Oct 12th, 2015
1st pix of the prototype MKII chassis
The prototype chassis is finished, needing only wheel & tires and lead wires to be ready to track test. The design is what I remember the 3D version was to be - but using music wire instead of the steel plate.
It has been reworked & resoldered several times to make things work the way that I wanted. Note that some parts are screwed onto plates to allow further changes, if necessary. I'm hoping that only some weight adjustment will be necessary.
Photos show drop arm action and side pan articulation.
for reference, click here for the December 1972 Car Model magazine article about Jose Rodriguez Jr.'s 1970 visit to Tyco and meeting Pat...