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by WesR
Fri 5. Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Battery and charger
Topic: Alternative battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 4231

Re: Alternative battery?

The CR123 is certainly easily available and I have built several cars using this over the years, there are plenty of pics in my posts but the main problem is with the diameter. For serious racing, sports car bodies are the way to go and, in 1/32, most bodies are too low for this battery so I have go...
by WesR
Wed 6. Mar 2019 19:39
Forum: Car building
Topic: Printing wheels.
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Printing wheels.

DSCF0794 (3).jpg Been running 3d wheels for some time. Near car has wheels with separate flexy tyres, something like the Kim's Tpu I would think. Rear car has one piece wheels and tyres, which can also be in flexy material. First flexy tires were hollow but too firm. We are now moving towards taper...
by WesR
Wed 27. Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Track building
Topic: Routing a Magracing track.
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Routing a Magracing track.

Looks good Kim . I use ready mixed skim plaster, comes in a plastic tub. It shrinks as it dries so it needs a 'top up' coat. You do need a good steel straight edge to scrape it flat to the wire. It's worth buying a cheap plastering trowel for this. As I have said before, I regret using board on my l...
by WesR
Wed 13. Feb 2019 20:03
Forum: Track building
Topic: Routing a Magracing track.
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Routing a Magracing track.

I think you are making an easy job difficult Kim. Glue the wire down - plaster it level. Job done!
by WesR
Wed 30. Jan 2019 19:39
Forum: Track building
Topic: New 1/24 scale track build.
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: New 1/24 scale track build.

https://youtu.be/Re2sQ3KPWGA Thought I would post a video I made some time ago of my new 2.4g car running on my wider 1/24 track. Considering that I have built many tracks over the last few years, I made a silly mistake with this one. I used 1mm wire but decided to finish it with card but mistakenl...
by WesR
Tue 29. Jan 2019 23:17
Forum: Car building
Topic: 2.4ghz cars
Replies: 58
Views: 11127

Re: 2.4ghz cars

I have been fortunate to find someone locally with a good 3d printer and we are well on the way to printing a complete car. DSCF0784.JPG This car is an attempt to produce a car which would not need any soldering. Not sure if this is practical however as the jst connectors do take up a lot of space. ...
by WesR
Tue 2. Oct 2018 19:40
Forum: Car building
Topic: 2.4ghz cars
Replies: 58
Views: 11127

Re: 2.4ghz cars

DSCF0716.JPG I have been impressed again by the RCR123 battery which I have been using in the 1/24 car. Despite it's larger size, it is shorter and can be fitted lengthways in the s.w.b. 1/32 cars. Having done this, I have also managed to fit a std. Flysky rx. (without case but with standard connec...
by WesR
Tue 2. Oct 2018 19:11
Forum: Track building
Topic: New 1/24 scale track build.
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: New 1/24 scale track build.

DSCF0709.JPG Hopefully here is a pic. of the larger 1/24 track, not finished scenically but fully operational. Made a few changes, extra lane change, mods to racing lines, etc. My 1/32 cars run perfectly ( with their old wheels and masking tape tyres!) with no fishtailing on the straights and bette...
by WesR
Mon 24. Sep 2018 20:57
Forum: Track building
Topic: Converting 1/32 track to 1/24
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Converting 1/32 track to 1/24

Hi Fred, I guess I should have entitled this 'Modifying a track for 1/24 scale'! This entailed removing some of the crash barriers to clear the wider cars and removing bumps to try and improve the wire guidance for the larger and heavier cars. In the event, I decided that it was not going to be a su...
by WesR
Wed 1. Aug 2018 18:42
Forum: Track building
Topic: New 1/24 scale track build.
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: New 1/24 scale track build.

24 track.jpg New track is progressing well. I am not giving up on 1/32. The plan is to have 4 cars running on both tracks, have some people over and see which they prefer. The 24 track will be similar to the 1/32 but 33% longer and wider. The 2 lane track will be approx. 9.5" wide. A 6 lane slot tr...