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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:41 PM

Butch "Pappy" Dunaway's brother Steve has been playing around with a 3D printer and has designed a cute litle F1 car that's so small, you might think it is 1/32 scale, but it's not. It's actually 1/24 scale, with a 4-inch wheelbase but only a 3-inch track width.

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It's an interesting amalgam of mostly 1/32 parts that uses a fairly scale 1/24 F1 body from the '65-66 era, back when F1 cars looks liked slightly fat cigars with wheels.

The motor pod comes from some brand of 1/32 cars, but Butch didn't know which one, perhaps Slot.it or Racers Sideways. The black portion of the chassis is what Steve designed and printed. The motor pod is just attached to the chassis base with screws and that takes care of everything except the front axle uprights, the guide tongue, and the simple pin tube body mounts (just brass tubes with plastic retainers on the outside holding them in).

You'll note that the front axle is height-adjustable with upper and lower set screws in each upright, a feature Butch tells me that is seen on several of the plastic-chassis 1/32 cars. And of course, a 1/32 guide is used, a Slot.it wood guide.

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The bodies are produced in the UK by John "Howmet TX" Dillworth and were orginally imported by Noose for a class of Retro East Jail Door F1 cars based on the '66 Rod & Custom GP series (which RE doesn't really race any more). And, yes, they're rather tiny but the real cars were tiny. Note the molded-in transmission at the rear along with the nicely-detailed stacks and pipes; most all of the bodies made for the class were similarly equipped.

Noose has a bunch of these bodies on hand and it's a pretty good list. This car is the '65 Ferrari 1512, but also available are a '66 Eagle Weslake, '65 Lotus 33, '66 Brabham-Repco, '66 BRM H16, a McLaren M2, a Serrissima, a Honda, and the skinny '66 BRM.

The car shown weighs 53-54 grams and Butch says it runs really great on the nice wood 87 foot long, 4-inch lane spacing track he built that lives in his barn.

 

Now install a driver/interior, Butch, and it will look really sweet.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

I got to se that car a couple months ago. It really is a great marriage of 1/32 plastic and Retro.

 

Now we need a Lotus 40 Can-Am. I think Noose has those bodies also.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Thom,

 

You probably saw it at the R4/10, like I did. That's where I took the pics, on the Formica back counter at Tom Thumb.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:39 PM

If the 1/24 sports car bodies are available, it shouldn't be too difficult to build a chassis to hold a pod, either inline, anglewinder, or sidewinder.

 

Marty Stanley was building brass/wire chassis for pods in Florida years ago. They could also be built using sheet metal, circuit boards, sheet plastic, plywood, and 3D printing.. 


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

Now we need a Lotus 40 Can-Am. I think Noose has those bodies also.

 

Thom,

 

You could easily attach a sports car body to this chassis. Just use piano wire to make a wider center section, just make sure you don't melt the plastic with your soldering iron. LOL. I have a modern day Lexan Indy car body I'm going to put on one to see how it runs.

 

The idea behind this chassis is because a lot of guys that run 1/32 cars take the inline pods out and replace them with sidewinder pods or anglewinder pods. So this is just a way to utilize their inline pods and crown gears laying around and sell some bodies that Noose has.

 

Don't pay any attention to my crappy paint job, these bodies Noose has are beautiful and come with a really nice driver.

 

You can also you a plastic track guide flag or a wood track guide flag depending on the track you're running. They run good on Carrera track with the 4" lane spacing.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:35 AM

Cool, I need one!

Is the 3D print file at Shapeways?
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:53 AM

Not yet, we are still working on the final design.
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

I just went to the Noose website, but did not see these bodies listed. Link?

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:10 AM

Robb,

When I asked Noose about these, he sent me a document showing the approved bodies for that no longer raced R&C Jail Door class. Here it is, but of course, you'll have to check with Noose for pricing. I believe he indicated he had a good stock of these bodies.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

And if I don't have them in stock I can get them.  :D

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:54 AM

Noose, I'm interested in the Honda painted in a realistic livery.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:15 AM

Check your PMs.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

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We can do this again with the 3D printed chassis!


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

Need the 3D printed chassis for this body!!!

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

I'll be using the Danish Retro F1 Chassis for my Honda and future BRM and possibly a Samson chassis for an Eagle F1. I love these F1 cars.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:47 AM

Noose, your paint jobs are incredible! I would be very interested in a Gurney Eagle both in Gurney livery and unpainted...



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

Thanks. Check your PMs.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:05 AM

Noose, I'm sending you a car to check out.

If you decide to try one of the other bodies on it that you have already painted and you forget to take it off before you send it back it won't make me mad. LOL.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

The car is on it's way, Noose.

It's a different car than the one pictured above.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

Would love to see a renaissance of scale Retro F1 slot cars on the track. With the two cars I am putting together I have set up my own specifications:
 
Width: 80mm
Tires rear: 24.5mm x 13mm
Tires front: 23mm x 8.4mm
Rims: 15mm
Chassis width: 30mm (brass)
Motor: JK Hawk 25 motor

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