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#101 endbelldrive

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

All the cars are really great and have so much character!  


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:21 PM



 

thank you friends



 

One of the highlights of a scratch, there is more to assemble the car.




 


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Wow... again.

 

If it goes as good as she looks, she's on the podium for sure.

:)


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Great stuff Régis!

What are you using for wheel inserts? They look really neat :)


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:38 AM

The inserts are made with wheels Merit, but I did not nut.

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Excellent result on the project Regis, thanks for sharing your techniques and progress. Good luck in the Race!
 
The MB is progressing slowly but steadily. Using a body jig makes marking out the body lines and features an easy task. This is a tip I learned from scale Ship modelers.  An old pencil lead was taped to a block of wood at the appropriate height and a belt line was marked level all around...
 
W196 Body Jig 007.JPG
 
Since the jig is square and plumb, it can also be used as an aide in keeping all the features square and in line...
 
W196 Body Jig 008.JPG
 
I almost cut the unused back portion of the jig off, but glad I didn't now. The extra space was put to good use as a platform for an exhaust pipe jig...
 
W196 Body Jig 010.JPG
 
The body has gotten two coats of primer since these photos were taken, so it shouldn't be too long before it's in the booth for the color coat :D


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

:good: thank you for sharing with us the method of work, it promises to be a beautiful car.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

Here are the latest photos, there is a mount frame.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Magnificent! Truly a museum piece.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Do you think we should tell him he needs a motor? 


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

No, please don't. That way my car will be faster than at least one of the racers :)


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

I'm astonished at the depth and breadth of such marvelous
talent displayed here in turning out such splendid intricately modeled bodies.
You fellows are creating model cars that in may cases have never been modeled
before. I can only look on with envy.

 

However, I’ve heard the term “3d printing” more and more.
For a 70’s something person had little appreciation of what that term
meant.  Now I know.  Am wondering that soon 3D or additive
manufacturing process will allow others to produce any model of any car ever
existed.

 

Have any of you contemplated using this new manufacturing
process when it becomes readily available? I would think folk like Jarius could
produce incredibly wonderful models, of anything- and slot cars. Wow!





 


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

Already been done - but for now the quality of the plastic used in 3D printing doesn't really make for an acceptable finish on a body. This will eventually be possible I assume, and it may not take that long!

 

Here in France, PSK is using this process for its 1/43 chassis for instance, and a number of small artisanal producers are also going this route. Not sure about any of the big model manufacturers, but it's already used in industry, and not just for prototyping, as in the beginning.

 

A friend here who is an industrial designer (and carves some of the PSK masters) has access to good 3D printing machines. When I mentioned I was having trouble finding old Monogram guides, he just printed out a tree of them for me: cost, about €3 apiece - but the trouble with this system is that the price doesn't go down with volume, at least not like injected plastic items.

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

No, please don't. That way my car will be faster than at least one of the racers :)

I think so.


I try my car club on Ninco track, we do not have wooden track.


I think it is nice, but not very fast.


Its weight is 148 g, impossible to below.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:20 AM



 

latest pictures under sun shy








 

 







 

 



 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

I get it now. The chassis is held in the car by the rear axle and one screw!  Brilliant!

 

Looks great Régis!  Now that you are done, I suggest you take some time and figure out how to get that motor magnet "recharged".  Even if you have to remove the magnet and the side plates like so:

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If you cannot take the motor apart then send the entire motor, ALL OF IT, to someone who can do magnet zapping. Or recharging.

We have a thread about that subject here.

 

Your entry is beautiful.  I would like to see it preform as well as it looks.  :)


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

Thank you Jairus


The motor will remain like that, here in France, nobody does zapping.

Question:


on the track, what is the voltage and empérage


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Voltage is set on the local track at 13v.  No idea of amperage because it's not wired yet.
Todd knows about the Pelican Park Raceway track. Maybe he can answer your question when he checks in.
Or... when I visit the track I will ask.

 

As for the two tracks in Europe... I will find out.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

I'm hoping someone here can help me in selecting a larger Ortmann or any other Vintage style tire for my W196 entry. My first try was a pair of Ortmann ORT50A rear and ORT50 front Vintage Revell F1 tires from Professor Motor. Their overall diameter once mounted is perfect at about 1.140", but they are too narrow and look out of proportion to the rest of the car...

 

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Their cross section is about .200" front and .300" rear. I thinking ~.300" front and ~.400" rear would be optimal. I have toyed with the idea of getting another set and sectioning them together to make them wider, but that prospect seems difficult at best and would involve some risk. I don't want to ruin four pair of tires!

 

The project calls for a 1/24 scale tire with treads, so that eliminates all the slicks.

For other Vintage treaded tires in the Ortmann line, I am considering...

1-ORT39D and ORT39E tires made for Vintage Series 1 Monogram cars

2-ORT45A and ORT49B tires made for Vintage K&B cars.

 

The problem is I don't have any Vintage Monogram or K&B cars as a tire size reference. In addition, the online Retail vendors of Ortmann tires in the US don't specify what the tire dimensions are. Contacting both their Customer Service departments time and again has proved to be more of an aggravation than help.

 

If someone here has a pair of either of the above Ortmann tire series on hand could you simply measure their cross section and report back?

Either that or the dimensions and suitability of any other viable Vintage tires options would be helpful too,

Thanks


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

Hi Bruce,

 

I'm not sure what wheels you are using but Ortmann has Russkit Dunlop rear tires that might help.

 

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You may be able to stretch them over the wheels you are using and get the width and diameter you need.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

Rick,

 

I saw the Russkit tires in the online catalogs, but passed them over because they look pretty big in the small thumbnail pictures provided.I do like that they are marked Dunlop though, and would probably work as well as either of my first choices.

Do you know the Ortmannn part number for them?

ED has a pair listed as ORT26, is that correct?

PM uses their own numbering system, and can't find a listing for those Russkit rear tires per say. Do you know which part number they sell them by?

 

Thanks


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

Hi Bruce,

 

I couldn't find them on PM site with their goofy descriptions and part numbers. I bought mine from Electric Dreams and the package is marked with the number 26.

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

Bruce,

 

Remember that the Ortmann #26 are for the Russkit wheel, which I think is much smaller in diameter than what you are using. You may have to open up the center hole in the tire to make it fit.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

Bruce,

 

What wheel are you using? If I have one I can try the Russkit tire on it for you.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

look here, if it helps

 

 

http://www.rsslotrac...rationOther.htm


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