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slotbaker

Member Since 22 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2012 06:33 PM
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In Topic: Got some slot Cars

31 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Would love to see them.
:)
Can you show the chassis as well?
:huh:

In Topic: Putty that can be shaped, then machined?

03 May 2012 - 12:55 PM

How about an air drying modeling clay?
That's just one... there are others that may suit as well.

In Topic: Minor pet peeve...

23 April 2012 - 08:16 PM

Maybe cost to tool up? An extra mould would be needed for separate wiper/s.
:huh:
It's clearly not a technical issue, because making moulds for wipers has been possible for a long time.

S'pose they could make a generic wiper that could be adapted to all similar applications.
That could slightly reduce the cost of the body mould, by eliminating that detail.

It does seem a bit wierd, because many slot cars (mainly 1/32) have separate wipers.
And they get broken off during racing.

In Topic: Aquitania Cunard Line Ship Question

22 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, the Mauretania is quite a bit different in the hull as well. So cancel that suggestion.

There is a nice looking Aquitania model on ebay at the moment.
Looks nice, but too big for me at 800mm long.
Looks like the seller got the photo's mixed up, as there are some of the Lusitania there as well.

In Topic: Aquitania Cunard Line Ship Question

21 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

I've got the Triang (missing masts), and have been looking a long time for a larger one without luck.
My father served in the Royal Navy on her during the war, and would love to get a better version.

If you're keen, you could also check out an Airfix kit of the RMS Mauretania.
Posted Image
Photo from Vintage-Airfix.com.

It's also a 4 stacker, and could be converted to the Aquitania.