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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

You have the redhead, and slot cars, and slot car friends, what more of life do you need ? :)


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Ask Philippe.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

A life. :laugh2:


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Retiring my venerable old draught-horse plate after Lo! these 80 sleds of faithful service, and - Hey! Looka what greeted me when I pulled out my  clean new R-Geo jig!

 

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Now, I knew the 3.125" array had been extended back from the front axle to a more-usable place (like, the whole length) but the nice surprise is those two pin holes just inboard of there - placing a normal-sized axle square when you float it in at assembly.

Perfect!

Gonna have fun tonight, dressing out a new Coupe roller for this Saturday's race. C'mon, Jig, let's get dirty.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

Walk through the fire fly through the smoke.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:26 PM

Duffster, you force me to wear 3D glasses just to keep from falling back in the two-dimensional world... :sun_bespectacled: :wacko2: :heat: :crazy: :dash2: :shok:



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hope You and your new RGeo jig will be very happy together & build some awesome things to come :D

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Very interesting design.

 

Any track testing yet?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:15 PM

Oh yah. I've been campaigning these since last October and they're doing great for me. More with each build, I'm turning out cars that are better than I am - they frequently shock me by outright saving me in some goof I've made, taking my abysmal driving and going "Okay, try that again this way, it'll be all right..." Whenever possible I've handed the chassis to real Hot Guys and they've pronounced them not wanting, so I figure I'm going more or less in the right direction here. If you've followed along since OXCART, and why anyone would is beyond me, you'll see the trend from then to now. Works for me.

If anything, I'm still limiting motion in the virgin sled to smaller amounts than other guys are; I'm trying now to start with more in certain elements so that I can take it out if needed.

 

Listen, calling this a "design" is too gracious, it's really just a lot of visual misdirection: the physics here is the Wallenda concept that TonyP and I made up on the phone last summer, and all the bendy bendy stuff is just my Fear Of Solder Joints shining through.

That, and I'm cheep and lazy. I don't wanna spend money on nosepieces & such; and besides, the times I've used things like that I'd sit for hours trying to puzzle out the maker's intent. Quicker and easier for me just to fabricate from what I got on the shelf. Which turns out  to be wire, mostly.

 

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

Whatever you want to call it Design, Wallenda, or Gilded Splinter. It looks great as does your workmanship. Very high Cool factor.

 

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:07 AM

Gilded Spilnters? More like Humble Pie! :dance3: :music:  Duff, your stuff would rock the Filmore!


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

A little update to the GILDED SPLINTERS - MAMA ROUX series chassis.

 

I'm beginning to settle down in my bendy-bendy craziness, as I learn more about how the stresses and flexes happen inside these cars AND as I work through my Fear Of Solder Joints...so, even tho' the stuff I'm campaigning continues to make guys shake their heads and turn away, the stuff I'm building is looking more & more NORMAL all the time.

Okay, maybe not this subject. But trust me, it's coming.

But, for now - a look back from last week's HVR run.

 

I've had these things out for a while now and they've performed remarkably well overall. Smooth and slick, they claw up the donut like a cat on a sugar jag and continue to be better than I'm able to use. Here's the Coupe roller I had out last week at HVR, with Hawk Retro at 8/26 and (att: PDL) painted with lead to get up to minimum 110 gr.

 

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The thing I want to talk about here, though, is how tough the sled is!

 

I was hit hard no fewer than eleven times in this session, 'tween practice and race. Ridered into walls, collected under the bridge, once nerfed-out in the finger & kicked along down the chute to be punted up to the top of the bridge overpass - and the sled's flat and unbroken. No joints cracked that I can see, front axle still in place nothing-but-nothing tweaked.

Pretty good testament, I think, to the intent of No Stress Risers Anywhere.

 

Happy.

 

Duf

 

 


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

Certainly looks all straight and intact :good: Definitely a testament to your design & build .Still a very neat chassis Duffy.







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