Our regular weekly round up of the best bits from the world of slot cars and beyond
Scale Models have completely updated their website. Actually, calling it an update is underplaying it, as it’s all completely new from the ground up. The new site is a massive upgrade, and it’s great to see Mark and Julie providing an even better service for us all. The new website includes a shop featuring all the latest products, it looks good and works well, so what more could you want?
An amazing photograph by fotodoug over in the Cars bought by members in 2021 thread. There are other good photos too, but Doug’s are always a bit special. In fact they are so good, that we’ve set up a dedicated photography section to showcase his work
Coming Soon – The first two releases in the new Policar GEMS series of Monoposto cars will be the Euroracing 185T 1985, and the TS20 1978 livery. I’m finding myself conflicted here. These are all wrong, but I can’t help liking them.
Grab your pocket money, this Velasor model set is only £2300. The four Peugeot L45s are built by hand and assembled with more than 275 pieces of different materials, such as resins, metals, leather, wood, and customized using different techniques such as molds, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, photo-etched metal and turned parts.
Tracks & Scenery
RSS Raceways make all kinds of routed slot tracks, including this modular system.
UK HO Drag Proxy Series 2021-22 Preview – After a hugely successful Summer and Winter Series, UK HO proxy drag racing is going bi-monthly with six events over a year. The 2021-22 series starts in May and ends in March, featuring four mid-week races and two weekend ‘Nationals’ events.
In our special feature this week we’re going to take a look at the artisan makers in the hobby, the smaller scale producers that can provide you with those important items which might be a bit off the beaten track…
George Turner Models produce high quality slot car kits of historic racing cars, ranging from the eras of early 30s Grand Prix to 70s saloon and GT racing. The kits are designed to be the perfect blend of scale model and capable racer, suitable for both amateur and experienced builders.
Slot Classic have been producing hand crafted slot cars for twenty five years. But in that time they’ve only produced around fifty models and all are made in limited numbers, so they are collector’s pieces.
Slot Track Scenics produce a large range of scenic items, including figures, advertising boards, fencing, tyre walls, pit walls and timing stands.
Magnetic Racing make a large range of laser cut, self assembly slot track buildings, including control towers, grandstands, bridges and pit walls.
Pre Wing make classic slot car shells, saloons and race transporters. They already had the Vanwall Transporter avaialble but now the BRM Transporter has also arrived.
Betta & Classic claim to be the world’s largest on-line catalogue of currently available 1/32nd & 1/24th scale slot car bodies, producing what are often referred to as lexan or soft bodies.
AA Bodies make 1/32nd resin car bodies suitable for static display or for slot car racing, mostly hard to find 50’s & 60’s sports cars not made by others.
WASPslot offers a range of slot car parts and accessories. From urethane slot car tyres & 3D printed Carrera guide adapters to model car paint stands, scenery items and figures.
Patto’s Place offer over 1500 different model car bodies, and over 22,000 different decals, each availble in 1/10, 1/12, 1/18, 1/24, 1/32, 1/43 and 1/64 scale.
Immense Miniatures create highly detailed figures, scenic items, and accessories for slot-racers and static modelers. Available in multiple scales, depicting the thrills and romance of motor racing between 1930 and 1970.
Slotcar Alley is a magical place where all of the most important slot car companies, people and organisations have gathered together in one place. So you won’t have to go searching far and wide for your slot car needs, because you can find everything on the same street. Why not have a wander?
UK slot car retailer MRE have extended their Club Price Discount scheme to members of SlotRacer Online – offering a 15% discount off the RRP of cars, spares and accessories on the MRE website: www.mre.co.uk
How does the discount work? On each product listing there are three prices available – a standard MRE Mail Price, the Club Price and a Star Price. The Club Price gives 15% discount on the RRP. This is extended to 20% by spending £500 in the previous 12 months. Full details are here: www.mre.co.uk/about_us/pricing
The example above shows the RRP and three price points for the 1/24 scale Carrera Pink Pig Porsche 911 RSR.
How do I register for the Club Price Discount? When you register for an MRE account, you’ll be able to add your SlotRacer Online membership details. The MRE team will then verify you are an active member here and unlock the Club Price discount.
It’s as easy as that.
A very big thank you to Gary at MRE for adding SlotRacer Online to the MRE Club Price Discount scheme