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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:59 PM

Let me start. This topic will get some of our big buds into HO.

This is a copy of a Cobra scratch Mite.

Can't wait for Rick's HO jig, topic under 'no scale left behind'.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:42 AM

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 11:07 AM

Here is picture with Ricks new jig:

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:09 AM

Tried to use smaller scale motor "from R/C" so this HO scale would look like larger scale. Also used Rick's HO jig.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:13 AM

Al,

WOW... nice job.

How do you solder that good, wire to brass?

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:55 PM

Hi John

Make sure you remove any oxidation. Piano wire comes with a layer of crud. Sand it off.

I use silver solder from Radio Shack on chassis.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:17 AM

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:30 AM

Looks sweet Al! :big_boss:

How's it run? What gear ratio you running? I have made some brass hubs for a T-Jet "Idler" gear and tapped them for a .090 set screws and I'm running steal pinions. I like the way you went with the wiper set up as appossed to the guide method that I'm using. I'll have to build one like your's :sun_bespectacled: I'm trying to keep my A.W. as "Vintage" as possible, so I went with a Riggen guide with braid. Again Al, :big_boss: it looks very sweeet! :sun_bespectacled: I better get busy :sarcastic_hand: That R-GEO jig sure looks like it's winner :good: I can't wait to use it. Take care Al :wink3:

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:17 AM

Dave,

Thanks for the kind words. The car above was built to test using .047" wire for the rails and it is too stiff. Next I am going to make an exact copy but with .032" wire and I will bet it handles better. I have a few perimeter designs to try this weekend also.Gearing is 7/25.

Rick's chassis jig rocks.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

Al,

Really nice work. Sidewinders are tuff.
How did you get the rear so straight .Do you know who built the bottom two chassis on left, in Rhinos reply in brillant mistake?
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

Yah anglewinders are tuff, i gotta small pile of wires here, some close some way off ,all rejects. Inline cars are easy. :blink:
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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:10 AM

Al Or anyone,
Anything on those chassis in Brilliant Mistake?
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:12 AM

Hey John In answer to you question of how i got the rear so staight, the way to make these suckers .is with the jig wheels i removed for photos, to show off the chassis. As for the cars in Terrys post I dont have any reason to believe he did not make all of them. He is one i must look up as we have not heard from him a while. He is a newlywed :wub: so i need to rattle his cage and find out whats up. :laugh2: Best Al
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:12 PM

He is a newlywed :wub: so i need to rattle his cage and find out whats up. :laugh2: Best Al


Newly wed? I wonder, hahahahahaha :laugh2:
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:35 PM

They got pills to help out us geezers now!
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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

Brass_001.jpg this was fun build,Has great ride.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:10 PM

Brass_002.jpg This was car i found , with copy i made. Any info on original ?
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

John NICE! Glad to see some other approaches to car building and also fully BRASCAR legal too. I gotta someday do a A/FX or two but i really got my hands full with can cars. This weekend i race SS and NEO cars over in Cal so it will be next weekend before i finish the present run of seven chassis. By the way John do you know who built that old chassis? best Al
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."If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Pheonix." Dr Hunter S Thompson 1937-2005
"Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?" - Jack Kerouac 1927-1969
"Hold my stones". Keith Stone
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:09 PM

Thanks Al,
No i don`t know who made that chassis. Thats the one I thought your friend Terry Built thats on blog under Brillant mistake. Can you make 8 of your Chassis I know a guy in Jersey that wants one, ME
Not many HO scratch builts Guys out there ? Just me & you going back & forth.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:57 AM

Sidw Job Jon,

Good concept but I'm wondering if you have to deal with shorting the track out .

Gonzo
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:53 AM

Gonzo,
Not if i use a plastic tyco pickup, & insulate under Chassis with tape some people use a card or epoxe. Go to riggenho.com
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Model_car_001.jpg Has anyone built this Chassis from way back, or can ID it?
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