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    • #12355
      KenKen
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      We recently had a workshop where 3-bodies were painted as part of the demonstration. With the Player’s 200 coming up. The RS61 fits in perfectly with the field of cars.

      My livery might be fantasy. But the colour is not.

      Art. Thank you very kindly. It was a lot of fun to build a chassis for this body kit. :yes:

      I still need to complete the body and details. But it’s ready to run so to speak. :good:

      The class is SP+.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12364
      f1nutzf1nutz
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      Looks great so far Ken!

    • #12365
      KenKen
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      Thank you kindly F1nutz. It’s coming along. I wish I had a steady hand for details like leather buckles, etc…

      I happened to take a closer look at Art’s RS61 and noticed a small raised line. It’s a hinge for the side access panels.

      I can’t get away with lead weights anymore when the chassis isn’t wide enough. It’s starting to look more like a brass chassis as time goes on.

      Thanks for looking.

      Ken

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12370
      Porsche911Porsche911
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      Ser Guht meine herren! I may have a small Porsche decal you could apply to the bonnet if you’d like, let me know, I’ll try to unearth…

      Only suggestion to finish off this beauty would be a fine ‘mesh’ in the valance/front grill, Dollar store sieve or similar type screen will yield a lot of pieces.

       

      Great job, nice details!

    • #12371
      KenKen
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      Thank you very kindly Porsche911. I would really appreciate that decal. It would help complete the car.

      The only reason the car doesn’t have inserts is because I forgot to pick them up last week. Oops. I must have had a “senior moment”. Never too late to fix that.

      Great idea to put something in that space. I have “grill” textured black card-stock from Michael’s craft store. Here it is as suggested. I extended it to the side scoops as well. Thanks for the suggestion Porsche911!

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12434
      MiAMiA
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      Whew!! :yahoo: What no chrome PORSCHE lettering on the stern?? :unsure:

    • #12437
      KenKen
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      I was too chicken to ruin the paint job. More practice on lesser cars first. :wacko:

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12442
      KenKen
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      This car is a test platform for a budget motor from Professor Motor (35k slimline inline with 8×29 gears). I tried the car tonight. It’s nothing short of insane! The rear tires spin easily and the car fishtails from the starting line with the throttle pot backed all the way down. Nuts! :yahoo:

      The car makes some funny noises at the top end when skipping across the track like lightning. The gear mesh and backlash are as good as they’re going to get. We’ll see in time. I have a feeling it’s going to wear tires down faster than any other car I own.

      I think I over heard Art say it was “too fast” or something, but I’m almost positive I heard him say “too good”. Selective hearing I guess. :good:

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12446
      KenKen
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      Motor spec sheet. This is too much car for me for 24-minutes the first night out. It will debut at der Internationale Meisterschaft on Oct 21.

      I guess Professor Motor had a problem with printing a lower case letter “L” on the spec sheet. Motor rotates “cockwise”. Thanks for “ooking”. :yahoo:

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #12507
      KenKen
      Moderator

      With inserts. I like how the car turned out. It needs a yellow stripe or something on the front to complete the look. It will also help to differentiate the front from the back of the car.

      Driver’s name is: Helmut Blaupunkt (Bluepoint)

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #13469
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Just a quick update on this car.

      At the last Internationale Meisterschaft. The 35k motor with an 8×29 gear was lightning fast. But the gear mesh had a very bad noise I could not get rid of no matter how I re-adjusted the mesh.

      I spent extra money on a special self-aligning 8T pinion from Mr Slotcar (Ernie’s). The car made a lot more noise and slowed down considerably.

      At Art’s suggestion, I recently installed a 9-tooth pinion. Changed the crown from 29T to 30T. Installed the motor back in the car. Now it’s perfect! No noise and still lightning fast! :yahoo:

      This car is a test of reaction time and nerves. Driving anything after this car will be in slow-motion. Had I tried this experiment when I first started racing, the car would surely not survive. Actually, the survival of this experiment remains to be seen. But at least it’s debugged.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #14029
      KenKen
      Moderator

      After fighting to get this motor to work in this car and a McLaren M20. It’s time to throw in the towel. I’m changing the 35k motor for an 18k Scalextric slim-line 050. The 35k is simply too much motor and not at all enjoyable.

      This little RS61 with a 35k motor had the fastest lap at a recent Meisterschaft. But it was at the edge of death the entire way, and did not win the race. Not worth the stress.

      This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

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