Post by David Lawson on Dec 31, 2012 5:32:51 GMT -5
There has been a little discussion on this forum about the lack of Lotus 25/33 slot racing bodyshells which made me think that I hadn't posted this car before.
This is a slot car I built in 2007 for the first Wolverhampton open meeting for 1.5-litre F1 cars which was inspired by the first Dave Jones Halftonners proxy series.
The bodyshell is a John Bacon recast of the Monogram Lotus 33 which is sadly no longer available. I added piano wire suspension detail and roll over hoop and added some fine mesh to cover the air intakes. The exhausts are paint brush ferrules. Decals were a mixture from my spares box. The slotcar depicts the Lotus 25B (basically a 25 with 33 suspension) that Jim Clark drove to win the 1964 European (British) Grand Prix
The chassis uses a Chas Keeling, SCD U-bracket and is a simple rail design with cranked front axle. The wheels and tyres are Charlie Fitzpatrick, Betta & Classic 1960s F1 items. The guide is TSRF and I fitted a Fox motor and Slot it gears.
It was raced hard at that Wolves meeting and I can't remember for certain but I think it reached the B final so I was happy enough.