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  • ThunderSlot M6 build

    This car has been built for the CanAm proxy here on HRW, and it looks like it will have entries from a few countries. (Eligible cars are from the CanAm series 1966-1974)

    While I do generally prefer to scratchbuild my chassis, my current laziness (and the fact that our golf club has just opened), result in me building a TSlot chassis.

    I have built two as a club member has requested one, and as they both run virtually identically, I am not sure which one will be entered.

    The first is an anglewinder, with an NSR22K, silicone damped pod and body mounts, MRSlotcar gearing, a rear axle brace, and NSR Ultras.

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    The second a Sidewinder (athough this is a bit of a misnomer as the Tslot pos has a 2 degree motor angle),...a Piranha 21K motor, and essentially the same remaining bits as the anglewinder.

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    To avoid duplicate liveries, I like to paint something a bit different, and although this is a fantasy livery, I think it does look period correct. I did make/add a few bits.

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    Cheers
    Chris Walker

  • #2
    Beautiful build as always, Chris.

    Lots of lead....
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • arroldn
      arroldn commented
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      I agree. A beautiful build.

  • #3
    Great looking build; inside and out.

    Allan

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    • #4
      Nice!! now embarrassed with my entry, .

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      • Brumos RSR
        Brumos RSR commented
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        You’re fine, it’s your first proxy I believe......welcome to the big leagues. We usually stand when we read the teachings of SirChrisGuyW and faint at the sight of his builds.

    • #5
      Those are works of art! Wow! Beautiful, unbelievably clean and they look fast!

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      • chrisguyw
        chrisguyw commented
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        Hopefully !!

    • #6
      Chris, how much weight are you using?

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      • chrisguyw
        chrisguyw commented
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        Hopefully the correct amount !!

      • chrisguyw
        chrisguyw commented
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        All kidding aside, both chassis/body combinations come in at 74(ish grams)

    • #7
      Interesting that both produced the same lap times!
      Rob

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      • #8
        Thanks, Chrisguyw!

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        • #9
          Impressively clean as always. I'm very worried about how light I am after seeing this. Oh well. Too late now.
          Last edited by cj74; April 19, 2021, 03:57 PM.

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          • chrisguyw
            chrisguyw commented
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            That does not mean I will be sending it in at this weight,....I will likely shed a few gms. !!!

          • cj74
            cj74 commented
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            If you say so... I was pretty pleased with how it performed, so I still feel good about my car.

        • #10
          Originally posted by modernslots View Post
          Interesting that both produced the same lap times!
          Rob
          Hi Rob, To be honest, the results did not really surprise me............essentially the same bits and set-up on both chassis,...the only real difference is a few degrees of motor angle.

          Cheers
          Chris Walker

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          • #11
            Why can't I stop staring at those rear tires? Sooooo shiny!
            Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
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            • #12
              Originally posted by Giddyup View Post
              Why can't I stop staring at those rear tires? Sooooo shiny!
              Run silicones like the fast guys and shiny tires are standard...

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              • #13
                Chris, do you use an axle brace on all your AW/SW pods or only the Thunderslots?

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                • #14
                  Originally posted by Mickey thumbs View Post
                  Chris, do you use an axle brace on all your AW/SW pods or only the Thunderslots?
                  Hi Mickey, I make axle braces, or use axle tubes for every car I can, plastic, or scratchbuilt.........the only exception is when I use the ScaleAuto RT3 "Red" motor pods... (I am using these wherever I can on plastic car builds). These are the stiffest motor pods on the market today, bar none.

                  Cheers
                  Chris Walker

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                • #15
                  Chris do you have pic of a brace on a MR Slotcar pod you could post?

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