Daily history for 8/27/12 - Less common Dynamic parts
Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:42 AM
I have so many different Dynamic parts already it is staggering. I am sure there are so many I do not have yet. I really think that some kind of catalog should be made to ID these parts with pictures. I have many package variations as well. Would anybody be willing to put something together here. I will share any pics of loose and packaged parts I have. Maybe they can be listed by number. Who knows. I think the definitive listing should be done.
Left to right: #514 for K&B Challenger (never saw a built car that used this chassis) ,#551 for Hemi 400 inline, #552 for Russkit 34, and #554 for Pit Can 6001.
Left to right: #681 wire axle. Note that this one does not have the wire suspension, you are supposed to "hammer" the axle into the holder. #586 wire suspension, #675 high crown front wheels (no, you can't have them), #679 Siliconite wheels and tires, #662 and #663 body mounts in different lengths, and #580 roller bearing front end, a pricey $2.49 back in the day.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:13 PM
Cool pics! I'll try to take some photos of my Dynamic parts and post them this week.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:52 AM
For better or worse, AIR Dynamic was "absorbed" into the AMT empire, itself just a name perhaps in overseas hands today? I welcome any stories on the origin and history of the Dynamic line. Maybe the name is available for pennies today, or even migrated into free territory, awaiting resurrection?
Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:52 PM
I believe that AMT offloaded Dynamic when they got out of slots by 67 or so - Dynamic continued for quite a few years with semi-pro and R/C equipment. Try the VSRN website; Greg was very keen on Dynamic and did quite a few articles when he was publishing the newsletter.
Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:11 AM
Any Dynamic HO parts?
Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:37 AM
Dynamic marketed the "Dynabrute" HO brass anglewinder car after the AMT split, early '70s. All I can remember HO-wise from them, John.
Dynamic was pretty much done by '73-74.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:37 AM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:28 AM
The whole story of Dynamic and Hiram Johnson is fascinating... until his death aboard a hang glider that lost its wing in flight.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:48 PM
Hi and Si. Two smart guys.
PdL, any ideas you want to share or do we have to wait for "the book"? LOL.
Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:27 PM
I have a number of Dynamic cars (as many do, I'm sure) that include some of the more common variations if anybody need to see some. Yes, I believe the Dynamic folks tried to cover the scratch builder's field like their model airplane parts as well as making their own production cars.
My own memories include ship models because I owned and ran the Super Ships model boat company in the late '70s after an earlier life as a slot car racer. One of Super Ships' contemporaries was the Dynamic Model Boat company. Same guys at a time after their slot car efforts! I think you can still find model boat offerings from Dynamic on the hobby market today.
I was always fascinated by the Dynamic chassis which had a hinge in the middle as opposed to a drop arm or articulated pan set. The hinge in the middle design was not a good handling feature but they persisted. I can't say why although I think the first historic angle-winder (side winder?) car also had a hinged frame in the middle. If they copied the idea... well, OK. But anyone running Dynamic frames will tell you it wasn't a good handling feature.
Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:28 AM
I'd like to see this thread revived as I myself have just recently "rediscovered" Dynamic parts. I'm now in the process of preserving a pair of Dynamic chassis cars that I came across a while ago.
I'm also struggling along with my "Buried Treasure" thread elsewhere here on Slotblog...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Dynamic thing might get me out of the slump.
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Posted 04 May 2016 - 03:30 PM
Yes! Can't wait to see what you come up with Pete. Quite a few folks are into Dynamic.
Posted 04 May 2016 - 09:12 PM
Hi Johnson also made model airplane parts. I used several of his .049 motors in mini rat racing in U-control.
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