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by scoutdad01
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)

MaxV - Thanks! I didn't consider the effect polishing would have on axle diameter. Speedster - Yes, an aluminum track. My concern with pack rules wasn't warranted, so I could have indented a full 1/16" with no issue. Thanks for the tip on the pine lattice strip. What do you use for your testing boar...
by scoutdad01
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Rail Riding - First Attempt (failure, sort of)

Good Morning All, This thread follows my earlier post about indenting the "RR" wheel... The good news is that my cub scout won 1st place overall in the pack. He was happy, so that's all that really matters, except that from what I observed, the car was not a rail rider, despite our attempt to do so....
by scoutdad01
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel

The block measures 1 3/4". Just for an example, I put one of the steel spacers you get with the axle guide behind each of the front wheels and I get a measurement of 1 7/8". You could narrow the distance 1/16" behind the DFW and still have a clearance of 1 3/4". However, if you end up with a distan...
by scoutdad01
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel

Hi scoutdad01, and welcome! When you say indenting the axle grove.. for the RR Wheel! Do you mean the for the front dominant wheel.. Or the right rear wheel ? Most of the time builders will indent the car body by 1/16'' for there front dominant wheel only! And yes some will also cut a grove around ...
by scoutdad01
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel

Hello all, New member. I’m attempting to build a RR car for the first time. I’ve read in a few places to ident the block at the RR axle groove 1/16”. Our rules specify a minimum distance between the wheels of 1 3/4” which effectively prohibits this technique. If I can’t indent the RR axle groove, is...