I mentioned earlier that fitting the electrics and painting the body takes me a long time, so there are not so many pictures here because there is not much to say, but it was several hours work for me to get from the rolling chassis to the finished car! The first couple of steps in […]Read more "TRF201XMW – The build – Completed! And first race report…"
Square LiPo packs. They won’t drop in to the chassis due to the rear brace. And the plugs are obscured by the battery strap. Stick with saddles!Read more "What DOESN’T work in the TRF201XMW…"
Next up is Bag D, which contains the shocks. Tamiya are known for making the best shocks in the business and these big bore dampers are no exception. The materials and finish are exceptional. Low friction coatings and alloy caps and spring retainers are a standard feature. The shocks themselves are straightforward to assemble although […]Read more "Tamiya TRF201XMW – The build – Part 4"
Bag C is the next to be tackled, and it mostly deals with the front end. This is possibly the first time in the build that you are reminded of just how much the original 201 was inspired by the Associated B4. The steering and front suspension geometry are more or less a metric facsimile […]Read more "Tamiya TRF201XMW – The build – Part 3"
There is a small bit of extra work to do to the gearbox before it gets fitted to the chassis, and that is assembling the slipper clutch. Tamiya include a 79T 48dp spur gear which is placed between two dark grey slipper pads and two aluminium slipper plates, then clamped down with a chunky slipper […]Read more "Tamiya TRF201XMW – The build – Part 2"
So my new 2wd is a Tamiya… which makes me the proud owner of a full fleet of Tamiya’s for my racing exploits! As you may already know the TRF201 originally came out in 2010 and was basically a Tamiya-ised copy of the Associated B4. Over the past few years, 2wd cars have changed dramatically, […]Read more "Tamiya TRF201XMW – The build – Part 1"