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#81 GAS41T

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

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Something I would do just quietly 😉
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Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:37 PM

Not sure if this has been done before, more than likely has.

I had an empty Slot.it case and noticed that you could put the base on the cover like a podium.
So cut out a section, laid some copper tape and PVA'd cover to base and added a 9V battery.
A bit of sponge in the hole and a bit of water / shellite / electrical cleaner and VOILA!! one tyre cleaner.

Works well.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 06:48 PM

I used to just do this.

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But modified it so its less prone to bending shafts.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:38 PM

Try cutting the headlight reflector shape you want from the plastic foil of a pill/tablet blister pack.

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:00 PM

View PostRoger Miller, on 30 August 2016 - 06:48 PM, said:

I used to just do this.



But modified it so its less prone to bending shafts.

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I like this idea so I thought I would give it a try. My pliers wouldn't open far enough to drill from the flat serrated inside so I thought I would drill from the curved outside. Got my marker out to draw centrelines etc. Put the pliers in the vice and went to mark the hole position with a centre punch.

Wacked the centrepuch with a hammer and blunted the end. :angry: My pliers must be better spec? :o :lol:

Edited by FLY in the wall, 10 November 2016 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:02 PM

Hiya,

See the holed one has been heated. [discolored]
See the pivot bolt comes out, allowing drilling from clamp side.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

Bushings sloppy in the chassis?? Wrap the bushing with a thin length of PTFE thread tape.

A bit fiddly but works very well. You need a cutting board and an Exacto knife to make some thin strips about 120mm long. 60mm per bushing. Then simply snap the bushing in as usual.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:36 PM

View PostFLY in the wall, on 16 April 2017 - 04:22 PM, said:

Bushings sloppy in the chassis?? Wrap the bushing with a thin length of PTFE thread tape.

A bit fiddly but works very well. You need a cutting board and an Exacto knife to make some thin strips about 120mm long. 60mm per bushing. Then simply snap the bushing in as usual.

Not my idea.

But bushings SHOULD be sloppy in the chassis to start with - eg on Scaley or Fly or Ninco. If they aren't I file until they are.
Then you set the ride height with some gapping shims under the chassis, bushings square on (not twisted), then you glue them in place.

Surely the better way to set up collar bushings.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

For those of you who play with scenery but fall over when they see the price of a bag of "grass" at between $9 and $14, I've purchased a couple of florists blocks instead.
These are the green foam squares florists use in flower arrangements.
I use a fine cheese grater to mince them into grass.
1 square yields about 1 litre of grass (half an ice cream container) or about 4 bags worth.
Looks exactly the same as the Woodland Scenics though the blocks only come in one colour.
Cost? About $2 a block from Spotlight.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

Plastic gutter guard is good for using as fencing

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

View PostSlotsNZ, on 16 April 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

View PostFLY in the wall, on 16 April 2017 - 04:22 PM, said:

Bushings sloppy in the chassis?? Wrap the bushing with a thin length of PTFE thread tape.

A bit fiddly but works very well. You need a cutting board and an Exacto knife to make some thin strips about 120mm long. 60mm per bushing. Then simply snap the bushing in as usual.

Not my idea.

But bushings SHOULD be sloppy in the chassis to start with - eg on Scaley or Fly or Ninco. If they aren't I file until they are.
Then you set the ride height with some gapping shims under the chassis, bushings square on (not twisted), then you glue them in place.

Surely the better way to set up collar bushings.

I'm not setting up a race car or aligning bushings using a SCC alignment kit. I was simply optimizing two OOB Scalextric trucks with wobbly wheels. I could have glued the bushings in with nail polish or, or. but that is permanent or semi permanent at best. I read about the thread tape and thought I would try it.

Edited by FLY in the wall, 17 April 2017 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

bump - any other good tips or tricks ?





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