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#1 Waldo

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:46 AM

Hello,
 
A few days I asked for help identifying some older piccomat bodies.
 
There was a short discussion about these kind of bodies.
 
Some called them speed blobs, AKA old wing car bodies, one member called them even "chassis covers" (BTW I don't know, why his answer in the other thread has disappeared).
 
I painted one of the bodies (marked as Porsche 936) and put an old American Line chassis underneath. I hope it's the correct forum for a car like this:
 
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Chassis
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It runs really well (weight 108 grams.)
 
Bye,
 
Walter
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

(BTW I don't know, why his answer in the other thread has disappeared).


Walter, there were a number of off-topic posts in your body ID thread that I split off into a new thread HERE. I probably should have noted in your thread that I split those posts out and I apologize for not doing so.

The chassis covers remark is still in the split-off thread.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

Good-looking blob, uh, car.
 
I like it.
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

Yes Walter, your car looks very nice! With that body on a brass/wire chassis, some people won't know whether to call it a wing car or a scale car. :)  In my opinion, it doesn't matter what they call it, it's still a fine car.

Some wing car critics have never raced a wing car. What they state is what they observed somewhere or read elsewhere, not based what they have experienced. Myself, I raced open-class wing cars from 1970-1981. Granted, the cars of that era were much different than the wing cars of today. Scale class cars back then simply did not exist.

Build some more beauties to show us here. :to_become_senile:
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:06 PM

Walter,

 

Really nice and clean build !! :sun_bespectacled: 

 

Keep up the fine work, VERY Cool...... :victory: 

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:02 AM

Here is another "blob", I built the last few days.  :)

 

It was identified as maybe a Lola T292.

 

I put it on a PCB-board-chassis (which is really easy to work with)

 

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It only weighs 86 grams and runs really well (powered by a 13D SRP motor, geared 12:42)

 

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The PCB board solders really well and is quite flexible.

 

 

greetings

Walter


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:49 AM

I like what you are doing.  What tools are you using to make/build your chassis?


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:06 AM

@ John:

For cutting the PCB board I'm using a "dremel" (made by Skil  :)) and a modelling table saw with a diamond saw blade (I use it even for brass sheets).

For soldering a 75W-Weller soldering iron and an older tire truer (made in the 80's or 90's)

 

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greetings 

Walter


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