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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
AMT Royal Rail
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, September 02, 2018 4:22 PM

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, September 03, 2018 4:38 PM

As no one has replied on this one, do I have in the wrong title, eg. should it be in 'Other Models' for example?

Or are 'Showrods' wrong for this website?

  • Member since
    July, 2011
Posted by Racer H on Monday, September 03, 2018 4:59 PM

 

Hi Patrick,

 

Let me be the first to say your Royal Rail is totally awesome … zero cool! I luv kooky show rods and yours is the best Royal Rail I have ever seen. The colors are perfect! And you did a great job with the exhaust pipes. BTW, the lack of response could be that here in the U.S.A. this is Labor Day weekend (a national holiday that signals the end of the Summer Season) … and everybody is out cooking hot dogs or hanging out at the beach.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:34 AM

Thanks Racer H for your comments both about the build and the explanation about Labor Day. Being a Brit in the UK we don't have any form of celebration at the end of Summer, we just look forward to a wet and miserable Autumn and Winter.

Thanks again.

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 4:24 AM
that is a ... weird... kit. talk about 70s pot induced creativity. how was the model to build?
  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 3:48 PM

Thanks aussiemuscle. The build was fine, but fragile. the front forks broke on one side as I detached it from the sprue, a weak point where the side board joins there is an indent right next to where the sprue connects! Easy drop of glue fixed it, but due to the fork length it's very springy!

I had to contact Round2 who supply the AMT range (although this is out of production) as the rear metal axle was missing, so I took it from another AMT Meyers Manx kit I have on the shelf and they will send me another to replace the one used.

Plenty of chrome to file off for each join and instructions that are very basic, but.............I found on YouTube a build video by Right on Replicas also showing the spark plug firing order and as the engine is open all round I had to wire it up. A range of different colour headlight lenses and curved rear windows to choose from.

Very satisfying when built though, as I love the weird and wonderfull!  

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, September 07, 2018 1:32 PM

It's cool to see one of these old show car kits built, Patrick. You did nice work on this one.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, September 09, 2018 2:09 PM

Thanks Bainford, I finished another today.................a Hawk Sandpiper from 1969.

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