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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby BIG E » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:32 pm

I would be proud to call any one (or all!) of those builds my own!
Very, very nicely done! Enjoy the fruits of all your labors with those babies on the track.
Again, super jobs on all the cars. Beautiful! -- Ernie :>)
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Quickcars » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:38 pm

Incredible work Chris! Thanks so much for sharing..

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chappyman66 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:24 pm

Chris........beautiful work, as always. The details really matter.
Lots of folks say the Strommie and Eldon cars are junk......but these are illustrations that with a bit of work, they can be made into very nice cars indeed. Granted, they don't look like much in stock form....but some paint, detailing, and decals can make a world of difference. Love this display, Chris.
Would love to see chassis work on some of the other cars......that Porsche was a lovely piece.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby SLOTTING SINCE 1963 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:07 pm

Well done!
Battling to choose a winner, but I'm having a second look at the Lotus even though I'm also a huge Ferrari fan.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Lenny Broke » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Hi Chris,
As everyone has said they're a loverrrrly bunch of cars, but........... a lot of us know what you can do with some brass and music (piano?) wire, so could we have a look underneath please.

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby dreinecke » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:26 pm

Simply awestruck by these and I've seen some of them before. Great, great work!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chris » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:46 am

Awesome!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Gentleman Norb » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:25 am

Beautiful work! :bow-blue:
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby loosewheel » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:45 am

Cool building tip, thanks!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby ourwayband » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:24 am

Man,those are pretty!!!!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chrisguyw » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:52 pm

Lenny Broke wrote:Hi Chris,
As everyone has said they're a loverrrrly bunch of cars, but........... a lot of us know what you can do with some brass and music (piano?) wire, so could we have a look underneath please.

Thanks,
Alan


Thanks for the kind words Alan, I have included a few chassis shots, but, I am afraid they will be somewhat disappointing as most I tried to keep somewhat stock, and a few are used in our club's 50's/60's sports car class which mandates a plastic chassis.

The boring stuff first...this is the chassis for the dino spyder.....club rules mandate a commercially available plastic (non podded) chassis, and this is a PCS with a front axle tube mounted.

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Next is the Cheetah(s) with the Strombecker "pro" brass chassis....by far Strombeckers best.....and with work are very quick.

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The Ford J has a similar chassis to the following pic.,..........a much modified Monogram, (lots of bracing, and a heavy pan), with a completely reworked 16D "tiger x 100" motor. A very seriously quick little chassis, and, a monster motor.

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The RS 61 runs in our "scratch" sports car class, a has a flexi board chassis......

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And lastly, the chassis for my Lotus 19 (my favorite car). I wanted to keep the chassis and motor in keeping with the cars vintage (1961), so I used a Strombecker 'Scuttler" motor and a heavy brass plate chassis. The motor bracket has been drilled/tapped from the bottom, and is fastened (loosly) with machine screws via the bottom plate. The chassis is attached to the body with machine screw through the chassis plate to wooden blocks glued to the body sides. It is an excellent handling car (the "scuttler" won't push it fast enough to be anything but), is very smooth, and brings a smile to everyones' face when watching it run.

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Again, not the most inspiring stuff, nor the most technical, but all fun nonetheless!

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby Lenny Broke » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:36 am

Hi Chris,
Thanks for showing the chassis on these fine cars. I always feel that the chassis is an integral part of a build and should be shown as well as the body. I think the simple builds are just as important . Somebody thinking of having a go at a build, may be put off by the more the more complex ones but seeing chassis like these may be more inclined to try.
In fact the Scuttler chassis on the Lotus 19 has given me an idea for a project as I have a one I bought from EJ's some years ago.
Once again thanks for showing them.
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby loosewheel » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:35 am

Very well done, you've inspired me to look for a couple of Strommie bodies!
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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby chrisguyw » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:40 pm

loosewheel wrote: you've inspired me to look for a couple of Strommie bodies!
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There is always a big selection on epay........some can be had a very reasonable prices.

Unless you find one of the competition brass chassis (pictured in earlier post), I would try to find a body only.....most of the other Strommie chassis are pretty much useless....(no offense meant to the die hard Strombecker fanatics of the world!! :) ).

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Re: A few "Strommie" builds

Postby balaclava » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:16 pm

Cris-

On the Strombecker Ford J-Car bodyshell, did you use a narrowed Scalextric GT40 chassis underneath?
By my "eyeball engineering" in the past, they are very close in wheelbase.
Your car is wonderful, and on my "to do" list someday.
Please do share more details on it.

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