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  • Ferrari 312P Spyder build 3

    Can't get enough of these because they get better as I build more, so on to my third one.

    Started off with my standard hybrid sidewinder chassis powered by my usual FF050 slimline for small car builds, a Scalextric Sport 25K green can. Gear ratio's 3.4:1 gear with a Slot It 10t, 6.5mm pinion in a sleeve and a Slot It 34t, 19mm spur gear. Front wheels/tires are Slot It 15 x 8 plastic rims with Slot It silicone tires and Mitoos F1 rims with home made urethanes at the back.

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    What's different is the revised 3D Ron motor pod incorporating changes suggested by chrisguyw. FF050 slimline motor now sits flush at the bottom so there's positive axle offset. Also, got Ron to remove area between the mounting posts, enlarge the slots for the motor lead openings and re-position the motor mounting holes. Motor's a tight fit in this slightly flexible mount so you've got to carefully seat. It'll crack otherwise as learned from experience.

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    Tri-post mounted to one of my resin bodies. It's my preferred method these days rather than two-post, front and back.

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    My other Spyders are red and yellow, so another color was in the books. A green one simulating the David Piper Ferrari's was my choice.

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    Body was spray painted with rattle can Tamiya TS-43 Racing Green, decaled from my assortment and finished with semi-gloss clear. 3D Ron also printed the Cromoadora-like wheel inserts and were finished in Tamiya acrylic mini bottle gold.

    Weighs in a 94 gram, not a lightweight compared to the Thunderslot offerings but has a solid feel with more than enough speed down the 18 foot straightaway at GVSCC's new Tanex club track.

    Gave it a run at Friday night racing and held it's own.

    Very pleased with the outcome and already got build 4 in my head.


    Last edited by vtecfour; February 1, 2020, 04:06 PM.

  • #2
    very nice! i like how you put it all together. well done.


    • #3
      Great work! Beautiful craftsmanship!
      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA


      • #4
        That green Piper car looks really nice. Very well done. I love the 312P..... absolutely beautiful and under appreciated.
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


        • #5
          Another great build! What adhesive did you use for your body mount posts? Does 3D Ron have a site for his motor pods?
          Bob Edwards
          Northern VA


          • #6
            Stunning build!
            Team SCANC
            Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
            OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
            Leadfinger Raceway


            • #7
              73emgee - I secure my body posts with JB Weld Kwik Weld, a fast setting (6 minutes) two-part epoxy that seems to be readily available at most hardware and automotive parts stores. 3D Ron, a GVSCC clubmate up here in Canada, doesn't have a website but you can contact him at [email protected]

              He has motor pods as well for regular S can motors. Ask him about his resin printed bodies. They are the most detailed (eg. open fender louvers) I have ever seen.

              Greater Vancouver Slot Car Club (GVSCC)


              • #8
                Finished off my phantom Ferrari with "PIPER" identification made from a Brother label maker.

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                The stick-on material is quite thin so doesn't look out of place.

                Runs very well and looks good on the track. Can't ask for more.

                Last edited by vtecfour; February 8, 2020, 11:50 PM.


                • #9
                  Wow! Awesome work Dan! Yet depressing...I will never have the skill to do anything close to this level!
                  Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada:
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