Scott Skinner: Brass and Wire Inline Chassis
Scott Skinner sent me these images of his beautiful work. These brass and wire chassis
were the ones I loved as an eight year old, and seeing such beautiful re-creations brings
back all those old memories. Great work, Scott, thanks!
Scott Skinner writes:
I built this chassis recently from memory of one I built in 1969. This is
the first inline I have built since then. It is mostly brass wire, with
piano wire for the inner rail and the motor bracket brace around the rear.
On this one, I made the drop arm arm from .062 x 3/4 brass, with the guide
tongue soldered on top. I made the motor bracket the hard way, from .032
brass with a dremel tool, pliers and a hand file. I used 7/32 tubing for
the modern style rear bushings. For the floppy pans, I used .032 x 1/4
brass. The wheebase is 4 1/2" and the width is just under 3", to fit
vintage stock car bodies.