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by resullivan
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Four on the floor rail rider thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 17258

Re: Four on the floor rail rider thoughts

I do not remember paying attention to which way the wheel was canted. The wheel touched so slightly that I am not sure that it mattered. I do remember that we wanted the inside of the wheel to touch vs the outside of the wheel.
by resullivan
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Four on the floor rail rider thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 17258

Re: Four on the floor rail rider thoughts

Got your message. What we did was build a 3 wheeled rail rider first. I then bent the "raised wheel" axle. We turned it so that it was touching just enough to be considered a "4 wheeled car." If you were to push the car to make it roll all four wheels would move. If you pushed the car from the back ...
by resullivan
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: SLOW DOWN!
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: SLOW DOWN!

Gives new meaning to your name.
by resullivan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mid America / Council
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Re: Mid America / Council

Yes, for each rank they pulled the 2nd and 3rd place cars. The 1st place cars raced in the championship race. I did not notice them pull any other cars wheels other than my son's in the final race since we came in first.
by resullivan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: Stumptown 40
Replies: 5
Views: 8122

Re: Stumptown 40

That one looks like my first attempt at monokote.
by resullivan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mid America / Council
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Re: Mid America / Council

Here is an update. First, pictures of the finished car: http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g353/resullivan/Mobile%20Uploads/20140425_165125.jpg http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g353/resullivan/Mobile%20Uploads/20140425_165133.jpg http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g353/resullivan/Mobile%20Uploa...
by resullivan
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mid America / Council
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Re: Mid America / Council

What is funny about that is I went and got the wheels without my son. We have always used black, so I felt like getting something different. I just randomly decided on orange. Last night I told my son that he needed to come up with a name. He couldn't think of anything, so I told him he had to come ...
by resullivan
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mid America / Council
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

Mid America / Council

Well, we were planning on making two cars; one for Mid America and one for council. The council car has to be a graphite, four on the floor, no wheel modifications (except removing the step) car. The Mid America will be the open scout oil division. Council is Saturday, so a few days ago I had the ca...
by resullivan
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science
Replies: 34
Views: 5909

Re: EASY Pinewood Derby Car WINS using Science

The main reason I cant the axles is so that the wheels migrate to the axle head.
by resullivan
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fenders-Are they legal?
Replies: 26
Views: 7649

Re: Fenders-Are they legal?

No, not directed at anyone. I am just illustrating why I don't think that rule outlaws fenders.
by resullivan
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fenders-Are they legal?
Replies: 26
Views: 7649

Re: Fenders-Are they legal?

I said it previously and I will say it again. By your interpretation of the 3/8" rule only hover cars would be allowed because by the letter of the rule wheels touch and far exceed the 3/8" rule.
by resullivan
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change
Replies: 90
Views: 16657

Re: Request for Analysis of Proposed Wheel Base Rule Change

I think a piece that you are missing is the fact that many scouts just buy the kit and stick the axles right out of the box into the supplied slots. I don't think this could be done with your rule could it?
by resullivan
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Green Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Green Machine

This was my outlaw car. The idea was an invisible car. This is Monokote. You might try this on your car.

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by resullivan
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Green Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Green Machine

It is sitting on top of another car body. That is the car on the bottom you can see.