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Using the Ocar body I have built myself a working slotcar.

There are some things I'm not happy with but there are a few more that I am happy with.

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This body was orinally over 30 grams but is now 21grams in the paint.The wheels are BWA with BWA insert copies.

The paint is from an auto store touch up spray can ....a Mitsi colour I think.

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The chassis is my usual wire and brass rod using a rear bracket from BWA.

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Next, some serious shake down laps.......help ! where is my track!!


John Warren

Slotcars are my preferred reality

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seeing as thought there are some bits you aren't happy with, send it over here :)

 

Very nice work what motor are you running in it?

 

cheers

David

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This is a nice car to drive also, Munter you know my track is available every Saturday morn 10 till 1pm.......


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seeing as thought there are some bits you aren't happy with, send it over here :)

 

Very nice work what motor are you running in it?

 

cheers

David

 

Get in the queue David .. . . there's a spot about 8 bodies back, - behind all our club guys who have seen it toodling round and gone, "tasssssty"

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Nice Work Munter also good to see the chassie that you have built. Only way to go, the plastic chassie,s always seem to be a waste of space

Cheers

Slider

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nice, surprising no rtr mobs build this car, there are enough kits around to imply a market for them. I'm about to undertake the protoslot 58 lm version, only my skills are not yet diversified into brass chassis, so a plastic and glue chassis for me...


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Nice work there John.

I did one of them a number of years ago for the Tassie Tiger proxy.I cant find a pick at present. I cut the wheel spats of mine though.

I made some head light covers out of some of that clear vac form covering you get with cakes at the supermarkets. the one I used had little dimple molded into it that had the right curvature for the covers. I just gently pressed the plastic into the headlight recesses with my thumb to form a witness mark on the plastic and then trimmed to size. I then glued them to the body with microclear PVA adhesive.

Enjoy the new conveyance

regards

Alan

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Hi Phil no mine was an Ocar, I can relate to John's comment on getting the weight out of the shell, spent a lot of time carving and dremelling(is that a word?)I think Terry had the Resilient Resin shell. Mine was the BRG one, couldn't find the Aston green in time

 

Alan

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Could this be an IPS contender
It could be but I am uncertain of the rules...I did look briefly once.

 

Yeah Phil the lights...I might pick mine out and set them deeper....there are neat little recesses for light covers.

 

If I was using the PCS chassis I would be very particular about the body weight and a heavy body and light chassis doesnt sound like an ideal situataion to me.

 

I also wondered about the gloss finish....I think Phil probably has a more realistic look.

 

The motor is a scaley ff 50 but will probably change to a low power version soon.

 

Thanks for all comments

 

regards

munter


John Warren

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Nice job Munter. Can't for the life of me see what it is that you could possibly be 'not happy with' other than weight.

 

Might I make a request of you and Phil and the other brass building boys? Is there any chance we can have some beginners level tutorials on brass chassis building? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would be interested in such. Things like why you prefer a particular method over others; benefits of various styles to the handling of the finished car; wire and rod vs brass plate; that sort of thing.

 

I know a lot of it is a matter of personal preference but even just a basic guide of 'this style of chassis is good at doing that' or 'adding this feature might help to counteract something else'. It would be great to see how you lads go about what you do and how you make your decisions.

 

Some really basic chassis styles that could be demonstrated and explained for those who are interested in a starting point. It would be a priceless to have such a resource in a single, easy to find place.

 

Waddayathink?

 

Embs


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Can't for the life of me see what it is that you could possibly be 'not happy with' other than weight.

the car weighs 81 grams....I've been building with the scales getting plenty of use lately.

 

The chassis thing? well you can see my crude little effort. Have a look, you can see the piano wire right angle loop and the brass rod.

I have made chassis' out of tube and or rod but having wire in the chassis gives something brass doesn't..... which is.....???????


John Warren

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Nice job Munter. Can't for the life of me see what it is that you could possibly be 'not happy with' other than weight.

 

Might I make a request of you and Phil and the other brass building boys? Is there any chance we can have some beginners level tutorials on brass chassis building? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would be interested in such. Things like why you prefer a particular method over others; benefits of various styles to the handling of the finished car; wire and rod vs brass plate; that sort of thing.

 

I know a lot of it is a matter of personal preference but even just a basic guide of 'this style of chassis is good at doing that' or 'adding this feature might help to counteract something else'. It would be great to see how you lads go about what you do and how you make your decisions.

 

Some really basic chassis styles that could be demonstrated and explained for those who are interested in a starting point. It would be a priceless to have such a resource in a single, easy to find place.

 

Waddayathink?

 

Embs

 

yes! YES!

 

Lots of step-by-step pics! Which brackets to use? Body mounting? The lot!

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See... I knew I wasn't the only one.

 

Are the brackets still available now that BWA aren't around? And weren't the BWA ones only suitable for the slimline motors? And is it difficult to build without the brackets? And what should one use instead? And come to that, why do you use the bracket as a starting point?

 

I'm sure there's a whole lot more questions I could ask.


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Are the brackets still available now that BWA aren't around?

 

Yes several suppliers have them. PM in the US and Chas Keeling in the UK.

 

BWA ones only suitable for the slimline motors

 

Yes.

 

is it difficult to build without the brackets

You can make your own with a bit of engineering (fitting?) knowledge.

 

I always intend to do a build article and have started several times. But in the mean time here are a few sites.

 

Chris Briggs Chassis Building

 

Scratch Built .com

Graham Windle


Phil

 

Hobart Miniature Car Club

 

Tassie Resins

 

Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi All

I went delving back into the Auslot archives depositry (or is that supository) and found the build thread on my tassie targa entry.

http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2531-team-broke-tassie-targa-entry/

If you want to find out more on building chassis' I would suggest you just spend some time trawling through the scratchbuilt areas of the the different forums. there's some good work in the one here, slotblog's is good as is Slot Forum International's, there is some good stuff there , look for the work of David Lawson. he makes some nice simple chassis'. There are other places around too, just google scratchbuilt and slot car, do some research of your own, far more rewarding than having it handed to you on a plate.

The BWA brackets are no longer available though professor motor may have some remaining stock. If anyone else has spare ones they'll be hanging on to them I reckon.

Peter VH at Mobile Raceways did do a brass and a stainless steel rear bracket in varying sizes at one stage. they were designed for 1/24 classic type chassis but could be used to make a 1/32 chassis. I used one to make simple chassis a while back. they come as a flat cut out piece that you have to bend it up to form the bracket. I think I posted it here a while back but need to go find it again.

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I merely thought it'd be useful to get some Skippy/Kiwi based resources together with the idea that people can then spend less time researching and more time doing. Having to search stuff out often take days to wade through information, time which could be better spent working on the project in question.


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Lenny I though your DBR1 was a R.R body?

 

I should still have a pic will do a search later.

 

Mine was a RR body Phil.

 

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