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Phil Smith
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Got this in a collection I bought this week,
I have tried to make it work, added some lead to the front, but it just want to tip over and lift the guide out of the slot.



Maybe I should sell the idea to Scalextric, just their sort of thing
 

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1 hp Trabant is not my real car
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Now THAT is really neat

Can't suggest a way to stop it from falling over... It's just behaving realistically !
 

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1 hp Trabant is not my real car
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But seriously


The guide blade is lifting because it is so far forward of the front wheels. so when the car rolls a bit, the lever arm effect lifts the guide blade a lot.
Is there room to relocate the guide blade behind the front wheels? - then it would not have a tendency to lift.
But I love it, it so much reminds me of the tin toys I had as a kid.
Cheers, Isetta.
 

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Peter Farrell
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Try using an old idea. Instead of a guide blade fit a peg with trailing peg, sited behind the front wheels,as peviously suggested. Also, if possible, bring the motor further forward.
Alfetta
 
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I bought this three wheeler off Phil to go in one of the museum displays.

It has massive appeal and even my wife liked it.

It must have taken countless hours to build as the bodywork is sheet brass, it goes well in a straight line and for sheer originality of thought I have it in pride of place on my desk. This was certainly Built With Passion.

Jeff
 
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