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#26 Dallas Jackson

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:15 PM

Asolutely a master piece.






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Posted 10 August 2016 - 03:24 PM

I've got a couple old vintage cars with this type of layshaft, but nothing like this level of craftsmanship - beautiful job Jairus. 

 

Here's one chassis I had in my photobucket, a 1/32 car with 26D power, just as found on ebay, without any body. 

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 03:32 PM

Lots of guys have played with it and the idea is not new.
Steve O'Keef drew this up using modern bits.
He even added gear ratios and tire sizes.

 

But has anyone else built one with that configuration? I googled "4 wheel drive slot car" and the only car I found with that configuration was your car.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:36 PM

Huh?
I was inspired by a couple other cars including Steve O. drawing which pre-dates my car.

Guess it's time to build another! :good:

 

 

By the way, thank you all for the compliments!


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#30 Bill from NH

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

I've got a couple old vintage cars with this type of layshaft, but nothing like this level of craftsmanship -

 

Don, the chassis you show looks like a real "birdcage chassis."  :)

 

Jairus, I have a REHCO repop of the turbine car body. I doubt mine will ever be as elaborate as yours. Beautiful job!


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:55 PM

Thank you Bill and thank you Don for posting that car.  I remember you posting it the first time on Edo's thread couple years ago.

Simplest method for 4-wheel drive is either two motors or a lay-shaft connecting the two axles.
A rubber belt between the axles is a simpler method and one used by Scalextric I believe.

Need to do a neat article for the mag so... ;-)


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 01:51 AM

a spectacular job, jairus. i love what you did with the drive train.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:11 AM

I look at this build as an engineering exercise and performance is secondary. But, how did it actually run?
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:13 AM

Gorgeous!


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 02:26 PM

I look at this build as an engineering exercise and performance is secondary. But, how did it actually run?

 

Well, it ran great on the bench.  All wheels ran true and very little wear on the gears.
But that's mostly because there was no track near me at the time to test on.

Today 6 years later there are quite a few and I do try to test before mailing out.
But I rarely build for customers anymore since everything I do is toward making great articles for Slot Cars Magazine!
This project unfortunately was saved as all low res pics too small to print so it won't end up in the pages.
But the next one will...  :D


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:49 AM

Ingenious !


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

Lots of problem solving going on , WELL DONE!!



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

Timing couldn't be better.
I still have this car and it's only run about 10 laps on a blue King for a test drive since I got it from Jairus.
You're all right... it sounds like a little tank going down the track but it moves pretty good for such a complicated drive train.
The pics in this thread are far better than I could ever take so I won't even attempt to do better.
The car is for sale
Sorry if I broke any posting rules here but l'm sure I'll be corrected.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

Great car, outstanding work, Jairus. :good:
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

Interesting that the drive train is not too dissimilar from the one used on the real car including the placement of the motor (to the engine).

 

I will chime in, too, that the craftsmanship is right up there with anyone who ever built in 1/24 slot car racing.

 

Without test laps and a report, we will never know if AWD is the way to go (where legal).


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:48 AM

The car is for sale.
Sorry if I broke any posting rules here but l'm sure I'll be corrected.


Yes, I try to keep sales activity at Slotblog confined to the two forums where that is allowed. Won't go into the reasons for that, which are mostly historical and internet conventions. So I have edited your your email address out of your post #38.

Lets talk privately about this, Tom, as my understanding is that you may have already accepted an offer for the car. If not, I'll make a thread for the car in Racer Swap Shop where you will get way, way more visibility than here in Jairus's build thread.
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