Forums Scratch Built Models Porsche 550 Coupe

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  • #5958
    DB
    DB
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    Porsche 550 Coupe – 1956

    Porsche at 1956 24h Le Mans. #25 RS 550 A/4 (#550A-0104) 1498 cm (Trips / Frankenberg).  Engine 1.5cc.

    Working on a chassis.  Need to add interior as well.

     

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  • #5962
    Porsche911
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    Great work Dave! Art did a lot of work with the ‘donor’ provided to finish at the level it is now. Great to see 1 coming to fruition, I just hope we don’t all build #25, LOL!!! WHen I get around to mine, I think she’ll wear the Panamericana # 154…or at least 1 of them will. ;>)

    Und…sehr interessante Informationen

    History

    1953 Porsche 550 Coupe

    https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/2560/Porsche-550-Coupe.html

    Wiedersehen!

     

     

  • #6006
    MiA
    MiA
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    Another excellent job from Dave’s “House of Porsche!! :good:

  • #6008
    DB
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    Thanks guys.  FYI, I originally wanted to use #24 but didn’t have any decals (no …I don’t make my own :unsure:  ).  So I had a Pattos sheet with #25 on it so bingo!

    Body mounts put on today plus interior almost ready. The body was a great to work with (so clean – thank you Art) and the paint job came out great.  With a bit of luck from the Gods could debut later this month.

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  • #6011

    Ken
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    That is one beautiful Porsche! Excellent job!

    Kindly post pics of the rest of the build for inspiration? I was fortunate to pick up a coupe from Art last Sunday.

    Cheers,

    Ken

  • #6020
    DB
    DB
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    Thanks Ken.  I will take some snaps before I start putting it together and post them.  I will warn you my chassis builds are pretty ugly –LOL

  • #6023
    DB
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    Here are some more detailed pre assembly pictures.

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  • #6031

    Ken
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    Wow! That’s amazing! Looks very functional.

    Is it made from raw materials cut and bent by your hand?

    Do you use metal to keep the CG low?

    Pardon the questions. I may be an old Strombecker fart. But I’m a newbie to scratch building slot cars. I used to build race car engines when I worked for Engineered Racing Services back in the early 80’s. I’m also a machinist. I need the education. :mail:

    Speed technology is cool on every level. Nice job Dave!

    Cheers,

    Ken

  • #6032
    DB
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    Hi Ken, welcome – look forward to meeting you sometime.

    Based on input from other group members, I use 3/32nd  and 1/32nd piano wire plus 0.032 inch brass sheet/strips.  I made the motor support which is 0.064 brass (soldered two pieces together for extra rigidity).  I use a dremel, hobby chop saw and hobby nibbler to get where I am going.   Motor supports are 1/32 wire.   I have problems with ride height and guide height usually in my builds. This time I think I got it right as it runs very smoothly from my testing this morning.  I used the metal wheels (less the rubber) when soldering in the bushings that gave me my ride height.   I am not much of a measurer hence my self inflicted challenges.   I use a hobby wire bender and it helps me.   The rear loop was an after thought along the  lines of  … “how the *** I am going to attach the rear of the chassis” but it worked out well.

    Art is an inspiration and his builds are truly incredible.  Many things you see in my chassis,  I picked up from Art’s builds.  And each build gets a bit better.

    Cheers Dave

  • #6033

    Ken
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    We all inspire each other in some way. You inspire others with bravery to move out of their comfort zone. Art inspires perfection. Perfection comes from practise.

    I need to understand the reason behind the physics before I start cutting material or I will make too many mistakes. I need to learn a bit more.

    Thanks and keep up the good work! I look forward to meeting you one of these days as well.

    Ken

  • #6043
    Art
    Art
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    It will be nice to see your model in person DB – looking very good! As Ken says it is wonderful how we can all inspire one another… thank you for contributing and posting those pictures DB.

    ...just lay it on the line...

  • #6053
    f1nutz
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    Hey Dave

    Not sure if you know or not but if you insert the images using the little rectangular icon that looks like a mountain with a sun at the top of the text box rather than attaching them using the choose file option they actually show up in the body of your post.

    Cheers

    Bill

  • #6164
    DB
    DB
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    Thanks Bill, icon works great!

  • #6169
    f1nutz
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    Looks Great Dave!

  • #6172
    Art
    Art
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    I’m hoping we’ll see this little wonder at the next Meisterschaft Dave…

    ...just lay it on the line...

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