The original intention of ‘Keep on Running’ was to have a number of spares manufactured, which would be made available via the website, to enable enthusiasts to maintain and race their Wrenn Formula 152 slot cars relatively cheaply rather than just having them as static models in a cabinet Obviously the original spares were manufactured over fifty years ago and even if the items are available, or even still serviceable, they can sometimes be expensive to purchase.
Under the ‘Keep on Running’ banner I have funded having a number of items manufactured which will hopefully help Wrenn 152 enthusiasts maintain their collections in the best possible way. Firstly I have had replacement 1st generation set box lids manufactured and all new artwork had to be generated to enable this. The majority of set boxes seem to have damaged lids with missing sections or sides and this will hopefully then enable you to replace your tatty or broken set box lid to something very presentable, almost like new but obviously a reproduction item. See the relevant section below for availability. The artworks for the various 2nd generation set boxes has finally been generated although the decision on which lid(s) to ultimately produce will be dependant upon demand. On the presentation side I have designed a new custom built display cabinet. This is manufactured totally from acrylic and would enhance any location, being a high quality, versatile cabinet. Your collection would be retained safely and there is a flexible facility to display 4 cars up to a maximum of 12 cars. This is achieved by the case having a number of interchangeable road surface panels which can accommodate various numbers of cars. See below and ask for a data sheet with photos.
I am intending to initially have some of the Flexible Collectors re-manufactured since these seem to be the rarer items which are mostly missing from cars currently being sold. The earlier Rigid Collectors are more of an issue to have reproduced but these are under possible consideration for the future.
Other common missing items are tyres but replacement urethane tyres for Wrenn cars are already available directly from a new French manufacturer www.slotcarstyres.com who also advertises them on eBay.
The first reproduction resin exhausts for the Maseratis, Vanwalls, BRM & Porsches became available in 2018 and these are listed below. As of October 2019 replacement windscreens for all of the cars became available. These latter items have been produced in conjunction with RUSC, the well known supplier of replacement parts for Scalextric and similar cars. Finally reproduction white metal exhausts for the Cooper and the Ferrari are now available as of January 2021.
With my interest in Wrenn Formula 152 over the past fifty years I have managed to amass a collection of many of the Formula 152 and Grand Prix items manufactured by Wrenn but I am now offering a number of duplicated items. These include cars, buildings, spares and accessories with some of them being boxed or bagged as appropriate or available. For an up-to-date list or if you looking for anything specific, please use the Quick Contact form opposite.
Should you wish to have a specific item considered for remaking I would be grateful if you could let me know so that I can evaluate if there would be sufficient interest in having the item reproduced in sufficient quantities.
As mentioned on the Getting Started page, if you are wishing to try Wrenn 152, but do not want to invest a lot of money sampling a set, as an introduction I have decided to make up some complete ‘starter’ sets. These will be available at relatively cheap prices. If you are then sufficiently interested you may wish to progress and consider other items. So do please let me know via the message facility if you are looking to get started.
The following are all new items that have been produced to help current Wrenn 152 collectors and enthusiasts keep their collection working and also looking in prime condition.
REPRODUCTION 1st GENERATION SET BOX LIDS – as featured in the Newsletter where they have been displayed at the Slot Car Festivals. It was necessary to have all new artwork generated for this item. Currently these are available for £28.50 each plus postage.
REPRODUCTION WHITE METAL EXHAUSTS
Cooper – £4.45 each plus postage.
Ferrari (LH and RH pair) – £8.90 for pair plus postage.
REPRODUCTION CAST RESIN EXHAUSTS
Maserati – £4.45 each plus postage.
Vanwall – £4.45 each plus postage.
BRM (LH and RH pair) – £19.50 for pair plus postage.
Porsche (Engine and fan cover) – £19.50 for both plus postage.
REPLACEMENT INJECTION MOULDED WINDSCREENS – These have been manufactured in conjunction with RUSC.
Ferrari – £3.50 each plus postage.
Cooper – £3.50 each plus postage.
Vanwall – £3.50 each plus postage.
Maserati – £3.50 each plus postage.
BRM – £9.95 each plus postage.
Porsche – £9.95 each plus postage.
HIGH QUALITY ACRYLIC DISPLAY CASE (to display a collection of up to 12No Cars)
An example of this case has been shown at the previous Slot Car Festivals, see the relative reports in the Newsletters. If you are interested in this high quality item please request the data sheet with photos. These are custom manufactured and currently are £115.00 plus postage each, although if you ordering multiple ones you can benefit from a discount.
If you are interested in any of the above items please email a request to me to check on availability and if you would also like further details or photos of any of the specific item/s do please let me know. I can then prepare a total invoice for you with the accompanying postage or shipping charges.