@ Dr. Pea - I'm missing my C36 sometimes - but actually I love to drive with the Pajero - lot's of space! And as a contrast Evelyn offered me an extended weekend in Monaco - with a brandnew Lotus Elise 111R
I think I don't need Monaco, just roads to drive with that car - better name it a Kart with roof and 2 seats! best british car actually available - IMHO!
@ Russel - you need longer Axles - I think the information will be part of the instructions?
If you run ANY "glue" (traction compound) on your tracks, the 1/24-scale TSRF chassis will have too much grip with the sponge tires and will "tilt" (lift on its side and de-slot). The simple and effective remedy for this is simply to cut down on the width of the actual tire contact patch as shown in this picture, as it makes a huge difference:
This cutting down of the tires made the cars much more predictable and a full second faster on both a King and a Hillclimb track with "spray glue" applied.
We don't allow any 'glue' or other compounds on any of the tracks so not an issue but a good tip!
I have a question related to cutting down tyres..
I have a 1/24 Testors Ferrari Testarossa that my son is building, it will run on one of your TSRF24 chassis BUT - the front wheels/tyres are too large in diameter. Do you have any advice on how to trim these down? being held onto the axle with the 'c' clips so they turn free on the axle is presenting a problem.
I also wonder if you have a fix for the fact that the fronts are about 3 mm too wide for the front of the Testarossa?
You mean a plastic model kit?
The TSRF front tires are 1" in diameter, or 24" in scale, and 1/2" wide or 12" in scale, a pretty standard combination for modern racing cars as well as vintage. The real TR front tires (if we are talking about a 1986 to 1992 TR of course) were 25.5" and 9" wide. So the question is "why would they not fit? I guess I can predict the answer: the body is lowered for racing... so the "road" grond clearance is reduced to a point where the body interferes with the front tires, correct?
Since the wheels are 18" in scale, this is going to be tough to do. I would recommend that you find a smaller and narrower wheel/tire combination and drill a new axle hole through the steel pan, then solder a brass axle tubing.
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