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#51 jokar124

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 09:28 PM

.........and that's a Marx chassis under it, not Revell.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 07:54 PM

i'd love to buy one and return it as not as described. generate some black marks. 

id put up 100.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:27 PM

I just made a mistake trying to watch the YouTube video of the running of this car.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:54 PM

The car runs better than I thought it would.

 

It would be a cool car for about $35.

 

Maybe $40, with a driver about half that size.

 

Have I been pronouncing Revell wrong, all my life? Lol


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:54 PM

Nice car, ought to be worth $35-$40.

 

I also see the guy with crazy prices has a Viper for $300 and a Stinger for $600.  Both are just used, not new.    I guess there is no listing fee, so he is only out his time to list them.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 09:59 PM

Matt,

Go back to see my post, right before yours.

 

It's unanimous.

 

$35 -$40. LOL


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:39 AM

Mike, I guess your post went in about the same time as mine!!!

 

There seems to be plenty of  auctions to keep this thread going.   This morning there is a hard body 2E, looks to be resin or maybe a Japanese model kit on a standard Cox mag frame.   It's only $500+, but it comes with a wood block.   The Cox part is a $20 chassis.

 

If these kind of auctions ever sell, it just proves the sellers are smarter about selling slot cars then I am!

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...78AAOSwY35fLMLm


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 10:38 AM

These "overly high priced" auctions remind me of an old Jack in the Box commercial.  There was a guy sitting on a chair with nothing else in his roped off area at a food trade show.  Jack comes up to him and asks what he's offering and the guy says he's a taste tester and the cost is $25,000.  Jack is shocked and walks off only to come by later to see several guys, who are obviously McDonalds Reps, having the taste tester guy test their food.  The bottom line here is that it only takes one! 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 11:55 AM

Not slot car related but here's a doozy.... Note there's no offer option:

 

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:36 PM

and all this time i thought that the fourth axis was Time, not rotation about one of the other three. 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:12 PM

Speedy, this shop manufacturers hollow paper drills. My guess is they're used in book bindery somehow. How why would I need a 4-axis drill unless I was doing brain surgery?  :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 04:35 PM

corrugated cardboard, sure, but i've never seen hollow paper! Lol. let alone trying to drill a hole in it. 

 

to a pilot, all three axes are rotational: pitch, roll and yaw. but they don't call 'em 4th, 5th and 6th! even though they translate through x, y and z. 


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 10:22 PM

Speedy, this shop manufacturers hollow paper drills. My guess is they're used in book bindery somehow. How why would I need a 4-axis drill unless I was doing brain surgery?  :laugh2:  :laugh2:

 

:D So what would 5-axis be used for? :D

 

BTW... you can get same used item *with warranty* for less than $8k....and if you want a shiney new one less than $12k...


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 10:29 AM

In CNC programming, X is right and left, Y is in and out, and Z is up and down (either quill or knee). The fourth axis is rotate, and turns the part around the X axis. Usually done on a rotary table mounted vertically, with it's axis of rotation aligned with the X axis. This is the "A" axis. The fifth axis is usually called tilt, but in reality it is a rotational movement with it's center of rotation aligned with the Y axis. This is the "B" axis. On newer machines designed specifically for 5 axis operations, the rotate and tilt features are built into the table. This means that programming works off a "floating" datum, that moves in space in relation to the "Home" position of the table. Not generally used is a 6th axis, called the "C" axis. That is the rotation of a rotary table mounted flat on the table. The reason that feature is seldom used is that any machining in that plane can be accomplished with the combination of the X and Y axis. 

 

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To throw a wrench into all this, some ultra-high speed 5-axis CNC machining centers use a swiveling spindle. On those, the A axis is the

spindle swiveling to angles right and left. The B axis is the spindle swiveling to angles toward the front and rear. Anyway, that's the best I can explain it. If that seems complicated, the company I worked for last just took delivery of three new 7-axis machines. These do all the things a 5-axis can do, plus face and turn the O.D. of a part like a lathe. Glad I got out of there when I did. 

 

As for the Hardinge attachment, it is used mostly to mill splines in shafts while the shaft is still in the turning center. 


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 10:30 AM

aha. thanks. 


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 06:39 PM

In CNC programming, X is right and left, Y is in and out, and Z is up and down (either quill or knee). The fourth axis is rotate, and turns the part around the X axis. Usually done on a rotary table mounted vertically, with it's axis of rotation aligned with the X axis. This is the "A" axis. The fifth axis is usually called tilt, but in reality it is a rotational movement with it's center of rotation aligned with the Y axis. This is the "B" axis. On newer machines designed specifically for 5 axis operations, the rotate and tilt features are built into the table. This means that programming works off a "floating" datum, that moves in space in relation to the "Home" position of the table. Not generally used is a 6th axis, called the "C" axis. That is the rotation of a rotary table mounted flat on the table. The reason that feature is seldom used is that any machining in that plane can be accomplished with the combination of the X and Y axis. 

 

attachicon.gif5axismovement.JPG

 

 

To throw a wrench into all this, some ultra-high speed 5-axis CNC machining centers use a swiveling spindle. On those, the A axis is the

spindle swiveling to angles right and left. The B axis is the spindle swiveling to angles toward the front and rear. Anyway, that's the best I can explain it. If that seems complicated, the company I worked for last just took delivery of three new 7-axis machines. These do all the things a 5-axis can do, plus face and turn the O.D. of a part like a lathe. Glad I got out of there when I did. 

 

As for the Hardinge attachment, it is used mostly to mill splines in shafts while the shaft is still in the turning center. 

 

The Hardinge indexer (it doesn't have the robustness of a rotary table) can be used to mill spiral features, drill hole patterns (I don't know why someone would this), mill cams and other things.

 

Things can real complicated in a hurry if a 4th-axis is teamed with a right angle spindle.

 

Here's a quick video demonstrating one type of 5-axis machine:

 


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:18 PM

https://www.ebay.com...4MAAOSwdLJfNbfE

 

Can anybody see why this would have $99 opening bid?   


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:47 PM

It must be the custom body!  :laugh2:  :laugh2:

 

 

It's being sold by the wife of Frank Sarkela, who used to own the raceway in Rohnert Park, CA.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 08:05 PM

Well, if you had nothing to start with, unlike guys with a basement full of bits, the sum of the parts is probably close.  The Almond repro chassis is $30, and the kind-of close wheels and tires, with spinners so bonus, must be $20-25-ish, motor, assuming it runs $10, and axles/nuts/guide $10, well it's a runable Batmo...  Another $15 and paint for a repro body and you've got a Batmobile, which is more and better than a Batmo.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 10:14 PM

A lot of the old stuff Frank sells was Mark Manions. Franks best friend, no longer with us,sad to say.  Franks a racer, dam good driver. I miss his raceway and the vintage race's he hosted. Mark was a big part of that vintage scene,I miss him too.

With a repo body this deal looks like it would be nice,mostly original, BZ bat.

Are those the stock BZ wheels? too bad it does not have the BZ rear tires.


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 05:27 AM

What I don't get is that she says the body is "dried up", when the whole rear end is hacked off... 

 

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 06:22 AM

Your a word guy Don so I assume he had this in mind....

 

What is another word for dried-up?

Adjective
Over and done with

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 07:30 AM

I was referring to Bill's comment, Martin: 

It's being sold by the wife of Frank Sarkela, who used to own the raceway in Rohnert Park, CA.

 

I'll stick to "dried up" for tires... and old people like me! 

 

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:56 AM

Don; The Hardinge attachment would be used to drill holes while the part is still in the lathe, using the same datum. You don't have the possibility of

of a mistake picking up the datum in a second set-up. Obviously, it needs to be used in a machine with spindle indexing, or the locations will be off. 



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 09:00 AM

When I looked at it, I saw a repro frame, wrong wheels and  no body.    I thought $100 was a lot to pay for a repro frame,  a motor and 4 knockoffs.   I've bought complete, correct BZ chrome chassis for less than $100 on ebay , so that was where my pricing came in.   I'd say the best part of the whole deal are the knockoffs. 


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