Michael Eckstein: HO Quincy Anglewinder
Michael Eckstein is a collector of HO scratchbuilt cars, and also a historian/researcher
of the engineering behind these pocket rockets! He is allowing me to show a few models
from his collection, including the Bob Quincy Anglewinder shown below.
A visit to Michael's website, Michael Eckstein
is a must for any aspiring HO scratchbuilder. The website shows not only Michael's collection of cars,
but also cars by Riggin and Cobramite, and HO scratchbuilts by Philippe de Lespinay,
Ron Esterline, and more. Plus, there are Michael's reverse-engineering CAD drawings, and
scans from the vintage HO scratch building literature.
Michael Eckstein writes:
The chassis of the anglewinder is cut from thick brass, which makes it quite a heavy piece.
Nevertheless there is a brass weight attached on the front, to increase the pressure on the pick-ups even more.
An interesting feature is that the front axle is connected to the motor, and both together pivot around
the rear axle, so the weight of the chassis (but not the motor) is completely shifted on the
TycoPro pick-up assembly.
Wheels are common Riggen style, while the drive train consists of Aurora T-Jet gears, soldered to the motor
shaft and rear axle. The motor is adopted from a Riggen car, a Mabuchi ST020, with about 5 ohms between the poles.
The body mounts are U-shaped piano wires, with the open ends protruding from the chassis,
where a lexan body is simply snapped on.