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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:28 AM

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy Thingie New Year.

 

Take care and go build a thingie.

 

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:12 AM

Merry Christmas, Gene.  :D

There are some Thingies in the pipeline.



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

Finally found part of my old racers and I will disassemble of a lot of my old thingies and re-build them back, and run their wheels off.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

Marry Xmas, Gene... Nice to meet you at the Shinoda Reunion.
 
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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:11 PM

Same here, real pleasure racing with you.
 
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:42 AM

Gene and Members of the Thingie Evolution Revolution,
 
I have a number of dazzling Thingie projects in advanced stages of planning and preparations. Soon I will try to get them into production coordinating and collaborating with long-time partners in crime!
 
A number of them are Shinod's with Gene's World bodies and also some others from Victor's TrueScale bodies. With me it is always important to accumulate the necessary parts first, then proceed into pre-production planning of chassis design and requirements, and then into production giving creative leeway to the builders involved.
 
I was going to post a picture, but everything is still secret right now.
 
2017 will be a good year for Thingies!
 
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:08 AM

Happy New Year, Gene! Great meeting you at the Shinoda Reunion. What a blast!  

I decided to take on a challenge of building 10 cars in 10 days over the holiday and chose three of the bodies I received from you during the reunion to be part of the builds. I'm taking them to the track today to give them all an initial run. Here is a picture of the 10 midway through the build. See if you recognize any of them. 

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And the underside.

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Off to a heck of a Thingie 2017 year already.
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:16 PM

Dave

Very nice collection, with that quick assembly of all those thingies, I would take some slow track laps to help dry the paint.

Give a update on how they run.

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:55 AM

As you might imagine with quick builds none ran flawlessly to begin.  However I had all but two running well by the end of the evening.  I especially love the ERA body I got from you (#5).  The Strombecker motor was making a heck of a lot of noise at low RPMs when I first ran it.  It just needed a little break in time and quieted down and ran great within a few minutes once the brushes wore in.  I did have to shave a little off of the driver's rump to clear the top brush though.   

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The Maserati 250 at the back of the line up however had the body mounted to low and I need to re-think my guide flag or recreate the body mount to allow for better rotation of the guide.  

 


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:54 AM

The Yellow Peril has original Cox tires all around and as such lacked a bit in the traction department.  My goal with these builds was to use only what I had on hand in my pile of parts which I was able to do with the exception of a couple of 1/32nd scale drivers for the two open cockpit cars.  I'm going to have to pick up some Ortmanns or equivalent to solve the traction issue in the near future as I love the way this car came out and want to see a little more performance out of it.  The 1/32 Shinoda Large Buss ran really well with the cool Dynamic brass floppy pan chassis.  Initially I was having a little of tire clearance issues with that one with the but solved it by shaving a little off the inside edge of the right rear tire.  The 32 Ford only need a little tire bite on the old Mila Miglias.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:22 AM

I did not get the silver Thingie to run though.  I built up a 36d with aluminum Kemtron brush adapter for this one using a rewound and epoxied armature of unknown origin.  I did not know what to expect with this set up as it seamed to run pretty good on the power supply.  What I didn't realize was that the pinion I pressed on wasn't tight enough on the shaft and so after only a few feet on the track the pinion was spinning freely on the shaft and no power was getting to the track.  So this will remain a mystery.  Speaking of mysteries though, what name did you give to your body creation for this one?  It looks like a pickle fork hydroplane to me.  I was going to call this one "Miss Isle" and add some lettering to the side like the old race boats.  The Stinger Roadster was put on a beater Stinger chassis and got a paint job that my son recommended from one of the cars in his video game.  I still trying to sort out a plan for Chaparral style rear wing for this one.  Thanks for creating this Body Gene!  I love the roadster but would never be able to bring myself to dish out the price to get my hands on a real one.  

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The Charger and the Willy's both ran well.  It is easy to build working cars with the Dynamic Chassis parts.  Both of these could use a little more weight in the form of brass pan to get more traction to rear wheels.  The Charger is going to get some Yarborough Stock car decals in the future. 


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for your holiday wishes Gene, and a very Thingie New Year to you too! 

 

Since you found your old thingies, we'd love to see some photos! 

 

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:42 PM

I did not get the silver Thingie to run though.  I built up a 36d with aluminum Kemtron brush adapter for this one using a rewound and epoxied armature of unknown origin.  I did not know what to expect with this set up as it seamed to run pretty good on the power supply.  What I didn't realize was that the pinion I pressed on wasn't tight enough on the shaft and so after only a few feet on the track the pinion was spinning freely on the shaft and no power was getting to the track.  So this will remain a mystery.  Speaking of mysteries though, what name did you give to your body creation for this one?  It looks like a pickle fork hydroplane to me.  I was going to call this one "Miss Isle" and add some lettering to the side like the old race boats.  The Stinger Roadster was put on a beater Stinger chassis and got a paint job that my son recommended from one of the cars in his video game.  I still trying to sort out a plan for Chaparral style rear wing for this one.  Thanks for creating this Body Gene!  I love the roadster but would never be able to bring myself to dish out the price to get my hands on a real one.  

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The Charger and the Willy's both ran well.  It is easy to build working cars with the Dynamic Chassis parts.  Both of these could use a little more weight in the form of brass pan to get more traction to rear wheels.  The Charger is going to get some Yarborough Stock car decals in the future. 

 

 

The silver body is a HYDRO-KOMPRESSOR

they all look great.

 

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for your holiday wishes Gene, and a very Thingie New Year to you too! 

 

Since you found your old thingies, we'd love to see some photos! 

 

Don 

 

 

hi Don

 3- frames have been rebuilt.

A propane torch takes the old stuff apart fast !  :help:


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