Riggen 1/32 RTR Pro-Am Series
Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:40 AM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:15 PM
I had one of those German Staff cars (in Burgundy with a white roof) until recently, but a pal of mine is into hotrods so it's in his collection now.
I agree, would be great to see some re-pops of these.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:31 PM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 04:26 PM
Here are three McLarens, L to R M8A, M8B & M8D or are they?
Are they all Riggen? The M8B in the middle looks larger in scale and out of place with the other two which may explain why it's not the same as Chapman's.
The Riggen bodies seemed to be "Pre-Womp" and maybe inspired the womp with the short 3" wheelbase so they are not quite scale. Part # for riggen M8B RTR is 267 and X267 for the body I believe. The other two Mclarens I have no part numbers yet.
Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:56 AM
Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:15 AM
somewhere I posted some picks of my riggen ice truck (or named something like that)
I have the pinto too - I like the riggens by brimhall - somewhere 'not quite' thingies but really
emobodied 'fun' in my opinion
Posted 04 December 2010 - 06:16 AM
Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:14 PM
1/ 1966 to 1971: genuine Riggen cars, 1/24 and 1/32 scale, always with brass chassis, always packed in cardboard boxes. From 1971, HO scale too. Riggen purchases the old Revell track molds and issues their first racing sets that include 1/32 and HO cars mix. Then they bite the financial dust.
2/ 1972 to 1982: the company has been sold to Gayla Industries, and the brass chassis are liquidated, no more 1/24 scale cars, then the 1/32 scale tooling is used for making aluminum chassis. New body molds are created, the HO production continues. All the 1/32 scale cars are now sold on vacuum formed trays and a clear vacuum formed top.
3/ 1982 to 2004: Gayla bites the dust, REH purchases the inventory and sells it until the early 1990's, then runs out of chassis, so a new tooling is made for a brass chassis as well as a few newer bodies. These are still called Riggen but are sold mainly in racing sets that include re-popped Revell track.
The truly collectible Riggen cars are the ones made in the 1960's under the JAD name in the 1/24 scale (powered by Mabuchi FT26 motors), then the 1/24 scale "Group 12" and "Group 20" using Japanese nickel plated multiple-hinge chassis and Mura motors, then the 1/32 scale cars with brass chassis and using Cox guides and Cox NASCAR and Super-NASCAR 16D sized motors.
Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:46 PM
Thanks Howmet. The BRM #109 on the catalog page Mirrorman supplied doesn't have a driver so who knows what mine could be.
I found out my Chap 2E was actually marketed as a 2G and is part # 320.
Thanks TSRF for that info, seems complicated like many of the other companies.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:08 AM
and a Riggen VW Beetle
Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:12 PM
One question: I can see that the 1966-71 cars had a brass chassis, and the 1970 article says so as well, but the motors in that article are endbell driven. I wonder when Riggen switched from can drive to endbell drive?
Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:08 AM
It is the same as the other HO chassis except for the guide flag. The HO only had brass wipers and the Pro-Am I believe used braided wire. This particular chassis is under a Riggen Mr Hot Rod Coupe, which I don't believe was part of the Pro-Am series.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:16 AM
Glad that this thread has been revived, I hadn't even identified the body before and now I know much more about the Riggen Pro-Am cars too. Thanks guys.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:19 PM
Not exactly: I believe that the chassis you show is a replica made in the 1990s. The genuine Riggen HO cars were a bit different in their chassis construction and had black guides. Here is what they look like, check the chassis design details:
Riggen_Boss_HO_Chassis.gif 33.98KB 7 downloads
But generally speaking, yes, they look similar.
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