Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Apr 10, 2018 12:48:45 GMT -5
I often have whims, and this was one of them, the Penelope Pitlane Thin Wall Special. I bought the body a few years ago, got as far as modifying the exhaust set-up and painting the body, and thus it has sat in my 'pending' drawer for a year or so.
With spare time being a limited commodity at the moment, I decided to take a short cut with the first R type build by using a PP chassis, so thought I'd get one for the Thin Wall as well.
As one more used to making chassis' from 16g aluminium or 18g steel, the 23g nickel silver chassis seemed a trifle flimsy but of course a little flex in the chassis can be a good thing. The only modification made was to permit the motor to be screwed into place by simply drilling the rear mounting plate, using a Scaley motorbike mounting bracket as a template. The web under the motor was removed.
Little embellishment really on the body, just the aforementioned exhaust. The driver is actually one of George's, but with that ugly head replaced by one of those which are available from John.
A bit of a rush job I'm afraid, but it does actually go quite well with the Scaley Sport 25K motor, and yes, it is very controllable.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Apr 14, 2018 14:00:05 GMT -5
Great to see you tackle this car Peter. When I researched my Vanwall I of course learnt about this car and thought about doing one but haven't got there as my interested of course changed.... Thanks for sharing. Andi