Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Slot MiniAuto 82


SLOT MINIAUTO 82 – SETIEMBRE

NUESTRA EDITORIAL

A muchos les habrá sorprendido que en plena canícula veraniega nuestra portada transmita el frío del blanco nieve. Un MG-B, fotografiado por nuestro amigo y colaborador Luis Demófilo, nos sirve para plasmar el pequeño estado de ánimo de este mundo. Un ambiente frío, algo gris, salpicado cada cierto espacio de tiempo por alegres notas de color. Cada nueva aportación de las empresas es celebrada como cuando un buen piloto ofrece un buen espectáculo en un tramo. En este caso el MG B de Superslot pone el color adecuado, con una reproducción impecable.

Nuestro entorno no esta para fiestas, pero no es negro. En nuestra portada domina el blanco, la suma de todos los colores, no el negro que es la ausencia de éstos. Ello significa que la esperanza no sólo la representan los protagonistas destacados, si no todos los que hacen que podamos seguir soñando en conseguir el blanco.

Después de nuestra pausa de agosto, volvemos a retomar el pulso a nuestro hobby. Quedan cinco meses para que el ciclo anual de propuestas vuelva a iniciar el ritmo de la vida del slot. De este curso nos quedan cosas por descubrir y nos gustaría poder hacerlo con vosotros. Esperamos que Slot MiniAuto siga siendo el prisma que refracta el blanco y lo descomponga en los colores que hemos podido disfrutar durante muchos años.

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PRESS RELEASE



SLOT MINIAUTO 82 – SEPTEMBER



OUR LEADING ARTICLE

Many would be surprised that our summer cover transmits the cold white snow. The MG-B, photographed by our friend and collaborator Luis Demófilo, serves to capture the small state of mind of this world. A cold environment, something gray, splashed every certain period of time by cheerful coloured notes. Every new brand item contribution is held like when a good pilot makes an excellent driving stage. In this case, the Scalextric MG B sets the right colour, with an outstanding replica.
Around us is not for parties, but not black. Our September cover overlooks the white, the sum of all colours, black is the absence of these. This means, that the hope is not only represented by the leading players, but all of which enable us to keep dreaming of getting the target.
After our August break, we return to feel the pulse of our hobby. There are now five months to the yearly cycle of proposals that restart the pace in the slot life. This year there are still things to discover and we would be able to do it with you. Slot MiniAuto hope that continue to be the prism that refracts white, and break it down on all the colours that we together have enjoyed for many years.
Albert Boet
editor in chief
albert@revistasprofesionales.com


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Slot It GT40-LeMans 1966-Andretti-Bianchi

The Ford GT 40 is one of the most famous cars in Le Mans history, having won the 24 Hours four times, from 1966 to 1969.

The MKII version came in 1966, and thanks to the experience gained in 1964 and 1965, it dominated the Le Mans race with a 1-2-3 result.

The turning point in Ford's fortunes was the '66 Daytona 24 Hours, when four of the five Mark IIs finished first, second, third and fifth.

Visually, the MKII was little different from the standard GT40s. The car was very stable at high speeds after the lifting habit of the early models was solved. The MKII used the 7.0 liter (427ci) engine derived from the Ford Galaxie, with aluminum head; the power was 485 hp at 6300 rpm, and the car was able to reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h. The chassis was a steel semimonocoque, with a glass fiber body. The disc brakes were ventilated on the four wheels.



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Difalco upgrade news

News from Jim Difalco:

Racers, I am accepting upgrade work at this time for all of our older "E" motion controller designs. Our brand new Genesis controller design uses a thin cable between the handle and the heatsink which now hangs on the track panel. This greatly reduces the weight in the handle for comfort as well as features our new E.S.P. - Extreme Stopping Power brake relay that gives superior full brake response for all 16D, Falcon, scale and Retro type racing. We can convert any 1/24, H.O. or 1/32 Difalco controller.
Attached above is a picture of a 1/24 Genesis controller. The Genesis 1/32 uses a super small heatsink, email for a picture.


Below are listed several upgrade combinations and their pricing. Pricing below is assuming the controller is in good working condition. Any parts or labor needed to bring your controller to satisfactory running condition is extra (example: replacing trigger braid or damaged parts, moving mush and or choke switches,etc.). Prices are for factory controllers, module conversions on the metal Parma frame may be extra. I will notify you of any additional costs. All prices include ground shipping in the USA.
Payment: You can prepay with a money order or check but please note there may be added costs as described above. I also accept Paypal. Sales tax collected for repairs in Florida. Please write a short note with what you want done, your phone or cell number, shipping address and Paypal email if applicable.
Tune up: General tune-up gets everything adjusted, contacts cleaned and the controller checked out for potential problems and worn out parts. Minor parts will be replaced if needed. $35
Ball Bearings: Our special ball bearing kit removes all side trigger play, lightens up trigger response and keeps the wiper button firmly planted on the circuit board. The best money you will spend on your controller. $12 for controllers with our threaded trigger pin and $16 for 10 band models using the Parma trigger pin (my trigger pin uses a pivot nut with a nylon insert and the Parma uses a very small plain nut.) Prices for ball bearings are only good when you send in the controller for other work. If you want to add ball bearings yourself order my DD720 or DD721 (includes trigger pin) kit from your raceway.
HD30 Upgrade: Upgrade your 10 or 15 band controller to our new HD design with 30 bands for greatly improved response for Retro, scale and flat track racing. HD30 upgrade comes with a standard plug in network that is best for Falcon,16D and G12 motors. Other networks available for 1/32, H.O. up to G7 type racing. A tune up is included in this upgrade. $94 for 1/24 or 1/32. $99 for H.O.
Genesis Upgrade: We take your controller and replace from the handle down with our light weight cable design and modify the circuit board to add the E.S.P. relay option. New frame hardware is also install as needed, only your heatsink and transistor are reused. We give you a full power relay as well as all new wire and alligator clips. This upgrade can be done on your 10 or 15 band Pro plus, Fanatic or "E"motion HD30 controller. Tune up is included. $108 for 1/24, $115 for H.O., $108 for 1/32 (There is an extra $8 charge on very old 1/24 models using our "U" shaped or long heatsinks that do not fit our current hole pattern as the heatsink will be replaced.)
NOTE: the Genesis conversion is only for positive polarity at this time so any controller with dual polarity will loose that feature. The Genesis conversion can not be run on tracks without a brake post as used on some 1/32 and H.O. tracks.
Genesis and HD30 upgrade combination: Upgrade your 10 or 15 band controller to our Genesis design and the HD30 at the same time and save. $180 for 1/24, $187 for H.O., $180 for $1/32.
E.S.P. Brake Relay: I can add the E.S.P. feature to your standard controller even if you do not want to upgrade to the Genesis. Tune up included. $45
Fanatic Upgrade: We can upgrade your 15 band Pro plus or Fanatic controller by adding our wider range 20 ohm Fanatic pots. This will let you adjust the controller sensitivity to run 1/32 Ninco type cars, H.O., Retro up to a G7 motor. Tune up included. $48
Dual Brake Rheostats: We can add a second brake rheostat if you want to use your controller for 1/24 and 1/32/H.O. racing so you have the correct brake response. Inquire for pricing.
Mush button: $16 extra when other work is done.
1/24 Choke: We build custom wire relay chokes with a rotary selector and bypass switch. We replace the main wires with lighter weight wires and tune up the controller. $180 for adding our 8 position relay choke to your "E"motion controller. $15 for each additional choke setting up to 10 total positions. Inquire for pricing on adding a choke to a Genesis controller.
Handles: New cut and fitted Parma handles available for $14. Various colors. Painted handles available soon at additional cost.
Alligator clips and insulators: $3 for a new set of clips and $1.50 for new insulators.
If there is an upgrade or a feature you would like that is not listed please let me know.
Thanks for your time and the opportunity to keep your controller performing like new!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

New Porsche 911 finally revealed




Subtle changes to the outside of the new 911 (998).



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September Revell News

New Revell cars coming in September.

Revell 85-4843 '67 Plymouth #99 P. Goldsmith

Revell 85-4834 Cobra Daytona Filipinetti

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Carrera McLaren M20

Photos of the new Carrera D132/EVOLUTION (analog) McLaren M20 CanAm, coming soon to North America.



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Carrera SLR Mercedes coming

Coming soon to North America, the TRG Motorsports decoration of the SLR Mercedes by Carrera in Digital132.


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NSR Martini video

Forgot if this was posted before... but what the heck it's worth checking out again.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recent race in Philly


A video from a recent race with some friends in the Philadelphia area at "RacerDoug's" house. We raced Slot It Group C and a modern GT race, which turned out to be a race entirely of the NSR Corvettes and Porsches.

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New Carrera D124 Cheetah coming

A new Carrera DIGITAL124 Cheetah is coming to North America soon... pix of that car here today.




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Monday, August 22, 2011

MRRC Cheetah information


MRRC-Cheetah Slot Car RTR model made from complete new tooling.

New Edition Series model with fully detailed body and interior including painted driver figure.

Technical specification includes Sebring Series chassis (Inline configuration), Universal guide, SportFix braids, 21k rpm SlimLine motor, ClipFit chassis magnet (can be moved to 2 alternative positions or removed), detailed wheels and authentic rubber tires.

Release date:
3rd Quarter 2011

Product Identification Code: MO-45A/131. EAN: 4049942019066

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Friday, August 19, 2011

AMT makes slot cars!

Click on the images to see a larger view of the new AMT slot cars.




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Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Lifelike in stock/coming


Some new Lifelike HO Nascars coming/in stock at REH Distributors.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Racer 250 GTO coming

Photos of one of the new Racer 250 GTO's coming soon.



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Friday, August 12, 2011

Top Gear E Type video

Surely one of the best Top Gear segments ever.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pete Brock and slot cars anyone?

Pete Brock was a recent visitor to The Car Show hosted by Adam Carolla on Speed... at the end of this clip you will see the slots;)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AutoArt August releases

13211 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS, Orange w/Black Stripes $44.95
13212 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS, Green w/Black Stripes $44.95
13213 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS, Silver w/Orange Stripes $44.95

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

New 1/43 kit from Tecno Slot

From the JP Slot.net store website:

Universal Chassis Slot Kit to adapt 1:43 static vehicles or similar to Slot. Includes complete mechanics for operation.

High quality materials:

- Aluminum chassis, length 80mm
- Polyamide graphite bearings auto-lubricating
- High density polyethylene foam
- Polyamide support guide
- Galvanized screws
- SCX mechanics

Axels distance: from 42,4mm to 81,9mm

Components list:
1 right frame
1 left frame
1 motor
1 traction pinion
1 transmission gear
1 front axle
2 bearings
2 separators
1 traction axle
2 electrical cables
4 wheels
4 pneumatics
1 magnet
1 guide support
1 guide with fitted braids
1 motor ring
2 M2x20mm screws
2 brass rivets
3 M2 self-blocking nuts
1 M2x25mm screw
2 Ø2mm washers
1 polyethylene foam
1 reusable plastic box

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Ninco September News






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Friday, August 05, 2011

Scaleauto BMW Art Car body

A BMW Art Car decoration coming from Scaleauto in 1/24 scale. See this link to Criccrac.com for many more pix!

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New SCX Megane

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Exclusive list of AutoArt's slot cars

An exclusive list of AutoArt slot cars over the coming months.

13211-1/32 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (ORANGE W/ BLACK STRIPES)

13212-1/32 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (GREEN W/ BLACK STRIPES)

13213-1/32 PORSCHE 911(997) GT3 RS (SILVER W/ ORANGE STRIPES)

13231-1/32 LAMBORGHINI LP640 (ARANCIO ATLAS/ORANGE)

13232-1/32 LAMBORGHINI LP640 (BIANCO ISIS/WHITE)

13236-1/32 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP670-4 SV (ARANCIO ATLAS/ORANGE)

13237-1/32 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP670-4 SV (BIANCO ISIS/WHITE)

13241-1/32 LAMBORGHINI REVENTON (GREY)

13246-1/32 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP570-4 SUPERLEGGERA (ARANCIO BOREALIS/METALLIC ORANGE)

13247-1/32 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP570-4 SUPERLEGGERA (VERDE ITHACA/GREEN)

13261-1/32 FORD SHELBY COBRA GT 500 ( RED / WHITE STRIPE)

13262-1/32 FORD SHELBY COBRA GT 500 ( WHITE / BLUE STRIPE)

13296-1/32 BUGATTI 16.4 VEYRON (PRODUCTION CAR)(BLACK/RED)

13297-1/32 BUGATTI 16.4 VEYRON (PRODUCTION CAR)(PEARL/ICE BLUE)

13639-1/32 BMW 320Si WTCC 2008 "BMW MOTORSPORT"

13651-1/32 MAZDA 787B LEMANS WINNER 1991 WEIDLER/HERBERT/GACHOT #55

13731-1/32 PORSCHE RS SPYDER 2007 "DHL" #6

13591-1/32 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I RACE CAR (RACE TO BE ADVISED)

13951-1/32 LOTUS EXIGE (ORANGE)

13952-1/32 LOTUS EXIGE (YELLOW)

14156-1/24 BUGATTI 16.4 VEYRON (PRODUCTION CAR)(BLACK/RED)

14157-1/24 BUGATTI 16.4 VEYRON (PRODUCTION CAR)(PEARL/ICE BLUE)

14601-1/24 MAZDA 787B LEMANS WINNER 1991 WEIDLER/HERBERT/GACHOT #55

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Monday, August 01, 2011

New SCX Subaru

A "No Fear" Subaru Impreza from SCX.

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