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#26 Jairus

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Bruce,

There are very few restrictions on chassis design and my suggestion is that, "yes indeed install a drop arm"!
I plan to. 

 

Although, I do not expect much movement be required as most of the tracks I have in mind will be flush.

 

And yes, I will post a thread showing photos of the tracks very soon. Just want to contact all the necessary parties soon as we get past Christmas holidays.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Any news of the Race schedule??


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Jarius, (Happy B-Day by the way :) )

It's now way past the Christmas Holiday's with April/Easter just around the corner.

What are the categories for Concours and the judging criteria?

Will the 1/32 and 1/24 scale classes be separated for racing and Concours?

Deadline and info on mailing etc?

Thanks,

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:26 PM

Coming soon Bruce. Been a very busy winter for me personally and a lot of the builders in Europe are behind on construction (including me).  We have two tracks here in the US set and one planned in the old world. I am still looking for a fourth track in Germany near the Nurbergring and have a couple friends I can call on in a pinch if worse comes to worse.

Concours will be posted and judged by modelers all around the world on the Model Cars Forum.

So... deadline is getting close but I want to give all builders a chance to get their entries done so nothing is set in stone.  

Between you and me and Cheater... I have been currently assembling my "Replicas and Miniatures" steering wheel.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Not planning on building for this particular race, but:

 

I started racing with MRRC railracer kits in 1958.  Model Maker/Car Model magazine always had nice drawings for these wood carving craftsman..  When I transitioned to slots in 1960, I never ever did carve a shell although I have saved the drawings for reference use.  I built many a slotcar with 1/24-1/25 scale plastic kits.  I still have many of my pre 1965 1.32 racers with betta styrene vac form, and resin shells from braverman and classic and others.  I certainly have a stockpile of Pittman and Kemtron motors for future builds.  I buit many a ladder chassis with a 2 x 4 wood fixture with slots for the brass tubing in those days for the padlock motors...but ALL with preformed bodies of some sort.

 

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

Jairus,

 

Still patiently waiting for news and progress on this Proxy race. For now, do you have the specs for the two tracks in the USA that are confirmed, such as braid depth and track voltage?

 

Any info at all would be helpful and encourage me to continue.

 

Thanks,


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

Braid depth on the first track (Edgewater Raceway) is 1/16" and track voltage is variable from 6 to 14v.

Braid depth on the second track (Pelican Park) is flush and track voltage is 12v.

 

Both tracks are routed wood.

 

I too would like some encouragement by the way.  We have some entries finished and fully tested. And others stalled including mine. But in my defense, my life of late has been just a bit too exciting!  I've had to pull back on a few projects and told valued customers that I am unable to fullfill any new orders until I can get myself caught up.  And this proxy is one of those projects I plan to get back on track soon.

Okay? 

For now I have three art projects on the drawing board that are past due.  So no slot building for a little while till my Masarati is done and we have stats on the two tracks in Europe.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for the update Jairus. I too am in no hurry, but it's helpful to know as much as practical in order to keep all our projects in perspective.

As for myself, the wooden car has been my only project for the past 6 months, so I have a lot of time and interest invested and would like to see it come to fruition.

Best wishes on your other work and projects, but try to keep it fun and don't work too hard :)

Bruce

 


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

Bruce,

 

Thanks and of course I will get this Proxy on the track very soon.  A few of the interested parties are currently distracted with the "Lucky 13 Proxy" which just had it's first race a week ago.  Hopefully they and I will get back to the bench.  :)


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:10 PM

Jairus, you said " Braid depth on the first track (Edgewater Raceway) is 1/16" "

 

So you are saying that the braid contact surface is 1/16" recessed, as in 0.062"?

 

That seems pretty deep, not that it's a problem but would like to confirm if it indeed that much.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:17 PM

As much as .062.
But seems right around .040 lately.  

 

But that's why I went with a drop arm so I don't have to worry about all that chassis set up stuff.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

Jairus,

 

Can you offer any info on packaging for safely shipping these cars?

 

Will there be a standard sized box or carton for the 1/24 scale cars? I would like to start on a some sort of protective elements or holders to secure and protect the car within the box for mailing, so if there are any standard dimensions planned that would be helpful.

 

Will there be a standard weight or limit on the package? I have used 4-40 screws with non-standard 3/32" allens to mount my body, so planned on including a custom made allen driver with the car and this may effect the weight limit.

 

I will be very thankful for any help you can provide,

Bruce


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Wrap bubble wrap around the car to a depth of one inch. Then place it into a box with two inches of foam pellets around that usually works for me.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

It's TIME!
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TIME to get racing that is!
We've talked about it plenty.
I've given everyone more than enough time to build.
There are racers all over the world soooooo... get your cars mailed in!

Address is: 
2013 Goodwood Proxy
c/o Jairus Watson
500 W Hills Way NW
Salem, Oregon 97304
USA

Paying for insurance and tracking is up to you. 
There is NO entry fee!

Only cost to the entrant is return postage, if you want your car back.
You can include it in the package or paypal the postal fee later to: jairuswtsn@aol.com
Please include return address inside legibly written along with your email address so we can correspond later.

That's all!
I will be reporting the first race date soon as the last car gets here.
All cars will be carefully photographed for the Concours voting to take place on Model Cars Magazine forum site.

I am considering removing my Maserati 250f from Concours after it was brought up that I used a photoetch steering wheel in the cockpit.

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So far only one entrant has mentioned this....but, in order to remain totally neutral and host a fair competition.... I feel this is the right thing to do.
As for racing, I plan to let my car go, GO, GO!
 


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

 

I am considering removing my Maserati 250f from Concours

 

Baloney says I :shok: .

 

Enter your Maserati Jairus. We can deduct some points for the modern parts if that makes others happy. You put a lot of work into your car and it deserves to be judged with all the others.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

I completely agree with Rick.  A 2% Concours deduct seems about right to me.   :D


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

I'm not racing but even if I was I'd have no problem either way with your Maserati being in the concours!

Photo etched or not its just one part, as to me its the craftsmanship and overall car that's important. Just take a small % hit in score if it's even needed..

That beautiful car deserves to be judged !!!! :D


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:34 PM

I would still have to calculate how much % in score should be deducted (to pass Jairus on points) should be around 98% deducted to give me a chance  :to_become_senile:

 

Just kidding,  for me no deduction is needed but I respect your final decision. :victory:


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

Got my entry mailed today, should be in Salem by Monday according to the clerk.

Please excuse me for being late as I'm in the process of moving and also had to save up my allowance just so I could afford postage.

 

Best wishes and good luck to all the participants  :)


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:39 PM

Just got back from UK visit and for 3rd year attending the Goodwood Revival

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

That's it, Todd?  Just back from the Goodwood and all we get is one sentence and one picture?   :laugh2:


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:14 PM

Hi James. Got many! A couple on the 1:1 Racing and rides thread.

 

Heard the Roseburg contingent dominated the PPS Vintage Stockcar race, 9/11.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

Jairus,

You have an unread PM. I would appreciate it greatly if you would RSVP.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

Here's the latest from Jairus on where we are with the Proxy event:

 

We are holding a race next with the 8 entries we currently have. If any more show up before the first race they will be included too.

 

Next week Jairus will be heading down to a weekly race in Eugene. He'll be traveling there with fellow Salem racers Paul and Bob. He's planning on taking all the cars down to show the guys, take pictures and plan a race date.

 

Jairus will of course report back when a date is set, probably early January. He's setting the date after the holidays and that way I will have plenty of notice so I can hopefully make the drive.

 

So there's the latest news.

 

I think we all owe Jairus a big THANK YOU! for all the hard work he puts into these Proxy events. :clapping: :good: :victory:


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 01:13 PM

:good:Thank you very much for the information.

Take pictures and have fun with these cars

 


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