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#1 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:11 PM

Just finishing my build on a '57 T-Bird for our gas class at Mr Slotcar in Melbourne, Australia.

Car has been painted in clear blue over a silver base. It has a scratchbuilt chassis with Chinese stainless main rails. Power comes from a Parma 16D with a Pro Slot super 16 arm built by Peter Dimmers from Mr Slotcar.

I just need to do a few more detail items but I will post some results when I get a chance.

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#2 Geary Carrier

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:13 PM

Sweet...


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Yes, to be sure, this is it...


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 05:59 AM

Love it


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#4 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM

Thanks guys.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

Beautiful car Tom. Could you show those of us with a chassis fetish, a top side photo of the chassis too? :laugh2:  Not a big deal, but is that 1st photo printed backwards? The white class lettering & numbers appears so.


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#6 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:26 AM

Thanks Bill my camera on the back of my phone is scratched pretty bad so the only way I can take photos at the moment is with the selfie camera that's why the pictures are backwards.

I will take some pictures of the top of the chassis tomorrow.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:51 AM

Cool that the style of chassis is still the way to go 50 years later. Great car.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:58 AM

Awesome! Nice work!


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

Sorry was'nt able to get a good photo of the top they were coming out to dark but here is a couple anyway.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:59 AM

Thanks Tom! :) I forgot to mention I like your dump tubes. They have "gasser" all over them.  I notice your AT (adjustable timing) endbell is set at zero timing. Have you had the chance to see how the car runs with a little more advance timing?


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:09 AM

Love those wheels!  They really make the "look".

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#12 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:39 PM

Thanks guys Dave sometimes back to basics is the best way to go.

Jairus those wheels are JDS halibrand drag wheels they look as nice in person as they do in the pics.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:36 AM

I'm listening to my Doo - Wop music all day - great construction and design !

 

thanks for bringing back memories of those wonder years !

 

have a nice day :)

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