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 Post subject: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: August 19th, 2011, 4:36 pm 
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Just back this morning from 2 fantastic weeks in your wonderful country. In a trip dotted with highlights, 2 that stand out were meetings with Mr Gary Conley and Mr Jan Gilmer. Both are true gentlemen and went out of their way to give 2 unknowns from Australia, the time of their lives. The craftsmanship of both men is a credit to their dedication to the Q scale hobby.
Also caught up with a newcomer to Q scale, Mr Randy Brown of Paris Illinois. Randy is just in the early stages of manfacturing modern down-tube Q scale RC midgets. He also gave us a terrific reception and filled us in on his plans for the midget and a Q scale sprintcar, down the track.
Thanks to all these men who made for some truly wonderful experiences.


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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: August 19th, 2011, 6:11 pm 
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Eagerly waiting on those pics!!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: August 20th, 2011, 2:32 pm 
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vwguru75 wrote:
I can only hope that on your flight back your wallet was light and your suitcases were heavy with goodies!

LOL...Yeah, that was pretty much the case. Did my bit to stimulate your economy!
Mike,
First thing I saw when I walked into Gary's basement bar was this......OMG..
A Pacesetter with a Conley under the hood. He just reaquired it after many years in private ownership, although he did suggest that it may go back on the market.

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 Post Posted: August 20th, 2011, 2:45 pm 
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i have some pics of that gem. It was also in the video he produced some time ago. A real sweet ride for sure.

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 Post Posted: August 20th, 2011, 3:25 pm 
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When we were ushered to the far end of Gary's shop, we came across this sight!!!!
It's enough to make one audibly gasp for air. It was just staggering for me, who has never seen one of these motors, let alone nearly 40! There are more tucked around the corner, across from the bucket hot rod in the background.
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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: August 20th, 2011, 8:10 pm 
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:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :mrgreen:


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 Post Posted: August 27th, 2011, 1:54 pm 
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Going through my paperwork collected on the trip, I'd forgotten this......

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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 10th, 2011, 4:02 am 
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Here is the short video I shot in Gary Conley's shop.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqBwEPpUvc0


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 Post Posted: September 10th, 2011, 8:21 am 
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great stuff bob. lots of goodies hiding in all corners! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 12th, 2011, 12:53 pm 
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I know I was supposed to be enthralled by the engines, but I have to say that I LOVE your Australian accent.

I've never seen that many engines in one place. :shock: That was mighty impressive!!!!! Thanks for posting the video so we could all see.


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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 12th, 2011, 1:00 pm 
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MRS QSL wrote:
I've never seen that many engines in one place. :shock: .



WHEW... man, thats good. I though you saw them in the garage :) good thing i have been keeping you busy with guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 12th, 2011, 1:38 pm 
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Actually, it's a good thing I've been keeping YOU busy with guns. I sold all those engines in the garage and bought myself more guns.


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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 14th, 2011, 9:06 pm 
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Mr and Mrs QSL,
You guys kill me with your sense of humour....oops.. did I say ..kill... bad choice when we're talking 'bout guns.... :roll:
Julie, thanks for loving my Aussie accent...I didn't know I had one....lol


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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 15th, 2011, 8:22 am 
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I'm often asked if I am from England or Australia, but alas it's just a speech problem.
One of these days I'm hoping Mike will take me down under. I could spend weeks listening to that accent.
That and I want to ogle a koala bear. We have them in the zoos here, but all they do is sleep. I can't
find a zookeeper that will let me poke at one to see what they look like while awake. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Wonderful experiences...
 Post Posted: September 15th, 2011, 5:30 pm 
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Be careful with what you ask, as Mike may take you way under and you may not come back!!!! :lol: :lol:

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