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1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:52 pm

1/43 Buggyra racing truck build in progress, using a Tilo resin bodyshell, Slot It plastic wheels, WASP tyres and a Scalextric FF050 motor. The rest came from my parts boxes.



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More to follow, regards, Lloyd.
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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby BARC 1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:53 pm

Looks Good Lloyd. I should have got in on this one. Those trucks look awesome.

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby pfuetze » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:54 pm

very nice start, Lloyd!
red color and black wheels look good on the lorry!
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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby taskak » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:07 am

That looks really nice!
Love the chassis work!
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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:10 am

Thanks both.

There is always next year Dan, it will be interesting to see how this event goes!

It really needs Coca Cola or Royal Mail decals Peter, but will get whatever I find in my decal bag!

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:12 am

Thanks Aki, your post came in just as I was writing mine.

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:12 pm

Nearly there now, just adjustments and cleanup to do.



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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Wire and Brass. Nice.
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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby walker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:18 am

Nothing beats the look ( and performance as well ) of good old heavy metal !

Great chassis work, Lloyd.

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:45 am

Thanks all.

I expect the lightweight chassis will be quicker Roland, I just enjoy working with brass!

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby walker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:18 am

It should work very well, Lloyd.
A good weight distribution, enough space on the sidepans to add some weight, if needed anywhere.
Are the sidepans hinged / do they float ?

To me every chassis made from metal - no matter if brass, phosphorus bronze or spring steel / piano wire - is "heavy metal".

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby Dodgefarmer » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:29 am

Nice work Lloyd. It doesn't get any better than a scratch built AW wire chassis (IMHO). :clap: :clap: :clap: :text-bravo:

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:01 am

Thanks guys.

The side pans are hinged Roland, with very limited up movement I am still working out the best body fixing option.

For something of this size the body is quite light, so I may be able to use some form of pin fixing.

The chassis is fairly heavy, so probably will be at a speed disadvantage when compared with those with printed or plastic chassis.

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby walker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:17 am

LloydL wrote:Thanks guys.

The side pans are hinged Roland, with very limited up movement I am still working out the best body fixing option.

For something of this size the body is quite light, so I may be able to use some form of pin fixing.

The chassis is fairly heavy, so probably will be at a speed disadvantage when compared with those with printed or plastic chassis.

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Very nice. Two or three tenths of a millimeter should be enough movement.

Pin fixing - a good idea.
But make it crash safe.
First drill the four pin holes.
Then cut little pieces of o,3 mm brass or aluminum, ca. 6x6mm, drill precise pin holes into them, roughen their surface as well as the surface around the pin holes in the body
Glue the metal pieces onto the inside of the pinhole area.
So the stress of a crash is directed to a bigger area and not directly to the hole, which would definitely break the pinholes in the resin.
With 32nd scale resin bodies we even applied the metal pieces on the outside of the body, this is better but takes more expense of work, too.

A heavier chassis may basically be a speed disadvantage, but this can be compensated partially by adapting the gear ratio. And not to forget - most races are won on in the curves, not on the straights. So the heavier chassis with its lower c.o.g. might even be a bit of an advantage here and there.

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Re: 1/43 Bggyra race truck build in progress.

Postby LloydL » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:58 am

I now have the opportunity to run it on a long, fst, wood track this coming Wednesday. I have purposfully geared it low for shorter tracks, so it remains to be seen how well, or not well, it runs!

The front two pins, at least, will be through plastic card, not resin, but I take your point and will reinforce the pinholes.

As you know, I build for the fun of it. If it does well in time trials, so be it, if it doesnt, I will still have had the fun of making something different!

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