Monthly Archives: August 2007

Beginning of Tamiya Racing Factory (TRF) as test team of Avante

Original text from the Tamiya TRF site (translated):

Challenge to the world of TRF starts with pure Racing Buggy Avante which was sold in 1988. The Avante uses advanced materials like aluminum and carbon at the suspension and the chassis and is fully adjustable. It pursues the combat power at racing for which it is designed. TRF was established as the test team of this machine.

Tamiya future RC releases

Tamiya 49459 RC Lunch Box Gold Edition

Tamiya’s classic R/C Lunch Box returns! This is a limited edition assembly kit with special gold colored body and wheels that R/C fans have been dreaming of. This is literally a golden opportunity, and with an extremely short production run, it’s a chance that’s not to be missed.

★ Classic minivan body pre-painted in a striking gold color.
★ 115mm diameter, 71mm wide monster tires mounted on eye-catching gold wheels.
★ Grille, side guards, front/rear bumpers, and friction dampers made from metal plated parts.
★ Durable ABS bathtub frame with independent front swing axle and rear rolling rigid suspension.
★ Conveniently includes Type 540 motor and TEU-101BK ESC.
★ Packaging clearly marked with special “Gold Edition” label stickers.

Tamiya 58393 RC BMW Z4 M Coupe Racing – TT01 w/LED Lights

The BMW Z4 first made its debut in 2002 as the replacement for the earlier Z3 roadster. A few years later, the coupe version was unveiled, and it wasn’t long before BMW’s M Division went to work turning it into a full-fledged racing car. The result was the stylish BMW Z4 M Coupe Racing, which Tamiya now brings to you as the newest addition to our ever-expanding lineup of electric R/C cars on the reliable TT-01 chassis

★ Lightweight and user-friendly TT-01 chassis modified by reversing rear suspension arms to create the shorter wheelbase (251mm) for greater scale accuracy.
★ 4WD shaft driven bathtub chassis with coil spring damped, 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and sealed front and rear differential gearbox.
★ All-new body shell accurately recreates the sleek lines of the Z4 M Coupe race car and is made from durable polycarbonate.
★ Markings and painting instructions included to depict the car in BMW Motorsport works livery.
★ Includes electronic speed controller (TEU-101 BK) and type 540 motor.
★ Includes LEDs for head and tail lights that turn on automatically when the car is switched on.
★ Metal-plated light fixtures enhance the realistic appearance of the LEDs.
★ Add the TLU-02 Light Control Unit (ITEM 53937) for greater control of light operations.
★ Wide variety of tune-up parts are separately available to customize your machine.

Tamiya 42104 RC TRF415 MSXX – Marc Rheinard Edition 2007

The new TRF Series continues to expand with its second chassis kit, the TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007. This chassis kit has the same specs and special parts as the one used by TRF driver Marc Rheinard to take his second consecutive victory at the Reedy Touring Car race in May of this year, making it perfect for those who want to stay on the cutting edge of R/C racing development.

★ Race-spec direct drive system equipped with rear ball differential for quick acceleration.
★ Double deck carbon fiber chassis features brand new 2mm upper deck, which is designed to help convert chassis roll into cornering speed, and 2.5mm lower deck.
★ R/C system, tires, body, motor, ESC, running battery & charger separately required.

Some TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007 Specs:

★ Lower Deck 2mm carbon fiber (same as MSXX)
★ Upper Deck 2.5mm carbon fiber (new design)
★ Damper Stay 3mm (same as MSX)
★ Damper Support Carbon fiber (same as MSXX)
★ Rear Upper Brace Separate type (new design)
★ Front Unit Direct drive
★ Center Pulley 16T
★ Rear Unit Direct drive
★ Diff. Pulley 36T
★ Suspension Arm Reversible suspension
★ Dampers TRF Dampers (new design)
★ Suspension Pin Titanium-coated
★ Screws Steel
★ Air Scoop Included
★ Wheel Axles Steel
★ Bumper (same as TB Evo.5)
★ Stickers (new design)

Source: Tamiya, INC.

Tamiya September 2007 new releases

16032 HONDA monkey 40th anniversary
18009 Thunder shot Jr.
18620 Thunder shot Mk.II
21056 1/24 TAKATA child dream NSX 2005 (finished product)
35286 1/35 German 4 wheel armored reconnaissance scout vehicle Sd.Kfz.222 ”north African front”
49417 M-03R chassis kit
49458 TB-02D drift specifications chassis kit
51292 SP.1292 EBBRO 350R spare body set
56710 Tamtech Gear 1/12 Ferrari 288GTO
58348 TT-01R chassis kit
58394 ECLIPSE ADVAN SC430 (TA05-IFS chassis)
89725 1/24 NISSAN skyline 2000RS
89726 1/24 NISSAN skyline Black special 2000RS hardtop
89727 1/24 NISSAN 180SX
Magnum saber special kit

Source: Tamiya, INC.