Entries on 17-June 06
I intend this as a sort of test blog, laying out the plans and stages I go through when building a slot car. It might change over time or be replaced completely as I get used to laying out a blog.
First off is choosing a kit.
This is guided by whether I am building for an Event, a particular race or just because I want the car in question. However the research, planning and detail don't change too much.
What does change is the amount of time and effort I put in. For a vintage type event for instance, the time, energy and attention to detail put in is vastly more than for say, a one off race series. Models I simply want in my collection are usually more time consuming and demanding, effortwise, than a race car.
This time I am going to concentrate on a car simply because I want it in my collection, it is the Bauer version of the Bill Thomas 'Cheetah'...
The kit is fully detailed, with the body being a very high quality rework of the Original from Cox. It is also prepainted...
When I choose a model to build I then think about what to add in terms of running gear and extras. In this case I decided on a light kit from Overdrive and a wheel/axle/insert set from BWA. Tyres will be Ninco F1 or Ortmann copies (a straight fit onto the BWA rears in this case).
The kit is designed to utilise an adapted MRRC Cobra Chassis so that will do and I have decided to leave the final decision on motor until I can do some testing...
More in the next entries, covering Research/Building the kit/Building and Tuning the running gear and track time.