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  • Maserati 450

    I finally got around to making Nimrods Maserati file into a slot car. I printed some wire wheels that finally can stand up to use. I gave up on printing individual spokes as they were always too frail to handle slot car use. These were made by embossing a wire wheel image onto disc using MS builder.

    No where near as nice as photoetched wire wheels, but those are relatively expensive compared to the rest of the slot car. I wanted to have a wheel I could print and use my own urethane tires. So this is what I ended up with.

    The car file is another flawless effort from Nimrod. So nice to have files that just print perfectly first time. Resin printed using BLU mixed with an ABS resin

    Chassis is an inline podded effort FDM printed with PTEG.

    Carrol Shelby ran the prototype car in the late 50’s and it was handed over to him after it won a European event in 57 or 58
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    Cheers

    Dan
    G.P Alberta

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    Nice Barc. Many years ago I bought Racer's Silverline version, though I no longer race it, it is still one of my favorite cars to get out and run around the track. Click image for larger version

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    • Kevan
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      What scale is that Mitch?

    • Mitch58
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      1/32

    • Kevan
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      Proper good looking car.

  • #3
    Nice car, Dan. It's in my paint pile, with so many others.

    It does print well, and I am looking forward to having the little sister (300S) to accompany it. The Bazooka
    was/is a pretty big car relative to others in it's time.

    Your wheel solution is interesting. I have only recently been able to resin print a nice wire wheel insert so having printable "wire" wheels is finally in scope.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
    https://www.thingiverse.com/chappyman66/designs

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    • #4
      Greg job! What did you use to fabricate the windscreen?

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      • #5
        The windscreen was vacuum formed over a buck I 3d printed

        Chappy

        i have another wire wheel file I have on the printer now. I will see how durable it is
        Cheers

        Dan
        G.P Alberta

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        • #6
          These are the inserts I have been able to print. I haven't tried for a full wheel yet, but that's in the plans.
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          Come Race at The Trace!
          Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
          https://www.thingiverse.com/chappyman66/designs

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