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by jaxenro
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disteel Wheels - Scale Model Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Disteel Wheels - Scale Model Parts

Just wanted to thank everyone here you all were really helpful as I started researching Disteel wheels for model T's for scale models. I was able to use the dimensions and pics from here to create 3D models, have them cast in brass, and then use the brass masters to make resin copies for sale that f...
by jaxenro
Sun May 26, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Deflector?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Exhaust Deflector?

Sure if there is an interest I didn’t want to overstep

I am doing research and having parts 3D printed and then cast in resin. My first project was a set of Disteel wheels in 1:24 and 1:25 and now am working on a Frontenac OHV engine.
by jaxenro
Sun May 26, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Exhaust Deflector?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Exhaust Deflector?

I have been looking at this picture thinking of making a model of this racer and wondering about this one part. Is it a deflector or shield for the exhaust, especially because of the right hand drive? I don't remember seeing it anywhere else
by jaxenro
Tue May 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Air driven car
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

Re: Old Photo-Air driven car

"A working model of an air-driven hydraulic motor, involving a new principle in automobile reconstruction, had been perfected by F.E. Kenney, Portland, Oregon, mechanical engineer. The machine is operated in much the same way as a locomotive or steam engine, except that air pressure instead of steam...
by jaxenro
Sat May 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 3534

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

I read the fifty worst car list with the Ford Model T second a little bit ago didn't know it was Time magazine as i read it online. If I remember correctly his issue with the Model T was that it was so successful it started the country and the world on buying automobiles for personal transportation ...
by jaxenro
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 2537

Re: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

Hi
I have this pic from an older discussion around 2010 if memory serves. I drew some black lines and white lines those are the type of dimensions I am looking for plus the heights but what was posted so far is great thanks
by jaxenro
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot
Replies: 17
Views: 2537

Faultless or Bulldog Race - Bit of a Long Shot

I know this is a bit of a long shot but are there any measured drawings of the wood frame for one of these? Or a repo someone has done?
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: brass plating
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: brass plating

I have used the Caswell kits for some gun parts works OK on small parts. I could see doing some small levers, knobs, things like that but I wouldn't try a radiator shell.

Like any metal work though the plating is only as good as the prep, polishing, and degreasing done before plating.
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo T Campers
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

Re: Old photo T Campers

Remember back around the turn of the twentieth shirts were still considered underwear so it would be unusual to just be in a shirt. Just a vest over it was common in the summer but also when you see a suit jacket in the summer it was probably a lighter weight fabric and looser weave then is common t...
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Racing T 1911

Yes that's where i stole the photo from but I wasn't sure about posting links now that I know I can I will

I will look for the old thread. Seems like 90% of the time when I google anything related to Model T's I end up here anyway this is really the go to place on the web for the Ford T
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Racing T 1911

I love the stripped down look you can see just about everything on the car that is usually hidden.

This picture is fairly well known and I am sure has been posted here before but it is the same general idea and time period but LHD instead of RHD - Frank Kulick seated at the wheel
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Racing T 1911

“The driver is Rowland Winn, who was a successful garage owner from Leeds. He became Lord Mayor of that city, and he had a garage in Middlesbrough on Linthorpe Road. The photo was taken in July 1911, and he was in luck that day as he won his class at a speed of 44.5mph.” I like this one but there is...
by jaxenro
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 4395

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

Here you go mounts right on the dash and only $2.00
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Heat your house with coal oil
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: Old Photo-Heat your house with coal oil

Equestrian gaiters were worn like that and had the strap at the top
by jaxenro
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheel covers photos wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Disc wheel covers photos wanted

Hi Kent

Those wheel covers are exactly what I was looking for pictures of. If you have any close ups I would really appreciate it

Joel
by jaxenro
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheel covers photos wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Disc wheel covers photos wanted

tom_strickling wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Joel those are tooooo cool !
That whole truck is cool chain drive narrowed reared and frame. Must have been for a specific application they needed a narrow truck
by jaxenro
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheel covers photos wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Disc wheel covers photos wanted

Thanks - I had found these they were on the front of a narrow TT truck
by jaxenro
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Disc wheel covers photos wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Disc wheel covers photos wanted

I know I have seen pics of fake disc wheel covers that were just screwed to the stock Ford wooden wheels. The weren’t true disc wheels but just covers maybe sheet metal? I think they were on both sides but possibly just the outside Anyway does anyone have any good photos of these they could share he...
by jaxenro
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Wooden spoked wheel overhaul

Just as a practical matter would it make sense to mix woods in a wheel by only replacing some spokes? Im not an expert but it seems wood cut 100 years ago would expand and contract differently from some cut in the last few and kiln dried? Wouldn’t that risk it getting out of kilter?
by jaxenro
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad advice from well meaning forum members
Replies: 45
Views: 6300

Re: Bad advice from well meaning forum members

Isn’t this sort of the bane of the whole internet experience that anyone can claim to be anything and it is hard to weed out who is what except time. Rankings are typically number of posts which just rewards loudmouths
by jaxenro
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any T’s in South East England?
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Any T’s in South East England?

I have a scan of those yes thank you
by jaxenro
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any T’s in South East England?
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Any T’s in South East England?

I am scoping out a model kit of a basic T chassis using a combination of photo etched brass for the frame, crsss members, and leaf springs, brass rod and tube, and lost wax cast brass axles, wheels, etc. Anyway the gentleman doing the artwork for the photo etch is located on South East England and a...
by jaxenro
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit

Hi Bill

Yes I have that kit but the frame is cast with the fenders. I was thinking to have a more accurate frame set designed in photo etched brass in the same scale. Just need some good dimensioned drawings that aren’t 1926-27 but have the older rear crossmember. Plus need the longer hood

Joel
by jaxenro
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit

Those are perfect thank you

These look like so much fun I am considering doing a full size one
by jaxenro
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit

Thanks. I was wondering if anyone had one installed?
by jaxenro
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Rootlieb Speedster Body Kit

Anyone have photos and or dimensions of the Rootlieb speedster body kit? I make scale models and want to duplicate this kit in miniature and any help would be appreciated