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Perfect Day

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Her indoors was out for the day and I could indulge myself so after watching the Isle of Man TT review on Eurosport (extremely scary) I spent a wonderful hot and sunny Saturday morning out in the Morris Minor and pottering around second hand bookshops where I picked up the Anthony Pritchard "Maserati - A Racing Hisory" and a couple of other good motor racing reference books. I can see a scratchbuilt Streamlined Maserati 250F as a future project.

I then dozed through the F1 qualifying session on TV and woke refreshed for an hour or so in the model room soldering up an F1 chassis.

I put together the chassis while listening to my choice of music as well as browsing through magazines and books for other ideas for future slot cars.

I finished off the afternoon with half an hour driving a few slot cars in the summerhouse and a glass of something nice and cold in the garden.

What a perfect day and a very selfish one!

Here's the chassis.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

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At least you can get that rear bracket into a car!
For my Matra, I've had to make a complete rear bracket assembly from scratch because nothing is narrow enough where the rear axle exits the gearbox.... guess we all have our problems with these tiny things...

PS - that chassis is gorgeous!! But... 3-4 hours? I've spent 2 now on just getting the motor mount and rear axle carriers shaped.... and haven't soldered anything yet!..... do you give courses? Like Speed-Building 101?
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Excellent, David!

That is yet another plus to a hard shell - it will retain things like that suspension detail. I'm still planning mine out, but 90% of it will be attached to the chassis - it's the stuff that must be stuck on the vac body that worries me.

Once again.... thanks for more inspiration!
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Marmite sandwich pack or not, it looks superb!

And that is a nice looking bracket.

QUOTE I plan to enter each car I build but by the time I finish them I get sort of attached to them

Maybe you could intentionally build a dud, and enter that? Then, the rest of us could breath a little easier!

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