidewinder rolling chassis with modifications.  As we always do with Fly sidewinder cars, we replaced the gears with Scalextric ones, the W8200 pinion and W8201 spur.  The rear wheels are from an old Fly Porsche 934 rear axle assembly, modified with inserts from Fly Renault 5 Turbo wheels.  This particular combination is not presently available, but the Fly 04403 Porsche 934 rear axle assembly with BBS wheels is available, and most people will probably think the BBS wheels look better.  The rear tires on our project car are Indy Grips 3008 silicones.  At the front we used wheels and tires from a Carrera Ferrari 512 BB, but if you use the Fly 934 BBS wheels at the rear you can use matching front BBS wheels from a Fly B95 or 04402 axle assembly.  Before ordering these Fly axle assemblies, check with our warehouse to make sure the centers match front and rear, either a silver or a gold color.  Fly changes part colors and finishes from batch to batch without changing the stock number. 

The two most challenging mods were moving the entire pod assembly .060″ forward in the chassis to make the wheelbase of the chassis match that of the body and modifying the pod to accept a Scalextric, Pioneer, Slot It or Professor Motor bar magnet.  The bar magnet upgrade, as we have described in previous car build articles, greatly improves the driveability of any Fly classic sidewinder car by providing magnetic downforce over more of the car’s width than the stock Fly cylindrical magnet does.  Also, by using your choice of these bar magnets and shimming them by different amounts you can adjust the amount of magnetic downforce to give you a wide range of grip levels and driving characteristics.

This photo shows what is involved in moving the pod forward.  Compare the unmodified chassis on the left with the modified one on the right. The first step is to lengthen the rectangular opening  front pod mounting point by .060″ toward the front of the chassis (red arrow).  Next, cut off the cylindrical rear pod mount flush with the top surface of the chassis and slot the screw hole .060″ toward the front of the chassis (blue arrow). You will be using a machine screw through both the chassis and the pod to hold the pod in place.  Depending on the size screw you use you may have to widen the slotted hole, also.  We used a 4-40, so we did have to make the hole wider, as you can see in the photo.

The next step is to glue a spacer of .060″ thick styrene in place to positively locate the pod the desired distance forward of its original position.  After this photo was taken we painted the spacer black to match the rest of the chassis.  The chassis was then ready to install the pod.

But first we needed to modify the pod to fit into its new location and to accept a bar magnet.  In the above photo an unaltered pod is on the left, a pod with just the bar magnet modification is on the right, and the pod used on our project car, modified for both the bar magnet and relocation in the chassis, in the center. In order to move the pod forward we had to cut the forwardmost bar off the bottom of the pod as shown above.  That can be done easily with a hobby knife. You can also see that on our completed pod we have shortened the tab that goes into the front pod mount.  That is necessary because we are moving the pod forward in the mount.  The tab is still long enough to hold the front of the pod securely in place.

Here’s the rig we use to machine the channel for the bar magnet into the pod.  A Dremel Moto-Tool is mounted into a stand, also made by Dremel, that allows the Moto-tool to be used as a vertical milling machine.  A piece of sheet brass is clamped to the side of the unit to provide a guide along which to move the pd for cutting a straight channel for the magnet.

Here’s a closeup of the cutting tool and the modified pod.  The tool is a high-speed steel cutter, .300″ in diameter, available anywhere Dremel accessories are sold.  This tool cuts a channel just wide enough to take the widest of the bar magnets we use, the ones made by Professor Motor.  Scalextric, Pioneer, and Slot It bar magnets are slightly narrower and require some layers of tape on them for a snug fit.  We st the depth of the channel a bit deeper than the thickness of the thickest magnet we are likely to use.  This allows us to set the magnet height for the desired level of downforce by using a magnet that generates more than the required amount when placed right on the surface of the chassis and then shimming it upward to get the exact figure required.  Setting the desired magnet downforce usually requires shimming both above and below the magnet.  By the way, this modification does not prevent the original Fly cylindrical magnet from being used if required for a particular race.  There is still enough of the original magnet socket left to hold the round magnet in place.  We have found that when shimmed enough to be captured tightly between the pod and the chassis the magnet will not move from side to side, but if desired there is nothing to keep you from gluing in short lengths of styrene strip next to each end of the magnet to ensure proper location.

Here’s the completed installation.  You can clearly see the .060″ spacer and the machine screw with its nut and lock washer.  You can also see the Scalextric gears installed in place of the original Fly gears. Also visible is the end of the bar magnet peeking out past the edge of the pod.  Note also that the motor has aftermarket silicone-insulated lead wires installed. The entire rear axle assembly shown here is made up from inexpensive stock replacement parts for various 1/32 scale cars, but of course there is nothing except cost to prevent you from using high-end aftermarket parts including brass or bronze bushings, a drill blank axle, and set screw spur gear and wheels, especially if you are going to race without a magnet.

So here it is, our completed Cro Sal Wedge on steroids.  As with all our project car articles, we have attempted to present ideas and techniques you can apply in building models of many different cars or in bringing to life your own original creations.  If you have any comments or questions on this article please send them to support@electricdreams.com.  We will be glad to help you with as much information and advice as you can use.  And if you have a completed car project you would like to show to the world, we invite you to send us information and photos.  You may see your creation in our newsletter or on our web site.

New Slot It car in stock

Slot It SISC20A Ford GT40 MkII, very limited edition

Slot It SISC20A Ford GT40 MkII, very limited edition (C) – $189.95.  We are told by our distributor that this car had a very limited production run.  We are trying to find out just how limited it was and when we do we will add that information to the car’s product page.

 

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Newsletter August 20th, 2013

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New car from Slot It, in stock now

Slot It SICA25B Porsche 962 Lowenbrau, Al Holbert

Slot It SICA25B Porsche 962 Lowenbrau, Al Holbert – $69.99

 

 

The Racer’s Wedge

One of the interesting things about the original CanAm series of 1966-74 is how little development most of the cars got.  It seemed like every year there was a new crop of cars attempting to challenge the series dominators, McLaren and then Porsche, but none of them achieved what their constructors hoped for.  The cars usually arrived at the season’s first race , or their own first race of the season, with scant testing, even when they incorporated radical features that cried out for a comprehensive test program.   Instead, the teams all too often ended up using the races as test sessions, and this seldom if ever achieved the desired results. All too often the teams, from one season to the next, would abandon a promising but undeveloped car for a radically different one that simply repeated the cycle of inadequate development

McLaren, however, ran a continuous development program that enabled them to start with a winning combination and build on it from year to year.  From the M6A of 1967 to the M20 of 1972 each year’s car was a logical and effective extension of what had gone before, incorporating all the lessons learned from previous seasons.  This made McLaren the only team , until the arrival of Penske Racing and Porsche in 1972, that always showed up at the season opener with cars ready to race.

This leads to an intriguing question.  What would some of the other cars have achieved and what might they have looked like if they had evolved and been properly and professionally developed with an adequate budget over several seasons?  One such car is the McKee Mk 10, more commonly known as the Cro-Sal Wedge.  Like all of Bob McKee’s creations it was built and raced on a relative shoestring, but if any car other than a McLaren looked the part of the quintessential CanAm car the Wedge was it.  As it happened, the one-off car, which was really just a rebody of an earlier McKee, passed through the hands of several owners, none of whom had enough resources to make it a success.  Not that they didn’t try.  The car went through several attempts to make it a winner, even including one in which it was fitted with, of all things, a dragster-type blower. 

We actually saw this permutation of the car in action at Riverside in 1971.  The thing had truly awesome acceleration.  We saw it blow by Denny Hulme’s McLaren on Riverside’s long back straight as if Denny had an anchor out.  Unfortunately, the dragster engine was either all the way on or all the way off, which made the car a moving roadblock in the corners.  Hulme repassed the McKee in the next corner and just drove away from it.  And so it went until eventually the Wedge passed into the hands of vintage racers who restored it to something close to its original configuration and its Cro-Sal livery.  It’s now a distinctive and  popular car in vintage racing. 

But what if McKee’s concept for this car had emerged from a team that had had the resources to keep developing it from year to year as McLaren had done with its design?  What might it have looked like after a few years?

Well, as it happens, we had lying around several examples of Strombecker’s late 60s Cro-Sal Wedge body, as sold then in the form of an RTR car.  These bodies and cars turn up frequently on eBay at very reasonable prices, by the way.  We decided to kitbash one into our idea of what the ultimate McKee Wedge might have looked like, using current-production components for the chassis and running gear.  Well, actually we used two of them because the fist thing we had to do was to make the body half an inch wider to fit the chassis, wheels, ans tires we wanted to use and to transform the Strombecker body’s somewhat toylike proportions to something more nearly accurate.  The easiest way to do this was to cut up two bodies as shown below. 

 

Here’s the result, with the original car for comparison.

You can also see in this photo that we cut out the cockpit opening and began to make some changes in the engine area.

The joints between the glued-together sections of the body needed to be reinforced for adequate strength.  We used .020″ sheet styrene.  This shot also shows where the original body posts were removed and new ones installed to match the chassis we are going to use.The body now is 2.5″ wide, about the maximum practical width for racing on most 1/32 scale track systems. You can also see where we cut out the vents on the rearward face of the front fenders.  Many race cars have air outlets of some kind in this general area to release lift-creating high-pressure air that builds up in the wheel wells.  All of the fabrication was done with medium-thickness CA glue.

The next step in modifying the body was to add a wing.  by 1970 wings had become more or less universal on CanAm cars and our developed Wedge would have needed one.  The problem with putting wings on slot cars is that they tend to be rather delicate and prone to crash damage, or at least their mounts do.  When we do project cars it’s always with the idea that at some point they may be put onto the track and raced in earnest.  Therefore, the wing installation had to be as strong as possible.  There are basically two ways to mount a wing.  You can either put it atop a vertical mount (or two of them) extending upward from the back of the body or you can put it between two fins. The problem with both of those is that you can’t get a very solid attachment between the wing and its supporting structure because there simply isn’t enough surface area where the wing joins its mounting structure to allow a really strong glue joint, at least not without some seriously non-scale reinforcing. You can either have a strong wing or a scale-looking wing but not both.  We have found the best compromise between looks and strength to be a GT car wing with good-sized endplates mounted between fins.  The surface area of the endplates offers lots of gluing area between the wing and the fins for a solid wing mounting.  On our Wedge, we used a GT car wing from our junk box.  It was 2.25″ long including the thickness of the endplates.  We used a Moto-tool with a carbide disc to cut two slots in the upper surface of the rear of the body spaced accordingly.  We tack-glued two thicknesses of .030″ styrene together and cut out two fins to fir in the slots and extend 9/16″ back from the trailing edge of the body.  Of course, we could have made them any size we needed to get the desired wing location..  We CA glued the two fins into the body and then glued the wing between them, being careful to spread CA glue onto the entire area of the wing endplates and set the wing straight, level and at the desired height and angle.  If we had wanted to we could then have added some extra sheet styrene to the inner faces of the fins to blend in the endplates, though we didn’t do that.

A number of CanAm, Group C, and GTP cars have a wing mounted between fins, and you can use this procedure to give any of them a much stronger wing installation.  It’s simply a matter of finding a wing the right length to fit between the fins on your particular car.  This is one reason why you should always save the broken-off wings from your wrecked cars, along with any other parts that may be useful in the future.

This photo shows the assembled body with the wing in place and body filler applied and sanded.  From here it’s just a matter of fine finishing to get all the body surfaces smooth and then on to painting and detailing.

We decided that our upgraded Wedge should have its original Oldsmobile lump replaced by a ground-pounding bigblock Chevy engine and have the long-stack injectors to go with it.  So, we made this…

The base is cut from .040″ styrene.  A piece of .020″ thick strip down the middle separates the two banks of injectors.  The lower part of each injector is a 5/32″ length of  Plastruct 90604 1/8″ styrene tubing.  You can make this part whatever length you want to get the desired overall height for your injector stacks. After gluing these in place, with the two sides slightly staggered as on a V8 engine, we drilled a 1/16″ hole through the base at the center of each.   Into each hole we CA glued a 9/16″ length of Plastruct 90102 plastic coated wire, tapered down to the diameter of the wire at the upper end.  We then pressed a Parma #622 brass ferrule down onto each piece of wire, adjusted the angle of each ferrule, and then put a drop of CA glue down each one.  The result is an injector assembly that has 26 parts in it but is far stronger and more crashworthy than any similar part  molded in solid plastic..  Our car will not have injector stacks breaking off it. Here’s a closeup shot of the finished and painted assembly mounted on the car.

To keep this project as simple as possible we painted the entire body in one solid color and did all the rest of the livery with decals.

The color we used is Testor 52713 Boyd’s Dark Yellow.  However, we wouldn’t recommend using this shade now that we’ve seen it on a completed car.  The problem with it is that under bright incandescent light it is a beautiful, rich shade of yellow, but under fluorescent light or at lower light levels it looks somewhat muddy.  It would be fine on a 1/1 scale race car, which always runs outdoors in daylight (and nobody cares what it looks like the rest of the time), but slot car tracks often are located in rooms with fluorescent and/or inadequate lighting, and there this color doesn’t look as good.  The stripe decals are from an eBay copy of the decal sheet from a Matchbox Porsche 917-10K as are the numbers and the Die Hard decals.  The Navy decals are from an eBay Brumos Porsche decal sheet.  The MAC tools decals are also from eBay.  The ASR class designation is something we printed up on our computer using an HP Photosmart printer.

 

The openings in the front fenders and the rear of the body are filled in with fine-mesh brass screen.  Screen of this type is available in many model train shops and at good-quality hardware stores, where it will be less expensive.  The exhausts are Plastruct tubing and the taillights are salvaged from a Scalextric L88 Corvette.

The interior tub and driver figure came from a junk LeMans prototype body.  The tub received a bit of reshaping along its upper edges to match the contours of the Wedge body.  The mirrors are two mirrors that had broken off a car.  We saved them for a project such as this. We drilled a 1/16″ hole in the bottom of each and CA glued in a stalk made of Plastruct coated wire we used in the injector assembly.  We now have much more crashworthy mirrors.  The only remaining unmodified parts of the original Strombecker body are the windshield, the roll bar (metal, by the way) and the two gas caps.

Of course, no one knows what might have been done with Bob McKee’s most famous design if the budget and resources had been there to keep developing the concept aggressively, but we think it’s not unlikely that the result might have looked much like this.  in any case, it’s fun to combine creativity with history to imagine in miniature what might have resulted.

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

NEXT — Chassis and running gear.  You can build it with inexpensive components readily available from Electric Dreams.

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

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Warehouse phone (310) 676-7600

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

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We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter June 7th, 2013

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New low prices on selected Racer cars

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Racer RCR38B Ferrari 312P #19. LeMans 1969

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Carrera McLaren M20 project – the journey continues…

Last time we completed the mating of the TSRF rear pod to the Carrera McLaren M20 chassis, converting the car into a sidewinder.  Here’s how the chassis looks now.

In this photo you can see the lead wires in place.  They were cut from a meter-long piece of silicone-insulated lead wire we keep on hand for projects like this.  Our web site sells silicone lead wire from many different manufacturers.  To find them just type the words lead wire into our site’s search engine.  This photo also shows the brass washers we glued onto the rear body mounts to raise the rear of the body back up enough to clear the TSRF motor installation.  The washers are temporary.  Later we’ll add some length back into the body posts.   You can also see the sanded rear tires (which need to be sanded a bit more).  The front tires have been turned down about 1/16″ to make the front of the car sit lower.  That’s about all you can take off without cutting into the lettering on the sidewall.   If you don’t care about that they could stand to be taken down a bit more to get the front edge of the body even lower.

We also did some work on the interior tray.  We like the intake manifold/injector trumpet detail incorporated into it, but with the new motor arrangement it’s too thick to let the body sit at a proper height.  So…

 

We removed the roll bar and driver figure.  Then we cut the tray apart at the rear of the cockpit.  We then cut the intake manifold detail out of the rear part of the tray that we had just removed and then glued it to a rectangle of .020″ sheet styrene.  The little triangle snipped off one corner is to clear a contour on the underside of the body.  The hole in the styrene rectangle is for the roll bar’s rear brace. 

We drilled out the broken-off mounting pins of the original plastic injector stacks, which are too fragile.  Into each hole we CA glued a piece of 1/16″ wire-filled tubing.    Using them as a very secure and sturdy mounting we CA glued a Parma #622 International 32 front axle spacer over each one. The result as shown at right above, is an engine intake detail assembly that is much more survivable than the original.  We’ll paint the whole assembly before we’re done.

Here’s the car, put together for testing with the interior and engine detail temporarily taped in place and the body sides not yet put back on.  You can see that it’s really starting to come together. The TSRF FK130 motor we’re using is, as we suspected, too much motor for the power we want the car to be able to run on, a stock Scalextric power pack on each lane.  We know from experience it will eventually heat up the Scalextric pack enough to pop its internal circuit breaker. But for the moment it serves for testing, despite its 2-amp draw from rest.  We’ll replace it with a better-suited motor before we’re done.

The car still has too much magnet but it is much more drivable, even with the stock Monogram Greenwood tires on it.  Silicones will come a bit later.  As of now we’ve just had time to give the car some shakedown laps to see if everything is staying in place and all the moving parts are turning freely.  It’s looking good, though we will still have to look for a way to get the magnetic downforce lower.  More about magnets in the next installment.

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

 

Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

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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:

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We’re just minutes from LAX.

Newsletter May 17th, 2012

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New items in stock

Proto Slot CB072/2P Lotus 40, A.J. Foyt, Riverside 1965 painted body kit

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oto Slot CB074P Cooper Zerex Special painted body kit

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Scalextric C3389 McLaren MP4-12C, United Autosports

 

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Scalextric C3424 1969 Mustang, Paul Pettey

 

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Ninco 50613 Porsche 934 Martini

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Ninco 55081 Camaro GT, "Flame", Ninco1

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Ninco 55082 Corvette Z06R GT2, Compuware, Ninco1

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Thanks for shopping with us!

The Electric Dream Team

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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 November 23rd, 2012

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Happy black Friday and Cyber Monday!  Hope you had an outstanding Thanksgiving and took some time to think about all you have to be truly thankful for.

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You get everything shown here!  Pro Performance kit includes an unpainted white body, a chassis with axle assemblies, and an assortment of performance parts as shown below, giving you the components you need to tune your car for different tracks and racing conditions.  The parts, if purchased separately, would cost far more than the kit. 

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Scalextric C2914 Mercedes 300 SLR coupe, 1955

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Slot It SICA26A McLaren M8D, Dan Gurney, 1970

Slot It SICA26A McLaren M8D, Dan Gurney, 1970. Preorder now! – $69.99

 Slot It SICW13 Porsche 911 GT1-98 1998 LeMans winner

Slot It SICW13 Porsche 911 GT1-98 1998 LeMans winner. Preorder now! – $74.99

Just announced by Racer

Racer SW19

Racer SW19 Porsche 935 “Moby Dick” factory test car.  This is the first in what will undoubtedly be many liveries of this car.  We will have it up for preorder as soon as we have all the details.

New items in stock

Avant Slot 50212 Pescarolo Mazda #24

 

Avant Slot 50212 Pescarolo Mazda #24 – $69.99

Avant Slot 50213 Pescarolo Mazda #35

Avant Slot 50213 Pescarolo Mazda #35 – $69.99

Avant Slot 50605 Porsche RS Spyder Essex Racing

Avant Slot 50605 Porsche RS Spyder Essex Racing – $69.99

Avant Slot 51006 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Rally Cantabria

Avant Slot 51006 Subaru Impreza, 2010 Rally Cantabria – $69.99

Avant Slot 51102 Alpine Renault A310 Yacco

Avant Slot 51102 Alpine Renault A310 Yacco – $69.99

Avant Slot 51203 Mirage GR8, Gulf

Avant Slot 51203 Mirage GR8, Gulf – $69.99

Avant Slot 51302 Kremer K8 FAT turbo

Avant Slot 51302 Kremer K8 FAT turbo – $69.99

 Avant Slot 51303 Kremer K8 Repsol

Avant Slot 51303 Kremer K8 Repsol – $69.99

Avant Slot 51601 Lotus Elise GT1 road car, black

Avant Slot 51601 Lotus Elise GT1 road car, black – $79.99

Avant Slot 51606 Lotus Elise GT1, all white

Avant Slot 51606 Lotus Elise GT1, all white – $64.99

Scalextric C3325 Ford GT40 P1075, Daytona 1969

Scalextric C3325 Ford GT40 P1075, Daytona 1969 – $52.99

 

Christmas ordering information

These are the dates by which you need to order for delivery before Christmas, depending upon the form of shipping being used.

USPS :

First class mail :  Dec 18th.

Priority Mail : Dec 19th.

Express Mail : Dec 20th.

UPS Ground : December 14th up until December 20th – Takes from 1 to 6 business days depending on the distance between your location and Los Angeles.

For information on expedited shipping please call our warehouse at (310)676-7600.

 

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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