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Nice rails guys!

Lee, you could clean up those tires on a truing machine, but maybe slower than usual and/or with finer sandpaper. I did that last year on some white silicones that had flat spots.

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Very nice, a real piece of art, Lee. I have always appreciated K&B's



but yours looks much better to me. Not sure if a painted driver will improve it, but there is not harm in trying.
Glad you posted that Houses, reminded me that I never finished this one.

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Because the K&B is so wide, I personally think they look better with the bigger motors (DC85 & Ram 850) this one will be getting a body to make it a comp altered rather than a rail. I'll get it done soon and post pics.
 

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Nice rails guys!

Lee, you could clean up those tires on a truing machine, but maybe slower than usual and/or with finer sandpaper. I did that last year on some white silicones that had flat spots.

Don
Cheers Don, I'll do that if I get the chance to run it, for now it's just a shelf queen so will leave as is for now.
 

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Well, I've had this Polar Lights Batmobile kit in the cupboard for many years . So I thought I would put it together .
For starters , the moulded black body needs some polishing to remove some fine hair like stripes . So I used some mild car polish . It done the job. Then I assembled the body , cut the plastic figures of Batman and Robin and placed them as per instructions .....Was it easy ? No way! But I finally sanded and glued them up.
Then came the chassis , motor placement and wheel placement ...that was easy .. well .....not really , firstly I tested the fit to the body ...noticed the wheel arches are shaped inwards, so I had to adjust the spacers both front and rear . Instead of using the double sided tape , I decided to use Velcro....much easier to adjust chassis to body .
Then I placed the chassis inside the body and that was that .
Next came the stickers ....absolutely horrid set of stickers , kept on falling apart . I used some , but also used auto tape. The original stickers looked good on the sheet , but faded as soon as you placed them in warm water . Anyhow , I done my best with what was at hand . It looks ok , nothing brilliant .......I guess .... " It is what it is "
Final comment ...no wheel rims in the kit .
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there was general disappointment with this kit when it came out a few years ago (10?), mostly concerning the running gear and it's lack of simple engineering, if I remember. Kept me from buying one, although I do have both the static PL and Imai kits. One of these days I'll get to one!
 

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It's definately not for a novice ! There are many things wrong with it . Example .....if you screw in the motor attachment screws as they are , they will hit the motor bobbins . So you need to either use shorter screws or cut the supplied screws in half. The screw that attaches the crown gear is useless , I changed to a hex grub screw . You need to glue down the rear axle bearings , as they spin . The bonnet bump leans to the left. The tyres need to be glued down as they spin on the wheel . A solution to rectify playing around with spacers , is to supply the correct size , for an easier build, not just have 2 long spacers which need cutting . I could go on , but that's enough to give people an idea of the quality of engineering .
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