Post by Chris Wright on Jan 13, 2016 18:04:35 GMT -5
I've always been very impressed by this Lotus 18 by Peter Godden, it was 3rd in the 1965 ECRA Concours D'Elegance, quite a big deal back in the day, and would be a winner even today fifty one years later.
My apologies to "TOM WYSOM'S WONDERFUL BLOG SLOTTY SALAD" this is where I stole the scans from.
Lovely to read this old account again. Proving that you don't need a lot of fancy tools. But I would love to know what silver solder paste is and where to get it! It's amazing to think that in those golden days this beautiful model only got a third place. In today's concours it would run away with the first prize.
Great stuff, thanks for posting Chris. Reading that could be taken as an account of many of the builds on this forum. It puts a positive spin on the old adage, The more things change, the more they stay the same. In this age of polymers, composites, and 3-D printing - brass, steel, and solder still have their uses.
Oh you couldn't 3D print this! And moulded celluloid body parts? When did we all last see celluloid? It had such a wonderfully chemical smell and yes, balsa cement really did glue it! Oh, I can smell it now!
Post by Chris Wright on Jan 16, 2016 14:21:41 GMT -5
Well this is in the same class, Stirlings car ran in the 1.5 F-1 class at Monaco, and here is Jim's 1.5 Lotus 21 at Reims, followed by Innes Ireland in another 21, both cars had the same panels removed as Stirling's car. However I don't think you'd see the 18 and 21 in the same race in this configuration.