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#151 sidejobjon

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:24 AM

Here is picture near some other HO cool to see a mini in correct scale.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:23 AM

So, after a bit of thrashing, here it is!

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Ran pretty good right off the jig, still a couple wrinkles to smooth out.  Keep an eye on your mailbox, A.J.!

Finish this puppy and it's back to the Eagles!

 

Can't get rid of the duplicate pics!!

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Pat,
That looks like it screams. Nice build glad winter is here I need some cave time. Pat Need my address?"???
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

Just to join in the fun, here are a couple of pictures of what I am calling a 'Rider-Riggen' 2.0.

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I campaigned the 'Rider-Riggen' from the batch that Terry Flynn had built and sold a few year's back in association with the Toy Baron, pretty successfully in the MidWest Unlimited series gravity racing.  I wanted to make some changes to see if an upgrade is possible.

 

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:29 PM

That is a real beauty, for sure! Any chance you could shoot a pic of the underside?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:46 PM

Note Bobs car has stock LIFELIKE gears.  We have found for these Retro low/no downforce cars,that you can do no better. Smooth!

That is a classic HT50 Mabuchi motor. Certainly Bob replaced the 1970 type mags that gaus 400 with modern ones that gaus in the 700 range.Big improvement in power and especially brakes.

Many of these old motors are used up with ruined endbells. 

I was just about to do something about that. I was a couple months away from doing some endbells on a 3D printer and SHAZAM what shows up! NEW MOTORS !

 

SAINT'S BE PRAISED!

 

They are like the old ones but with modern magnets. GREAT!!!  ALLTRONICS.COM has 'em.

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Thanks for posting Bob.A great car! Now if we can just get that rascal Joel to join and post here too.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:54 PM

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These LANDSHARK Prototype Gravity cars are now being tested by Rick Derosa.  Long or short chassis, big or small tires, we will find the difference between "I know" and "I think".


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

Here is one from Trevor Machuga of Michigan.

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It has an idler gear and full size arm with a train motor endbell.The front is a LANDSHARK kit. Similar to a Pennington car somewhat , straight inline ,but with room for wider tires.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

The shots of the bottom of the car didn't turn out too well (too much reflection from the brass?). 

 

There really isn't a lot to see but brass (for the chassis) and bronze (for the pickups), but I'll get a better pciture and post that.

 

The gears are actually a Tyco set (7/25) as once I got the motor worked out, that ratio gave me what I was looking for in brakes and acceleration, and the Tyco gear is small enough in diameter to actually be used for a 25T.

 

I have some pictures of most of the build process so far, I will do a walk through of the process if I can find the time and decide where to do that - on a blog, on my website or the HO Midwest site.

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

Bob, Trevor, Robert, Al, Rick, Pat
WOW the fun is getting better & better,I may have to move to the Midwest.
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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:55 PM

A Flock of Eagles, cont'.....

 

Ready for flight....

 

The red #1 car is shod with what I think is an original Thayer Eagle, it has the molded driver's head, much sharper detail, and is actually straight.  The others I'd guess were done later, knock-offs or after Bill sold out.  Detail is flat and the plastic is pretty brittle.  I have a few of those and a couple of the "good" ones left.  would be a neat body to have repopped right, I'd think.  The cars are punchy, wonderfully ill handling little beasts that are a blast to run together. 

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

Very cool, Pat!

Looks like race time!    :)


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

OK  here is the picture of the bottom of 'Rider-Riggen II'.

 

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As an added bonus, I also have a few pictures of one of the latest A/FX builds from Doug Morris.

 

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This one has wipers on the TCP pickup pan.

 

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I hope you enjoy them.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

Al,

Very interesting, but I noticed your post elsewhere about this being for the Gravity race at this year's HOPRA National Championships. You might want to review the Gravity rules, you'll find a link for them on the schedule. Not saying one way or another, but it does push the boundaries.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:19 PM

The rules say two motor magnets. That means 2 magnets per motor.but says nothing about the number of motors in the car.  :)


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

And there you go! The Gravity class IS all about creativity.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 04:16 PM

Would've been able to run in '71.  Go get 'em, Smokey Thurman....


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

Another from the woodshed.....

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

Nice!  :)


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:37 PM

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Al Thurman
"Everything you love, everything meaningful with depth and history, all passionate authentic experiences will be appropriated, mishandled, watered down, cheapened, repackaged, marketed, and sold to people you hate." Von Dutch [Kenneth R. Howard] 1929-1992
."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 16 June 2014 - 10:37 PM

Very cool,  Pushmi-pullyu?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:00 AM

Yep!

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

WOW this lasts Page is AMAZING next Saturday the NJ Nostagia Hobby Brass War Race. Wonder what will be there?
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