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  1. A visit to the Tamiya factory

    September 4, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    Pictures from original Tamiya models made by Mr. Wilfredo Sevilla Jr. during his visit to the Tamiya factory in Japan.
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  2. The first decade of 1:10 electric off-road models

    August 22, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    Some scans from an article of an English RC Car magazine titled “The most significant models of the ’80s ”
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  3. Different types of V-8 Conley Engines

    April 16, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    Gary Conley never really put much information out there on the Conley Precision engines.
    The enclosed Manual for the engine might give you a bit more information, such as displacement which is about 3 cubic inches, or 50cc.
    Also the enclosed Popular Mechanics Magazine article might give some more detail on them.
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  4. Conley 609 Stinger – 1/4 scale V8 Model Engine

    March 1, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    You are looking at a rare Conley Precision 609 1/4 scale V8 naturally aspirated engine.
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  5. PB Alpha IS

    February 13, 2017 by Bart_Banaan

    PB Alpha (1983 model) finished by Mr. Eric Zekri from the Netherlands.
    Beautiful car with genuine PB clutch with center axle on bearings. Front shock silver 2nd generation like for the wining car at 83 Worlds.
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  6. DELTA P4

    November 7, 2016 by Bart_Banaan

    Pictures of a very rare Delta P4. P4 stands for ‘prototype 4’.
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  7. Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 (1982)

    June 8, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    Tamiya model #58029 – The Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is the second model from in the famous “three-speed series” from Tamiya, it was an unusual vehicle, modeled after an off-road racing truck. The vintage Tamiya Blazing Blazer 4×4 is one of the most sought after and memorable models by collectors along with the Tamiya Hilux, Mountaineer and Bruiser that were also part of series ‘3-speed Bruisers” from Tamiya.
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  8. Kyosho (Robbe) 4×4 Ford Ranger

    June 1, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    Kyosho made two versions of this 4×4 ‘Bruiser’ type of offroad car in the early eighties (1982/1983). One version was an electrical type with the body of a Chevrolet 4×4 pick-up which had Kyosho item #3008. This electrical version was also available as 4WD Jeep Indiana. The other version had a nitro engine and was available with a 4WD Datsun or a Ford Ranger body. The nitoengine version of the Ford Ranger 4×4 is featured in this article. In Europe these models were sold by Robbe under their own name. Both, the nitro and electrical models, are chain driven 4WD.
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  9. Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

    April 3, 2014 by Bart_Banaan

    This is a Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Super Jimny’ powered by a 0.61ci/1cc G-Mark engine. In Germany, it was sold in 1982 by Graupner with artikel # 4959. The model is build in 1/12 scale. Many parts from the suspension are in aluminium, the car has oil shocks and a clutch brake.
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  10. Kyosho Vanning Integra 4WD

    December 26, 2012 by Bart_Banaan

    1986, Kyosho Vanning INTEGRA 4WD.
    The Kyosho Vanning Integra 4WD was produced around 1986. It was the successor of the Kyosho Land Jump Integra 4WD, which dated back to 1981. The Kyosho Vanning Integra was a chain-driven 4WD radio control car. First produced in 1986 and made from aluminum with hard plastic wheel arms. Driven by chain the car was a monster at a scale of 1/8. The power plant was a .21 (3,5cc) internal cumbustion Nitro engine. It has differentials front and rear, independent front suspension, independent rear suspension and a disk brake on the rear differential. (more…)


  11. Serpent Quattro 4WD – 1986

    May 4, 2011 by Bart_Banaan

    This is the famous Serpent Quattro 4wd. Kit no.: 4004.

    Belt driven with a 2 speed transmission. This car is the further development of the successful 2WD version of the first Serpent model with 4 wheel independent suspention Quattro Mk. IV. The front axle was driven by a belt.
    The 2WD version had severall manners to drive the rear axle, there were different versions: chain, direct drive via gears and belt drive. Through a clever model policy, it was possible to upgrade the vehicle through up-grade kits to 4WD.
    The 4-WD conversion kit no. 4650 can be mounted to all Quattro models. The only modification to models before 1985 is the epoxy radio plate. Models from januari ’85 and on have universal radio plates for both 2-WD and 4-WD. (more…)


  12. Tamiya Box Art of early models

    June 11, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    Here are some pictures of several old Tamiya boxes.
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  13. Tamiya decals of early models

    June 11, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    Here are some decals of some early Tamiya Models.

    This gallery covers the JPG files of the decals.
    We have included two links to Docs.Google.com where we have uploaded the high quality printable PDF files of these JPG-files.
    You can find all showed decals as a high-resolution PDF file which you can use to print your own decals!
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  14. Serpent Mk. III C-3000E

    January 2, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    Featured here is the 1981 version of the Serpent Mk. III C-3000E. This is a Serpent of the Mk.III series. The Mark III series of Serpent had 4 models: Alfa, Competition, Super Competition and Super Pro.
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  15. Tamiya: the models of the 58000-series (58001 – 584xx)

    January 2, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    The beginning: the first 100 models: the golden era. Tamiya Models 58000 to 58099

    Even though hobbyists do not all agree on the number (50 or 100), most consider Tamiya 100 first RC kits to be highly desirables in any collection. Prices found on auction sites for complete kit or spare parts do confirm this interest. (more…)


  16. Kyosho Williams Honda FW-11B – 1/18th scale F-1 racer

    January 1, 2010 by Bart_Banaan

    This is a very rare and vintage Kyosho 1/18th scale Williams Honda FW-11B F-1 racer, electric powered racing car kit from Kyosho – 1987/1988

    Williams Honda FW-11B – 1/18th scale F-1 racer. Kyosho Kit No.3177. Also available as Kyosho Kit No. 3175 Lotus Honda 99T and as Kyosho Kit No. 3176 McLaren MP4/3 TAG Turbo.
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  17. Ishimasa FF12E (Graupner)

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    This 1/12th Ishimasa FF12E chassis from 1979, world’s first front wheel drive rc car. It came with a couple of different body types. There was a Porsche 917, the Savanna RX-7 a Renault Mirage. There may have been more.
    Presented in ‘Graupner Neuheitenkatalog 1980’, Graupner followed the first successes achieved in 1979 with the vehicle in some national races.
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  18. Kyosho (Robbe) Sonic Sports 1980-1986 – Porsche 936-78

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    With Sonic Sports Kyosho has created one of the most successful 1/12 scale race cars, at least when it came to sales. Is based on a modular system that can be fitted based on a same chassis, with different axes. There are for both the front and the rear driven and non-powered versions.

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  19. Graupner Super Speed Race Car

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Graupner Super Speed Race Car can be considered a basic car for the racing sport. The chassis consists of an epoxy strip and two rigid axles. The non-adjustable front axle was made from an die-cast aluminium construction and integrates a caster angle of about 10 °. The uprights are also die-cast aluminum. At the rear the differential is fitted in a simple metal holder. Both parts are found incidental with the Kyosho Sonic Sports. A rheostat brake worked in conjunction with a somewhat simple speed controller.
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  20. Kyosho Circuit 10 WildCat 1/10

    December 31, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Kyosho Circuit 10 Wildcat Buggy has features that leave other 1/10th scale offroad-cars behind.
    The Wildcat features a double wishbone suspention system with oil-filled shocks. It measures 17″and has 1 1/8″ of ground clearance. The Wildcat came already assambled. Required a 0.9 – 1.0 ci engine, a heatsink head and a 2-channel radio.
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  21. Kyosho Mini Cooper S 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winner

    December 30, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    This car is the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winning Cooper 1275 S driven by the Finnish driver Rauno Aaltonen. 1967 was the last of 3 official Monte Carlo wins by a Mini.

    This model is one of a range of Mini’s produced by (probably!) Kyosho, since they have a license to reproduce models of the #177 Mini Cooper S 1967 Monte Carlo Rally
    The engine compartment looks good and given that this model has been around for nearly 30 years, it is very nice indeed.

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  22. Kyosho USA-1 Nitro Crusher 4WD

    December 29, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    Kyosho’s biggest, most powerful truck is the 1992 4WD 1/8 scale USA-1 Nitro Crusher- source of the hottest speeds, longest run times and most authentic monster roar! It features a flat-pan aluminum chassis, nylon double wishbones, heavy-duty shaft drive, 3 gear differentials,8 oil shocks and more. The technique was based on the Kyosho Burns 1/8th scale offroad Buggy. This monster truck is solid as a tank

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  23. Pictures from the Netherlands – Races in the ’80s

    May 29, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    Herewith you find many pictures of Races in the Netherlands from the 1980s.
    See famous drivers like Rody Roem winning his first world title, Pieter Bervoets, Ron Ton, Paco Raap and many, many more….

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  24. Offroad Vehicle Nationals 1981

    February 28, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The Offroad Vehicle Nationals of 1981 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars

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  25. Accessoires 1981 Brochure

    February 28, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The brochure of Nitro RC Cars accessoires in 1981.

    Click ‘Read the rest of this entry »’ to read the whole article…

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  26. Engines 1981 Brochure

    February 28, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    The brochure with KB, McCoy and OS engines

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  27. World Championships Indianapolis, USA – 1981

    February 26, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    “….Zum dritten Mal in der Minicar-Geschichte wurden die Weltmeisterschaftenin der Klasse Sport ausgetragen. Nach 1977 in Pomona
    tKalifornien) und 1979 in Genf (Schweiz) wieder im Ursprungslandd er RC-Cars in den USA, in Indianapolis (Indiana). Insgesamt waren 138 Fahrer aus 20 Nationen genann…..”

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  28. European Championships at Götenborg in 1980

    February 26, 2009 by Bart_Banaan

    “….. Göteborg (Richtung Norden, und dann..) war Austragungsort der diesjährigen Europameisterschaft. Die Strekke, der Väst-8-Ring, liegt im Westen der Stadt direkt beim Volvo-Werk. Schon im letzten Jahr wurde extra für die Europameisterschaft eine neue Asphaltschicht aufgetragen…..”

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