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#201 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:24 PM

I have a couple similar to what Noose is using. For Hillclimbs I had better success with splitting the bite bar tube and freeing up the the 2 rails.

 

On fast Kings with decent glue the stiffer chassis seems to be a little faster, but driver preference/experience is typically the deciding factor.

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

Noose,
Rookie Mike here, the "Video guy" at Fast Tracks that you gave some excellent interior and body painting advice to this past weekend. Thanks again!

I know I have no business scratchbuilding since I haven't even entered a race yet, but I am used to doing things bass akwards.

Here's my first chassis ever attempted (happens to be a beaver) based on the article in issue #2 of Slot Car Mag, since there are very nice step by step instructions and great pictures. I couldn't find a Duffy war beaver kit so I cobbled something together to be similar based On a JK D3 front piece.

I am looking forward to trying it out. Hopefully it will at least go down the track in the right direction. LOL

Hopefully I will be able to join the Retro East guys (a phenomenal group of talent/knowledge there) when I am much less likely to crash every one off the track.

Everyone's gotta start somewhere I suppose.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

Anyone know if/where Duffy parts are currently available? I see new production pieces will be out very soon, I'm just curious if there are brackets and such currently available
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

About 2 weeks for the current parts.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:45 PM

Noose,
Rookie Mike here, the "Video guy" at Fast Tracks that you gave some excellent interior and body painting advice to this past weekend. Thanks again!

I know I have no business scratchbuilding since I haven't even entered a race yet, but I am used to doing things bass akwards.

Here's my first chassis ever attempted (happens to be a beaver) based on the article in issue #2 of Slot Car Mag, since there are very nice step by step instructions and great pictures. I couldn't find a Duffy war beaver kit so I cobbled something together to be similar based On a JK D3 front piece.

I am looking forward to trying it out. Hopefully it will at least go down the track in the right direction. LOL

Hopefully I will be able to join the Retro East guys (a phenomenal group of talent/knowledge there) when I am much less likely to crash every one off the track.

Everyone's gotta start somewhere I suppose.

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Wow, looks great for a first build! 


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

Thanks John. I guess I'll find out where the weak solder joints are soon enough. ;)
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:56 PM

Looks great!!  :)


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 10:04 PM

I found a weak spot in my chassis this past Saturday.  Had the rear axle tube braced for an impact from the front, but not for when the car is backed off a corner at full speed!  :laugh2:


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:53 PM

Built to be given away at R4, thanks to Matt Sheldon for the kit. I used the Duffy nose, guide tongue, bracket, and trimmed the brackagra piece. Uses custom .060 side and center pans. Came out to 58 grams as pictured, ideal weight for Tom Thumb.
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Posted 15 March 2016 - 03:26 PM

Very nice looking chassis Cap!

Do you or anyone else know where I can go online to view available Duffy parts with pricing and such? I know TonyP mentioned availability would be coming up in about 2 weeks.... about 2 weeks ago.... But I am not sure where to browse what's available.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 03:42 PM

Contact Matt Sheldon.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 04:18 PM

Thanks John! I'll PM Matt.
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:43 AM

FYI Matt is on a business trip and return on Monday.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:10 AM

Here is another variation.  The Mini Beaver for fast Kings.

 

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:38 AM

Thanks for the heads up on Matt TonyP.
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:26 AM

Noose,
Rookie Mike here. What makes that variant particularly well suited to fast Kings? I have a lot to learn and I really like these beaver designs.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:29 AM

Light and shorter wheelbase and guide lead.  Tony can chime in too.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:37 AM

That sums it up.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:41 AM

Got it. Thanks guys. My first (and only) beaver like chassis had a 15/16" GL.... Would you consider that generally short? I guess I was thinking 1" GL is pretty much normal?
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:46 AM

15/16ths is not short. About norm like 1 inch.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:49 AM

Ok, thanks Noose!
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:53 AM

Tony, are the inner straight rails soldered into the brass tubes in the nose piece?


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 10:23 AM

No

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:31 AM

40 years ago you never would have gotten that answer  LOL


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:38 AM

How do you know it's right? Lol
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:29 AM

Hi TonyP,

I tried to PM Matt Sheldon a couple of times with no response. Do you (or anyone else) by chance know of another way to contact him or another contact, website, or something to get a parts list, pricing, availability for Duffy components?

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:34 PM

Mike Matt has been away for business and just reciently got back. He is working on everything and will post it as soon as he is ready to ship. 10 days maybe.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

Great. Thank you Tony! I'll be patient then. Again, thanks.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:32 PM

Just wondering.  Have the HMI Industries parts now become part of slot car lore or is there some kind of future?


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:51 PM

Just wondering.  Have the HMI Industries parts now become part of slot car lore or is there some kind of future?

 

These are some very nice parts I would hate to loose them, but it certainly doesn't look good.

 

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