Michael Eckstein: HO Quincy Inline
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 Inline shown below.
Be sure also to see Michael's website, Michael Eckstein
Michael Eckstein writes:
The design of this inline chassis is done with one goal: to keep the center of gravity as low as possible.
The base is cut from a thick piece of brass. The hinging mechanism is ingenious: The rear axle bracket
is soldered directly to the motor, as is the front axle, using 2 piano wires alongside the motor.
Note that the bearing of the rear axle soldered into the bracket.
The massive chassis piece is hinged at the rear end of the motor using another piece of piano wire,
plus the brass tubing on the outside, which shifts the weight completely to the pick-ups. On top of the base
plate are the floating body mounts, connected at the rear with a piano wire, and at the front with a
piece of brass tubing, which is used also for an upstop via the U-shaped bracket of the front axle tube.
You can see there the downstop of the base plate as well. Motor and wheels are from Riggen,
and the body is mounted with pins.