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Old 03-12-2006, 02:04 PM
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Hi all,
What’s been happening?
What have I missed?
Are the regulars still around?

I’ve have been quite busy since I quit Uni at the beginning of September. Uni was not for me, and not the right course I guess.
I have been looking for a job in Graphic Design ( GD ), trying to get my foot in the door. That is easier said than done. I am falling into the situation of 'catch 22' which is starting to feel like a broken record I must not give up. It’s something that I enjoy and like to think I am good at it.

Have been temp working at Vauxhalls (in Luton) working for Vauxhall Fleet Management where I valet new Vauxhalls, Saabs and Chevrolet (formerly Daewoo). It parts of the ‘Vauxhall Friends and Family’ scheme. It’s ok. Nice people. It will do whilst I keep looking for a job in GD.

I am thinking about making a return to large scale very soon and I miss these cars, the aroma of the two-stroke engines, the distinctive noise they make, but most of all the fun racing them or trying to in my case I still have my Futaba 3PK and Alu case, batteries, chargers, oil and tools. Just need a buggy – Hörmann HT1. Ever since I heard about these awesome machines I fell in love with them and new I wanted one. But I never could work my finances to be able to purchase one along with running and maintaining it in working order (spare parts etc). But soon I hope to.

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Old 03-12-2006, 03:07 PM
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Welcome back Darren.
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We missed you welcome back. What no Monster Beetle? Horman heh? I'll have to check that one out. Again welcome back.
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You remember me. Thanks for the welcome back.

This is what i want

Hormann HT1

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Old 03-12-2006, 03:54 PM
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Looks cool with all the alloy! The only thing is it has no protection cage and the body looks to be only mounted on the bottom which looks real close to the ground. Don't think you would ever want to run without the body mounted. Funny they put the plastic wing support on it wonder why thats not alloy? Ever seen one go? Any idea on the cost? WOW that's alot of questions [sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
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Yes i have seen two go. They are great for racing and they 'sit' in the grooves and don't seem to roll as much. They cost £1250 GBP
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Looks cool with all the alloy! The only thing is it has no protection cage and the body looks to be only mounted on the bottom which looks real close to the ground. Don't think you would ever want to run without the body mounted. Funny they put the plastic wing support on it wonder why thats not alloy? Ever seen one go? Any idea on the cost? WOW that's alot of questions [sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
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If you buy direct from Horman the price is $1036.62uk or $1499 euro or $1790.73 US I can't imagine shipping would be $213. Did you look at the Lautrbacher Super cross?
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I am thinking about making a return to large scale very soon and I miss these cars, the aroma of the two-stroke engines,

WB Dazz!
The aroma of a 2 stroke beats it all

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Old 03-13-2006, 05:33 AM
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You can not get it direct from Hoermann, thats why they have importers!!
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You can not get it direct from Hoermann, thats why they have importers!!
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Sorry my German is not as good as it once was; but this page seems to tell a different tale:[link=http://www.hoermann-modelltechnik.de/shop_sy_me/show.php?kategorie=2&nr=]Horman Shop[/link]
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:40 PM
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Yes I have looked at the LB SX and i prefer the HT1
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Did you look at the Lautrbacher Super cross?
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When i do make the plunge, i will probably buy it from either AVGAS (if he still imports/sells them) or from PG RACING.
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If you buy direct from Horman the price is $1036.62uk or $1499 euro or $1790.73 US I can't imagine shipping would be $213. Did you look at the Lautrbacher Super cross?
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i hope you get back in to petrol dazz prepare to fall in love all over again!
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:07 PM
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I sure will.
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i hope you get back in to petrol dazz prepare to fall in love all over again!
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:12 AM
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Welcome back Darren ! Good to see you again.

You should go with that HT1, just as you said when you where leaving this board, you said that it would most definitely be a HT1 when you got back into large scale again, and i said i was just as interested in that car.... it's a really nice car, and if i would buy a largescale now i would probably go for that one too.

Little bit of topic: Don't understand all the hype about 4wd, all i can say after trying both.... i feel the most fun is with the 2wd, as the 4wd is much easier to drive and don't demand any special driving from the man with the remote
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:52 PM
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Have you left Largescale??
I can't wait to get back into the hobby, my only hobby.
I quite fancy, whn i get it would be to get some of the parts anodised in different colours like blue and red
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Welcome back Darren ! Good to see you again.

You should go with that HT1, just as you said when you where leaving this board, you said that it would most definitely be a HT1 when you got back into large scale again, and i said i was just as interested in that car.... it's a really nice car, and if i would buy a largescale now i would probably go for that one too.
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I haven't left largescale at all mate, i still play with them from time to time. But the main thing im into right now, and have been for a couple of months is electric trial/rock crawlers custom built by my self [sm=thumbup.gif] I just buy a new kit like the tamiya txt-1 and totally chop it up and rebuild it to something allot better, and im doing the same right now with a new e-maxx, didnt even try out the stock e-maxx, i just took it out of the box and ripped it apart and built my own thing All i really use is the tranny and axels, the rest is made at home (except the tamiya chassis was used.. but cut up to perform better) I just love to build stuff and then try it out. Just something to do when it's to cold or rainy or weather that don't encourage one to play outside, or just feel like building while listening to old 80s songs... great feeling [sm=thumbup.gif]

As this winter have been a very crappy winter, that's why i went over to electric trial driving and building, it's great fun [sm=thumbup.gif] But taking out the largescaler for a run is the best still, but haven't don't it much lately cause of the weather... powder snow and you don't have much fun, or to wet slobby snow [] no real good snowdays over here to drive the bigscalers in, but the spring is on it's way now i hope
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ah right. soon ill have a loverly shiny largescale buggy to play with That day can't come sooner.

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What did you decide on? Is it something with lots of shiney alloy?
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Yep it sure is. Hormann HT1
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What did you decide on? Is it something with lots of shiney alloy?
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A little update for you all.

I have decided NOT to persue a career in GD as I don't want to spend the whole day sat infornt of a PC. I am more of an active person/hands on person who loves Cars and speed. So I have been trying to get an apprenticeship in motorsport or something related to cars and building them etc...

Plus my parents have got out house on market and have found a house nr Olney, Bucks in Turvey which is cheaper and slighty smaller than this one. So with this in mind, they might beable to lend me a fee quid so I can get back into the hobby and buy my dream, large scale car. plus I will be nearer to Nene Valley Raceway club

Also, I got a new car (real one), a Subaru Impreza Sport (N/A) in dark blue and with the obligatory gold alloys

So watch this space guys.

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stop talking about it and do it! see you at the nene
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Why don't you focus on a job and let your parents keep the money. They can't finance their retirement! Plus you will have more satisfaction from your own money.
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hey darren i know how u feel, about finding whats best for you. I quit uni this year too, after studying 3 years of physics, and now I'm looking at going into drafting and design drawing next year but just working like crazy atm (2 jobs) for some $$$ in the bank.

Hope u save up enough for ur dream 1/5th car
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What is uni?

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