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#1 Peter Davison

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

Hi all

 

Need help identifying these four chassis.

 

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Any help will be most appreciated

 

I think chassis 3 is Midori, but no idea on others

 

This one has 1/8" axles, but may have been 3mm originally.

 

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This one 3mm axles, front axle pivots horizontally (steers?). Front wheels probably not original.

 

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Fairly sure this one is Midori. 3mm axles, but unusual wheels for Japanese chassis.

 

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Last one is combination brass and aluminum with gear set to lower chassis CoG. Rear axle and drive has 1/8" axles, front axle 3mm, but possibly not original. Black axle could be Tamiya part.

 

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Many thanks,

 

Peter






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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:47 PM

The first one in the first picture is by Taimei (not "Tamiya", let's not mix the two!). They also were the basis for the earlier Climax Japanese car kits.

The third is Midori.

The other two I know them but cannot recall the manufacturers names at this time.
 



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:06 PM

Thanks, Dockk. That's a great start.

 

Peter



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

The chassis with the idler gear has a Classic crown gear on it which of course is not original. If I recall correctly, the original gear was a chunk of machined brass.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

Yup! 29t Classic.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

The 2nd one is a Shimizu.  I have one like the last, with original gears, but no idea who made it.

 

I posted some pix of a Shimizu a while ago, but I see now that there's a message saying I have to update my account to enable third party (photobucket) hosting.  Once I work out what that means hopefully the pictures will all come back.  Doc's right about the first one being used in Climax kits.  Entire kits were available on ebay from Hong Kong for a while in water damaged boxes for $40.

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

Hi Steve

 

Thanks for the ID on number 2 - I had never heard of Shimizu before!

 

Did they produce kits or RTRs?

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

Hello Peter,
yes, here are two examples from the LASCM collection. You can see the chassis in question in the Lotus kit:

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#9 Peter Davison

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:55 PM

Thanks guys







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