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As ever, ready at the last minute. For those who don't know, the Bordeaux vintage slot meeting is on this weekend.

Work is keeping me rather busy this year, so I have stuck with some simple kit bashing (rather than carve something out of solid marble (or balsa))

First, 1/32nd, a reworked Revell Ferrari GTO: The Nart 1962 entry (as suggested by young Pete "Seferd")





In the last 3 years I have used a can motor which looses a lot to the open frame motors on the Carrera track.
This year, I decided to join the "elite" and build myself an open frame motor.


It is an Atlas with RX type brushes (quite rare) and home made double pole pieces. (seems to go OK, but a bit short of top end)
Chassis is a mixture of Atlas with reclaimed brass bits.

Next the 1/24th car.

Joel
 

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Now the 1/24th car. Every collection should have at least one car in Gulf colours.

Here is mine: Porsche 917 (Fujimi kit) as driven by Jacky Oliver at Sebring 1971 (before the accident!)

Annoyingly, the kit is for the Daytona version, the orange stripe is too short!!!! I had to buy a second kit just for the decals (ouch!)

Because of the open rear decking, I tried to fit as much engine detail as I could (to avoid the black hole effect).


The chassis is a Dynamic, fitted with another home made motor, Atlas 906 (sort of flatened 36D) with a Champion 707 arm. It is a bit wild, and I might revert to last year's version (same motor, different arm) which was much nicer to drive.


See you there!

Joel
 

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Thanks Kev, I'll need luck.
2 home made motors, one of them is bound to go wrong!
Still, the city is great, the company fine, and the food&drink rather nice!
Who cares if the motors blow up?

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Nice Joel - I especially like the "blue tack" wire holders on the Porsche....

And why does everybody need at least one car with Gulf colors? I hope to finish my life Gulfless and Golfless...

Interesting double pole experiment on the Atlas motor too; not sure it's needed as much as on the Triangs, but be interested to see how it goes. It was the first version of the Atlas motor that had those Pittman style brushes, but they must have changed over pretty quickly!

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Nice cars Joel.

For a change my cars are ready with a day to spare. I'm going to learn from previous experience hopefully and not fiddle with them. They're packed in the top box of my bike and I'm really looking forward to my ride down on Friday.

See you in the Irish Bar

Cheers

John
 

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QUOTE (dgersh @ 1 Jun 2011, 22:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And why does everybody need at least one car with Gulf colors? I hope to finish my life Gulfless and Golfless...

Don

To this French teenager, the Gulf Fords and Porsches just looked so sensational in the race reports of the period (You need to read "Champion" more often, and not just for the slot articles).
Although for years you couldn't find the correct transfers, now the world is awash with the stuff.

In testing, the little Atlas was working fine, not much top end, so I'll have to experiment with brush springs.

Joel
 
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