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About Wolfangel

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  • Birthday 06/02/1970

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  • Location Johnson City, TN
  • Full Name Marcus Jennings

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  1. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    Here is a small update.  I had to get rid of the old train controller....it gave up on me.  I guess I should have expected it since it was so old.  I got a new one tho that performs great.  I have also FINALLY finished up all the wiring for the train and the slot car track (along with a schematic of the wiring).  It was a nightmare....but im glad its done.  And you will also see the 2 new controllers I got for the slot cars.....these perform alot better....bigger size....and they have a sensitivity setting (how much punch it has taking off or out of corners) and a break setting (low means less brakes....high means more breaks and a dead stop...no coasting).  Everything is working great.  Hopefully will have a video of it all running together soon.

  2. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    And this is my control panel for the slot cars and the train.  I have 2 power packs for the cars (1 per lane....both are switchable from 12 volts to 24 volts).  The switches in the middle are for choosing either the drag strip or the road course...cant run both at the same time.  I did this for 2 reasons.....first of all....when you unfold the drag strip from under the table it makes it harder to reach the cars on the road course....and I only need 2 controllers instead of four....saved me some money.  I know the train controller is old school.....but it works great and does what I need it to.  I am planning on restoring that and make it look better.

  3. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    Here is another update on my layout.  I have finally got the pulley system done to fold it against the wall....that way I can still have full use of my garage when I need it.   It works really well and does what it should.  The system I use is a series of pulleys with a 110 volt winch mounted at the bottom of the wall (you can see it if you look close enough).  When you click on the link to the movie...just click open to see it in action.  Its safe....I promise.
    track movie.MP4
  4. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    Here is a looooong over due update on my track.  Forget all the previous pictures....this IS the final layout.  Its been weathered....lines painted....and is now permanent on the table.  Let me know what you think of it now.  And yes...the train is still there.  A lot of people don't seem to like that still (judging from other places I have posted it).
    Now that the "roadcourse" is done.....I need to get started back on the dragstrip.

  5. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    Here is what i gone tonight on my layout. You can get an idea of the direction im going here. These walls are just the base foundation right now. These will eventually be covered by "rock"...kinda like when they cut through a mountain to put a road. Still a very long way to go...but its looking good. This is on the "mountain pass" end of the layout...tight curves and have to be careful driving through there.

  6. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    I should have mentioned that....I knew somebody would catch it.  That is just for a height reference right now.  Since the upper track is directly above the lower track....I will be adding like an archway to that area to connect the lower and upper pieces of track.  Still alot to do....but its getting there.
  7. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    I know its been a looong time since i posted about this track...but with switching jobs...and a few other problems....I wasn't really able to make any progress.  As you can see from the first pics I posted...it has changed a lot.  I tore the whole thing apart and started over.  I just didn't like how it was coming together as a whole.  I have added all the supports...made another train crossing for the slot car track.  It does still have the drag strip...i just took it off for the time being until i get other things done.  I like this design a whole lot better than the first one.  I have also built a winch and pulley system to fold it against the wall...as i know it will start getting some serious weight to it.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks

  8. Wolfangel added a post in a topic H.O. scale home slot car track   

    Oh yeah....it will have buildings...trees...people...some of the track will look like mountain passes...so on and so on. I will have bleachers next to the drag strip...guardrails all the way down. Im looking at about a year or more to get it all done. I will be fully decorated with a lot of scenery. Im even going to have working street lights all along the slot car track....good for night racing. And...off the slot car track I will have fake roads.....kinda make it look like turns off an interstate. Still ALOT of planning to do. Not to mention the control box im going to have to control everything. That will be a a wiring nightmare. And get this...I have figured out how to only have 2 controllers all total....for both tracks...WITHOUT unhooking them. I will show more on that later.
  9. Wolfangel added a topic in Model Car Racing   

    H.O. scale home slot car track
    Ok...I know a lot of people might not like H.O. as much as the larger scale cars....but I have always liked them. I have always wanted to make a big slot car track to decorate and have fun with. This is what I came up with.........

    As you can see...I have combined a road course slot track with a train. And on the outer edge is a drag strip. The whole table measures 5 x 16. But, the outer 1 foot edge where the drag strip is folds under the table....then the WHOLE thing folds up against the wall.

    The train can take 2 different paths.......around the outter perimeter of the table....or have it go inside and be an obstacle for when your racing.

    Its going to take a lot of time and patience to get this the way I want...but I think Im off to a good start.

    A few details......

    The rail road crossing CAN NOT be bought. I made it. You can get a slot car track piece with a STRAIGHT train track on it...but there has never been one made that had a curve in it...at least not available through retail stores. I wanted to be different. The drag strip is also 16 feet long with a 30" run off area at the end......it is made to be removed when the track is stored.

    I have never seen all 3 aspects combined before....road course....train....drag strip. It will take me awhile to get it done, but it will be fun doing all sorts of things to it.

    Any comments are welcome.

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  10. Wolfangel added a post in a topic 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, lifted on Mickey Thompsons   

    By any chance you have the decals for that Jeep....I see you didn't use them. The gold strips and badging. Just curious
  11. Wolfangel added a post in a topic 1/16 W900 Hauler build - Update 6-8   

    Wow....that's an awesome project. I am building one similar in the same scale....mines an open bed tho. Its posted on here. Like to see the 2 of them parked next to each other. Looks good...cant wait to see it finished.
  12. Wolfangel added a post in a topic 1/16 Drag Car Hauler.....UPDATE 1/29/14   

    Here is the next update. As you can see I have the hinges on the doors. All it really is...is a piece of 1/16 (ironic) piece of aluminum tubing..some paperclips bent into a 90 degree angle top and bottom...and then placed into pieces of rubber tubing glued to the top and bottom of the cabinet. As you can also see, I have made a small magnetic catch for the door. The magnet is on the bracket on the frame and then a piece of metal sheet on the door. As you can see I got ALLLLL the bracing done on the bottom..and there is a bunch of it. Helped strengthen the whole thing considerably. You can also see I have made the upper ramps where the front tires will go into...along with the "rub strips" along the edges. This will have a diamond plate overlay when its done. I have also included a pic of how its going to look with a funny car on the back of it. This is NOT the funny car that will end up on this truck..that is a surprise. Hope you enjoy it so far...any comments are welcome

    Door Hinges

    Underneath Bracing

    Upper Ramps

    Funnycar mockup 1

    Funnycar mockup 2

  13. Wolfangel added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    1/16 Drag Car Hauler.....UPDATE 1/29/14
    Ok..i have always wanted to build a ramp style drag car hauler. I know AMT makes one...BUT...its in 1/24 scale. I wanted to go bigger...so I decided to do it in 1/16 scale. I have never seen it done before...maybe it has....but I have never seen it. I also love the 1/16 scale funny cars and dragsters...so that's what gave me the idea to build this monster. Out of the box...this truck measures about 20 inches long. My version...will be about 30 inches long...maybe a little longer. Since there is nobody out there making stuff for these trucks like this...I will have to scratchbuild the WHOLE bed area. I have also posted a mock-up picture with just a funny car body to get a general idea of how it will look...and I posted a "just for fun" pic of the size comparison between this monster and a 1/24 scale semi. This is the first time ever I have done this much scratchbuilding on a model...and it is certainly the only time I have ever had to build 2 models for one project.

    This is whats been done so far.....

    Frame lengthened 7 inches

    Scratchbuilding the whole bed area

    Opening up the cabinet doors on the driver side...the passenger side doors are just scribed in

    Made all the hinges for the doors

    There is still ALOT to do to this project. Sorry for the big rush of pictures...but I have been taking them and decided to post them here.

    Let me know what you think. Thanks

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