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  1. Thanks for the information on the motors Chris. Nice Ferrari 158, looking forward to building the other one I have. I suppose I'll keep one or two Brabham's with the posi-lock wheels but replace one with other wheels (probably the one I'll make from resin) The shot of the chassis with the brass plate was apparently used on an Atlas Porsche or Ford Gt, thanks to a another forum member for this information. I'm catching up with my mate today who has the Atlas Ferrari pictured in the first post, I just want to see what chassis was on that one to compare.
  2. My NSR Aston Martin is set up quite basically but runs quite well at WASCRG on the wood track. I say quite basically but this is pretty much what I have picked up off the forum over the years. Check to see if chassis isn't warped. Rear bearings glued in. Screw the motor in place with the holes provided, don't think the standard cars come with the screws for this. Motor is hot glued in place, across the front and back of the motor to the motor pod, be careful not to foul the rear axles. Rear tyres glued and trued (must say since we went from the NSR tyres to the MJK I don't glue them anymore), just use tyres that are a tighter fit. Use grub srews to adjust the height of the front axle, top and bottom. True the front tyres down so they're about 1mm off the track., needed at WASCRG since the track braid is slightly lower than the track itself due to recoats over the years. Coat the front tyres in Supa Glue, allow to dry then true and polish. Repeat if you really want to. Use guide spacers if needed to keep the nose of the car off the track. Oil the rear bearings, lightly grease the gears. I've never really added any extra weight to my NSR GT cars apart from some Blu-tac to the chassis area just being the guide. This set up has worked for me for years and keeps up with or beats the other NSR GT cars at WASCRG. This is all for a wood track, with regards to racing on a Carrera plastic track I'd say you would definitely need to add more weight if running magless. I'm by no means an expert when it comes to setting up these cars and there's many more here on the forum who have been racing for years longer. Matt
  3. Just checked the chassis's on the 3 Atlas Brabham's and the Ferrari which I have. Here's a photo of what these 4 have. Although very similar to the original Atlas Ferrari I restored they differ slightly. Here's a photo I put up a couple of years back of the Atlas Ferrari chassis before it was cleaned and fitted to the Ferrari. The main differences being the axle size like Den has said, and the brass plate under the rear of the chassis which is fixed to the rear axle. Was just looking through some boxes and I have another one of the Atlas chassis's. If you hadn't of mentioned the two different makes I would never have known. cheers Matt
  4. Cheers for the information Den. I'll check the axle sizes and see what they are. I know the bodies are definitely Atlas Brabham as it has it stamped inside. I'll have to grab the Ferrari which I restored for my mate (in the first post) and check the chassis etc and compare. I also checked in the box of stuff he gave me and the other Atlas Ferrari has the same wheels as the 3 Brabham's. cheers Matt
  5. Even if the rims are turned around they still don't look right, with the inner part still sticking out. All 3 have solid axles unlike the 2 Atlas Ferraris I have which have the threaded axles with locking nuts. Just weird that all 3 were purchased separately but have the same wheels. These have like a 'Collet' type fitting to hold them to the axle. This is how they look the other way round Either way they don't look right, just wanted to know if it was just a coincidence that all 3 have the same wheels or were made like this.
  6. Hi all. Was after some help regarding the wheels on the Atlas Brabham. I have been given 3 of these cars from a mate to restore, all purchased separately from different people over the years but all have the same wheels. My thinking is that they must have come with these wheels being that all 3 are the same. But when I look up the Atlas Brabham on the net they all show different wheels. Here's one. And a close up of the wheels. And all 3 with the same wheels. This is a pic I found on the net which shows what all the other Atlas Brabham I have found have. Pretty much the same as what were on the Atlas Ferrari I restored some time back. Are/where these aftermarket wheels fitted at a later date or are they the original wheels. I'll probably make a mold of the best Brabham as the other 2 have damage to the bodies, one is cracked across the nose, the other in 3 pieces. All 3 chassis are in excellent condition, just need new tyres and screens and the exhaust pipes extended where they have snapped off. I believe John (Munter) makes the screens so will be hitting him up for some. As always, any help is appreciated. cheers Matt
  7. Yeah I usually fill the old screens with clay and raise them slightly so you get a better shape when vac forming. Re-glued, filled the 5mm gap to the left hand window with some styrene and filled all the smaller missing bits. The screen was in about 6 pieces but I think it will work. I'll sand it up today. Then I'll see if I can make clear resin copies for the headlights.
  8. Cheers John. Was just out in the shed having a look at the broken screen. Figured if I can fill/sand cars etc to produce a smooth finish I can have a crack at repairing the original screen, then try to vac form it. I'll give this a go first, if all else fails I might need to take you up on your offer.
  9. Wondering whether anyone makes or has made a reproduction windscreen for the Scalextric James Bond Aston Martin DB4. Currently finishing off a project but don't have a screen. The original screen is no good to vac-form as it was broken into a few pieces, I re-glued what I had hoping to make up a new screen but am missing a piece of the left hand window. Any help is always appreciated. cheers Matt
  10. G'day old man, Amazed they let you in. Hopefully they end this lockdown tonight and we can race at Syd's tomorrow night. Good to see you here. Matt
  11. G'day Terry, I'll take all 3 please. Pity you don't have the Minolta as well, been looking for that one for a while. cheers Matt PM sent
  12. Usually a short text message with shed opening times. We do have a race calender on the WASCRG site which shows the date and classes of the next event. Usually every fortnight, depending on Syd's work hours. We can comment on the WASCRG site but not all members will look at this so texts works the best for us.
  13. Nice work on the Ute Mac. Mobbzee's pic looks to be one of the MJK utes they did some years back. I seem to recall they did the Ford BA and the Holden VE utes. K @ S Slots (Outlaw Resins) on FB also have done a few Ford and Holden utes as well a couple of years back. I had a crack at a 3D printed ute some time back, thinks it's a one off Holden/Corvette, missing the wing here but it does have a nice shape to it IMO.
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