More Retro R/C
|Phil Green||30/10/2013 23:55:21|
1530 forum posts
The 'Elf' is quite an unusual set in that it was a late arrival on the S/C scene and consequently Micron only sold about a hundred units. It was sold as a kit for home construction, as can be seen from the advertisement.
Edited By Phil Green on 31/10/2013 00:16:14
|Chris Bott - Moderator||31/10/2013 00:12:53|
6668 forum posts
Lovely Phil, and thanks for sharing with us.
Why did you have to mention the Veron Impala? That's yet another model from my "yoof" that I'd like to re-create now!
For the Micron Elf, how about a Tyro or Mini Tyro, or even a Tinker? Then you could join in with the mass build.
My mass build Mini Tyro will be diesel powered, and is likely to be guided by the Macgregor/Green single channel system at some point.
|Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1||09/01/2019 21:30:51|
108 forum posts
I nearly got one of those for my 13th birthday! At the last minute though, one of my dad's workmates ( he worked at RAF Leeming) who was a very keen flyer told him about a second hand Sprengbrook 2ch set at a model shop in Leeds. dad asked me which i preferred, and of course Sprengbrook won out. I vividly remember the Micron ads and loved their TX styling.
|Richard Wood||10/01/2019 08:48:46|
1094 forum posts
Thanks for that Phil.
|Peter Christy||10/01/2019 09:29:50|
|1583 forum posts||
Back then, in those pre-VAT days, kits were exempt from Purchase Tax (predecessor to VAT) on the grounds that they were educational. You could even buy a Lotus Elan as a kit, and save yourself a fortune - as well as being well prepared for the inevitable breakdowns!
I wonder how many of us learned our soldering and electronics skills thanks to that tax break? I know I did...
|Richard Wood||10/01/2019 11:21:07|
1094 forum posts
Yes, the Micron kits were great for learning soldering skills. The instructions were
Edited By Richard Wood on 10/01/2019 11:22:10
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