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Tony
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I am going to start building some of the more unusual race cars.
Currently in build is A P34 6 Wheel Tyrell then to follow
6 wheel March complete with 4 wheel drive
Next, Nissan Deltawing as in the picture, I have already ordered the body and decal set. I bet it'll handle like a pig but you never know. May have to put training wheels on it
May do the 6 wheeled Williams but it's just like the March.

I'm going to limit the cars to 1970 onwards, anymore suggestions for odd cars would be welcome
 

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Hy, Big T. where did you get the Delta Wing and decals. I,ve been banging on for a while about building one, but my wood carving skills are at best --kin awefull. what about the interesting, earlier open wheel indy cars, they had a six wheeler as well and i,m halfway into a march six wheeler, four wheels driven using tiny pulleys and an H frame all inside the body, that was the hardest part, lowering the front end and locking the wheel hight was the easy part. john
 

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Creating "odd" cars is something I enjoy. Forgive the indulgence but here is a selction of my "odd-ball" cars:

Tyrrell P34 (Matchbox body on Scalextric chassis)


Williams FW08 (SCX body and SCX/Scalextric chassis - not all rear wheels are driven!)


Ferrari 321T6 (Scalextric)



Good luck in your future builds!

Philip
 

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Tony
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Nice looking cars, bet the twin wheel Ferrari is dificult to pass
 

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Thanks Big T. its gotta be 1/24,[nissan deltawing] it looks to be a prime candidate for your sliding weight system and i think it will have a front wheel turning system[limited movement] coming off the guide, as the wheels are so narrow and so close together. john
 

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John
I have ordered the 1/24th as I reckon the 1/32nd will be difficult to get front wheels in. Maybe thats why they have decals of wheels on the decal sheet.
Tony
 

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QUOTE (Bigtone @ 8 Aug 2012, 08:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>John
I have ordered the 1/24th as I reckon the 1/32nd will be difficult to get front wheels in. Maybe thats why they have decals of wheels on the decal sheet.
Tony

The front tires of the Deltawing are only 10cm wide - If you can find something to scale (3mm in 1/32nd) it shouldn't be too difficult to make them fit.

Mike
 

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Mike, the problem is our rules only allow a minimum front wheel width of 4mm and the cars front track equates to under 19mm so everything is very tight. The only guide I would use would be a Cahoza wish is 20mm wide, it could be done but I fear with such a small front width it would be very vulnerable in a collision. Perhaps if I could find someone to cut a carbon fibre chassis I would consider a 1/32nd.
 

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i,m going to turn the front wheels from ally, with a smear of shoego on top to stop them rattleing. so the front wheel decals will come in handy. john
 

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John , if you are going to make your own wheels why not make a groove around them and fit some 'o' rings for tyes. Works well in 1/24th racing
 
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