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Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:52 am
by charlesx@xtra.co.nz
Hi Dan and all.

With my Touring Car Proxy car completed the Bugeye Sprite is my next project.

Got off to a bad start however. Thought I would use a new 3D chassis I had just got from Aussie but it turned out to be too wide without extensive modification. It is now to be used for an Aston Martin DBR1 project. While preparing for Bugeye use however I prematurely cut off the motor shaft at the opposite end to the usual to fit the 3D chassis. I could therefore not use the BWA motor mount in the usual manner (screwed to the bracket with the provided screw holes) so it was back to the drawing board.

Normally I could just use another motor but with a handout motor provided this was not an option.

This week I have started constructing a brass and piano wire chassis using modified BWA motor mounts and an old brass front axle and guide tongue assembly (probably from 60's) I got in a junk lot of slot car parts a few years ago.

Will add some photos when I figure out how to add on this forum and look forward to others adding their builds.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:04 am
by black3sr
Chas , Dan has approved buying a replacement motor from SCC. We have bought 2 or 3. We( the three entries from Northlands) are building various chassis. My first one started by using the adjustable plastic chassis from SCC.

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 am
by charlesx@xtra.co.nz
Thanks Black3sr.

I intend to stay with original motor. This seems more in line with original vision for proxy. My understanding is all the motors were tested for consistency. Not sure whether extra SCC motors would conform but does not worry me unduly. I will be quite happy if my car performs reliably and is easy to drive.

The Number 10 on the side of the motor however is getting rather faint but is still just readable. I should have put some clear tape over it before I started.

I have now completed my basic chassis and most of motor mount plus fitted the contrate and pinion. Not sure of the gearing though. Had to insert a plastic spacer between the motor and rear bracket because of my earlier blunder. Just about ready to fit the body posts for the mounting system.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 am
by black3sr
My #75 entry. Nice to see someone else can drive it. I am working on a couple other chassis.

Watch on youtube.com

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:33 pm
by TuscoTodd
Looks / sounds pretty darn smooth sir!
:handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbup:

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:30 am
by DRW21
Tony Cook's Sprite - so far......... the plan is to use a Thunderslot driver

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This chassis is all brass, easy to work with and it won't go rusty.
The body mounts have been done since this picture was taken, it has a single screw going through a 1/4" brass plate on top of the rear chassis behind the axle and 2 screws going through the front of the side pans with 1/4" square styrene for the screws to go into that will be glued to the body.

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:12 pm
by VTECFOUR
Hi David,

Looks interesting. Is that all brass construction?

How are you mounting the body?

Dan

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:46 pm
by Lou E
DRW21 wrote:Image


:clap: Very, very nice work!

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 pm
by JT Previa
Elegant details on that chassis. Worth spending some time studying. I think Tony’s built one of these before...

JT

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:30 pm
by Lou E
Ok, seems like I got this photo thing figured out thanks to Harry so here's where I am at with my entry. After seeing Dan's build, I had to go with a 1:24 driver from Immense Miniatures, and after seeing one in person I will definitely be using them on future builds. The driver will need some reconstructive surgery on his arms, shoulders and torso but he looks pretty happy in the Bugeye so I think it will all work out.
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I have been slowly teaching myself how to make stuff for 3D printing, having a lot of fun with it but the learning curve is a little steep. This is the second chassis that I printed for the Sprite but I didn't like how it turned out either...
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...so I'm onto chassis number 3, I think this one will work, hopefully! Also trying out some inserts, I made some for the FWD Mini I'm working on and they didn't turn out half bad so we shall see.
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I am having a lot of fun with this proxy, at this point even if the car turns out to be a dud, it's all good. There's always next year! :lol:

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:23 am
by VTECFOUR
Hi Lou,

Well done, getting into 3D printing technology.

Printing yourself or sending it out?

Dan

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:58 pm
by JT Previa
Lou, I almost called 9-1-1 after seeing that first photo! :oops: It was a bit disconcerting seeing those arms outside the car. :cry:

Nice job on the 3D modeling - what program are you using to draw that up - Sketch Up? Were the wheels the most challenging part? That fairing looks very nice.

Alright, gotta go and carve the turkey.... :angry-tappingfoot: I'm holding up the meal!

JT

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:52 am
by Lou E
VTECFOUR wrote:Hi Lou,

Well done, getting into 3D printing technology.

Printing yourself or sending it out?

Dan


Sending it out to Shapeways, I have been happy with their service so far. I want to get a printer eventually but wanted to get a 3D router first. Ordered this one yesterday: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve

I have more than a few slot car related projects in mind... :music-rockout:

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:02 am
by Lou E
JT Previa wrote:Lou, I almost called 9-1-1 after seeing that first photo! :oops: It was a bit disconcerting seeing those arms outside the car. :cry:

Nice job on the 3D modeling - what program are you using to draw that up - Sketch Up? Were the wheels the most challenging part? That fairing looks very nice.

Alright, gotta go and carve the turkey.... :angry-tappingfoot: I'm holding up the meal!

JT


The driver is fine, in fact during the gory process of getting him to fit in the car only one of us was bleeding... :lol:

I am using Tinkercad which I have learned is pretty basic as far as 3D programs go, but it fits my needs and is a great way to learn. There are tons of YouTube videos available that really helped me get going and now it’s just practice, practice, practice.

The wheel inserts were really challenging at first but now that I have figured out the basics I am really only limited by my imagination, and the printer. It sucks waiting a couple weeks to see if something worked out and what changes I need to make, but it’s a lot of fun.

Re: Build Thread for all

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:44 am
by chrisguyw
DRW21 wrote:Tony Cook's Sprite - so far......... the plan is to use a Thunderslot driver

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This chassis is all brass, easy to work with and it won't go rusty.


Really great job David !!........So nice to see that you have incorporated a "retro" chassis build, it really suits the car, and, the intent of the proxy :text-bravo:

Cheers
Chris Walker