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 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.
Next is the Cheetah(s) with the Strombecker "pro" brass chassis....by far Strombeckers best.....and with work are very quick.
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.
The RS 61 runs in our "scratch" sports car class, a has a flexi board chassis......
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.
Again, not the most inspiring stuff, nor the most technical, but all fun nonetheless!