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Coming Back

Postby Alan132 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:23 am

After a few years away and getting some health issues in line I have decided to get back into the slots again. A few months back decided to sell the house in Dallas and move closer to grand children in Minnesota. Found a nice group of guys doing 1/32 scale. They meet every Thursday night. However I just cannot put the 1/43 size aside!
I have already installed a new 40' HO Maxtrax drag strip that will be used for 1/43. Just narrow the guide a bit and spread out the braid and it works very well.
Will begin construction of a single lane road coarse using copper tape. Plan on using it for Trans Am and GT running against the clock.
Now to get busy and get in some gears, wheels motors and so on. I have a couple of 3D printers to play with and will try my hand with them. I have been in touch with Peter and he has given me some info. I will be looking at some of his items too.
Any info on sources of parts sure would be helpful.
Thank you
Alan

Now to go back and read up on all the 1/43 postings I have missed over the years.
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Re: Coming Back

Postby BARC 1 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:06 pm

Glad you are back. 143 is a great scale, just not as mainstream as 132. Hopefully you are up for some proxy racing
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Re: Coming Back

Postby pfuetze » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:45 pm

welcome back to the fun, Alan!

looking forward to see some 1/43rd builds! TransAm and GT always sound good to me!

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Re: Coming Back

Postby Alan132 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Thank you for the welcome back. Although I did install the drag strip first I doubt there will be much use. We will see!

Really looking forward to building the road coarse and add some nice scenery too.

Has anyone done anything early F1 cars say around in the 1960 era. Lotus - Cooper/Ford - ??

Real small motor required I guess!

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Re: Coming Back

Postby LloydL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:41 pm

I have cast a resin Brabham BT24 Alan, but have not done much work on the chassis yet.

regards, Lloyd.
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Re: Coming Back

Postby Alan132 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:47 pm

Sounds interesting Lloyd! If you happen to have a picture or two I really would like to see it!

I have not used my 3D printer for a while and I just took delivery of some new software for it.

Picture could give me an idea for a chassis!

As if I don't have enough to do !

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Re: Coming Back

Postby LloydL » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:03 pm

I cant find how to post photos on here now Alan, if you could send me a PM with an email address, I will email the photos to you.

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Re: Coming Back

Postby MikeySlotCars » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:16 am

Welcome back the more people we get into 1/43 scale the better it will be

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Re: Coming Back

Postby taskak » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:08 am

Great to have more active members in the forum.

If not mentioned already , http://slotcarparts.de/ got probably best selection of parts available at the moment.

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