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Fly Marcos 600 LM - re-chassied

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  • Fly Marcos 600 LM - re-chassied

    Always liked the Marcos 600 LM body by Fly but not the front-motor chassis layout. When a green metallic version came in my possession, the opportunity came to re-chassis with one of my hybrid sidewinder chassis.

    Usual chassis pieces gathered including,

    .055" piano wire - main rails, front axle support uprights
    .032" piano wire - side pan flexi hinges
    .064" x 3/4" brass strip - guide tongue support plate
    .064" x 1/2" brass strip - guide tongue
    .064" x 1/4" brass strip - motor pod support cross members
    .032" x 1/2" brass strip - side pans
    5/32" brass tube - guide post tube bored out to 9/64" to fit a Sloting Plus Universal RSK guide, 7mm deep
    1/8" brass tube - front axle tube

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    Drivetrain parts include,

    3DRon resin-printed S can sidewinder motor pod
    Scalextric Sport 30K, blue S can motor
    Slot It 10t, 6.5mm pinion gear
    Slot It 38t, 19 mm spur gear
    All Slot F1 rims, front and rear
    All Slot F1 front tires, trued and radiused
    Paul Gage urethane tires (20145?), trued and radiused

    Tri-post mounted the body to the chassis, one up front and one on each side pan.

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    Saved the important pieces of the stock interior tray (rear shelf/bulkhead, driver figure, dash) with lots of cutting and grinding.

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    Detailed the body with a fine metal mesh on the nose intake and 5/32" aluminum tube side exhaust pipes.

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    Wanted a taller sidewall tire look rather than low profile as on the stock Fly Marcos, so the All Slot F1 rims, front and back with All Slot F1 tires and Paul Gage urethane, respectively, fit the bill. The All Slot multi-spoke F1 wheel inserts worked out well too.

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    Gonna leave it undecaled as I like the street look with Fly's beautiful green metallic finish.

    Runs really well too, so good on all counts.


  • #2
    graet looking biu[d is there a 3d file for that pod that could be shared? rastas


    • #3
      I all ways loved the look of the Marcos 600 LM but hated the front motor chassis , Your chassis look great, super job Dan

      Merrimack, NH


      • #4
        The 3DRon motor pod is designed, resin-printed and sold by Ron D, fellow racer at Greater Vancouver Slot Car Club (GVSCC) in Canada.

        He's got two sidewinder motor pods for either S or FF050 slim can.

        S can
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        FF050 slim can
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        You'll need 3/32" x 3/16" oilite or bronze axle bushings. Gearing should be combined gear diameters of 25.5mm. I usually use 6.5mm pinion and 19mm spur gears.

        Fitting tolerances are tight so you've got to be careful flexing the surrounding material. Sometimes on the slimline pod, I extend the vertical openings for the electrical contacts so I can just slide the motor down.

        Ron can be reached at rgdesnoyers2006(at)



        • Rastas
          Rastas commented
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          Thanks for that Dan, I'll look into it!