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I set this body up on a PCS32 chassis...





I was hoping to do the Le mans winner of 1960 but not sure if this body represents this car...

I think the resin body is of a short wheel base version of the le mans car that were raced at the same time. Does anybody know what the wheelbase of the le mans version was?
 

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That looks a nice shell Marlon. Looks like there's room for a sidewinder chassis, which would allow a full cockpit.

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Alan
 

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Hello Rich,

Did a bit of house keeping on Photobucket and broke the links / lost some pics
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I've taken a few more, no more progress I'm afraid, MMK carrera 6 and my Bentley have taken priority
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But I may enter this in my 1st competition the PCS32 one next year in the resin section.

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I also have started one of these cars and used a Ninco 166mm chassis, wheels and tyres with a NC1 motor, great looking car from Resilient Resins.





Regards Bo
 

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Very nice
, lovely paintwork.
 

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Bo and Maf,

Is the TR designed to work with any specific chassis, either PCS 32 or Ninco 166? I am just gathering my courage to start working with kits and scratch-building - haven't built a model in over 30 years. RR's website doesn't give any info I could find on which chassis, if any, it is designed for.

Thanks to both of you for posting pictures,
Paul
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QUOTE RR's website doesn't give any info I could find on which chassis, if any, it is designed for.
They are not"designed"with any chassis in mind,they are just a bare bodyshell.

Putting chassis in model bodies of almost any description,is not hard at all,the chassis can be ANYTHING,Balsa,Cardboard,Plastic,Popsical sticks,Brass,Pianowire,proprietary,scratchbuilt,ready made,Resin,even a donor chassis out of another slot car.

Woods and plastic,as well as cardboard,are really good for first attempts,you can screw up a lot of Popsical sticks without incuring too much expense.I think the last box of 1,000 cost me about 6.00CDN.When you screw up,just pitch it in the bin,and have another go.
 

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Hi Paul,

Yes they are just a bare shell i.e. no mounting posts for any specific chassis. I would imagine Bo used the ninco 166 chassis as the wheelbase matches the shell.

I used a PCS32 chassis as the wheelbase is adjustable to suit most cars of this type. But whichever chassis you use, either your own scratch built one or a bought one, you'll have to find a way of mounting it to the body.

For my car I will screw some mounting posts to the chassis, place the body on and check ride height. I'll then cut/sand these posts until the correct ride height is achieved and while still screwed to the chassis will glue the posts to the body with some two part resin glue. Once set the chassis can be removed by unscrewing from the body.

This is just one of many ways of attaching a chassis. Hope this helps and give it a go. If you get stuck, post on here I'm sure someone would be able to help.

Marlon.
 

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Hi,
a Slot.it inliner HRS fits for sure. I am in the progress of building this car up at the moment.
I figured that a Slot.it Sidewinder might also fit.

The advantage of the Slot.it chassis is the adjustable wheelbase and length, plus youi can use Slot.it parts and aluminium wheels to fit wheelinserts in there!!

Nico

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"Woods and plastic,as well as cardboard,are really good for first attempts,you can screw up a lot of Popsical sticks without incuring too much expense.I think the last box of 1,000 cost me about 6.00CDN."

Oh Al, I thought you always ate the popsicals before building the chassis, and the cherry-flavored ones had the fastest wood. Now I see the popsical chassis industry is a generic, high-volume, sterile assembly line affair just like any other. I am so disillusioned!

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QUOTE Oh Al, I thought you always ate the popsicals before building the chassis, and the cherry-flavored ones had the fastest wood. Now I see the popsical chassis industry is a generic, high-volume, sterile assembly line affair just like any other. I am so disillusioned!
Yes,sadly,like everything else in this world,even Popsicle Stick Slot Cars end up going High Tech mainstream and Mass produced.

But,cheer up,every now and then , I do find some neighborhood kid to actually eat a genuine Popsicle for me(can't do it meself,too hard on my teeth,can't handle frozen stuff like that)and do one the old fashioned way.If I can't find a kid to do it,I sometimes will resort to melting one in the Microwave,and,although,not technically authentic,most people can't tell the difference between the two methods on the finished product.
 

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If you go into your local art supply shop, I'm sure you'll find whole packs of 'popsicle sticks' which are for hobbyists of all types. My local has them. A big bag for £1.99. My children put one in my Christmas stocking this year.
What great kids. I don't deserve them.
 
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