I knew it was a mistake. Trying to take part in a forum from which I've been hounded more than once.
My oldest friend found me on it and after 48 years PM'd me through Slot Forum. I had to rejoin to read his message. Sure enough it was he and once I had his e-mail address I should have bowed out of the forum as before. But no, out of a lack of anything much to do while recovering I joined in again...and got the same old characters willfully misunderstanding me as ever. Pushing their cock-eyed views as truth, poo-pooing my experience of decades as a professional, blah, blah.
The nonsense that a scratchbuilt model is more expensive than a Ready to Run one, etc.
Bloody fools. I am as tight as a duck's arse. If making was more expensive than buying, would I really have been a maker of things all these years!
Of course if you MUST have 80 pound Dremels and 600 pound Chinese lathes or buy everything off the overpriced Slot.it catalogue when building a slot car, then yes, you will have spent all your pocket money and more, but I don't even get pocket money, so I don't buy any of it for full price and neither should you.
Please don't look for me on Slot Forum any more. I'm gone, man...solid gone....for good.