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I have a Plafit 2500F single seat chassis which I guess is aimed at 24th scale.

I am looking at some Tamiya 20th F1 kits, early 90s Williams and McLarens


Does any one know if these are suitable or too big?

The wheelbase of the chassis I have is 115mm

Thanks

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hi
im glad you got it quickly.
The way the chassis is shaped , it will take some of the MP4 type cars or the Williams..
however 1/20 isnt the right scale... you really do need 1/24.
Sugestions .. buy a cheap kit ... the modeller.com has a dead cheap 2010 Schumacher Mercedes.. about 9 quid.
A great way to test out the way to build them.
Hasegawa make 1/24 Ferraris also available at themodeller
good luck
Peter

try this link .. http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/portal/f...ad.php?p=479812
 

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Oh hi there! Yeah great thanks for quick delivery. It's a lovely chassis, just wish I won the other one too!

Thanks for the advice, will look into it.
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HI
have a look on SCI too , they are more into their 1/24 over in the USA.
I looked at converting it to a hard body kit many years ago with a Revell Ferrari, even bough the kit
but never really started the project.
Do show me how you get on with it
cheers
Peter
 

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Revell do a range of 1/24th F1 kits, mostly from the last 5 years or so. You can probably still get some of the older kits if you shop around the 'net.
I know they did several types of McLaren and Ferrari, a Toyota, a couple of Saubers, a Williams....so I don't think you'll have much problem with choice.
Hope this helps.

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I keep looking at those 1/20th Tamiyas and wondering if a little cut'nshutting might not be worth a try. Lovely models. It would be great to be able to use them.
 

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Hmm - Google reckons the Tamiya Ferrari F189 is 92mm wide, the Brabham BT50 is around 85mm wide (my calc), They'll be a bit big on even 1/24 tracks with roughly 100mm/4 inch centres.
 

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Here's a little how to from Germany. You may want to throw it through Google translate or something if your German isn't to hot. You can also get vacuum formed bodies. Here's an Australian link to those. 1/24 scale F1 is big in lots of places if not in your neck of the woods so you shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel.

Cheers eh,

Todd
 

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Just for fun a few years ago I motorised these two 1/20 scale Tamiya kits with basic Scalextric motor and gears. I retained all the suspension detail and the wheels/tyres that came with the kits. Obviously they're not quick slot cars but the Lotus 25 goes surprisingly well and laps at a quite realistic looking scale speed.





As you can see they are too big to race without leaving a lane free between the cars.

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Fantastic job David!
Is the steering linked to the guide?
I've built several of these beautiful models over the years and have always wanted to try a slot conversion - nice to see someone actually do it!
 

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I didn't attempt to link the steering as I doubt the plastic components would have been strong enough.





These two photos show how I set the Scalextric rear motor/axle mount into the kit engine bay, I put the axle in place then built the suspension detail around it. At the front I made up an axle tube and guide post which I attached to the bulkhead and again built the suspension around the axle. None of the detail is load bearing. As I said this isn't a slot car more a motorised model but it is great fun to drive.

David
 
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