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#1 Slotrodder

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 07:01 PM

What is a Womp?


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#2 Samiam

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 08:35 PM

Half of a Womp-Womp.


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Posted 03 February 2024 - 08:40 PM

Scalewise it's between a 1/32 car and a 1/24 one. It got it's name because that's the sound it makes when it hits a wall.


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Posted 03 February 2024 - 11:31 PM

An inexpensive entry level car made by Parma, great for kids. Has a simple inline stamped one-piece frame. They can be made into fast, good-handling cars (but not by me). The Champion version was called the Thumper (I think).


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Posted 03 February 2024 - 11:57 PM


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 10:55 AM

The name came from a lake somewhere near Parma.


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 11:29 AM

The name came from a lake somewhere near Parma.

 

But the story about the sound hitting the wall is so much better.  :)


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Posted 04 February 2024 - 12:09 PM

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 02:10 PM

Thanks guys,it's the legends car they were trying to sell me when I got back into the hobby here recently. So glad I went with the "Flying Skidplate" LOL
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Posted 04 February 2024 - 04:33 PM

Womp-Womp was also the sound the car made when it went over the whoop-de-dos in the long straight on the larger AMRC tracks (Monarch, Imperial, King). I'm inclined to think that the one citing Ken MacDowell is the likely true one.



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Posted 04 February 2024 - 10:55 PM

Womp-Womp was also the sound the car made when it went over the whoop-de-dos in the long straight on the larger AMRC tracks (Monarch, Imperial, King). I'm inclined to think that the one citing Ken MacDowell is the likely true one.

 

Not just the big tracks, I've seen some Royals that had launch pads too



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Posted 05 February 2024 - 09:42 AM

Some thirty years ago I raced with a 1/32nd scale club headed up by a guy named Bill Worden, who also owned the track. We ran International 32 and Eurotoy chassis, one class with the old GP 10 Parma 16Ds, and one with C-2 style GP-12s. We also ran a class Bill called "wide body", which used a Womp chassis and GP-12 motor. Parma made a Womp body that had hammerhead style square flares, and we used those. Because these were the same width as a 1/24th car, you could really push the corners.    


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Posted 05 February 2024 - 04:27 PM

Dave, didn't Parma at one time make "expenders" for womp chassis using wide bodies, or am I dreaming? The Bill Worden name sounds familiar, but I don't know where. Perhaps he used to post on OWH.


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Posted 05 February 2024 - 05:02 PM

Dave, didn't Parma at one time make "expenders" for womp chassis using wide bodies, or am I dreaming? The Bill Worden name sounds familiar, but I don't know where. Perhaps he used to post on OWH.

 

Yes, they did, and Roger has just brought them back. They're available on the Mid America website, at least, along with the bodies.


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Posted 05 February 2024 - 05:05 PM

I don't remember anything to widen the chassis. We just used longer axles and home made spacers made from brass tubing.

 

I think the bodies we used came from Champion. Ralph Thorne sells them now;

 

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I think I saw somewhere that MidAmerica sells them also.


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Posted 06 February 2024 - 10:00 PM

We offer a few womp bodies. Most are pulled in .015 for better durability with a few pulled in .020 

 

http://www.cavemanbo...ry/1-32-bodies/

 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2024 - 09:06 AM

I like those. Look more like real LMP's. 



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Posted 07 February 2024 - 11:11 AM

I like those. Look more like real LMP's. 

 

 

I did these just to see what level of realism could be done on a womp. They turned out pretty good.

 

While styled and dimensionally correct, these molds are not back pours. I designed them in 3d CAD with minor adjustments to properly fit the wider range of todays chassis and are able to accept a recessed interior I created for them. Then 3d printed the master. They come with the window mask, headlight stickers and some generic detail stickers. Throw on some paint and livery stickers and there you have it.

 

The designs were tested across three tracks (Hill Climb, Kengleman and King) to compare performance levels against the Parma/Champion originals and each other. Differences were insignificant in my opinion. Some performed better on different tracks but no totally dominant body was discovered. Sales records show there isn't a particular favorite either.

 

I think we have somewhere around 100 - 115 womp bodies available at the moment. It's been a while since I counted them. There may be more.

 

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