Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jul 7, 2014 8:40:16 GMT -5
Here’s my latest completed build, George Turner’s 1936 Alfa Romeo GP car. Well, almost complete, mirror and goggles to finish.
Sold as the Nuvolari car from the 1937 German GP, the number 22 is also correct for Nuvolari in the 1937 Coppa Ciano. In due course a correct Tazio figure will replace the present driver.
This car is of course a perfect partner for the Auto Union and also the forthcoming W125 Mercedes.
The car is built using the resin chassis supplied which whilst not perfect, is a perfect basis to work from. No mods as such were carried out, just a little fettling. The rear axle bush mountings were tightened up with a few drops of cyano adhesive whilst the lower end of the guide mounting was cut back to set the guide height for use with scale 18” wheels.
I’m still undecided if the colour is correct, though I’m pretty sure it is close.
The wheels are one of the last to be made from the now curtailed project, the second ‘cross laced’ wheel to make it into production. Work continues on an improved version primarily for the faster circuits (19” rears).
I was pleasantly surprised at the behaviour of this car which at my last test day initially achieved the same lap times as the Auto Union. Fine tuning of the guide (free movement and optimum height) and truing of the tyres should improve things a little.
Made for shorter circuits, further cars are under way, one incorporating steered front wheels, the other made for faster circuits.