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#1 n.elmholt

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

This project is for an 1/24 slot car (and static) model of a Danish Lotus 11 that was raced in the late '50s. Apart from looking good that car was a bit special as it was sponsored by a Danish tobacco company and sported stickers for the (still existing) Long cigarette.

 

Even if a project like this is politically not correct  :shok: I like the car and the decor.   :D

 

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Danish cigarette ad from ca. 1959.

 

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Profil 24 makes a nice resin model in 1/24, but the rear deck is wrong for my model, so I had to remove a lot of material to get it right.

 

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Next step was to make a GRP copy for the slot car version. I know Profil 24 makes a slot car version, but I have bad experience with resin bodies for 1/24 slot cars. They are generally too heavy and if you Dremel them down in thickness they get too fragile and break when receiving a hard impact. For "shelf queens" they are OK, but not for racing cars. :-)

 

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I think this picture speaks for itself - my GRP copy right  - 75 grams versus 9.3 grams. 

 

The chassis will be completely scratchbuilt as I plan to mount the engine in the front with rear wheel drive and adding a full 3D interior - but lets see what comes up. :-)

 

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Decals are made on the ALPS.

 

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This is the static kit with a period driver from Profil 24 - great looking - I want to make a similar insert in the slot car. :-)

 

So far for now...

 

Niels, DK


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 02:11 PM

Watching with interest Niels :good: :D

Always loved the shape of the Lotus 11 and how you make the GRP bodies. Look forward seeing this come together.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 02:29 PM

Neat project Niels. Thanks for sharing! :)


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

Two questions, Niels --

1) What is GRP?

2) Did this interesting project get finished?

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:02 PM

GRP = Glass Reinforced Plastic


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:45 AM

This is a fascinating project, would love to see it finished... and you're right Niels, very lovely version of the 11. 

 

A friend had a real Lotus 11 for awhile, and it's really low! No slot car I've seen has come close to duplicating the stance of the real car - you'd probably need an HO motor! 

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

My Lotus XI story:  "Back in the day" I collected one off the ship in NYC to ferry north ~ 70 miles for a friend.  The turning circle restriction imposed by the partially enclosed front wheels made navigating the streets around the docks shall we say - interesting!

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:45 PM

And the split I-beam front axle was a hoot as well, I am sure. Amazing how well that system works on the track. It really doesn't

like bumps, though. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

Grahams version, he built it himself when he worker for Colin Chapman.Black-and-white-lotus-11.jpg


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