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#276 tomacci

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:08 PM

Nice work Al! On the previous pic, the chassis and gear plate are so modified I can't tell what they were to begin with. Nice snap in rear axle.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

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Tom  you should go to the NATs .


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:07 AM

Is that a tungsten plate that is glue to the front chassis?

You are using torsion spring on the pan system. Have you tried just a free float rattle system?
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:56 AM

1 mm tungsten

The above is a sneak peak of LANDSHARK  1.8 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:10 AM

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:12 AM

Hey Al, where can I find some information about this years Nats.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

Shunted brush tubes for stock type brushes

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

Nice work Tom. The Nats in Boston is 4 weeks away. Change of Director seems to led to it not getting it posted here. I will work on that but for now as late as it is just google HOPRA slot cars and it comes right up. Oh yes I love my Starret stuff.

Mike free floating did not work for me. sitting flat there is no load in the wires. Only in rotation.

Yep   W


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

Here's a link to HOPRA that will give you lots of information about this year's Nats: https://www.hopra.net/

 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

Can somebody help Bruce with his question from these 2 threads?

 

http://slotblog.net/...rs/#entry723310

 

http://slotblog.net/...er/#entry723046


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:51 PM

All these scratch built H.O.'s are really neat. I do notice one thing is that many do not seem to have any traction magnets? So where are they getting their traction from? Do these even compete with a Super G+ or are these just fun cars that are just not fast enough that need traction magnets? 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

They are referred to as gravity cars, and purposely have limited magnetism, to drive more like a 1/24th car.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:21 PM

Ah ok.  :D


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

Shunted brush tubes for stock type brushes

Tomacci i just seen this ,so shunted brass tube instead brush cups & you get the benefit of the adjustable brush plate.Cool i have Laganke adjustable brush cups.
Thanks for posting
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