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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:37 pm

Looks like it would be a good runner Aki. I find these little motors don't offer much for brakes though, so they take a little getting used to, but once you find the rythm they can be quite fast.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby taskak » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:07 am

Thanks Lloyd and Dan I think what you mean.
This Mustang is something I would have wanted to send to Kleskun Hills but like i wrote somewhere I just didn't have time to build.
You are right about braking, it's a little bit like driving a diecast car.
This Mustang ain't faster than that Nissan I send to you but this is;

I build a Lancia Stratos from Entex model about six months ago.
I used Carrera GO chassis which didn't work so well.
Today I removed whole front end of the chassis and soldered a new one from brass.
This was the original ;

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Front axle was moving too much up and down and I wanted to use better guide as well.
This is what I did;



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Tires are not yet glued, sealed or fully trued and it's fastest car without magnet that I got.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:02 pm

That car looks good. Maybe a next year entry for the Kleskun Hills proxy.
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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:53 pm

Nice approach to addressing the axle / guide issue! Not a lot of room to work on those - my hats off to you sir!
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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby pfuetze » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:13 am

nice work on the front end of the Lancia!
did you try to remove the axle play with super glue?
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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby taskak » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:27 am

Thanks guys, these are my first steps to nomag racing and I got few motors I wanna to try with different gears
and bunch of bodies to use so by the next Kleskun Hill I should have a lot to choose from.

Peter, the Carrera chassis was taken from F1 car,
front wheels was removed and then just a hole drilled to chassis for the axle.
But because F1 chassis is really narrow I added plastic stuff to get the wheels wider and closer to body.
Then I had to drill more holes and in the end the holes was too big
so the axle moved too much up and down, not sideways.
Really amateur stuff, I know.
Could have been fixed with brass pipe like I did now or lollipop stick, it wouldn't short circuit the braids.
I did this because I wanted to get rid of the pin and brushes too and just to try solder brass pipes.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby Billy boy » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:23 pm

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby patwa » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:23 am

The "33 Stutz is on the sticky stick right now with a few coats of clear being applied before some more detail in matt colours.
It is a Penelope Pitlane kit and is something a little different that fills a gap in my Indy car collection.
The riding mechanic looks great and the big tank of a unit should look great doing some laps just for fun at Indy downunder.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby walker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:41 am

Penelope Pitlane makes 43 rd scale kits ? Interesting....Did not find it anywhere.
I assume your model is 43rd scale, since this is the 43rd scale thread ?

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby BARC 1 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:36 pm

I think this thread has crossed the scale boundaries, which is OK with me. Right now I am modeling in 143 and 132 scale. As you know Roland 143 is pretty quiet so I welcome the chance to see what others are up to with respect to slot cars. Maybe a few guys will stumble in here and see what we are up to and give a 143 car a try.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby walker » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:50 am

BARC 1 wrote:I think this thread has crossed the scale boundaries, which is OK with me. Right now I am modeling in 143 and 132 scale. As you know Roland 143 is pretty quiet so I welcome the chance to see what others are up to with respect to slot cars. Maybe a few guys will stumble in here and see what we are up to and give a 143 car a try.

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That is why all forums have got their particular names. Okay. :think: I misunderstood that.

But IMHO - I doubt that openig everything for everything and so finally mixing up everything will eliminate the silence here.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby walker » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:06 am

What´s actually on my bench -

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These things are on my bench.
Everything slotcar related, but absolutely no useful relation to 43rd scale.

If interested in, I could show some bottles with different liquids, that are on my bench, too.

Think of me what you want, but this is the reason why I addressed myself to 43rd scale exclusively :
To do my hobby in this scale and thus to read and discuss about this scale and nothing else, unless in the appropriate forum.

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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby patwa » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:47 am

OOPs sorry I missed the 1/43 scale bit. No it is 1/32, my mistake.
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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby pfuetze » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:06 am

Roland, your scratchbuilt chassis parts from copper plated circuit board are laser cut? is that scratchbuilt anymore ;p
what are the grey track pieces? i´m curious!
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Re: what´s on your bench right now?

Postby walker » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:52 am

pfuetze wrote:Roland, your scratchbuilt chassis parts from copper plated circuit board are laser cut? is that scratchbuilt anymore ;p
what are the grey track pieces? i´m curious!



Nice try, Peter, but failed :mrgreen:

1.If you mean the parts on the picture above, these are 32nd scale and milled by Milan Tomasek
( "MTR 32") after my specs. Ergo - half scratch.
2. This discussion is nowhere about scratch or not, but exclusively about the scale ( 1/43 ) of this forum. ;)
3. My picture simply shows how it may end, when the credo, here :" 1/43 - What is on your bench" will be regarded on the surface only. You see things that are on my bench, but have absolutely nothing to do with 1/43rd scale, so have no value at all for the development ( progress) of "our" scale.

All this simply is my opinion and my approach to things I am dealing with seriously. I have never been a friend of slurred action neither in my job nor my hobby. On parties, in a pub, okay :mrgreen:

I think we should leave it at that. Neither is it so important nor is it changing the world - not even the 43 rd scale world :handgestures-thumbup:

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Sorry, I forgot the track parts.

These are good old FALLER H0 track parts, very usable if you go in for city and road courses and less for racing courses.
Big disadvantage - the rails corrode intensively, and the rust expands so extremely ("blüht"), that the track parts are distorted.
But fans repair it. Faller had an extreme variety of special track parts. Never forget - it is ca. 50 yrs. old...
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